KLAMATH FALLS -- From the tip, the Mazama Vikings could taste a trip to the state quarterfinals. The 7th-ranked Vikings had to go through a tough 10th-ranked Philomath team first, which they made seem easy early on. Andrew Reynolds was hot from three and keyed the Vikings to their quick start.
The usual suspects, Trey Lopez and Aidan Schram contributed from outside as well. Mario Segura provided the force the Vikings needed inside as they fought off a surge in the late second, early third quarter from Philomath.
In the end, the Vikings were far too much to handle, picking up an impressive 61-44 win on the way to their first state tournament trip since 2011. Fans rushed the court after the game to celebrate as Valhalla Court hosted its final game of the 2017-18 season.
The rest of the Vikings' games will be played in Forest Grove at the state tournament. The quarterfinals will pit the Vikings against No. 2 Seaside, who topped No. 15 Gladstone, 43-32 in the first round. That game is at 8:15 p.m. at Forest Grove High School.