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Live updates: Oregon (OSAA) high school boys basketball 6A state tournament championship game, Central Catholic vs. Roosevelt (3/9/2024)

Follow along for live updates from the OSAA 6A boys basketball final at the University of Portland's Chiles Center
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The Oregon 6A boys basketball state tournament wraps up Saturday with the championship game between No. 1 Central Catholic and No. 3 Roosevelt at the University of Portland's Chiles Center. 

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(most recent updates at the top) 

FINAL: Central Catholic 85, Roosevelt 76 — Rams win 2nd title ever, 1st since 1994, become first big-school football/basketball champs since 1984

24.2 secs left - Here comes CC's deep bench to get their chance to play in a championship game.

Timeout Roosevelt: Hill hits a deep 3 from the left wing, but probably too little, too late. CC 81-71 w 52 secs 4Q

Owen Nathan fouls out for Roosevelt with 118 left.

Timeout CC: Rams burn all 35 secs off shot clock, miss 3pt at buzzer, but Riders can't corral rebound, and ball goes OB back to CC. 77-65 216 4Q

Final media timeout: 341 4Q CC 75, Velt 60

Carr 25 pts, Zamir Paschal 17 pts for CC // Nathan 15 pts, Hill and Morris 11 each for Roosevelt

Timeout Central Catholic: Riders made a brief run to cut it to 13, but CC answers with back-to-back baskets, now lead 73-56 525 4Q

CC 16-1 run to end qtr, now have outscored Riders 39-11 since the technical foul

End 3rd: Central Catholic 66, Roosevelt 51 – this time, it's the Rams with the buzzer-beater after a missed FT w 3.7 seconds left, Zamir Paschel races upcourt to find Angelo for the poised 3 from NBA range

Since the technical foul with 141 in 2Q, Rams have outscored Riders 34-10

Timeout Roosevelt: Rams score 9 in a row out of the media timeout, push lead to 61-50 132 3Q

Carr hits a stepback 3 to give CC its first lead since late in the first quarter. Go into the media timeout with Rams up 52-50 329 3Q

Timeout Roosevelt: Rams open on fire, Isaac Carr showing why UO offered him, up to 20 pts after rattling in 3 from right wing. Riders lead down to 48-47 426 3Q

HALFTIME: Roosevelt 43, Central Catholic 36

Carr hits 2 FTs for original foul, then splits 2 for the T, and now gets fouled on drive to the basket. Hits both FTs ... CC now down 40-32 134 2Q

Second T on Roosevelt 141 2Q for taunting after a foul on a drive. Potential 6- or 7-point possession for Rams to get back into the game.

Riders shooting 54.5% (12 of 22) — including 6 of 7 from three-point range

Media timeout: Roosevelt up 33-23 after a pullup 3 by Terrence Hill Jr. that left Angelo flat-footed. 323 2Q

Zamir Paschel ends a 15-2 Roosevelt run with a three-point play. 28-21 510 2Q

Timeout Central Catholic: Riders open 2Q w 7-0 run fueled by (who else) Utrillo Morris, with 2 FTs after a steal and then a drive and dish to Syrius Owens. 25-18 618 2Q

And now Tony Angelo picks up foul #2 for CC and heads to the bench. Starting backcourt in foul trouble

5A boys final: Summit 52, Wilsonville 50 — Wildcats denied 3-peat while Summit finally gets over the hump after losing in finals past 2 years

End 1st: Roosevelt 18, Central Catholic 18 – quarter ends with a bit of deja vu, as CC shoots too early at end of period, allows Chance White to run out and get a layup as the buzzer sounds

Marley Zeller with back-to-back 3s for Rams, who are up 13-10 at the first media timeout 326 1Q. However, CC soph Zamir Paschal, the hero down the stretch in its semifinal win against Tualatin, finds himself again in early foul trouble and is sitting with 2 fouls in first 3 1/2 minutes.

Roosevelt faithful out in full voice! (Credit René Ferrán)

Roosevelt faithful out in full voice! (Credit René Ferrán)

Already an early T for taunting. Isaac Carr hits both FTs for Central Catholic. 5-5 529 1Q

Both student sections have a handful of seats left. The two sides for the "adults" virtually full. Anthem now

Quote from Roosevelt coach Jamarr Lawson about today's game:

"It’s bigger than basketball. We want to win a state championship. Don’t get me confused. But we want to make sure we are building better men and they have life skills that will be sustainable beyond basketball."

Quote from Central Catholic coach David Blue about today's game:

"It means a lot for this team, but for our school and community as well. Coach (Steve) Halligan, who was a mentor when I got the job at Central Catholic and who led that team (the 1984 champions), he passed away in the past year. And just the way that he supported me when I got the job, the type of person he was, it just feels good to maybe carry on and do something that he'd be proud of."

45 minutes to anthem and lineups, and already a solid crowd. OSAA announced last night the game was a sellout, so the atmosphere will be crazy!

Next up was the game no one wants to be in: the third-place game. Tualatin came back to defeat Beaverton 72-60, ending a disappointing week for the Metro League — 1-10 combined for its five entries in the boys and girls tournaments (and the only win came in a Metro v Metro matchup). 

Trophies for 4th and 6th were decided early this morning. 8 a.m. tip! Barlow defeated Grant 61-58 to take home fourth place.

Here's how the Roughriders got here: Roosevelt one win from delivering boys basketball title to Roughriders community: ‘I think the dream is finally going to come true’

Here's how the Rams punched their ticket: Central Catholic ends Tualatin’s reign over Oregon 6A boys basketball: ‘If you want to be the champion, you have to beat the champion’

Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.