• Willamette cruises past Comets

  • CENTRAL POINT — Alexis Bando and Brittany Glassow combined for 43 points as the experienced Willamette Wolverines had their way with the green Crater Comets, 82-49, in a nonconference game Saturday at Scenic Middle School.
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  • CENTRAL POINT — Alexis Bando and Brittany Glassow combined for 43 points as the experienced Willamette Wolverines had their way with the green Crater Comets, 82-49, in a nonconference game Saturday at Scenic Middle School.
    Bando scored 23 points and Glassow added 20 for Willamette, the 2012 Class 5A runner-up.
    The Wolverines torched Crater's defense with eight layups in the first quarter to jump out to a 23-9 lead. The Comets tightened up after that, even outscoring the visitors 17-15 in the third, but could not recover.
    "It was kind of a polar opposite situation," Crater head coach JT Thomas said. "We have a crew that's very young — two seniors on our whole team. We're young, we're capable, but we just lack experience, and we got started against the likely No. 2 team in the state in 5A."
    Courtney Setzer scored 15 points, Becca Heard added seven and Monica Heard six to lead Crater.
    Both teams were playing their season opener.
    Thomas said the game provided a valuable lesson for his Comets, who next face Sheldon at the Luke Roth Tipoff Tournament next Friday.
    "We knew it was going to be a tough afternoon going in, but the main thing is we needed the physicality of the game, which we got," Thomas said. "I guess it's a work in progress."
    WILLAMETTE (82) — Bando 23, Glassow 20, Osborne 9, Baumgartner 7, Gamdill 5, Wright 5, Kast 5, Munkes 5, Josh 3, Worthen 0. Totals: 28 23-32 82.
    CRATER (49) — Setzer 15, B. Heard 7, M. Heard 6, C. Scott 5, B. Scott 5, Ryerson 4, E. Gavin 4, J. Gavin 2, Bascom 1, Fahndrich 0, Oles 0. Totals: 13 19-24 49.
    Willamette 23 21 15 23 — 82
    Crater 9 11 17 12 — 49
    3-point goals —Willamette 3 (Bando 1, Baumgartner 1, Josh 1), Crater 4 (C. Scott 1, B. Scott 1, M. Heard 1, B. Heard 1).
    JV result — Crater won.
    GRANTS PASS 45, MCNARY 36 — At Eugene, Kayla Bice and Alexa Phillips each scored 14 points to lead Grants Pass in a consolation game of the Connor Ausland Memorial Tipoff Tournament at South Eugene High.
    The Cavers (1-1) opened a 20-15 lead by halftime.
    MCNARY (36) — Keeton 6, Titchenal 2, Ernest 0, Peterson 11, Koenig 2, Hingston 6, Rice 0, Darras 2, Hudgins 3, Strand 4. Totals: 12 10-18 36.
    GRANTS PASS (45) — Miller 2, Bice 14, Jordan 4, Nott 0, Phillips 14, Blacksmith 0, Davidson 4, Potter 5, Henderson 2. Totals: 17 10-14 45.
    McNary 11 4 12 9 — 36
    Grants Pass 12 8 18 6 — 45
    3-point goals — McNary 2 (Keaton 2), Grants Pass 1 (Davidson 1).
    NORTH VALLEY 60, EAGLE POINT 51 — At Eagle Point, Kenzie Schmoll hit 15 of 16 free throws en route to 19 points and Lexi Pittman added 18 points and 12 rebounds as North Valley used a strong fourth quarter to pull away in a nonconference game.
    The Knights (1-1) outscored the Eagles (1-1) 16-9 in the final frame.
    Casie Johnson scored 25 points to pace Eagle Point.
    NORTH VALLEY (60) — Schmoll 19, Scott 12, McElheran 6, Mohr 3, Pittman 18, Dart 2, Werner 0. Totals: 18 20-28 60.
