Lions’ late surge stops Grizzlies
WEST LINN – The West Linn girls basketball team outscored McMinnville 23-14 in the second half en route to a 48-38 victory in Tuesday night’s Class 6A nonleague game.
“We played one of the best teams in the state tonight,” Grizzlies coach Sean Coste said. “It was probably one of our best games overall as a team. The defense was really outstanding. Help-side defense was really good, keeping them out of the paint, not giving them any good looks.”
Nicole Long and Bethany Mohler scored nine points apiece for McMinnville (3-6) and Audrey McMillan scored seven points as the Grizzlies turned in what Coste deemed an improved offensive performance.
“We played with a lot more confidence, more discipline,” he said. “We’re playing a little stronger around the basket. A big difference is just making shots.”
Ashley Johnson led the Lions (9-2) with 14 points.
The Grizzlies host Tualatin tonight at 5:15 p.m.
Yamhill-Carlton 66, Central 65
YAMHILL – Conner Weidner made a basket with three seconds remaining to lift the Tigers over the Panthers in Class 4A nonleague play.
Yamhill-Carlton (6-4) outscored Central (7-2) 20-10 in the fourth quarter, trailing by as many as 12 points before coming back to win. Weidner finished with 21 points, four assists and five steals, leading all scorers.
Jon Clark helped pace the Tigers with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Zach Rhodes added 13 points.
“We just did everything right and played like we were really experienced,” Y-C coach Gary McCulloch said.
Yamhill-Carlton’s season continues tonight at Junction City at 7 p.m.
Westside Christian 52, Sheridan 45
PORTLAND – Jacob Hertel’s 17 points and eight rebounds were not enough to help the Spartans defeat the Eagles in Class 3A West Valley League play.
Triston Croskey scored eight points for Sheridan, which went 2-of-35 from the field in the first half to dig itself an early hole.
Sheridan (3-6, 0-1) hosts Dayton tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Horizon Christian (Tualatin) 67, Willamina 33
WILLAMINA – The Bulldogs dropped their first Class 3A West Valley League game to the visiting Hawks on Tuesday. Willamina (0-9, 0-1) continues its season tonight at Amity at 7:30 p.m.
Central 55, Yamhill-Carlton 17
YAMHILL – Cheyenne O’Loughlin scored 10 points as the Tigers fell to the Panthers in Class 4A nonleague play. Yamhill-Carlton (0-11) hosts Junction City tonight at 7 p.m.
Willamina 60, Horizon Christian (Tualatin) 14
WILLAMINA – The Bulldogs blew out the Hawks in Tuesday’s Class 3A West Valley League opener for both teams.
Kasey Anderson (16 points, four assists, five steals) and Zoey Holsclaw (16 points, eight rebounds) paced the Bulldogs (8-2, 1-0). Whitney Anderson had 12 points, nine steals and four assists for Willamina, which racked up 25 steals as a team.
The Bulldogs travel to Amity tonight for a 6 p.m. contest against the Warriors.
Westside Christian 38, Sheridan 28
PORTLAND – Samantha Mack scored 11 points as the Spartans fell to the Eagles in the Class 3A West Valley League opener for both teams.
Sheridan (1-7, 0-1) hosts Dayton tonight at 6 p.m.