WILSONVILLE — Jared Murphy made his presence felt early and Bryce Peila took over down the stretch as the Crater boys basketball team defeated No. 3-ranked Wilsonville in the Wildcats' own tournament Friday.

WILSONVILLE — Jared Murphy made his presence felt early and Bryce Peila took over down the stretch as the Crater boys basketball team defeated No. 3-ranked Wilsonville in the Wildcats' own tournament Friday.

The Comets made 10 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter for a 46-38 triumph and third place in the eight-team event.

As well as some of the individuals on his team played, however, coach Troy McNichols of Crater (7-4) was most pleased with a defense that stymied its high-powered foe.

"This tells me that when the kids do what they're asked to do and lay it on the line for one another and just play 36 minutes of all-out defense, we can shut teams down," said McNichols.

Crater had an eight-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Wilsonville clawed back and took a one-point edge with two minutes to play. However, Drew Runberg set a dandy pick for Bryce Peila, Josh Lokeno recognized it and fed the ball to a cutting Peila, who scored and was fouled. His free throw put the Comets up by two.

Crater got a stop at the other end, then the Wildcats proceeded to foul. Peila was 7 for 7 at the line in the fourth and led Crater with 14 points. Nick Brothers scored 13, and the 7-foot Murphy had nine points, 10 rebounds and six blocks.

"Jared was amazing," said McNichols of his sometimes docile big man. "The thing about Jared tonight is that he made up his mind a couple hours before the game that he was going to come to play. By nature, he's a real friendly, placid guy. But he just flat-out got after it. He decided he was going to make his presence felt."

CRATER (46) — Robbins 4, Peila 14, Brothers 13, Hicks 2, Runberg 4, Murphy 9, Dalton 0, Lokeno 0. Totals: 15 16-21 46.

WILSONVILLE (38) — Wardle 4, MacKelvie 5, Jernsteds 2, Wilson 4, Staub 10, Wippel 5, Fritzler 8, Adrian 0. Totals 14 9-10 38.

Crater 11 6 15 14 — 46

Wilsonville 8 9 7 14 — 38

3-point goals — Wilsonville 1 (Wippel 1). Fouled out — MacKelvie, Fritzler.

GRANTS PASS 62, SANDY 35 — At Gresham, Grants Pass put Sandy away early with a 21-9 first-quarter run and placed fourth in the Barlow Tournament.

Forrest Carpenter netted 14 points, and Zach Morgan and Jaron West each had 11 for the Cavemen (4-5).

SANDY (35) — Nisbett 0, Seven 8, Safley 2, Hopper 0, D'Aboy 9, Joseph 4, Summerfield 0, Rowe 5, Trasko 4, Budke 0, Widmer 3, Anderson 0. Totals: 12 6-9 35.

GRANTS PASS (62) — Morgan 11, Nickelson 0, Carpenter 14, West 11, Saxon 8, Wiersma 3, Parker 6, Fields 6, Davidson 3. Totals: 23 12-19 62.

Sandy 9 10 6 10 — 35

Grants Pass 21 14 13 14 — 62

3-point goals — Sandy 5 (Seven 2, D'Aboy 2, Widmer 1), Grants Pass 4 (West 2, Morgan 1, Parker 1). Fouled out — Fields.

NORTH DOUGLAS 65, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 54 — At Salem, North Douglas made 9 of 10 shots in the first quarter and continued on to third place in the Crusader Christmas Classic at Salem Academy.

The Class 2A Warriors built a 20-13 first-quarter lead. The Challengers began to rally in the second period, but guard Scott Morse pulled a muscle and left the game for good.

Jeremy Cheney netted a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds, three steals and three blocks for Cascade Christian (11-2).

The Challengers got 12 points and nine rebounds from Justin Duchien, plus solid bench production from sophomore guard Ben Joffer, who filled in for Morse with five points, seven steals and seven boards.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (54) — Morse 4, Cheney 23, Duchien 12, Hess 8, Kinney 2, Joffer 5, Ayala 0, Thomas 0. Totals: 24-63 3-6 54.

NORTH DOUGLAS (65) — Derrick 13, A. Anderson 12, Harrod 2, K. Anderson 11, Andes 12, Vancil 15, Peterson 0. Totals: 21 17-22 65.

Cascade Christian 13 10 16 15 — 54

North Douglas 20 11 10 24 — 65

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Cheney 1, Hess 1, Joffer 1), North Douglas 6 (K. Anderson 2, Andes 2, A. Anderson 1, Derrick 1). Fouled out — Duchien, Hess.