• Thomson, Challengers edge Cougars

  • CAVE JUNCTION — Junior post Alaina Thomson erupted for 28 points and knocked down key free throws late to push the Cascade Christian girls basketball team to a 56-52 victory over Illinois Valley in the Southern Cascade Hybrid regular-season finale on Friday.
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  • CAVE JUNCTION — Junior post Alaina Thomson erupted for 28 points and knocked down key free throws late to push the Cascade Christian girls basketball team to a 56-52 victory over Illinois Valley in the Southern Cascade Hybrid regular-season finale on Friday.
    The Challengers, who finished in the second place in the SCH, will play Lakeview in a league playoff game at 6 p.m. next Wednesday.
    Thomson buried 6 of 8 free throws in the fourth for Cascade Christian (14-9, 6-2 SCH), attacking the rim with Cougar post Kim Crow in foul trouble after the Challengers entered the final frame with a 44-41 advantage.
    Thomson connected on 9 of 12 free throws and sank three 3-pointers, and Michelle Kinney scored eight points for Cascade Christian.
    Naviya Dixon had 13 points and Alex LaFlamme added 12 points for the Cougars (11-12, 2-6), who trailed by just two at halftime.
    "I'm really proud of the girls," Illinois Valley head coach Loren King said. "We started out the year a little shaky trying to rebuild a program and I think our goal was to be the most dangerous team in the league at the end of the season, the one no one wanted to play. We were hoping to get into the backdoor of the playoffs and didn't quite make it."
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (56) — Thomson 28, Kinney 8, Alvarez 6, Bales 2, Croy 7, Spani 3, Miller 2, Battiato 0. Totals: 18 14-23 56.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (52) — Dixon 13, LaFlamme 12, Crow 8, Wellen 8, Hancock 7, Stewart 4, Frederick 0, Brooks 0. Totals: 21 7-17 52.
    Cascade Christian 16 12 16 12 — 56
    Illinois Valley 14 12 15 11 — 52
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 6 (Thomson 3, Spani 1, Croy 1, Alvarez 1), Illinois Valley 3 (Dixon 2, Hancock 1).
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    ST. MARY'S 49, CHILOQUIN 33 — St. Mary's finished the regular season with 10-game winning streak behind 19 points from Emily Alvarez.
    The junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers and Alex DeBoer added seven points for the Crusaders (22-2), who led 27-14 at halftime.
    St. Mary's will host either Cascade Christian or Lakeview in the SCH championship game Feb. 16.
    CHILOQUIN (33) — Case 14, Montoya 4, Watah 4, Witcraft 2, Parrish 7, Thompson 2, Case-Scott 0, Rubidoux 0, Maldonado 0. Totals: 12 7-14 33.
    ST. MARY'S (49) — DeBoer 7, E. Alvarez 19, R. Alvarez 6, Martin 3, E. Vasey 3, Weiland 6, Rothfus 5, Miller 0, M. Vasey 0, Barnum 0, Juncal 0, Hough 0. Totals: 19 5-15 49.
    Chiloquin 5 9 6 13 — 33
    St. Mary's 10 17 11 11 — 49
    3-point goals — Chiloquin 2 (Case 2), St. Mary's 6 (E. Alvarez 5, Martin 1).
    JV result — St. Mary's won.
    LAKEVIEW 55, ROGUE RIVER 25 — At Rogue River, Emily Roldan scored nine points for Rogue River.
    The Chieftain senior forward also had three blocks and three rebounds as Rogue River ended the season 0-20 and 0-8 in the SCH.
    LAKEVIEW (55) — Helling 10, Hall 16, Nicholl 8, Gallagher 2, Crumrine 9, Reese 1, Arcularius 7, Leal 2. Totals: 15 23-35 55.
    ROGUE RIVER (25) — Moore 7, Roldan 9, Pamplona 2, Smith 2, Middleton 2, Lamar 3. Totals: 10 5-11 25.
    Lakeview 13 12 13 17 — 55
    Rogue River 2 12 5 6 — 25
    3-point goals — Lakeview 2 (Hall 1, Arcularius 1), Rogue River 2 (Roldan 2). Fouled out — Roldan.
    JV score — Lakeview 10, Rogue River 6.
