Marshfield’s girls won a battle of the top two teams in the Class 4A power rankings, beating host Hidden Valley 50-40 for the championship in the Evergreen Federal Bank tournament on Saturday.
Marshfield is ranked No. 1 and Hidden Valley No. 2 by the Oregon School Activities Association. Both have just one loss.
“We got off to a good first quarter and played a solid second half defensively and took care of the ball on the offensive end,” Marshfield coach Bruce Bryant said.
McKayla Myrand had 14 points, Hailey Browning 13 and Tess Garrett nine for the Pirates. Janelle Hurley had 14 for the Mustangs.
Marshfield led 35-31 heading to the final quarter and put the game away by hitting 11 of 14 free throws in the final eight minutes.
The Pirates improved to 11-1 heading into next weekend’s Sky West Crossover at North Valley High School when Marshfield and Hidden Valley will face each other again.
Nyssa 50, Coquille 42: The Bulldogs beat the Red Devils in the third-place game of their bracket at the Crusader New Year’s Invitational in Salem.
Nyssa built a 28-20 halftime lead and held on in a battle of two teams that frequently advance to the Class 3A state tournament. Coquille suffered its second straight loss and fifth of the preseason, though all have come against solid Class 4A and 3A schools.
Kierra Hernandez had 14 points and Sailor Hartley 12 for Nyssa, which has similarly lost to a mix of Class 4A and Idaho schools along with Dayton in a 6-6 preseason.
McKenna Wilson had 10 points and Morgna Baird and Abbey Dieu scored nine each for Coquille, which has one more preseason game against Myrtle Point on Wednesday before opening league play at home against Pleasant Hill on Friday.
Dayton edged Salem Academy 34-33 for the title in their bracket Saturday at Salem. Brookings-Harbor fell to Lost River 53-43 in its bracket and Gold Beach fell to Santiam 54-48 in the championship game of its bracket.
Elmira 60, North Bend 45: The Falcons beat the visiting Bulldogs in a nonleague game.
Sydney Greene scored 30 points for Elmira.
North Bend, which hadn’t played for more than a week, got 15 points from Haley Snelgrove and 10 from Haley Edwards and trailed by just two at halftime before Elmira pulled away.
Marshfield 74, Scappoose 71, 2 OT: The Pirates bounced back from a slow start to beat Scappoose in the third-place game at the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament.
“We did great for the last three quarters and double overtime,” Marshfield coach Doug Miles said. “It was a good game for us to learn what it takes to win close games.”
Grant Webster scored 39 points for Marshfield, which trailed 15-5 after the first quarter.
“We did a great job of getting Webster the ball in good position for him to score,” Miles said.
Grant Woolsey had 14 points and Jordy Miles 10 for the Pirates.
Chris Bendle had 18 points for Scappoose.
Coquille 67, East Linn Christian 30: The Red Devils won the fourth-place game in their bracket of the Crusader New Year’s Invitational.
Seth Waddington scored 20 points and Colton GeDeros had 11 for the Red Devils, who led 35-14 at halftime and added to the edge in the second half. Ben Johnson scored 13 for East Linn Christian.
De La Salle North Catholic beat Cascade Christian 53-40 in the championship game. Cascade Christian handed Coquille its first loss on Thursday.
Gold Beach beat Gervais 68-40 and Brookings-Harbor beat Lakeview 67-48 in the other games with South Coast teams.
North Bend 56, Elmira 49: Jayden Frank scored 25 points and Jake Simmons added 13 as North Bend won on the road in a nonleague game.
North Bend, which hadn’t played since Dec. 19, improved to 5-5 on the year.
Kellen Smith had 19 points for Elmira.