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Cascade Christian rallies to beat Chiloquin

Cascade Christian rallies to beat Chiloquin Teams who are down by double digits going into the fourth quarter should take a lesson from the Cascade Christian girls basketball team ' and never give up.

The Challengers rallied from an 11-point deficit Friday night against Chiloquin at Superior Gym, winning 54-50 in their South Cascade League opener.

Trailing 41-30 going into the final stanza, Cascade Christian (7-4, 1-0 SCL) went on a 22-4 run. The Challengers started hitting 3-pointers, but more importantly, hit their free throws, making 11 of 14 attempts in the fourth quarter.

Junior forward Chelsea Winner went 7-for-8 from the free throw line in that stretch to finish with 13 points.

Teammate Cori Brown hit one of her two 3-pointers with 3:16 remaining to tie the game at 47. The Challengers took their first lead since the second quarter with 2:21 to go on a putback by Rusti Mosser.

Cascade Christian led by five with 20 seconds to play, but Chiloquin refused to go quietly, as Becca Miller hit a three to make the score 52-50.

— Winner iced the game with a pair of free throws with two seconds on the clock.

Sophomore Katie O'Brien finished with 13 points, and Brown added 11.

CHILOQUIN (50) '

Allen 13, Brown 11, Riddle 7, Schelb 6, Miller 5, Hall 4, Weiser 2, Dehlinger 2, Veach 0, Midthorne 0. Totals: 23 3-8 50.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (54) ' O'Brien 13, Winner 13, S. Brown 6, Gmur 3, C. Brown 11, Teterud 3, Mosser 5, Levison 0, Cartright 0, N. Brown 0, Smith 0. Totals: 15 21-33 54.

Chiloqiun.......................................8 21 12 9 ' 50

Cascade Christian........................8 13 9 24 ' 24

3-point goals ' Chiloquin — (Brown 1), Cascade Christian — (C. Brown 2, O'Brien 1).

JV score ' Chiloquin won.

BONANZA 53, ST. MARY'S 31 ' At Bonanza, the Antlers ran away from St. Mary's with the help of an effective press and the Crusaders' own shooting woes in the Southern Cascade League opener.

St. Mary's (2-6 overall) got 10 points from Kelly Walden but managed to shoot only 29 percent from the field.

ST. MARY'S (31) ' Wilson 4, Lanahan 2, Montan 5, Tomlinson 2, Beckstead 6, Keller 2, Walden 10, Eichamer 0. Totals: 14 2-5 31.

BONANZA (53) ' Carpenter 14, Flagor 7, Shaw 5, S. Newman 8, Gomez 11, Kelly 5, Howard 1, Bowen 2, L. Newman 0, Hadley 0, Parrish 0. Totals: 20 12-18 53.

St. Mary's........................................10 4 9 8 ' 31

Bonanza................................... 11 10 17 15 ' 53

3-point goals ' St. Mary's — (Walden 1), Bonanza — (Shaw).

Skyline A League

BUTTE FALLS 52, TRIAD 27 ' At Triad, Sarah Matthews and Cassy Bartel scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, and had fine all-around games as Butte Falls won its Skyline A League opener.

The two Logger post players each grabbed nine rebounds and helped limit returning first-team all-leaguer Ashley Dubrey to five points.

Brianna Smeltz chipped in five assists and six points for Butt Falls (7-5 overall).

BUTTE FALLS (52) '

Wright 0, Ferguson 0, R. Matthews 2, Rodgers 0, Myers 0, Bartel 20, S. Matthews 22, Harms 0, Smeltz 6, Burns 1, Sutfin 1. Totals: 23 4-12 52.

TRIAD (27) ' Moore 6, Dean 7, Bruner 7, Nelds 0, DuBrey 5, Rolard 2, Lyman 0. Totals 10 5-15 27.

Butte Falls.................................12 12 16 12 ' 52

Triad..................................................8 2 9 8 ' 27

3-point goals ' Butte Falls 2 (Smeltz 2), Triad 2 (Moore 2).

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 61, PROSPECT 16 ' At Grants Pass, New Hope routed Prospect to win its Skyline A League opener.

Laura Grush and Suzannah Carlino each had double-doubles for New Hope Christian (6-5). Grush led all players with 20 points and added 11 rebounds, while Carlino scored 13 points and stole the ball 11 times.

PROSPECT (16) '

Bennett 6, Newcombe 4, Lewis 2, Governor 2, Mussard 2, N. Scriven 0, S. Scvriven 0, N. Bennett 0, McIntyre 0. Totals: 7 2-6 16.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (61) ' Grush 20, Carlino 13, Morehouse 7, Heater 5, Omley 4, Bars 4, Sullivan 2, Ohri 2, Parks 2, Ward 2, Scharf 0, Reeveo 0. Totals: 28 4-8 61.

Prospect............................................4 4 2 6 ' 16

New Hope Christian.....................13 13 17 18 61

3-point goals ' New Hope Christian — (Carlino 1).