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RVA girls fall in state quarterfinals

BAKER CITY — The fourth time was a charm for the Hosanna Christian girls basketball team.

The Lions, seeded 10th, defeated second-seeded Rogue Valley Adventist, 34-27, in the Class 1A state quarterfinals at Baker High on Wednesday, marking Hosanna Christian's first triumph in four attempts against the Mountain Valley League champions.

The Lions (22-7) will next face No. 3 North Douglas in the semifinals at 1:30 p.m. Friday, while Rogue Valley Adventist (23-3) plays Condon/Wheeler in a consolation contest at 10:45 a.m. today.

North Douglas beat Condon/Wheeler, 49-29, on Wednesday.

Rose Tovar, who was the Red Tail Hawks' player of the game, had nine points and eight rebounds.

Hosanna Christian led 7-4 after the first period and 13-11 at halftime. A 17-6 surge in the third quarter spelled doom for RVA, which had topped the Lions twice during the conference season and a third time in the MVL playoffs with an average winning margin of nine points.

Ashton Petray and Savanah Zamora chipped in seven points apiece for the Red Tail Hawks, who entered on a 15-game winning streak.

RVA won the regular season and conference tournament titles en route to its first-ever state playoff appearance.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (34): Tuttle 8, Kensler 8, Murray 6, Me. Bush 6; Ma. Bush 6, A. Lowry 0, King 0, V. Lowry 0, Johnston 0. Totals 14-36 2-3 34.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (27): Tovar 9, Petray 7, S. Zamora 7, C. Zamora 2, Wood 2, Glasgow 0. Totals 11-23 3-6 27.

Hosanna Christian;7;6;17;4;—;34

Rogue Valley Adventist;4;7;6;10;—;27

3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 4-13 (Me. Bush 2-3, Murray 2-7), Rogue Valley Adventist 2-6 (Petray 1-4, S. Zamora 1-1).

Boys

LEBANON 59, CRATER 57: At Lebanon, Lebanon senior post John Bates scored from close range with three seconds to play to break a tie and Crater had an ensuing pass deflected to keep the Comets from getting up a final shot in the Class 5A state play-in game.

Crater junior Nate White was 5-for-6 from 3-point range and finished with 21 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the season-ending loss. Sophomore Kiefer Edwards added 18 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Tanner Mallams and Mason Vranes each netted eight points for the Comets (6-19).

Bates finished with 14 points to complement 21 by Ty Hargis and 17 by Isaac Garber for the Warriors (16-8), who hit 10 3-pointers and next play Summit in Saturday’s playoff opener.

CRATER (57): Vranes 8, Weaver 0, Kramer 0, Henderson 2, Mallams 8, White 21, Ki. Edwards 18. Totals: 14-22 8-11 57.

LEBANON (59): Bates 14, Graham 2, Hargis 21, Elliott 2, Baker 3, Funk 0, Garber 17. Totals: 12-23 5-15 59.

Crater;9;12;19;17;—;57

Lebanon;15;13;13;18;—;59

3-point goals — Crater 7-12 (White 5, Mallams 2), Lebanon 10-21 (Hargis 6, Garber 3, Baker 1).

CENTRAL 70, EAGLE POINT 49: At Independence, Mario Quintero and Jax Bell scored 16 points each for Eagle Point in the Class 5A state play-in game.

The Eagles, who finished the year 6-18, trailed 29-22 at halftime and were outscored 26-14 in the third by Central (11-13). The Panthers will play at Churchill in the first round of the state playoffs on Saturday.

EAGLE POINT (49): Nielsen 0, Rodgers 7, Perkins 4, Shopp 0, Hill 0, Spradley 0, McHugh 2, Z. Scott 2, Quintero 16, Vasquez 2, Morgan 0, Bell 16. Totals: 18 8-17 49.

CENTRAL (70): Bal 6, Mendazona 6, Ibarra 0, Cantu 0, Avila 0, Mason 16, Barba 17, W. Cable 0, Stepp 10, Abraham 2, K. Cable 11, Barry 3. Totals: 22 19-27 70.

Eagle Point;12;10;14;13;—;49

Central;16;13;26;15;—;70

3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Rodgers 1, Quintero 4), Central 8 (Mendazona 1, Mason 1, Barba 5, Barry 1).

SOUTH ALBANY 69, ASHLAND 59, OT: At Ashland, South Albany fought back from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and then dominated the extra session during the Class 5A state play-in game.

Ashland's Stenley Graham hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation before the Rebels (13-12) outscored the Grizzlies, 15-5, in OT.

Malik Pippa led Ashland (8-15) with 21 points and Walker Shibley added 12 points.

SOUTH ALBANY (69): Costello 11, Vasquez 14, Guilford 22, Hemzacek 9, Crittenden 13, Finneman 0, Anderson 0. Totals: 24 16-17 69.

ASHLAND (59): Graham 6, E. Jones 9, Hansen 2, Shibley 12, Fuller 3, Ellis 2, Pippa 21, Meads 4, Hasskamp 0, Atteberry 0, A. Jones 0. Totals: 24 2-6 59.

South Albany;9;10;18;17;15;—;69

Ashland;16;7;22;9;5;—;59

3-point goals — South Albany 5 (Vasquez 2, Guilford 1, Costello 1, Hemzacek 1), Ashland 9 (Pippa 4, Shibley 2, Graham 1, E. Jones 1, Fuller 1). Fouled out — Shibley. Technical foul — Ashland coach Osofsky.