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Friday Prep Boys Basketball: Sutherlin shoots past Mazama

SUTHERLIN — Mazama and Sutherlin didn’t do a good job of stopping each other in the first half, with the Vikings of Klamath Falls taking a 38-37 lead at intermission.

But the 10th-ranked Bulldogs clamped down better over the final 16 minutes, outscoring Mazama 48-24 on its way to an 85-62 rout in a Class 4A boys basketball play-in game Friday night at the Dog Pound.

Sutherlin (18-7) takes a five-game winning streak into next Friday’s playoff game at home against Madras (15-10), a 70-56 winner over Astoria.

The seniors led the way for the Bulldogs against the Vikings (13-14). Derrik Wattman had a double-double, finishing with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Ryan Eakin added 18 points and Taler Jensen 14, and sophomore guard Noah Caillier chipped in 15 points.

Sutherlin shot 63 percent (31 of 49) from the field, hitting 10 of 16 from 3-point range. Wattman and Jensen each buried three 3s, Eakin made two and Jace Martineau and Caillier one apiece.

“We’re all pretty good shooters, and like to play hard and fast,” Jensen said. “We need to use our athleticism. We had kind of a slow start, and came together at halftime and talked about what we needed to do. We came out and did it.”

The Bulldogs put away the Vikings early in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 unanswered points in a run that started late in the third. Eakin made a pair of 3s, while Cameron Mock and Jensen each had four points as Sutherlin took a 72-53 advantage with 3:54 left in the contest.

Sutherlin committed seven turnovers in the first half, but only three in the second.

“When we don’t turn it over and defend, we can play with anybody,” said Sutherlin coach Tony Martineau. “We did a much better job of that in the second half. Our seniors (Wattman, Eakin and Jensen) did a great job, but the other ones (four) bust their butts in practice every night and make us better.”

Caleb Crowell led Mazama with 21 points, while Jacob Ford and Skyler Schram each had 13. The Vikings hit all six of their treys in the first half.

“We just needed to get up in their shooter’s faces and make them drive to the hoop (in the second half),” Jensen said. “I don’t think they made that many.”

Now the Bulldogs have a big opportunity awaiting them this week with Madras visiting the Dog Pound.

“We’ve went on a pretty good run,” Martineau said. “We went to Siuslaw and they handed it to us (a 56-50 Far West League loss), and the kids had a players-only meeting and it’s been about mental focus. We’re athletic enough and have enough scorers.”

“We definitely played well the last part of league and are looking to continue that,” Jensen said.

MAZAMA (62) — Caleb Crowell 21, Ford 13, Lancaster 2, Marquit 12, Alaquinez 1, Healy, Schram 13, Sheadel. Totals 24 8-14 62.

SUTHERLIN (85) — Derrik Wattman 25, Hoobler, Caillier 15, Anspach 2, Brewer, Mock 7, Matteo, Martineau 4, Eakin 18, Jensen 14. Totals 31 13-21 85.

Mazama 18 20 15 9 — 62

Sutherlin 23 14 22 26 — 85

3-point shots — Maz. 6 (Ford 2, Schram 2, Crowell 2), Suth. 10 (Jensen 3, Wattman 3, Eakin 2, Martineau 1, Caillier 1). Fouls — Maz. 16, Suth. 14.

South Umpqua 65 La Grande 57

LA GRANDE — The Lancers shot well early and outscored the Tigers by 12 points at the free-throw line as they earned a berth in the 4A playoffs.

Austin Page led South Umpqua (13-11) with 16 points, Nathan Phillips had 12, Matt Yarbrough 11 and Erik Johnson 10. The Lancers led 53-39 through three quarters before being outscored by six in the final period.

“We played really well tonight. The kids competed,” said S.U. coach Bob Feasel. “They did a great job of running the offense and got a lot of easy looks.”

S.U. outrebounded the Tigers 33-18, with Phillips grabbing 10 and Page eight.

Brandon Dall had 17 points for La Grande (9-16).

