• 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.
    PHOENIX 44, HIDDEN VALLEY 28 — At Murphy, Delanie Tally turned in a big performance to help Phoenix overcome a slow start in the Skyline Conference game.
    The senior point guard had eight assists, five rebounds and 10 of her team's 27 steals. Sister Bailee Tally led the way with 10 points.
    The Pirates (12-4, 4-1 Skyline) shot just 5-for-27 in the first half before righting the ship with a 12-for-28 effort in the second half.
    PHOENIX (44) — B. Tally 10, D. Tally 5, Skaff 8, Marshall 3, Toney 9, Hamilton 9, Brown 0. Totals: 17 8-14 44.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (28) — Devos 9, McGuinness 2, Davis 2, Hansen 2, Goree 6, Richardson 7, Taylor 0, Wagner 0. Totals: 13 2-8.
    Phoenix 8 7 15 14 — 44
    Hidden Valley 6 2 7 13 — 28
    3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (B. Tally 2).
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    KLAMATH UNION 55, NORTH VALLEY 44 — At Klamath Falls, Kenzie Schmoll scored 17 points and Mikala Mohr added 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals for North Valley, which lost for the third time in its last four games.
    The Knights (7-9, 2-3 Skyline) trailed by five points at the half and could not recover against a Klamath Union team that won every quarter to steadily pull away.
    The Pelicans (6-8, 3-2) snapped a two-game losing skid.
    NORTH VALLEY (44) — Schmoll 17, Scott 4, Pittman 8, Mohr 15, McElheran 0, DeChenne 0, Vandehey 0, Bell 0, Dart 0. Totals: 17 7-11 44.
    KLAMATH UNION (55) — Brown 13, Rice 2, Gardner 10, Brock 10, Armstrong 8, Newman 8, Rice 4, Wilder 0. Totals: 21 8-17 55.
    North Valley 10 13 11 10 — 44
    Klamath Union 13 15 14 13 — 55
    3-point goals — North Valley 3 (Schmoll 1, Pittman 2), Klamath Union 5 (Gardner 1, Brown 3, Brock 1).
    JV result — Klamath Union won.
    PROSPECT 53, PAISLEY 50 — At Paisley, Heather Lass scored 20 points for Prospect in a close Mountain Valley League contest.
    Miranda Hedgpeth, who finished with 11 points, knocked down the second of two free-throw attempts with about 26 seconds left to put the Cougars up by three points. On the ensuing possession, Paisley turned the ball over.
    Alee Pinkerton added 10 points for Prospect (6-6, 4-3 MVL).
    Tess O'Leary led Paisley (8-4, 3-4) with 19 points.
    PROSPECT (53) — Lass 20, M. Hedgpeth 11, Pinkerton 10, H. Hedgpeth 6, Bailey 6, Raines 0, Sizemore 0, VanWormer 0. Totals: 21 10-15 53.
    PAISLEY (50) — T. O'Leary 19, Vickerman 15, Arrington 8, J. O'Leary 4, Hyde 2, Colahan 1, Lindsay 1, Stepanova 0. Totals: 21 7-10 50.
    Prospect 14 14 12 13 — 53
    Paisley 17 10 14 9 — 50
    3-point goals — Prospect 1 (M. Hedgpeth 1), Paisley 1 (T. O'Leary 1).
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