Brent Counts heads to the hoop in last year's playoffs.
Dec. 11, 6 p.m. home vs. Chemawa Dec. 12, 6 p.m. home vs. Creswell Dec. 17, 6 p.m. away vs. Jefferson Dec. 19, 6 p.m. home vs. Santiam Christian Dec. 26-28 South Salem tourney Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. away vs. Scio Jan. 10, 5:45 p.m. away vs. Sweet Home Jan. 14, 6 p.m. away vs. Pleasant Hill Jan. 17, 6 p.m. home vs. Salem Academy Jan. 24, 8 p.m. away vs. Chemawa Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. away vs. Harrisburg Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. away vs. Creswell Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. home vs. Jefferson Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. away vs. Santiam Christian Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. home vs, Scio Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. home vs. Pleasant Hill Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. away vs. Salem Academy Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. home vs. Harrisburg
SALEM — The boys from Blanchet Catholic took second in last season’s 3A tournament, getting past Catholic rivals De La Salle North Catholic and Valley Catholic. The Cavaliers were 27-5 overall. The team lost four to graduation and has given up height, particularly 6-foot-8 forward Brent Counts. Five returning seniors are expected to lead the team.