• Comets advance to Phoenix Invite title game

  • PHOENIX — Crater advanced to the championship game of the Phoenix Invitational, but it was hardly a smooth path.
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  • PHOENIX — Crater advanced to the championship game of the Phoenix Invitational, but it was hardly a smooth path.
    Cascade Christian grabbed a 13-point first-half lead before the Comets rallied for a 58-52 boys basketball victory Friday.
    The Comets (2-3) will meet Sutherlin, an 80-48 winner over Taft, at 4:45 p.m. today at Phoenix High.
    Crater missed its first eight shots and played catch-up the first two quarters, pulling within 34-29 by halftime.
    "That we dug ourselves that big hole and battled back is a good sign," said Comets coach John Parent. "I don't think we probably would have done that last year. That was encouraging, the kids all stuck together and dug deep to come out with a victory."
    Cody Dismukes had 16 points — including 12 in the second half — and 10 rebounds in the win, and Evan Erskine contributed 11 points and five assists.
    Crater outscored the Challengers (1-1) 17-8 in the third quarter.
    The biggest difference in Crater's second-half play was defense, and senior guard Tommy Stewart led the charge. He limited Cascade Christian floor leader Alex Miller to 1 of 5 shooting in the second half.
    "I thought that was the key to our second half, to tell you the truth," said Parent. "(Stephen) Joffer and (Cody) Coggins had most of their shots. To shut down Miller was key."
    Stewart scored 11 points and teammate Race Reiter had five rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (52) — Brown 2, Kammerzell 0, Joffer 12, Coggins 11, Knox 2, Miller 9, Sellers 12, Olson 2, Thompson 2. Totals: 23 4-11 52.
    CRATER (58) — Bennett 3, Stewart 11, Erskine 11, Marineau 0, Dismukes 16, Lane 2, Reiter 2, Asher 5, Orozco 0, Gustafson 0, Morgan 8. Totals: 23 11-18 58.
    Cascade Christian 22 12 8 10 — 52
    Crater 13 16 17 12 — 58
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Joffer 1, Coggins 1), Crater 1 (Dismukes 1). Fouled out — Joffer. Technical fouls — Morgan.
    PHOENIX 65, ST. MARY'S 43 — At Phoenix, Phoenix's guard combo of Tyson Morris and Joe Raffensperger combined for 37 points as the Pirates advanced to the fourth-place contest at the Phoenix Invitational.
    The Pirates (3-2) face South Umpqua today at 10:45 a.m.
    Morris recorded 22 points, 10 assists and five steals while Raffensperger went 6-for-9 from the field for 15 points. The sophomore Raffensperger has just two turnovers in five games.
    Jason Wyncoop added 10 points for the Pirates who shot 15-for-26 from the floor in the first half and finished 25 of 50.
    St. Mary's Kade Benton poured in 24 points.
    ST. MARY'S (43) — Benton 24, Marchini 6, Alvarez 4, Li 4, Crennen 3, Robino 2, Gambee 0, Lewis 0. Totals: 17 7-8 43.
    PHOENIX (65) — Morris 22, Raffensperger 15, Wyncoop 10, Leavens 6, Deras 4, Kotsios 4, Mayers 2, Janousek 2, H. Mahaffey 0, T. Mahaffey 0, Hague 0. Totals: 25 13-15 65.
    St. Mary's 7 10 13 13 — 43
    Phoenix 23 15 7 20 — 65
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Marchini 2), Phoenix 2 (Morris 2).
    PHOENIX 40, REEDSPORT 20 — At Phoenix, Alyssa Brown defended Reedsport's best player Kayla Doane as Phoenix held the Braves to five second-half points.
    Baylee Toney finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Phoenix (4-2).
    The Pirates play St. Mary's today for second place in the Phoenix Invitational.
    PHEONIX (40) — B. Tally 9, D. Tally 9, Skaff 3, Wyncoop 2, Toney 13, Hamilton 4, Brown 0, Wallack 0. Totals: 14 11-21 40.
    REEDSPORT (20) — Zetzsche 4, Manicke 2, White 2, Doane 12, Hedges 0, Glover 0, Richardson 0, Anderson 0, Cardoso 0. Totals: 9 2-4 20.
    Pheonix 10 14 12 4 — 40
    Reedsport 11 4 1 4 — 20
    3-point goals — Pheonix 1 (B. Tally).
    ST. MARY'S 58, KLAMATH UNION 45 — At Phoenix, Emily Alvarez scored 26 points for St.Mary's in the semifinals of the Phoenix Invitational.
    Junior Lillian Martin paced the undefeated Mustangs (9-0) with 12 points.
    ST. MARY'S (58) — DeBoer 2, Alvarez 26, Console 2, Eaton 2, Martin 12, Juncal 3, Vasey 4, Ramsay 2, Rothfus 5, Weiland 0, Barnum 0. Totals: 20 11-29 58.
    KLAMATH UNION (45) — Rice 4, Brown 10, Barock 5, Armstrong 16, Chovhalos 3, Newman 2, Wilder 5. Totals: 15 11-23 45.
    St.Mary's 19 15 10 14 — 58
    Klamath union 15 15 7 8 — 45
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 6 (Alvarez 5, Martin 1), Klamath Union 3 (Brown 1, Barock 1, Armstrong 1).
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 48, SOUTH UMPQUA 46 — Stephanie Croy made a field goal with 2.1 seconds left to lift Cascade Christian.
    Michelle Kinney pulled the Challengers (2-2) into a 46-all tie with a basket with 1:20 remaining, then Cascade Christian rebounded a missed shot at the other end, setting up Croy for the winner. She drove into the key and sank a floater.
    Kinney scored 16 points, including seven in the fourth quarter as the Challengers erased a five-point deficit. Sarah Miller scored 10 and Croy had eight points and nine rebounds.
    Cascade Christian plays Taft at 10:45 this morning.
    SOUTH UMPQUA (46) — Boyd 2, Maunu 2, Petterson 16, Kelley 3, Guilliford 19, Beebe 4, Lowell 0. Totals: 17 11-16 46.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (48) — Alvarez 3, Bales 2, Croy 8, Spani 9, Miller 10, Kinney 16, Battiato 0, Zimmerer 0, Auchard 0. Totals: 20 2-3 48.
    South Umpqua 8 13 17 8 — 46
    Cascade Christian 8 12 13 15 — 48
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 1 (Guilliford 1), Cascade Christian 6 (Alvarez 1, Spani 3, Kinney 2).
    TAFT 39, ROGUE RIVER 21 — At Phoenix, Jessie Wisniewski led Taft with 13 points as the Tigers went on to beat a Rogue River team starting three freshman.
    Emily Roldan led Rogue River (0-7) with 11 points.
    Taft (2-3) plays Cascade Christian at 10:45 a.m. today in the consolation game.
    TAFT (39) — Vasquez 2, Martin 0, Plechaty 0, Wilkinson 2, Adams 5, Daniels 0, Wisniewski 13, Taunton 4, Mason 6, Knudson 7, London 0, Camarena 0. Totals: 18 0-2 39.
    ROGUE RIVER (21) — Hamilton 2, Worthington 0, Downhill 3, Roldan 11, H. Lamar 0, B. Smith 0, M. Smith 5, Stiebs 0, T. Lamar 0. Totals: 7 4-9 21.
    Taft 7 14 10 8 — 39
    Rogue River 5 7 6 3 — 21
    3-point goals — Taft 2 (Adams 1, Wisniewski 1), Rogue River 3 (Downhill 1, Roldan 2).
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