Tennessee’s signees from Oregon went one for two on state championships Saturday night.
Guard Jordan Reynolds and Portland Central Catholic won the Class 6A girls basketball title, beating Medford 57-36. The 5-foot-10 Reynolds, the reigning 6A player of the year, scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. She also recorded five assists and five steals in helping her school win its first state girls title.
She transferred to Central Catholic as a junior after winning a 5A championship at Jefferson.
Meanwhile, center Mercedes Russell and two-time defending champion Springfield lost to Willamette 48-41 in the 5A final. The 6-foot-5 Russell, who had scored 61 points in two tournament games preceding the final, was held to 12 points and nine shots by Willamette, which swarmed her inside.
Russell finished her high school career as the third leading scorer in Oregon girls history with 2,286 points.
— Dan Fleser