Local Basketball Round Up: Bandon keeps lead in Valley Coast Conference

Jan. 30—Bandon's girls basketball team picked up a trio of road wins to stay perfect in Valley Coast Conference play.

The Tigers beat Oakland 54-10, Gold Beach 76-12 and Toledo 66-16 to improve to 11-0 in league play and stretch their win streak to nine games since a three-point loss to Coquille. Bandon remains No. 1 in the Class 2A coaches poll, but has dropped to No. 3 in the power rankings behind Western Christian and Weston-McEwen. The Tigers handed Western Christian its only loss and have their only losses to larger schools Coquille and Philomath.

The Tigers host Reedsport on Tuesday and Oakridge on Friday in a big contest. The Warriors are tied for second in the league's north division at 8-2.

REEDSPORT WINS TWO: Reedsport beat Illinois Valley 49-43 and won at Lowell 40-30 after losing at Waldport 42-25 earlier in the week.

The Brave have won four of their past five league games to improve to 4-6 heading into games this week at Bandon and against East Linn Christian on Friday.

RED DEVILS TAKE TWO: Coquille won both its Far West League games, including a big home win over North Valley on Saturday.

The Red Devils beat host St. Mary's 42-19 in Medford on Friday and followed that win with a 45-29 win over North Valley, which entered the game with a 6-2 league record.

Coquille is 6-2 with another big game on Friday when league-leading Sutherlin visits. The Red Devils are at South Umpqua on Saturday.

MARSHFIELD IN FIRST: Marshfield picked up a pair of big Sky-Em League wins to take sole possession of the league lead.

The Pirates topped Marist Catholic in Eugene 33-14 with a stifling defensive performance and then beat Junction City at home 53-42.

The wins moved Marshfield to 3-0 in league play heading into Tuesday's home game against North Bend. The Pirates also are at Cottage Grove on Friday and host Pleasant Hill in a nonleague game Saturday.

LIONS TOP BULLDOGS: North Bend lost its lone league game, falling to Cottage Grove 63-41.

The Bulldogs are 0-2 in league heading into games this week at Marshfield on Tuesday and Marist Catholic on Friday.

BOBCATS WIN TWO: Myrtle Point took two wins during the week to improve to 6-2 in the Skyline League standings.

Myrtle Point edged Powers 34-30 and then won at Riddle 63-16. Myrtle Point is home for both games this week, against Camas Valley on Tuesday and Days Creek on Friday. The Bobcats are fourth in the league standings behind unbeaten Umpqua Valley Christian and North Douglas and 7-1 New Hope. The Bobcats lost to both UVC and North Douglas and finish the regular season against the Warriors.

POWERS TOPS ELKTON: The Cruisers snapped a four-game losing streak by following the setback to Myrtle Point with a 41-9 win over Elkton.

Powers is 4-4 heading into games at Riddle on Tuesday and home against Yoncalla on Friday.

PACIFIC LOSES TWO: The Pirates fell to Camas Valley 42-36 and Umpqua Valley Christian 63-17 and are on a three-game losing streak entering the game against Powers.

Pacific, 3-5, also is at Glendale on Friday.


TIGERS BOUNCE BACK: Bandon snapped a three-game losing streak with road wins Thursday and Saturday.

The Tigers, 3-7, beat Gold Beach 44-33 on Thursday and Toledo 54-26 on Saturday to follow a 57-33 loss at Oakland earlier in the week.

The win over Gold Beach (6-5) was a reversal of an earlier loss to the Panthers.

"The boys played a good game on the road," coach Vince Quattrocchi said. "It is the win we needed to stop this losing streak.

"They closed the game well and didn't give Gold Beach a chance to get it down past nine points."

Colton Siewell had 17 points and Peyton Simonds made five 3-pointers for 15 points.

In the win over Toledo, Tyler Senn had 13 points, Siewell 12 and Sean Ells nine.

Bandon jumped out to a 15-2 lead over the Boomers and responded well when Toledo cut that deficit to single digits in the second.

"We had a solid second half defensively and good ball movement on the offensive side," Quattrocchi said.

Bandon is home against Reedsport on Tuesday and Oakridge on Thursday.

BRAVE TOP COUGARS: Reedsport upset Illinois Valley 67-63 on Thursday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Reedsport also lost to Waldport 41-38 and Lowell 57-42 during the week and is 2-8 in league play entering this week's game at Bandon and at home against East Linn Christian on Saturday.

PIRATES DROP TWO: Marshfield lost both its games this week to fall to 1-2 in Sky-Em League play.

Marist Catholic beat Marshfield 53-31 in Eugene and Junction City won 54-45 at the Pirate Palace.

Marshfield will try to bounce back this week with a home game against rival North Bend on Tuesday and a game at Cottage Grove on Friday.

LIONS TOP NORTH BEND: The Bulldogs fell to Cottage Grove 44-36 in their lone league game this week and still are seeking their first Sky-Em win.

In addition to Tuesday's game at Marshfield, the Pirates are at Marist Catholic on Friday.

RED DEVILS WIN TWO: Coquille won at home over Rogue River 46-30 on Tuesday and beat North Valley in a thriller 43-42 on Saturday to improve to 5-4 in Far West League play. The Red Devils lost at St. Mary's 65-46 on Friday.

Coquille hosts Sutherlin on Friday and visits South Umpqua on Saturday this week.

BOBCATS WIN TWO: Myrtle Point beat Powers 64-43 on Tuesday and edged Riddle 50-49 on Friday to move to 5-3 in Skyline League play.

The Bobcats host Camas Valley on Tuesday and Days Creek on Friday. Days Creek is tied with the Bobcats for fifth place behind Elkton (8-0), North Douglas and Umpqua Valley Christian (7-1) and Camas Valley (6-2).

PACIFIC DROPS TWO: Pacific fell to Camas Valley 52-40 and Umpqua Valley Christian 70-28. The Pirates are 4-4 in league play heading into contests at home against Powers on Tuesday and at Glendale on Friday.

POWERS FALLS: The Cruisers remain in search of their first league win after falling to Myrtle Point and also losing to Elkton 57-20.

Powers is at Pacific and hosts Yoncalla this week.