Ridgeview boys rally past Bend, 51-46

staff report / The Bulletin /


REDMOND — Ridgeview scored 23 points in a fourth-quarter comeback that toppled Bend, giving the Ravens a 51-46 victory, their biggest upset win in the school’s brief boys basketball history.

With the flu limiting Ridgeview to just seven players, the Ravens overcame a 35-28 deficit to start the fourth quarter with an aggressive offense and full-court pressure that limited the Lava Bears to 11 fourth-quarter points, said Ridgeview coach Nathan Covill. By attacking the rim, Ridgeview got to the line often, hitting eight of 11 free throws down the stretch.

For Class 4A Ridgeview, which improved to 4-12 this season, it marks its first-ever win over a 5A school. But Covill said the Ravens have been creeping closer to such a win.

“The competitive spirit of these kids has been tremendous for last month and a half,” Covill said.

George Mendazona led the Ravens with 16 points, including two three-pointers. Jack Bowman added 14 points, Justin Alvarez chipped in 13 points and four assists, and Reece Rollins grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with six points. Jaylen Robinson scored 17 points and David Larson added 10 for Bend, which played without standout Connor Scott.

Ridgeview will travel to Summit Friday. Bend (6-8) will play at Crook County.

In other action on Tuesday:

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Summit 51

Redmond 49

REDMOND — Sarah Heinly’s three three-point baskets were part of her game-high 17 points that led Summit to the Intermountain Conference win at Redmond High. Melissa Trejo added 11 points for the Storm (2-2 IMC, 10-5 overall), who made seven free throws in the fourth quarter to turn back the Panthers. Kaylee Wilson scored 14 points — including four three-pointers — to lead Redmond (7-9 overall, 0-4 IMC). Kendall Current had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers, who made just one of six foul shots for the game. Both teams are back in action Friday night: Summit plays at Ridgeview, while Redmond plays at home against Mountain View.

Sisters 58

Cottage Grove 52

SISTERS — Clutch plays by Taylor Nieri at the end of the game helped the Outlaws to the Sky-Em League victory. Inside the contest’s final three minutes and with Sisters (2-1 Sky-Em, 13-3 overall) up by just a point, Nieri converted her own steal for a basket. And then Nieri sank two free throws after one of the Lions players, Outlaws coach Julianne Horner said, received a technical foul and fouled out of the game for swinging her elbows and hitting Nieri in the face. Cassidy Edwards scored a game-high 24 points for the Sisters, who overcame seven three-pointers by Cottage Grove. Nieri added 20 points and hit the 1,000-point career scoring mark. Sisters plays at Elmira on Friday.

Bend 67

Ridgeview 20

Brydie Burnham’s 16 points led in a home win for the Lava Bears, who cruised to a 31-9 halftime lead after holding the Ravens to two second-quarter points. Mekayla Isaak added 13 points for Bend (9-5) in the Intermountain Hybrid game, while Kendal Durre scored seven points for Ridgeview (1-15). Both schools continue hybrid play on Friday, when Bend hosts Crook County and Ridgeview entertains Summit.

Culver 38

Central Linn 15

HALSEY — Culver evened its Tri-River Conference record at 4-4 with a convincing road win over the Cobras. Lori Sandy scored 10 points to lead the Bulldogs, who built a 24-7 lead by halftime. Also for Culver, Sara McKinney scored nine points and Hannah Lewis, Chantelle Seehawer and Reanne Slaght scored six apiece. The Bulldogs (6-12 overall), who won their second in a row, host Waldport in another league game Saturday.

La Salle 40

Madras 32

MILWAUKIE — Mariah Stacona had 10 steals and nine assists to go along with seven points for Madras, but La Salle still handed the White Buffaloes their first 4A Tri-Valley Conference loss. Inez Jones added 14 points and five rebounds. But the Falcons took control of the game with a 16-6 second quarter that staked them to 25-19 halftime lead. Madras (2-1 Tri-Valley, 7-10 overall) will host Gladstone on Friday.

Dufur 49

Central Christian 17

DUFUR — Kelsey Stealey led the Tigers with seven points in the Class 1A Big Sky League loss. Stealey hit two three-pointers for Central Christian (0-8 Big Sky, 2-14 overall), which plays at Griswold on Friday.

