• Challengers rebound with consolation win

  • COOS BAY — Cascade Christian senior wing Troy Thompson recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds, David Sellers turned in 15 points and eight rebounds and Alex Miller flirted with a triple-double in the Challengers' 77-61 win over De La Salle in a Class 3A state consolation game at Marshfield High on Friday.

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  • COOS BAY — Cascade Christian senior wing Troy Thompson recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds, David Sellers turned in 15 points and eight rebounds and Alex Miller flirted with a triple-double in the Challengers' 77-61 win over De La Salle in a Class 3A state consolation game at Marshfield High on Friday.
    Cascade Christian, seeded fourth, will play third-seeded Portland Adventist Academy in the fourth-place contest at 7 tonight at North Bend High.
    "I could tell from the start that these guys weren't going to go home today," Cascade Christian head coach Brian Morse said. "We talked about what are you going to be remembered for? They wanted to play again tomorrow and it showed in their play."
    Thompson made seven of his 10 field-goal attempts, while Miller chipped in nine points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Challengers (23-6), who led 37-24 at halftime.
    "Troy Thompson was just leading our fastbreak, Alex was finding them and getting the ball to them and Troy was finishing down low," Morse said. "David played really strong in the second half with his post play and had a monster dunk in the fourth quarter."
    Cody Coggins scored 13 points, Christian Kammerzell had 10 points and Jake Brown added four points, four rebounds and three assists.
    Cascade Christian, which managed just 25-of-40 shooting from the free-throw line, shot 48 percent (25-for-52) from the field. The Challengers outrebounded the Knights 45-27 but turned the ball over 15 times.
    "We were attacking and being aggressive," Morse said. "They were pressing the whole game. The only way to beat the press was to get the ball in the middle and attack and not play passive. We were doing that and getting fouled a lot."
    Meartu Aschalew had 19 points and Mike Fesser Jr. added 13 points and six rebounds for De La Salle (17-10), which missed 20 of its 22 3-point attempts.
    Portland Adventist Academy (19-8) beat Oregon Episcopal 58-53 in overtime on Friday.
    DE LA SALLE (61) — Sarpong 1-4 0-0 2, T. Ford 0-0 0-0 0, Smalley 0-3 0-0 0, Fesser Jr. 5-17 3-5 13, Curry 1-1 0-0 2, Kemp 3-16 5-7 11, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 1-6 0-0 2, Aschalew 7-10 4-5 19, K. Ford 2-3 1-2 5, Paul 2-10 2-2 7, Glen 0-0 0-4 0. Totals: 22-71 15-25 61.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (77) — Brown 1-7 2-4 4, Laws 0-0 0-0 0, Kammerzell 3-5 3-4 10, Joffer 1-2 0-0 2, Coggins 2-7 8-10 13, Battiato 0-1 0-0 0, Knox 1-2 0-2 2, Alvarez 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 2-5 5-8 9, Sellers 6-10 3-5 15, Olson 2-3 1-2 5, Thompson 7-10 3-5 17. Totals: 25-52 25-40 77.
    De La Salle 13 11 14 23 — 61
    Cascade Christian 15 22 17 23 — 77
    3-point goals — De La Salle 2-22 (Aschalew 1-3, Paul 1-8), Cascade Christian 2-5 (Kammerzell 1-1, Coggins 1-3). Rebounds — De La Salle 27 (Fesser Jr. 6), Cascade Christian 45 (Thompson 12). Assists — De La Salle 6 (Fesser Jr. 2), Cascade Christian 15 (Miller 9). Total fouls — De La Salle 24, Cascade Christian 20. Fouled out — Sellers, Curry.
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