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Hilanders outmuscle Crusaders

PHOENIX — This is likely to be the toughest three-game stretch this season for the St. Mary's boys basketball team.

The record may not indicate it, but the Crusaders hope they are better for it.

St. Mary's, playing up in classification for the second of three straight nights, fell 60-48 to Class 3A Burns on Friday in the Unlimited Division of the Cascade Christian Wachovia Christmas Classic at Phoenix High School.

St. Mary's dropped a 34-28 contest to Class 4A Phoenix on Thursday and will play Class 5A Eagle Point today.

"This whole tournament we are playing people typically bigger, stronger and faster than we are, and that's good for us," St. Mary's coach Rick Jackson said. "Any one of those teams would win our league. It's a great test and prepares us well for our league season."

Burns took control Friday by making 17 of 20 free throws, including 10 of 12 in the fourth quarter. Caleb Feist led the Hilanders with 13 points.

"They were just a little bit too physical for us," Jackson said. "We are giving up about 35 pounds to each of their post players. We allowed them to get the ball inside a little too deep consistently."

St. Mary's, which trailed by just five at the half, was led by Lou Gambee's 12 points. Zach Tomlinson added six points and eight rebounds and Si Boggess had seven points and six assists.

"We hung in there with them," Jackson said. "Overall, for the first three quarters, our defense was pretty good. Offensively, we were inconsistent. We need to work on that."

Gambee also led with 10 points in Thursday's loss to Phoenix. The Pirates led 21-20 on a 3-pointer by Skyler Reagan heading into the fourth quarter before pulling away in the defensive struggle. Reagan had 11 in the contest for Phoenix.

ST. MARY'S (48) — O'Boyle 3, Reeder 0, Boggess 7, Grant 2, Harper 7, Gambee 12, Watson 3, Bates 8, Gross 0, Tomlinson 6. Totals: 17 8-14 48.

BURNS (60) — Fenton 9, Dobson 7, Jarvis 11, Lassan 0, Feist 13, Adams 0, Thompson 12, Colahan 8. Totals: 21 17-20 60.

St. Mary's 10 14 10 14 — 48

Burns 12 17 13 18 — 60

3-point goals — St. Mary's 6 (O'Boyle 1, Harper 1, Gambee 2, Watson 1, Bates 1), Burns 1 (Feist 1).

EAGLE POINT 52, LAKEVIEW 43 — Austin Marlia tallied 17 points and four assists to help Eagle Point slowly but surely pull away for the Unlimited Division victory at The Pavilion.

Austin Rowley added 14 points and Logan Winter had six rebounds to go with his eight points for the Eagles (5-3), who also got six boards from Tyrone Holmes.

Matt Clemens had 16 points to lead Lakeview.

In Thursday's late action, Lakeview fell to the Phoenix JV 52-51. Justin Bohn made two free throws with three seconds remaining for Phoenix JV, and the Pirates Tyler Dungannon led all scorers with 23 points.

Kasey Clemens had 17 points for Lakeview.

LAKEVIEW (43) — M. Clemens 16, K. Clemens 3, Pardue 7, Squires 9, St. Claire 8, Fitzpatrick 0, McKenzie 0. Totals: 16 7-11 43.

EAGLE POINT (52) — Marlia 17, Rowley 14, Winter 8, Tuttle 3, Reed 2, Morris 3, Holmes 4, VanDyke 1, Gonzalez 0, Rogers 0. Totals: 19 13-24 52.

Lakeview 11 7 12 13 — 43

Eagle Point 9 15 11 17 — 52

3-point goals — Lakeview 4 (M. Clemens 1, K. Clemens 1, St. Claire 2), Eagle Point 1 (Marlia 1).

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 60, BUTTE FALLS 34 — At Phoenix, leading scorer Noah Cunningham scored all 16 points in the first half to help New Hope to a 35-18 lead at intermission in Varsity Division action.

Eli Cunningham added 13 for the Warriors, who shot 58 percent from the field in the first half compared to 28 percent for the Loggers (4-3).

Josh McGonagle paced Butte Falls with 11 points and Josh Sutfin contributed nine points, nine rebounds and four steals.

New Hope outrebounded Butte Falls, 34-21.

BUTTE FALLS (34) — McGonagle 11, Sutfin 9, Gower 9, Casillas 4, Adams 1, Eller 0, Dyck 0, Mallory 0, Kinyon 0, C. Dunham 0, D. Dunham 0, Weaver 0. Totals: 12 8-16 34.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (60) — N. Cunningham 16, E. Cunningham 13, Park 4, Stephens 3, Bowdoin 8, Rossiter 2, Hillier 6, Colvin 4, Heater 4, Jaynes 0, Garcia 0. Totals: 27 0-1 60.

