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St. Mary's boys remain undefeated

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

St. Mary's ran its record to 8-0 with a 53-40 victory over Etna, Calif., in boys championship-bracket action in the Crusader-Challenger Christmas Classic Tuesday at South Medford High.

St. Mary's advances into today's semifinals against Butte Falls, which defeated the Cascade Christian Junior Varsity 69-61 behind Travis Smeltz's 26 points. The other semifinal will match Cascade Christian against Glendale.

Cascade Christian routed Chiloqluin, 77-48, while Glendale got past the South Medford sophomore team, 49-36.

The Challengers will face Glendale at — p.m., followed by St. Mary's versus Butte Falls at 2:30 p.m. Both games are at South Medford High.

The boys championship game will be at 8:30 tonight at South Medford High.

St. Mary's used a 21-point performance from Chris Murphy, and Murphy and Geoff Haas combined for 17 rebounds in the victory over Etna.

Andy Baker had 18 points and Don Jenkins added 15 as the Challengers ran away from Southern Cascade League foe Chiloquin.

Championship Bracket Boxes

St. Mary's 53, Etna 40

ETNA (40)-- Rainbille 7, Shrewsbury 8, Hausaver 0, D. Hicks 0, C. Hicks 0, Hughes 4, Smith 6, Bingham 0, Bennett 4, Geyer 2, Thackery 0, Vasquez 9. Totals: 16 6-10 40.

ST. MARY'S (53)-- Schultz 1, Jones 4, Frankel 0, B. Stout 7, Caplan 0, B. Staver 0, Sharp 0, P. Staver 0, Burt 2, T. Stout 1, Fiddler 2, Murphy 21, Haas 11, Philips 2, Christensen 2. Totals: 20 10-23 53.

Etna

...........................9 10 8 13 -- 40 St. Mary's

.................14 9 16 14 -- 53

3-point goals -- Etna 2 (Rainbille 1, Shrewsbury 1), St. Mary's — (Murphy 3).

— Cascade Chris. 77, Chiloquin 48

CHILOQUIN (48)-- Adams 3, Riddle 9, Crosby 6, Hescock 6, Ross 2, Dodge 2, Holster 6, Queener 3, Jackson 2, Miller 9. Totals: 20 4-9 48.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (77)-- Kimmelshue 9, Jenkins 15, Prins 4, Baker 18, Kelly 9, Hefley 2, VanderStoel 3, Rawding 0, Ferrell 13, Payne 2, Edwards 2. Totals: 34 5-9 77.

Chiloquin

....................14 13 10 11 -- 48 Cascade Christian

.......24 18 19 16 -- 77

3-point goals -- Chiloquin 4 (Adams 1, Hescock 2, Queener 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Kimmelshue 1, Baker 1, Kelly 1, Ferrell 1).

— B. Falls 69, Cas. Chris. JV 61

BUTTE FALLS (69)-- Harrington 20, Hampton 0, Rodgers 16, Stephenson 3, Sizemore 0, Smeltz 26, Rowden 4. Totals: 22 21-35 69.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (61)-- Sha 23, Gettman 6, Madden 6, Mellow 6, Harvey 11, Hammonds 0, McCormick 2, Bullard 1, Behannen 6. Totals: 27 1-4 61.

Butte Falls

..................22 17 13 17 -- 69 Cascade Christian JV

...18 9 10 24 -- 61

3-point goals -- Butte Falls 4 (Stephenson 1, Smeltz 3), Cascade Christian JV 6 (Sna 3, Gettman 2, Harvey 1). Fouled out -- Gettman, Harvey, McCormick.

— Glendale 49, S. Med. Soph. 36

GLENDALE (49)-- J. Yow 14, Owen 2, Dady 16, Foster 0, Donner 2, DeKruger 8, Causey 7. Totals: 17 13-15 49.

SOUTH MEDFORD SOPH. (36)-- Kime 2, Jeter 0, Rennie 13, Owens 1, Villa 4, Holden 1, St. Onge 5, Carpenter 10, Ballard 0. Totals: 14 2-4 36.

