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Bonanza earns win despite Baker's heroics

Bonanza earns win despite Baker's heroics

Boys prep basketball —

CENTRAL POINT-- Good fortune was on Bonanza's side Saturday as the Antlers escaped with a boys basketball win at Scenic Middle School. —

— Trailing by 11 in the third quarter of a seesaw battle, Bonanza rallied and barely held on for a 57-55 victory over Cascade Christian when the Challengers' Andy Baker's game-tying effort rimmed out. —

— We had a really good look, Cascade Christian coach Brian Morse said. He probably makes that shot nine out of 10 times. —

— Baker had put the Challengers in position seconds earlier by draining a 3-pointer to make the score 57-55. —

Bonanza's Gerald Watkins was immediately fouled and missed the front end of a 1-and-1 to set the stage once again for Baker. —

— With time dwindling down, Baker drove the baseline and pulled up for a 6-foot jumper that went in and out at the buzzer. —

— Marlowe Olson scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to help rally the Antlers. —

— Bonanza led by seven points in the first half before the Challengers made a 23-9 run in the second quarter to take a 33-26 lead at halftime. Baker scored 15 of his game-high 28 points in the period. —

— Andy Baker was on fire that quarter, said Morse. He single-handedly outscored Bonanza. —

— The loss dropped Cascade Christian to 14-5 overall and 2-3 in league. —

BONANZA (57)-- Olson 15, Hadley 2, Lawrence 8, Case 0, Grons 0, Scott 7, Watkins 13, Jacobs 0, Earp 12. Totals: 23 5-9 57. —

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (55)-- Sha 0, Kimmelshue 8, Jenkins 10, Prins 9, Baker 28, Vanderstoel 0, Rawding 0, Bullard 0. Totals: 20 10-15 55. —

Bonanza

............................17 9 16 15 -- 57 Cascade Christian

...........10 23 10 12 -- 55 —

3-point goals -- Bonanza 6 (Olson 1, Scott 1, Earp 4), Cascade Christian 5 (Prins 1, Baker 4). —

JV result -- Cascade Christian won. —

ST. MARY'S 62, CHILOQUIN 34-- At Chiloquin, Michael Fiddler scored 16 points and Geoff Haas added 15 to lead St. Mary's to a win over an undersized Chiloquin team. —

— The Crusaders (14-3, 3-3 Southern Cascade League) used a huge size advantage from their frontline to jump out to a 17-4 lead after one period of play to put the game out of reach. —

ST. MARY'S (62)-- Schultz 2, Christensen 3, Jones 5, Frankel 0, B. Stout 4, Caplan 4, B. Staver 7, Fiddler 16, Murphy 2, Haas 15, Philips 4. Totals: 25 11-18 62. —

CHILOQUIN (34)-- Adams 0, Riddle 2, A. Jackson 6, Crosby 0, Hescock 7, Ross 4, Sampson 0, Dodge 2, Holster 4, Queener 3, B. Jackson 0, Miller 6. Totals: 13 7-9 34. —

St. Mary's

...................17 14 17 14 -- 62 Chiloquin

......................4 11 8 11 -- 34 —

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (Christensen), Chiloquin — (Hescock). —

JV result -- Chiloquin won. —

Skyline A League —

— HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 72, PROSPECT 66-- At Prospect, Keith Howard poured in a game-high 32 points for Prospect but it wasn't enough as Hosanna took advantage of the Cougars' weary legs for a Skyline A League win. —

— Howard had 45 points in Friday night's overtime loss to New Hope Christian in Grants Pass, giving him 77 points in a 24-hour period for the Cougars (6-11, 2-7 Sky A). —

— The senior also added 12 rebounds and seven assists against Hosanna, while Zach Gordon added 15 points before becoming one of four Cougars to foul out. —

— Neal Blythe had 18 rebounds and Gordon had 16 on Friday, but the quick turnaround left them unable to duplicate those feats Saturday against Hosanna. —

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (72)-- Carlson 2, Childers 9, Chronister 13, Fisher 12, Lauri 6, C. Paulson 7, M. Paulson 17, Vaughan 0, Wiersma 8. Totals: 25-62 22-35 72. —

PROSPECT (66)-- Howard 32, Tolliver 3, Bre. Way 0, Bra. Way 0, Blythe 2, Gordon 15, Maloy 9, Andresen 2, Wood 3. Totals: 26-70 9-13 66 —

Hosanna Christian

........17 23 17 15 -- 72 Prospect

.......................13 13 19 21 -- 66 —

3-point goals -- Hosanna Christian 2 (Chronister 2), Prospect 5 (Howard 2, Tolliver 1, Maloy 1, Wood 1). Fouled out -- Wood, Andresen, Maloy, Gordon. —

BUTTE FALLS 81, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 43-- At Butte Falls, Travis Smeltz pinned 28 points on New Hope and added a team-high 11 rebounds as Butte Falls remained perfect in Skyline A League play. —

— Smeltz drained 8-of-14 shots, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range, and went 10-of-12 from the free-throw line to pace Butte Falls (12-7, 9-0 Sky A). —

Dusty Harrington chipped in 16 points, seven steals and four assists for the Loggers, while Nick Rodgers added 12 points. —

— Aaron Tuttle led New Hope (2-15, 2-7 Sky A) with 20 points. —

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (43)-- Tuttle 20, Lockard 9, McGillivray 2, Mills 0, Ward 4, Van Wart 2, Asnicar 0, Stanley 0, Zietlow 2, Reich 4. Totals: 21 0-7 43. —

BUTTE FALLS (81)-- Harrington 16, Hampton 2, Rodgers 12, Stephenson 8, Sizemore 4, Smeltz 28, Rowden 6, Hayes 1, Hoel 4. Totals: 30 19-30 81. —

New Hope Christian

.....11 10 10 12 -- 43 Butte Falls

....................20 20 20 21 -- 81 —

3-point goals -- New Hope Christian — (Lockard), Butte Falls 2 (Smeltz 2). —

JV result -- South Medford freshmen beat Butte Falls.