MOUNT BACHELOR — Seven top-10 finishers powered Summit to victory on Saturday at the Oregon High School Nordic girls skiing competition.
Emma Su led a string of Storm skiers with a third-place showing on the 5,000-meter course, defeated only by winner Vivian Hawkinson of South Salem and Phacelia Cramer of South Eugene. Following Su were five straight Summit teammates, from fourth-place finisher Olivia Moehl to eighth-place Morgan Caldwell. The Storm totaled nine points to best runner-up South Eugene by 11 points in the team standings.
Bend High, which was third as a team with 28 points, was led by Siena Broday and Ashley Bruce, who went 12-13 in the 41-finisher field. Sisters was sixth in the eight-team standings and was led by Shayla Curtis’ 29th-place showing. Jessica Aas of Redmond High took ninth, and Ridgeview’s Natalie Ulum was 15th.
For the boys, Zeb Millslagle’s second-place finish helped Summit top the 11-team standings with 12 points. Matt Hecker, Tom Schoderbek and Grant Parton went 6-7-8 to guide the Storm to a three-point win over Hood River Valley.
Juho Muhonen, competing for White Salmon (Wash.), was the overall winner in 13 minutes, 24.2 seconds.
Teddy Widmer took fourth overall for Bend, which was third as a team with 30 points, and Joseph Schwarz added a 13th-place showing for the Bears in the 45-skier field. Redmond, sixth as a team, was paced by a 10th-place finish by Clayton Aas, while Devon Calvin took 12th to lead seventh-place Sisters.
In other Saturday action:
Henley 44, Sisters 33: SISTERS — The Outlaws were dominant in the second quarter but could not maintain their momentum in the second half in the third-place game at the Sisters Holiday Tournament. Trailing 11-3 after the first period, Sisters caught fire in the second quarter to outscore Henley of Klamath Falls 19-10 and take a 22-21 halftime lead. Savannah Spear hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points in the second period for the Outlaws (3-6), and Jacobie Petterson scored five of her team-high 13 points during the Sisters surge. “We played very well against a very good team,” said Outlaws coach Julianne Horner. “The tempo was ours the whole game. We just couldn’t get a couple of shots to fall for us in the third quarter.”
Creswell 44, Redmond 30: SISTERS — The Panthers trailed 24-19 after the third quarter, but Creswell hit 8 of 13 free throws in the fourth to secure the Sisters Holiday Tournament win. Maddie Edwards led Redmond (0-7) with 11 points and five rebounds, Chantel Dannis had six points to go along with 10 boards and two blocks, and Emily Joyce posted six rebounds and two points.
North Lake 30, Paisley 20: SILVER LAKE — With Kendra Murphy going for 12 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks, the Cowgirls opened up Mountain Valley League play with a victory. Karrah Davidson chipped in with nine points, six boards, four steals and two blocks for North Lake, which improved to 1-0 in the MVL and 7-3 overall.
Creswell 57, Sisters 53: SISTERS — A day after notching their first win of the season, the Class 4A Outlaws fell to the 3A Bulldogs in the fourth-place game at the Sisters Holiday Tournament. Connor Schaab scored 16 points to go with five rebounds and three assists for Sisters (1-8). Hayes Moore added 12 points for the Outlaws, and Justin Harrer had a team-best seven rebounds to go with his eight points. Hayden Martinez also scored eight points, and Ben Larson led Sisters with four assists.
North Lake 46, Paisley 28: SILVER LAKE — The Cowboys’ offense began to click and North Lake was rewarded with a conference-opening win. Ethan Murphy paced the Cowboys (1-0 Mountain Valley League, 3-6 overall) with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Daniel Libolt contributed 12 points, seven boards, six assists and five steals.
Culver wins at Jo-Hi: JOSEPH — Marco Retano claimed his first victory at a tournament by winning the 113-pound final, helping the Bulldogs to 222 points at the Jo-Hi Invitational and a team title. Culver defeated runner-up Crane by 68 points. Bolt Anglen (138 pounds), Clay McClure (152) and Kyle Easterly (160) each won their respective weight classes, and Joshua Hendrix took second at 285 pounds. Johnny Espeland (145) and Isaias Gutierrez (182) made their first tournament finals appearances of their career, with each finishing runner-up.
Cougs third at invite: WILLAMINA — Conner Duhn (106 pounds), Chase Misener (132) and Kevin Wright (152) all took individual titles for Mountain View to lead the Cougars to a third-place finish at the Bob Bishop Invitational at Willamina High School. Kaleb Winebarger was second at 145 pounds to help the Cougs to 135 points and finish behind only winner Tillamook and Dayton at the 19-team event.