Glendale

.....................3 15 14 17 -- 49 South Medford Soph.

....12 5 13 6 -- 36

3-point goals -- Glendale 2 (J. Yow 2), South Medford Soph. 2 (Rennie 1, St. Onge 1).

— Seeding Round Boxes

St. Mary's 56, Glendale 48

ST. MARY'S (56)-- Schultz 0, Jones 8, Stout 7, Caplan 12, B. Staver 0, Fiddler 8, Murphy 15, Haas 4, Philips 2. Totals: 21 12-20 56.

GLENDALE (48)-- M. Yow 0, Dady 10, Foster 9, Donner 2, DeKruger 5, Causey 2, J. Yow 20. Totals: 21 0-1 48.

St. Mary's

.................18 5 8 25 -- 56 Glendale

................13 17 12 6 -- 48

3-point goals -- St. Mary's 2 (Caplan 1, Murphy 1), Glendale 6 (Foster 1, DeKruger 1, J. Yow 4). Fouled out -- DeKruger. Technical foul -- Causey.

— B. Falls 56, S. Medford Soph. 52

BUTTE FALLS (56)-- Harrington 25, Hampton 2, Rodgers 8, Stephenson 4, Sizemore 0, Smeltz 15, Rowden 2. Totals: 22 8-13 56.

CHILOQUIN (52)-- Riddle 2, Crosby 7, Hescock 7, Ross 12, Dodge 0, Holster 11, Queener 2, Miller 11.

Butte Falls

.............15 15 11 15 -- 56 Chiloquin

...............15 14 11 12 -- 52

3-point goals -- Butte Falls 4 (Harrington 2, Smeltz 2), Chiloquin 4 (Crosby 1, Hescock 2, Miller 1).

— Cascade Chris. 76, Etna 53

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (76)-- Kimmelshue 9, Jenkins 0, Prins 6, Baker 19, Kelly 20, Hefley 2, VanderStoel 0, Rawding 1, Ferrell 8, Payne 5, Edwards 6. Totals: 30 9-14 76.

ETNA (53)-- Rainville 0, Shrewsbury 13, Hausauer 4, D. Hicks 2, C. Hicks 1, Hughes 0, Smith 9, Hottendorf 2, Bingham 1, Bennett 13, Geyer 0, Thackery 8. Totals: 17 17-23 53.

Cascade Christian

......16 23 20 17 -- 76 Etna

...........................10 17 14 12 -- 53

3-point goals -- Cascade Christian 7 (Kimmelshue 1, Baker 3, Kelly 2, Payne 1), Etna 2 (Shrewsbury 1, Bennett 1).

— N. Medfor C 55, Cas. Chris. JV 36

NORTH MEDFORD C (55)-- Torrey 0, Plankenhorn 8, Brooks 2, Rayburn 4, Stormberg 17, Stewart 2, Rettman 11, Boydston 0, Boteiho 0, Holliman 7, Dearing 1, Hammericksen 4. Totals: 20 13-18 55.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (36)-- Sha 9, Gettman 0, Madden 0, Mellow 7, Hammonds 2, Harvey 8, McCormick 0, Bullard 8, Behannen 2. Totals: 16 4-6 36.

North Medford C

.............7 6 19 23 -- 55 Cascade Christian JV

.....8 12 10 6 -- 36

3-point goals -- North Medford C 2 (Rettman 2). Fouled out -- Gettman, Mellow.

Cascade Christian received strong play from its guard tandem of Katie Longan and Lindsey Bostwick to advance into today's semifinals of the Crusader-Challenger Christmas Classic with a 67-28 victory over Butte Falls at St. Mary's High Tuesday.

In other championship-bracket games, Oakland defeated Hoopa Valley, Calif., 75-38; St. Bernard of Eureka, Calif., downed Glendale, 50-27; and St. Mary's topped Chiloquin, 44-32.

