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Renius leads the way for North Valley

MERLIN ' Elaina Renius was dominant Thursday night.

North Valley's 6-foot-4 junior center played perhaps her most complete game of the season as the Knights defeated Lakeview, 53-42, in a Skyline Conference girls basketball playoff game.

North Valley (17-7) moved to within one victory of its second straight state tournament appearance after a 17-year drought.

The Knights play in a state subtournament game Saturday at Taft of Lincoln City, with the winner securing a spot in the 16-team tournament at Corvallis.

North Valley and Lakeview started fast and played to a 16-all first-quarter tie.

Both teams were going at each other and matching score for score, North Valley coach Byron Robertson said. It was a great way to get out of the gate.

Renius' buzzer-beater field goal before halftime gave the Knights a three-point lead at intermission.

Renius tallied 13 of her game-high 22 points in the opening half.

Renius also had 16 rebounds and two blocks for the game.

She (Renius) was on fire in the second quarter, Robertson said. She worked hard to get some offensive rebounds and she changed a lot of shots.

North Valley grabbed the momentum in the third quarter by outscoring the Honkers, 13-4.

We made some subtle adjustments at halftime, said Robertson. They were beating us off the dribble and penetrating.

Robertson had praise for the defensive job sophomore guard Shea Miller did on Lakeview point guard Ashley Stewart, who was held to one field goal in the game.

Mora Bradbury led the Honkers with 21 points.

LAKEVIEW (42) ' Bradbury 21, Kiely 9, M. Albertson 6, Stewart 4, Tucker 2, C. Albertson 0, K. Hill 0. Totals: 16 7-13 42.

NORTH VALLEY (53) ' Renius 22, Makepeace 8, McElheran 7, Allen 5, Burns 4, Miller 4, Torres 2, Kramer 1, Seybold 0, Long 0, Parker 0, Stromme 0, Wileey 0. Totals: 20 13-20 53.

Lakeview...................................16 8 4 14 ' 42

North Valley..............................16 11 13 13 ' 53

3-point goals ' Lakeview — (Bradbury 3). Fouled out ' Bradbury. Technical foul ' North Valley bench.

Girls Class 4A

CRESCENT VALLEY 43, ROSEBURG 39 ' At Portland, Jenny Siebert scored 12 points, including two free throws, to seal Crescent Valley's consolation victory over Roseburg in the girls Class 4A state tournament.

It was a heartbreaking exit for Roseburg, which entered the tournament ranked No. 2 in the state coaches poll only to go two-and-out.

The Indians (22-4), who went 14-0 to win the Southern Oregon Conference, led for most of the first three quarters but never enjoyed more than a six-point advantage. Crescent Valley (21-6) made up that deficit late in the third quarter and early in fourth with nine unanswered points for a 36-33 lead.

After Roseburg tied the game, Crescent Valley came back to take a 39-36 lead with 39 seconds left. The Indians went for the tie and got it on senior wing Jori Grady's 3-pointer with 18 seconds left.

Rather than call a timeout, the Raiders pushed the ball quickly downcourt and found an easy layin by Elizabeth Doran for a 41-39 lead.

Roseburg still had one last chance, but Siebert was fouled after a steal and converted her free throws for the final margin.

Senior wing Micaela Williams paced Roseburg with 14 points. Grady, the SOC player of the year, added nine points and four assists.

CRESCENT VALLEY (43) ' Sibert 4-13 2-2 12, Doran 4-10 0-2 10, Smith 2-5 0-0 6, Hirsh 2-7 1-2 5, Myhre 2-5 0-0 4, Jasperson 2-4 0-0 4, Therien 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 17-46 3-6 43.

ROSEBURG (22-4) ' Williams 5-9 2-2 14, Grady 3-8 1-2 9, Stephens 2-9 2-2 8, Fuller 1-2 2-2 4, Bitter 1-6 0-0 2, Coen 1-6 0-0 2, Kitzrow 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 13-41 7-8 39.

Crescent Valley ......................... 13 7 9 14'43

Roseburg .................................... 11 9 13 6'39

3-point goals ' Crescent Valley 6-17 (Doran 2-6, Smith 2-2, Sibert 2-9), Roseburg 6-18 (Grady 2-4, Stephens 2-9, Williams 2-4, Coen 0-1). Rebounds ' Crescent Valley 32 (Myhre 7), Roseburg 27 (Bitter 9). Assists ' Crescent Valley 12 (Hirsh 8), Roseburg 9 (Grady 4). Total fouls ' Crescent Valley 8, Roseburg 14.

