COOS BAY — Dayton’s boys will get a chance to defend their Class 3A title after beating West Valley League rival Santiam Christian 59-47 in the semifinals Friday night.
The Pirates will face top-ranked De La Salle North Catholic, which earlier beat Blanchet Catholic.
Tanner Lewis had 18 points and Braeden Nowlin had 14 as the Pirates overcame a challenge from the Eagles.
Zach Baugher had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Santiam Christian and Josh Baugher added 11 points.
The Eagles meet Blanchet Catholic for third place Saturday afternoon.