• Challengers regroup, dominate Bonanza

  • Two minutes into the third quarter, Cascade Christian's starters were summoned to the bench for good. They had earned the rest.
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  • Two minutes into the third quarter, Cascade Christian's starters were summoned to the bench for good. They had earned the rest.
    The Challengers dominated the boards and raced out to a 47-13 halftime lead en route to a 79-28 blowout win over Bonanza on Tueday in nonconference boys basketball at Cascade Christian High School.
    Seth Knox had six points and eight rebounds and David Sellers added 10 points and seven rebounds as Cascade Christian (7-4) won the battle of the boards, 48-21, in an inspired effort that followed a subpar performance at last week's Salem Academy tournament.
    "We came out with a lot of intensity," Cascade Christian coach Brian Morse said. "After the first four minutes of the game we were still tied at 4-all "… then we busted out the last four minutes — we scored 17 points — and that got us going. We started attacking, getting offensive rebounds and putbacks, and that kind of opened up the floodgates."
    The Challengers, who also got 12 points from Jake Brown and 10 from Alex Miller, finished with 20 offensive rebounds.
    "That was one the things we emphasized, to crash the boards offensively," Morse added.
    Bonanza lost for the fourth time in its last five games to fall to 7-8.
    BONANZA (28) — Salazar 0, Hess 4, Parra 0, Rivera 2, Merkley 0, Madera 8, Decker 0, Wels 0, Pitcock 0, Luttrell 0, Robuck 4, Angel 10. Totals: 10 8-11 28.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (79) — Brown 12, Miller 10, Sellers 10, Laws 8, Kammerzell 7, Joffer 5, Coggins 4, Battiato 0, Knox 6, Alvarez 4, Olson 7, Thompson 6. Totals: 29 16-58 79.
    Bonanza 8 5 9 6 — 28
    Cascade Christian 21 26 10 22 — 79
    3-point goals — Cascade Christan 5 (Brown 1, Kammerzell 2, Miller 2). Fouled out — Robuck, Angel.
    JV result — Cascade Christan won.
    ST. MARY'S 53, ROGUE RIVER 33 — Connor Vinyard turned in 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks to lead St. Mary's in Southern Cascade Hybrid action.
    Kade Benton chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and two steals and Michael Crennen added 11 points for the Crusaders (5-10, 1-0 SCH), who led 20-13 at halftime and used a 17-8 surge in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Andy Valencia had nine points and four steals and Shawn Donahue eight points and six rebounds for Rogue River (5-8, 0-1).
    ROGUE RIVER (33) — Valencia 9, Campbell 6, Donahue 8, Ehrhardt 6, Strickland 2, Lawson 2, Perston 0, Murphy 0, Gretz 0. Totals: 12 8-15 33.
    ST. MARY'S (53) — Vinyard 17, Crennen 11, Marchini 2, Lewis 7, Benton 13, Eaton 2, Li 1, Robino 0, Conway 0, Chen 0. Totals: 21 9-14 53.
    Rogue River 11 2 12 8 — 33
    St. Mary's 11 9 16 17 — 53
    3-point goals — Rogue River 1 (Ehrhardt 1), St. Mary's 2 (Lewis 1, Benton 1). Fouled out — Donahue.
    JV result — St. Mary's won.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 59, LOST RIVER 46 — At Cave Junction, Illinois Valley's Mack Epple turned in 31 points and 13 rebounds and the Cougars saved their best for last in the nonconference game, outscoring Lost River 20-3 in the final quarter.
    Chaise Robbins added 11 points for the Cougars (3-8), whose rally was sparked by Jovany Sanchez's five fourth-period steals.
    Andrew Taylor had 15 points for Lost River (5-10).
    LOST RIVER (46) — O'Grady 2, Tan. Stradley 2, Taylor 15, Leon 9, Burch 9, Tra. Stradley 2, Hogue 2, Romos 5, Brewer 0, Thompson 0, Beyerlin 0. Totals: 18 8-12 46.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (59) — Hoelzle 3, Epple 31, Welch 8, Robbins 11, Davis 6, Sanchez 0, Thompson 0, Nordal 0. Totals: 25 8-15 59.
    Lost River 13 16 14 3 — 46
    Illinois Valley 13 15 11 20 — 59
    3-point goals — Lost River 2 (Taylor 2), Illinois Valley 1 (Robbins 1). Fouled out — Burch.
    JV result — Illinois Valley won.
    HENLEY 54, PHOENIX 38 — At Klamath Falls, after trailing into the second quarter, Henley gradually pulled away in the Skyline game, getting 12 points from Jesse Hilyard.
    For the Pirates (5-7, 0-2 Sky), Tyson Morris scored 13.
    PHOENIX (38) — Morris 13, T. Mahaffey 0, Raffensperger 4, Mayers 1, Hague 0, Leavens 5, Wyncoop 3, Deras 4, Kotsios 8, Champion 0. Totals: 14 8-16 38.
