Marshfield’s girls opened the basketball season with a 57-42 win at Newport on Friday night.

The Pirates outscored the Cubs 20-5 in the first quarter and held on the rest of the way.

“We started really fast and looked good,” Marshfield coach Bruce Bryant said. “We got a little tired as the game went on.

“The tempo of the game is so much different than practice. A sustained tempo takes some getting used to.”

Hailey Browning had 19 points, Tess Garrett 13, Marissa Erickson nine and McKayla Myrand eight for the Pirates in the win.

“I thought we did a lot of good things,” Bryant said. “Offensively and defensively, we’ve got things to work on.”

The Pirates got the ball inside well, but missed a bunch of easy shots, he said.

“I was pleased where we were getting our shots from,” he said.

Madison Hargett had 17 points and Megan Wagner 11 for Newport.

Marshfield is back on the road Saturday at Philomath.

Riddle 31, Bandon 25: The Irish handed the Tigers their second straight loss to open the season.

“We played better tonight,” first-year Bandon coach Jordan Sammons said. “We’ve just go to hit some shots and limit the turnovers.”

Kennedy Turner and Kylie Lakey scored eight points each to lead Bandon, which got off to a slow start with just two points in the first quarter, but pulled within 13-10 at halftime and kept the game close.

Katarina Schartner had 17 points for the Irish.

Western Mennonite 57, Pacific 21: The Pirates came up short to the host Pioneers in the Beau Classic on Friday.

Western Mennonite jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and led all the way.

“We’re a young team with a lot to learn,” Pacific coach Bob Lemerande said.

Kaiya Gourneau had 10 points to lead the Pirates. Annika Hess had 21 anad Peyton Hopper 16 for Western Mennonite.

Oakland 47, Reedsport 7: The Oakers spoiled the home opener for Reedsport Friday night.

Hadley Brooksby led all scorers with 17 points for Oakland. Mariyah Lumpkin-Harp had six points for the Brave. 

First-year Brave coach Patrick McKnight praised his guard play after Friday’s game and said his team’s defense is improving as a unit.

“I gotta say that my guards — Seely and Michelle Martin — they’ve been really good for me,” he said. “With (Kaylee) Stoltey being their leader, it’s really working out for them.”

Reedsport hosts Mapleton at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


Bandon 41, Riddle 36: The Tigers outscored the Irish 25-17 in the second half to pick up their first win of the season.

Braydon Freitag had 15 points to lead Bandon and Coby Smith added nine.

“We struggled shooting the ball, but played really good defense,” Bandon coach Matt Angove said.

Dylan Hackett had 19 points and Drake Borschowa 10 for the Irish.

Western Mennonite 61, Pacific 41: The Pioneers handed the Pirates a loss in their season opener at the Beau Classic.

“It was a good reality check for us,” Pacific coach Ben Stallard said. “We weren’t patient on offense and turned the ball over too many times.

“On another note, Western Mennonite is good. They are coached well and shoot as good as anyone. But I know we can play better.”

The Pioneers led 40-22 at halftime and Pacific never threatened in the final two quarters.

John Morrill-Keeler led the Pirates with 13 points. Alex Nicoli had 25 for Western Mennonite.