• Phoenix girls earn rare win over Mazama

  • PHOENIX — Any type of success against defending Class 4A state champion Mazama in recent years has been a win in-and-of itself.

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  • PHOENIX — Any type of success against defending Class 4A state champion Mazama in recent years has been a win in-and-of itself.
    The Phoenix girls basketball team hadn't had won against Mazama since 2009 until Friday night, when its defense phased out the Vikings' second-half rally late in the fourth quarter and Baylee Toney's up-and-under lay-in secured a long-awaited 48-45 Skyline Conference victory at Phoenix High School.
    "The celebration out here and in the team room was wonderful," said Pirates coach Randy Kirkland. "To be in a situation like tonight, having a decent lead going into the fourth then to lose the lead and execute down the stretch to get it back, it was special. It was a great all-around team effort tonight."
    Toney scored the go-ahead basket on an inbounds play to put the Pirates up 46-45 with 13.1 seconds remaining. A double-team forced Mazama's Megan Morris to turn the ball over at other end to help give the Pirates (10-3, 2-0 Skyline) their first win over the Vikings since a 22-point home victory in December 2009.
    Kirkland warned his team about a potential third-quarter run by Mazama in the locker room at halftime, and that's exactly how the Vikings responded following Phoenix's big first half, where it owned a 28-13 advantage.
    The Vikings (9-3, 1-2) outscored the Pirates 19-9 in the third, and capitalized on several Pirate turnovers early in the fourth to pull into the lead — going up by as many as four points with about four minutes remaining.
    With 23.7 seconds remaining and Mazama ahead 45-44, the Pirates worked the ball over to Toney for the winning basket.
    On the Vikings' ensuing possession, Kasey Hamilton and Cassie Vaught stifled Morris and caused her to double-dribble and turn the ball over. Toney solidified the win with a long inbounds pass to Hamilton, who scored on a lay-in.
    Morris scored 19 points for the Vikings.
    "She's a great player," said Kirkland of Morris. "She's super fast and plays well on both ends."
    Toney finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and five steals to go with a pair of assists. Bailee Tally led the Pirates with 13 points and knocked three of Phoenix's four from 3-point range.
    Hamilton contributed 12 points and five blocks while Vaught had nine points for the Pirates.
    MAZAMA (45) — Hamel 3, Morris 19, Lease 3, Paschal 3, C. Smith 9, Benson 8, M. Smith 0. Totals: 14 14-17 45.
    PHOENIX (48) — Tally 13, Vaught 9, Skaff 4, Marshall 2, Toney 8, Hamilton 12, Wyncoop 0. Totals: 18 8-17 48.
    Mazama 6 7 19 13 — 45
    Phoenix 19 9 9 11 — 48
    3-point goals — Mazama 3 (Morris 2, Paschal 1), Phoenix 4 (Tally 3, Vaught 1). Fouled out — C. Smith, Marshall.
    JV result — Mazama won.
    EAGLE POINT 50, NORTH VALLEY 35 — At Merlin, sophomore guard Adrienne Wood set a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points for Eagle Point in the nonconference game.
    Wood had shared the record of seven with former teammate Sydney May.
    Another sophomore, Kylene Briggs, had 12 rebounds to go with three points for the Eagles (6-6), and Kayla Nielsen scored eight.
    North Valley (5-8) was led by Alexis Scott's 10 points and Lexi Pittman's nine.
    EAGLE POINT (50) — Wood 32, Nielsen 8, Bradshaw 4, Briggs 3, Hoefft 2, Lester 1.
    NORTH VALLEY (35) — Scott 10, Pittman 9, Mohr 6, Werner 4, Hall 3, Wagman 2, Bell 1.
    Eagle Point 17 8 9 16 — 50
    North Valley 8 10 5 12 — 35
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 10 (Wood 8, Nielsen 2), North Valley 1 (Pittman 1). Fouled out — Bradshaw.
    Class 6A
    ROSEBURG 57, CRATER 32 — At Roseburg, hot-shooting Roseburg jumped out to a 17-3 lead to start the game and held visiting Crater scoreless in the third quarter.
    Roseburg (6-8, 2-1 SOH) shot 59 percent from the field, while the Comets (13-3, 2-2) struggled with 12 of 51 (23 percent) shooting. The Comets were just 8 of 35 from 3-point range.
    Becca Heard paced the Comets with eight points and junior post Courtney Setzer added seven.
    For Roseburg, Ashley Backen tallied a game-high 18 points and Pele Gianotti 15.
    CRATER (32) — Gavin 3, Ma. Heard 0, Bascom 0, E. Scott 0, Fahndrich 6, B. Heard 8, Mo. Heard 3, Noles 3, C. Scott 2, Ryerson 0, Setzer 7, Gray 0. Totals: 11-51 2-3 32.
    ROSEBURG (57) — Wyscaver 4, Chong 0, Farrington 0, Epps 0, Johnson 4, Backen 18, Stotler 10, Gianotti 15, Jackson 6, Boscher 0. Totals: 22-37 7-7 57.
    Crater 5 12 0 15 — 32
    Roseburg 17 16 12 12 — 57
    3-point goals — Crater 8-35 (Gavin 1, Fahndrich 2, B. Heard 2, Mo. Heard 1, Noles 1, Setzer 1), Roseburg 6-8 (Backen 4, Gionotti 1).
    JV result — Crater won.
    Class 3A
    ST. MARY'S 67, LAKEVIEW 39 — At Lakeview, senior guards Emily Alvarez and Lillian Martin both set new career scoring marks, combing for 47 points in the District 1 rout.
    Alvarez hit six 3-pointers on her way to 26 points and Martin tallied 21, while Alvarez's sister Rose added 17 for the Crusaders (11-2, 2-0), who have won five in a row.
    Delaney Hall tallied 20 points for Lakeview (7-6, 1-1).
    LAKEVIEW (39) — Hall 20, Cahill 8, Arcularius 4, Conley 3, McKenzie 2, Matthews 2, Crumrine 0, Leal 0. Totals: 13 12-25 39
    ST. MARY'S (67) — E. Alvarez 26, Martin 21, R. Alvarez 17, M. Vasey 2, Weiland 1, E. Vasey 0, Rothfus 0, Juncal 0. Totals: 23 10-15 67
    Lakeview 3 15 6 15 — 39
    St. Mary's 19 18 17 13 — 67
    3-point goals — Lakeview 1 (Arcularius 1), St. Mary's 11 (E. Alvarez 6, R. Alvarez 3, Martin 2). Fouled out — R. Alvarez, Weiland, Juncal.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 66, ROGUE RIVER 24 — Alaina Thomson scored 18 points to lead host Cascade Christian to the SCH victory.
    The Challengers (10-6, 1-0 SCH) also got eight points each from Kayla Spani and Karlee Britton.
    Junior guard Anjelica Pamplona scored 10 points for Rogue River (1-8, 0-2 SCH).
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