• Challenger girls claim New Year's title

  • SALEM — Ali Spani and Alaina Thomson each had 17 points to help guide the Cascade Christian girls basketball team to a 60-41 triumph over Salem Academy in the eight-school Crusader New Year's Invitational championship on Saturday.
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  • SALEM — Ali Spani and Alaina Thomson each had 17 points to help guide the Cascade Christian girls basketball team to a 60-41 triumph over Salem Academy in the eight-school Crusader New Year's Invitational championship on Saturday.
    The Challengers, who have won four straight, buried 10 3-pointers against the Crusaders. Spani sank five triples and Thomson nailed three.
    Cascade Christian held a 34-24 lead at halftime and owned a 20-point advantage after three quarters.
    "We shot the ball real well tonight and got off to a hot start," said Cascade Christian head coach Marvin Denman. "We had a lot of people playing together, and we're starting to really jell. Playing in a three-day tourney like this brought us together."
    Stephanie Croy turned in 12 points and nine rebounds, Michelle Kinney had eight assists and six points and Thomson added nine rebounds for the Challengers (7-5).
    "(Kinney) was making sure everyone was getting the ball and distributing," Denman said.
    Rachel Parker paced Salem Academy (4-7) with 12 points.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (60) — Spani 17, Thomson 17, Bales 2, Croy 12, Miller 2, Kinney 6, Auchard 4, Hooper 0, Alvarez 0, Battiato 0, Zimmerer 0, Reen 0. Totals: 24 2-6 60.
    SALEM ACADEMY (41) — Parker 12, Rawlins 9, Crager 10, Robbins 3, Brawley 6, Schmidt 1, Monroy 0, Vanderstoel 0, Hardy 0. Totals: 15 8-12 41.
    Cascade Christian 15 19 17 9 — 60
    Salem Academy 8 16 7 10 — 41
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 10 (Spani 5, Kinney 2, Thomson 3), Salem Academy 3 (Rawlins 2, Parker 1).
    EAGLE POINT 60, LAKEVIEW 48 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point downed Class 3A Lakeview (8-4) to improve to 12-3 overall.
    No details were reported.
    PHOENIX 57, NORTH BEND 28 — At North Bend, Phoenix, coming off two straight losses to one of the state's best teams, got back on track in a nonconference contest postponed earlier by bad weather.
    Bailee Tally scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Pirates (8-4), who had lost consecutive games to Mazama by an average of 24.5 points. The Vikings, No. 2 in the OSAA Class 4A rankings, beat the Pirates in a holiday tournament title game, then in the Skyline Conference opener Friday.
    Tally scored 10 of her points in the first half of the third quarter, and Phoenix limited North Bend to eight second-half points.
    Kasey Hamilton added 10 points, and Delanie Tally had six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
    PHOENIX (57) — B. Tally 23, D. Tally 3, Skaff 9, Marshall 4, Toney 6, Hamilton 10, Brown 2, Wallack 0. Totals: 21 11-17 57.
    NORTH BEND (28) — Ring 3, Pawley 2, Spence 6, Collicott 5, Weddington 1, Oman 7, Barker 4, Williams 0, Hobson 0, Wilkinson 0, Edwards 0. Totals: 10 7-18 28.
    Phoenix 12 16 14 15 — 57
    North Bend 8 12 3 5 — 28
    3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (B. Tally 3, Skaff 1), North Bend 1 (Collicott 1). Fouled out — Barker, Collicott.
    JV result — North Bend won.
    PROSPECT 47, RV ADVENTIST 34 — At Prospect, Halee Hedgpeth scored 18 points as Prospect pulled away after a slow start in the Mountain Valley League game.
    The teams were tied at 3 after one quarter.
    Hannah Bailey added 11 points for the Cougars (3-5, 1-2 MVL).
    Ashton Petray led Rogue Valley Adventist (2-7, 0-3) with 11 points. Kendra Haugen chipped in seven rebounds and five steals, and Kaelyn Scott had nine points.
    RV ADVENTIST (34) — Petray 11, Haddad 0, Scott 9, Zamora 0, Bates 2, Gilmore 6, Haugen 6. Totals: 11-64 6-12 34.
    PROSPECT (47) — H. Hedgpeth 18, Bailey 11, Latona 0, Raines 0, M. Hedgpeth 5, Sizemore 0, Lass 9, Pinkerton 2, VanWormer 2, Biando 0. Totals: 21-60 5-13 47.
    RV Adventist 3 6 10 15 — 34
    Prospect 3 14 15 15 — 47
    3-point goals — RV Adventist 6 (Petray 3, Scott 3).
    TRIAD 46, BUTTE FALLS 31 — At Butte Falls, Triad outscored Butte Falls 31-12 in the first half, leading to the Loggers' first Mountain Valley League loss.
    Tamika Funk tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and nine steals for Butte Falls (7-4, 3-1 MVL), Sierra Kirkpatrick had eight points and nine rebounds and Joli Hobbs11 boards.
    TRIAD (46) — E. Vanover 13, Eskildson 0, Kim 0, Bonner 0, Powless 18, J. Vanover 0, Li 0, Hamel 0, S. Estabrook 9, E. Estabrook 6, Stiller 0. Totals: 19 4-8 46.
    BUTTE FALLS (31) — Kirkpatrick 8, Funk 11, Stubbs 0, Weaver 4, O'Keefe 2, White 0, Hobbs 4, Salo-Davis 0, Creech 2. Totals: 15 0-3 31.
    Triad 12 19 7 8 — 46
    Butte Falls 6 6 7 12 — 31
    3-point goals — Triad 4 (E. Vanover 1, Powless 2, S. Estabrook 1), Butte Falls 1 (Funk 1).
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