• Cascade Christian passes test against Harrisburg

  • Cascade Christian head coach Brian Morse hoped to simulate a boys basketball state tournament situation this weekend by hosting Harrisburg one night after his Challengers faced St. Mary's.

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  • Cascade Christian head coach Brian Morse hoped to simulate a boys basketball state tournament situation this weekend by hosting Harrisburg one night after his Challengers faced St. Mary's.
    Had fifth-ranked Cascade Christian actually been in a tournament, it would still be alive.
    Less than 24 hours after downing the Crusaders, Cascade Christian found the energy to top the No. 7 Eagles, 64-52, in a nonconference game Saturday.
    "We talked about that last night after a big emotional win on Friday," Morse said. "Playing a back-to-back, winning the opening round and now playing in a semifinal game."
    Senior forward Troy Thompson and senior guard Alex Miller led the way with 18 points apiece for the Challengers (16-5), who entered the fourth quarter with a two-point edge before going on a 22-12 run.
    Thompson knocked down all seven of his field-goal attempts and added seven rebounds.
    "He's kind of my hustle guy who does everything," Morse said.
    Miller, who added five assists, helped the Challengers early and late: he scored eight points on perfect shooting in the first quarter and later sank all eight of his free-throw attempts in the fourth.
    Cascade Christian was 14 of 16 from the charity stripe in the final frame.
    "That is what won it in the fourth for us," Morse said.
    Cody Coggins defended Shane Baker well, holding the PacWest Conference standout to just three second-half points and 5 of 16 shooting overall.
    David Sellers chipped in 11 points for the Challengers.
    Jordan Dorry and Baker each had 14 points for Harrisburg (15-5).
    HARRISBURG (52) — Hollenbeck 3, Wilson 12, S. Baker 14, Headings 9, K. Baker 0, Nousen 0, Brock 0, Dorry 14, Dame 0. Totals: 23 2-7 52.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (64) — Brown 7, Joffer 2, Coggins 8, Knox 0, Miller 18, Sellers 11, Thompson 18, Cesaro 0. Totals: 21 19-27 64.
    Harrisburg 12 20 8 12 — 52
    Cascade Christian 19 15 8 22 — 64
    3-point goals — Harrisburg 4 (Hollenbeck 1, S. Baker 2, Headings 1), Cascade Christian 3 (Brown 1, Coggins 2).
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 59, PROSPECT 48 — Caleb Allen tallied 25 points to go with 13 rebounds in a winning effort for league-leading Rogue Valley Adventist.
    Rogue Valley stands 1/2-game ahead of Hosanna Christian in the Mountain Valley League standings.
    The Red Tail Hawks (16-3, 11-1 MVL) built as much as an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter before Prospect cut the margin to eight at one point.
    Micah Neufeld scored 20 points and senior point guard Jonathan Alvarez dished out nine assists for RV Adventist.
    Scotty Kennedy led Prospect (7-9, 4-7) with 21 points.
    PROSPECT (48) — Crytes 0, Bliss 4, May 3, Yarbough 0, Ehlers 11, Reynolds 3, Roe 2, Baker 4, Kennedy 21. Totals: 19-46 7-12 48.
    RV ADVENTIST (59) — Petray 2, Neufeld 20, James 6, Alvarez 2, Bornemann 4, Allen 25. Totals: 21-48 14-17 59.
    Prospect 12 9 12 15 — 48
    RV Adventist 12 18 16 13 — 59
    3-point goals — Prospect 3 (Ehlers 2, May 1), RV Adventist 3 (Neufeld 3).
    TRIAD 75, BUTTE FALLS 50 — At Klamath Falls, Jared McGonagle recorded 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for Butte Falls in Mountain Valley League action.
    Emmitt Bateman scored 10 points and James Ramirez added nine points, five assists and four steals for the Loggers (7-13, 6-7 MVL).
    Thomas Holland led Triad (16-4, 10-2) with 16 points.
    BUTTE FALLS (50) — McGonagle 13, E. Bateman 10, Ramirez 9, Marley 4, Cool-Hunsaker 8, Givens 2, Sutton 4, W. Bateman 0. Totals: 21 6-10 50.
    TRIAD (75) — T. Holland 16, A. Holland 0, Ovgard 14, Brain 12, Claybaugh 2, Builta 2, Munson 8, Riblett 2, Etchevers 4, Trumbull 3, McGrew 12. Totals: 32 8-17 75.
    Butte Falls 13 15 4 18 — 50
    Triad 17 26 18 14 — 75
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (E. Bateman 2), Triad 3 (Riblett 1, McGrew 2).
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