Girls Class 1A

WALLOWA 56, BUTTE FALLS 48 '

At Baker City, Butte Falls suffered its fifth straight state tournament loss over three seasons.

The Loggers (21-7) will try to reverse their fortunes today against Columbia Christian in a consolation semifinal contest at 8 a.m.

Butte Falls held a five-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Wallowa used a 23-10 advantage in the period to rally for the victory.

Amanda Hamilton paced the Loggers with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Matthews also had 10 rebounds for Butte Falls.

The Loggers hurt themselves with 23 turnovers. The Cougars had nine.

WALLOWA (56) ' McLain 7, L. Oveson 5, Guillory 6, Wilson 14, Bomberger 11, Barton 6, M. Oveson 7, Deal 0. Totals: 20-61 11-19 56.

BUTTE FALLS (48) ' Hamilton 18, Bartel 4, Smeltz 10, McKibbin 2, Rowley 7, Matthews 7, Burns 0. Totals: 17-39 7-13 48.

Wallowa....................................11 17 5 23 ' 56

Butte Falls.................................10 18 10 10 ' 48

3-point goals ' Wallowa 5-23 (McLain 1, Guillory 1, Bomberger 1, Barton 1, M. Oveson 1), Butte Falls 7-17 (Hamilton 3, Smeltz 2, Rowley 2). Fouled out ' Smeltz.

Boys Skyline Playoff

HENLEY 87, HIDDEN VALLEY 61 ' At Klamath Falls, Henley's Brad Hanson tossed in five 3-pointers and registered a game-high 23 points.

The Hornets (12-11) advance to a Class 3A state subtournament game at Sutherlin at 7 p.m. Saturday. The winner receives a spot in the 16-team state tournament in Corvallis.

Henley had four other players in double figures with Joel Matchett and Brian Smith contributing 16 points each. Matchett also had eight assists.

The Hornets outrebounded Hidden Valley, 46-27, with Smith pulling down a team-high 12.

Cody Biller and Skylar Ogden combined for 31 points to pace the Mustangs (12-14).

HIDDEN VALLEY (61) ' Biller 16, Ogden 15, Gottfried 9, Tessen 8, Saunders 6, Richards 2, DeLay 2, Dillon 2, Davis 1, Tate 0, Ozozco 0, Cirina 0. Totals: 22 11-19 61.

HENLEY (87) ' Hanson 23, Matchett 16, Smith 16, Leroy 14, Martin 10, Nonella 4, Morgan 4, Hargrave 0, Warnick 0, Ibarra 0, Card 0, Hulse 0. Totals: 31 17-20 87.

Hidden Valley..........................11 17 19 14 ' 61

Henley.....................................15 24 26 22 ' 87

3-point goals ' Hidden Valley 6 (Ogden 3, Tessen 2, Biller 1), Henley 8 (Hanson 5, Leroy 3). Fouled out ' Biller, Richards, Gottfried.

Boys Class 1A

SOUTH WASCO COUNTY 65, BUTTE FALLS 53 '

At Baker City, Butte Falls' first appearance at the state tournament in 10 years was a brief one with its second loss in two days.

The Loggers (20-7) led by three points at halftime but got outscored 33-18 in the second half.

South Wasco County capitalized on a big advantage from the free-throw line. The Redsides converted 17-of-25 from the line, while the Loggers only went to the stripe four times, making two.

Senior point guard Isaac Stephenson paced the Loggers with 15 points and Jed Rowden added 11.

Michael Hanson grabbed a team-high nine rebounds for Butte Falls.

Tyler Alsup and Dylan Aschoff combined for 36 points for South Wasco County.

BUTTE FALLS (53) ' Stephenson 15, Hampton 10, Rowden 11, Harrington 4, Beals 3, Burns 2, Hoel 0, Parker 2, Hanson 6. Totals: 21-69 2-4 53.

SOUTH WASCO COUNTY (65) ' Britton 7, Fino 2, Alsup 19, Aschoff 17, Prettyman 2, Kresse 9, Skaar 2, Newberry 7. Totals: 23-49 17-25 65.

Butte Falls.................................14 21 7 11 ' 53

South Wasco County...............20 12 16 17 ' 65

3-point goals ' Butte Falls 9-33 (Stephenson 3, Hampton 3, Rowden 3), South Wasco County 2-5 (Britton 1, Aschoff 1).