Mountain View’s press overwhelmed Crook County early on as the Cougars rolled to a 60-39 girls basketball victory Thursday in both teams’ Intermountain Hybrid opener.
Megan McCadden led the Cougars with 12 points and six rebounds and Rhiannon Alexander added 11 points and seven boards. Mountain View (4-2 overall) jumped out to a 21-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
“We came out with full-court pressure and got some turnovers and some easy buckets,” Cougar coach Steve Riper said. “And we played pretty good defense in the first half.”
Ten different players scored for Mountain View, which led 33-13 at the break.
Kimmer Severance paced the Cowgirls with a game-high 20 points, but she was the only Crook County player to score more than seven points.
The Cowgirls (3-5) are off until a Jan. 4 home game against La Pine. Mountain View plays Grants Pass on Thursday on the first day of the Summit Holiday Tournament.
In other Thursday prep action:
Mountain View 84
Crook County 28
The host Cougars shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 25 from beyond the arc en route to the Intermountain Hybrid win. Davis Holly hit five three-pointers and finished with 16 points to pace Mountain View, Erik Siefken recorded 10 points and six rebounds, and Toby Webb chipped in with 11 points. The Cowboys, who made just 19.4 percent of their shots, were led by Preston Washechek’s seven points. Mountain View outrebounded Crook County 44-21, with 19 offensive boards resulting in 27 second-chance points, and the Cougars’ bench outscored the Cowboys 50-12 to lift Mountain View to victory. The Cougars (6-0) face off against Grants Pass in the Les Schwab Holiday Hoopfest at Summit High School on Thursday. Crook County (5-4), which dropped its third straight game, hosts La Pine on Jan. 4.
La Pine 45
SEASIDE — Cameron Kraft finished with a team-high 11 points, Gavin Boen notched six points and five rebounds, but the Hawks fell to the Rangers on the first day of the eight-team Seaside Holiday Classic. Estacada jumped out to a double-digit lead before La Pine logged its first points en route to a 36-15 halftime lead, eventually taking the 25-point win. La Pine (4-5) plays Central Linn today.
Lost River 42
KLAMATH FALLS — John Slaght scored 17 points, Gerson Gonzalez added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Clay Gibson posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go along with four assists and five steals as the Bulldogs rolled past the Raiders on the first day of the Klamath Klash tournament. Culver (4-2), which plays Chiloquin today, grabbed a 29-11 lead at halftime and held on for the win. Ryan Fritz added 11 points for the Bulldogs, nine of which came on his game-high three three-pointers.
SEASIDE — The White Buffaloes snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Cubs on the first day of the eight-team Seaside Holiday Classic. No statistics were reported. Madras (2-5) continues action today against Elma (Wash.).
La Pine 59
SEASIDE — The Hawks improved to 3-5 with a victory over Estacada at the Seaside Holiday Classic. No statistics were reported. La Pine plays either Central Linn or Seaside today.
Lost River 65
KLAMATH FALLS — Bulldogs coach Scott Fritz said that his team played up to speed with the Raiders, but turnovers and defensive lapses resulted in a loss at the Klamath Klash at Mazama High School. Culver (2-4) was paced by Reanne Slaght’s 12 points, with Lori Sandy and Chantelle Seehawer adding 10 and eight points, respectively. Culver matches up against Mazama JV today.
La Pine 26
The Hawks won four of the first five matches of the night, but the Lava Bears ended the nonleague dual with six consecutive pins to rally past La Pine. Kasey Beuschlein (126 pounds), Jeff Durante (160), Brandon Totten (170), Jason Vinton (182), Mack McHone (195), David O’Conner (225) and Drue Bernstein (285) all won by fall for Bend. Lava Bear coach Luke Larwin was especially pleased with Vinton and O’Conner, both of whom were coming off injuries. Thorin Wilson (106) and Louden Oleachea (113) started the match with pins for the Hawks. Bend is next at the Northwest Duals at Westview High in Portland on Dec. 28, and La Pine is off until after the new year.
Mountain View 55
REDMOND — The Cougars won 10 of 14 matches, including six in a row from 106 pounds to 138 pounds, in an Intermountain Hybrid dual. Mountain View’s Anthony Rushton won by fall over the Ravens’ Jose Ochoa in 46 seconds at 170 pounds to record the fastest pin of the match. Rushton, Shea Booster (106 pounds), Halen Jolly (113), J.T. Ayers (120), Wyatt Slaght (126), Kaleb Winebarger (132), Nathan Martin (160), and Tracy Pitcher (220) all recorded pins. Ridgeview’s Boomer Fleming paced the Ravens with a win by technical fall at 182 pounds.