Cascade Christian faces St. Mary's in the first semifinal today at — p.m. and St. Bernard squares off with Oakland at 2:30 p.m. Both semifinals will be played at St. Mary's High, while the girls final takes place at 7 tonight at South Medford High.

Longan posted a season-high 15 points and Bostwick added 12. Challenger junior wing Jennifer Roos came off the bench to contribute nine points.

The Challengers combined a good transition attack and a season-low six turnovers to stymie the Loggers.

For St. Mary's, Lani Brophy scored a game-high 18 points as the Crusaders built a big lead and coasted to the win.

Chiloquin trailed 31-13 but fought back, holding St. Mary's (7-1) to 13 second-half points to make the game respectable.

Shawna Jackson added eight points for the Crusaders.

Championship Bracket Boxes

Cascade Chris. 67, Butte Falls 28

BUTTE FALLS (28)-- McLauchlan 12, Dunlap 8, Bechlar 1, Stockton 3, Rowley 4, Hamilton 0, Koralewska 0, Olson 0, McKibben 0, Peterson 0. Totals: 11 4-16 28.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (67)-- Longan 15, Bostwick 12, Gettman 2, Ennis 3, Conley 2, Tiedemann 2, Ca. McCandless 2, Roos 9, Clarke 6, Salamone 6, Ch. McCandless 8, Sumrall 0, Bennett 0. Totals: 26 12-16 67.

Butte Falls

.....................11 4 7 6 -- 28 Cascade Christian

....28 17 10 18 -- 67

3-point goals -- Cascade Christian — (Longan 3). Fouled out -- Stockton.

— St. Mary's 44, Chiloquin 32

CHILOQUIN (32)-- Baker 0, W. Foster 0, Koon 8, Bair 6, L. Foster 0, Gambine 8, Corbin 4, Miller 0, Ochoa 6. Totals: 12 6-9 32.

ST. MARY'S (44)-- Vaninetti 2, Dode 0, DeArmond 3, Gritsch 4, Smith 5, Eagle 0, Jackson 8, Greene 0, Meeker 0, Brophy 18, Barnardt 4, Cook 0. Totals: 15 9-20 44.

Chiloquin

...................8 5 10 9 -- 32 St. Mary's

.................11 20 6 7 -- 44

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (Brophy 2, Jackson 1), Chiloquin 2 (Bair 2).

Seeding Round Boxes

— Cascade Chris. 58, Oakland 45

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (58)-- Clarke 15, Gettman 5, Ennis 2, Bostwick 7, Conley 11, Longan 7, Tiedemann 2, Ch. McCandless 7, Sumrall 0, Ca. McCandless 0, Roos 0, Bennett 0, Salamone 0. Totals: 24 7-15 58

OAKLAND (45)-- Ash 11, Bottaro 2, Taylor 9, Wittrock 5, Rogers 8, Dean 4, Wilson 4, Baxter 2, Moore 0, Damond 0, Binciguerra 0. Totals: 17 11-17 45

Cascade Christian

..9 19 15 15 -- 58 Oakland

.................15 10 7 13 -- 45

3-point goals -- Cascade Christian — (Bostwick 1, Longan 1, Ch. McCandless 1).

— St. Mary's 44, Glendale 35

ST.MARY'S (44)-- Barnard 2, Brophy 12, Cook 0, DeArmond 0, Dode 2, Eagle 0, Greene 4, Gritsch 2, Jackson 22, Meeker 0, Smith 0, Vaninetti 0. Totals: 15-49 2-13 44.

GLENDALE (35)-- Miller 6, Glover 1, Causey 0, Lee 11, Melissa G. 0, Sanchez 2, Dalebout 0, McCurdy 0, Winkelman 3, Allen 12, Hallock 0. Totals: 13 8-17 35.

St.Mary's

...13 10 10 11 -- 44 Glendale

........7 5 9 14 -- 35

3-point goals -- St. Mary's 4 (Brophy, Jackson 2), Glendale — (Lee).