Lava Bears remain unbeaten in IMC

Bend defeats Summit in girls basketball action

Bulletin staff report /

Published Feb 5, 2014 at 12:01AM

Lisa Sylvester scored 16 points to help Bend High remain undefeated in the Class 5A Intermountain Conference with a 58-46 girls basketball home win Tuesday night over Summit.

The Lava Bears managed to build a 23-16 halftime lead and thwarted the Storm’s efforts to close the gap in the second half.

“This was a really good team win for us,” said Bend coach Todd Ervin. “It was close through most of the game, right up to the end.”

Bend High (4-0 IMC, 13-4 overall) was led by Kendall Kramer’s 12 points, while Jessica McClay and Brydie Burnham scored 11 each.

Summit (3-2, 12-6) was led by Raja Char with 15 points and Jacqueline Manley chipped in with 12.

In other Tuesday action:

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ridgeview 61, Mountain View 51: The Ravens broke a 24-24 halftime tie by limiting the Cougars to eight third-quarter points and managed to hold on to an Intermountain Hybrid win. Ridgeview got to the free-throw line often, hitting 25 of 32 from the charity stripe. That helped the Ravens withstand a 27-point barrage by Mountain View’s Emma Platner, who hit five 3-pointers. Marta Rodes scored 17 points, McKenzie Hidalgo added 14 and Chloe Ross chipped in 10 for Ridgeview, which improved to 11-6 overall. The Cougars dropped to 5-12.

Madras 65, Estacada 23: MADRAS — The White Buffaloes scored 27 first-quarter points, more points than Estacada would score the entire game, in a Class 4A Tri-Valley Conference win. Madras (3-2 TVC, 12-7 overall) tallied 28 steals while committing less than 15 turnovers. Mariah Stacona led the White Buffaloes with 24 points, 10 steals, seven assists and five rebounds, and Kalan Wolfe added 14 points and five rebounds.

Kennedy 34, Culver 22: MT. ANGEL — After getting outscored 16-0 in the first quarter, the Bulldogs struggled to gain a lead over the Trojans in a Class 2A Tri-River Conference matchup. “We just came out slow the first quarter, but we actually outscored them (22-18) in the last three quarters,” Culver coach Scott Fritz said. Raeanne Slaght paced Culver (4-8 TRC, 7-13 overall) with 10 points.

Gilchrist 20, Butte Falls 16: GILCHRIST — The Grizzlies held the visiting Loggers to just three field goals to earn their first Class 1A Mountain Valley League victory of the season. Cassandra Blum totaled a game-high eight points and three steals for Gilchrist (1-9 MVL, 4-17 overall) and Sydney Longbotham grabbed eight rebounds. The Grizzlies led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Condon/Wheeler 62, Central Christian 33: FOSSIL — Kaylin McAfee led the Tigers with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds in a Class 1A Big Sky League loss to Condon/Wheeler. Central Christian (2-7 BSL, 5-9 overall) hit 5 of 7 free-throw attempts.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Mountain View 63, Ridgeview 52: REDMOND — The Cougars surged in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter to break a tie and put away the Ravens in an Intermountain Hybrid game. Mountain View did much of its damage from the free-throw line, hitting 18 of 25 attempts in the second half after connecting on all seven of its first-half attempts. Grant Lannin led the way for the Cougars (12-3) by scoring 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbing eight rebounds. Garrett Roth added 16 points after he hit 11 of 12 free-throw attempts, and Ments Haugen dished out six assists. Tanner O’Neal hit three 3-pointers and scored 21 points in addition to seven rebounds to lead Ridgeview (8-9). Jack Bowman and George Mendazona, who tallied four assists, both scored 10 points.

Redmond 45, Crook County 43: PRINEVILLE — The Panthers were behind 25-20 at the end of the first half, but surged after the break to edge the Cowboys an Intermountain Hybrid contest. “We just did a lot better job being patient offensively in the third quarter,” said Redmond coach Jon Corbett. “We came out of the locker room and had a lot more energy offensively as well.” Michael Belmontes led Redmond (3-13) with 14 points and Cody Winters chipped in with seven points and 11 rebounds. Blake Bartels led the Cowboys (2-15) with 17 points.

Madras 71, Estacada 63: ESTACADA — The White Buffaloes snapped a seven-game losing streak as Jered Pichette went off for 33 points and Devon Wolfe for 27, both of which marked career highs. Madras (1-4 Tri-Valley Conference, 8-11 overall) forced 29 turnovers in the league victory. Pichette carried the Buffs early, scoring 19 points in the first half. Wolfe took over after the break, scoring 22 of his 27 points in the third and fourth quarters.

Kennedy 61, Culver 34: MT. ANGEL — Tristan Bogart scored 12 points and Adam Knepp grabbed 14 rebounds, but the Bulldogs could not overcome an early surge by the Trojans in a Class 2A Tri-River Conference game. Kennedy took a 42-16 lead into halftime after outscoring Culver 24-4 in the second quarter. John Slaght posted 10 points for Culver, which fell to 2-10 Tri-River Conference, 3-16 overall.

Butte Falls 50, Gilchrist 29: GILCHRIST — Trinton Koch scored 13 points, but the Grizzlies could not keep up with visiting Butte Falls in a Class 1A Mountain Valley League showdown. Butte Falls went on a 14-4 third-quarter run after Gilchrist (6-3 MVL, 13-7 overall) had already fallen behind 19-12 at halftime.

Condon/Wheeler 59, Central Christian 24: FOSSIL — Caleb Reynolds paced Central Christian with six points and 10 rebounds in a Class 1A Big Sky League loss against Condon/Wheeler. The Tigers fell to 0-9 in the Big Sky, 1-12 overall.

WRESTLING

Summit 49, La Pine 24: Behind the strength of six pins the Storm blasted past the Hawks in nonleague wrestling action. Trevor Betcher (220 pounds), John Murphy (285), Dustin Reyes (138), Josiah Malesic (145), Austin Katter (152), and Jacob Thompson (160) all won by fall for the Storm. La Pine’s Thorin Wilson (120) and Tanner Hanson (170) also recorded pins and Tristan Wilson won a 7-6 decision at 106 pounds.