YONCALLA — The North Douglas girls basketball team opened Skyline League play on Tuesday night with a 62-32 rout of Yoncalla at Duncan Court.

Samantha MacDowell scored 17 points for the Warriors (8-2, 1-0 Skyline North), who have won seven straight games. Freshman Brooklyn Cyr contributed a season-high nine points, Brooklyn Williams had six assists and six steals and Brooke McHaffie grabbed six rebounds.

Nichole Noffsinger scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half for the Eagles (5-2, 0-1 North), who trailed 35-10 at halftime. Noffsinger also had eight rebounds and 12 blocked shots. Allison Van Loon chipped in 11 points and six boards.

"With the athletes we have, we can go full-court and mix up our defenses on teams," North Douglas assistant coach Rocky Rodgers said. "We did a good job of trapping the corners."

The Warriors are ranked No. 4 in the latest OSAA Class 1A coaches poll.

North Douglas is scheduled to host Umpqua Valley Christian and Yoncalla travels to Elkton Friday.


NORTH DOUGLAS (62) — Samantha MacDowell 17, Cyr 9, Dill 8, Harkins 7, McHaffie 6, As. Ward 6, L. Ward 4, Rodgers 3, Vaughn 2, Williams, Au. Ward, Decker. Totals 28 1-7 62. 

YONCALLA (32) — Nichole Noffsinger 15, Van Loon 11, Stevens 4, Phillips 2, Elliott, Blanchfill. Totals 10 9-12 32.

N. Douglas;14;21;13;14;—;62

Yoncalla;6;4;9;13;—;32

3-Point Shots — N.D. 5 (MacDowell, Cyr, Harkins, L. Ward, Rodgers), Yon. 3 (Noffsinger 2, Van Loon 1). Total Fouls — N.D. 11, Yon. 5.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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