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Mustangs knock off top-ranked Ontario

CORVALLIS — Jamie Richardson had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists Tuesday as No. 7 Hidden Valley knocked off top-ranked Ontario 46-33 in an OSAA 4A girls basketball state quarterfinal at Gill Coliseum.

Haley Fikso added 14 points and Laura Silva 12 for Hidden Valley (23-4).

Ontario (23-4) was led by Alla Dzhidzhiyeshvili, who had nine points and four rebounds.

Hidden Valley, of Grants Pass, never trailed. The game was tied just once, at 7-7 early in the second quarter.

"They did a really good job of refocusing after our last win against Junction City," said head coach Mike Schaefer. "That was a really tough win for us."

Fikso scored six of Hidden Valley's eight second-quarter points and the Mustangs led 15-10 at halftime. Hidden Valley held Ontario to 2 of 18 shooting from the field for the first half.

Hidden Valley widened its lead in the third quarter. The Mustangs used a 10-2 run to go ahead 25-15 after Ontario had closed within two.

Ontario, which had won 12 straight games entering the tournament, got no closer than seven points in the fourth quarter.

"They did a good job of winning every quarter," said Schaefer. "They were able come out each time and make the adjustments that we need to make."

Hidden Valley advances to a Thursday semifinal to play Marist, which beat Seaside 45-29.

ONTARIO (23-3) — Boyd 2-7 0-0 4, Schram 2-8 1-2 5, O'Connor 0-3 5-7 5, Babij 2-7 0-0 4, Dzhidzhiyeshvil 3-10 1-3 9, Yano 1-4 0-0 3, Kee 0-0 0-0 0, Lopez 1-1 0-0 3. Totals: 11-40 7-12 33.

HIDDEN VALLEY (22-4) — Seal 0-1 1-2 1, Richardson 5-6 4-4 15, Swanson 1-7 2-7 4, Silva 4-11 2-2 12, Fikso 5-9 4-7 14, Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, Bailey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-34 13-22 46.

Ontario 5 5 12 11 — 33

Hidden Valley 7 8 15 16 — 46

3-point goals — Ontario 4-11 (Boyd 0-3, O'Connor 0-1, Dzhidzhiyeshvil 2-5, Yano 1-1, Lopez 1-1), Hidden Valley 3-8 (Richardson 1-1, Silva 2-5, Fikso 0-2). Rebounds — Ontario 17 (Dzhidzhiyeshvil 5), Hidden Valley 30 (Swanson 11). Assists — Ontario 8 (O'Connor 3), Hidden Valley 7 (Richardson 4). Fouled out — Dzhidzhiyeshvil.