• Butte Falls hands Lions rare MVL defeat

  • BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls head coach Kevin Kirkpatrick believes his Loggers are a legitimate Mountain Valley League contender. On Saturday, they may have proved it against the perennial favorite.
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  • BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls head coach Kevin Kirkpatrick believes his Loggers are a legitimate Mountain Valley League contender. On Saturday, they may have proved it against the perennial favorite.
    Senior guard Tamika Funk did a little bit of everything with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Butte Falls' defense limited Hosanna Christian standout Pamela Moro to seven points as the Loggers handed the Lions their second MVL girls basketball loss in three years, 43-39, at Butte Falls High School.
    Butte Falls (9-5, 5-2 MVL) outscored Hosanna Christian (10-4, 5-1) 11-6 in the second quarter to take a 25-22 lead into intermission, and Brandi O'Keefe corralled a key offensive rebound off a missed free throw in the final minute to help the Loggers rebound nicely from Friday's loss to Prospect.
    "Our shooting isn't what it should be, but we are a defensive team," Kirkpatrick said. "Tonight, they just turned it around. They executed better and they really wanted it."
    Kirkpatrick credited Funk and Sierra Kirkpatrick with playing tight defense on Moro.
    "It really comes down to Kirkpatrick and Funk," the Butte Falls coach said. "They all played fantastic, but those two are the speed demons. They're definitely the dynamic duo when they want to be."
    Sierra Kirkpatrick, a senior guard, added nine points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists and O'Keefe and Joli Hobbs added eight rebounds apiece for the Loggers.
    Hosanna Christian, which had won 32 of its previous 33 league games, was paced by Carly Bigby's 12 points.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (39) — Bigby 12, Sundet 5, P. Moro 7, B. Moro 0, Hampton 3, Bush 5, Smith 0, Thompson 7. Totals: 11 15-20 39.
    BUTTE FALLS (43) — Funk 12, Kirkpatrick 9, Weaver 3, O'Keefe 4, Hobbs 7, Creech 8. Totals: 16 10-29 43.
    Hosanna Christian 16 6 9 8 — 39
    Butte Falls 14 11 9 9 — 43
    3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 2 (P. Moro 1, Bush 1), Butte Falls 1 (Funk 1). Fouled out — Thompson.
    PROSPECT 42, TRINITY LUTHERAN 32 — At Prospect, Alee Pinkerton scored her team's first 12 points for Prospect in Mountain Valley League action.
    Pinkerton finished with 13 points and Hannah Bailey added eight points for the Cougars (5-6, 3-3 MVL), who jumped out to a 12-0 lead and owned a 17-6 advantage after the first quarter.
    TRINITY LUTHERAN (32) — Clift 9, Spencer 7, Murphy 5, Sample 4, Carpenter 3, Cowan 2, Eidler 2, Martin 0. Totals: 13 4-12 32.
    PROSPECT (42) — Pinkerton 13, Bailey 8, H. Hedgpeth 7, M. Hedgpeth 6, Lass 6, VanWormer 2, Sizemore 0. Totals: 11 18-34 42.
    Trinity Lutheran 6 5 9 12 — 32
    Prospect 17 6 7 12 — 42
    3-point goals — Trinity Lutheran 2 (Clift 1, Spencer 1), Prospect 2 (Pinkerton 2). Fouled out — Murphy, Pinkerton.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 28, NORTH LAKE 25 — At Silver Lake, Ashton Petray scored a game-high 16 points, including six free throws in the fourth quarter, to lead Rogue Valley Adventist's comeback in MVL action.
    Petray added six steals and Kendra Haugen had six points and six rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks (3-11, 1-5 MVL), who snapped a nine-game losing streak.
    North Lake (3-7, 1-5), which turned the ball over 29 times, was led by Karrah Davidson's 11 points.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (28) — Petray 16, Bartley 0, Scott 5, Zamora 0, Bates 1, Gilmore 0, Haugen 6. Totals: 6-56 15-29 28.
    NORTH LAKE (25) — Davidson 11, Brown 4, Nelson 0, Stockton 5, Harris 0, Fisher 0, Horton 1, Philips 2, Fine 2, Bore 0. Totals: 10-50 5-9 25.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 3 6 8 11 — 28
    North Lake 6 8 7 4 — 25
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 1 (Petray 1).
    SOUTH UMPQUA 48, ILLINOIS VALLEY 36 — At Cave Junction, Jazmine Hancock recorded 12 points and Alex LaFlamme added eight points for Illinois Valley in nonleague play.
    Olivia Gulliford turned in 21 points for South Umpqua (4-10), which led by just two points before going on a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter against the Cougars (8-7).
    SOUTH UMPQUA (48) — Gulliford 21, Richey 15, Bohnenkamp 1, Petterson 7, Beebe 4, Boyd 0, Kelley 0, Lowell 0. Totals: 15 15-27 48.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (36) — Hancock 12, LaFlamme 8, Crow 6, Dixon 4, Wellen 2, Nordal 2, Brooks 2, T. Frederick 0, S. Frederick 0, Stewart 0. Totals: 17 2-5 36.
    South Umpqua 13 6 10 19 — 48
    Illinois Valley 6 11 10 9 — 36
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 3 (Richey 1, Gulliford 2).
    JV result — South Umpqua won.
    PHOENIX 52, ROGUE RIVER 47 — Jason Wyncoop scored 13 points to help Phoenix snap a four-game losing streak in nonconference action.