    PHOENIX 57, HIDDEN VALLEY 14 — At Phoenix, Phoenix took control of Hidden Valley early to finish in a tie for second place in the Skyline Conference with Klamath Union.
    The Pirates (14-7, 6-4 Sky) will host the Pelicans today at 6 p.m. to decide second and third place in the conference.
    Baylee Toney carried the load with 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals while Delanie Tally accumulated six points, eight steals, six assists and five rebounds.
    The Pirates' Bailee Tally and Kasey Hamilton each dropped in 10 points while Amanda Skaff logged six points, five steals and four assists.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (14) — Schiavone 1, McGuinness 3, Goree 8, Devos 2, Waggoner 0, Davis 0, Gilbert 0, Richardson 0, Patterson 0, Mercer 0, Heeter 0, Larson 0, Sargonniss 0. Total: 5 3-8 14.
    PHOENIX (57) — B. Tally 10, D. Tally 6, Skaff 6, Wallack 2, Marshall 2, Toney 16, Hamilton 10, Brown 5, Wyncoop 0. Totals: 22 13-22 57.
    Hidden Valley 3 4 4 3 — 14
    Phoenix 16 12 13 16 — 57
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (McGuinness). Fouled out — Marshall.
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    KLAMATH UNION 52, NORTH VALLEY 44 — At Merlin, North Valley got outworked on the glass 44-27 by Klamath Union as the Knights settled with fifth place in the Skyline.
    The Knights (9-13, 3-7 Sky) visit fourth-place Henley Tuesday in a playoff game.
    Kenzie Schmoll led the Knights with 12 points and Lexi Pittman drained all three of the team's 3-pointers to finish with 11 points.
    KLAMATH UNION (52) — M. Rice 4, Gardner 9, Brown 5, Armstrong 15, Newman 13, G. Rice 6, Brock 0. Totals: 21 8-16 52.
    NORTH VALLEY (44) — Schmoll 12, Scott 6, Pittman 11, McElheran 6, Mohr 9, Werner 0, Dart 0, Colangeli 0. Totals: 18 5-11 44.
    Klamath Union 14 15 14 9 — 52
    North Valley 8 14 11 11 — 44
    3-point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Newman 2), North Valley 3 (Pittman 3).
    JV result — Klamath Union won.
    BUTTE FALLS 50, PROSPECT 31 — At Butte Falls, Tamika Funk had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven steals and Brandi O'Keefe added 11 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Butte Falls in MVL action.
    Shawna Creech recorded 10 points and seven steals and Sierra Kirkpatrick chipped in seven points, four assists and four steals for the Loggers (13-8, 9-5 MVL).
    Heather Lass paced Prospect (7-11, 5-8) with nine points.
    PROSPECT (31) — Latona 2, Raines 0, M. Hedgpeth 5, Sizemore 2, Lass 9, Pinkerton 0, VanWormer 2, H. Hedgpeth 6, Bailey 5, Biando 0. Totals: 13 5-10 31.
    BUTTE FALLS (50) — Kirkpatrick 7, Funk 12, Stubbs 0, Weaver 3, O'Keefe 11, White 0, Hobbs 7, Davis 0, Creech 10. Totals: 19 9-32 50.
    Prospect 9 5 6 11 — 31
    Butte Falls 12 17 8 13 — 50
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 3 (Kirkpatrick 1, Funk 2).
    PAISLEY 59, RV ADVENTIST 42 — Tess O'Leary scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the road win for Paisley.
    For Rogue Valley Adventist (5-16, 3-10), freshman Ashton Petray scored 15 points and Kendra Haugen chipped in 10.
    PAISLEY (59) — J. O'Leary 2, Basurto 0, Stepanova 0, Norris 0, T. O'Leary 28, Arrington 7, Colahan 2, Lindsay 0, M. Vickerman 20. Totals: 26-68 5-8 59.
    RV ADVENTIST (42) — Petray 15, Scott 5, Zamora 0, Bates 4, Gilmore 8, Haugen 10. Totals: 13-49 4-21 42.
    Paisley 17 19 12 11 — 59
    RV Adventist 7 9 11 15 — 42
    3-point goals — Paisley 2-5 (T. O'Leary 2), RV Adventist 4-21 (Petray 3, Scott 1).
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