CAVE JUNCTION — Illinois Valley, making its first state appearance since 2002, routed Coquille 60-44 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday.

CAVE JUNCTION — Illinois Valley, making its first state appearance since 2002, routed Coquille 60-44 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday.

The eighth-ranked Cougars, responding after having their 14-game winning streak snapped in the Southern Cascade Hybrid playoffs, improved to 20-3.

They open the three-day state tournament at 8:15 p.m. Thursday against second-ranked Dayton at North Bend High.

Senior Roger Hults and junior Fred Hults paced the Cougars with 18 points each and Jesse Bethke added 11 points and nine rebounds.

Illinois Valley (20-3) started the game with an explosive 17-2 run against the Sunset League champion and led 19-5 at the end of the opening period. Fred Hults sparked the offense by scoring nine of his 18 points in the first quarter.

The Cougars' defense fueled their transition attack by forcing the Red Devils into 21 turnovers. Illinois Valley also won the rebounding battle, 32-24

Coquille (20-6) made a run late, but IV went 10-for-10 from the line over the final two minutes to preserve the victory.

COQUILLE (44) — Waddington 12, Miranda 10, Harris 8, Howard 8, Huffman 4, GeDeros 1, Pelc 1. Totals 18 4-6 44.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (60) — F. Hults 18, R. Hults 18, Bethke 11, Robbins 9, Free 2, McLaughlin 2. Totals 19 21-30 60.

Coquille 5 16 9 14 — 44

Illinois Valley 19 18 7 16 — 60

3-point goals—Coquille 4 (Waddington 4), Illinois Valley 1 (F. Hults 1).

SUNSET 74, CRATER 50 — At Sunset, Dom Ditlefsen scored 32 points as Sunset won the Class 6A state play-in contest.

Crater (4-20), which doesn't have a senior on its roster, received 12 points apiece from Cody Dismukes and Justin Martin. Martin's points came on four 3-pointers.

Dismukes added seven rebounds, while sophomore guard R.J. Morgan contributed 11 points and Jordan Douglas hauled in eight boards.

CRATER (50) — Erskine 0, Stewart 3, Rodman 0, Williams 6, Martin 12, Jaasko 0, Seiver 3, Dismukes 12, Neal 0, Douglas 3, Morgan 11, Marineau 0. Totals: 21 3-6 50.

SUNSET (74) — Brogan 0, Umscheid 11, Curtis 10, Kim 3, MacMillan 0, Esping 6, McFerrin III 2, Lu 2, Carter 4, Watson 2, Altorfer 2, Ditlefsen 32. Totals: 28 13-16 74.

Crater 11 11 10 18 — 50

Sunset 18 17 20 19 — 74

3-point goals — Crater 5 (Martin 4, Stewart 1), Sunset 5 (Espring 2, Umscheid 1, Kim 1, Ditlefsen 1).

GRANTS PASS 60, FOREST GROVE 53 — At Grants Pass, Forest Grove came out hot from the field — making four of its seven 3-pointers in the first quarter — but Grants Pass rallied back strong in the state play-in game.

The Cavemen (11-13), the No. 4 seed from the Southern Oregon Hybrid, will open the 32-team Class 6A state playoffs Tuesday on the road.

Tony Scriven scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the first half for Grants Pass.

Caveman senior point guard Taylor Griggs added 11 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Dylan Davidson tallied 16 points to lead Forest Grove (3-22), which finished the season on a 16-game losing streak.

FOREST GROVE (53) — Cornett 7, Garcia 7, Walker 8, Caluillo 0 Peters 7, Beatty 0, Jansen 2, Hutchins 2, Cohrs 2, Jamieson 2, Davidson 16. Totals: 20 6-8 53.

GRANTS PASS (60) — Emptage 8, Griggs 11, Fields 4, Bennett 0, Evens 2, Scriven 21, Etheridge 4, Tardieu 6, Mahr 4. Totals: 24 10-25 60.

Forest Grove 20 12 10 11 — 53

Grants Pass 18 13 16 13 — 60

3-point goals — Forest Grove 7 (Cornett 1, Garcia 1, Walker 2, Peters 1, Davidson 2), Grants Pass 2 (Emptage 2). Fouled out — Hutchins.

NORTH EUGENE 49, EAGLE POINT 42 — At Eugene, Eagle Point battled back after falling behind early, but Midwestern League champion North Eugene held on for the state play-in victory.

North Eugene led 28-21 at halftime.

Garrett Snow scored all nine of his points in the third quarter on three 3-pointers to help the Eagles (11-14) move to within one point of the Highlanders entering the final period.

North Eugene (16-7) made 6 of 12 from the foul line in the fourth to stymie an Eagle Point comeback.

Senior wing Logan Winter posted a double-double for the Eagles with 11 points and 12 rebounds and junior Jonathan Bolston added 11 points.

EAGLE POINT (42) — Winter 11, Bolston 11, Snow 9, Holmes 7, Reed 4, Flores 0, Quintero 0, Chavez 0. Totals: 17 3-7 42.

NORTH EUGENE (49) — Moore 16, Wilson 10, Huffman 5, Juibbini 5, Landgreen 4, Sand 3, Miller 3, Stark 2, Delaney 1, Luponski 0. Totals: 14 16-24 49.

Eagle Point 7 14 14 7 — 42

North Eugene 17 11 8 13 — 49

3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Snow 3, Winter 1, Bolston 1), North Eugene 6 (Wilson 2, Sand 1, Juibbini 1, Moore 1, Huffman 1).

