Damien Edges Owyhee, 56-53, in Tuesday’s Second Round of the Classic at Damien; Kaleb Smith Scores 15 Points

Dec 29 2021 12:48:46

Boys Basketball:

The boys from Meridian, Idaho, gave Damien a serious challenge on Tuesday night.

The Spartans, though, edged Owyhee, 56-53, in the quarterfinal round of the Classic at Damien’s Platinum Division.

Kaleb Smith scored six of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Liam Campbell led all scorers with 19 points, including nine in a third quarter that saw the Storm outscore the Spartans, 16-7.

Preston Sherburne and Jackson Rogers chipped in nine points apiece for Owyhee.

Jimmy Oladokun contributed 13 points, while Spivey Word had 10 and RJ Smith added nine points in the win.

Owyhee’s three-point margin of defeat tied Riverside Poly as the closest games Damien has faced all season.

Up next: Damien and Riverside Poly meet up Wednesday night at 8:30.

Box Score:
O: 13-9-16-15-(53)
D: 11-21-7-17-(56)

Owyhee scoring: Liam Campbell 19, Preston Sherburne 9, Jackson Rogers 9, Titas Bailey 8, Mac Savedra 3

Damien scoring: Kaleb Smith 15, Jimmy Oladokun 13, Spivey Word 10, RJ Smith 9, Bradley Xie 5, Elijah Brown 4

Records: Owyhee (4-3); (Damien (16-0)