Butte Falls 11 7 7 9 — 34

New Hope 16 19 11 14 — 60

3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (Gower 2), New Hope Christian 6 (N. Cunningham 4, E. Cunningham 1, Stephens 1).

Girls

PHOENIX 41, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 34 — Cascade Christian opened a 20-11 lead after one quarter but Phoenix stormed back to claim the Unlimited Division victory at the Pavilion.

Kelsey George scored a game-high 20 points for the Pirates (7-1) and added six rebounds, three steals and three assists, while teammate Chelsea Passante had eight points and Danielle Smith added six points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Challengers drained all four of their 3-pointers in the first quarter and easily solved Phoenix's 2-3 zone, but a defensive change with full-court pressure in the second quarter and a man-to-man in the second half helped the Pirates hold Cascade Christian to 14 points over the final 24 minutes.

Kierstin Barlow had 10 points to pace the Challengers.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (34) — Hallmark 4, Brown 3, Barlow 10, Kinney 3, Aguilar 2, Cesaro 5, Blodgett 5, Martin 2, Cochran 0, Vondra 0. Totals: 13 4-12 34.

PHOENIX (41) — George 20, Helm 5, Smith 6, Tally 2, Passante 8, Horton 0, Wellburn 0, Hendricks 0, Heath 0. Totals: 14-49 9-16 41.

Cascade Christian 20 4 4 6 — 34

Phoenix 11 11 6 13 — 41

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Hallmark 1, Brown 1, Kinney 1, Blodgett 1), Phoenix 4 (Passante 2, George 1, Helm 1).

BURNS 48, ST. MARY'S 29 — At Phoenix, Kylee Adderson had eight points to lead a sluggish effort by St. Mary's (4-4) in the final game of the night of the Unlimited Division.

Burns got 17 points from Mattea Zabala and built a comfortable 26-16 lead by halftime. Courtney Toney added 11 points for Burns.

St. Mary's assistant coach Jolyn Hutsell took over the head duties for the second straight night as Crusaders head coach Tim Pflug continues to overcome an illness.

ST. MARY'S (29) — Seus 0, D. Valdez 0, Thorndike 0, Steinsiek 0, Krieser 6, Street 2, Adderson 8, Bates 5, Gross 4, V. Valdez 2, Alvarez 2. Totals: 14 1-2 29.

BURNS (48) — Root 0, Fisher 0, Ribeiro 6, Higle 8, Zabala 17, McConnell 0, Siegner 0, Toney 11, Lee 6. Totals: 16 15-20 48.

St. Mary's 8 8 5 8 — 29

Burns 14 12 5 17 — 48

3-point goals — Burns 1 (Toney 1).

EAGLE POINT 46, LAKEVIEW 34 — Kristin Wyatt had 13 points and eight rebounds and Nicole Leaf added 12 points to lead Eagle Point to the Unlimited Division triumph at The Pavilion.

Haylie Winner added five points and four assists for the Eagles (2-5), who held Lakeview without a field goal in the fourth quarter.

LAKEVIEW (34) — Baldovino 4, Shuffield 8, Taylor 4, Stofleth 5, Seaton 5, Cahill 8, Grant 0, Platt 0, Wilson 0. Totals: 12 9-16 34.

EAGLE POINT (46) — Leaf 12, Mason 2, Hedrick 2, O'Connor 5, Baker 4, Wyatt 13, Winner 5, Rasor 3, Mellor 0. Totals: 17 10-21 46.

Lakeview 4 16 12 2 — 34

Eagle Point 7 17 12 10 — 46

3-point goals — Lakeview 1 (Shuffield 1), Eagle Point 2 (O'Connor 1, Winner 1). Fouled out — Seaton, Stofleph.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 51, BUTTE FALLS 35 — At Phoenix, Michelle Aslakson continued her dominant play against Butte Falls, scoring 26 points to lead New Hope Christian to the Varsity Division win.

Aslakson had 43 points against the Loggers when New Hope topped Butte Falls 62-52 two weeks ago.

Mariah Moore had 13 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals to pace the Loggers.

BUTTE FALLS (35) — Moore 13, Ferguson 4, Kirkpatrick 6, O'Keefe 2, Sutfin 2, Garote 0, Givens 7, McGonagle 1. Totals: 10 14-34 35.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (51) — Aslakson 26, Murray 6, Heryford 7, Goddard 1, Cunningham 0, Jones 0, Lundsberg 0, Harvey 0, Mundy 1, Kester 0, Besler 10. Totals: 21 8-10 51.

Butte Falls 14 7 4 10 — 35

New Hope 10 18 15 8 — 51

3-point goals — Butte Falls 1 (Ferguson 1), New Hope Christian 1 (Aslakson 1). Fouled out — Besler.