• Challengers fall in 3A tournament opener

  • COOS BAY — The Cascade Christian boys basketball team collided with a fiery defensive squad which took the Challengers out of their game plan early on and never recovered in Thursday's Class 3A first-round state tournament game.
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  • COOS BAY — The Cascade Christian boys basketball team collided with a fiery defensive squad which took the Challengers out of their game plan early on and never recovered in Thursday's Class 3A first-round state tournament game.
    Cascade Christian also lost starter Christian Kammerzell to a dislocated shoulder early in the contest, and De La Salle topped the Challengers 64-40 at Marshfield High School.
    The Challengers (24-4) dropped into the consolation round of the double-elimination tournament with the loss. They'll try to bounce back today against Amity at 10:45 a.m.
    Kammerzell, one of the Challengers' key cogs, was injured four minutes into the ball game and taken to the hospital. His status for today's game and beyond is uncertain.
    De La Salle began to take control in the second quarter where it outscored the Challengers 19-7 and had a 33-18 halftime lead. De La Salle led by as many as 24 in the contest.
    Mike Fesser Jr. and Larry Kemp scored 18 points apiece to pace De La Salle (22-6), which scored 30 points off of 19 Cascade Christian turnovers.
    David Sellers led the Challengers with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Seth Knox pulled down nine rebounds to go with his four points.
    DE LA SALLE (64) — Smalley 0, Fesser Jr. 18, Williams 2, Aschalew 7, Kemp 18, Sarpong 0, Jones 0, Christmas 3, Ford 7, Curry 8, Levy 0, Holmes Jr. 1. Totals: 22-52 16-25 64.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (40) — Kammerzell 0, Knox 4, Sellers 10, Laws 5, Coggins 6, Artale 2, Wager 0, Booker 0, Winter 2, Palmer 6, Alvarez 0, Cesaro 5. Totals: 15-53 9-14 40.
    De La Salle 14 19 13 18 — 64
    Cascade Christian 11 7 12 10 — 40
    3-point goals — De La Salle 4 (Fesser Jr. 2, Aschalew 1, Kemp 1), Cascade Christian 1 (Laws).
    Girls Basketball
    WILLAMINA 43, ST. MARY'S 38, OT — At North Bend, St. Mary's had Willamina right where it wanted but let a 10-point lead slip away in the second half before faltering in overtime in a back-and-forth Class 3A state quarterfinal game at North Bend High School.
    The Crusaders (19-3) took their largest lead of the game, 28-18, when junior wing Dakotah Rothfus tipped in a rebound with 2:07 to go in the third quarter, but Willamina (24-2) outscored St. Mary's 15-5 over the next 10 minutes to send the game into overtime. There, the Bulldogs scored the first eight points to earn their 24th win in a row and a semifinal date with top-seeded Vale this afternoon.
    St. Mary's, which lost for only the second time in its last 15 games, will play Corbett at 9 a.m. today in the consolation semifinals.
    Rose Alvarez had 11 points and three rebounds and Lillian Martin 11 points and six boards to pace St. Mary's. Emily Alvarez added 10 points and four assists.
    Kasey Anderson had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead Willamina.
    ST. MARY'S (38) — Weiland 0, E. Vasey 2, E. Alvarez 10, R. Alvarez 11, Martin 11, Rothfus 4, Hough 0, M. Vasey 0, Miller 0. Totals: 14-45 3-7 38.
    WILLAMINA (43) — Toney 8, Holsclaw 2, Stackhouse 3, K. Anderson 13, W. Anderson 10, France 5, Calaway 2. Totals: 12-41 16-22 43.
    St. Mary's 9 7 12 5 5 — 38
    Willamina 7 7 9 10 10 — 43
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 7-24 (E. Alvarez 2-10, R. Alvarez 3-6, Martin 2-8), Willamina 3-15 (Toney 2-5, Stackhouse 1-2). Fouled out — Vasey.
    Skiing
    OISRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — At Mt. Hood, representing Crater High School all by her lonesome, Kailey Flockoi came away from Day 1 of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association State Championships as the top female skier from the Southern Oregon League at Mt. Hood Meadows.
    Flockoi took fourth place, totaling 1 minute, 31.35 seconds in her two giant slalom runs combined. Her fastest run was her first, where she clocked 44.15 seconds. She finished 6.62 seconds behind the day's winner Jenna Jansky of Jesuit.
    As a team, the Ashland girls settled into fourth place. Kelsey McKelvey (14th place, 1:40.31), Maddie Hunkele (15th, 1:41.17) and Karen Bach (17th, 1:41.52) joined forces to have one of the most consistent showings in the field as a team.
    For the St. Mary's girls, Audrey Beattie finished 12th with a time of 1:38.33 and Kricket Lyle nabbed 28th (1:46.3) out of over 90 competitors.
    On the boys side, St. Mary's finished the day in sixth place. Justin Hawkins finished 22nd (1:41.87). Curtis Hills and Ethan Elmore took 48th (1:55.8) and 52nd (1:59.97), respectively.