NORTH VALLEY 52, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 33 — At Brookings, North Valley rebounded from slow a start in the Class 4A play-in game.

Brookings-Harbor led 11-9 after one quarter, then the Knights (16-12) took command.

Jake Herklotz had 15 points and 10 rebounds for North Valley, and Jeremiah Rusk had 10 points and three steals. Dan Dean nabbed five rebounds and Kevin Brazille had five assists for the Knights.

NORTH VALLEY (52) — Herklotz 15, Rusk 10, Pughe 8, Hayter 7, Anderson 5, Dean 4, Lyon 3, Brazille 0, Vandehey 0. Totals: 23 3-4 52.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (33) — Corpening 9, Tate 8, Fertig 6, Growmen 6, Gotfred 2, Bruce 2, Dodd 0. Totals: 12 7-9 33.

North Valley 9 19 12 12 — 52

Brookings-Harbor 11 8 10 4 — 33

3-point goals — North Valley 3 (Hayter 1, Anderson 1, Lyon 1), Brookings-Harbor 2 (Corpening 1, Fertig 1).

NORTH BEND 74, HIDDEN VALLEY 44 — At North Bend, Logan Lucero poured in 24 points and Kai Johnson added 17 for North Bend in the state play-in contest.

The Far West League champion Bulldogs (20-3) took a 20-6 first-quarter lead and built a 21-point halftime advantage.

Kyle Garrison and Kaleb Krauss each scored eight points to pace Hidden Valley, which finished the season at 10-18.

HIDDEN VALLEY (44) — Garrison 8, Krauss 8, Monnet 6, Suthann 6, Craig 4, Hults 3, Morse 3, Abruzzini 1. Totals: 18-48 5-9 44.

NORTH BEND (74) — L. Lucero 24, Johnson 17, J. Lucero 12, Mitchell 12, Mateski 6, Stump 2, Mateski 1. Totals 22-40 18-26 74.

Hidden Valley 6 10 15 13 — 44

North Bend 20 17 24 13 — 74

3-point goals— Hidden Valley 3-16 (Hults 1, Morse 1, Rojas 1), North Bend 12-16 (L. Lucero 6, Johnson 4, J. Lucero 2).

MAZAMA 50, SUTHERLIN 43 — At Klamath Falls, David Evans scored 17 points to lead three players in double figures as top-ranked Mazama (25-1) extended its winning streak to 23 games.

SUTHERLIN (43) — Davis 5, Ca. Mock 0, McLain 3, Jaukkuri 6, Eakin 0, Ch. Mock 19, Bell-Morgan 8, Wattman 2. Totals: 15 7-8 43.

MAZAMA (50) — Mathis 8, Evans 17, Wynne 10, W. Hall 0, Robinson 5, Z. Hall 1, Jackson 10, Murrey 0. Totals: 13 16-29 50.

Sutherlin 4 10 10 19 — 43

Mazama 13 11 10 16 — 50

3-point goals — Sutherlin 6 (Ch. Mock 3, Jaukkuri 1, McLain 1, Davis 1), Mazama 8 (Evans 5, Wynne 2, Robinson 1).

Girls

REDMOND 57, ROSEBURG 46 — At Redmond, Roseburg, the Southern Oregon Hybrid No. 5 team, completed the season with a 8-16 record, while Redmond (10-16) advanced to the 6A playoffs with the state play-in victory. MARIST 33, ASHLAND 29 — At Ashland, Marist, the fifth-place Midwestern team, advanced to the Class 5A state tournament, while Ashland's season ended.

Ashland's Molly Cochrane tied the game, 29-all, at the free throw line with 5:13 to go. Those were the last points of the game for the Grizzlies, who had two costly turnovers down the stretch.

Willie Michiels led the Grizzlies (9-14) with eight points and Allison Shulenberger added seven.

For the Spartans (10-15), Sami Pitts scored 13.

MARIST (33) — Meyers 0, Waldron 8, Martin 0, Pitts 13, Anderson 11, Krier 0, Cummins 1. Totals: 8 13-18 33.

ASHLAND (29) — Shulenberger 7, Minor 0, Sar. Kasiah 5, Cochrane 4, Pavlich 2, Marston 3, Michiels 8. Totals: 12 4-6 29.

Marist 7 6 7 13 — 33

Ashland 8 8 8 4 — 29

3-point goals - Marist 4 (Pitts 3, Anderson 1), Ashland 1 (Sar. Kasiah 1).

HENLEY 38, SUTHERLIN 8 — At Klamath Falls, Skyline Conference champion Henley (19-5) held Sutherlin to zero points in two of the four quarters during the Class 4A play-in game.

Senior forward A.J. Castle paced Henley with 11 points and four rebounds, while Rylee Carleton chipped in eight points, five rebounds and five steals.

Henley will host a state playoff game next Saturday.

SUTHERLIN (8) — Mendenhall 2, Corbett 6, Carson 0, Rethwill 0, Patrick 0, Hults 0, Hodgood 0, Freeman 0, Chamberlain 0, LaSerre 0, Knee 0, Sizemore 0. Totals: 3 1-2 8.

HENLEY (38) — Fahner 2, deHoop 1, Olden 2, Castle 11, Scholer 7, Parker 2, Morgan 2, Carleton 8, Patterson 3, Brown 0. Totals: 15 7-16 38.

Sutherlin 0 3 5 0 — 8

Henley 9 7 5 17 — 38

3-point goals — Sutherlin 1 (Corbett 1), Henley 1 (Patterson 1). Fouled out — Mendenhall.