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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

'UnderDawgs' upset 'Devils, grab MVC's top seed to state


February 22, 2018

Gini Davis - The Creswell Chronicle

Trey Magnuson scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs in their upset of fourth-ranked Coquille on Saturday to capture the league's top state bid. Here, he scores against the Red Devils during Creswell's Senior Night game on Feb. 9.

After falling to Coquille 49-63 on Jan. 19 but just 58-61 in their Feb. 9 rematch the Creswell Bulldogs were the acknowledged "underDawgs" going into Saturday's game at the Red Devils' house to determine the Mountain Valley Conference's first and second seeds to state.

But coming off a 60-54 overtime league playoff win over Pleasant Hill on Feb. 14 the Dawgs already knew they were headed to state, and Coach Jesse Thomas said that allowed them to relax and "just play" their way to a 54-50 upset.

"It was a huge thing having that pressure off about going to state," Thomas said. "We knew we wer...

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