    EAGLE POINT (51) — Cooper 5, May 7, Johnson 25, Cowden 3, Wood 7, Bradshaw 2, Pena 2, Hoeffy 0. Totals: 19 10-16 51.
    North Valley 8 14 22 16 — 60
    Eagle Point 12 10 20 9 — 51
    3-point goals — North Valley 4 (Pittman 4), Eagle Point 3 (Cooper 1, Cowden 1, Wood 1). Fouled out — May, Pena.
    JV result — Eagle Point won.
    ASHLAND 59, KLAMATH UNION 42 — At Yreka, Calif., sophomores Michaela Dunn and Georgia Williams combined for 43 points as Ashland took third place in the Yreka Miners Invitational.
    Dunn hit three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 25 points and Williams 18 for the Grizzlies (2-1), who raced out to a 39-18 halftime lead.
    Klamath Union (1-2) was led by Cassady Brown's nine points and Heather Brock's eight.
    KLAMATH UNION (42) — M. Rice 6, Brown 9, Brock 8, Pimentel 2, Armstrong 9, Bhoukalos 6, Newman 2. Totals: 17 6-14 42.
    ASHLAND (59) — Williams 18, Winner 0, Kuykendall 2, Teixeria 2, Dunn 25, Henderson-Brazie 0, Kasiah 7, Walker 0, Read 2, Thornton 2, Brookins 4. Totals: 21 12-19 59.
    Klamath Union 8 10 11 13 — 42
    Ashland 15 24 10 10 — 59
    3-point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Brown 1, Armstrong 1), Ashland 5 (Dunn 3, Williams 2). Fouled out — Armstrong.
    GLENDALE 43, BUTTE FALLS 22 — At Canyonville, Butte Falls struggled from the free throw line and had to settle for second place in the Canyonville Christian Academy tournament.
    Joli Hobbs had eight points and seven rebounds to lead the Loggers (1-1), Tamika Funk added seven points and eight steals and Sierra Kirkpatrick five points and six steals.
    Butte Falls hit just 8 of 17 free throws and was held to one point in the third quarter.
    GLENDALE (43) — Humphres 0, Dillard 0, Charlton 0, Brockelmeyer 0, Henry 14, Stewart 0, Satterwight 0, McGuire 10, Lb. Silva 0, Staten 7, Davis 0, Le. Silva 12. Totals: 16 11-16 43.
    BUTTE FALLS (22) — Kirkpatrick 5, Funk 7, Stubbs 0, Weaver 2, O'Keefe 0, White 0, Hobbs 8, Solo-Davis 0, Creech 0. Totals: 7 8-17 22.
    Glendale 6 12 10 15 — 43
    Butte Falls 5 5 1 11 — 22
    Fouled out — Kirkpatrick, Hobbs.
    ST. MARY'S 62, DEL NORTE 40 — At Yreka, Emily Alvarez scored 20 points for St. Mary's as the Crusaders clinched the Yreka Invitational.
    With St. Mary's trailing by three late in the third quarter, Alvarez, who earned tournament MVP honors, made three consecutive layups to push her team to victory.
    Lillian Martin held Yreka's Brittany Marady, who scored 26 earlier in the tournament, to 12 points.
    St. Mary's went 3-0 in the seven-team tournament.
    ST. MARY'S (62) — Deboer 2, E. Alvarez 20, Console 2, Eaton 4, Martin 9, Juncal 6, Rothfus 6, Ramsay 9, Barnum 4, Vasey 0. Totals: 25 9-15 62.
    DEL NORTE (40) — Yang 0, Cheland 4, Clemann 5, Collin 0, Marady 12, Swinger 0, Card 14, Lofton 5. Totals: 14 10-19 40.
    St. Mary's 12 12 17 20 — 62
    Del Norte 6 14 12 8 — 40
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 4 (E. Alvarez 3, Martin 1), Del Norte 2 (Marady 1, Card 1).
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