By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team continued its struggle through a tough season with two losses last week.
The boys fell to North Salem High School 63-50 and Sprague High School 62-49. While the team has yet to break a losing skid since the beginning of Central Valley Conference play, Head Coach Ryan Kirch had high hopes for games against the McKay and West Salem high schools this week.
“They’re both teams that we’ve had leads on going into the last four minutes of the game the first time around and it’s an opportunity to build some confidence headed into the seeding tournament next week,” Kirch said.
The team’s conference record, 0-8, doesn’t reflect the narrow misses they’ve had, but the outcomes of each have come down to the final minutes of nearly every game.
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