• St. Mary's pressure too much for IV

  • St. Mary's defensive pressure fueled the Crusaders' offense in a 48-27 home victory in Southern Cascade Hybrid girls basketball Friday.

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  • St. Mary's defensive pressure fueled the Crusaders' offense in a 48-27 home victory in Southern Cascade Hybrid girls basketball Friday.
    "The press was really the difference," said St. Mary's coach Richard Vasey. "It forced some turnovers and got us some easy looks. It got us moving better on both ends of the floor."
    St. Mary's was trailing 8-7 in the opening quarter before Emily Alvarez connected on a long 3-pointer to give the Crusaders the lead for good. From there, St. Mary's went on an 18-7 second-period run to take a 28-15 halftime advantage.
    "(Emily Alvarez) has been carrying the scoring load for us," said Vasey. "She seems to hit shots at big times. We pressed and she took the lead on the press with five steals."
    Sophomore post Dakotah Rothfus scored a season-high nine points and led the Crusaders (16-2, 4-0 SCH) with eight rebounds.
    "She's a small post player and battled in there and earned all nine of those points," said Vasey.
    St. Mary's also capitalized on good depth in handing Illinois Valley its second league loss.
    "We went nine deep and everybody contributed," said Vasey. "The kids are feeding off each other. We know when someone comes in and does something good, it gives us a lot of confidence."
    For Illinois Valley (9-8, 1-2 SCH), Jazmine Hancock scored 10 points.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (27) — Hancock 10, Frederick 2, LaFlamme 5, Wellen 2, Dixon 4, Crow 4, Brooks 0. Totals: 8 11-18 27.
    ST. MARY'S (48) — E. Alvarez 13, DeBoer 4, R. Alvarez 7, Martin 9, Juncal 4, Barnum 4, Rothfus 9, Vasey 0, Weiland 0. Totals: 17 9-14 48.
    Illinois Valley 8 7 7 5 — 27
    St. Mary's 10 18 9 11 — 48
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 5 (E. Alvarez 3, R. Alvarez 1, Martin 1).
    JV result — St. Mary's won.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 53, LAKEVIEW 41 — Junior post Alaina Thomson went for a season-high 22 points to go with four steals to spark Cascade Christian to the home victory.
    Lakeview jumped out to a 6-1 lead but the Challengers (10-7, 2-1 SCH) answered back with a 12-0 run to end the first quarter and begin the second.
    Cascade Christian led 29-17 at halftime.
    Stephanie Croy, a junior forward, added eight points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Challengers.
    LAKEVIEW (41) — Hall 11, Frederick 6, Nicholl 11, Reese 2, Arcularias 11, Helling 0, Gallagher 0, Crumrine 0, Leal 0. Totals: 12 8-10 41.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (53) — Thomson 22, Bales 2, Croy 8, Spani 8, Miller 7, Kinney 6, Alvarez 0, Reen 0. Totals: 19 8-15 53.
    Lakeview 12 5 11 13 — 41
    Cascade Christian 18 11 18 6 — 53
    3-point goals — Lakeview 7 (Hall 1, Nicholl 3, Arcularias 3), Cascade Christian 7 (Thomson 3, Kinney 2, Spani 2).
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    CHILOQUIN 51, ROGUE RIVER 25 — At Chiloquin, Rogue River sophomore Makenzie Smith finished with 10 points in a nonconference road loss.
    Senior Emily Roldan had four blocked shots before being lost to an early injury for the Chieftains (0-14).
    ROGUE RIVER (25) — Smith 10, Hamilton 3, Worthington 0, Downhill 0, Moore 6, Roldan 0, H. Lamar 0, Pamplona 6, Middleton 0, Emerson 0, T. Lamar 0, Stiebs 0. Totals: 10 5-9 25.
    CHILOQUIN (51) — Case 12, Jo. Montoya 12, Ja. Montoya 0, Watan 20, Witcraft 0, Rubidoux 0, Parrish 1, Case-Scott 0, Maldanado 6, Thompson 0. Totals: 20 8-19 51.
    Rogue River 4 6 7 8 — 25
    Chiloquin 10 16 10 15 — 51
    3-point goals — Chiloquin 1 (Watan 1).
    JV score — Chiloquin 18, Rogue River 9.
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