LINCOLN CITY — Sam Ramirez called it luck that La Pine somehow squeaked out a 34-32 girls basketball win at the Kiwanis Holiday Tournament on Saturday.
Yet the victory is surely one the La Pine coach will take.
After La Pine and Nestucca exchanged leads throughout the fourth quarter, the Hawks grabbed a 34-32 lead with 15 seconds remaining after Cortney Wolf made two free throws. Nestucca had three attempts to tie or take the lead, but all three shots were off the mark, including the last that was shot from within a few feet of the rim.
Stephanie Westbrook paced the Hawks (4-9) with 14 points and 16 rebounds, while Wolf finished with nine points, six assists, five boards and three steals.
Mountain View 61, Lake Washington (Wash.) 31: Bailey Dickerson racked up 21 points, 16 rebounds and three steals to lead the Cougars to an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest win at Summit High, the Cougs’ fifth win in six games. Mia Morey had 18 points, 11 boards and six assists for Mountain View (6-4), while Liliana Overcash scored 14 points.
Bend 74, Franklin 27: The Lava Bears bolted to a 46-12 halftime lead before securing an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest win at Bend High for their fourth straight victory. Cambree Scott led 12 Bend scorers with 19 points and added six rebounds. Kaycee Brown had five assists and three steals for the Lava Bears (9-3), and Kayla Rambo had six rebounds.
Forest Grove 51, Summit 38: In an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest game that was tight throughout at Summit High, Forest Grove outscored the Storm 17-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win. Hailee Neibauer had 19 points for Summit (3-4), and Healy Bledsoe added six points and seven rebounds.
Grants Pass 56, Ridgeview 34: Down two starters due to injury and vacation, Ridgeview fell on the final day of the Oregon Holiday Hoopfest at Bend High. Aspen Jeter paced Ridgeview (3-8) with 11 points, and Rylee Troutman had eight points.
Redmond 50, Ridgefield (Wash.) 33: ASTORIA — The Panthers (3-6) trailed by two at halftime but roared back in the second half to snap a four-game skid with a win at the Vince Dulich Tournament. Ava Kitchin scored 25 points for Redmond and McKaylie Capps added 10.
Madras 57, Putnam 38: The White Buffaloes (9-2) picked up an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest win at Summit High for their fourth win in five games. Lynden Harry scored 22 points and made four steals, Jiana Smith-Francis scored 10 points, and Annie Whipple scored nine. Alesha Freeman made five steals.
Crook County 44, Sisters 29: SISTERS — The Cowgirls and Outlaws were tied 16-16 at halftime of the Sisters Holiday Tournament seventh-place game, but Crook County (3-9) pulled away in the third quarter. Grace Kasberger led the Cowgirls with 17 points, and Odessa Tramel-Green and Liz Barker each scored 10. McKinzee Mode pulled down 10 rebounds for Crook County. Alexa Stewart was the top scorer for Sisters (3-7) with 10 points.
Culver 49, Estacada 35: SISTERS — Mia Gamboa had 15 points, and the Bulldogs jumped to an 18-8 first-quarter lead en route to placing third at the Sisters Holiday Tournament. Ryanne Scholl had 11 points for Culver (8-5), which was playing without injured forward Irma Retano. Elly Bautista and Lesli Alvarado each scored seven for Culver. “They should be proud,” Bulldogs coach Scott Fritz said. “We’re playing without Irma … and everyone else stepped up.”
Mohawk 61, Central Christian 35: FINN ROCK — The Tigers (0-8) fell behind in the first quarter on the final day of the 1A Hoops Classic. Myka Delamarter and Katelyn Rickabaugh were the top scorers for Central Christian with seven points each.
Bend 60, Pendleton 50: Brian Warinner had 17 points to lead the Lava Bears to an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest win at Mountain View High. Bend (8-3) outscored the Buckaroos 21-9 in the second quarter to take a 37-25 halftime lead. Bryan Brown had 15 points for the Bears, while Brock Mesarich and Justin Kerr each scored 10.
Summit 71, Sandy 43: The Storm built a 36-21 halftime lead and coasted to an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest win at Summit High. Karson Klecker had 18 points for Summit (4-3), Beau Blea scored 14, and Jacob Tompkins added 13 points.
Putnam 43, Ridgeview 40: After leading 29-19 at the half, the Ravens were outscored 12-4 in the third quarter and 12-7 in the fourth in an Oregon Holiday Hoopfest loss at Mountain View High. John Wright had 11 points to lead Ridgeview (3-8), Nick Nelson had 10 points, and Alex Nadermann finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
Rainier 50, Redmond 46: ASTORIA — With the score tied 42-42, Rainier hit two 3-pointers to grab a six-point lead and held off a late Redmond rally for the win at the Vince Dulich Tournament. Josh Hair had 15 points to lead the Panthers (4-6), and Conner Lennie scored eight. Lukus Meulink grabbed 10 rebounds for Redmond, while Dylan Taylor dished out six assists.
Grants Pass 78, Madras 67: Kanim Smith III logged 23 points, five rebounds and four steals, but the White Buffaloes (3-8) were outscored 27-17 in the third quarter before falling at the Oregon Holiday Hoopfest at Mountain View High. Byron Patt had 13 points, five boards and two blocks for Madras.
Henley 45, Sisters 40: SISTERS — The Outlaws missed several shots late in the game that allowed Henley to stay out of reach and take third at the Sisters Holiday Tournament. Ty Horner paced Sisters (6-5) with 12 points, Brad Eagan scored eight, Jack Berg and Zach Anderson each had seven points, and Isaiah Rush scored six.
La Pine 59, Oakridge 46: LINCOLN CITY — Jeremy Smith had 15 points, Damien Pike added 14, and the Hawks grabbed a Kiwanis Holiday Tournament win. Giroux Gerhart totaled 13 points and 12 rebounds for La Pine (4-7), Wyatt Oldham grabbed 12 rebounds, and Joe Dunne had three blocks.
Summit JV 56, Culver 24: The Bulldogs fell into a 17-3 hole after the first quarter and trailed 33-6 at the half before falling at the Oregon Holiday Hoopfest JV Tournament at Summit High. Matt Krueger led Culver (2-11) with nine points, and David Gutierrez had five points.
Central Christian 61, Mohawk 44: FINN ROCK — The Tigers outscored their opponent 19-8 in the fourth quarter on the final day of the 1A Hoops Classic. Jace Mills led Central Christian (5-3) with 16 points and Josh Bruce had 12.
Ravens 5th, Buffs 9th at tourney: PENDLETON — With Mike Potter placing second at 145 pounds and Kyzer Piercey taking third at 170, Ridgeview recorded 123 points to finish fifth at the Rollin Schimmel Memorial. Pendleton topped the 12-team standings with 247 points. Ridgeview’s Cole Jackson (160) and Stone Arnce (182) each took fourth. For Madras, which was ninth with 78 points, Harrison Manu recorded four falls en route to a first-place finish at 195. Tyrell Reynoso was second at 152 for the White Buffaloes, and Thomas LeClaire placed fourth at 170.
Hawks boast winner at invite: WILLAMINA — Paced by Tommy Gallamore’s first-place finish at 126 pounds, La Pine totaled 105 points to take sixth as a team at the Bob Bishop Invitational. Logen Matthews was second at 106 for La Pine, Dominic Norquist placed third at 145, and Trentyn Tennant (160) and Michael Heutzenroeder (182) each finished fourth. Willamina topped the 15-team standings with 216 points.