Coach Marvin Denman knew the Cascade Christian girls were in for a battle in the championship of the Wells Fargo Advisors Christmas Classic on Thursday.

Coach Marvin Denman knew the Cascade Christian girls were in for a battle in the championship of the Wells Fargo Advisors Christmas Classic on Thursday.

And that's what the Class 3A Challengers got, losing to Mazama, the state's sixth-ranked 4A team, 48-33, at Cascade Christian High.

The Vikings, who finished fourth in the state last year, improved to 8-1 with their second win of the season over Cascade Christian. Mazama triumphed Cascade 71-59 early this month.

"We played hard," said Denman. "We wanted to get to the championship game, so we reached our goal. Obviously, we wanted to win it, but Mazama's a really good team. We knew we had our hands full."

The Challengers (5-6), who were held to 11 first-half points, got 12 points and three assists from Kelsey Cochran.

Hannah Reynolds scored 11 for Mazama.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (33) — Aguilar 2, Cochran 12, Martinez 3, Hunt 3, Zimmerer 1, Kinney 7, M. Britton 2, Higday 3, Jessee 0, K. Britton 0, Brown 0. Totals: 12 6-14 33.

MAZAMA (48) — Reynolds 11, Totten 8, Morris 8, Valenta 9, Hand 2, Osterman 1, Smith 5, Faust 4, Farris 0, Truett 0, Mallams 0. Totals: 16 14-17 48.

Cascade Christian 5 6 13 9 — 33

Mazama 18 15 10 5 — 48

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Martinez 1, Hunt 1, Cochran 1), Mazama 2 (Reynolds 1, Totten 1).

PHOENIX 38, UMATILLA 26 — Phoenix turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and claimed third place.

Baylee Toney, a 5-foot-7 sophomore, scored a career-high 16 points and added 12 rebounds for the Pirates. Her previous best was 12 points earlier this season.

Phoenix (3-4) held Umatilla to three second-half points, shutting out the Vikings in the fourth quarter. Dana Cardenas led Umatilla (4-2) with nine points, including a 3 and two long 2-point field goals, but was scoreless in the second half.

UMATILLA (26) — Cardenas 9, Garza 6, Evans 8, Longoria 2, Siler 1, Campos 0, Fudge 0, Schaefer-Cranston 0, Gailbraith 0. Totals: 12 1-2 26.

PHOENIX (38) — Ramirez 8, D. Tally 2, B. Tally 2, Hamilton 4, Marshall 6, Toney 16, Martinez 0, Brown 0, Skaff 0. Totals: 13 9-18 38.

Umatilla 13 10 3 0 — 26

Phoenix 12 12 12 2 — 38

3-point goals — Umatilla 1 (Cardenas 1), Phoenix 3 (Ramirez 2, Marshall 1).

ILLINOIS VALLEY 37, BUTTE FALLS 34 — At Phoenix, Keyanna Augustadt scored 14 points and Alex LaFlamme added nine as Illinois Valley (2-8) edged Butte Falls.

Tamika Funk recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds, eight blocked shots, seven steals and three assists, and Sierra Kirkpatrick added 10 points and four steals for Butte Falls.

Joli Hobbs landed a spot on the all-tournament team for the Loggers (2-6).

BUTTE FALLS (34) — Kirkpatrick 10, Funk 10, Ramirez 0, Hobbs 6, Creech 2, Beams 1, Poirier 0, Myers 0, McGonagle 5. Totals: 10 13-26 34.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (37) — Householder 0, Barker-Cortrecht 2, Brooks 2, LaFlamme 9, Welden 2, Augustadt 14, Crow 5, Vidales 3. Totals: 14 8-21 37.

Butte Falls 14 12 4 4 — 34

Illinois Valley 8 14 12 3 — 37

3-point goals — Butte Falls 1 (Funk 1), Illinois Valley 1 (Crow 1). Fouled out — Hobbs.

SOUTH MEDFORD JV 61, NORTH VALLEY 37 — At Phoenix, South Medford raced to a 34-7 halftime lead.