The Lancers will travel to eighth-ranked Elmira (17-6), the Sky-Em League champion, next Friday for a playoff game.

SOUTH UMPQUA (65) — Austin Page 16, Ball 9, Yarbrough 11, E. Johnson 10, Hollaway 7, Loper, Phillips 12. Totals 22-47 17-29 65.

LA GRANDE (57) — Brandon Dall 17, Wicklander 12, Cederholm, Williams 9, White 7, Powell 5, Bodfish 4, Boyd 3. Totals 23-61 5-6 57.

South Umpqua 21 18 14 12 — 65

La Grande 18 13 8 18 — 57

3-point shots — S.U. 4 (Ball, Yarbrough, E. Johnson, Hollaway), La Grande 6 (Williams 3, White 1, Dall 1, Powell). Fouls — S.U. 12, La Grande 22. Rebounds — S.U. 33 (Phillips 10), La Grande 18 (Bodfish 7).

Class 2A

Pilot Rock 66 Days Creek 32

PENDLETON — The fifth-ranked Rockets outscored the Wolves 42-15 in the second half and advanced to the state tournament at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Josh Barkley had 17 points for Pilot Rock (22-5). Carter Ellis led Days Creek (12-15) with 11 points and Kolby Orrison chipped in seven. The Wolves lose four seniors: Roy Jackson, Cody Cady, Rick Duffy and Trevor Hernandez.

“For these kids to get this far, I’m not disappointed at all,” said D.C. coach James Ellis. “They had a great season and there’s a lot to build on.”

Pilot Rock plays Oakridge at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

DAYS CREEK (32) — Carter Ellis 11, K. Orrison 7, Smith 6, S. Orrison 3, Fuller 3, Cady 2, Carpine, Crabtree, Duffy, Grizzle, Klooster, Jackson. Totals 11 9-17 32.

PILOT ROCK (66) — Josh Barkley 17, Leasy 10, Medellin 8, Grosjacques 8, Doherty 7, Thorne 6, Willingham 6, Simmons 2, Weinke 2, Pierce, Pendergraft, Matthew. Totals 26 11-20 66.

Days Creek 9 8 6 9 — 32

Pilot Rock 14 10 18 24 — 66

3-point shots — D.C. 1 (Ellis), P.R. 3 (Leasy 2, Barkley 1). Fouls — D.C. 15, P.R. 14.

Class 1A

Elkton 53 Jordan Valley 38

JORDAN VALLEY — The Elks took control early and posted a 15-point second-round playoff win to advance to the state tournament in Baker City.

Colton Maxwell scored 19 points for Elkton (19-7), which led 28-18 at halftime. John Evoniuk had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Tracey Doudna nine points and seven boards. The Elks converted 20 of 28 free throws, with Doudna going 7 of 7. Wyatt Trautman led Jordan Valley (22-3) with 10 points.

“We jumped on them defensively early and attacked the rim pretty well,” said Elkton coach Gary Trout.

Elkton will face Crane (22-6), a 69-55 winner over Triad, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a quarterfinal game at Baker High School.

The Elks finished fourth in the tournament last year.

ELKTON (53) — Colton Maxwell 19, Evoniuk 10, Bowen 9, Doudna 9, Buell 3, L. Dunas 2, Helgren 1, S. Dunas, Sky, Leach, Isaacson, Murphy. Totals 15-40 20-28 53.

JORDAN VALLEY (38) — Wyatt Trautman 10, Moran 8, Elsner 6, Telleria 6, Warn 4, Jones 2, Fillmore 2, Lucas, Eiguren, Stanford, Nelson. Totals 17-45 2-4 38.

Elkton 13 15 8 17 — 53

Jordan Valley 6 12 4 16 — 38

3-point shots — Elk. 3 (Bowen, Maxwell, Evoniuk), J.V. 2 (Elsner). Fouls — Elk. 13, J.V. 20. Rebounds — Elk. 30 (Doudna, Evoniuk 7), J.V. 42 (Telleria, Elsner 8).


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