Williams explodes as Grizzlies take third

Ashland rode a spectacular all-around effort by Georgia Williams and suffocating team defense to a 48-35 win over Santiam Christian in the Unlimited Division third-place game of the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic on Saturday at Cascade Christian.

Williams, a junior guard, had 28 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, and the Grizzlies (4-5) held the Eagles (2-4) to zero field goals in the first half and 11-for-53 for the game.

"Our defense was awesome," Ashland head coach Ashley Hafner said.

Williams hit 9 of 22 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, and was 7 of 11 from the free-throw line in her best performance of the season. Also for Ashland, Hanna Greenberg had four points, four rebounds and four steals, McKenna Read six points and Ava Altig four rebounds and two steals.

The Grizzlies struggled from the field (16-for-52) and from the free-throw line (12-for-26), but made up for it by outrebounding the Eagles 49-41, blocking eight shots and netting nine steals.

ASHLAND (48) — Williams 28, Rodriques 0, Altig 2, Tilley 3, Patton 0, Greenberg 4, Teixeira 2, Dunn 1, Sukles 2, Walker 0, Read 6, Lenthe 0. Totals: 16-52 12-26 48.

SANTIAM CHRISTIAN (35) — Kier 0, Fullbright 2, Bain 0, Porath 0, Kessi 7, Wonsley 11, Schroeder 15, Fast 0. Totals: 11-53 11-19 35.

Ashland 7 15 18 8 — 48

Santiam Christian 2 6 16 11 — 35

3-point goals — Ashland 4-13 (Williams 3, Tilley 1), Santiam Christian 2-12 (Kessi 1, Schroeder 1).

PHOENIX 47, ST. MARY'S 45 — Phoenix used a triangle-and-two defense to effectively build a nine-point halftime lead and then withstood a comeback effort by St. Mary's for the nonconference win at St. Mary's High.

Bailee Tally had 17 points, Amanda Skaff added eight points and Baylee Toney had nine points and 16 of the Pirates' 30 rebounds. Cassie Vaught, Skaff and Toney each hit key free throws down the stretch after the Crusaders (6-1) had cut the lead for Phoenix (5-3) to one point with about 1 1/2 minutes to play.

Emily Alvarez had 17 points despite the extra defensive attention while Dakotah Rothfus added 11 points and just rimmed out a game-tying attempt from the foul line in the waning seconds for the Crusaders.

Phoenix led by as many as 18 points before St. Mary's forced the Pirates into nine of their 19 turnovers toward the end of the third quarter and through the fourth.

PHOENIX (47) — Tally 17, Toney 9, Skaff 8, Marshall 7, Vaught 6, Hickman 0. Totals: 16 10-17 47.

ST. MARY'S (45) — E. Alvarez 17, Rothfus 11, R. Alvarez 6, Weiland 4, Barnum 4, M. Vasey 2, E. Vasey 1. Totals: 18 6-7 45.

Phoenix 10 17 13 7 — 47

St. Mary's 9 9 13 14 — 45

3-point goals — Phoenix 5 (Tally 3, Vaught 1, Skaff 1), St. Mary's 3 (E. Alvarez 3). Technical foul — Phoenix coach Kirkland.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 49, NORTH VALLEY 46, OT — Cascade Christian made four key free throws in overtime to clinch fourth place in the Unlimited Division at Cascade Christian High.

Alaina Thomson recorded 14 points and six rebounds and Ali Spani 12 points for the Challengers (4-5), who led 20-18 at halftime. Stephanie Croy chipped in six points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Sarah Miller added six points, three rebounds and three steals.

For North Valley (4-4), Kala Mohr went for 15 points and 11 rebounds and Lexi Pittman 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Cascade Christian, which was 8-for-31 from beyond the 3-point arc against the Knights, went 2-1 in its tournament.

NORTH VALLEY (46) — Werner 6, Bell 2, Scott 0, Hall 7, Wagman 2, Mohr 15, Pittman 14. Totals: 20-58 5-9 46.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (49) — Morse 2, Alvarez 7, Bales 2, Croy 6, Spani 12, Miller 6, Thomson 14, Britton 0, Kent 0. Totals: 15-59 11-20 49.

North Valley 8 10 14 10 4 — 46

Cascade Christian 11 9 14 8 7 — 49

3-point goals — North Valley 1-5 (Mohr 1), Cascade Christian 8-31 (Spani 4, Miller 2, Thomson 1, Alvarez 1).

DAYTON 44, ILLINOIS VALLEY 37 — At Phoenix, Alex LaFlamme and Kim Crow had 13 points apiece and Illinois Valley finished last in Unlimited Division action at Phoenix High.

Teddi Hop turned in 17 points for Dayton (3-5), which led 31-13 at halftime against the Cougars (2-5).

DAYTON (44) — Hop 17, Ringnalda 12, Van Noy 9, Shirley 6, Garcia 0, Hill 0, Fluke 0, White 0. Totals: 20 2-10 44.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (37) — Crow 13, LaFlamme 13, Stewart 4, Neville 1, Dixon 2, S. Frederick 0, T. Frederick 4, Nordal 0. Totals: 12 12-22 37.

Dayton 11 20 10 3 — 44

Illinois Valley 4 9 11 13 — 37

3-point goals — Dayton 2 (Van Noy 2), Illinois Valley 1 (T. Frederick 1). Technical foul — Dayton head coach.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 49, BUTTE FALLS 31 — At Phoenix, Shawna Creech recorded 10 points and seven rebounds, Katie Munsell seven points and eight steals and Torri Lilly six points and nine rebounds for Butte Falls in Varsity Division action at Phoenix High.

