COOS BAY — Maddy Melbrech proved unbeatable for the second straight year for long-range shooting at the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The Junction City senior repeated as champion of the 3-point shootout and immediately gave credit to a pair of teammates for helping her to beat four foes during the week.
“Shout out to my rebounders, Kamryn Potter and Mariah Ohman,” she said. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”
For a while, it looked like Mehlbrech might be going against a teammate in the final as she and Alexa Norris rolled through their first three rounds.
But after Mehlbrech beat Coquille’s McKenna Wilson 12-8 in her semifinal match, Norris fell to Lynden Harry of Madras in a match that went to overtime.
In the final, Mehlbrech beat Harry 13-10.
“I was just getting into the rhythm,” Mehlbrech said, adding that she felt a little pressure to repeat as champion, not that it was necessarily a bad thing.
“Usually, I work well under pressure,” she said.
While Mehlbrech repeated as champion, Marshfield’s Grant Woolsey became a first-time winner in the boys competition after reaching the semifinals before losing to the eventual champion last year.
The most distinguished thing about Woolsey, and his two rebounders, was that they all wore Birkenstocks for the semifinals and finals, their footwear of choice after Marshfield's victory over Junction City earlier in the evening.
“I told myself it was the Berks tonight,” Woolsey said.
Woolsey beat North Bend’s Jayden Frank 13-10 in the semifinals and then beat Trevor Daniels of Sutherlin 12-8 in the final.
Daniels had to work overtime while beating both Coquille’s Michael Luna in the quarterfinals and Junction City’s Trae Knabe in the semifinals.
Like Mehlbrech, though, Woolsey should get a chance to defend his title, since he’s only a junior.
McKenna Wilson, Coquille, d. Makoa Matthews, North Bend
Vanessa Culps, Madras, d. Harlee Baker, Sutherlin
Taryn Pinner, Gladstone, d. Baylle Touey, North Valley
Maddy Mehlbrech, Junction City, d. McKayla Myrand, Marshfield
Lynden Harry, Madras, d. Josey Kaufman, Coquille
Haley Snelgrove, North Bend, d. Kiersten Haines, Sutherlin
Cameron Cronin, Gladstone, d. Tess Garrett, Marshfield
Alexa Norris, Junction City, d. Haley Kersten, North Valley
McKenna Wilson, Coquille, d. Vanessa Culps, Madras
Maddy Mehlbrech, Junction City, d. Taryn Pinner, Gladstone
Lynden Harry, Madras, d. Haley Snelgrove, North Bend
Alexa Norris, Junction City, d. Cameron Cronin, Gladstone
Maddy Mehlbrech, Junction City, d. McKenna Wilson, Coquille
Lynden Harry, Madras, d. Alexa Norris, Junction City
Maddy Mehlbrech, Junction City, d. Lynden Harry, Madras
Jayden Frank, North Bend, d. Seth Waddington, Coquille
Tyler Pfarrer, Philomath, d. Brandon Carr, Sutherlin
Colton Lauby, North Valley, d. Chase Bales, Crook County
Grant Woolsey, Marshfield, d. Colten Ditlefsen, Junction City
Michael Luna, Coquille, d. Calvin Snuggerud, Philomath
Trevor Daniels, Sutherlin, d. Randy Vader, North Bend
Grant Webster, Marshfield, d. Will Combee, Crook County
Trae Knabe, Junction City, d. Chuck Hobgood, North Valley
Jayden Frank, North Bend, d. Tyler Pfarrer, Philomath
Grant Woosley, Marshfield, d. Colton Lauby, North Valley
Trevor Daniels, Sutherlin, d. Michael Luna, Coquille
Trae Knabe, Junction City, d. Grant Webster, Marshfield
Grant Woolsey, Marshfield, d. Jayden Frank, North Bend
Trevor Daniels, Sutherlin, d. Trae Knabe, Junction City
Grant Woolsey, Marshfield, d. Trevor Daniels, Sutherlin