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Prep Basketball: Sutherlin girls top Cascade in OT for third

CORVALLIS — The Sutherlin girls basketball team didn’t come home with the big prize — the Class 4A state championship — but was able to finish its season on a winning note.

The Bulldogs rebounded from a disappointing loss to La Grande Thursday night in the semifinals, outlasting Cascade of Turner 62-58 in overtime to take third place in the tournament Friday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.

Sophomore guard Miranda Mendenhall had 16 points, five assists and four steals for the Bulldogs (27-1), who outscored Cascade (20-7) 7-3 in the extra session to conclude the tourney with a 2-1 record. Mendenhall was named the ODS Player of the Game.

Sutherlin got 13 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots from freshman post Kayce Mock. Freshman Kazlyn Clarno chipped in eight points, and Ricki Mock eight points and five rebounds.

Cascade outscored Sutherlin by 14 points at the free-throw line, converting 25 of 39 foul shots. The Bulldogs shot much better from the field than the Cougars, faring 55 percent (23 of 42).

Kassi Sanders led the Cougars with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists, sinking 10 of 15 free throws. Alix Biddington had 20 points, hitting four 3-pointers.

Sutherlin coach Josh Grotting called it his team’s best game of the tournament.

“It’s always tough to play the third-place game, but our girls came out and did a great job and did it against a really good Cascade team,” he said. “Our defense was a little disappointing (in the tournament), but the level of competition was high.”

Kayce Mock had an outstanding tournament, leading the tourney in scoring with 50 points and tying for second in rebounding (25). She was a first-team all-tournament selection. Ricki Mock led the tournament in assists (12) and was second-team all-tournament.

“Going back to the Brookings game, Kayce has played so well,” Grotting said. “She did everything in the tournament and the sky’s the limit for her.”

The Bulldogs lose three seniors — Jennifer Hults, Cheyanne LeFevre and Carmen Seehawer.

“We’re going to miss them,” Grotting said.

CASCADE (58) — Kassi Sanders 5-11 10-15 21, Biddington 6-15 4-5 20, Trump 0-2 0-2 0, Lowder 3-3 7-13 13, Marquez 0-2 0-0 2, Loukojarvi 0-0 0-0 0, Bartlett 0-1 2-2 2, St. Peter 0-0 2-2 2, Lund 0-0 0-0 0, Suelzle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-34 25-39 58.

SUTHERLIN (62) — Miranda Mendenhall 5-10 4-6 16, Carson 2-2 2-2 7, R. Mock 3-7 2-8 8, K. Mock 5-7 1-3 13, LeFevre 3-5 0-0 6, Merrifield 0-0 0-0 0, Clarno 3-6 2-2 8, Hults 2-5 0-0 4, Seehawer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-42 11-21 62.

Cascade 10 16 11 18 3 — 58

Sutherlin 16 13 8 18 7 — 62

3-point shots — Cas. 5-14 (Biddington 4-7, Sanders 1-5), Suth. 5-8 (Carson 1-1, Mendenhall 2-4, K. Mock 2-2). Fouls — Cas. 20, Suth. 22. Fouled out — Trump, LeFevre, Clarno. Rebounds — Cas. 25 (Sanders 6), Suth. 26 (K. Mock 6). Assists — Cas. 10 (Sanders 4), Suth. 14 (Mendenhall 5). Turnovers — Cas. 20, Suth. 17.

Mazama wins 4A title

CORVALLIS — Hannah Reynolds scored 16 points as the Vikings of Klamath Falls pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat La Grande 53-43 Friday night and win its first 4A state basketball championship.

Megan Morris added 13 points and six steals for Mazama (27-2). Lauren Mills had 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots for the Tigers (22-6).


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