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Cascade cruises to Classic title

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Cascade Christian remains unbeaten (8-0) after winning the Crusader-Challenger Christmas Classic girls basketball tournament Wednesday by crushing co-host St. Mary's 45-19 in the championship game.

It was the first time in Challenger coach Loren King's three years with the program that Cascade Christian won the tournament.

It was a good tournament with some solid teams, King said. And it was nice to play our co-host in the final game.

Christine McCandless led the Crusaders in the second-day of the two-day tournament recording 16 points in the semifinal win over Etna (55-43) and 12 points in the title game.

Teammate Kelly Clarke added 16 points in the semifinal round and 10 in the final.

Clarke led teammates Natalie Peck and Crystal Tait as all-tournament team selections.

Peck had 10 points in the semifinal and nine in the final, while Tait finished with 11 and six, respectively.

King said the keys to the squad's success is the consistency among his top four players and unselfish play from the entire team.

The key to the tournament was our defense and our discipline, King said. The girls were moving the ball around and looking for cracks in the opponent's defense and our bench did a good job for us.

Other players selected to the all-tournament team were Shawna Jackson of St. Mary's, Lindsey Stockton of Butte Falls, Marcie Durick and Erin Heard of Umpqua Valley Christian, and Jamie Brown, Kim Snapp and Angela Bingham of Etna.

First-place game

ST. MARY'S (19) -- Dode 0, Gritsch 0, Jackson 2, Crume 6, Greene, Barnard 0, Cook 0, Brophy 7, Maurer 4, Eagle 0. Totals: 8 2-2 19.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (45) -- Tait 6, Bostwick 4, Wolfer 0, Peck 9, Conley 0, Longan 2, Tiedemann 2, Adamson 0, Clarke 10, McCandless 12. Totals: 19 6-10 45.

St. Mary's .......................7 6 4 2 -- 19 Cascade Christian ....10 17 13 4 -- 45

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (Brophy 1), Cascade Christian — (Peck 1).

Third-place game

ETNA (29) -- J. Brown 9, Snapp 6, Binghaml 5, Smith 0, Rice 3, A. Brown 6. Totals: 10 9-9 29.

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (31) -- Hutton 0, Corder 2, Rutledge 0, Pruitt 0, E. Heard 6, Ingram 4, Hawkins 5, L. Heard 8, Durick 6. Totals: 13 3-3 31.

Etna ...........................5 12 5 7 -- 29 Umpqua Valley ........15 10 2 4 -- 31

3-point goals -- Etna 0, Umpqua Valley 2 (L. Heard 2).

Fifth-place game

SOUTH MEDFORD SOPHS (45) -- Alvis 15, Lewis 8, Duarte 4, Anderson 0, Cohee 10, Lehnhardt 8. Totals: 22 1-8 45.

BUTTE FALLS (41) -- J. McClanahan 18, Herral 0, Wilson 2, Stockton 11, H. McLauchlan 0, Bechler 5, E. McLauchlan 5. Totals: 18 3-13 41.

South Medford Sophs ..10 11 14 10 -- 45 Butte Falls .......................9 14 7 11 -- 41

3-point goals -- South Medford Sophs 0, Butte Falls 2 (J. McLauchlan 1, Stockton 1).

BUTTE FALLS (14) -- McClanahan 4, Herral 0, Wilson 0, Stockton 4, H. McLauchlan 4, Bechler 0, E. McLauchlan 6. Totals: 7 0-0 14.

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (77) -- Hutton 2, Corder 6, Rutledge 3, Prutt 5, E. Heard 10, Ingram 16, Hankins 8, L. Heard 18, Durick 9. Totals: 34 7-10 77.

Butte Falls .......................4 4 2 4 -- 14 Umpqua Valley .........21 18 20 18 -- 77

3-point goals -- Butte Falls 0, Umpqua Valley 2 (L. Heard 2).

SOUTH MEDFORD SOPHS (20) -- Alvis 2, Anders 2, Duerts 3, Anderson 0, Lewis 4, Coher 7, Lehnhardt 2. Totals: 7 6-12 20.

ST. MARY'S (50) -- Dode 8, Gritsch 2, Cook 0, Jackson 12, Brophy 11, Maurer 4, Greene 0, Barnard 0, Crume 7, Eagle 6. Totals: 21 5-17 50.

South Medford Sophs ...10 4 5 — -- 20 St. Mary's ..................12 18 12 8 -- 50

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (Jackson 1, Brophy 2). Fouled out -- Lehnhardt, Brophy.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (55) -- Tait 11, Wolfer 0, Peck 10, Conley 0, Longan 0, Tiedemann 2, Clarke 16, McCandless 16. 20 14-30 55.

ETNA (43) -- Smith 2, Snapp 14, Bingham 5, J. Brown 12, Sweezy 0, A. Brown 6, Berry 4, Rice 0. 21 1-7 43.

Cascade Christian ..17 9 10 19 -- 55 Etna .........................13 14 8 8 -- 43

3-point goals -- Cascade Christian — (Peck 1). Fouled out -- Bingham.

Boys

Jared Hall scored 23 points as Chiloquin edged Cascade Christian 61-58 to earn the tournament championship.

