The view of One Center Court from press row was incredible for this small town sports reporter.
I can only imagine what it felt like to make a basket.
So I asked Camas High School basketball players Jordan Anderson, Trevor Jasinksy and Jordan Lenard after their game against Columbia Christian Friday, at the Moda Center.
“I got to play the game I love with my best friends on the biggest stage in basketball,” Jasinsky said.
Anderson, Jasinsky and Nick Lopes each delivered 10 points for the Papermakers. Lenard nailed a 3-pointer and finished the game with six points. Jasinsky stole the ball and dunked it through the hoop in one sequence. It would not be enough for Camas, as Columbia Christian won 76-50.
But still, the opportunity to dribble the ball on the same hardwood that the Portland Trail Blazers play on is unforgettable to these Papermakers.
“This is memory we will always share,” Lenard said. “We got to play in the Moda Center, walk through the same halls and be in the same locker room as NBA players.”
Camas wrestlers reach quarterfinals
Bryant Elliott and Tye Lommasson advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Pacific Coast Championships Friday, at Hudson’s Bay High School.
Elliott pinned David Velasco of Gresham, Ore., during the first round of the 132-pound bracket. Elliott then beat W.F. West’s Brandon Davis 16-9. Elliott will wrestle Saturday, at 10:35 a.m.
Lommasson pinned Noah Strand of Canby, Ore., in the first round of the 138-pound bracket. Lommasson also beat Zillah’s Joseph St. George 7-2. Lommasson will wrestle Saturday, at 10:42 a.m.
More wrestling Saturday
The Pacific Coast Championships continue Saturday, at Hudson's Bay High School.
The Washougal River Rumble begins Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., at Washougal High School.
Championship rounds occur Saturday evening at both tournaments. For updates, visit www.twitter.com/cwprsports.
Read more about all of these topics in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record.
See you on the sidelines.