The Premier High School Basketball Tourney in the Mid-Willamette Valley Features 16 Boys High School Teams and the Event’s Best Field Ever!
SALEM, OR; December 4, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Capitol City Classic will tip-off at Willamette University in Salem on Monday, December 18 and run five days through Friday, December 22.  The CCC will feature 16 boys’ high school teams, including 12 from Oregon and four from out-of-state. Today the event’s 2017 bracket was released, and it is available online at:
The Tournament’s new format is a five-day affair, featuring first round games in the late-afternoon or evening for every team on one of the first two days. So every team opens in the tourney at 4:00pm or later on either Monday, December 18 or Tuesday, December 19.
After the initial round is played, all 16 teams will compete in eight games apiece on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 20-22.
Opening Round Pairings & Schedule
(Gordie James Court at Willamette University)
Monday, December 18
4:00pm –  Corvallis Spartans vs. Skyview (WA) Storm
5:30pm –  Springfield Millers vs. Silverton Foxes
7:00pm –  Stayton Eagles vs. Wilsonville Wildcats
8:30pm –  McNary Celtics vs. Clackamas Cavaliers
Tuesday, December 19
4:00pm –  Crook County Cowboys vs. Woodcreek (CA) Timberwolves
5:30pm –  Lincoln Cardinals vs. Sprague Olympians
7:00pm –  Cleveland Warriors vs. Red Mountain (AZ) Lions
8:30pm –  North Salem Vikings vs. Mater Dei (CA) Crusaders
Wednesday, December 20 – Quarterfinals+ (8 games at WU)
Thursday, December 21 – Semifinals+ (8 games at WU)
Friday, December 22 – Championship+ (8 games at WU)
Sat, Dec 9-     All Day    CCC Youth Tourney presented by Cascade Sports Camp
Sun, Dec 10                  (McNary HS, Sprague HS, West Salem HS)
Wed, 12/20     5:45pm   Hope Orthopedic Skills Challenge
                                         (Gordie James Court, Willamette University)
                      6:00pm  Hampton Inn & Suites Salem Hot Shot Contest
                                         (Gordie James Court, Willamette University)
                      6:20pm  Capitol Auto Group 3-Point Contest
                                         (Gordie James Court, Willamette University)
   6:40pm  Les Schwab Tires Slam Dunk Contest
                                 (Gordie James Court, Willamette University)
Thu, 12/21      10:00am- Jingle Skills FREE Basketball Clinic
                      1:00pm   presented by Cascade Sports Camp
                                         (The Salem Hoop)
$8 –     Day Pass, good for admission to all games any one given day at CCC
$6 –     Seniors (65+)
$6 –     OACA Gold Cards
$6 –     Students (6-18)
$4 –     Students from Participating High Schools
Free –  5-and-under
$30 –   All Tourney Pass, good for admission to all CCC Games
$25 –   Courtside Day Pass, admission to all games courtside one day at CCC
$100-  Courtside All Tourney pass, admission to all games courtside at CCC
$110-  Family Pack (4 All Tourney Passes)
For more information or to buy tickets, please go to today; or buy them at the gate during the CCC.
Out-of-State Teams:

Mater Dei (CA) Crusaders (3-0)

(Chula Vista, CA; ’16-17 Record: 23-6) – Mater Dei is the defending Capitol City Classic champions under Coach Kenny Caesar.  The Crusaders return the nucleus of last year’s very good team, including 6’6 senior wing Trey Anderson and 6’4 sophomore wing Beon Riley, and they look to be formidable this season.
Skyview (WA) Storm (1-0)
(Vancouver, WA; ’16-17 Record: 14-9) – The Storm have a deep, experienced and athletic roster, and Coach Matt Gruhler’s team was the Washington 4A Greater St. Helen’s District Runners-Up last season. Skyview is looking to do even better in ’17-18.

