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Crusaders suffer first SCL setback

CHILOQUIN — Fifth-ranked St. Mary's lost for the first time in Southern Cascade League play on Saturday after Chiloquin erased a seven-point deficit by making 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to record the 40-36 girls basketball victory.

Chiloquin (13-8, 5-5 SCL) shot 26 of 46 overall from the free-throw line and three St. Mary's players fouled out in the game.

"It's obviously difficult to beat a team when they make 26 free throws," said St. Mary's assistant coach David Alexander. "It (the fouls) frustrated us a lot."

St. Mary's (18-3, 8-1 SCL) was led by Kylee Adderson's nine points and 10 rebounds. Veronica Valdez scored nine points and had six rebounds. The Crusaders led 28-21 after three quarters with both teams struggling from the field. St. Mary's shot 22 percent (8 of 36) and Chiloquin was around 13 percent (7 of 56).

The Queens made just two field goals in the fourth quarter but took advantage of their free-throw opportunities and 23 St. Mary's turnovers to outscore the Crusaders 19-8 in the final period.

"We made a lot of bad passes and it came back to hurt us," Alexander said.

The loss ends St. Mary's 11-game winning streak, which began Dec. 20, 2007.

The Crusaders host Lakeview on Tuesday in a critical SCL game. The two teams are currently tied for the top spot with Lakeview's only league loss coming against St. Mary's. The squads also meet again in the regular-season finale on Feb. 19.

"It's been a long time since the team's lost," Alexander said. "It's a new thing for them. It's something for them to build on. If we win the next two games (against Lakeview and Bonanza), everything is fine."

The Crusaders may have to do that without Kylee Adderson. She drove the lane with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game and was knocked to the ground, hurting her wrist. She was expected to have X-rays on Saturday night.

ST. MARY'S (36) — W. Adderson 8, Street 2, Carini 0, D. Valdez 3, V. Valdez 9, Bladek 0, Bates 4, Gross 1, K. Adderson 9, Picknell 0. Totals: 11 14-22 36.

CHILOQUIN (40) — Case 13, Knight 0, C. Wright 2, J. Martinez 2, Walker 4, S. Martinez 6, Ochoa 9, C. Wright 4. Totals: 7 26-46 40.

St. Mary's 6 8 14 8 —36

Chiloquin 7 7 7 19 —40

Fouled out — Street, W. Adderson, D. Valdez, Walker. Technical foul — W. Adderson.

JV score — St. Mary's 40, Chiloquin 26

ASHLAND 61, KLAMATH UNION 29 — At Klamath Falls, Brenna Heater scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to help No. 3 Ashland keep its perfect Southern Sky Conference record intact by winning its 20th straight game.

The Grizzlies had 14 steals in the game and took a 28-4 lead after the first quarter. Heater scored 12 points and Kelsey McKinnis scored all 11 of her points in the first quarter. Allison Gida had 14 points and three steals, while Natalie Del Carlo scored 11 for Ashland (20-2, 9-0 SSC).

Ashland's Heidi Siebenlist recorded four steals and Layla Zare secured seven rebounds.

Paige Holloway led Klamath Union (3-14, 2-7 SSC) with 11 points.

ASHLAND (61) — Heater 15, Del Carlo 11, Gida 14, Petitt 1, McKinnis 11, Siebenlist 2, Zare 4, Silbowitz 0, Pavlich 0, Van Vleck 3. Totals: 21 17-31 61.

KLAMATH UNION (29) — Holloway 11, Roberts 0, Witcraft 2, Kellom 2, Luther 2, Burns 0, Cesena 0, Woodley 6, Walker 0, Gilbert 0, Lundy 0, Choukalos 6, Doshier 0. Totals: 11 6-16 29.

Ashland 28 12 13 8 —61

Klamath Union 4 13 7 6 —29

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (McKinnis 1, Van Vleck 1), Klamath Union 1 (Woodley 1). Technical foul — Choukalos.

JV result — Ashland won.

HENLEY 58, PHOENIX 50 — At Klamath Falls, Phoenix whittled an 18-point third- quarter lead to two, but Henley withstood the surge with clutch free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to claim the victory.

With four minutes to play in the third period, the Pirates (13-9, 8-4 Skyline) began to fluster Henley's guards by switching to a full-court man-to-man defense.

However, the Hornets countered with a 9-for-11 effort from the charity stripe in the final frame.

With the win, Henley locked up the second playoff seed in the Skyline Conference. Phoenix stands in third with Hidden Valley standing atop the standings.

Sierra Patzke had eight of her game-high 22 points in the final period and combined with Stephanie Matheson to go 8 of 9 from the line in the fourth.

Danielle Smith paced the Pirates with 14 points and Kelsey George registered 13 points, four steals and three assists.

Smith and Rebecca Singleton split time guarding Henley's athletic forward Taylor Wallace, limiting her to 11 points.

Phoenix was outrebounded 36-21, with Kayla George accounting for 11 for the Pirates.

PHOENIX (50) — Singleton 3, Baker 2, Ke. George 13, Helm 3, Ka. George 2, Smith 14, Fry 5, Passante 8. Totals: 17 11-15 50.

HENLEY (58) — Matheson 8, Patzke 22, C. Wallace 4, Laugh 4, Carleton 3, Reed 0, T. Wallace 11, Webb 1, Kennedy 5. Totals: 18 20-25 58.

Phoenix 8 12 10 20 — 50

Henley 13 15 15 15 — 58

3-point goals — Phoenix 5 (Singleton 1, Ke. George 1, Helm 1, Smith 1, Passante 1), Henley 2 (Patzke 1, Carleton 1). Fouled out — Ke. George.

JV result — Henley won.

TRIAD 59, BUTTE FALLS 23 — At Klamath Falls, Triad used a 26-4 edge in scoring in the first quarter to cruise to the win.

Point guard Rachel Estabrook scored a game-high 22 points to pace Triad, which led 41-11 at the half and 52-15 after three quarters.

Karlee Stephenson had five assists and Billie Garote grabbed eight rebounds to lead Butte Falls (15-11, 6-7 MVL).

BUTTE FALLS (23) — Stephenson 3, A. Ferguson 7, Kirkpatrick 0, C. Garote 6, Myers 0, B. Garote 0, F. Ferguson 7, Sutfin 0. Totals: 10 1-5 23.

TRIAD (59) — Keaton 2, Waters 0, T. Parsons 10, M. Parsons 12, Barik 0, Bruzda 6, Neubauer 0, Estabrook 22, Kroeker 2, Rohrbacker 4, Long 1. Totals: 25 8-11 59.

Butte Falls 4 7 4 8 — 23

Triad 26 15 11 7 — 59

3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (Stephenson 1, A. Ferguson 1), Triad 1 (Estabrook 1).

PROSPECT 54, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 39 — Jen King scored a game-high 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting to lead Prospect past host Rogue Valley Adventist.

The Cougars outscored the Red Tail Hawks 25-14 in the second half to pull away.

PROSPECT (54) — King 28, Anderson 14, Baker 6, Tanner 6, Zellar 0, Peters 0. Totals: 24 4-10 54.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (39) — Cole 16, Parmenter 9, J. Wold 6, Wood 2, Cool 2, Allen 2, Denton 1, C. Wold 1, Lee 0, Sustaire 0, Mailand 2, Leffingwell 0. Totals: 17 3-5 39.

Prospect 19 10 13 12 —54

Rogue Valley Adventist 8 17 8 6 —39

3-point goals — Prospect 2 (Anderson 2), Rogue Valley Adventist 2 (Cole 2).