Crater girls eke by Mazama in double OT

KLAMATH FALLS — The Crater girls basketball team opened its season Thursday by knocking off host Mazama, 48-44, in double overtime.

Eliza Idiart, who made two out of three free throws with no time remaining at the end of the first overtime to send the game into double OT, knocked down a 3-pointer in the second extra period that gave Crater the lead for good.

The Comets trailed five times in the first overtime but were resilient in forcing the game into double OT, Crater coach Scott Dippel said.

In the second overtime, Mazama’s top post player fouled out and Crater changed its defensive scheme, forcing turnovers and creating tough shots that slowed the Vikings’ attack.

“Mazama’s a very talented team and to go over here and win showed a lot of character for us, especially just being down so many times in the overtime period,” Dippel said. “We just kept coming back and making shots and made our free throws in the end.”

“It was quite a game,” he added.

Alexus Woodard, a senior post, scored 11 points, including a trio of treys, and Syd Gray, a junior guard, had a solid all-around performance with eight points, 13 rebounds and six steals to lead the Comets.

Seniors J'Enai Hall and Landy Williams scored 15 apiece to pace the Vikings (0-1).

CRATER (48): A. Woodard 11, Gray 8, Idiart 8, Ryerson 7, Van Hook 6, Ellis 5, Robison 1, Duran 0, Espino 0, Young 0, K. Woodard 0.

MAZAMA (44): Hall 15, Williams 15, DeLaRosa 6, DeLonge 4, Lease 4.



3-point goals: Crater 6 (A. Woodard 3, Idiart 1, Ryerson 1, Gray 1), Mazama 2 (DeLaRosa 2).

SALEM ACADEMY 72, ST. MARY’S 25: At Sutherlin, St. Mary’s opened its season by losing to Salem Academy in the Bill Spelgatti Memorial tournament.

Emma Bennion, a junior guard, had 15 points and Ibixica Alvarez, also a junior guard, chipped in six points to lead St. Mary’s (0-1), which resumes tournament play today at 2:30 p.m. against Glide.

ST. MARY’S (25): Alvarez 6, Bennion 15, Alftine 2, Ward 2, Lippert 0, Sentosa 0, Connor 0, Young 0, Dunn 0, Christman 0, Birmingham 0.

SALEM ACADEMY (72): Baker 6, Hardy 3, Smith 17, Koehnke 19, G. Brown 7, Larsen 4, Baker 4, S. Brown 3, Standridge 9.

St. Mary’s;10;9;2;4;—;25

Salem Academy;25;11;20;16;—;72

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 60, MILO 4: At Paradise, California, senior post Rose Tovar had 18 points and eight rebounds in leading Rogue Valley Adventist to a season-opening victory over Milo Academy.

Also for the Red Tail Hawks (1-0), Hanna Whilhelm had 12 points, shooting 4-for-4 from behind the 3-point line, while Savanah Zamora added eight points, five assists and five steals.


MCNARY 68, GRANTS PASS 54: At Keizer, Grants Pass opened its season with the nonleague loss.

Taylor Anderson had 14 points and Tyler Rund scored 11 to lead the Cavemen (0-1).

MCNARY (68): Villarreal 2, Jones 8, Hudkins 6, Garvey 16, Oliveira 6, Gardelli 3, Smith 4, Cavell 23.

GRANTS PASS (54): Lopez 6, Rucker 3, Rund 11, Anderson 14, Johnson 3, Clark 8, Phillips 9.


Grants Pass;11;17;17;9;—;54

3-point goals: McNary 7 (Garvey 4, Oliveira 1, Gardelli 1, Cavell 1); Grants Pass 4 (Lopez 1, Rucker 1, Anderson 1, Johnson 1).

CRATER 76, HENLEY 65: At Yreka, California, Crater put together a strong third quarter to pull away in season-opening victory at the Yreka Miner Classic.

Kiefer Edwards, a senior wing, scored 12 of his game-high 29 points in the decisive third quarter, in which the Comets (1-0) outscored the Hornets (0-1) 20-11.

Senior center Christophe Stollings keyed the defensive effort to help Crater build its lead heading into the final period. Also for the Comets, senior guard Mason Vranes added 23 points, including seven 3-pointers.

The Comets resume tournament play today at 5:30 p.m. against Shasta of Redding, California.

CRATER (76): J. Vranes 3, Horton 5, M. Vranes 23, Archer 0, Edwards 29, Weaver 6, Stollings 2, Bittle 8.

HENLEY (65): Allen 15, Davenport 0, Fenters 10, O’Connor 6, Overstreet 2, Hadwick 21, Neubert 0, Loney 8.



3-point goals: Crater 9 (Vranes 7, Horton 1, Bittle 1); Henley 6 (Allen 2, Fenters 2, Hadwick 1, Loney 1).

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 77, MILO 41: At Paradise, California, Rogue Valley Adventist opened its season by defeating Milo Academy in tournament play.

Isaiah Christensen, a freshman guard, had 29 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Red Tail Hawks (1-0), while Ruben Tovar chipped in 14 points.



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