MADRAS — Kanim Smith III made Madras’ Tri-Valley Conference opener a memorable one Tuesday night.
On 15-of-22 shooting, the senior post exploded for 43 points to lead the White Buffaloes to a 98-76 boys basketball win over Molalla.
Smith also had eight rebounds and seven steals for Madras, which outscored the Indians 36-17 in the first quarter and eventually built an 86-58 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Byron Patt chipped in with 14 points and six boards for the Buffs (5-9 overall), who scored 48 points off a whopping 38 Molalla turnovers. Chad Thurby had 13 points and five rebounds for Madras.
Redmond 69, Ridgeview 59: REDMOND — Dylan Taylor led four Panthers in double figures with 16 points as Redmond recorded its first Intermountain Conference win of the season. Josh Hair had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (1-2 IMC, 7-8 overall); Dylan Moss added 12 points and eight boards, and Ethan Soto scored 12 points. Nick Nelson paced Ridgeview (0-4, 3-12) with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting. Payton Davis was 6-of-8 for 16 points for the Ravens, and Alex Nadermann finished with 13 points.
Sisters 54, Sweet Home 38: SISTERS — Noah Richards fueled a big third quarter with 11 of his team-high 18 points, leading Sisters to the Sky-Em League victory. The Outlaws trailed 23-18 at halftime before outscoring the Huskies 22-7 in the third period and 36-15 for the second half. “We just got after it better defensively in the second half, and that helped feed our offense,” said Sisters coach David Godfrey. Zach Anderson scored 10 points for the Outlaws (2-0 Sky-Em, 9-7 overall), who also got nine points from Jack Berg and eight from Austin Lake .
Pleasant Hill 61, La Pine 39: PLEASANT HILL — Cold shooting from both the field (4 of 19 on 3-pointers) and the free-throw line (7 of 25) made it tough for La Pine to keep pace in a Mountain Valley League road loss. Giroux Gerhart led the Hawks with 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Peyton Manley scored 10 points, and Jeremy Smith had eight points and four assists for La Pine (0-4 MVL, 4-12 overall), which lost its fifth in a row.
Hosanna Christian 75, Gilchrist 24: KLAMATH FALLS — The Grizzlies (1-5 MVL, 1-11 overall) fell in Mountain Valley League play.
The Dalles 44, Summit 43: THE DALLES — Summit trailed by 13 points entering the fourth quarter before rallying to make it close, but two missed free throws in the final seconds kept the Storm from completing the comeback in the nonconference game. Hailee Neibauer led Summit with a game-high 11 points. Spencer Hurley added nine points, and Olivia Treu had five rebounds for the Storm (4-8), which lost their third in a row.
Bend 47, Mountain View 40: The visiting Lava Bears, ranked No. 9 in Class 5A, trailed 27-24 at the half before outscoring Mountain View 15-5 in the third and holding on for the Intermountain Conference win. Cambree Scott had 18 points for Bend (2-1 IMC, 11-4 overall), and Kylee Roath scored 13. Bailey Dickerson led the Cougars (0-3, 6-8) with 18 points, eight rebounds, three steals, three assists and two blocks, and Jillian Sisson contributed six points and eight boards.
Sisters 44, Sweet Home 20: SISTERS — Rylee Weber totaled nine points and 15 rebounds to help the Outlaws seal a Sky-Em League victory and snap an eight-game losing streak. Sydney Head had eight points for Sisters (1-1 Sky-Em, 4-11 overall), which outscored the Huskies 20-4 in the second quarter. Sisters’ Gracen Sundstrom had seven points, and Alexa Stewart scored six.
Madras 77, Molalla 66: MOLALLA — The Class 4A 10th-ranked White Buffaloes (12-2) opened Tri-Valley Conference play with a win.
Pleasant Hill 75, La Pine 35: PLEASANT HILL — The Hawks briefly led in the second quarter, but the Billies went on a 13-0 run to close out the second half and secure the Mountain Valley Conference win. Sue Ann Marsh led La Pine (0-4 MVC, 4-14 overall) with 12 points. Autumn Gerard scored nine for the Hawks, and Haily Hinkle grabbed nine rebounds.
Hosanna Christian 66, Gilchrist 37: KLAMATH FALLS — In what coach Darcy Gerhart called her team’s best game this season, Gilchrist put up 25 first-half points in a Mountain Valley League loss at Class 1A No. 5-ranked Hosanna Christian. Skyla Newton had 14 points and three steals for the Grizzlies (0-4 MVL, 1-10 overall), and Rylee Hoover had 10 points and seven rebounds.