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Third-ranked Crater girls fend off Marist

EUGENE — Crater’s girls basketball team spent the better part of its last two practices working on end-of-game situations after not being satisfied following Tuesday’s win over Mazama.

All that added attention to detail paid off in a big way on Friday, with the third-ranked Comets able to hold the ball for about four minutes down the stretch to get the results they wanted in a 51-49 road victory over Marist.

Courtney Setzer scored 20 points, including two key free throws with 20 seconds to go that put Crater up by four points, and Destiny Fahndrich added 16 points. Cheyenne Scott, who had eight points, also made a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining to keep the Comets’ lead at four in the Midwestern League affair.

“To win a game like that playing so poorly, especially in the first half, and on the road against a good team like that was good for us,” Crater head coach David Heard said.

After Crater (12-1, 2-0 MWL) gained the advantage in the fourth quarter, it was able to spread out the defense of Marist (6-8, 1-1) with a host of ballhandlers to keep the clock running and eventually finished 8-for-9 from the foul line in the final frame.

Bailey Bascom knocked down Crater’s only two 3-pointers on 14 attempts and the Comets held a slight edge in turnovers (19-18) but were outrebounded 32-25.

Karson Silver had 18 points for the Spartans.

CRATER (51) — Bascom 6, Fahndrich 16, E. Scott 0, Heard 1, Noles 0, C. Scott 8, Ryerson 0, Setzer 20. Totals: 16-44 17-21 51.

MARIST (49) — Harrison 4, Yates 1, Laing 3, Haney 2, Silver 18, Lange 6, Peterson 0, C. Eagen 0, Stockton-McLean 7, L. Eagen 8. Totals: 19-48 9-15 49.

Crater;12;13;12;14;—;51

Marist;12;9;15;13;—;49

3-point goals — Crater 2 (Bascom 2), Marist 2 (Laing 1, Stockton-McLean 1).

JV result — Crater won.

CHURCHILL 50, ASHLAND 48: At Ashland, Churchill outscored Ashland 19-11 in the fourth quarter and benefited from a crucial offensive foul call in the final seconds of the Midwestern League game.

Ashland’s Georgia Williams led the Grizzlies (6-5, 0-2 MWL) with 28 points and seven rebounds but was called for a charge with three seconds to go to seal Churchill’s comeback. Sierra Webster added six points and 10 rebounds.

Khadija Smith scored 14 points for Churchill (6-6, 1-0), which outshot Ashland 26-10 at the free throw line.

CHURCHILL (50) — Moriguchi 0, Nesbitt 0, Brehmer 2, Keller 2, Williams 11, Smith 14, Couts 9, Haugen 12, Bass 0, Nitkowski 0. Totals: 15 17-26 50.

ASHLAND (48) — Williams 28, Altig 0, Teixeira 0, Dunn 4, Webster 6, Sukles 7, Brookins 3. Totals: 19 8-10 50.

Churchill;7;12;12;19;—;50

Ashland;12;19;6;11;—;48

3-point goals — Churchill 3 (Haugen 3), Ashland 2 (Williams 2). Fouled out — Teixeira. Technical foul — Ashland coach Hafner.

JV result — Churchill won.

NORTH EUGENE 56, EAGLE POINT 47: At Eagle Point, North Eugene improved to 9-8 overall and 1-1 in Midwestern League play while Eagle Point dropped to 7-4 and 0-2

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 56, PHOENIX 47: At Murphy, Bailee Tally had 25 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds for Phoenix at the 12-team SkyWest Crossover Tournament at Hidden Valley High.

Alexis De La Torre recorded seven points and eight rebounds and Alyssa Wallack added six points and six assists for the Pirates (4-7).

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (56) — A. Farmer 3, Marks 11, Bay 12, D. Farmer 17, C. Kay 6, Worthey 7, Hernandez 0, Chandler 0, Hart 0. Totals: 23 2-8 56.

PHOENIX (47) — Tally 25, MacLennan 6, Wallack 4, McAlister 2, Burns 3, De La Torre 7, Barger 0, Lopez 0. Totals: 16 13-18 47.

Brookings-Harbor;16;19;13;8;—;56

Phoenix;15;14;4;14;—;47

3-point goals — Brookings-Harbor 8 (D. Farmer 3, Bay 4, A. Farmer 1), Phoenix 2 (Tally 2).

PROSPECT 37, PAISLEY 33: At Paisley, Baley VanWormer had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Prospect in a Mountain Valley League win.

Marissa Raines chipped in eight points and 11 steals and Lakota Sizemore eight points for the Cougars (5-5, 2-1 MVL), who led 15-14 at halftime. Prospect went on an 11-5 run in the third.