AURORA — Class 2A Culver laid waste to a trio of 4A teams Wednesday, knocking off Newport, Yamhill-Carlton and host North Marion in a four-team nonleague dual meet.
The Bulldogs first topped Newport 49-18 and then defeated traditional power North Marion 39-33 before cruising past Yamhill-Carlton 78-0. Josh Hendrix (285 pounds), Esteban Gutierrez (170), Clay McClure (152), Bolt Anglen (138), Saxton Schaffner (126) and Christopher Munoz (106) all went 3-0 to pace Culver.
Mitch Adams set the tone early against North Marion, recording a first-round fall at 195 pounds in the first match of the dual. Hendrix came up big two matches later, winning 2-1 in four overtimes. Gutierrez also recorded a critical win against the Huskies, pinning his North Marion opponent in 56 seconds in his 170-pound match.
The Bulldogs head to Central Point on Friday for a dual against 6A Crater, a tuneup before Saturday’s Crater Classic dual tournament.
In other Wednesday action:
Culver 34, Waldport 18: CULVER — The Bulldogs held Waldport to a total of three points in the first half, outscoring the Irish 29-3 in the Tri-River Conference matchup. “The first half we played great,” Culver coach Scott Fritz said. “Then we shut it down in the second half and played our JV team.” Alysha Fritz led the Bulldogs (1-2 TRC, 4-7 overall) with eight points.
Waldport 49, Culver 47: CULVER — Adam Knepp grabbed 20 rebounds to go along with 11 points and four steals, but it was not enough for the Bulldogs in the Tri-River Conference contest. John Slaght led Culver (0-3 TRC, 1-9 overall) with 17 points. The Bulldogs led by three with 1 minute, 30 seconds left in the game, but turnovers and fouls destroyed their lead, according to Culver coach Brennan Whitaker.
Summit 61, Crook County 27: PRINEVILLE — After a slow first quarter, the Storm (5-4) scored 26 points in the second compared with the Cowboys’ five in both teams’ Intermountain Hybrid opener. “It was a good first IMC game,” Summit coach Jon Frazier said. “We haven’t played in over a week so we were able to shake the rust off in this game.” Summit was led by Max Michalski’s 15, and Nick Moyer added 13 points. Arron Tavernia led Crook County (2-7) with 10 points.
Gilchrist 52, North Lake 34: GILCHRIST — The Grizzlies won their Mountain Valley League opener after outscoring the visiting Cowboys 17-4 in the fourth quarter. Trinton Koch scored a game-high 24 points, Hunter Nelson added 12 and James Wible chipped in nine for Gilchrist (1-0 MVL, 8-4 overall).