Basketball
Bethany Baker, The World

Marshfield’s boys basketball team dominated the last three quarters to beat Sutherlin 56-25 in the opening round of the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament at North Valley High School on Thursday.

The Pirates trailed 12-7 after one quarter, but outscored the Knights 19-3 in the second, 18-10 in the third and 12-0 in the fourth to pull away for the win.

“We played our best game of the year,” Marshfield coach Doug Miles said. “We were very active defensively and did a great job of moving the ball.”

Grant Woolsey and Grant Webster had 19 points each for Marshfield.

Trevor Daniels had nine points to lead Sutherlin.

Cascade Christian 68, Coquille 59: The Red Devils were unable to overcome a horrible start as they suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Challengers in the Crusader New Year’s Invitational.

Cascade Christian jumped out to a 15-1 lead and fought off several comebacks by the Red Devils. Coquille pulled within three in the final minute, but was called for back-to-back intentional fouls, ultimately leading to Cascade Christian getting two extra possessions and six straight free throws, which the Challengers made to pull away for the win.

Joel McLemore had 20 points, Tyler Cochran 14, Ben Dunn 12 and Cristian Flores Alatorre 10 for Cascade Christian, which finished 16-for-19 from the line, compared to just 10 of 19 for Coquille.

Seth Waddington had 19 points, Colton GeDeros 17 and Henry Scolari 13 for the Red Devils.

The loss put Coquille against Brookings-Harbor in the consolation round while Cascade Christian advanced to face Class 2A power Western Mennonite, which beat the Bruins 84-56.

Gold Beach, which is in one of the other two brackets in the tournament, fell to Kennedy 75-38.

Glide 59, Bandon 35: Bandon started hot from the floor, but woeful shooting over the middle two quarters killed any chance of keeping up with the Wildcats at the Oakland Christmas Tournament.

“It was a rough game for us other than the first quarter,” Bandon coach Matt Angove said. “We scored five points over the next 14 minutes after the first quarter.”

Dillon Towne had 26 points and Clay Farrar 13 for the Wildcats, who advanced to face Oakland in the championship game. Braydon Freitag had 13 and Coby Smith 11 for the Tigers.

Freitag, Smith and Yarbor combined to hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter for Bandon.

North Bend JV 40, Powers 36: The Bulldogs outscored the host Cruisers 14-3 in the third quarter to take the lead, then held on in the end.

Gracen Porter had 15 points and Brady Messner 12 for North Bend. Powers got 15 points from Kody Clauson and 12 from Jamason Kellogg.

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Marshfield 51, North Valley 22: The Pirates shut out the host Knights in the first quarter and jumped out to a 28-4 halftime lead on the way to a first-round win in the Evergreen Bank tournament.

“We played good defense and scored points early in transition,” Marshfield coach Bruce Bryant said.

Hailey Browning had 11 points, Tess Garrett 10 and McKayla Myrand eight for the Pirates.

Coquille 60, Sheridan 32: The Red Devils started and ended strong to advance to the semifinals of their bracket in the Crusader New Year’s Invitational at Salem.

Coquille jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the first four minutes. Then, after the lead stayed about 10 through the third quarter, the Red Devils outscored the Spartans 18-4 in the fourth.

Morgan Baird and Halle Layton had 13 points each for Coquille. Ronni VanZant had 16 for Sheridan.

Brookings-Harbor fell to fellow Class 4A team Valley Catholic 46-43 in one of the other brackets at the tournament, while Gold Beach, in the third bracket, beat East Linn Christian 44-40.

Powers 34, North Bend JV 31: The Cruisers rallied in the final minute to top the visiting Bulldogs.

Trailing by two points, Powers got a steal from Hannah Shorb, who made one free throw. Miya Clauson rebounded Shorb’s miss on the second attempt and scored and Powers added two more free throws for the final margin.

Clauson finished with 15 points and Shorb had eight. Randee Cunningham had 12 to lead the Bulldogs.

Glide 32, Bandon 10: The Tigers had a much better defensive effort than a week earlier, when they gave up 62 points to the Wildcats at the Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational, but still lost in the Oakland tournament.

“We played really good defensively,” Bandon coach Jordan Sammons said. “We slowed the game down, but we just need some girls to step up and hit some shots.”

Whitney Stone had nine points for Glide. Kylie Lakey led the Tigers with seven.

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