Willamette's Hill out at least until Friday
The Willamette girls basketball team received good news and bad news concerning the injury status of senior Denise Hill on Monday.
According to Wolverine athletic trainer Jeanne Bullock, an MRI on the 6-foot Hill's left knee showed a bone bruise with no structural damage. However, a CAT scan has been ordered on her injured left wrist, so she will be out of the lineup until at least Friday.
`The knee is still sore, but she can play on it,' Bullock said. `We just have to wait on the wrist.'
Hill, the league's leading scorer and last year's unanimous MVP, was hurt Thursday, Jan. 23 after a hard fall to the floor on a drive to the basket in a one-point loss to Sheldon.
Two players sidelined for Marist girls
The Marist girls basketball team will try to extend its Sky-Em League consecutive win streak without the services of two players this week.
Alex Murphy, a 5-8 senior wing, will be out a minimum of three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
Meanwhile, an MRI on the knee of Alyson Lande, a 5-6 senior guard, showed she suffered a bone bruise in the Spartans' win over Elmira last week. She will miss tonight's game at La Pine and is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest against Pleasant Hill.
Sequeira expected back this week
Thurston's Ashley Sequeira, a 6-foot senior post who has missed the past two games with a ruptured cyst, could return to the Colts' lineup this week.
Sequeira, who averages nearly 11 points a game, underwent surgery on Sunday, Jan. 26.
`We'll know more today,' Thurston coach Bill Smith said. `But it looks good, it's not supposed to be a season-ending thing. She hasn't practiced, but we could have her back tonight.'
Robinson's status still under review
The playing status of Willamette senior D.J. Robinson is still under review, according to Wolverine boys basketball coach Jeff Bair.
Robinson has missed the past three games after being ejected from Willamette's contest against Marshfield on Friday, Jan. 24. It was his second ejection of the season, which garners an automatic two-game suspension due to OSAA rules.
Although Robinson has served the required suspension, Bair indicated he wanted to investigate the matter further before making a final decision.
McCord takes over Midwestern scoring lead
With 121 points in his past five games, Marshfield's Casey McCord is the new scoring leader in Midwestern League boys basketball with an average of 17.6 points per game. Springfield's Kyle Wortman ranks second at 15.5.
Stephanie Stephens, Willamette
The 5-foot-10 sophomore post scored 43 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and picked off 12 steals as the Wolverines beat Springfield, South Eugene and Lebanon in three Midwestern League games last week. Stephens' contributions were crucial in the absence of injured senior Denise Hill.
Zach Knight, South Eugene
The senior won two individual events as the unbeaten Axemen boys knocked off North Eugene in a Midwestern League dual swim meet last week at River Road. Knight won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke in South Eugene's 104-61 triumph. Knight, the nation's No. 1 prep percussionist, has a 3.98 GPA.
Patrick Naleway, South Eugene
The senior swimmer swam legs on South Eugene's victorious 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays as the Axemen beat North Eugene to remain undefeated in Midwestern dual swim meets. Naleway also placed second in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle. He maintains a grade-point average of 3.76.
Marianna Gordon, South Eugene
The senior guard scored a career-high 32 points to lead South Eugene to a 66-60 Midwestern League girls basketball victory over Marshfield last week. Gordon, who averages 15.4 points per game, made eight three-pointers in the win, including a go-ahead three early in the fourth quarter.