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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rothfus, Dole help Crusaders end skid

St. Mary’s used big nights from sophomore Ryker Rothfus and freshman Morgan Dole to snap a 16-game losing streak and capture its first Far West League girls basketball victory of the season Friday, 61-55 over Douglas at St. Mary’s High School.

Rothfus poured in a season-high 19 points to go with three steals, while Dole came away with 18 points and five steals for the Crusaders (2-18, 1-7 FWL), who forced 32 turnovers as a unit.

The Crusaders’ Olivia Lippert chipped in eight points and Kathy Mejia went for four steals, four blocks four assists.

Douglas dropped to 8-14 overall and 3-5 in FWL play.

DOUGLAS (55): Sapp 8, Bennett 16, Ma. Snuka-Polamalu 7, Phillips 3, Lund 2, Mi. Snuka-Polamalu 13, Skurk 4, Thorp 2, Powell. Totals: 19 15-23 55.

ST MARY’S (61): Lippert 8, Rajagopal 4, Conner 2, Young 2, Rothfus 19, Poisson 2, Christman 4, Dole 18, Mejia 2. Totals: 18 17-29 61.

Douglas10111718— 55

St. Mary’s1791124— 61

3-point goals — Douglas 4 (Bennett 3, Ma. Snuka-Polamalu 1), St. Mary’s 5 (Lippert 2, Rajagopal 1, Dole 2); Fouled out — Sapp, Skurk, Christman.

JV result — Douglas won.

ASHLAND 49, THURSTON 43: At Ashland, Ashland rallied in the fourth quarter for the Midwestern League win.

The Grizzlies (10-8, 5-5 MWL) trailed 36-32 entering the fourth but outscored the Colts (9-8, 5-5) 17-7.

Nina Munson had 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals for Ashland, while Jayd Sollinger had 12 points and eight boards, Kendyl Abel 12 points and Kirsten Morgan five steals.

Megan Miller scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half for the Colts.

THURSTON (43): Casley 0, Carpenter 7, Williams 2, Birkby 2, Rutledge 0, Burke 0, Miller 26, Bradley 6, Hill 0. Totals: 18 5-9 43.

ASHLAND (49): Moran 2, Sollinger 12, Barnes 7, Morgan 2, Baldwin 0, Munson 14, Abel 12. Totals: 18 12-15 49.

Thurston171277— 43

Ashland149917— 49

3-point goals — Thurston 2 (Bradley 2), Ashland 1 (Barnes).

CRATER 42, NORTH BEND 26: At North Bend, a 9-0 run in the third quarter gave fifth-ranked Crater the separation it needed to cruise past North Bend.

Presley Robison went for 11 points and two steals for the Comets (16-2, 9-1 Midwestern League), who held the Bulldogs (4-13, 1-8) to just two made field goals in the second half and finished with six in the game.

Crater also picked up eight points and seven rebounds from McKenzie Hirsch.

CRATER (42): Gugliotta 4, Bittle 4, Dance 1, Bowers 0, Hanson 0, Hirsch 8, Robison 11, Amidei 0, Stidham 3, Dutkiewicz 4, Woodard 0, Young 7. Totals: 15 9-15 42.

NORTH BEND (26): Friend 0, Proett 9, Holling 6, Barker 0, Lillebo 0, Matthews 3, Gochnour 0, Holmes 7, Anderson 1. Totals: 6 13-18.

Crater7111212— 42

North Bend5777— 26

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Robison 2, Stidham 1), North Bend 1 (Matthews).

CHURCHILL 58, EAGLE POINT 15: At Eugene, fourth-ranked Churchill overwhelmed Eagle Point in the Midwestern League contest, improving to 15-4 overall and 10-0 in league.

Kierssa Hogan and Andrea Flores each scored five for the Eagles (6-12, 1-8).

EAGLE POINT (15): Hogan 5, Flores 5, Balero 4, Nielsen 0, Whitman 0, Burcham 0, Swanson 0, Sked 0, McCornack 0, Conte 0. Totals: 6 3-7 15.

CHURCHILL (58): N. Elstone 13, S. Elstone 3, Gansen 3, Rodman 2, Starr 10, Jackson 3, Moody 4, Ripley 2, Scott 4, Rousseau 8, Cole 0. Totals: 25 3-11 58.

Eagle Point3426— 15

Churchill11161912— 58

3-point goals — Churchill 5 (N. Elstone 3, S. Elstone 1, Jackson 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 57, PHOENIX 33: At Murphy, second-ranked Hidden Valley carved out a double-figure first-quarter lead and cruised to the Skyline Conference win.

Phoenix (9-8, 2-3 Sky) was led by Delani Parent’s 11 points while freshman Morgan James came off the bench to provide 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Cristal Tellez added six rebounds and four steals.

It took four minutes for the game’s first made basket but Hidden Valley (17-2, 5-0) used it to go on a 10-0 run a seize a 17-3 lead.

PHOENIX (33): James 10, Skaff 4, Hernandez 2, Lumbreras 2, Bolstad 1, Tellez 2, Flores 0, Jackson 3, Champion-Blazio 0, Parent 11. Totals: 14 1-4 33.

HIDDEN VALLEY (57): Powers 18, Bents 0, Noga 6, Steele 10, Hurley 2, Berg 0, Elmore 3, Lowry 0, Brown 4, Fisher 14. Totals: 19 11-18 57.

Phoenix361311— 33

Hidden Valley1761420— 57

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Jackson 1, Parent 3), Hidden Valley 8 (Powers 4, Noga 2, Fisher 2).

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 50, SOUTH UMPQUA 42; Cascade Christian senior Sophie Ferreira had 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made two steals in the Far West League win at Cascade Christian.

The Challengers (11-10, 4-4 FWL) jumped out to a 13-5 first-quarter lead and took care of the ball the rest of the way. They committ seven turnovers, hauled in 30 rebounds and grabbed 16 steals.

Liz White made seven of nine free throws in the fourth quarter to ice the game. She scored 15 points.

Kyla Pires scored 18 for South Umpqua (14-6, 3-5).

SOUTH UMPQUA (42): Pires 18, Gibson 8, Lind 5, Gray 5, Love 3, Ferguson 3, Slay 0, Lowell 0, Richardson 0. Totals: 15 9-14 42.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (50): Ferreira 17, White 15, Fish 10, Willard 5, Hagloch 2, Joseph 1, Sweem 0, Holt 0, Clark 0, Hensley 0. Totals: 17 14-25 50.

South Umpqua591216— 42

Cascade Christian13141013— 50

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Ferreira), Sourth Umpqua 3 (Love 1, Gibson 2); Fouled out — Fish.

PROSPECT 32, TRINITY LUTHERAN 29: At Bend, visiting Prospect prevailed in the tight, upset win in Mountain Valley League play.

Trinity Lutheran (11-7, 10-5 MVL) led for most of the game. But Mackenzie Doud came up with a big shot with a minute to play to give the Cougars the lead for good. She had eight points.

Prospect (7-13, 2-11) was paced by Alissa Oliver’s 13 points.

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