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Cascade Christian wins La Pine Tourney

LA PINE — Cascade Christian used a suffocating defense and a strong scoring presence in the low post to rout Crane, 61-50, in the championship game of the four-team La Pine Tournament.

The Challengers (3-0), the top-ranked 3A team, led 22-5 after one quarter and 43-19 at the half.

"Our defense was putting massive pressure on them and creating turnovers that led to transition baskets," said Cascade Christian coach Brian Morse, whose team won last year's 2A state title.

Jeremy Cheney led the Challengers with 18 points, while Scott Morse chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Both were named to the all-tournament team.

Baxter Davies led Crane (3-1) with 18 points.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (61) — Morse 13, Cheney 18, Duchien 2, Shaw 0, Hess 12, Kinney 2, Ayala 10, Joffer 4, Thomas 0, Litton 0. Totals: 30 5-7 61.

CRANE (50) — Hawley 0, Crist 0, C. Henricks 8, B. Davies 18, Harris 4, D. Davies 11, Conaway 7, R. Henricks 2. Totals: 18 8-17 50.

Cascade Christian 22 21 7 11 —61

Crane 5 14 9 22 —50

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Morse 1, Hess 2, Joffer 1), Crane 6 (B. Davies 4, D. Davies 1, Conaway 1).

ST. MARY'S LOSES TWO — At Gold Beach, St. Mary's suffered a 53-47 loss to Illinois Valley, then fell to eventual-champion South Umpqua 59-50 at the Pacific Rim Tournament.

The Crusaders (3-2) managed to cut the deficit to five on a 3-pointer by senior post Andrew Larson with 2:30 to play but could get no closer against South Umpqua.

Tournament MVP Andrew Nale had 21 points to lead South Umpqua, which finished 3-0 in the tournament.

Senior guard Max O'Sullivan led St. Mary's with 18 points. He was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 20 points in the Crusaders' three tournament games. St. Mary's finished 1-2.

Against Illinois Valley, the Cougars rallied in the fourth quarter to hand the Class 2A fifth-ranked Crusaders their first loss of the season.

ST. MARY'S (47) — O'Sullivan 23, Street 0, Larson 7, Boggess 5, Grant 0, Harper 0, Gambee 5, Watson 2, Gross 5, Tomlinson 0. Totals: 16 11-19 47.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (53) — Snook 12, Hults 8, Paul 16, Augustadt 8, Escalante 0, Crowl 9. Totals: 23 3-9 53.

St. Mary's 15 10 15 7 — 47

Illinois Valley 13 10 15 15 — 53

3-point goals — St. Mary's 4 (O'Sullivan 3, Larson 1), Illinois Valley 4 (Paul 2, Augustadt 2).

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SOUTH UMPQUA (59) — Nale 21, Schoonhoven 0, Jensen 0, Grady 2, Smedley 2, Blankenship 16, Heintz 10, Matthews 1, Beberger 7. Totals: 21 8-15 59.

ST. MARY'S (50) — O'Sullivan 18, Street 3, Larson 16, Boggess 1, Grant 0, Harper 0, Gambee 3, Watson 4, Gross 2, Tomlinson 3. Totals: 19 9-15 50.

South Umpqua 14 18 17 12 —59

St. Mary's 10 15 12 15 —50

3-point goals — South Umpqua 4 (Nale 2, Blankenship 2), St. Mary's 1 (Larson 1).

PHOENIX 49, PHILOMATH 41 — At Phoenix, Mike Shepherd ripped down a career-high 20 rebounds and Phoenix edged out Philomath.

The Pirates (5-1) gave up only 11 points in the second half and outscored the Warriors 20-6 in the fourth quarter. Andrew George's three-point play fueled a Phoenix run with two minutes left in the period.

PHILOMATH (41) — Sturner 19, Motler 9, Haynes 7, Straub 4, Davis 2, Thomas 0. Totals: 17 5-9 41.

PHOENIX (49) — Barrett 12, Shepherd 10, George 10, Robinson 8, Locken 3, Workman 3, Emerson 3. Totals: 21 6-13 49.

Philomath 17 13 5 6 — 41

Phoenix 13 6 10 20 — 49

HIDDEN VALLEY 74, YREKA 34 — At Yreka, Calif., Kyle Bleser had 14 points and Saxon Gotfried added 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals as Hidden Valley breezed to a win in the third-place game of the Yreka Tournament.

Earl Crawford and Trevor Porter had 12 points each for the Mustangs (2-2).

HIDDEN VALLEY (74) — Bleser 14, Gotfried 14, Crawford 12, Porter 12, Hayter 7, Woodrum 4, Armanino 4, Longo 2, Suthan 2, Maynard 2, Frey 1, Dean 0. Totals: 31 9-15 74.

YREKA (34) — Ward 9, Turner 6, Grant 6, Orloff 4, Sinnott 4, Brooks 2, Kutzer 2, Larreau 1, Carter 0, Meeks 0, Marks 0, Stone 0, B. Larreau 0. Totals: 13 6-8 34.

Hidden Valley 21 22 16 15 —74

Yreka 9 11 14 0 —34

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 3 (Bleser 2, Porter 1), Yreka 2 (Ward 1, Grant 1). Fouled out — Kutzer.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 35, BANDON 34 — At Gold Beach, Illinois Valley outscored Bandon 13-5 in the fourth quarter in the Pacific Rim Tournament win.

BANDON (34) — Lemerande 0, Gag. Gant 0, Santos 3, Garrett 9, Gar. Gant 2, Mack 0, DeVillers 15, Larkin 0, Santos 5, Bennett 0. Total: 34.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (35) — Bergman 0, Snook 1, Hults 10, Augustadt 0, Paul 16, Escalante 0, Crowl 8. Total: 35.

Bandon 11 8 10 5 —34

Illinois Valley 4 10 8 13 —35