North Valley (4-7) got 17 points and three steals from all-tournament selection Kenzie Schmoll.

NORTH VALLEY (37) — Schmoll 17, Scott 6, Gronholm 5, D'Arpino 4, Moore 3, McElheran 2, Sanders 0, Werner 0. Totals: 13 10-27 37.

SOUTH MEDFORD JV (61) — Sprang 11, Hunsley 9, Fidow 8, Sleezer 8, M. Cox 6, B. Cox 4, Williams 6, Magana 7, Jackson 2, Smith 0, Esquival 0, Nunez 0. Totals: 25 10-14 61.

North Valley 4 3 11 19 — 37

South Medford JV 16 18 14 13 — 61

3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Gronholm 1), South Medford JV 1 (Magana 1)

COQUILLE 50, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 43 — Coquille got off to a fast start and claimed third place.

Cascade Christian (3-3), which finished fourth out of eight teams, scored just five points in the first quarter but managed to slice Coquille's advantage to 32-31 in the third. However, the Red Devils pulled away and hit 8 of 9 free throws in the fourth to ice it.

Alex Miller led the Challengers with 14 points and all-tournament selection Eric Morse had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Cascade Christian's David Sellers added nine points and seven rebounds. CC had 20 turnovers.

Coquille's Cole Waddington, who also made the all-tourney team, scored 11 points in the opening quarter and netted 18 of his 20 in the first half. Tyler Stephens had 14 points.

COQUILLE (50) — Carter 2, Stephens 14, Howard 2, Waddington 20, Arrant 2, Hodge 2, Bowen 8. Totals: 15 16-18 50.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (43) — Siliga 3, Sha 0, Morse 11, Cheney 4, Joffer 0, Miller 14, Sellers 9, Thompson 2. Totals: 14 12-14 43.

Coquille 20 14 7 9 — 50

Cascade Christian 5 20 9 9 — 43

3-point goals — Coquille 4 (Stephens 2, Waddington 2), Cascade Christian (Miller 2, Siliga 1).

ILLINOIS VALLEY 88, UMATILLA 61 — At Phoenix, Mac Epple had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Freddy Hults flirted with a triple-double to help Illinois Valley wrap up seventh place.

Hults had nine points, nine assists and eight rebounds before leaving to a standing ovation, and Chaise Robbins added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks for the Cougars (3-8).

Umatilla (0-7) was paced by Andres Sanguino's 24 points.

UMATILLA (61) — Sanguino 24, Williams 5, Rubio 4, Hurley 0, Contreras 2, Bernal 14, Silverio 2, Kennedy 0, Snyder 8, Thompson 2. Totals: 21 9-11 61.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (88) — Hults 9, T. Robbins 14, McLaughlin 12, C. Robbins 10, Epple 21, Welch 9, Bethke 9, Hoelzle 4. Totals: 35 17-30 88.

Umatilla 22 12 13 14 — 61

Illinois Valley 23 17 22 26 — 88

3-point goals — Umatilla 10 (Sanguino 5, Bernal 4, Snyder 1), Illinois Valley 1 (Hults 1). Fouled out — Sanguino, Snyder.

BUTTE FALLS 40, GLENDALE 23 — At Phoenix, Butte Falls outscored Glendale 30-7 in the first half en route to its first win of the tournament, finishing 1-2.

James Ramirez led Butte Falls (2-6) with 11 points and five steals.

BUTTE FALLS (40) — Givens 7, Valero 9, Marley 2, Bateman 5, Ramirez 11, Adams 6, Sutton 0, Hunsaker 0, McGonagle 0. Totals: 16 3-4 40.

GLENDALE (23) — Ring 6, Stewart 4, Murren 5, Patryson 8, Palmateer 0, Boal 0. Totals: 8 7-14 23.

Butte Falls 11 19 6 4 — 40

Glendale 1 6 9 7 — 23

3-point goals — Butte Falls 5 (Valero 3, Bateman 1, Ramirez 1). Technical fouls — Butte Falls team.