St. Mary's coach Rick Jackson geared his defense to stop potent Phoenix point guard Kelsey George in the third-place game of the Wells Fargo Advisors Christmas Classic.

St. Mary's coach Rick Jackson geared his defense to stop potent Phoenix point guard Kelsey George in the third-place game of the Wells Fargo Advisors Christmas Classic.

Jackson's strategy worked as the Class 2A second-ranked Crusaders defeated the Class 4A Pirates, 42-32, Saturday at the Cascade Christian High gym.

"We like to man up and put pressure on people," said Jackson, "but played zone out of respect to Kelsey. We wanted to help out on the zone rather than have Kelsey break down our defense and kick out to the shooters."

St. Mary's (7-2) forced 20 turnovers and limited Phoenix to just 9-of-36 shooting from the field in defeating the Pirates (4-6) for the second time this season.

"It was a defensive struggle," said Jackson. "We did a good job of doubling down and forcing turnovers. When they picked up their dribble, we denied them the passing lanes."

The Crusaders received important contributions from backup Abby Steinsiek and Aubrey Street.

Steinsiek scored a team-best 11 points and Street added 10.

"(Steinsiek) played well offensively and defensively," said Jackson. "She came up with number of steals and loose balls. She was active and looking for her shot."

Street, who went scoreless in the previous two games, knocked down all four free throws in the final period to help seal the win.

George paced the Pirates with 13 points and Chandler Talley hauled in 11 rebounds before fouling out.

ST. MARY'S (42) — Bennion 0, D. Valdez 0, Provost-Shean 0, Steinsiek 11, Street 10, Adderson 7, Bates 6, V. Valdez 9. Totals: 18 5-9 42.

PHOENIX (32) — Horton 0, George 13, Bradfield 7, Helm 8, Engle 0, D. Tally 0, C. Tally 4, Hendricks 0. Totals: 9 10-12 32.

St. Mary's 11 9 9 13 — 42

Phoenix 4 13 7 8 — 32

3-point goals — St. Mary's 3 (Steinsiek 3), Phoenix 4 (George 1, Helm 2, Bradfield 1). Fouled out — C. Tally. Technical foul — St. Mary's coach Jackson.

BURNS 47, NYSSA 35 — Defending Class 3A state champion Burns captured the tournament title at Cascade Christian High.ROGUE RIVER 57, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 51 — Rogue River overcame a 10-point, first-quarter deficit against its Sunset League rival at Cascade Christian High.

The Chieftains (6-3) won the second quarter, 23-10, to move in front. They led by as many as 15 before the Challengers rallied.

Alli Ehrhardt scored eight of her 20 points in the fourth for Rogue River, and Kelly Maxey had five of her 16 in the final quarter. Jesse Sondag added 14 points and seven rebounds, Ehrhardt had five boards and Maxey five assists.

Aleena Cesaro scored 15 and Becca Sellers 12 for the Cascade Christian (5-2).

ROGUE RIVER (57) — Ehrhardt 20, B. Coulter 5, Sondag 14, Maxey 16, Fricke 2, Jessee 0, King 0, A. Coulter 0, Cullotta 0, Lara 0. Totals: 19 17-22 57.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (51) — Brown 4, Aguilar 5, Hallmark 8, Cochran 5, Cesaro 15, Martin 1, Vondra 1, Sellers 12, Ballard 0, Martinez 0. Totals: 20 9-17 51.

Rogue River 11 23 8 15 — 57

Cascade Christian 18 10 8 15 — 51

3-point goals — Rogue River 2 (Maxey 2), Cascade Christian 2 (Hallmark 2). Fouled out — Brown.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV 46, BUTTE FALLS 33 — At Phoenix, Cascade Christian's full-court press wore down Butte Falls in the second half.

The teams were tied 18-all at the break.

Mckenna Britton paced Cascade Christian with 10 points and Megan Higbay added nine.

For Butte Falls, sophomore forward Allie Givens tossed in eight points and sophomore Mariah Moore had seven.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (46) — Brown 8, Hunt 7, Cochran 8, Zimmer 0, Kinney 2, Gallo 2, Braun 0, Martinez 0, Britton 10, Higbay 9. Totals: 17 12-24 46.

BUTTE FALLS (33) — S. Kirkpatrick 0, Garote 2, C. Kirkpatrick 6, Moore 7, Retherford 0, Ferguson 6, Hobbs 0, Sutfin 4, Givens 8. Totals: 14 5-9 33.

Cascade Christian JV 14 4 11 17 — 46

Butte Falls 13 5 9 6 — 33

Fouled out — Moore.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 49, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 22 — At Phoenix, Michelle Aslakson made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead New Hope Christian.

Sande Wood had nine points and six rebounds, and Sarah Leffingwell grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Rogue Valley Adventist (2-4). Teammate Jessica Armstrong added four points and five rebounds off the bench.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (22) — Echler 0, Hoque 0, Wood 9, Cool 3, O'Reilly 0, Mailand 0, Armstrong 4, Gilmore 0, Leffingwell 5, Hougue 1. Totals: 8 6-12 22.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (49) — Murray 9, Mi. Aslakson 15, Jones 7, Goddard 5, Cunningham 4, Abbett 5, Quirarte 2, Ma. Aslakson 2. Totals: 21 3-4 49.

Rogue Valley Adventist 3 5 5 9 — 22

New Hope Christian 18 10 14 7 — 49

3-point goals — New Hope Christian 4 (Mi. Aslakson 3, Abbett 1).