Summit boys top Bend

staff report / The Bulletin /


Nick Moyer scored 20 points as Summit earned its first boys basketball league win of the season, defeating visiting Bend High 63-51 in an intracity Class 5A Intermountain Conference matchup on Friday night at Summit High.

After a low-scoring first period, Summit (1-1 IMC, 6-6 overall) turned up its defensive intensity in the second quarter, according to Storm coach Jon Frazier. Summit outscored the Lava Bears 22-13 in the second period and led 32-19 at halftime, as Bend (0-1, 5-6) never really threatened the Storm’s lead in the second half.

“We were able to turn them over a little bit, and we converted shots on the other end,” Frazier said. “The points came from the pressure we put on them on the defensive end.”

Austin Peters scored 17 points for Summit to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Quinn Rasmussen led Summit with nine rebounds.

Connor Scott led the Lava Bears with 16 points, while David Larson added 12. Bend kept the margin from getting out of hand with its three-point shooting, hitting eight in the game; all nine of J.J. Spitler’s points came from beyond the arc.

Both teams continue 5A IMC play on Tuesday: Summit plays at Mountain View, while Bend hosts Redmond the same day.

In other Friday action:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Mountain View 66

Ridgeview 51

REDMOND — Mitch Modin scored a game-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds and four steals, helping the Cougars snap a two-game skid with an Intermountain Hybrid win. Erik Siefken chipped in with 14 points and six boards, as Mountain View (9-2 overall) outrebounded the host Ravens 41-27, including 18 offensive rebounds that led to 21 second-chance points. Ridgeview (2-11), which led by two at the half and cut a 21-point deficit down to 10 in the fourth quarter, was paced by Jack Bowman’s 16 points on seven-of-10 shooting and five boards, and George Mendazona added 14 points. Mountain View visits Summit for a Class 5A Intermountain Conference contest on Tuesday, the same day Ridgeview travels to Crook County for a 4A Special District 1 showdown.

Redmond 55

Crook County 42

PRINEVILLE — The Panthers got a 21-6 first-quarter jump on the Cowboys and held off a late run to pick up the Intermountain Hybrid victory. Trevor Genz led Redmond (8-4 overall), which picked up its third consecutive win, with 19 points and Matt Dahlen added 15. Jacob Mahurin scored 15 points to pace Crook County (6-6). Cowboys coach Jeff Lowenbach said that in the fourth quarter, his team sliced a lead that had swelled to almost 20 points to single digits but could not overcome that early deficit. With 11 points, Dillon Dees was also in double figures for Crook County, which hosts Ridgeview on Tuesday. That same night, the Panthers travel to Bend to take on the Lava Bears.

Gilchrist 63

Trinity Lutheran 27

Three Grizzlies scored in double figures to help visiting Gilchrist improve to 4-1 in Class 1A Mountain Valley League play and 7-4 overall. Trinton Koch led the way with 12 points, while Dillon Link and Alex Giovannett added 10 apiece. Taran Koch contributed four points and 12 rebounds. Trinity Lutheran (0-5 MVL, 1-11 overall), which turned the ball over 26 times, was paced by Nate Carpenter, who finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and six blocks. Both teams return to action today, with Gilchrist hosting Klamath Falls’ Triad and Trinity Lutheran visiting Prospect.

Sherman 51

Central Christian 27

MORO — The Tigers were dealt their fifth loss in Class 1A Big Sky League play, this one at the hands of the Huskies. Central Christian (0-5 BSL, 1-8 overall) entertains Dufur today in a conference matchup.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mountain View 58

Ridgeview 25

The host Cougars notched their fifth win in six games thanks in part to Rhiannon Alexander’s game-high 19 points off the bench to lift Mountain View to an Intermountain Hybrid victory. Maddy Booster notched nine points for the Cougars (8-3 overall), who built a 31-11 lead at the half and outscored the Ravens 17-5 in the third quarter to put the game away. Chloe Ross scored eight points to lead Ridgeview (1-12), which hosts Crook County for a Class 4A Special District 1 matchup on Tuesday. Mountain View travels to Summit for a 5A Intermountain Conference contest the same day.

Crook County 59

Redmond 46

REDMOND — Jena Ovens scored a game-high 17 points to help power the Cowgirls past the Panthers for a road Intermountain Hybrid victory. Crook County (5-6 overall) held shorthanded Redmond, which used only seven players, to just four points in the second quarter and took a 34-19 advantage into the intermission. Jessie Maley-Loper added 11 points, 13 rebounds and five steals for the Cowgirls and Kimmer Severance recorded eight points and 12 boards. Shelby Bergum came off the bench for the Panthers (6-7) to score 16 points and add seven rebounds and three steals. Chantel Dannis chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds. Both teams are scheduled to play next on Tuesday: Crook County takes on Ridgeview for a Class 4A Special District 1 matchup and Redmond plays at home against Bend in 5A Intermountain Conference play.

Sisters 56

La Pine 34

SISTERS — Taylor Nieri recorded a game-high 17 points, Cassidy Edwards added 11, and the Outlaws opened up Class 4A Sky-Em League play with a 22-point win. Sisters (1-0 Sky-Em, 11-2 overall) outscored the visiting Hawks 22-4 in the second quarter to head into the half with a 33-13 lead before sealing its fourth straight win. Makenzie Huddleston led the way for La Pine (0-1 Sky-Em, 4-10 overall) with 10 points, and McKenna Boen chipped in nine points and 10 boards. Both teams continue league play on Tuesday, with Sisters visiting Sweet Home and La Pine hosting Cottage Grove.

Trinity Lutheran 45

Gilchrist 24

The host Saints picked up their second straight Class 1A Mountain Valley League win thanks to 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks by Katie Murphy. Abbey Carpenter added nine points for Trinity Lutheran (2-3 MVL, 6-6 overall), which visits Prospect today. Ashley James finished with nine points to pace the Grizzlies, who were outscored 23-1 during the second and third quarters. Gilchrist (2-3 MVL, 4-6 overall) hosts Triad of Klamath Falls today.

Sherman 57

Central Christian 32

MORO — The Tigers dropped to 0-5 in Class 1A Big Sky League action and 2-9 overall after falling to the Huskies, Central Christian’s third straight loss. The Tigers return to conference play today against Dufur.

Bend High wrestler “OK” after concussion

Bend High wrestler “OK” after concussion

Bend High sophomore wrestler Jeff Durante is “OK”, according to Lava Bear coach Luke Larwin, after he was knocked unconscious in his 160-pound match against Summit on Thursday night.

“It was a severe concussion, but he will be OK,” Larwin said.

Durante left the home dual on a stretcher and stayed the night at St. Charles Bend.

“The Summit kid attempted to throw him in a (head-and-arm move) and there was a scramble in the air,” Larwin said, describing the accident. “Jeff’s head got caught underneath both of their bodies and it knocked him out.”

Bend High sophomore wrestler Jeff Durante is “OK,” according to Lava Bear coach Luke Larwin, after he was knocked unconscious in his 160-pound match against Summit on Thursday night.

“It was a severe concussion, but he will be OK,” Larwin said.

Durante left the home dual on a stretcher and stayed the night at St. Charles Bend.

“The Summit kid attempted to throw him in a (head-and-arm move) and there was a scramble in the air,” Larwin said, describing the accident. “Jeff’s head got caught underneath both of their bodies and it knocked him out.”

— Bulletin staff report