• 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.
    GRANT 48, ROSEBURG 36 — At Portland, Roseburg's late-season push to garner a spot in the eight-team 6A state tournament came to an end one victory short.
    The Indians (18-7), the Southern Oregon Hybrid No. 2 team, had won five of their last six games entering the state playoff second-round contest against Grant (21-4).
    Roseburg led by one point going into the fourth quarter but was outscored 23-10 in the period.
    Alex Johnson led the Indians with 15 points and Andrew Weber had nine points and five blocks.
    Grant, the Southwest Conference runner-up, opens the state tournament against West Linn on Wednesday.
    WEST ALBANY 69, EAGLE POINT 43 — At Albany, Jorge Quintero scored 15 points in a losing effort for Eagle Point in a 5A first-round state playoff game against the Mid-Willlamette Conference No. 2 team.
    The victory secures a state tournament spot for West Albany (18-7), which will open against Jefferson of Portland on Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
    Junior point guard Cesar Chavez added 10 points for the Eagles (15-10), who trailed 29-20 at halftime.
    Eagle Point committed 20 turnovers.
    Nate Sherwood, a Bulldog 6-8 junior wing, tallied a game-high 26 points.
    EAGLE POINT (43) — Quintero 15, Barber 4, James 0, Hartman 3, Chavez 10, Edwards 4, J. Dixon 0, Zerger 5, Rittman 0, Holmes 2, Baker 0. Totals: 15 11-21 43.
    WEST ALBANY (69) — N. Sherwood 26, C. Sherwood 15, Reid 3, B. Dixon 6, Birky 0, Engel 0, Edwards 0, Young 2, Lahoda 2, Schlegel 9, Bryant 6, Boeder 0. Totals: 26 13-25 69.
    Eagle Point 10 10 13 10 — 43
    West Albany 14 15 24 16 — 69
    3-point goals — West Albany 4 (N. Sherwood 2, Reid 1, B. Dixon 1), Eagle Point 2 (Quintero 1, Zerger 1).
    NORTH VALLEY 87, BROOKINGS 52 — At Merlin, North Valley's 6-foot-9 senior post JJ Chirnside and 6-5 senior wing Wyatt McCue each scored 17 points to push the undefeated Knights into the eight-team Class 4A state quarterfinals.
    North Valley (24-0), which is first in the coaches poll and second behind Cascade in the OSAA 4A power rankings, will face Sutherlin (19-7) at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. The Bulldogs beat Madras in their playoff game on Friday.
    Cameron Lyon had 16 points, Kevin Brazille 15 and Chris Morsa 10 for the Knights, who held a 40-30 lead at halftime.
    Justin Murray scored 15 to lead Brookings (14-12).
    BROOKINGS (52) — Murray 15, Manley 8, J. Vaughn 8, Watwood 8, Dodd 5, Hodge 5, D. Vaughn 3, Edwards 0, Darger 0, Daniels 0, Nickels 0. Totals: 16 14-21 52.
    NORTH VALLEY (87) — Chirnside 17, McCue 17, Lyon 16, Brazille 15, Morsa 10, Burke 6, Pina 3, Thompson 2, Olmstead 1, Tappan 0, Vodicka 0, Calzada 0. Totals: 34 16-29 87.
    Brookings 14 16 9 13 — 52
    North Valley 23 17 21 26 — 87
    3-point goals — Brookings 6 (J. Vaughn 2, Murray 2, Hodge 1, D. Vaughn 1), North Valley 3 (McCue 3).
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