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Crusaders fall in championship

LEBANON — Matthew Whiddon came up with a couple key fourth-quarter baskets and Colby Worrell was a difference-maker inside as Columbia Christian pulled away late to deny St. Mary's in the championship game of the Silver Cross Tournament.

Columbia Christian, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A boys basketball, led 25-23 heading into the final quarter and used a 17-9 surge to upend the Crusaders 42-32.

"It was a defensive struggle," said St. Mary's coach Rick Jackson. "Both teams played good defense."

"It came down to the last four minutes, and we just didn't get it done," added the coach.

Lou Gambee had 13 points to lead Class 2A St. Mary's (3-2), while Si Boggess was named to the all-tournament team. Zach Tomlinson had five rebounds to lead the Crusaders.

Whiddon and Worrell each scored 14 points to lead the Portland-based Knights, with the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Worrell also providing a key defensive presence en route to tournament MVP honors.

"He really took away anything from the middle so we ended up being too perimeter-oriented and we didn't shoot very well from the perimeter," said Jackson.

Columbia Christian began pulling away midway through the fourth quarter when Whiddon connected on a 3-pointer and St. Mary's turned the ball over to set up another jumper by Whiddon.

From there, the Knights drained 8 of 12 free throws to stave off the Crusaders.

ST. MARY'S (32) — O'Boyle 0, Boggess 3, Grant 3, Harper 2, Gambee 13, Watson 0, Bates 8, Gross 0, Tomlinson 3. Totals: 13 4-5 32.

COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN (42) — Woods 5, Endresen 0, Mueller 9, J. Stefan 0, Whiddon 14, R. Stefan 0, Worrell 14. Totals: 14 12-18 42.

St. Mary's 6 9 8 9 — 32

Columbia Christian 8 9 8 17 — 42

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Grant 1, Gambee 1), Columbia Christian 2 (Whiddon 2).

  • PHOENIX-SOUTH UMPQUA CANCELED — At Phoenix, the third-place game in the Berry's Holiday Classic was canceled because South Umpqua didn't want to travel due to weather concerns.
  • HIDDEN VALLEY 65, LASSEN, CALIF., 54 — At Mount Shasta City, Dylan Armanino scored 17 points to lead Hidden Valley to the championship of the Mount Shasta Tournament.

The Mustangs (3-1) went on an 18-6 run in the second quarter to take control.

Cameron Frey scored 12 and Taylor Bars 11 for Hidden Valley. Bars and Cody Krauss each had seven rebounds, and Todd Woodrum, the tourney MVP, had five assists and three steals to go with seven points.

All-tourney players for the Mustangs were Bars, Frey and Mike Suthann.

HIDDEN VALLEY (65) — Armanino 17, Frey 12, Bars 11, Woodrum 7, Mahuna 5, Maynard 5, Krauss 4, Suthann 4, Iwamizu 0. Totals: 27 7-17 65.

LASSEN (54) — Rainey 19, Faulkner 11, Maurino 10, Bowles 4, McGrath 4, Thompson 2, Whiteshore 2, Sanchez 2, Estes 0, Prince 0. Totals: 21 4-6 54.

Hidden Valley 14 18 16 17 — 65

Lassen 15 6 11 22 — 54

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (Woodrum 1, Bars 1, Frey 2), Lassen 8 (Rainey 5, Faulkner 3).

BANDON 56, ILLINOIS VALLEY 48 — At Brookings, Bandon senior wing Max Devillers scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half in the consolation game of the Brookings-Harbor Invitational.

The Tigers defeated Illinois Valley 55-49 at the Gold Beach Tournament earlier this season.

Kevin Snook sparked the Cougars (3-3) with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (48) — Snook 18, R. Hults 5, Escalante 14, Heath 6, Augustadt 5, Mikels 0. Totals: 17 12-19 48.

BANDON (56) — Gag. Gant 1, Gar. Gant 7, Mack 4, Devillers 20, Burman 6, Connor Jackson 18, Lemerande 0, Suhonen 0, Santos 0. Totals: 19 14-15 56.

Illinois Valley 13 8 17 10 — 48

Bandon 12 9 21 14 — 56

3-point goals — Illinois Valley 2 (R. Hults 2, Augustadt 1), Bandon 4 (Jackson 2, Devillers 1, Gar. Gant 1). Technical foul — Bandon bench.

MARIST 51, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 46 — At Eugene, host Marist hung on to win the Valley River Inn Spartan Classic championship behind 18 points from Mitch Wilson.

Dustin Hutley had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Challengers (2-1), who led most of the second half.

Cascade Christian's Scott Morse had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, and Colton Cochran had four points and nine rebounds.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (46) — Morse 12, Hutley 16, Hess 9, Litton 0, Hoffman 0, Joffer 5, Pech 0, Cochran 4. Totals: 16 11-12 46.

MARIST (51) — Bustrin 5, Daniel 3, Wilson 18, Philpott 10, Engelmann 9, Bedbury 1, Carter 6. Totals: 20 8-16 51.

Cascade Christian 9 16 10 11 — 46

Marist 13 11 9 18 — 51

3-point goals — CC 3 (Morse 2, Hess 1), Marist 3 (Philpott 2 Bustrin 1). Fouled out — Litton, Cochran.

JV — Marist won.

BUTTE FALLS 59, HIDDEN VALLEY JV 43 — At Butte Falls, Josh McGonagle had 19 points and Harley Casillas scored 18 to lead the Loggers to the championship of their own tournament.

McGonagle also had eight rebounds and two steals, and Casillas had six steals and five rebounds. Both players were named to the all-tournament team.

Butte Falls (4-1) had 20 steals as a team.

HIDDEN VALLEY JV (43) — Stubey 13, Becker 9, Hurd 10, James 3, Benett 4, Hults 2, Stotelo 2, Garrison 0, Dixon 0, Mendoza 0, Tobey 0. Totals: 15 8-14 43.

BUTTE FALLS (59) — McGonagle 19, Casillas 18, Dyck 4, Gower 6, Sutfin 8, Weaver 4, Eller 0, Kinyon 0, Adams 0, C. Dunham 0, D. Dunham 0. Totals: 22 15-21 59.

Hidden Valley 9 10 12 12 — 43

Butte Falls 6 21 14 18 — 59

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 5 (Hurd 3, Becker 1, Stubey 1). Fouled out — Sutfin.