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Marist title run reaches seven.

Byline: The Register-Guard

COTTAGE GROVE - Second-ranked Marist clinched its seventh straight Sky-Em league girls basketball title on Tuesday with a 39-31 victory over Cottage Grove.

The win was also the Spartans' 102nd consecutive league triumph. Stephanie Singer led Marist with 10 points.

Ashley Adams led Cottage Grove, which cut the lead to four points in the fourth quarter, with eight points and Wendy Matson grabbed 10 rebounds, but Marist forced the Lions into 22 turnovers.

Siuslaw 27,

Junction City 25

FLORENCE - Kammy Martindale hit two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to clinch the victory for the Vikings.

Martindale led Siuslaw with 12 points. Stephanie Vetkos paced Junction City with 11 points.

Pleasant Hill 46,

Creswell 27

CRESWELL - Cora McVey scored 16 points, and the Billies pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Bulldogs.

Natalie Tahtinen and Darci Williamson each tallied seven points to lead Creswell.


Elmira 53, La Pine 29

ELMIRA - The Falcons took a 29-13 halftime lead and coasted to the victory over the Hawks.

Sophomore Andrea Sconce led Elmira with 13 points, and Rachel Anderson and Hailey Sherritt added 10 apiece. Haley Wicks led La Pine with 10 points.

Far West League

North Bend 54, Douglas 35

NORTH BEND - The Bulldogs clinched the league title and their first state tournament berth since 1995 with the victory over the Trojans.

Kari Adkins scored 20 points for North Bend, and Chelsea Praus added 17 points and 13 rebounds. Porsha Crager led Douglas with 22 points.

Sutherlin 46, Glide 36

SUTHERLIN - Cassie Lloyd and Tiffany George scored 10 points apiece as the Bulldogs shot 55 percent in the first half and moved into a second-place tie with the Wildcats.

Amy Croll scored 14 points and Crystal Wall added 13 to lead Glide.

Coquille 82,

South Umpqua 18

SOUTH UMPQUA - Cassie Dorland scored 26 points to lead the Red Devils to the easy victory.

Coquille (8-15, 3-8) jumped out to a 42-7 halftime lead and never looked back.

Val-Co League

Toledo 56, Newport 53

TOLEDO - Pam MacDowell scored 18 points and converted three free throws in the last 40 seconds of the game to lead the Boomers past the Cubs.

Angela Smith added 14 points for Toledo, and Rachel Warfield scored 10. Katie Torland scored 19 points and Kirsten Buckmaster added 11 for Newport.

Big Fir League

Gold Beach 92, Pacific 29

GOLD BEACH - The top-ranked Panthers clinched the league title as Nicole Rowe scored 24 points and Amanda Boice added 19.

Tess Treinen added 11 points for Gold Beach, and Krista Meeks scored 10.

Myrtle Point 43,

Bandon 35

BANDON - Kaylie Towne and Kelsey Richards led a balanced attack with eight points apiece as the Bobcats clinched the league's No. 2 seed with a victory over the Tigers.

Kelsey Stolz led Bandon with 15 points.

North Douglas 39, Reedsport 34

REEDSPORT - Katie Plumb, playing in her third game after a 12-game absence because of injury, scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Warriors over the Braves.

Krista Wooley led Reedsport with 14 points.

Oakland 53, Yoncalla 43

OAKLAND - Karra Wolford scored 12 points and Molly Dean added 11 to lead the Oakers.

Christina Wingo had a game-high 19 points and Sarah Palmer tallied 13 for the Eagles.

Trico League

Lowell 56, Crow 26

CROW - The Red Devils clinched their first-ever league title as Kristina Neet led the way with 12 points.

Lowell, which jumped out to a 28-5 halftime lead, also got nine points from Meghan Townsend. The Cougars were led by Mattie McCay's 12 points.

Monroe 53,

Central Linn 44

MONROE - Megan Kinkade scored 18 points, and Mary Goracke came back from an ankle injury with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Dragons pulled off the upset.

Kendall Dionne and Jill Thornton scored 15 each for the Cobras, who had knocked off undefeated Lowell just a week ago to stay in the league title race.

Jefferson 58, Waldport 44

JEFFERSON - Heidi Baker scored 21 points, including 12 in the second half, and Amanda Hill added 11 to lead the Lions past the Irish.

Shannon Blakely led Waldport with 15 points, and Katie Kattner added 12.

Oakridge 41,

East Linn Christian 37

OAKRIDGE - Jessy Stephenson and Michelle Slaven each scored eight points to lead a balanced attack as the Warriors rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles.

Joanna Hendricks led East Linn Christian with 16 points.

Mountain West League

Mohawk 63, Alsea 15

MARCOLA - Amber Reynolds had 15 points and nine assists to lead the Indians over the Wolverines.

Michelle Cosby added 13 points and Stefanie Ortis 12 for Mohawk.

Triangle Lake 38,

Fairview Christian 34

ALBANY - Ashley Hites and Samantha Elkins each scored 14 points to lead the Lakers over the Falcons.

Emily Stutzman led Fairview Christian with eight points.

Falls City 45, Lifegate 36

Lizzy McDonald scored 19 points to lead the Mountaineers to the win over the Lions.

Melina Armitage led Lifegate with 17 points and Betsey Fox added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
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Date:Feb 19, 2003
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