• Kammerzell's big quarter lifts Challengers

  • Cascade Christian built a lead in the first quarter of its Southern Cascade Hybrid boys basketball game against St. Mary's Tuesday.

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  • Cascade Christian built a lead in the first quarter of its Southern Cascade Hybrid boys basketball game against St. Mary's Tuesday.
    The Challengers' Christian Kammerzell made sure they retained it going forward.
    Kammerzell, a 6-foot-2 junior wing, scored 13 of his 22 points in the second quarter as Cascade Christian took a 32-21 lead into halftime en route to 55-46 triumph.
    "He kind of got us going," said Challengers coach Brian Morse. "We were struggling to score. We were rotating the ball real well against their zone, but we were just missing a lot of shots."
    Kammerzell made three of his four 3-pointers in the second and "opened it up a little for us, scoring-wise," said Morse, whose team shot 32 percent from the field.
    The Challengers (13-2, 2-0 SCH) won their seventh straight.
    St. Mary's (10-4, 2-1), which got 24 points from sophomore Connor Vinyard, had a nice run going itself. It had won 10 of its previous 11 contests.
    Cascade Christian struggled on free throws. It made only 6 of 15 foul shots in the fourth quarter and 11 of 25 in the game.
    David Sellers had 12 points and eight rebounds in the win, and Cody Coggins added six points, seven boards and five assists.
    Sam Hough added 10 points for the Crusaders, who lost one of their top players, Kade Benton, to an ankle injury in the second half.
    ST. MARY'S (46) — Benton 5, Gambee 7, Lewis 0, Rothfus 0, Van Valkenburg 0, Conway 0, Eaton 0, Hough 10, Edwards 0, Danielson 0, Vinyard 24. Totals: 16 9-16 46.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (55) — Laws 0, Artale 1, Coggins 6, Palmer 6, Knox 3, Wager 0, Kammerzell 22, Alvarez 1, Winter 0, Sellers 12, Cesaro 4. Totals: 19 11-25 55.
    St. Mary's 8 13 12 13 — 46
    Cascade Christian 15 17 12 11 — 55
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 5 (Gambee 1, Vinyard 4), Cascade Christian 6 (Coggins 1, Palmer 1, Kammerzell 4).
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    ROGUE RIVER 71, ILLINOIS VALLEY 47 — At Cave Junction, Jordan Ehrhardt scored 18 points and point guard Chris Campbell had 17 points and eight assists with no turnovers for Rogue River in Southern Cascade Hybrid action.
    Danny Perston chipped in 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, Connor Strickland 14 points and Cole McFetridge four points, six rebounds and four assists for the Chieftains (11-5, 1-2 SCH).
    Zach Welch scored 21 points, Kade Doyle added 14 points and Lander Nordal had seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Illinois Valley (3-11, 0-2).
    ROGUE RIVER (71) — McFetridge 4, Lopez 2, Campbell 17, Perston 17, Ehrhardt 18, Woodall 0, Strickland 11, Hansen 0, Rideout 0, Caulley 0, Pratt 2. Totals: 30 3-3 71.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (47) — Worley 3, Jansen 0, Thompson 2, Nordal 7, Welch 21, Gardenhire 0, Doyle 14. Totals: 22 2-6 47.
    Rogue River 22 19 16 14 — 71
    Illinois Valley 15 15 9 8 — 47
    3-point goals — Rogue River 8 (Campbell 3, Perston 3, Ehrhardt 1, Strickland 1), Illinois Valley 1 (Welch 1).
    JV result — Illinois Valley won.
    Skyline Boys
    NORTH VALLEY 63, PHOENIX 42 — At Merlin, North Valley connected on 10 3-pointers and handed Phoenix its first Skyline Conference loss.
    Ricky Leavens and Jason Wyncoop led Phoenix (6-9, 2-1 Sky) with 10 points and five rebounds each.
    Joey Raffensperger had a team-high seven rebounds for the Pirates.
    Chris Morsa and Cameron Lyon combined for 33 points — including eight 3-pointers — to spark the Knights (9-4, 2-1). Lyon also had a team-best nine rebounds and junior Cody Thompson added 14 points and eight rebounds.
    PHOENIX (42) — Mahaffey 6, Raffensperger 5, Hay 2, Leavens 10, Wyncoop 10, Morris 5, Deras 4, Champion-Blazio 0, Conner 0. Totals: 20 1-9 42.
    NORTH VALLEY (63) — Eskitgis 3, Nelson 3, Thompson 14, Morsa 17, Flynn 8, Bailey 2, Lyon 16, Olmstead 0, Fairman 0, Whitmore 0. Totals: 22 9-13 63.
    Phoenix 8 10 14 10 — 42
    North Valley 16 14 13 20 — 63
    3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Morris 1), North Valley 10 (Morsa 5, Nelson 1, Flynn 1, Lyon 3).
    JV result — North Valley won.
    MAZAMA 49, HIDDEN VALLEY 30 — At Klamath Falls, Caleb Crowell had 15 points to lead Mazama in Skyline Conference action.
    Mike Hults had 15 points for Hidden Valley (1-10, 0-3 Sky).
    Mazama improved to 5-7 overall, 2-2 in league.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (30) — Hults 15, May 6, Tripp 4, D. Elkins 3, Gilbert 2, Stevens 0, Bennett 0, Fields 0, J. Elkins 0. Totals: 10 9-18 30.
    MAZAMA (49) — Crowell 15, Heely 10, Bennett 6, Lancaster 6, Burrier 4, Moore 8. Totals: 15 16-27 49.
    Hidden Valley 2 6 10 12 — 30
    Mazama 11 14 16 8 — 49
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (D. Elkins 1), Mazama 3 (Heely 1, Moore 1, Bennett 1).
    JV score — Hidden Valley 54, Mazama 42.
    MVL Boys
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 61, PROSPECT 47 — At Prospect, Prospect was tied 44-all with 21/2 minutes left but Hosanna Christian went on a 17-3 run to end the game.
    For Prospect (2-9, 1-3 MVL), Darren Stillwagon and Matt Radar each scored 16 points.
    Kyler Kensler and Nicco Bustamante combined for 44 points for the Lions (4-12, 2-5).
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (61) — Holmes 4, Staunton 4, Cole 5, Bustamante 20, Trumbly 2, Henry 4, Kensler 22. Totals: 23 10-18 61.
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