Hall and teammate Jeff Bentley were selected to the all-tournament squad along with Crusaders Tim Milojevich and Tim Alvarez.

Alvarez posted 15 points in the final game. Milojevich had 13, and teammate Joe Moxley led the squad with 17.

In the third-place game, St. Mary's held off Butte Falls 51-48.

The Crusaders jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but the Loggers (3-6) slowly worked their way back into the contest.

Butte Falls had only three players score, with Dusty Harrington leading the way with 20 points.

Junior post Brendon McNulty topped St. Mary's with 16 points.

McNulty, an all-tournament selection, also had 14 points in the Crusaders 61-34 loss to Cascade Christian in the semifinals.

Harrington was also named to the all-tournament team.

First-place game

CHILOQUIN (61) -- Parrish 12, Hall 23, Wright 0, E. Miller 0, Crosby 2, D. Hescock 11, Holster 4, Bentley 7, V. Miller 2. Totals: 22 14-21 61

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (58) -- Moxley 17, Kimmelshue 0, Jenkins 4, Baler 9, Ferrell 0, Cook 0, Milojevich 13, Alvarez 15. Totals: 24 9-14 58.

Chiloquin ...................10 18 11 22 -- 61 Cascade Christian ......15 15 13 15 -- 58

3-point goals -- Chiloquin — (Hall 2, D. Hescock 1), Cascade Christian — (Baker 1).

Third-place game

BUTTE FALLS (48) -- Harrington 20, Dunlap 0, Rodgers 0, Irwin 0, McKibbin 15, Smeltz 13, Nelson 0, McLauchlan 0. Totals: 16 12-14 48.

ST. MARY'S (51) -- Becker 3, Gibson 6, Malfavon 10, McNulty 16, Naumes 8, Kincaid 0, Haas 8, Phillips 0. Totals: 24 2-2 51.

Butte Falls .....................7 12 14 15 -- 48 St. Mary's .......................18 9 12 12 -- 51

3-point goals -- Butte Falls 4 (Harrington 2, McKibbin 1, Smeltz 1), St. Mary's — (Becker). Fouled out -- Naumes.

ST. MARY'S (34) -- Becker 6, Gibson 2, Jones 0, Malfavon 3, McNulty 14, Naumes 3, Phillips 0, Kincaid 2, Erickson 0, Haas 4, Stout 0. Totals: 13 5-11 34.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (61) -- Moxley 6, Kimmelshue 7, Jenkins 5, Baker 5, Ferrell 6, Cook 4, Milojevich 17, Alvarez 11. Totals: 19 21-26 61.

St. Mary's ........................8 14 7 5 -- 34 Cascade Christian ......13 13 13 22 -- 61

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (McNulty 2, Becker 1), Cascade Christian 2 (Kimmelshue 1, Baker 1).

CHILOQUIN (97) -- Parrish 12, Hall 30, Wright 7, E. Miller 2, Crosby 15, Gambino 0, D. Hescock 15, Holster 5, Bentley 6, V. Miller 5. Totals: 37 10-11 97.

BUTTE FALLS (65) -- Harrington 16, Rodgers 3, Irwin 5, McKibben 16, Smeltz 15, Nelson 2, McLaughlin 8. Totals: 22 17-28 65.

Chiloquin .......................23 27 24 23 -- 97 Butte Falls .....................12 19 15 19 -- 65

3-point goals -- Chiloquin 13 (Hall 5, Crosby 3, D. Hescock 4, V. Miller 1), Butte Falls 4 (Smeltz 2, Harrington 1, McKibben 1).

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (67) -- Willeford 9, Crowl 10, Kieffer 0, Zink 19, Shelton 10, Henry 11, Jaques 2, Saylor 4, Carpenter 2, Thompson 0. Totals: 26 8-17 67.

SOUTH MEDFORD SOPHOMORES (63) -- Chord 7, Marion 2, Woods 10, Martinez 3, Wiley 11, Skundrick 5, Baumer 17, Maddox 8. Totals: 22 16-24 63.

Umpqua Valley Christian .......13 19 18 17 -- 67 South Medford Sophomores ..13 14 13 23 -- 63

3-point goals -- UVC — (Crowl 2, Willeford 1), South — (Wiley 2, Maddox 1). Fouled Out -- Saylor, Chord.

ETNA (53) -- Rainville 4, Isbell 20, Hicks 2, Sims 6, Hottendorf 0, Martin 0, Kraus 2, Hargett 8, Hausauer 4, Bispo 3, Bennett 4. Totals: 18 14-23 53.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (50) -- Prins 12, Kelly 6, McCord 0, Ferrell 0, Hefley 2, Fleischer 8, Rawding 4, Bullard 6, Edwards 12. Totals: 18 11-18 50.

Etna .............................8 15 14 16 -- 53 Cascade Christian ...JV 6 16 10 18 -- 50

3-point goals -- Etna — (Isbell 3), Cascade Christian JV — (Prins 2, Fleischer 1).

Cascade Christian's Andy Baker (21) swoops to the hoop over St. Mary's defender J.P. Naumes in the Crusader-Challenger Christmas Classic at South Medford Wednesday. Cascade Christian won the morning matchup, 61-34, but fell short in the championship game to Chiloquin, 61-58, Wednesday night. - Photo by Andy Atkinson