Local Basketball Round Up: Pirates sweep Bulldogs in league hoops openers

Jan. 16—Marshfield's boys and girls beat host North Bend in the Sky-Em League openers for the two schools on Friday night.

Marshfield's boys won 69-47 to continue a strong season for the Pirates, who now have a 10-4 overall record.

The Pirates were ranked eighth in the most recent Class 4A boys coaches poll.

Marshfield hosts Cottage Grove in its lone league game this week on Tuesday and then visits Hidden Valley in a nonleague game Thursday. A game against Madras scheduled for Saturday was canceled due to the weather.

Next Tuesday, the Pirates are at Marist Catholic, which beat Junction City in its league opener on Friday, the Spartans' first win over the Tigers since 2021.

North Bend, which fell to 8-8 overall, hosts Marist Catholic on Tuesday and visits Junction City on Friday before hosting Hidden Valley for a nonleague game Saturday.

RED DEVILS WIN: Coquille got a half-court shot at the buzzer by Jerico Jones to beat Glide 43-42 on Friday and improve to 3-1 in Far West League play.

The Red Devils, who lots to Douglas 76-22 on Tuesday, have a busy week facing teams from the league's south division with a home game against Brookings-Harbor on Wednesday and a two-day trip that includes games at Cascade Christian (Medford) on Friday and Lakeview on Saturday.

Douglas is No. 5 in the coaches poll, while two-time defending state champion Cascade Christian is No. 1.

BANDON BEATS BRAVE: Bandon snapped a losing streak by beating Reedsport 64-40 in a Valley Coast Conference game on Thursday.

"It was a much-needed win," Bandon coach Vince Quattrocchi said. "The boys looked good on both ends of the floor. We really did a good job of moving the ball on the offensive end and looking for each other. Our defense looked much better than it did Tuesday."

The Tigers lost to Gold Beach 53-47 on Tuesday when the Panthers made plays late to win. That was Bandon's fourth loss in a row.

In the win over Reedsport, Carter Brown had 17 points, Tyler Senn 11 and Eli Freitag and Peyton Simonds nine each. Jay B. Noel and Cody Schuttpeltz had 11 points each for Reedsport.

Simonds had 17 points against Gold Beach and Freitag and Brown scored 10 each. Jake Westerman had 19 points for Gold Beach, 14 in the fourth quarter.

Bandon, now 2-4 in league play, hosts Waldport on Tuesday, Illinois Valley on Friday and East Linn Christian on Saturday.

The East Linn Christian game had been scheduled for last weekend but was postponed because of hazardous traveling conditions in the Willamette Valley.

Reedsport, still seeking its first league win, is at Gold Beach on Tuesday and hosts Oakland on Friday.

Gold Beach, which lost to Oakland 78-42 on Thursday, hosts Reedsport on Tuesday and Waldport on Friday.

BOBCATS SPLIT GAMES: Myrtle Point split its two games in Skyline League play, beating visiting Pacific 60-43 and losing at Umpqua Valley Christian 61-30.

The Bobcats, 2-2 in league play, are at Elkton on Friday and host Glendale on Saturday.

PIRATES SPLIT: After losing to Myrtle Point, Pacific edged Riddle 42-41 in overtime to also improve to 2-2 in league play.

Tucker Long hit a 3-pointer early in overtime to give the Pirates the lead and Pacific relied on its hustle to maintain the edge.

"We play hard," Pacific coach Ben Stallard said, adding that the team was able to overcome two starters fouling out.

Long and Logan Knapp had 12 points each and Jonah Lewis added eight points in the fourth quarter and overtime in the win.

The Pirates host Days Creek on Friday and visit New Hope Christian on Saturday.

POWERS DROPS TWO: The Cruisers lost both their games during the week to remain winless in league play, falling to Camas Valley 58-38 and New Hope 58-26.

Powers hosts North Douglas on Friday and is at Umpqua Valley Christian on Saturday.


MARSHFIELD TOPS BULLDOGS: The Pirates beat North Bend 56-42 in their league opener Friday night.

Marshfield improved to 6-8 overall and snapped a three-game losing streak heading into Tuesday's game against Cottage Grove. Like Marshfield's boys, the girls are at Hidden Valley for a nonleague game Thursday and then at Marist Catholic on Tuesday.

North Bend, now 10-6 overall, hosts Marist Catholic on Tuesday, visits Junction City on Friday and hosts Hidden Valley on Saturday during a busy week.

COQUILLE WINS TWO: Coquille bounced back from its first loss of the season to Sutherlin last week by shutting down Douglas 60-18 and Glide 39-17 during the week.

The Red Devils, who are fifth in the Class 3A coaches poll, host Brookings-Harbor on Wednesday before big games Friday at Cascade Christian and Saturday at Lakeview.

TIGERS TAKE TWO: Bandon, ranked No. 1 in the Class 2A coaches poll, beat Gold Beach 65-13 and Reedsport 64-30 to improve to a perfect 6-0 in Mountain Valley Conference play.

The Tigers' showdown with East Linn Christian, also unbeaten in league, was delayed a week due to weather, so this week Bandon hosts Waldport on Tuesday, Illinois Valley on Friday and East Linn Christian on Saturday.

Reedsport, still seeking a league win, also lost to Waldport 41-27 during the week and is at Gold Beach on Tuesday and home against Oakland on Friday.

The Brave were scheduled to play Central Linn on a Saturday and a make-up date for that game had not yet been scheduled.

POWERS WINS ONE: The Cruisers edged Camas Valley 41-40 on Tuesday to stretch their win streak to seven games, but lost at New Hope Christian 44-21 on Saturday, their first defeat in Skyline League play.

This week, Powers faces the league's top teams, with games at North Douglas on Friday and home against Umpqua Valley Christian on Saturday.

Those two schools and New Hope are the only unbeaten teams in league play. In the coaches poll, North Douglas is No. 2, UVC No. 10 and New Hope No. 11.

PACIFIC SPLITS: Pacific lost at Myrtle Point 60-35 on Tuesday but bounced back to win at Riddle 44-17 on Friday.

The Pirates, 2-2 in league play, host Days Creek on Friday and visit New Hope Christian on Saturday.

BOBCATS SPLIT: Myrtle Point followed Tuesday's win over Pacific with a 51-36 loss at Umpqua Valley Christian.

The Bobcats also are 2-2 heading into games at Elkton on Tuesday and home against Glendale on Saturday.