    HENLEY (54) — Dykstra 2, Greif 0, Seater 6, Overstreet 4, Hilyard 12, Campbell 3, Peterson 4, Mitchell 10, Mueller 7, Crain 6. Totals: 18 11-21 54.
    Phoenix 11 6 14 7 — 38
    Henley 8 17 16 13 — 54
    3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Leavens 1, Wyncoop 1), Henley 7 (Seater 2, Overstreet 1, Hilyard 2, Campbell 1, Mitchell 1).
    JV result — Henley won.
    NORTH VALLEY 85, MAZAMA 61 — At Klamath Falls, JJ Chirnside had 27 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks and two assists for North Valley in the Skyline game.
    The Knights (12-0, 2-0 Sky) pulled away from a 42-36 halftime advantage.
    Cameron Lyon added 23 points and four rebounds for North Valley, and Chris Morsa scored 21.
    NORTH VALLEY (85) — Chirnside 27, Lyon 23, Morsa 21, Vodicka 9, Burke 2, Tappan 2, Olmstead 1, Calzada 0, Pina 0, Thompson 0, Fairman 0, Nelson 0, Eskitgis 0. Totals: 32 13-21 85.
    MAZAMA (61) — Ford 20, Schram 13, Crowell 10, Marquit 10, Lancaster 2, Alaquinez 2, Sheadel 2, Rose 2, Healy 0, Moore 0. Totals: 22 10-14 61.
    North Valley 23 19 23 20 — 85
    Mazama 16 20 14 11 — 61
    3-point goals — North Valley 8 (Morsa 4, Lyon 4), Mazama 7 (Ford 4, Schram 3). Fouled out — Healy.
    JV score — North Valley 60, Mazama 18.
    KLAMATH UNION 36, HIDDEN VALLEY 33 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley was unable to get a last-second shot to fall in the Skyline game.
    J.J. Flynn scored 12 points for Hidden Valley (3-11, 0-2 Sky), while Cody Garrison grabbed 10 rebounds and Alan Rojas notched eight points, five steals and four assists.
    KLAMATH UNION (36) — Aispuro 10, Depew 9, Bradford 5, Wolfrom 3, Willis 3, Bell 2, Mitchell 2, Paschel 2, Butler 0. Totals: 14 8-12 36.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (33) — Flynn 12, Rojas 8, Hults 5, Chastain 4, Garrison 4, Jarvis 0, Fields 0, Vaughn 0, Bennett 0, Elkins 0. Totals: 13 6-8 33.
    Klamath Union 11 6 9 10 — 36
    Hidden Valley 9 8 14 2 — 33
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Hults 1). Fouled out — Willis.
    JV score — Hidden Valley 54, Klamath Union 46.
    RV ADVENTIST 67, BUTTE FALLS 40 — At Butte Falls, Caleb Allen had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Micah Neufeld added 21 points and 11 boards as Rogue Valley Adventist earned its fourth straight win.
    Jonathan Alvarez added five points and eight assists for the Red Tail Hawks (9-1, 4-0 MVL).
    For Butte Falls (3-9, 2-3), Evan Givens had 11 points and six rebounds, James Ramirez 11 points, five rebounds and three steals and Jared McGonagle eight points and five boards.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (67) — Allen 25, Neufeld 21, Petray 8, James 8, Alvarez 5, Wood 0, Armstrong 0. Totals: 27 9-16 67.
    BUTTE FALLS (40) — Givens 11, Ramirez 11, E. Bateman 8, McGonagle 8, Cool-Hunsaker 2, Sutton 0, Marley 0, W. Bateman 0, Cool 0. Totals: 19 0-0 40.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 16 12 27 12 — 67
    Butte Falls 12 8 12 8 — 40
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 4 (Neufeld 2, James 1, Alvarez 1), Butte Falls 2 (Givens 1, Ramirez 1).
    GILCHRIST 46, PROSPECT 44 — At Gilchrist, a basket at game's end by Prospect's Scotty Kennedy was disallowed, giving the host a comeback MVL victory.
    The controversial play — the Cougars believed it was in time — came after Gilchrist got 3-pointers from Mike McGregor and Dillon Link to erase a four-point deficit in the final moments. The treys were set up by a charging foul and a turnover by Prospect.
    Kennedy scored 12 points and Boston Ehlers 10 for the Cougars (3-6, 0-4 MVL).
    PROSPECT (44) — Kennedy 12, Bliss 4, May 0, Ehlers 10, Reynolds 0, Roe 9, Baker 7, Munsell 2. Totals: 16 9-12 44.
    GILCHRIST (46) — Tr. Koch 26, McGregor 5, Ta. Koch 3, Lowell 2, Boone 5, Link 5. Totals: 18 8-16 46.
    Prospect 11 8 7 18 — 44
    Gilchrist 10 16 6 14 — 46
    3-point goals — Prospect 3 (Roe 3), Gilchrist 2 (McGregor 1, Link 1). Fouled out — Ehlers.
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