St. Mary's defeated Lakeview twice in close boys basketball games earlier this season. But with an opportunity to win the Southern Cascade League title outright and garner the conference's No. 1 seed into the Class 2A state playoffs, St. Mary's stumbled at home against the Honkers Tuesday.

St. Mary's defeated Lakeview twice in close boys basketball games earlier this season. But with an opportunity to win the Southern Cascade League title outright and garner the conference's No. 1 seed into the Class 2A state playoffs, St. Mary's stumbled at home against the Honkers Tuesday.

Kasey and Matt Clemens combined for 33 points as Lakeview edged the Crusaders 57-54.

The Lakeview victory moves the Honkers into a three-way tie for the league title with St. Mary's and Chiloquin.

St. Mary's, which dropped to the league's No. 3 playoff spot, will open the state playoffs at fourth-ranked Oakland at 7 p.m. Saturday.

"(Lakeview) executed very well down the stretch," said St. Mary's coach Rick Jackson. "We were right there but couldn't get over the hump in the fourth quarter."

The Crusaders (14-9, 9-3 SCL) trailed by one point about midway through the final period before Matt Clemens hit a 3-pointer and the Honkers scored on their next possession to bump the lead to six.

Junior post Lou Gambee scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace St. Mary's.

"They really did a great job on Lou defensively," said Jackson, "but he still had a very good game."

Senior post Zach Tomlinson scored 12 points and junior guard Keenan Grant added 11 for the Crusaders. That tied career-high scoring totals for both Tomlinson and Grant.

"They hit a couple of clutch shots down the end and we didn't answer," said Jackson. "It was back and forth. That's how all our games have been with them."

LAKEVIEW (57) — M. Clemens 14, K. Clemens 19, Pardue 7, McKenzie 2, Squires 7, St. Clair 4, Cahill 4. Totals: 21 9-13 57.

ST. MARY'S (54) — Harper 0, O'Boyle 2, Boggess 5, Grant 11, Gambee 13, Watson 3, Bates 4, Gross 4, Tomlinson 12, Mosely 0. Totals: 22 5-10 54.

Lakeview 12 8 19 18 — 57

St. Mary's 7 14 17 16 — 54

3-point goals — Lakeview 6 (M. Clemens 1, K. Clemens 4, Pardue 1), St. Mary's 5 (Boggess 1, Grant 3, Watson 1).

JV result — Lakeview won.

Southern Sky Conference

KLAMATH UNION 84, EAGLE POINT 69 — At Eagle Point, Eric Chadderdon led five Klamath Union scorers in double figures with 19 to keep Eagle Point winless in Southern Sky play.

Randy Denson added 18 points, Justin Chavarria had 17, Bobby Hemmingway 16 and Jon Amos 10 for the Pelicans.

Logan Winter drained a career-high six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Eagles (7-17, 0-12 SSC). The sophomore also added six rebounds and six assists, while Austin Rowley had 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

KLAMATH UNION (84) — Denson 18, Chavarria 17, Chadderdon 19, Amos 10, Jackson 2, Stork 2, Hemmingway 16, McLaughlin 0. Totals: 31 12-19 84.

EAGLE POINT (69) — Gonzalez 3, Marlia 10, Winter 20, Tuttle 6, Reed 2, Morris 2, Holmes 8, Rowley 18, Rogers 0, Snow 0. Totals: 25 13-17 69.

Klamath Union 13 27 15 29 — 84

Eagle Point 15 18 14 22 — 69

3-point goals — Klamath Union 10 (Denson 4, Chavarria 3, Chadderdon 1, Hemmingway 2), Eagle Point 6 (Winter 6).

JV score — Klamath Union 59, Eagle Point 47.

Skyline Conference

HIDDEN VALLEY 54, PHOENIX 50, OT — At Phoenix, Jake Longo drilled seven 3-pointers, including three clutch shots in the fourth quarter, and had 23 points to help rally sixth-ranked Hidden Valley to the Skyline Conference victory.

Needing a win to cap the second and final bid to the state playoffs, Phoenix led by four with about 90 seconds to go but couldn't hold on as Longo's long-range efforts help send the game into overtime.

In the extra session, the Mustangs converted only one basket but were 9-for-10 from the foul line to secure the win after going 1-for-7 in the fourth quarter.

Alex Young scored 21 points and Skyler Reagan added 12 for Phoenix (14-10, 7-5 Skyline), which hurt its own cause by going 12-for-25 from the free-throw line.

HIDDEN VALLEY (54) — Longo 23, Suthann 16, Mahuna 7, Krauss 3, Bars 3, Kynard 2, Woodrum 0, Armanino 0, Frey 0, Maynard 0. Totals: 16 11-19 54.

PHOENIX (50) — Young 21, Reagan 12, Bohn 7, Treadway 3, Ralls 2, Sauceda 4, Crichton 1, Tally 0, Campoy 0. Totals: 18 12-25 50.

Hidden Valley 14 9 8 10 13 — 54

Phoenix 8 11 14 8 9 — 50

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 9 (Longo 7, Bars 1, Suthann 1), Phoenix 2 (Young 1, Sauceda 1). Fouled out — Maynard, Ralls, Treadway.

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 64, NORTH VALLEY 38 — At Cave Junction, sophomore guard Roger Hults scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as Illinois Valley kept North Valley winless.

Hults had four 3-pointers for the Cougars (9-12, 4-8 Skyline).

Drew Wert paced North Valley (0-21, 0-12) with 11 points.

NORTH VALLEY (38) — Schwietert 2, Nelson 4, Tappan 5, Woodruff 0, Church 0, Anderson 8, Wert 11, Dean 2, Monnatt 2, Rusk 2, Sharb 2. Totals: 17 3-8 38.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (64) — Snook 10, F. Hults 2, R. Hults 23, Heath 8, Escalante 6, Glasgow 6, Kendall 7, Mikels 2. Totals: 21 18-27 64.

North Valley 11 7 11 9 — 38

Illinois Valley 18 7 18 21 — 64

3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Tappan 1), Illinois Valley 4 (R. Hults 4). Fouled out — Tappan, Woodruff.

JV score — Illinois Valley 43, North Valley 42.

Class 1A State Playoffs

NIXYAAWII 63, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 44 — At Pendleton, Rogue Valley Adventist dropped an opening-round game in the Class 1A state playoffs to the District 6 No. 2 team

The Red Tail Hawks, the Mountain Valley No. 3 seed, trailed 30-22 at halftime, but Nixyaawii broke the game open with a 19-7 third-quarter burst.