• Challengers get ready for Tornado with SCH romp

  • Cascade Christian stretched its legs a bit in Southern Cascade Hybrid boys basketball Friday in preparation for a big nonconference challenge today at Cascade Christian High.

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  • Cascade Christian stretched its legs a bit in Southern Cascade Hybrid boys basketball Friday in preparation for a big nonconference challenge today at Cascade Christian High.
    The third-ranked Challengers opened a 20-0 lead through one quarter against visiting Illinois Valley and cruised to a 79-28 victory in SCH play.
    Such a start would be fantastic but also unexpected today when 3A Cascade Christian plays host to 6A North Medford at 7:30 p.m.
    "It could be a real eye-opener for our team and what maybe we can work on for the next three weeks as we prepare for the state tournament," Challengers head coach Brian Morse said of facing the athletic Black Tornado. "If we can handle their defensive pressure, I think we can compete with them. It's going to come down to how we handle their pressure and how well we execute in the half court."
    On Friday, Cascade Christian (21-2, 8-0 SCH) was able to generate a multitude of steals to help roll past the Cougars (4-17, 0-8) for its 15th straight victory.
    Cody Coggins scored eight of his 12 points in the first quarter, while senior T.J. Alvarez made the most of his spot in the starting lineup with a career-high 10 points to go with four rebounds.
    Senior David Sellers added 11 points and seven rebounds, while Seth Knox had six steals.
    Conrad Davis scored 11 points to lead Illinois Valley.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (28) — Groves 0, Werley 2, Jensen 0, Thompson 0, Nordal 0, Welch 4, Manning 5, Pree 0, Chavez 2, Doyle 4, Conrad Davis 11. Totals: 13 1-8 28.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (79) — Artale 5, Kammerzell 7, Laws 6, Wager 2, Coggins 12, Booker 4, Knox 2, Alvarez 10, Palmer 7, Cesaro 3, Sellers 11, Hadley 4, Winter 4, Higday 2. Totals 31 13-19 79.
    Illinois Valley 0 9 10 9 — 28
    Cascade Christian 20 17 22 20 — 79
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (Manning 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Artale 1, Coggins 2, Palmer 1).
    JV score — Cascade Christian won.
    LAKEVIEW 52, ROGUE RIVER 40 — At Lakeview, Connor Strickland recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Campbell had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals for Rogue River in SCH action.
    The Chieftains finished their year 14-9 overall and 2-6 in league.
    ROGUE RIVER (40) — McFetridge 1, Lopez 2, Campbell 10, Perston 8, Ehrhardt 8, Woodall 0, Strickland 11, Rideout 0, Caulley 0, Pratt 0. Totals: 12 15-24 40.
    LAKEVIEW (52) — Roseberry 0, Harms 3, Staub 8, Cooney 2, Smith 2, Hamilton 0, Frank 16, Johnston 0, Hadley 16, Lampman 5. Totals: 16 16-16 52.
    Rogue River 7 9 10 14 — 40
    Lakeview 6 13 13 20 — 52
    3-point goals — Rogue River 1 (Perston 1), Lakeview 4 (Harms 1, Frank 2, Lampman 1). Technical fouls — Harms.
    JV score — Lakeview 50, Rogue River 42.
    Skyline Conference
    NORTH VALLEY 49, PHOENIX 46, OT — At Phoenix, Cameron Lyon made a 28-foot shot at the buzzer in overtime to give North Valley the Skyline win.
    Phoenix (8-14, 3-5 Sky) forced overtime when Jason Wyncoop, who scored 22 points, made a running 12-footer on the baseline with 30 seconds to go, and the Knights missed a shot at the end of regulation.
    In overtime, Kevin Olmstead of North Valley (15-6, 6-2) hit his sixth 3-pointer at the outset. A Wyncoop basket and Joey Raffensperger free throw tied it, setting up Lyon's heroics.
    Olmstead scored 22 points, while Matt Fairman had seven rebounds and five assists.
    NORTH VALLEY (49) — Olmstead 22, Fairman 5, Morsa 5, Flynn 8, Lyon 9, Eskitgis 0, Nelson 0, Whitmore 0. Totals: 19 2-4 49.
    PHOENIX (46) — Mahaffey 4, Raffensperger 8, Wyncoop 22, Champion-Blazio 3, Morris 5, Deras 4, Hay 0. Totals: 20 2-3 46.
    North Valley 7 13 16 7 6 — 49
    Phoenix 11 11 14 7 3 — 46
    3-point goals — North Valley 9 (Olmstead 6, Lyon 2, Fairman 1), Phoenix 4 (Wyncoop 1, Raffensperger 1, Champion-Blazio 1, Morris 1).
    HIDDEN VALLEY 62, MAZAMA 58 — At Murphy, Mike Hults scored 20 points and Hidden Valley held on in the Skyline game.
    Carson Ries added 12 points for the Mustangs (4-14, 2-6).
    Taylor Bennett poured in 31 for Mazama (6-15, 2-7).
    MAZAMA (58) — Bennett 31, Moore 9, Healey 8, Crowell 6, Rose 2, Lancaster 2. Totals 21 5-8 58.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (62) — Hults 20, Ries 12, Gilbert 8, Clarke 6, Bennett 6, Fields 5, Elkins 1, Tripp 0, Stevens 0, Totals 21 17-30 62.
    Mazama 12 11 12 23 — 58
    Hidden Valley 13 13 17 19 — 62
    3-point goals — Mazama 11 (Bennett 7, Moore 2, Healey 2), Hidden Valley 3 (Hults 2, Fields 1). Fouled out — Healey, Bennett, Ries.
    Mountain Valley League
    GILCHRIST 61, PROSPECT 30 — At Gilchrist, Darren Stillwagon scored 19 points for Prospect (2-15, 1-9 MVL) but Gilchrist's Trenton Koch was too much for the Loggers in their MVL bout.
    Koch had 29 points, including three 3-pointers for the Grizzlies (14-7, 8-3 MVL).
    PROSPECT (30) — Raines 2, Bliss 5, Castro 4, Stillwagon 19, Scofield 0, Gaines 0, May 0. Totals: 10 7-8 30.
    GILCHRIST (61) — Koch 29, Boone 4, Nelson 10, Wolf 12, Wible 4, Archer 2, Lowell 0, McGregor 0. Totals: 28 2-9 61.
    Prospect 12 5 6 7 — 30
    Gilchrist 16 10 24 11 — 61
    3-point goals — Prospect 3 (Stillwagon 2, Bliss 1), Gilchrist 3 (Koch 3).
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