Junction City 36

La Pine 24

JUNCTION CITY — The visiting Hawks fell to 4-12 overall and 0-3 in the Sky-Em League with the league loss to the Tigers. La Pine hosts Sweet Home on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

La Pine 64

Junction City 38

JUNCTION CITY — Tyler Parsons fueled a big second quarter for La Pine with 15 of his game-high 21 points, and the visiting Hawks rolled to the Sky-Em League victory. Parsons hit three of his four three-point baskets in the second period and was six of seven from the field as La Pine outscored the Tigers 27-7 in the quarter for a 42-14 halftime lead. Parsons also had four assists and four rebounds, Sam Wieber had nine points and four assists, and Landon Skopp added nine points on three three-pointers as the Hawks improved to 2-1 in league play. La Pine (8-9 overall) hosts Sweet Home on Friday.

Mountain View 50

Crook County 35

PRINEVILLE — Grant Lannin hit four second-half three-pointers to help lead Mountain View to an Intermountain Hybrid road win Tuesday over Crook County. Lannin scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Cougars, who turned a 22-17 halftime advantage into a 34-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Ments Haugen added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists for Mountain View, which improved to 12-2. Dillion Dees and Preston Washechek scored nine points apiece to lead the Cowboys, who fell to 6-9. Crook County hosts Bend on Friday. Mountain View will host Redmond.

La Salle 65

Madras 54

MADRAS — A closely contested showdown between Tri-Valley Conference co-leaders got away from the host White Buffaloes in the closing minutes. La Salle led 46-44 after three quarters but finally shook Madras by making all six of its free throws down the stretch. “They executed down the stretch and we didn’t,” said Madras coach Allen Hair. “We just ran out of gas.” Devon Wolfe scored 18 points to lead the White Buffaloes, who also got 13 points from Jered Pichette and 12 from Steele Haugen. Madras (2-1 TVC, 11-6 overall) plays at Gladstone on Friday.

Cottage Grove 59

Sisters 44

SISTERS — Ryan Pollard’s game-high 22 points were not enough to get Sisters past Cottage Grove in a Sky-Em League contest at Sisters High. Pollard hit four three-point baskets in a losing effort. The Outlaws trailed 43-33 after three quarters before making a run at the Lions early in the fourth period. But Cottage Grove held off the rally to preserve the win. Cole Moore added nine points for Sisters (2-2 Sky-Em, 5-10 overall), which plays at Elmira on Friday.

Redmond 52

Summit 34

The Panthers held the Storm to just 10 points in the second half as Redmond cruised to the Class 5A Intermountain Conference victory at Summit High. Matt Dahlen led the visiting Panthers with 17 points, and Trevor Genz added 10 points, including two three-pointers. Nick Moyer led the Storm with 14 points. Summit (1-3 IMC, 7-8 overall) hosts Ridgeview on Friday. Redmond (4-0, 11-4) plays at Mountain View on Friday.

Central Linn 76

Culver 64

HALSEY — Culver hit five three-pointers during a fourth-quarter rally, but Central Linn countered with 15 made free throws in the final period to seal the Tri-River Conference decision. The visiting Bulldogs trailed 56-40 after three quarters, but Gerson Gonzalez and Clay Gibson each booked two three-point baskets in the fourth period as Culver drew within three points with about three minutes left. But the Cobras, who were 27 for 34 from the foul line for the game, hit key free throws down the stretch to thwart the Culver comeback. Gonzalez scored 20 points and Gibson had 18 for the Bulldogs (7-11 overall, 2-6 Tri-River), who host Waldport on Saturday.

Dufur 58

Central Christian 22

DUFUR — The Rangers raced to a 15-2 lead to set the tone in the Class 1A Big Sky League game. Isaac Bryant led the Tigers with eight points. Central Christian (0-9 Big Sky, 1-13 overall) plays at Griswold on Friday.

WRESTLING

Culver 48

Central Linn 28

HALSEY — Chandler Honeywell was one of five Culver wrestlers to win by fall as the Bulldogs rolled to the dual-meet win over Central Linn. Honeywell triumphed at 120 pounds to join Jared Kasch (132 pounds), Jeremiah Henson (138), Wyatt Rufener (160) and Mitch Adams (195) as pin winners for Culver. Next up for the Bulldogs is the Reser’s Tournament of Champions this Friday and Saturday in Hillsboro.