Mountain View girls edge Bend

staff report / The Bulletin /

Published Jan 19, 2013 at 04:00AM

Rhiannon Alexander dumped off a pass to Megan McCadden, who hit a lay-in with about 30 seconds left to lift visiting Mountain View to a 47-45 Class 5A Intermountain Conference girls basketball win against Bend High on Friday night.

“Huge win for us,” Mountain View coach Steve Riper said. “I’m just super proud of our girls. They played big down the stretch. We just found a way to keep chipping away and make some defensive stops.”

Emma Platner recorded a game-high 22 points to lead the Cougars, who won their fourth straight game to improve to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the IMC.

Bend (2-1 IMC, 8-5), which saw its four-game win streak snapped, was paced by Lisa Sylvester’s 13 points, while Mekayla Isaak chipped in with 10.

Both teams return to the hardwood on Tuesday for Intermountain Hybrid matchups, with Mountain View visiting Prineville to take on Crook County and Bend hosting Redmond’s Ridgeview.

In other Friday action:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Redmond 74

Ridgeview 62

REDMOND — After trailing at halftime to the rival Ravens, the host Panthers controlled the second half and claimed the Intermountain Hybrid victory. Matt Dahlen scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to lead Redmond, which got double-double performances from both Trevor Genz (20 points, 11 rebounds) and Mason Rodby (11 points, 10 rebounds). Jack Bowman scored 15 points to lead Ridgeview, and Justin Alvarez added 14 points. The Panthers (10-4 overall) play at Summit on Tuesday. The Ravens (3-12 overall) host Bend High on Tuesday.

Summit 67

Crook County 51

Nick Moyer scored 12 of his 23 points in the first quarter as the host Storm rolled to an Intermountain Hybrid win over the Cowboys. Summit (7-7 overall) jumped out to a 25-16 lead in the first quarter behind Moyer’s strong start and cruised from there, holding Crook County to just 18 points in the second half. Cade Cattell, Ben Ritchey and Quinn Rasmussen all scored 10 points for the Storm, with Rasmussen adding eight rebounds. Troy Benton led the Cowboys (6-8 overall) with 18 points, while Preston Washechek added 16 points. Summit hosts Redmond on Tuesday, while Crook County hosts Mountain View the same day.

Madras 54

Molalla 46

MOLALLA — A defensive effort that contributed to Molalla’s 19 turnovers led Madras to the Tri-Valley Conference victory. Jhaylen Yeahquo had eight steals and eight rebounds to go with his team-high 14 points to lead the White Buffaloes. Jered Pichette added 12 points for Madras, which also got nine points each from Steele Haugen and Rodney Mitchell. The Buffaloes (2-0 TVC, 11-5) host La Salle in a showdown of Tri-Valley leaders on Tuesday.

Sisters 42

Junction City 27

SISTERS — The Outlaws held the Tigers to just 15 points through three quarters and rolled to the Class 4A Sky-Em League win. Playing without standout senior wing Eli Harrison, who missed the game with back trouble, Sisters got balanced offensive production to complement its stifling defensive effort. Cole Moore led the Outlaws with 11 points, and sophomore Tristan Lewis, making his first varsity start, scored nine points on three three-point baskets. Ryan Pollard added nine points for Sisters (2-1 league, 5-9), which hosts Cottage Grove on Tuesday.

Culver 66

East Linn Christian 63

CULVER — John Slaght and Clay Gibson both scored 19 points as the Bulldogs used a solid defensive effort to hold off the Eagles in the fourth quarter of a close Class 2A Tri-River Conference matchup. Culver (2-5 TRC, 7-10) “buckled down on defense” in the final period, according to coach Brennan Whitaker, outscoring East Linn 17-9. Tom McDonald scored 11 points for the Bulldogs, while Gerson Gonzalez added 10 assists, seven points and seven rebounds. Culver is at Central Linn on Tuesday.

North Lake 52

Trinity Lutheran 22

The host Saints dropped to 0-7 in Class 1A Mountain Valley League action, despite 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks by Nate Carpenter. Trinity Lutheran (1-13 overall) picks up MVL play tonight against Rogue Valley Adventist in Medford.

Hosanna Christian 68

Gilchrist 40

KLAMATH FALLS — The Grizzlies fell to 4-3 in Mountain Valley League play and 7-6 overall with the loss. Gilchrist travels to Butte Falls today.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Madras 42

Molalla 40

MADRAS — After blowing a double-digit first-half lead and falling behind in overtime, the White Buffaloes rallied to victory against the Indians in Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference play. Leah Suppah’s basket with about a minute to go proved to be the winning margin for Madras (2-0 TVC, 7-9). The Buffs jumped to a 24-12 halftime lead but struggled to control the ball after that, recording 21 of their 29 turnovers after the intermission. Molalla tied the game at 37 to force overtime and then scored the first three points of OT before Mariah Stacona, who scored a game-high 25 points, recorded a three-point play off of a steal to tie the game at 40 points apiece. The Buffs take on La Salle Prep in Milwaukie on Tuesday.

Summit 56

Crook County 54

PRINEVILLE — Behind the scoring power of Sarah Heinly, Raja Char and Shannon Patterson, the Storm fended off the Cowgirls in an Intermountain Hybrid contest. After Crook County (6-7 overall) had rallied from a double-digit deficit to tie the game inside the final three minutes, Char made a couple of shots from close range, Patterson knocked down a deep two, and the Storm (9-5) hit enough free throws to seal the win. Heinly scored 17 points, Char had 15, and Patterson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Christina Edwards added two steals and eight rebounds for Summit. Kimmer Severance led the Cowgirls with 17 points and eight rebounds. On Tuesday, Summit travels to Redmond for a matchup against the Panthers, while Crook County faces Mountain View at home.

Redmond 59

Ridgeview 41

REDMOND — Behind 15 points and 14 rebounds by Chantel Dannis, the Panthers snapped a five-game losing skid and topped the crosstown rival Ravens. Kendall Current added 11 points, as Redmond raced out to a 35-12 halftime lead. Ridgeview was paced by McKenzie Hidalgo, who finished with 21 points. Redmond (7-8 overall) returns to Class 5A Intermountain Conference play when it hosts Summit on Tuesday. Ridgeview (1-14 overall) travels to Bend High the same day.

Junction City 42

Sisters 26

SISTERS — The Outlaws suffered their first Class 4A Sky-Em League loss and saw a five-game overall win streak snapped. Taylor Nieri led Sisters with 15 points. The Outlaws (2-1 Sky-Em, 12-3) host Cottage Grove on Tuesday.

Culver 44

East Linn Christian 42

CULVER — The Bulldogs notched their third Class 2A Tri-River Conference win of the season, hanging on against the Eagles. Sara McKinney posted a team-high 17 points for Culver. Hannah Lewis and Lori Sandy added nine points apiece for the Bulldogs (3-4 TRC, 5-12), who play at Central Linn on Tuesday.

Trinity Lutheran 46

North Lake 30

Katie Murphy finished with a game-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists, Rachel Spencer chipped in with 10 points and six boards, as the host Saints improved to 7-7 overall and 3-4 in Class 1A Mountain Valley League play. Trinity Lutheran visits Medford to take on Rogue Valley Adventist tonight.

Hosanna Christian 70

Gilchrist 37

KLAMATH FALLS — Ashley James scored 17 points for the Grizzlies in a Class 1A Mountain Valley League loss, while Courtney James and Sydney Longbotham added nine each. Gilchrist (2-5 MVL, 4-8) is at Butte Falls today.

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