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Schoner lifts Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER — The Rogue River boys basketball team had to find a way to offset Gold Beach's size advantage on Friday and Brendan Schoner's tempo-pushing pace was the answer.

The junior point guard scored 15 points and guided a frenzied fourth-quarter rally for the Chieftains, who prevailed 60-32 in a Sunset League showdown at Rogue River High.

"He's the key," said Rogue River coach Scott Anderson of Schoner. "When he's in transition were pretty tough. When we got out in transition we were able to get to the rim and that helped us out a little, obviously."

Gold Beach used the size of 6-foot-5, 250-pound Logan Hockema to take up space in the middle, gobble up rebounds and post up on smaller Rogue River defenders.

But once Schoner got his Chieftains (10-5, 4-1 Sunset) off and running in the fourth quarter, the Panthers' height was taken out of the equation, and the momentum swayed in favor of the home squad.

"We started to defend with a little more urgency and Schoner began to push the ball," said Anderson of the fourth quarter. "When (Schoner) gets us out in transition, we're pretty good. We were pretty stagnant for the first three quarters."

The Chieftains also needed the energy and defensive prowess of Darren Taylor in the fourth quarter. His toughness matched that of Hockema, slowing his roll as the Panthers tried to continue their success in the half-court offense.

Early in the fourth quarter, Taylor came up with four quick rebounds and a steal, all of which helped get the Chieftains out in transition and put the ball in the hands of Schoner.

"We had three different guys on (Hockema) but height isn't our strong suit," said Anderson. "Darren had a good fourth quarter and really started getting us running and started us in transition."

Chrystian Johnson added 12 points and Jackson Mitchell had 11, while Cole Watson had five assists and six steals.

Taylor and Craig Lee each added eight points and eight boards for the Chieftains.

For the Panthers, Jeff Knox scored 16 points, Todd Martin added 15 and Hockema finished with 12 points.

GOLD BEACH (53) — Martin 15, Werder 4, Wallace 4, Knox 16, Martinez 0, Wegner 2, Hockema 12. Totals: 23 4-6 53.

ROGUE RIVER (60) — Schoner 15, Mitchell 11, Krouse 2, McBee 0, Lee 8, Johnson 12, Garcia 0, Stinchcomb 0, Watson 4, Taylor 8. Totals: 22 14-25 60.

Gold Beach 10 12 21 10 — 53

Rogue River 15 8 17 20 — 60

3-point goal — Gold Beach 3 (Knox 2, Martin 1), Rogue River 2 (Schoner 2). Fouled out — Hockema, Knox.

JV result — Rogue River won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 66, REEDSPORT 16 — At Reedsport, Cascade Christian used tough man-to-man defense to stay perfect in Sunset League play.

Senior forward Ryan Pech grabbed 10 of the Challengers' 46 total rebounds.

Cascade Christian (12-2, 5-0 Sunset) was led by junior Wes Litton with 13 points and five rebounds.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (66) — Siliga 0, Morse 12, Hutley 6, Hess 6, Litton 13, Hoffman 4, Joffer 8, Rasmussen 2, Pech 5, Cochran 10. Totals: 29 7-12 66.

REEDSPORT (16) — Sadey 7, Santana 2, Zetsche 0, Wilmarth 0, Osorio 4, Young 3, Plotz 0, Ladd 0. Totals: 5 8-17 16.

Cascade Christian 12 23 14 17 — 66

Reedsport 3 7 2 4 — 16

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 1 (Morse 1). Fouled out — Osorio, Wilmarth.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

Skyline Conference

HIDDEN VALLEY 46, ILLINOIS VALLEY 45 — At Cave Junction, Kaylen Maynard converted two free throws with six seconds remaining to lift third-ranked Hidden Valley to its 12th straight victory.

Illinois Valley's Antonio Escalante missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw with seven seconds left, and Kevin Snook was called for the rebounding foul on Maynard.

Maynard's free throws were the only points the Mustangs (12-1, 3-0 Skyline) made from the foul line.

Illinois Valley senior Andrew Augustadt had 14 points, while Snook had 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks for the Cougars (5-7, 0-3).

HIDDEN VALLEY (46) — Woodrum 6, Bars 4, Armanino 6, Mahuna 3, Frey 5, Longo 8, Krauss 2, Maynard 12, Suthann 0. Totals: 21 2-9 46.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (45) — Escalante 2, Snook 11, R. Hults 8, Heath 13, Augustadt 14, F. Hults 0. Totals: 18 6-10 45.

Hidden Valley 17 7 10 12 — 46

Illinois Valley 9 8 13 15 — 45

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 2 (Mahuna 1, Frey 1), Illinois Valley 3 (Augustadt 3).

Mountain Valley League

BUTTE FALLS 49, PROSPECT 40 — At Prospect, Harley Casillas dropped in 20 points for Butte Falls, which used a strong second half to roll past Prospect.

Josh Sutfin added 16 points for the Loggers.

Shane Kelly had 10 points and six rebounds to pace the Cougars (2-7, 2-2 MVL), who cut their deficit to four with 1:30 left before Butte Falls pulled away.

BUTTE FALLS (49) — Casillas 20, Dyck 2, Gower 4, McGonagle 3, Sutfin 16, Dunham 6, Weaver 0. Totals: 21 4-5 49.

PROSPECT (40) — Linson 8, Demello 9, Roe 3, Walton 8, Kelly 10, Simcoe 2, Gallagher 0, Honnis 0. Totals: 17 5-8 40.

Butte Falls 9 12 13 15 — 49

Prospect 8 12 11 9 — 40

3-point goals — Butte Falls 3 (Casillas 2, Gower 1), Prospect 1 (Demello).

JV score — Butte Falls 51, Prospect 29.

TRIAD 36, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 31 — Robert Denton pulled down 17 rebounds — 11 offensive — and scored 13 points to lead host Rogue Valley Adventist.

The Red Tail Hawks (3-4, 1-3 MVL) outrebounded Triad 45-22, with 21 offensive rebounds, but couldn't overcome 21 turnovers and poor shooting.

Kris Hirschbock and Logan Moore each had 11 points for Triad.

TRIAD (36) — Hirschbock 11, Moore 11, Ovgard 4, Nilsson 4, Trumbull 2, Peterson 4, Frentzko 0. Totals: 13-47 6-20 36.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (31) — Denton 13, DeLaVega 7, Fjarli 6, Coggins 3, Peterson 2, Wold 0. Totals: 13-50 4-11 31.

Triad 12 6 12 6 — 36

Rogue Valley Adventist 6 5 11 9 — 31

3-point goals — Triad 4-14 (Hirschbock 2, Moore 2), Rogue Valley Adventist 1 (DeLaVega 1).