When Scott Morse got rolling against Rogue River so did Cascade Christian on Saturday.

When Scott Morse got rolling against Rogue River so did Cascade Christian on Saturday.

The Cascade Christian all-state forward was held scoreless in the opening period, then exploded for 13 of his game-high 29 points in the second quarter and the Challengers responded with a 70-44 Sunset League boys basketball victory.

The Challengers held a modest 13-7 lead after the opening stanza over their closest rival in the Sunset standings. But after that the momentum swung against Rogue River (11-6, 5-2 Sunset) as Cascade outscored the Chiefs 20-6 the rest of the half.

"We put a lot of pressure on them and created some turnovers and got our fastbreak going," said Cascade Christian coach Brian Morse. "Scott (Morse) started taking over. He attacked pretty good and was pulling up for the jumper."

The top-ranked Challengers (14-2, 7-0) opened the second half with a 7-0 run.

Cascade guards Ben Joffer and Jarrod Hess applied the defensive pressure on the outside and were responsible for numerous turnovers.

"We cut off their penetration and rotated effectively to the ball," said Brian Morse. "We altered a lot of shots. We pushed them out far enough where they weren't comfortable with their shots."

Joffer came up with five steals and Colton Cochran led the Challengers on the boards with eight rebounds.

Jackson Mitchell scored 13 points to lead Rogue River.

ROGUE RIVER (44) — Schoner 6, Johnson 8, Watson 2, Mitchell 13, Krouse 3, Lee 5, Taylor 0, McBee 0, Garcia 7. Totals: 16 10-17 44.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (70) — Siliga 0, Morse 29, Marshall 2, Hutley 6, Hess 8, Litton 5, Hoffman 2, Joffer 6, Thomas 2, Rasmussen 0, Pech 6, Cochran 4. Totals: 31 2-6 70.

Rogue River 7 6 8 23 — 44

Cascade Christian 13 20 20 17 — 70

3-point goals — Rogue River 2 (Garcia 1, Krouse 1), Cascade Christian 6 (Hess 2, Morse 4).

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

Southern Sky Conference

CRATER 59, KLAMATH UNION 53 — At Central Point, Josh Lokeno scored 26 point and grabbed seven rebounds to keep Crater tied atop the Southern Sky Conference.

Eric Chadderdon scored 10 points for the Pelicans, which trailed Crater by as much as 12 points.

Klamath Union cut the lead to five in the fourth quarter but Crater (12-4, 4-1 SSC) held strong, putting the game out of reach after converting two steals from Lokeno and Mike Hicks into points.

KLAMATH UNION (53) — Denson 6, Chavarria 10, Chadderdon 10, Amos 2, Bartolomei 7, Jackson 2, McLoughlin 10, Hemmingway 6, Stork 0. Totals: 22 6-11 53.

CRATER (59) — Lee 7, Robbins 9, Corcoran 7, Lokeno 26, Dalton 6, Reed 2, Hicks 2. Totals: 25 7-15 59.

Klamath Union 6 14 3 20 — 53

Crater 18 12 8 21 — 59

3-point goals — Klamath Union 3 (Denson 1, Chadderdon 1, Bartolomei 1), Crater 2 (Corcoran 1, Lokeno 1). Fouled out — Robbins.

Southern Cascade League

ST. MARY'S 44, CHILOQUIN 43 — At Chiloquin, Lou Gambee had 21 points and eight rebounds as St. Mary's knocked off its second top-10 opponent in three days to pull into a tie for first place in the SCL.

Chiloquin is ranked 10th in Class 2A. On Thursday, the Crusaders (9-7, 4-1 SCL) nipped No. 7 Lakeview, 43-42.

St. Mary's, which is tied with Lakeview for first place, survived a harrowing final few seconds. Gus Miller made two free throws to pull Chiloquin within 44-43. The Panthers then stole the inbounds pass, but Liston Case's leaning shot with two seconds left missed the mark.

Zach Tomlinson had 11 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders. Connor O'Boyle added six assists.

ST. MARY'S (44) — Harper 2, O'Boyle 1, Boggess 0, Grant 3, Gambee 21, Watson 0, Bates 4, Gross 2, Tomlinson 11. Totals: 16 10-19 44.

CHILOQUIN (43) — Rich 10, Case 14, H. Miller 0, G. Miller 9, Horn 3, Jackson 7. Totals: 16 8-15 43.

St. Mary's 5 12 12 15 — 44

Chiloquin 12 13 7 11 — 43

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Grant 1, Gambee 1), Chiloquin 3 (Rich 1, Case 1, Horn 1). Fouled out — Jackson.

JV score — St. Mary's 56, Chiloquin 52.

Mountain Valley League

BUTTE FALLS 39, TRIAD 36, OT — At Butte Falls, Josh McGonagle recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds as Butte Falls earned its second straight overtime win and moved into a three-way tie for first in the MVL.

Butte Falls (12-5, 6-1 MVL) stepped up its defense in overtime and had two key steals from McGonagle and Moe Gower that led to Logger points.

TRIAD (36) — Ovgard 15, Hircharck 9, Moore 2, Nilsson 6, Frentzko 1, Trumbul 3, Peterson 0. Totals: 14 6-8 36.

BUTTE FALLS (39) — Gower 11, McGonagle 10, Casillas 10, Sutfin 6, Dunham 2. Totals: 13 10-23 39.

Butte Falls 10 6 14 5 4 — 39

Triad 13 4 9 9 1 — 36

3-point goals — Triad 2 (Ovgard 2), Butte Falls 3 (Casillas 2, Gower 1). Fouled out — Ovgard.

JV result — Triad won.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 46, GILCHRIST 30 — At Gilchrist, Ryan Coggins scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Rogue Valley Adventist (6-5, 4-3 MVL).

The Red Tail Hawks outrebounded Gilchrist 42-24 and held the Grizzlies scoreless in the third quarter.

Caleb Fjarli added 10 points and 12 rebounds for RVA.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (46) — Coggins 14, Fjarli 10, Denton 6, Peterson 6, DeLaVega 0, Alvarez 5, Wold 2, J. Wood 2, Gilley 1, Z. Wood 0, Ed. Taverez 0, Scott 0, E. Taverez 0. Totals: 20 4-13 46.

GILCHRIST (30) — Stenson 13, Montgomery 8, Harris 5, Erwin 2, Ellington 0, Shvey 2. Totals: 12 3-6 30.

Rogue Valley Adventist 9 13 11 13 — 46

Gilchrist 5 11 0 14 — 30

3-point goals — Rouge Valley Adventist 2 (Coggins 1, Alvarez 1), Gilchrist 3 (Stenson 2, Montgomery 1). Fouled out — Denton.

PAISLEY 46, PROSPECT 44 — At Paisley, Prospect's second-half rally came up short because of some missed free throws down the stretch.

Sophomore guard Shane Kelley paced Prospect (3-11, 2-5 MVL) with 19 points and David Demello provided eight assists.

PROSPECT (44) — Linson 9, Gallagher 2, Demello 4, Roe 2, Walton 8, Kelley 19, Ryan 0. Totals: 18 7-15 44.

PAISLEY (46) — Gilbert 7, Vickerman 6, G. McKay 4, Pelroy 15, L. McKay 9, O'Leary 9. Totals: 17 10-19 46.

Prospect 13 9 13 9 — 44

Paisley 12 18 11 5 — 46

3-point goals — Prospect 1 (Kelley 1), Paisley 2 (O'Leary 1, Vickerman 1). Fouled out — Kelley, Vickerman.