Red Mountain (AZ) Lions (2-1)

(Mesa, AZ; ’16-17 Record: 18-9) – The Lions were the 2017 Arizona 6A East Valley Section Champions. Red Mountain returns a host of talented players, including two ranked in the Top 25 in Arizona, in 6’5 senior Timmy Allen, a University of Utah commit, and 6’7 junior post Andre Harris, another Division 1 prospect. The Lions should be among the tourney favorites.
Woodcreek (CA) Timberwolves (1-0)
(Roseville, CA; ’16-17 Record: 32-3) – The 2017 Northern California Open Division Champions, and California state Open Division runners-up.  Under Coach Paul Hayes, Woodcreek nearly won it all in California’s highest level of play last season.
Oregon Teams
Clackamas Cavaliers (0-1)
(Clackamas, OR; ’16-17 Record: 24-5) The Cavaliers were the Oregon Class 6A runners-up in 2017, losing in the state championship game to the Jefferson Democrats. First-year Coach Cameron Mitchell will guide Clackamas into its first appearance in the CCC.
Cleveland Warriors (0-1)
(Portland, OR; ’16-17: Qualified for Class 6A Play-in Game) The Warriors earned an Oregon Class 6A play-in playoff berth in 2017, losing to the Barlow Bruins. First-year Coach Dondrale Campbell takes over for Cleveland in their first appearance in the CCC.

Corvallis Spartans (0-0)
(Corvallis, OR; ’16-17 Record: 15-9) The Spartans, always competitive under Coach Ross Duerfeldt, were Mid-Willamette Valley Conference runners-up last season.
Crook County Cowboys (0-1)
(Prineville, OR) The Cowboys make the trip from Prineville to compete in the school’s first Capitol City Classic.

Lincoln Cardinals (0-0)
(Portland, OR; ’16-17 Record: 14-10) Under Coach Pat Adelman, Lincoln finished 3rd in the Portland Interscholastic League last season and finished with a 14-10 record. While they made the Sweet 16 in the OSAA 6A State Tournament in March, many believe the Cardinals – who had only two seniors on their roster last year – will make more noise this season.
McNary Celtics (1-0)
(Keizer, OR; ’16-17 Record: 19-7) – The Celtics had another fine season last year, finishing in the upper tier of the Greater Valley Conference and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the OSAA 6A State Tournament. McNary and Coach Ryan Kirch will be competing in their 2nd consecutive Capitol City Classic this year.
North Salem Vikings (0-2)
(Salem, OR) The Vikings will make their first appearance in the Capitol City Classic under Coach Cameron McCormick.

Silverton Foxes (0-0)
(Silverton, OR; ’16-17 Record: 12-14 ) –  Silverton under new coach Jamie McCarty returns a veteran roster led by 6’4 senior wing Cade Roth, 6’4 junior wing Levi Neilsen and 5’11 sophomore point guard David Gonzalez.  The Foxes are the prohibitive favorites to win Oregon’s tough 5A Mid-Willamette Valley League this year.
Sprague Olympians (0-1)
(Salem, OR; ’16-17: 18-6) – The Olympians are coming off a banner season, highlighted by their first Greater Valley Conference championship in 20 years and a trip to the second round of the OSAA 6A State Tournament. The Oly’s will be led by veteran Coach Steve Masten and are feature a bruising post in 6’7 senior Teagan Quitoriano, an Oregon Duck football commit, and 6’2 junior wing Jailen Hammer.
Springfield Millers (2-1)
(Springfield, OR; ’16-17 Record: 20-5) – The Millers finished runners up in the tough Oregon 5A Midwestern League last season, but return a nucleus of talented young players that has Coach Eric Orton and Springfield fans excited for the 2017-2018 season.
Stayton Eagles (0-1)
(Stayton, OR) The Eagles feature 6’8 Kaleb Anundi and 6’7 Riley Nicol, two juniors who should give Coach Joseph Kiser a team that makes a run in the 4A Oregon West Conference.

Wilsonville Wildcats (3-0)
(Wilsonville, OR; ’16-17 Record: 27-1) – The Wildcats won the second of back-to-back Oregon 5A State Championships in 2017. Hit heavy by graduation (Zach Reichle/Oregon State, Harrison Steiger/Oregon Tech), Wilsonville returns two starters in senior guard Caleb Larsen and junior guard Jack Roche, as well as last year’s 6th-man in senior post Zac Rossetti.