For a season-opening effort, St. Mary's girls basketball coach Tim Pflug was no doubt pleased Tuesday night.

For a season-opening effort, St. Mary's girls basketball coach Tim Pflug was no doubt pleased Tuesday night.

His Crusaders (1-0) jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter against Umpqua Valley Christian and cruised to a 61-27 victory at home.

"For our first game, I was pretty pleased with the all-around focus," Pflug said. "That's big for us. We started out really quick, which is not a trait of St. Mary's girls basketball. That was something we have changed."

Senior guard Whitney Adderson had a game-high 16 points and five assists for St. Mary's, which played without sophomore point guard Mary Bennion. She dislocated her knee cap in practice and is expected to be out until early January.

Junior Kelsey Gross took Bennion's place and, Pflug said, did a "good job of distributing the ball and rebounding." The Crusaders also took advantage of 20 Umpqua Valley Christian turnovers.

St. Mary's committed just 12 turnovers and owned a 35-11 advantage on the boards.

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (27) — Harding 6, Zerbach 6, Hawkins 5, Robinson 3, Chappell 2, Free 2, Pittam 2, Bentley 1, Buechley 0, Seamans 0. Totals: 9 6-10 27.

ST. MARY'S (61) — Adderson 16, Valdez 10, Picknell 6, Street 6, Bates 5, Bladek 5, Gross 4, Williams 4, Carini 2, Volk 2, Steinsek 1. Totals: 27 6-9 61.

Umpqua Valley Christian 6 7 4 10 —27

St. Mary's 20 7 17 17 —61

3-point goals— Umpqua Valley Christian 3 (Hawkins 1, Zerbach 1, Harding 1), St. Mary's 1 (Adderson 1).

JV result — St. Mary's d. North Medford freshmen.

YREKA, CALIF. 58, EAGLE POINT 37 — At Yreka, Calif., facing an aggressive full-court zone press, Eagle Point committed 21 turnovers in the first half and 35 for the game in a season-opening loss.

Kristen Wyatt led the Eagles with 14 points but Eagle Point was quickly in the hole — down 23-5 after the first quarter — and didn't get going until the fourth quarter when already trailing 49-17.

EAGLE POINT (37) — Wyatt 14, Baker 6, Jones 5, Dale 3, Hedrick 2, Henderson 2, Landman 2, Schipman 2, Desavedo 1, Dauvan 0. Totals: 15 7-15 37.

YREKA (58) — Watson 10, Hopkins 7, Phillips 7, Silva 7, Scala 6, Weckerle 6, Cabitto 4, Smith 4, Allen 3, Lovitt 2, Sandhal 2, Spegall 0. Totals: 24 8-15 58.

Eagle Point 5 5 7 20 —37

Yreka 23 10 16 8 —58

3-point goals — Yreka 2 (Watson 1, Silva 1).

JV score — Eagle Point 42, Yreka 29.

HIDDEN VALLEY 55, KLAMATH UNION 31 — At Klamath Falls, Haley Fikso had 17 points to help Hidden Valley pull away for the season-opening victory.

The Mustangs used big second and third quarters to pull away for the win, outscoring the Pelicans by nine in the second and 14 in the third. Hidden Valley also made 16 of its 23 free throws while KU made just nine of 22.

HIDDEN VALLEY (55) — Fikso 17, Richardson 9, Silva 15, Swanson 3, Seal 2, Edwards 2, Figoni 2, Ross 2, Doig 2, Guevara 1, Nicholson 0, Bailey 0, Lucrezi 0. Totals: 19 16-23 55.

KLAMATH UNION (31) — Cesena 7, Choukalos 7, Doshier 4, Gilbert 4, Witcraft 4, Kellom 2, Luther 3, Walker 0, Bliss 0, Holloway 0, Lundy 0. Totals: 10 9-22 31.

Hidden Valley 8 21 16 10 —55

Klamath Union 6 12 2 10 —31

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Richardson 1), Klamath Union 2 (Doshier 1, Gilbert 1).

JV score — Klamath Union 34, Hidden Valley 27.

SOUTH UMPQUA 49, ILLINOIS VALLEY 17 — At Cave Junction, South Umpqua's Tessa Falk and Triana Crane each dropped in 10 points as the Lancers bowled over Illinois Valley in an endowment game.

Kelcie Yeoman led the Cougars with six points.

SOUTH UMPQUA (49) — Falk 10, Crane 10, Blomberg 8, Duffy 7, Moser 4, Stevenson 4, Bice 2, Church 2, Lampton 2. Totals: 21 6-10 49.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (17) — K. Yeoman 6, Cleman 4, Huntamer 3, R. Yeoman 2, Allan 2, Farr 0, Cotta 0, Hults 0, Tausaga 0. Totals: 5 7-14 17.

South Umpqua 18 15 4 12 — 49

Illinois Valley 2 6 2 7 — 17

3-point goals — South Umpqua 1 (Crane 1). Fouled out — Crane, Allan.

JV score — Illinois Valley 30, South Umpqua 27.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 41, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 17 — Junior Kiersten Barlow, a 5-foot-10 post, had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Cascade Christian (1-0) to a season-opening win at The Pavilion.

Cascade Christian, behind the defense of Lindsey Blodgett and Katie Sha, utilized a full-court press nearly the entire first half to take a 16-2 lead into the break. The Challengers scored 16 points in the third quarter to open the lead even further.

Brookings-Harbor was led by Jessie Goergen's 11 points.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (17) — Goergen 11, Ochoa 2, Miller 2, Juarez 2, Smith 0, Larson 0, Hernandez 0, Woodcock 0, Hannen 0, Murray 0, Keys 0, Carrillo 0. Totals: 7 3-8 17.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (41) — Barlow 11, Cesaro 6, Blodgett 4, Ballard 4, Hallmark 4, Cason 4, Sha 2, Case 2, Kelly 2, Vondra 2, Sellers 0. Totals: 20 1-1 41.

Brookings-Harbor 2 0 5 10 —17

Cascade Christian 8 8 16 9 —41

JV result — Brookings-Harbor won.

BUTTE FALLS 46, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 33 — At Butte Falls, Felicia Ferguson poured in 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Butte Falls in the season opener for both teams.

Karlee Stephenson added 10 points, eight assists and six steals for the Loggers (1-0), who also received solid debuts from freshmen Beth Sutfin (eight rebounds, six points) and Jessica Driskell (six rebounds).

Nicole Murray had eight points and Amber Willingham seven to pace New Hope Christian (0-1).

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (33) — Murray 8, Willingham 7, Dangelo 6, Heryford 4, Aslakson 2, Payne 2, Mundy 2, Reebel 2, Lundsberg 0. Totals: 13 5-10 33.

BUTTE FALLS (46) — F. Ferguson 22, Stephenson 10, Sutfin 6, Kirkpatrick 2, Garote 2, Eller 2, Myers 2, A. Ferguson 0, O'Keefe 0, Driskell 0. Totals: 21 4-5 46.

New Hope Christian 10 5 1 17 — 33

Butte Falls 12 11 13 10 — 46

3-point goals — New Hope Christian 2 (Murray 1, Willingham 1). Fouled out — Dangelo.