Kennedy v S Academy boys basketball state 030323

Kennedy's Ethan Kleinschmit (0) shoots while playing Salem Academy on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Pendleton Convention Center.

A three-point overtime loss to league rival Salem Academy kept the Kennedy High School boys basketball team from a shot at a 2A state title over the weekend.

After taking down a different league rival in No. 10 Santiam in the quarterfinals 56-46, the No. 2 Trojans drew No. 3 Salem Academy and battled to the end.