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PREP BASKETBALL: Crater comes out firing in opener

YREKA, Calif. — The Crater boys basketball team didn’t wait long to show its new head coach a few things in Thursday’s season opener.

Paced by a 52-point first half, Crater rolled to a 92-48 win over Anderson in the opening round of the Yreka Holiday Basketball Tournament to give Brian Broaddus his first victory at the helm of the Comets’ program.

“It’s nice to get the first one under our belt,” said Broaddus, who was hired in July after Chris Schmerbach stepped down after the spring season. “The kids played really well, moved the ball around well and had very balanced scoring, so that was nice to see. Hopefully we are able to build on that, but playing three days in a row will be a test for our legs.”

The Comets (1-0) had five players score in double figures, led by senior Colton Vranes’ 17 points. Senior guard Javon Smith finished with 15 points, while senior wing Tate Broesder had 13, sophomore guard Ashton Acrey had 12 and sophomore wing Ty Dahlin added 10.

Crater, which jumped out to a 32-16 lead after the opening quarter, knocked down 12 3-pointers in the game, with Vranes and Broesder both hitting three apiece.

“It helps making shots,” Broaddus said about the Comets’ big first half. “We had some shots fall and (Anderson) had to overextend their (defense) and we got some easier ones as well. We got some good buckets in transition late first (quarter) and early second, and that really helped. I thought we had good floor spacing. It was a good starter, for sure.”

Anderson (0-2) was led offensively by Dillon Baugher’s 14 points.

Crater will play a winner’s bracket game against either host Yreka or Del Norte tonight at 7 p.m.

CRATER (92): Acrey 12, Lasater 7, Vranes 17, Smith 15, L. Price 8, Idiart 8, Grant 0, Higginson 2, Dahlin 10, Broesder 13, Whalen 0. Totals: 33 12-16 92.

ANDERSON (48): Baugher 14, Dowry 8, Fisher 4, Montgomery 0, Armstrong 12, Rincon 0, Graves 8, Colefield 0. Totals: 17 9-15 48.

Crater32201921— 92

Anderson1611147— 48

3-point goals — Crater 12 (Acrey 2, Vranes 3, Smith 1, Idiart 2, Dahlin 1, Broesder 3), Anderson 4 (Baugher 1, Armstrong 1, Graves 2).

ARCATA 50, EAGLE POINT 47: At McKinleyville, Calif., Eagle Point used a furious second-half rally to shake off its early struggles, but saw a 3-point attempt to force overtime come up short in an opening-round game at the McKinleyville Rotary Tip-Off Tournament.

Brennen Neyt scored a game-high 20 points for Eagle Point, which scored just three points in the opening quarter but rallied to outscore Arcata 32-19 after halftime. Tristan McGuire added nine points for the Eagles (1-1).

Arcata guard Brandon Bento-Jackson also finished with 20 points to lead the way for the Tigers. He also hit three of his team’s eight 3-pointers.

EAGLE POINT (47): Quintero 4, Smith 0, Dutton 3, Pierce 3, Neyt 20, Carlton 0, Johnson 2, McGuire 9, Rodondo 6, Morgan 0. Totals: 18 7-9 47.

ARCATA (50): Levy 2, Tucker 3, Gomez 6, Bento-Jackson 20, K. Puircell 13, S. Purcell 0, Jioras 0, Moxon 6, Trewartha 0, Madero 3. Totals: 16 10-14 50.

Eagle Point3121715— 47

Arcata1615127— 50

3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Dutton 1, Pierce 1, Neyt 1, McGuire 1, Rodondo 2), Arcata 8 (Tucker 1, Gomez 1, Bento-Jackson 3, K. Purcell 2, Moxon 1). Fouled out — Rodondo. Technical foul — Rodondo.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 69, DAYS CREEK 38: Four players scored in double figures as Rogue Valley Adventist pulled away in the second half to record a convincing win in Wednesday’s season opener.

RVA’s Alex Wiggers, a 6-foot-3 senior post, recorded a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds. Junior guard Lucas Christensen also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while also adding six assists.

Junior guard Cody Mendenhall scored 19 points, pulled down eight rebounds and hit four of his team’s six 3-pointers, while junior David Zamudio had 15 points and four boards.

Girls

CRATER 58, DEL NORTE 17: At Yreka, Calif., Crater clamped down defensively and used a big first half to build an early lead in a rout of Del Norte at the Yreka Holiday Tournament.

Crater (1-0) recorded 26 steals as a team, including 11 in a second quarter where the Comets outscored the Warriors 23-5 to go into halftime up 36-13.

