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Challengers claim first-ever Sunset victory

GLIDE — Cascade Christian sent a message to the rest of the Sunset League on Tuesday.

Behind 18 points from 6-foot-5 senior forward Jeremy Cheney, 17 from junior point guard Jarrod Hess and 16 from 6-6 junior forward Scott Morse, the top-ranked Challengers rolled over Glide 72-36 in their league opener.

"That was one of our focuses — we want the rest of the league to see that we are the dominant team in the league," Cascade Christian coach Brian Morse said. "I think we did that tonight. We showed that we are the team to beat in the Sunset League."

With a sizable height advantage for Cascade Christian (7-0, 1-0 Sunset), Glide clogged the middle with a 2-3 zone but the Challengers still pounded the ball inside and controlled the glass by grabbing 34 total rebounds, including 21 offensive boards.

"The big difference is we totally cleaned up on the boards," coach Morse said. "We got off to a good start with good intensity and it carried the whole game."

Hess had one of his most complete games with 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals to go with his 17 points. Cheney added six blocks.

The Challengers were 32-for-65 shooting to defend their top ranking once again.

GLIDE (36) — Dickenson 0, Shrum 4, McCrosky 0, Franklin 3, Spandish 9, Smith 0, Bonnell 9, Hopkins 0, Gilbert 0, Ridgly 2, Clark 7, Vickery 2. Totals: 16 5-11 36.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (72) — Morse 16, Cheney 18, Duchien 3, Hess 17, Kinney 2, Joffer 5, Ayala 4, Thomas 1, Cochran 0, Hoffman 0, Litton 6, Siliga 0. Totals 32 5-7 72.

Glide 6 12 12 6 — 36

Cascade Christian 17 21 19 15 — 72

3-point goals — Glide 1 (Spandish 1) Cascade Christian 2 (Hess 1, Joffer 1).

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

KLAMATH UNION 77, HENLEY 75, OT — At Klamath Falls, Evan Gallagher scored the final four points in overtime for Klamath Union, including the game-winner with 2.3 seconds left.

Pelican senior guard Wyatt Lundy and Henley's Winston Mueller tied for game-high scoring honors with 35 points each.

Henley, the Class 4A top-ranked team, defeated Klamath Union (4-4) 69-35 earlier in the season.

KLAMATH UNION (77) — Lundy 35, Foster 4, Brooks 11, Chadderdon 12, Amos 3, Bartolomei 2, Gallagher 8, McLaughlin 2, Wilder 0. Totals: 27 15-20 77.

HENLEY (75) — Mueller 35, Staats 3, D'Olivo 11, Mastroianni 4, Lesueur 6, Chavarria 2, Wedan 15, Evans 0, Brewster 0. Totals: 27 20-31 75.

Klamath Union 19 18 13 17 10 — 77

Henley 20 15 14 18 8 — 75

3-point goals — Klamath Union 8 (Lundy 4, Brooks 2, Chadderdon 2). Fouled out — Chadderdon, Foster.

JV result — Henley won.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 75, ROGUE RIVER 58 — At Brookings, Rogue River trailed 29-9 after the first quarter before playing Brookings-Harbor nearly even the rest of the way.

Carson Frantz scored 19 points to lead Rogue River (2-4) and Craig Lee added 10.

Brookings-Harbor's Kenton Bansemer had a team-high 14 points.

ROGUE RIVER (58) — Schoner 4, Watson 5, White 6, Lee 10, Hofstrand 2, Mitchell 8, Frantz 19, Johnson 0, Mortenson 4. Totals: 22 9-23 58.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (75) — Corpening 11, Ezlinger 5, Holmes 2, Taresh 8, Chambers 1, Weber 10, Bay 0, Bansemer 14, Long 6, Ban 9, Wood 9, Cozad 0. Totals: 21 9-28 75.

Rogue River 9 19 14 16 —58

Brookings-Harbor 29 16 20 10 —75

3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (Frantz 3, Mitchell 1, Schoner 1), Brookings-Harbor 4 (Ezlinger 1, Wood 3).

JV result — Brookings-Harbor won

DOUGLAS 61, NORTH VALLEY 58, 2 OT — At Grants Pass, Kevin Rose capped North Valley's fourth-quarter rally by drilling a 3-pointer at the end of regulation, but Douglas' Jason Tingle was too much to handle down the stretch in double overtime.

Tingle had game-highs of 27 points and 19 rebounds for the Trojans.

Andrew Wert's hook shot from the post tied the game for the Knights with 51 seconds left in the second overtime. But after the Trojans answered on their ensuing possession, the Knights turned the ball over and were forced to foul.

North Valley outscored Douglas 17-8 in the fourth quarter and neither team scored in the first overtime.

Travis Clark led the Knights with 16 points — eight coming from the foul line — five rebounds and three assists. Ross Procknow was 6-for-9 from the field and added 12 points.

DOUGLAS (61) — Tingle 27, Clark 10, Walton 9, Woods 4, McKee 4, Rocco 4, Guthrie 3. Totals: 24 9-15 61.

NORTH VALLEY (58) — Clark 16, Procknow 12, Woodruff 9, Larson 9, Rose 8, Wert 4, Brummett 0, Nicholas 0, Hiler 0, Kellogg 0. Totals: 23 10-15 58.

Douglas 10 16 17 8 0 10 — 61

North Valley 13 10 11 17 0 7 — 58

3-point goals — Douglas 4 (Walton 3, Clark 1), North Valley 2 (Rose 2).