MEDFORD — Matt McPheeters scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Cascade Christian ran away from visiting Sutherlin for a 58-41 Far West League boys basketball win Thursday night.

The Challengers (8-0, 4-0 FWL) scored 20 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth after holding a mere 17-15 lead at halftime.

Austin Maurer, a 6-foot-10 freshman for the Challengers, also had 12 second-half points on his way to 16 for the game.

Trevin Wattman was the lone player to reach double figures for Sutherlin with 16 points. Collin Bodine added eight points and Kolbi Stinnett six for the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2).

Sutherlin will host Douglas at 7 p.m. Monday at the Dog Pound.

SUTHERLIN (41) — Trevin Wattman 16, Bodine 8, Stinnett 6, Davis 4, B. Woods 3, T. Woods 2, Smalley 2, Lahley, Pacini. Totals 13 9-16 41.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (58) — Matt McPheeters 19, Maurer 16, Marincus 11, Law 5, Reece 4, Coppedge 2, Nering 1, Anderson, Hess. Totals 19 14-27 58.


C. Christian;6;11;20;21;—;58

3-point Goals — Sutherlin 6 (Stinnett 2, Wattman 2, Bodine 1, B. Woods 1), C.C. 6 (Marincus 3, McPheeters 1, Law 1, Maurer 1).

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