A one-quarter lull that has plagued the St. Mary’s boys basketball team this season reared its ugly head again Saturday, costing the Crusaders a prime chance at a nonleague victory over Bandon at St. Mary’s High.

Bandon used a 19-6 scoring advantage in the second quarter to gain separation on St. Mary’s en route to a 54-49 triumph.

“We’ve got to learn how to win, we can’t have that one quarter that kills us,” said St. Mary’s head coach Kevin Dixon. “We have a tough time putting the ball in the basket sometimes.”

Senior guard Jakab Bowling scored 17 points with three assists to lead the way for the Crusaders (5-10), and senior Justin Silsbee added eight points. Sophomore Trevahn Foster used a solid second half to post seven points, six rebounds and two blocks, and senior Gabe Mayer had seven points, four rebounds and three assists.

Freshman Nathan Sternenberg also had six rebounds to go with his five points for St. Mary’s, which outscored Bandon 43-35 in the other three quarters Saturday.

Sophomore Braydon Freitag poured in 28 points to lead Bandon (5-7).

BANDON (54): Freitag 28, Yarbor 10, Wilhite 6, Dyer 0, Smith 10, Gaston 0. Totals: 20 9-19 54.

ST. MARY’S (49): Keaeo-Wailehua 0, Mayer 7, Sternenberg 5, Grant 0, Silsbee 8, Bowling 17, Reynolds 5, Foster 7. Totals: 19 8-14 49.


St. Mary’s;11;6;19;13;—;49

3-point goals — Bandon 5 (Freitag 2, Yarbor 2, Wilhite 1), St. Mary’s 3 (Bowling 3). Fouled out — Foster. Technical foul — Bowling.

JV result — St. Mary’s won.

SOUTH UMPQUA 41, PHOENIX 38: At Murphy, Phoenix sophomore Mateo Lopez notched 13 points but the Pirates couldn’t overcome a scoreless third quarter to fall short during Day 2 of the Sky-West Crossover event at Hidden Valley High.

David Lozano Reyes scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter to help spark a potential rally by Phoenix (3-10).

Chris Martinez scored 12 points to lead South Umpqua (4-9).

SOUTH UMPQUA (41): Martinez 12, Gross 6, Lee 2, Warner 8, McFadden 9, Wylis 4, Roberts 0. Totals: 18 1-4 41.

PHOENIX (38): Martinez 0, Hutsell 7, Goff 3, Lozano-Reyes 9, Lopez 13, Peterson 0, Gail 6, Botermans 0. Totals: 14 6-16 38.

South Umpqua;10;8;12;11;—;41


3-point goals — South Umpqua 2 (Martinez 2), Phoenix 4 (Lopez 2, Goff 1, Lozano-Reyes 1).

GOLD BEACH 75, ROGUE RIVER 58: At Gold Beach, Rogue River fell to 1-11 overall after taking a nonconference loss against Class 2A Gold Beach.

The Panthers (7-5) won their third in a row.

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN 72, PROSPECT 30: At Prospect, Jordan Royce had 12 points and four rebounds to pace Prospect in the Mountain Valley League loss.

Jadon Taylor added four points and four rebounds for the Cougars (1-8, 0-3 MVL), who fell behind 37-8 at halftime.

TRIAD 58, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 49: A strong second quarter wasn’t enough for host Rogue Valley Adventist to overcome Triad, which pulled away in the third quarter in picking up a Mountain Valley League victory.

Ruben Tovar, a sophomore guard, had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and sophomore forward Isaiah Christensen added 11 points for the Red Tail Hawks (6-7, 1-3 MVL).