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St. Mary's routs Lost River

LOST RIVER — The Lost River boys basketball team had two keys to their game plan against a much taller St. Mary's team.

Pack their defense down low and slow down the tempo of the game.

Neither worked as the Crusaders nailed seven 3-point goals and Lost River managed only 14 first-half points during a 61-43 Southern Cascade League win for St. Mary's on Saturday.

Jason Caplan drilled four 3-point bombs in the first quarter and finished 5 of 6 from behind the arch as the Crusaders improved to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

They (Lost River) knew they had to slow the pace down, said St. Mary's coach Tim Pflug. We had a big size advantage and they were just trying to slow the game down and make us beat them from the outside.

The Raiders held the Crusaders main lowpost cog, Michael Fiddler, to four points in the first half but didn't have an answer for Caplan's game-high 20 points.

They knew we could score inside if they didn't collapse, said Pflug. Caplan shot them out of that defense pretty quickly.

Despite the strong defensive effort in the first half the Crusaders could only muster 21 points and held a seven-point lead at the break.

A 22-14 burst in the third quarter sealed the win, however, as St. Mary's countered their first-half perimeter attack with Fiddler's inside presence in the final two frames.

Fiddler poured in 11 of his 15 points in the third and fourth quarters and the Crusaders never looked back.

Thatcher Jones had a strong floor game for St. Mary's, dishing out five assists to go along with five steals. Chris Murphy had five of the team's 14 steals and added 15 points.

— ST. MARY'S (61) -P. Staver 1, Christiansen 2, Jones 2, Burt 0, Morey 0, Caplan 20, R. Staver 4, Tesdal 0, Fiddler 13, Murphy 15, Sharp 0, Philips 4. Totals: 21 12-26 61.

— LOST RIVER (43)

? O'Connor 0, Woodley 0, Hernandez 2, Lagunas 10, Donahoe 16, Taylor 0, Story 0, Beasly 0, Johnson 15. Totals: 16 6-11 43.

— St. Mary's................................................14 7 22 18 — 61 Lost River..................................................8 6 14 15 — 43

3-point goals — St. Mary's 7 (Caplan 5, Murphy 2), Lost River 5 (Donahoe 3, Lagunas 2). Fouled out — Johnson, Beasly. Technical fouls — O'Connor, Caplan.

JV result — Lost River won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 73, CHILOQUIN 62, OT -Cascade Christian squandered a 15-point lead with six minutes remaining in regulation, then Stan Kelley came alive in overtime to help the Challengers to their first SCL victory at Superior gym.

Kelley, a senior forward, scored five of his eight points in overtime, while sophomore point guard Mychal Sha converted an important 3-point play in the extra period. Cascade outscored Chiloquin 15-4 in overtime.

Senior guard Chad Harvey led the Challengers (8-8, 1-2 SCL) with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. During a three-minute span of the third period, Harvey exploded for 10 points as Cascade turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 13-point advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Sha ended with 13 points and seven assists, while Jordan Ferrell contributed eight points and seven rebounds for the Challengers.

— CHILOQUIN (62)

? Riddle 13, Adams 0, Crosby 5, Hescock 8, Ross 12, Sampson 0, Dodge 0, Harrington 0, Queener 0, Jayne 9, Miller 15. Totals: 26 9-16 62.

— CASCADE CHRISTIAN (73)- Sha 13, Harvey 17, Prins 4, Ferrell 8, Gettman 0, Kelley 8, Mellow 2, McCormick 10, Fair 0, Hammonds 0, Bullard 5, Edwards 6. Totals: 22-51 26-47 73.

— Chiloquin.......................................12 13 10 23 4 — 62 Cascade Christian .......................11 13 24 10 15 — 73

3-point goals — Chiloquin — (Crosby 1), Cascade Christian — (Harvey 2, McCormick 1). Fouled out — Riddle, Crosby, Ross, Sampson, Miller. Technical foul — — Chiloquin coach Barney.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 47, BUTTE FALLS 45 -At Grants Pass, Butte Falls forced three turnovers in the final 38 seconds, but the Loggers couldn't convert on the offensive end to make up the two-point deficit.

Butte Falls (3-11, 3-4 Sky A) led 31-30 at halftime. A cold- shooting third quarter by the Loggers allowed New Hope (9-8, 4-3 Sky A) to take a five-point lead into the final period.

Freshman center Ryan King sparked the Warriors with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five steals. Freshman Mexican foreign exchange student Arnoldo Felix also accounted for 15 points.

Butte Falls was without leading scorer Nick Rodgers due to illness, but sophomore post David Hoel picked up the slack with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. Jed Rowden added 13 points for the Loggers.

— BUTTE FALLS (45)- Stephenson 3, Rowden 13, Beals 2, Parker 0, Harrington 7, Hoel 14, Sizemore 6, Hanson 0. Totals: 19 5-8 45.

— NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (47)- Felix 15, King 15, Lockard 6, Hori 1, Ward 4, Bowdoin 0, Martin 0, Van Wart 6, Heater 0. Totals: 20 5-8 47.

— Butte Falls..............................................14 17 5 9 — 45 New Hope Christian..............................15 15 11 6 — 47

3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (Harrington 1, Sizemore 1), New Hope 2 (Felix 1, King 1). Technical foul — Butte Falls player with wrong number.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 41, BRIGHTON ACADEMY 38 -At Grants Pass, Travis Fisher scored a game-high 18 points to lead Hosanna Christian to a win.

Hosanna held their biggest lead at 12-4 but couldn't shake Brighton (3-15, 0-7).

Miles Hohnstein led the way for Brighton Academy, who held a four-point advantage midway through the fourth quarter, with 14 points while Travis Griess added 13.

— HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (41)- Fisher 18, Paulsen 8, Chronister 12, Anderson 3, Porter 0, Rice 0, Halmon 0, Fuller 0. Totals: 17 6-19 41.

— BRIGHTON ACADEMY (38) ?

Miles Hohnstein 14, T. Griess 13, Matthews 2, Daft 7, P.J. Griess 2, Concha 0, Otiker 0. Totals: 11 13-21 38.

— Hosanna..................................................15 6 10 10 — 41 Brighton....................................................12 6 8 12 — 38

3-point goals — Hosanna Christian — (Paulsen), Brighton Academy — (T. Griess). Fouled out — Matthews.