• Challengers come up shy against Dayton

  • Cascade Christian's game-winning shot attempt was blocked with two seconds left to allow Dayton to advance to the Unlimited Division championship game at the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic on Friday.

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  • Cascade Christian's game-winning shot attempt was blocked with two seconds left to allow Dayton to advance to the Unlimited Division championship game at the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic on Friday.
    The boys basketball semifinal was a matchup of the same schools that met in the Class 3A football state championship a few weeks ago, with the Pirates again coming out on top, this time by a 39-38 margin at Cascade Christian High.
    Nathan Bernards led Dayton with 14 points and Justin Sutton added 11 for the Pirates (6-3), who will face North Valley in tonight's championship game.
    Alex Miller led all scorers with 15 points and Cody Coggins made three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points for the Challengers (5-1), who led 28-27 going into the fourth in a closely played contest.
    Cascade Christian will host Santiam Christian at 3:45 p.m. today in the tournament's third-place final.
    DAYTON (39) — Jones 2, Hedgecock 3, Bernards 14, Spink 5, Nowlin 0, Sutton 11, White 4, Ashley 0. Totals: 15 6-10 39.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (38) — Brown 0, Kammerzell 0, Joffer 3, Coggins 11, Miller 15, Sellers 7, Thompson 2. Totals: 14 6-9 38.
    Dayton 8 13 6 12 — 39
    Cascade Christian 12 10 6 10 — 38
    3-point goals — Dayton 3 (Bernards 1, Hedgecock 1, Spink 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Coggins 3, Miller 1).
    NORTH VALLEY 65, SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 42 — Junior guard Cameron Lyon led three players in double figures as Class 4A top-ranked North Valley advanced into the championship game in the Unlimited Division at Cascade Christian High.
    Lyon registered a game-high 19 points, while senior post JJ Chirnside chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds and Wyatt McCue 13 points and eight rebounds.
    The undefeated Knights (9-0) led 31-19 at halftime and built a 23-point fourth-quarter advantage.
    North Valley outrebounded its Class 3A opponent, 42-28.
    NORTH VALLEY (65) — Brazille 0, Burke 4, Tappan 0, Vodicka 4, Morsa 6, McCue 13, Calzada 4, Pina 0, Lyon 19, Chirnside 15. Totals: 27-55 7-7 65.
    SANTIAM CHRISTIAN (42) — Risinger 10, Brown 0, Janzi 6, Hall 13, Horn 2, Roderick 0, Patterson 0, Archer 0, Ropp 7, Shelby 2, Crosby 0, Fullbright 2. Totals: 15-54 4-8 42.
    North Valley 16 15 13 21 — 65
    Santiam Christian 11 8 12 11 — 42
    3-point goals — North Valley 4-10 (Morsa 2, McCue 1, Lyon 1), Santiam Christian 8-28 (Risinger 2, Janzi 2, Hall 2, Ropp 2).
    PHOENIX 52, MAZAMA 40 — Senior guard Dakota Kotsios had 12 points and 13 rebounds and senior forward Hunter Mahaffey had 10 points and 13 rebounds as Phoenix used a 40-17 rebound advantage to overcome 20 turnovers in the Unlimited Division consolation bracket at Cascade Christian High.
    Jason Wyncoop added seven points and eight rebounds and sophomore Joey Raffensperger filled in admirably for starting point guard Tyson Morris, who fouled out in the third quarter, helping Phoenix (4-4) advance to today's fourth-place game against Illinois Valley.
    Also for Phoenix, Kotsios and Mahaffey combined to hit 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to help keep Mazama (6-5) at bay.
    Jimmy Marquit scored 20 points for the Vikings.
    MAZAMA (40) — Marquit 20, Ford 11, Moore 4, Crowell 2, Lancaster 2, Healy 1, Schram 0, Alaquinez 0, Sheadel 0. Totals: 14-46 11-17 40.
    PHOENIX (52) — Kotsios 12, Mahaffey 10, Leavens 10, Morris 5, Raffensperger 5, Wyncoop 8, Deras 2, Mayers 0. Totals: 17-35 16-23 52.
    Mazama 6 8 11 15 — 40
    Phoenix 16 12 12 12 — 52
    3-point goals — Mazama 1 (Marquit 1), Phoenix 2 (Wyncoop 1, Morris 1). Fouled out — Morris. Technical fouls — Deras, Morris.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 57, UMATILLA 43 — At Phoenix, Zach Welch, a junior guard, scored a game-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals as Illinois Valley registered a victory in the Unlimited Division consolation bracket.
    Mack Epple added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars and Chaise Robbins chipped in 16 points. Illinois Valley (3-6) had 15 steals.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (57) — Welch 21, Hoelzle 4, Sanchez 2, Epple 12, Robbins 16, Davis 2. Totals: 24 8-14 57.
    UMATILLA (43) — Dominguez 20, Snyder 2, Jaime 1, Rubio 6, Contreras 4, Bernal 2, Kennedy 4, Simmons 4. Totals: 17 6-10 43
    Illinois Valley 15 5 20 17 — 57
    Umatilla 8 6 17 12 — 43
    3-point goals—Illinois Valley 1 (Welch 1), Umatilla 3 (Dominguez 3).
    ROGUE RIVER 68, GLENDALE 36 — At Phoenix, Rogue River made all seven of its 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to the second-day win in the Varsity Division.
    Shawn Donahue led Rogue River (4-5) with 19 points and Andy Valencia added 10 points, eight assists and five rebounds.
    Antonio Loghry led Glendale (0-5) with 13 points.
    GLENDALE (36) — Bing 10, Stewart 5, Rodriguez 0, Lopez 2, Dickson 4, Loghry 13, Hays 2, Paoli 0, Charlton 0, Sparks 0, Moody 0, Dillard 0. Totals: 12 11-23 36.
    ROGUE RIVER (68) — Valencia 10, Campbell 11, Donahue 19, Ehrhardt 5, Murphy 0, Strickland 0, Schmidt 6, Milligan 6, Gretz 7, Lawson 4. Totals: 27 7-17 68.
    Glendale 5 8 13 10 — 36
    Rogue River 25 18 12 13 — 68
    3-point goals — Glendale 1 (Stewart 1), Rogue River 7 (Valencia 2, Campbell 1, Donahue 3, Schmidt 1).
    NORTH VALLEY JV 46, BUTTE FALLS 23 — At Phoenix, CJ Sutton scored seven points to pace Butte Falls, which fell to 0-2 in the Varsity Division.
    Alex Cool-Hunsaker added eight rebounds for the Loggers (2-6), who face Cascade Christian JV at 2 p.m. today.
    BUTTE FALLS (23) — Sutton 7, Givens 4, Marley 1, E. Bateman 5, W. Bateman 4, McGonagle 2, Cool-Hunsaker 0, Cool 0. Totals: 8 5-6 23.
    NORTH VALLEY JV (46) — Whitmore 14, Martz 2, Olmstead 11, Thompson 7, Nelson 10, Fairman 2, Bethel 0, Estisas 0, Davis 0, Morris 0, Webster 0. Totals: 20 2-4 46.
    Butte Falls 7 6 2 8 — 23
    North Valley 21 4 10 11 — 46
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (E. Bateman 1, Sutton 1), North Valley 4 (Nelson 2, Thompson 1, Olmstead 1).
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