McKenzie Hirsch recorded a double-double with a game-high 15 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Addison Dippel scored 13 points, recorded three steals and dished out three assists in her varsity debut. Dippel also hit three of Crater’s six 3-pointers in the game.

Kayleigh Gugliotta also scored in double figures for the Comets with 10 points and had four steals.

Crater faces host Yreka in a winner’s bracket game tonight at 8:30.

CRATER (58): K. Gugliotta 10, Sizemore 4, Gish 0, Dippel13, Weaver 4, S. Winslow 3, McCauley 2, A. Winslow 2, A. Gugliotta 0, Traore 2, Valencia 3, Hirsch 15. Totals: 21 10-15 58.

DEL NORTE (17): Collins 4, Ferris 2, Kibler 4, A. Gonzalez 4, C. Gonzalez 3, Rendon 0. Totals: 6 5-12 17.

Crater1323139— 58

Del Norte8522— 17

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Dippel 3, S. Winslow 1, Hirsch 2).

ROSEBURG 29, EAGLE POINT 23: At Roseburg, Eagle Point was held scoreless in the fourth quarter and Roseburg rallied from a 14-8 halftime deficit in Wednesday’s season opener.

Junior guard Morgan Dole scored 18 points to lead the Eagles (0-1), who entered the final frame up 23-19 but were outscored 10-0 in the fourth.

Amy Carpenter scored nine of her 15 points in the second half to lead Roseburg (1-0).

EAGLE POINT (23): Dole 18, Nielsen 2, Baldwin 3, Raber 0, Hanan 0, Munoz 0, Balero 0, McCornack 0, Cabrera 0. Totals: 8 4-6 23.

ROSEBURG (29): Morello 5, Mohlsick 4, Carpenter 15, J. Muntifering 3, Miller 2, Bowman 0, S. Muntifering, Rivera 0, Cunningham 0, Weidemier 0. Totals: 12 1-2 29.

Eagle Point7790— 23

Roseburg351110— 29

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Dole 2, Baldwin 1), Roseburg 4 (Carpenter 2, Morello 1, J. Muntifering 1).

JV result — Roseburg won.

NORTH VALLEY 41, ST. MARY’S 31: At Merlin, a shorthanded St. Mary’s squad put up a valiant effort, but the Crusaders saw Class 4A North Valley outscore them 21-9 in the fourth quarter to get the win.

St. Mary’s (0-1) had only six players available, then saw Lily Jensen go down injured in the first quarter, giving the Crusaders no subs for the rest of the night.

Ryker Rothfus scored a game-high 18 points and hit three 3-pointers for St. Mary’s, which led 22-20 heading to the fourth after keeping North Valley scoreless in the third quarter.

Katherine Mejia also scored in double figures for the Crusaders with 11 points while playing the entire second half with four fouls.

Ashlyn Godfrey and Karlee Touey led North Valley (1-1) with nine points.

ST. MARY’S (31): Rothfus 18, Erickson 6, Mejia 11, Mills 4, Ashland 0, Jensen 0. Totals: 10 7-19 31.

NORTH VALLEY (41): Moore 6, Hawkins 4, Schrock 2, Wheeler 3, S. Godfrey 2, A. Godfrey 9, Touey 9, Fagert 6, Cooke 0, Erikeneff 0, Champion 0, Ferrero 0. Totals: 16 9-12 41.

St. Mary’s11659— 31

North Valley128021— 41

3-point goals — St. Mary’s (Rothfus 3, Mills 1). Fouled out — Moore.

HENLEY 63, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 23: At Yreka, Calif., Cascade Christian sophomore Timnah Roberson knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 12 points while junior Lainey Pierson pulled in nine rebounds to lead the Challengers in their opener at the Yreka Tournament.

Ryane Mattox scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half to help Henley build a 35-9 lead at intermission.

Cascade Christian will next face the loser of a late game between Etna and Brookings-Harbor in consolation round play at 11:30 a.m. today.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (23): Smith 0, Shipman 0, Sweem 1, Williams 4, Brehm 3, Coats 1, Jones 2, Pierson 0, Roberson 12, Purrier 0. Totals: 7 6-18 23.

HENLEY (63): Martino 8, Hamilton 12, Balbin 1, Mattox 15, Parker 9, Mauch 0, Poe 0, Campos 5, Sharp 4, Harper 3, Northcutt 6. Totals: 25 12-20 63.

Cascade Christian6377— 23

Henley18171418— 63

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Roberson 2, Brehm 1), Henley 1 (Mattox 1).

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