Buzzer-beater leads Cougars over Storm

staff report / The Bulletin /

Grant Lannin scored a game-high 18 points, including a putback at the buzzer, to lead Mountain View past Summit 45-43 on Tuesday in Class 5A Intermountain Conference boys action.

“Defensively, both teams played real well,” Cougar coach Craig Reid said after the home win. “But it wasn’t a real pretty show on offense. ... Grant was great. Without him, (the win) wouldn’t have happened.”

Mountain View (1-1 IMC, 10-2 overall) trailed for most of the game, according to Reid, and was down five points with two minutes remaining. A John Carroll steal and layup narrowed the Storm’s lead to three points before Cougar freshman Davis Holly was fouled on a three-point attempt and made all three free throws — his only points of the game — to tie the league contest 43-43. Another Storm turnover gave Mountain View the ball with just over a minute left in the final period. Cougar guard Garrett Roth drove the lane and missed with seconds left on the clock, but Lannin was there to grab the offensive rebound and score the final basket of the night.

Nick Moyer led the Storm (1-2 IMC, 6-7) with 13 points and Cade Cattell added 12.

Both teams are back on the floor Friday. Mountain View hosts Bend High and Summit entertains Crook County.

Also on Tuesday:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Redmond 49

Bend 39

Matt Dahlen scored 19 points and Trevor Genz added 13 to lead Redmond to a Class 5A Intermountain Conference win over host Bend. The Panthers broke through a defensive battle by scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter, which turned a tight game into a relatively comfortable finish. Redmond (3-0 5A IMC, 9-4 overall) made 14 of 18 free throws, and hit crucial charity shots down the stretch, said Bend assistant coach Scott Baker. Nate Powell added 10 points off the bench for the Panthers. Wyatt Beaumarchais led the Lava Bears with 11 points and five assists. Redmond will host rival Ridgeview on Friday. Bend (0-2, 5-7) will travel to rival Mountain View.

Ridgeview 49

Crook County 40

PRINEVILLE — A strong third-quarter finish propelled Ridgeview to a Class 4A Special District 1 win over Crook County. The Cowboys led 24-21 at halftime, but the Ravens outscored Crook County 15-5 in the third quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish. Justin Alvarez led the way for the Ravens with 18 points, 15 of which came in the second quarter. Jack Bowman added 12 points and George Mendazona chipped in 11 for Ridgeview (1-0 Special District 1, 3-11 overall). Preston Washechek led the Cowboys (0-1, 6-7) with 13 points and Jacob Mahurin added 12 on four three-pointers. Ridgeview will travel to Redmond on Friday. Crook County is at Summit the same day.

Madras 64

North Marion 58

MADRAS — Steele Haugen led a balanced White Buffalo offense with 14 points as Madras won its Tri-Valley Conference opener. Devon Wolfe added 13 points and Jered Pichette and Jhaylen Yeahquo scored 12 points apiece for the Buffs. Madras used a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The White Buffaloes (1-0 TVC, 10-5 overall) are at Molalla on Friday.

Sweet Home 57

Sisters 49

SWEET HOME — Despite 28 points from Ryan Pollard, the Outlaws suffered a Sky-Em League loss to the Huskies. Sisters held a 27-22 lead at halftime, but struggled down the stretch, according to coach Rand Runco. Cole Moore added 10 points for the Outlaws (1-1 Sky-Em, 4-9 overall). Sisters hosts Junction City on Friday.

Western Mennonite 71

Culver 46

SALEM — Culver was outscored 23-7 in the fourth quarter as Western Mennonite pulled away for a 71-46 Tri-River Conference victory. Gerson Gonzalez led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Clay Gibson and John Slaght each added eight. Gibson also contributed four rebounds for Culver (1-4 TRC, 6-9 overall). The Bulldogs are set to host Kennedy in a make-up game on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bend 63

Redmond 46

REDMOND — The Lava Bears used a 25-point second quarter to blow past the host Panthers in Class 5A Intermountain Conference action. Lisa Sylvester scored a game-high 19 points for Bend, and Delaney Crook added 11 to lead the Bears (2-0 IMC, 8-4 overall) to their fourth consecutive victory. The Panthers (0-3, 6-8) led 18-13 at the end of the first quarter, but Bend outscored Redmond 25-6 in the second period to take control of the game. Chantel Dannis led the Panthers with 15 points. Brittny Benson added 13 points, nine of which came off three-pointers, for Redmond. Bend is at Mountain View on Friday and Redmond plays at Ridgeview the same day.

Crook County 52

Ridgeview 49

REDMOND — Jessie Maley-Loper scored 17 points and recorded six steals while Kimmer Severance added 11 points, 12 rebounds and six steals of her own to lead the Cowgirls past the host Ravens in Class 4A Special District 1 play. Jena Ovens added nine points and five steals for Crook County (1-0 league, 6-6 overall) and Kelsie Smith chipped in with seven points and nine boards. Bailey Simmons led Ridgeview (0-1, 1-13) with 14 points. The Ravens, who have now dropped 10 in a row, host Redmond on Friday. Crook County entertains Summit the same day.

Sisters 61

Sweet Home 36

SWEET HOME — The Outlaws improved to 2-0 in Sky-Em League play behind Taylor Nieri’s 28 points. Cassidy Edwards added 11 points and Savannah Spear contributed eight for Sisters, which is now 12-2 overall. The Outlaws jumped out to a 16-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Sisters, which hosts Junction City on Friday, recorded 24 steals in the league contest.

Madras 32

North Marion 29

MADRAS — Inez Jones scored 12 points to lead Madras to a Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference win over North Marion. A defensive battle throughout, the Huskies cut the White Buffaloes’ lead to two points late in the game but Madras (1-0 Tri-Valley, 6-9 overall) was able to hold its slim lead down the stretch. Mariah Stacona added 10 points and five steals, and Vanessa Esquivel chipped in six points and grabbed seven rebounds. Madras will host Molalla on Friday.

Cottage Grove 60

La Pine 36

LA PINE — Katie Mickel scored 19 points to lead the Hawks in the Sky-Em League defeat. La Pine trailed 35-24 at halftime before the Lions outscored the Hawks 25-15 in the second half. Holli Glenn added 14 points for La Pine (0-2 Sky-Em, 4-11 overall, which is at Elmira on Friday.

Western Mennonite 66

Culver 41

SALEM — Hannah Lewis scored 12 points for Culver but it was not enough to overcome Western Mennonite’s first-half barrage in the Class 2A Tri-River Conference game. The Bulldogs outscored the Pioneers in the second half, 24-20, after trailing 46-17 at half. Culver (2-3 Tri-River, 4-11 overall) hosts Kennedy on Thursday.