• Butte Falls hands Lions rare MVL defeat

  • BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls head coach Kevin Kirkpatrick believes his Loggers are a legitimate Mountain Valley League contender. On Saturday, they may have proved it against the perennial favorite.

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  • BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls head coach Kevin Kirkpatrick believes his Loggers are a legitimate Mountain Valley League contender. On Saturday, they may have proved it against the perennial favorite.
    Senior guard Tamika Funk did a little bit of everything with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Butte Falls' defense limited Hosanna Christian standout Pamela Moro to seven points as the Loggers handed the Lions their second MVL girls basketball loss in three years, 43-39, at Butte Falls High School.
    Butte Falls (9-5, 5-2 MVL) outscored Hosanna Christian (10-4, 5-1) 11-6 in the second quarter to take a 25-22 lead into intermission, and Brandi O'Keefe corralled a key offensive rebound off a missed free throw in the final minute to help the Loggers rebound nicely from Friday's loss to Prospect.
    "Our shooting isn't what it should be, but we are a defensive team," Kirkpatrick said. "Tonight, they just turned it around. They executed better and they really wanted it."
    Kirkpatrick credited Funk and Sierra Kirkpatrick with playing tight defense on Moro.
    "It really comes down to Kirkpatrick and Funk," the Butte Falls coach said. "They all played fantastic, but those two are the speed demons. They're definitely the dynamic duo when they want to be."
    Sierra Kirkpatrick, a senior guard, added nine points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists and O'Keefe and Joli Hobbs added eight rebounds apiece for the Loggers.
    Hosanna Christian, which had won 32 of its previous 33 league games, was paced by Carly Bigby's 12 points.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (39) — Bigby 12, Sundet 5, P. Moro 7, B. Moro 0, Hampton 3, Bush 5, Smith 0, Thompson 7. Totals: 11 15-20 39.
    BUTTE FALLS (43) — Funk 12, Kirkpatrick 9, Weaver 3, O'Keefe 4, Hobbs 7, Creech 8. Totals: 16 10-29 43.
    Hosanna Christian 16 6 9 8 — 39
    Butte Falls 14 11 9 9 — 43
    3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 2 (P. Moro 1, Bush 1), Butte Falls 1 (Funk 1). Fouled out — Thompson.
    PROSPECT 42, TRINITY LUTHERAN 32 — At Prospect, Alee Pinkerton scored her team's first 12 points for Prospect in Mountain Valley League action.
    Pinkerton finished with 13 points and Hannah Bailey added eight points for the Cougars (5-6, 3-3 MVL), who jumped out to a 12-0 lead and owned a 17-6 advantage after the first quarter.
    TRINITY LUTHERAN (32) — Clift 9, Spencer 7, Murphy 5, Sample 4, Carpenter 3, Cowan 2, Eidler 2, Martin 0. Totals: 13 4-12 32.
    PROSPECT (42) — Pinkerton 13, Bailey 8, H. Hedgpeth 7, M. Hedgpeth 6, Lass 6, VanWormer 2, Sizemore 0. Totals: 11 18-34 42.
    Trinity Lutheran 6 5 9 12 — 32
    Prospect 17 6 7 12 — 42
    3-point goals — Trinity Lutheran 2 (Clift 1, Spencer 1), Prospect 2 (Pinkerton 2). Fouled out — Murphy, Pinkerton.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 28, NORTH LAKE 25 — At Silver Lake, Ashton Petray scored a game-high 16 points, including six free throws in the fourth quarter, to lead Rogue Valley Adventist's comeback in MVL action.
    Petray added six steals and Kendra Haugen had six points and six rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks (3-11, 1-5 MVL), who snapped a nine-game losing streak.
    North Lake (3-7, 1-5), which turned the ball over 29 times, was led by Karrah Davidson's 11 points.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (28) — Petray 16, Bartley 0, Scott 5, Zamora 0, Bates 1, Gilmore 0, Haugen 6. Totals: 6-56 15-29 28.
    NORTH LAKE (25) — Davidson 11, Brown 4, Nelson 0, Stockton 5, Harris 0, Fisher 0, Horton 1, Philips 2, Fine 2, Bore 0. Totals: 10-50 5-9 25.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 3 6 8 11 — 28
    North Lake 6 8 7 4 — 25
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 1 (Petray 1).
    SOUTH UMPQUA 48, ILLINOIS VALLEY 36 — At Cave Junction, Jazmine Hancock recorded 12 points and Alex LaFlamme added eight points for Illinois Valley in nonleague play.
    Olivia Gulliford turned in 21 points for South Umpqua (4-10), which led by just two points before going on a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter against the Cougars (8-7).
    SOUTH UMPQUA (48) — Gulliford 21, Richey 15, Bohnenkamp 1, Petterson 7, Beebe 4, Boyd 0, Kelley 0, Lowell 0. Totals: 15 15-27 48.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (36) — Hancock 12, LaFlamme 8, Crow 6, Dixon 4, Wellen 2, Nordal 2, Brooks 2, T. Frederick 0, S. Frederick 0, Stewart 0. Totals: 17 2-5 36.
    South Umpqua 13 6 10 19 — 48
    Illinois Valley 6 11 10 9 — 36
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 3 (Richey 1, Gulliford 2).
    JV result — South Umpqua won.
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