GIRLS BASKETBALL: Idiart's shooting lifts Crater


    Crater's girls, shown here in an earlier game, notch a win over Ashland on Tuesday.

    CENTRAL POINT — Eliza Idiart keyed Crater’s full-court pressure and ignited the Comet offense from long range en route to a 67-36 victory over Ashland in Midwestern League girls basketball Tuesday.

    Idiart, a senior guard, scored 14 points and came away with five steals on senior night in the final regular season home game for the seventh-ranked Comets (19-4, 12-2 MWL).

    “Eliza got her five steals early in the game on the press and we were able to get out and run,” said Crater coach Scott Dippel. “She shot the ball really well.”

    Idiart was 4-for-7 on 3-pointers and the Comets shot 50 percent (8-16) as a team from long range.

    Crater’s pressure forced 11 steals in the opening quarter and the Comets built a comfortable 35-12 halftime lead.

    Sydney Gray, another of the Comets’ seniors, along with Maya Van Hook and Nehkyah Ellis, registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    “(Gray) was really attacking the basket, then kicking the ball out for 3-pointers,” said Dippel. “That’s what we were getting and we did a good job stepping up and taking them.”

    Sophomore post Kendyl Abel led the Grizzlies (6-15, 2-12) with nine points and Jayd Sollinger, a sophomore wing, added eight

    “All four of our seniors played fantastic,” said Dippel. “They overcame the emotion on senior night and stayed focused.”

    Crater finishes the season with road games at Willamette on Friday and against MWL co-leader Churchill on Monday.

    “We hope to get in a position where this won’t be our last home game,” said Dippel. “The next two games are incredibly important to get a home playoff game.”

    ASHLAND (36): Wilson 2, Sollinger 8, Gorringe 0, Baldwin 0, Larson 2, Heiken 0, Munson 7, Losinski 2, Summers 0, Witnauer 0, Rodriguez 6, Abel 9. Totals: 13 8-17 36.

    HOME (67): Gugiliotta 0, Hirsch 4, Dance 0, Idiart 14, Van Hook 2, Westbrock 2, Robison 4, Gray 14, Ellis 7, Dutkiewicz 8, Woodard 5, Bowers 0, Young 7. Totals: 27 5-11 67.

    Ashland48618— 36

    Crater14211418— 67

    3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2), Crater 8 (Idiart 4, Robison 1, Ellis 1, Woodard 1, Young 1).

    JV result — Crater 52, Ashland 19

    GRANTS PASS 69, ROSEBURG 24: At Grants Pass, senior guard Ahdra Klingler went for 35 points, including six 3-pointers, in the Southwest Conference victory.

    Grants Pass (14-9, 5-4 SWC) led 29-14 at halftime, then outscored Roseburg (2-22, 0-9) 19-3 in the third quarter to take complete command.

    ROSEBURG (24): Allen 5, Robbins 0, Murphy 4, Vrendenburg 0, Wayman 2, Lake 0, Knudson 7, Russell 0, Melvin 2, Bergmann 4. Totals: 7 1-4 24.

    GRANTS PASS (69): Page 3, Rucker 0, Gaither 15, Lingo 0, Ay. Klingler 8, Williams 0, Ah. Klingler 35, Rund 0, Bruner 4, Childers 0, Yount 2. Totals: 16 4-10 69.

    Roseburg8637— 24

    Grants Pass15141921— 69

    3-point goals — Roseburg 3 (Allen 1, Murphy 1, Knudson 1), Grants Pass 11 (Page 1, Gaither 4, Ah. Klingler 6).

    HIDDEN VALLEY 59, PHOENIX 26: At Murphy, Josie Bolstad had six points and six rebounds for Phoenix, which saw its season come to an end against the Skyline Conference champion.

    Maggie Carrillo added four points, three assists and two steals, and Marcella Badillo six points for the Pirates (7-17, 1-9 Sky).

    Hidden Valley’s Jenelle Hurley hit three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 14 points for the Mustangs (15-8, 10-0).

    PHOENIX (26): Carrillo 4, Villasenor 0, Christensen 0, Esqueda 0, Skaff 2, Bolstad 6, Tellez 0, Flores 3, Badillo 6, Parent 5. Totals: 8 7-14 26.

    HIDDEN VALLEY (59): Powers 3, Jackson 6, Ja. Hurley 3, Scott 4, Elmore 2, Noga 0, Je. Hurley 14, Lyon 8, Brown 0, Steele 2, Fisher 5, Jessee 12. Totals: 21 8-12 59.

    Phoenix6686— 26

    Hidden Valley9201614— 59

    3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Flores 1, Parent 1, Badillo 1), Hidden Valley 9 (Powers 1, Jackson 2, Ja. Hurley 1, Je. Hurley 3, Jessee 2).

    JV result — Hidden Valley won.

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