• Fourth-quarter surge propels Challengers

  • SALEM — Cascade Christian and Burns played to a pretty even boys basketball game through three quarters Thursday before the Challengers finally put it all together to secure a 55-47 victory in the opening round of the eight-team Salem Academy New Year's Invitational.
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  • SALEM — Cascade Christian and Burns played to a pretty even boys basketball game through three quarters Thursday before the Challengers finally put it all together to secure a 55-47 victory in the opening round of the eight-team Salem Academy New Year's Invitational.
    Cody Coggins scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and David Sellers added seven of his 17 in the final eight minutes to propel Cascade Christian (6-2), which next plays host Salem Academy at 7:30 tonight in the semifinals.
    Burns (5-3) had three players in double figures, led by Austin Feist's 16 points, and utilized a zone defense to try and slow the Challengers.
    "We just got really good ball movement and started hitting our shots," said Cascade Christian head coach Brian Morse of his team's 21-14 surge in the final quarter. "It was just really good perimeter passing on our zone offense and a good job of knocking down our shots."
    Cascade Christian connected on 7 of 9 field goal attempts in the fourth quarter.
    Aaron Cesaro added seven points and seven rebounds, while Sellers had six boards and Coggins four steals.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (55) — Kammerzell 3, Laws 5, Wager 0, Coggins 18, Knox 4, Palmer 1, Cesaro 7, Sellers 17, Alvarez 0. Totals: 21 11-16 55.
    BURNS (47) — Recanzone 0, Hueckman 2, Reid 12, Tiller 10, Dahl 0, Feist 16, Patterson 7, Klus 0. Totals: 16 9-12 47.
    Cascade Christian 13 11 10 21 — 55
    Burns 16 5 9 14 — 47
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Laws 1, Coggins 1), Burns 6 (Reid 4, Feist 1, Patterson 1). Technical foul — Sellers.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 47, HIDDEN VALLEY 42 — At Murphy, Illinois Valley outscored Hidden Valley 17-6 in the fourth quarter to rally for its first win over the Mustangs since 2001.
    Zach Welch had 17 points, Conrad Davis added 15 points and nine rebounds and Lander Nordal pulled down 10 boards to pace the Cougars (2-5).
    Illinois Valley commited 18 turnovers and managed only 17 points by halftime but regrouped to turn the ball over only four times in the second half and erupt for 30 points.
    Mike Hults had 15 points and Chance Gilbert had nine for the Mustangs (1-4).
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (47) — Hodge 2, Weaver 9, Thompson 0, Nordal 4, Welch 17, Manning 0, Gardenhire 0, Doyle 0, Davis 15. Totals: 16 13-24 47.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (42) — J. Elkins 2, Fields 4, Mike Hults 15, Bennett 6, Tripp 1, Hain 0, Gilbert 9, Drake 2, Stevens 0, Ries 3, D. Elkins 0. Totals: 17 6-13 42.
    Illinois Valley 7 10 13 17 — 47
    Hidden Valley 14 15 7 6 — 42
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 2 (Welch 2), Hidden Valley 2 (Hults 2).
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 46, TRIAD 41 — Freshman Nathan James scored nine of his 10 points in the fourth quarter to give host Rogue Valley Adventist the edge in their Mountain Valley League matchup with Triad.
    James also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the frame while Caleb Allen anchored the Hawks (8-2, 2-0 MVL) with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Brian Wachter added eight points.
    Kaleb Builta and Austin McGrew put in 13 points apiece for the Timberwolves.
    TRIAD (41) — Claybaugh 5, Etchevers 6, Builta 13, Launius 2, McGrew 13, Trumbull 2. Totals: 15-40 6-8 41.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (46) — Cumbee 3, Bornemann 0, J. James 4, N. James 10, Allen 17, Haugen 4, Wachter 8. Totals: 19-45 4-10 46.
    Triad 13 6 8 14 — 41
    Rogue Valley Adventist 8 11 9 18 — 46
    3-point goals — Triad 5 (Builta 3, Etchevers 1, McGrew 1), Rogue Valley Adventist 5 (N. James 2, Cumbee 1, Allen 1). Technical foul — Allen.
    Girls
    BURNS 62, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 43 — At Salem, Burns got out in transition early and often to soar past Cascade Christian in the Salem Academy New Year's Invitational.
    Alaina Thomson tallied 18 points and freshman Nicole Morse splashed in four 3-pointers to finish with 13 points for the Challengers (4-6), who won the tournament last season. They continue the eight-team tournament against Rainier at 9 a.m. today.
    The Highlanders got 27 points from Catherine Clemens and built a 22-8 advantage in the first quarter.
    BURNS (62) — Clemens 27, Sanders 9, Long 4, Feist 6, Thomas 10, Carson 6, Winn 0, Fisher 0, Howes 0, Woodworth 0, Snapp 0, Lee 0. Totals: 23 4-7 62.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (43) — Morse 13, Spani 3, Miller 3, Thomson 18, Britton 2, Kent 4, Alvarez 0, Bales 0, Croy 0. Totals: 8 6-8 43.
    Burns 22 14 11 14 — 62
    Cascade Christian 8 14 9 12 — 43
    3-point goals — Burns 4 (Sanders 3, Feist 1), Cascade Christian 7 (Morse 4, Spani 1, Miller 1, Thomson 1).
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 44, HIDDEN VALLEY 43, OT — At Murphy, Miliya Stewart scored on a putback with five seconds remaining in overtime to put Illinois Valley ahead and Hidden Valley was unable to get a final shot off in the nonconference battle.
    Kimberly Crow had 16 points and Alex LaFlamme 13 to pace Illinois Valley (3-5), which scored late to send the game into OT.
    Kristin McGuinness had 17 points, four assists, four steals and two blocks to pace Hidden Valley (1-5), while Madison Larson added six points and seven rebounds and Curly Devos had eight rebounds.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (44) — S. Frederick 0, M. Stewart 6, LaFlamme 13, Neville 0, T. Frederick 7, Dixon 0, Miller 2, Nordal 0, T. Stewart 0, Crow 16. Totals: 18 7-10 44.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (43) — Schiavone 6, Eells 5, Ottosen 0, McGuinness 17, Patterson 0, Heeter 2, Larson 6, Devos 4, Sargani 3. Totals: 17 6-12 43.
    Illinois Valley 10 6 15 10 3 — 44
    Hidden Valley 7 16 8 10 2 — 43
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (T. Frederick 1), Hidden Valley 3 (McGuinness 3).
    JV score — Hidden Valley 39, Illinois Valley 29.
    TRIAD 51, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 20 — Rogue Valley Adventist had a tough time keeping up with Triad's Sara and Erin Estabrook at Rogue Valley Adventist High School.
    The Estabrook girls scored 15 points apiece and the Timberwolves limited the Hawks (1-8, 0-2 Mountain Valley League) to 13 first-half points.
    Hannah Wood led RV Adventist with eight points and eight rebounds.
    TRIAD (51) — McCuiston 6, Kim 0, Boror 2, Eskildson 3, Prowless 2, Hamel 4, S. Estabrook 15, E. Estabrook 15, Stiller 4. Totals: 22-68 7-13 51.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (20) — Petray 4, Tavarez 0, Haddad 0, Wood 8, Griest 0, Scott 6, Zamora 2, Velasco 2. 9-49 1-10 20.
    Triad 12 16 11 12 — 51
    Rogue Valley Adventist 4 9 4 3 — 20
    3-point goal — Rogue Valley Adventist 1 (Petray 1).
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