Free-throw shooting leads Sisters to tourney victory

• Outlaws pick up first win of season

Bulletin staff report /

SISTERS — Sisters kept Baker off the boards Friday night and held off the Bulldogs 58-48 for its first victory of the season in the Sisters Holiday Tournament.

Connor Schaab had 21 points and 17 rebounds, Justin Harrer went for 11 points and nine boards, and Nate Kaping boasted seven rebounds and two points in Sisters’ victory.

The Outlaws (1-7), who play Creswell today at 2 p.m. during the final day of the tourney, led 25-13 at halftime. Sisters sealed the win at the free-throw line, converting 24 of 32 foul shots.

In other Friday action:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Western Mennonite 68, Culver 29: SALEM — The Bulldogs dropped to 0-2 in Tri-River Conference play after falling behind 17-4 in the first quarter. John Slaght led Culver with 11 points and Adam Knepp posted 10 rebounds and six points. With the loss, the Bulldogs are now 1-8 overall.

North Lake 40, Central Christian 28: SILVER LAKE — Ethan Murphy scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the host Cowboys past the Tigers in the Class 1A nonconference contest. Caleb Stewart scored 11 points and Jacob Biever added eight for Central Christian (0-5), which led 11-9 after the first quarter. Caleb Reynolds had 11 rebounds and seven points for the Tigers, and Stewart grabbed nine rebounds. North Lake (2-6) outscored Central Christian 11-3 in the third quarter to turn a 21-19 halftime lead to a 32-22 advantage.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Banks 44, Sisters 38: SISTERS — The Outlaws went into the second half with an 18-17 edge, but Banks strung together a quick run to jump in front by six points — a margin Sisters could not recover from in its Sisters Holiday Tournament loss. Jacobie Petterson led the Outlaws (3-5) with 11 points, and Savannah Spear added eight. Sisters takes on Henley today at 10 a.m. in the tourney’s third-place game.

La Salle 90, Redmond 15: SISTERS — The Panthers fell to 0-6 with the Sisters Holiday Tournament loss. Redmond wraps up the tourney against Creswell today at 4 p.m.

North Marion 32, La Pine 27: LA PINE — Leading 13-8 after the opening period, the Hawks were outscored 10-2 in the second quarter and never recovered. “We couldn’t buy a shot,” La Pine coach Kim Beer said about his team’s scoring drought before halftime. Katie Mickel led the Hawks (5-5) with 12 points, while McKenna Boen recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Pierce added 10 boards and two points for La Pine in the defeat.

Cascade 64, Ridgeview 42: TURNER — The Ravens dropped to 6-3 on the season with the Class 4A nonconference loss against the Cougars.

Western Mennonite 60, Culver 28: SALEM — The Bulldogs fell behind 23-4 after the first quarter and never recovered on their way to the Tri-River Conference defeat. Alysha Fritz led Culver (0-2 TRC, 3-7 overall) with 10 points, while Andrea Retano and Hannah Lewis chipped in with six points apiece.

Trinity Lutheran 51, Gilchrist 17: The host Saints jumped out to a 10-0 lead right away and never allowed the Grizzlies to within single digits en route to the Mountain Valley League victory. Victoria Sample paced Trinity Lutheran (1-0 MVL, 5-4 overall) with 12 points and four rebounds, and Emily Eidler added 10 points and six boards. Gilchrist (0-1, 1-3) was led by Sierra Shuey’s 13 points and seven rebounds.

North Lake 31, Central Christian 11: SILVER LAKE — Karrah Davidson scored 10 points and Kendra Murphy had nine points and 14 rebounds to lead North Lake to the Class 1A nonconference win. Kira Thomas added seven rebounds and two steals for the Cowgirls (6-3), who held the Tigers to just two points in the second half. Abigail Hannay scored five points for Central Christian (3-2), and Kaylin McAfee had four points and four rebounds for the visitors.

WRESTLING

Two Ravens unbeaten at West Albany: ALBANY — Tanner Boatman and Boomer Fleming both finished with perfect 5-0 records to lead Ridgeview at the West Albany Duals tournament. Boatman pinned four of his opponents at 106 pounds, as did Fleming at 195; both won a fifth match via forfeit. As a team, the Ravens placed fourth in their five-team pool, beating Newport 54-36 before falling to Sweet Home (52-27), eventual champion Thurston (48-15) and St. Helens (38-34). Ridgeview closed by beating Stayton, the fourth-place team from the tournament’s other pool, 48-27. Other top wrestlers for the Ravens were Calvin Rodman (138 pounds), Clay Hansen (145) and Colt Christiansen (182), all with records of 4-1.