    Tyson Morris added 11 points and Ricky Leavens 10 for the Pirates (6-8), who overcame a 19-5 second-quarter deficit. Wyncoop's putback gave Phoenix a 41-40 lead with about five minutes to go and the Pirates never trailed again.
    For Rogue River (5-10), Shawn Donahue had 15 points and six assists but was held to two points in the second half. Andy Valencia chipped in 12 points and seven assists and Seth Gretz seven points and eight rebounds.
    ROGUE RIVER (47) — Donahue 15, Valencia 12, Gretz 7, Campbell 7, Perston 5, Schmidt 1, Ehrhardt 0, Strickland 0, Lawson 0. Totals: 17 6-14 47.
    PHOENIX (52) — Wyncoop 13, Morris 11, Raffensperger 8, Leavens 10, Mahaffey 6, Deras 4, Champion 0, Hague 0, Mayers 0. Totals: 18 14-23 52.
    Rogue River 14 7 13 13 — 47
    Phoenix 3 11 18 20 — 52
    3-point goals — Rogue River 7 (Valencia 2, Campbell 2, Donahue 2, Perston 1), Phoenix 2 (Leavens 1, Morris 1).
    JV result — Phoenix won.
    SOUTH UMPQUA 53, ILLINOIS VALLEY 44 — At Cave Junction, Illinois Valley senior post Mack Epple had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five steals but several turnovers late cost the Cougars their lead.
    Up by three with about two minutes left, Illinois Valley gave the ball away a few times and South Umpqua cashed in.
    Chaise Robbins added 11 points for the Cougars, who trailed 22-12 at halftime before finding some rhythm in the second half.
    Erik Johnson had 22 points off the bench for the Lancers (9-6).
    SOUTH UMPQUA (53) — E. Johnson 22, Ball 3, Yarbrough 6, Page 4, Holloway 4, B. Johnson 6, Phillips 8. Totals: 22 5-10 53.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (44) — Epple 21, Sanchez 3, Welch 5, Robbins 11, Davis 4, Hoelzle 0, Thompson 0, Nordal 0. Totals: 18 6-10 44.
    South Umpqua 4 18 13 18 — 53
    Illinois Valley 4 8 19 13 — 44
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 4 (E. Johnson 4), Illinois Valley 2 (Welch 1, Robbins 1).
    JV result — South Umpqua won.
    RV ADVENTIST 70, NORTH LAKE 42 — At Silver Lake, Micah Neufeld scored 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds as Rogue Valley Adventist rolled to its sixth straight win in MVL play.
    Caleb Allen chipped in 24 points, 15 rebounds and six steals for the Red Tail Hawks (11-1, 6-0 MVL), who led 16-4 after one quarter and 28-15 at the half.
    Josh Hand scored 19 points to pace North Lake (4-6, 2-4).
    RV ADVENTIST (70) — Neufeld 26, Allen 24, Petray 4, Wood 0, James 11, Alvarez 2, Armstrong 3, Mailand 0, Katzenbach 0. Totals: 22-62 23-36 70.
    NORTH LAKE (42) — Hand 19, Stone 0, Murphy 5, D. Libolt 3, B. Libolt 9, McCord 0, Pine 4, Henkel 2. Totals: 14-52 10-15 42.
    RV Adventist 16 12 22 20 — 70
    North Lake 4 11 8 19 — 42
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 3 (Neufeld 2, Allen 1), North Lake 4 (Murphy 1, D. Libolt 1, Hand 2). Fouled out — Pine, B. Libolt. Technical fouls — North Lake coach Baker.
    PROSPECT 46, TRINITY LUTHERAN 20 — At Prospect, Scotty Kennedy scored 16 points and Tyler Munsell added 10 for Prospect in Mountain Valley League action.
    Nate Carpenter had 11 points for Trinity Lutheran (1-12, 0-6 MVL), which trailed 24-8 at halftime against the Cougars (5-6, 2-4).
    TRINITY LUTHERAN (20) — Carpenter 11, Law 3, Kruger 0, Dunn 4, Nihei 0, Knauss 0, Akiyama 2. Totals: 8 4-9 20.
    PROSPECT (46) — Kennedy 16, Munsell 10, Ehlers 8, Reynolds 6, Crytes 0, Bliss 2, May 0, Roe 0, Baker 4. Totals: 22 2-6 46.
    Trinity Lutheran 2 6 6 6 — 20
    Prospect 14 10 16 6 — 46
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 70, BUTTE FALLS 38 — At Butte Falls, Hosanna Christian's 6-foot-6 foreign exchange student Oliver Herting almost outscored Butte Falls all by himself with 35 points in the MVL blowout.
    For Butte Falls (3-11, 2-5), Cameron Marley led the team in scoring for the first time this season with 10 points and added six rebounds, while James Ramirez added nine points, three assists and three steals.
    Hosanna Christian (11-3, 5-1), which has won four games in a row, also got 18 points from Garrett Martin.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (70) — Herting 35, Martin 18, T. Cole 6, Janecke 3, Esteb 2, Lockwood 2, Kensler 3, Ronnander 1, Crenshaw 0, M. Cole 0, Chen 0. Totals: 29 10-18 70.
    BUTTE FALLS (38) — Marley 10, Ramirez 9, Givens 6, Cool-Hunsaker 6, E. Bateman 3, W. Bateman 2, McGonagle 2, Sutton 0, Cool 0. Totals: 17 2-7 38.
    Hosanna Christian 16 17 20 17 — 70
    Butte Falls 6 11 5 16 — 38
    3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 2 (Herting 1, Kensler 1), Butte Falls 2 (E. Bateman 1, Ramirez 1).
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