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Girls State Basketball Tournament Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Chiles Center at the University of Portland is playing host to the top 5A and 6A girls basketball teams in the state this week. The tournament started Wednesday with the 5A quarterfinal round.

[right] Melinda Ingalls leads Wilsonville to a 66-52 win over Crater Mar. 5 at the 5A state basketball tournament in Portland. Ingalls had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 10 steals for the Wildcats, who will play Hermiston in the semifinals Friday.

[left] Hermiston sophomore Shoni Schimmel flies out of control after a collision with Corvallis's Gabe Johnson in the second quarter of the Bulldogs 51-46 win. Schimmel was hurt on the play and sat out the rest of the second period, but returned to play after halftime. She led the Bulldogs with 14 points before fouling out late in the game.

[right] Gabe Johnson of Corvallis drives past Hermiston's Michelle Coombs. Johnson led the Spartans with 19 points and added 8 rebounds.

The 6A teams play their quarterfinal matches Thursday. You can find all the latest results and listen to the games on the OSAA website.