Before Game Interviews: Mason Gill Sutherlin What are your Teams strengths this season,”We are a really unselfish team and anyone can score on our team.” With Catlin Gabel having so much height how will you adjust your game plan when driving to the lane,” I will probably use more pump fakes and pull up jumpers than I normally do, but I also will try to finish strong when I have the open lane.” Going into league what are your main goals,”Well we want to win league, but the game at Cascade Christian and at Brookings-Harbor will be competitive games.” Jett Sheng Catlin Gabel What will be the deciding factor if you were to pull off the upset today over Sutherlin,” I think the biggest thing Is to do what we did yesterday that got us here, moving the ball well and playing inside out with our posts.” What is your best play style as a team,” what we do best is playing good defense and moving the ball inside to 6’10” Jonah Zeller and really shooting the ball well.” What is your team's Strength this season,”Well we play really good defensively and that leads to good looks offensively. If we play good defense our offense should take care of itself.” This was a very competitive game throughout the first quarter as Jett Sheng had 9 points in the first 12 minutes of play. Sutherlin rebounded really well and had several second chance opportunities which kept them in the game. Sutherlin was playing decent but missed on a few shots in deep that could have made this a different game. Sutherlin plays a balanced game and everyone is involved on every possession and it seems everyone touches the ball each time down the floor. Sutherlin has a few guys that do a really good job of just playing basketball,Issac Horn,Brandon Carr and Josh Davis really compliment a really good point guard In Mason Gill. Halftime Score: Sutherlin 26 Catlin Gabel 20 Halftime Thoughts: Catlin Gabel should compete with De La Salle for the League Championship. We are not sure how close that game would be but if Catlin Gabel played well it could be a good game. Jett Sheng is playing really well and gets everyone involved, he appears to be a Top 2 point guard in 3a Basketball. Sutherlin is overall very solid and know how to play basketball. Solid from the outside and rebound really well without having a lot of height. Catlin Gabel will live and die with Jett Sheng, but if Eli Foster and Jonah Zeller can keep shooting well look for them to make the playoffs this season. Sutherlin should be winning by more but just can’t execute when given opportunities. This was a back and forth game throughout the second half with Sutherlin leading the whole way by 8-10 points. Jett Sheng kept Catlin Gabel in this game by leading both teams in scoring with 11 points mid Third Quarter. Sutherlin is really balanced with 4 players scoring more than 5 points by the mid third Quarter point in the game. Start of the Fourth Quarter Sutherlin 36 Catlin Gabel 25 Catlin Gabel made this a 36-30 game with a three pointer by Eli Foster, but Sutherlin responded quickly to push it to 45-30. Mason Gill and Brandon Carr both had 11 points with 3 minutes left in the Fourth Quarter. Catlin Gabel really made this close late as Jett Sheng poured in 26 points but it wasn't enough as Sutherlin won this one 59-51. Sutherlin is a really good team that is patient, shots high percentage shots and pass the ball really well. Watch for Sutherlin to get better as the season goes on and should reach Coos Bay with who they have on this team. However, Catlin Gabel is better than they were last season with young players maturing and Jett Sheng overall improving has really helped turn this team into a playoff caliber team. They might compete for the second spot in that league and should give a top 5 3a team a good look if they were to make the first round of the State Playoffs.