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Crusaders thump Queens in SCL game

The last time the Southern Cascade League's top two girls basketball teams met, it took overtime before St. Mary's sent Chiloquin packing with a loss.

This time, the sixth-ranked and league-leading Crusaders (17-4, 10-0 SCL) didn't procrastinate, routing second-place Chiloquin 61-27 Saturday at St. Mary's High.

Despite getting off to a slow start against Chiloquin's zone defense, the Crusaders' defense kept it close by allowing just eight points in the first half.

"I was very pleased with defense tonight," said St. Mary's coach Tim Pflug, whose team led 19-8 at halftime. "We did a real good job of pressuring the ball."

The Crusaders forced 27 turnovers by Chiloquin (15-6, 6-4 SCL).

After shooting 5-for-23 from the field in the first half, St. Mary's came out of the locker room dialed in, dropping 18 of its 27 shots.

"We hit a little bit of cold streak, but we really took off in the second half," said Pflug.

Veronica Valdez led St. Mary's with 15 points, and Domonique Valdez added seven points and four assists.

"We have been allowing some teams to stay in games, but tonight we decided to play under control and limit mistakes," Pflug said.

The Crusaders clinched the SCL title a day earlier and have two league games remaining.

"I'm very pleased with the team right now," said Pflug. "Our bench is playing well, and if we can stay healthy, I like our chances in the playoffs."

Charise Rich led the Queens with 11 points.

CHILOQUIN (27) — Case 0, Knight 0, Brown-David 0, Etchevers 2, Clark 2, Bradford-Wieser 0, Miller 0, Rich 11, J. Martinez 4, Westwisk 4, S. Martinez 4, Mitchell 0. Totals: 10 7-19 27.

ST MARY'S (61) — D. Valdez 7, Thorndike 4, Steinsiek 2, Krieser 7, Street 6, Bates 6, Gross 6, Provost 0, Caldwell 2, V. Valdez 15, Adderson 6. Totals: 23 13-22 61.

Chiloquin 6 2 8 11 — 27

St. Mary's 9 10 12 25 — 61

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (D. Valdez 1, V. Valdez 1). Technical fouls — Bradford-Wieser.

JV result — St Mary's won.

Southwest Conference

SOUTH EUGENE 66, SHELDON 34 — At Eugene, Jesse Brabender scored 19 points for South Eugene.

Ellen Cook added 10 points for second-ranked South Eugene (22-0, 13-0 SWC).

The Irish (11-10, 8-5 SWC) were led by Andrea Anderson's 11 points.

SOUTH EUGENE (66) — Brabender 19, Sereson 3, Kerins 6, Barnes 7, Clark 3, Shivers 6, Grubbs 6, Kiplinger 2, Cook 10, Keams 4, Sinkey 0, Roberts 0.

SHELDON (34) — A. Anderson 11, Fisher 8, Houser 3, Frohlich 2, Stiles 7, Boring 2, Wilkinson 1, Witherspoon 0, Dillon 0, Martin 0, Doe 0, H. Anderson 0, Clark 0.

South Eugene 18 16 17 15 — 66

Sheldon 7 10 6 11 — 34

Southern Sky Conference

CRATER 63, EAGLE POINT 39 — At Eagle Point, Crater took command with a big third quarter to keep Eagle Point winless in the SSC.

Eagle Point (7-15, 0-11 SSC) trailed by four points with about one minute to go in the second quarter before the Comets ended the half on a 5-0 run.

Then Crater hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter and outscored the Eagles 19-6.

Crater (13-8, 8-3) capitalized on 20 steals and had 15 assists on 17 field goals.

Leona Steel had a productive all-around game for Crater, with the junior point guard totaling 12 points, six steals, three rebounds and two assists.

Senior reserve Chelsea Sullivan had nine points, five rebounds and three assists, while freshman Kasidy Cobb went 3-for-4 from 3-point range for the Comets.

Junior Haylei Winner tossed in 12 points to pace the Eagles, and Nicole Leaf pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.

CRATER (63) — Kappel 6, Sullivan 9, Noon 6, Steel 12, Cobb 9, Saling 5, Murphy 5, Britton 7, Ferris 2, Owens 2. Totals: 17 21-29 63.

EAGLE POINT (39) — Mellor 4, Leaf 7, Hedrick 6, O'Connor 5, Dale 1, Winner 12, Rasor 4. Totals: 11 11-22 39.

Crater 14 13 19 17 — 63

Eagle Point 8 10 6 15 — 39

3-point goals — Crater 8 (Noon 2, Steel 2, Cobb 3, Saling 1), Eagle Point 6 (Hedrick 2, O'Connor 1, Winner 3).

JV result — Crater won.

Mountain Valley League

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 49, PROSPECT 25 — Senior post Jessica Wold had 12 points and nine rebounds as Rogue Valley Adventist closed out its season with a home win.

The Red Tail Hawks (10-12, 5-9 MVL) also got eight points, nine rebounds and eight assists from senior guard Jordan Parmenter and seven points and 13 boards from junior post Rachel Allen.

Jen King led Prospect (6-15, 3-11) with 10 points.

PROSPECT (25) — Zeller 5, Zelner 1, Cryts 0, Anderson 4, King 10, Peters 2, Baker 0, VanWormer 1, Mahoney 2, Abel 0, Reynolds 0. Totals: 9 7-18 25.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (49) — Wold 12, Hoque 0, Wood 5, Cool 6, Allen 7, Parmenter 8, Mailand 2, Cole 5, Leffingwell 4. Totals: 19 11-17 49.

Prospect 6 7 9 3 — 25

Rogue Valley Adventist 11 14 9 15 — 49

TRIAD 48, BUTTE FALLS 31 — At Klamath Falls, Triad junior post Tess Parsons went for a game-high 25 points.

Freshman post Allie Givens led Butte Falls with 13 points, and freshman forward Mariah Moore pulled down 12 rebounds to go with four steals and three blocks.

Butte Falls finished the season 2-12 in the MVL and 5-19 overall.

BUTTE FALLS (31) — Moore 5, Ferguson 5, Kirkpatrick 5, Dearmore 0, Sutfin 3, Garote 0, Givens 13, Driskell 0, McGonagle 0. Totals: 12 5-12 31.

TRIAD (48) — Heaton 1, Waters 6, Parsons 25, Borror 8, Newbauer 2, Stiller 0, Assavapisitkul 4, Claybough 0, Long 2. Totals: 16 16-39 48.

Butte Falls 5 4 7 15 — 31

Triad 11 12 10 15 — 48

3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (Ferguson 1, Kirkpatrick 1). Fouled out — Sutfin.

Nonconference

HIDDEN VALLEY 39, MARIST 27 — At Murphy, fourth-ranked Hidden Valley used an early surge and steady defense to finish off ninth-ranked Marist in nonconference play.

Jamie Richardson scored 17 points and Lacy Wood added eight points along with 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (18-4, 9-0 Skyline).

MARIST (27) — Mack 7, Ditts 6, Dennis 5, Hagstrom 4, Demers 3, Aguirre 2. Totals: 9 10-17 27.

HIDDEN VALLEY (39) — Richardson 17, Wood 8, Figoni 4, Bailey 6, Swanson 2, Powell 2, Fikso 0. Totals: 13 8-12 39

Marist 7 4 5 11 — 27

Hidden Valley 13 7 6 13 — 39

3-point goals — Marist 1 (Dennis 1), Hidden Valley 5 (Richardson 4, Bailey 1). Fouled out — Fikso.

JV score — Marist 62, Hidden Valley 60.