• Challengers hang on to top St. Mary's

  • A scorebook mistake could have cost the Cascade Christian boys basketball team, but the Challengers still managed to edge St. Mary's, 36-35, on Friday at St. Mary's High.
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  • A scorebook mistake could have cost the Cascade Christian boys basketball team, but the Challengers still managed to edge St. Mary's, 36-35, on Friday at St. Mary's High.
    Cascade Christian held a three-point lead against its Southern Cascade Hybrid rival with less than 40 seconds left when it was charged with an illegal substitution. The Crusaders were awarded a pair of free throws and possession of the ball after the Challengers substituted in a player who was listed in Cascade Christian's scorebook but not in St. Mary's, Cascade Christian head coach Brian Morse said.
    St. Mary's Kade Benton knocked down both free throws to cut his squad's deficit to a point before teammate Sam Hough's 12-footer and ensuing follow-up shot on the rebound were off. The Challengers (19-2, 6-0 SCH), who have won 13 straight, secured the basketball to seal the triumph.
    Cascade Christian senior forward Seth Knox went for 18 points and 12 rebounds while teammate Aaron Cesaro stepped up with leading scoring David Sellers in foul trouble by offering up 10 points and 10 rebounds.
    Knox had eight of his points in the contest's final four minutes. Cesaro's bucket in the post with around 40 seconds to go gave the Challengers their three-point advantage.
    Kade Benton had 12 points and Hough chipped in 11 points for St. Mary's (13-6, 4-3), which led 23-22 at halftime.
    "They played with a lot of intensity," Morse said of the Crusaders. "We had to match that intensity."
    ST. MARY'S (35) — Benton 12, Gambee 3, Lewis 0, Conway 0, Hough 11, Edwards 3, Vinyard 6. Totals: 15 3-8 35.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (36) — Artale 2, Kammerzell 1, Laws 0, Coggins 3, Knox 18, Alvarez 0, Cesaro 10, Sellers 2. Totals: 16 4-8 36.
    St. Mary's 11 12 4 8 — 35
    Cascade Christian 10 12 3 11 — 36
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Benton 1, Hough 1). Technical fouls — Cascade Christian bench.
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    ROGUE RIVER 53, ILLINOIS VALLEY 42 — At Rogue River, Chris Campbell had 16 points and Rio Lopez added 13 points for Rogue River in Southern Cascade Hybrid action.
    Connor Strickland added eight points, five rebounds and three assists for the Chieftains (13-8, 2-5 SCH), who led 23-16 at halftime.
    Zach Welch scored 20 points and Kade Doyle added 10 points for Illinois Valley (4-15, 0-6).
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (42) — Weaver 2, Thompson 0, Nordal 6, Welch 20, Manning 0, Gardenhire 0, Chavez 0, Doyle 10, Davis 4. Totals: 18 4-4 42.
    ROGUE RIVER (53) — McFetridge 2, Lopez 13, Campbell 16, Perston 8, Ehrhardt 6, Woodall 0, Strickland 8, Rideout 0, Caulley 0, Pratt 0. Totals: 20 10-15 53.
    Illinois Valley 8 8 12 14 — 42
    Rogue River 11 12 14 16 — 53
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 2 (Welch 2), Rogue River 3 (Perston 2, Lopez 1). Fouled out — Weaver. Technical fouls — Weaver, Welch.
    JV result — Rogue River won.
    Skyline Conference
    HIDDEN VALLEY 47, PHOENIX 41 — At Phoenix, Hidden Valley won the fourth quarter, 21-13, en route to its first Skyline Conference triumph.
    Mike Hults scored 18 for Hidden Valley (3-13, 1-6 Sky).
    Phoenix (7-13, 2-4) got 13 points and eight rebounds from Jason Wyncoop and 11 points, three assists and three steals from Tyson Morris. Ricky Leavens led the Pirates with six rebounds.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (47) — Fields 7, Hults 18, Bennett 2, Gilbert 2, Stevens 2, Ries 4, May 12. Totals: 14 18-32 47.
    PHOENIX (41) — Raffensperger 8, Leavens 6, Wyncoop 13, Champion-Blazio 1, Morris 11, Deras 2, Mahaffey 0, Sauceda 0. Totals: 16 6-13 41.
    Hidden Valley 9 3 14 21 — 47
    Phoenix 10 5 13 13 — 41
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Hults 1), Phoenix 3 (Wyncoop 3). Fouled out — Raffensperger.
    JV result — Phoenix won.
    NORTH VALLEY 70, KLAMATH UNION 60 — At Klamath Falls, senior post J.J. Flynn tossed in a season-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for North Valley.
    Cameron Lyon, a senior wing, added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Knights (14-5, 5-2 Sky). Chris Morsa chipped in 12 points and made 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to help North Valley preserve the lead.
    Bobby Mitchell paced Klamath Union (9-10, 5-3) with 16 points.
    NORTH VALLEY (70) — Flynn 20, Lyon 18, Morsa 12, Olmstead 9, Eskitgis 4, Nelson 3, Martz 2, Fairman 2. Totals: 23 17-25 70.
    KLAMATH UNION (60) — Bo. Mitchell 16, Ovgard 12, Gettman 10, Munson 7, Be. Mitchell 5, Bacchetti 2, Crawford 5, Shoults 2, Ford 1. Totals: 25 4-9 60.
    North Valley 9 21 18 22 — 70
    Klamath Union 13 15 17 15 — 60
    3-point goals — North Valley 7 (Lyon 2, Flynn 2, Morsa 1, Olmstead 1, Nelson 1), Klamath Union 6 (Bo. Mitchell 2, Ovgard 2, Crawford 1, Be. Mitchell 1).
    JV score — North Valley 82, Klamath Union 48.
    Mountain Valley League
    RV ADVENTIST 62, NORTH LAKE 23 — Rogue Valley Adventist got a big game from freshman Trevor Haugen and limited visiting North Lake to five points in the first half of the MVL game.
    Haugen had 15 points, six rebounds and two steals for the Hawks (15-3, 8-0 MVL). He complemented another strong outing by senior Caleb Allen, who had 20 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals.
    NORTH LAKE (23) — Murphy 2, Libolt 0, Gilbert 6, McCord 4, McElhatton 1, Henkel 10. Totals: 10-52 3-10 23.
    RV ADVENTIST (62) — Cumbee 0, Bornemann 6, Wood 0, J. James 9, N. James 4, Allen 20, Haugen 15, Wachter 8. Totals: 28-57 5-6 62.
    North Lake 2 3 8 10 — 23
    RV Adventist 17 14 21 10 — 62
    3-point goals — RV Adventist 1 (Allen 1).
    JV result — RV Adventist won.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 57, PROSPECT 37 — At Klamath Falls, Darrin Stillwagon scored 15 points and Andrew Castro added 11 points for Prospect in Mountain Valley League action.
    Kyler Kensler had 24 points for Hosanna Christian (6-15, 4-5 MVL).
    The Cougars dropped to 2-14 overall, 1-8 in league.
    PROSPECT (37) — Raines 1, Bliss 2, Castro 11, Stillwagon 15, Rader 2, Scofield 6. Totals: 15 4-7 37.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (57) — Staunton 8, Nickel 4, Hamilton 2, Cole 10, Bustamonte 6, Trumbly 1, Holmes 2, Kensler 24. Totals: 20 11-17 57.
    Prospect 4 12 15 6 — 37
    Hosanna Christian 19 17 12 9 — 57
    3-point goals — Prospect 3 (Stillwagon 3), Hosanna Christian 6 (Kensler 3, Staunton 2, Cole 1).
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