Briana Chavez scored 14 points against the Loggers (2-6), who went 0-3 in round-robin play.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (49) — Lee 4, Dixon 0, Stephens 5, Sedano 2, B. Chavez 14, Cunningham 12, A. Chavez 12, McKinney 0. Totals: 18-45 11-17 49.

BUTTE FALLS (31) — Munsell 7, WIlson 0, Marley 0, Kuykendall 0, O'Keefe 6, Lilley 6, Myers 2, Creech 10. Totals: 13-49 5-9 31.

New Hope Christian 15 10 11 13 — 49

Butte Falls 4 8 10 9 — 31

3-point goals — New Hope Christian 2-8 (A. Chavez 1, B. Chavez 1).

Boys

PHOENIX 66, ASHLAND 58 — At Phoenix, junior forward Jason Wyncoop scored 19 points to help Phoenix snap a five-game losing streak at Phoenix High.

Tyson Morris added 13 points and Ty Mahaffey nine for the Pirates (3-5), who jumped out to a 25-17 lead heading into the second quarter.

Ashland senior forward Jackson Byers scored 20 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Also for the Grizzlies (3-6), Walker Shibley-Styer had 13 points and three steals and Ethan Jones led the team in both rebounds (five) and assists (three).

ASHLAND (58) — Layton 0, Harfst 8, Hasskamp 9, Byers 20, Shibley-Styer 13, Atteberry 0, Stanley 3, Jones 5. Totals: 22 6-6 58.

PHOENIX (66) — Mahaffey 9, Raffensperger 5, Hay 2, Leavens 10, Wyncoop 19, Morris 13, Deras 5, Champion-Blazio 3, Hague 0. Totals: 24 14-25 66.

Ashland 17 14 15 12 — 58

Phoenix 25 8 19 14 — 66

3-point goals — Ashland 8 (Harfst 1, Hasskamp 1, Byers 2, Shibley-Styer 3, Jones 1), Phoenix 4 (Mahaffey 1, Leavens 2, Champion-Blazio 1). Fouled out — Stanley, Hasskamp.

NORTH VALLEY 77, MAZAMA 47 — Cameron Lyon had 24 points, three assists, three steals and two blocks to help North Valley secure fourth place in the Unlimited Division at Cascade Christian.

Cody Thompson added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Chris Morsa guided the offense with nine points and six assists for the Knights (6-2).

MAZAMA (47) — Moore 11, Lancaster 9, Crowell 7, Rose 6, Harris 6, Bennett 5, Healy 2, Burrier 1. Totals: 19 3-4 47.

NORTH VALLEY (77) — Lyon 24, Thompson 17, Flynn 12, Morsa 9, Olmstead 6, Nelson 5, Martz 2, Eskitgis 2, Fairman 0, Bailey 0, Whitmore 0. Totals: 31 6-11 77.

Mazama 12 13 10 12 — 47

North Valley 25 17 14 21 — 77

3-point goals — Mazama 6 (Moore 3, Crowell 1, Bennett 1, Lancaster 1), North Valley 9 (Lyon 2, Thompson 2, Olmstead 2, Nelson 1, Morsa 1, Flynn 1).

JV result — North Valley defeated New Hope V.

ROGUE RIVER 59, ILLINOIS VALLEY 35 — At Phoenix, Rio Lopez had 14 points and six rebounds and Jordan Ehrhardt 13 points for Rogue River during Varsity Division action at Phoenix High.

Derek Pratt turned in 10 points, Connor Strickland eight points and seven rebounds and Chris Campbell six points and seven assists for the Chieftains (7-2), who have won seven straight. They were 3-0 in round-robin play.

Rogue River finished with 19 assists against Illinois Valley (1-5).

Zach Welch scored 12 to lead the Cougars.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (35) — Weaver 4, Thompson 2, Nordal 6, Welch 12, Manning 2, Gardenhire 0, Chavez 0, Doyle 5, Davis 4. Totals: 16 3-10 35.

ROGUE RIVER (59) — McFetridge 2, Lopez 14, Campbell 6, Ehrhardt 13, Woodall 0, Strickland 8, Rideout 4, Caulley 2, Pratt 10. Totals: 28 0-0 59.

Illinois Valley 6 9 7 13 — 35

Rogue River 16 20 17 6 — 59

3-point goals — Rogue River 3 (Ehrhardt 3).

BUTTE FALLS 43, CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV 31 — Evan Givens went for 21 points and 10 rebounds and Emmitt Bateman was 6-for-6 at the free-throw line in the last two minutes to lift Butte Falls in Varsity Division action at Cascade Christian High.

Givens, who was named to the all-tournament team, had 15 points in the third quarter as the Loggers outscored the Challengers 18-6 to pull away. It was his fifth double-double of the season.

Bateman turned in 10 points, Jared McGonagle six points and 13 rebounds and Alex Cool-Hunsaker 11 rebounds for Butte Falls, which avenged a 10-point loss to the JV squad earlier this month.

The Loggers (3-5), who trailed by five at halftime, finished 2-1 at the tournament.

BUTTE FALLS (43) — Givens 21, Al. Cool-Hunsaker 2, Marley 2, E. Bateman 10, L. McGonagle 0, J. McGonagle 6, W. Bateman 2. Totals: 15 13-18 43.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (31) — Artell 4, Higday 2, Booker 2, Wheeler 1, Thomas 3, Wager 1, Morton 7, Hadley 3, Winter 8, Morse 0, Farst 0, Palmer 0. Totals: 13 4-14 31.

Butte Falls 6 6 18 13 — 43

Cascade Christian 9 8 6 8 — 31

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 1 (Hadley 1).

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