    Ashland's Noah Catropa took 15th, the best local individual performance for the boys. He timed 1:37.82. Ashland sits in 14th out of 17 teams.
    Phoenix placed 15th with its top finisher, Alec Kauffman, taking 43rd (1:54.56).
    TEAM GIRLS-BOYS COMBINED TIME — 1, Jesuit, 9:33.03; 2, West Linn, 9:45.88; 3, Hood River, 9:49.52; 4, Lakeridge, 10:00.75; 5, South Eugene, 10:12.01; 6, Lake Oswego, 10:22.47; 7, Ashland, 10:42.01; 8, Sunset, 10:47.12; 9, Corvallis, 10:55.05; 10, The Dalles, 11:11.59.
    GIRLS
    LOCAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS — 4, Kailey Flockoi, Crater, 1:31.35; 12, Audrey Beattie, St. Mary's 1:38.33; 14, Kelsey McKelvey, Ashland, 1:40.31; 15, Maddie Hunkele, Ashland, 1:41.17; 17, Karen Bach, Ashland, 1:41.52; 28, Kricket Lyle, St. Mary's, 1:46.3; 73, Izabela Zagorski, Ashland, 2:20.49.
    TEAM RESULTS — 1, Jesuit (Jenna Jansky, Molly Jansky, Ashlyn Bronson), 4:43.11; 2, Hood River, 4:59.2; 3, Lake Oswego, 5:02.61; 4, Ashland (Maddie Hunkele, Karen Bach, Kelsey McKelvey), 5:03.0; 5, South Eugene, 5:08.41; 6, West Linn, 5:12.6; 7, Lincoln, 5:13.11; 8, Southridge, 5:21.5; 9, Lakeridge, 5:25.93; 10, Sunset, 5:30.46; 11, The Dalles, 5:32.65; 12, Corvallis, 5:33.55; 13, Crescent Valley, 5:39.71; 14, St. Mary's Academy, 5:45.52; DNF, St. Mary's (Audrey Beattie, Lyle Kricket, Kayla Stevenson), no time.
    OVERALL INDIVIDUAL (TOP 10) — 1, Jenna Jansky, Jesuit, 1:24.73; 2, Phoebe Rogers, South Eugene, 1:26.46; 3, Korey Cimock, Hood River, 1:30.2; 4, Kailey Flockoi, Crater, 1:31.35; 5, Ellie Schmidt, Central Catholic, 1:31.52; 6, Sarich, Emily, Parkrose, 1:32.06; 7, Christoferson, Kate, La Salle, 1:32.27; 8, Sassara, Anna, West Linn, 1:34.64; 9, Jansky, Molly, Jesuit, 1:38.05; 10, Fish, Graeson, Lake Oswego, 1:38.14.
    BOYS
    LOCAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS — 15, Noah Catropa, Ashland, 1:37.82; 22, Justin Hawkins, St. Mary's, 1:41.87; 43, Alec Kauffman, Phoenix, 1:54.56; 48, Curtis Hills, St. Mary's, 1:55.8; 49, Cannon Dukes, Ashland, 1:55.99; 50, James Hope-Meek, Phoenix, 1:56.77; 52, Ethan Elmore, St. Mary's, 1:59.97; 59, Spencer Hills, Ashland, 2:05.2; 69, Nate McLennon, Ashland, 2:20.35; 72, Brogan Guthrie, Phoenix, 2:32.31.
    TEAM RESULTS — 1, West Linn (Trevor Maxwell, Jordan Riesterer, Colin Maxwell), 4:33.28; 2, Lakeridge, 4:34.82; 3, Jesuit, 4:49.92; 4, Hood River, 4:50.32; 5, South Eugene, 5:03.6; 6, St. Mary's (Justin Hawkins, Nathan Hoyt (Run 1), Austin Pena (Run 1), Curtis Hills (Run 2), Ethan Elmore (Run 2)), 5:5.51; 7, Wilsonville, 5:09.28; 8, Sunset, 5:16.66; 9, Lake Oswego, 5:19.86; 10, OES, 5:21.27; 11, Corvallis, 5:21.5; 12, Catlin Gabel, 5:30.02; 13, The Dalles, 5:38.94; 14, Ashland (Noah Catropa, Cannon Dukes, Spencer Hills), 5:39.01; 15, Phoenix (James Hope-Meek, Alec Kauffman, Brogan Guthrie), 6:07.98; DNF, Crescent Valley; DNF, Southridge.
    OVERALL INDIVIDUAL (TOP 10) — 1, Ashlay Ruddick, Lakeridge, 1:24.14; 2, Jack Botti, Sunset, 1:25.32; 3, Kevan Gahan, Wilsonville, 1:31.35; 4, William Lamer, Hood River, 1:31.35; 5, Jordan Riesterer, West Linn, 1:32.49; 6, Will Johnson, Lakeridge, 1:33.75; 7, Kyle Larson, West Linn, 1:34.09; 8, Austin Keillor, Hood River, 1:34.73; 9, Isaac Grebisz, 1:35.15; 10, Alex Wuilloud, 1:35.47.
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