DAYS CREEK — The Days Creek boys basketball team got a big win over Umpqua Valley Christian, 61-44, on Saturday night in a Skyline League North game.

The win for the Wolves (9-5, 3-1 North) tied them at the top of the Skyline North alongside UVC (11-3, 3-1) and North Douglas (8-6, 3-1).

Blake Ellis had 19 points, six assists and went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line for D.C., which hit nine 3-pointers. Rocco Muir had 12 points and Caleb Kruzic added 10 points.

"We shot the ball well, we moved the ball around and played well as a team," Days Creek James Ellis said.

Aaron Buechley had 22 points for the Monarchs.

Days Creek plays New Hope Christian Friday. UVC faces Glendale Friday.


UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (44) — Aaron Buechley 22, Miller 3, Adams 4, Luther 2, McLaughlin 4, Mahoney 2, Pettibone 4, Butler 3, Mesa. Totals 18 5-12 44.

DAYS CREEK (61) — Blake Ellis 19, Muir 12, Kruzic 10, DeGroot 9, Martin 6, Whetzel 5. Totals 19 14-16 61.

UVC;8;9;14;13;—;44

D. Creek;16;18;7;20;—;61

3-Point Goals — UVC 3 (A. Buechley), D.C. 9 (Ellis 3, Kruzic 2, Muir 2, Martin 2). Total Fouls — UVC 19, D.C. 13.

Part-time sports reporter Josh Gaunt can be reached at 541-957-4220 or via email at jgaunt@nrtoday.com.

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