Local Basketball Roundup: Marshfield boys win two games

Feb. 6—Marshfield's boys basketball team won both its games this week, including beating rival North Bend, to improve to 3-2 in the Sky-Em League.

The Pirates beat the Bulldogs 71-41 on Tuesday to complete a season sweep of their Bay Area rivals.

Marshfield beat Cottage Grove 64-39 on Friday. The Pirates host Marist Catholic on Thursday night and then host Westside Christian, one of the top teams in Class 3A, on Saturday.

North Bend also fell to Marist Catholic on Friday, 65-36, and still is seeking its first league win.

The Bulldogs host Junction City on Tuesday in their only game this week.

COQUILLE TOPS SUTHERLIN: Coquille finished strong after trailing by four points early in the fourth quarter to beat Sutherlin 46-37 on Friday.

Peyton Leep had 14 points to lead the Red Devils. Isaac Felton added nine and Deagan Johnson eight.

Coquille suffered a tough loss on Saturday at South Umpqua, falling in overtime 57-53.

The Red Devils (6-5) still are second in the Far West League's north division behind Douglas, and host the Trojans on Wednesday before a big game at Glide on Friday — they beat the Wildcats on a half-court shot at the buzzer when they faced them at home. South Umpqua is 5-7 and hoping to catch the Red Devils in the standings. Coquille still has to make up a home game against Brookings-Harbor next Monday to close out the regular season.

TIGERS ROLLING: Bandon beat Reedsport 51-29 on Tuesday and Oakridge 47-37 on Friday. A 46-33 win over Waldport on Saturday gave Bandon a five-game win streak following a stretch of seven losses in eight games.

Bandon finishes league play this week with a trip to Waldport on Monday and a trip to Monroe on Friday.

In the win over Reedsport, Carter Brown had 13 points, Colton Siewell 11 and Sean Ells 10. Against Oakridge, Brown had 10 points and Peyton Simonds hit three 3-pointers for nine.

"We are moving the ball well on the offensive end and the defense is playing really well right now," coach Vince Quattrocchi said.

Reedsport also lost to East Linn Christian 60-37 on Friday and Illinois Valley 91-60 on Saturday and has lost 10 of its past 11 games.

The Brave host Gold Beach on Tuesday, are at Oakridge on Friday and host Central Linn on Saturday to finish the regular season.

SKYLINE LEAGUE: Myrtle Point couldn't hold on late at home Friday against Days Creek, falling to the Wolves 59-47 and having a four-game win streak end.

Myrtle Point had beating Camas Valley 51-38 on Tuesday and is 6-4 in league play heading into the regular-season finale Friday at New Hope Christian.

Myrtle Point is in a three-way tie with Pacific and Camas Valley for fifth place. Days Creek is fourth.

Pacific beat visiting Powers 50-34 on Tuesday and topped host Glendale 54-19 on Friday. The Pirates finish the regular season at Elkton on Friday.

Powers bounced back from the loss at Pacific to beat Yoncalla 38-24 for its first league win. The Cruisers finish the season Friday at home against Glendale.

The top six teams in the final standings reach the league playoffs, and Pacific lost to both Myrtle Point and Camas Valley, so the Pirates need to beat first-place Elkton to stay alive.


BANDON STILL PERFECT: Bandon kept its unbeaten run in the Valley Coast Conference going with three easy wins during the week.

The Tigers beat Reedsport 58-19 on Tuesday, Oakridge 67-36 on Friday and Waldport 54-13 on Saturday.

Bandon is a perfect 13-0 in league play with games at Waldport on Monday and at Monroe on Friday to go. The Tigers also are No. 1 in the Class 2A coaches poll and No. 2 in the power rankings.

They also have clinched first place in the league's south division and a spot in the league tournament and state playoffs.

Reedsport followed the loss to the Tigers with a 55-21 loss to East Linn Christian on Friday. They beat Illinois Valley 50-41 on Saturday The Brave are 5-8 in league play.

BULLDOGS BEAT MARSHFIELD: North Bend topped host Marshfield 43-38 on Tuesday for the Bulldogs' first win in Sky-Em League play.

The Bulldogs lost to Marist Catholic 561-24 on Friday and are 1-3 in league play heading into this week's game Tuesday against Junction City, which also has just one league win.

Marshfield also lost its other league game during the week, falling at Cottage Grove 46-40 on Friday.

The Pirates also played a nonleague game against Pleasant Hill on Saturday at Pirate Palace, using stingy defense for a 38-18 victory. The Billies are hoping to return to the gym for the state tournament.

Marshfield hosts Marist Catholic on Thursday and Westside Christian on Friday this week.

SKYLINE LEAGUE: Myrtle Point edged Days Creek 41-38 on Friday to stretch its win streak in league play to six games.

The Bobcats, who also beat Camas Valley 49-39 on Tuesday, are 8-2 heading into the regular-season finale at New Hope on Friday

The Bobcats and Warriors are tied for third in the league standings behind 10-0 North Douglas and 9-1 Umpqua Valley Christian (North Douglas beat the Monarchs 41-28 on Tuesday).

Powers is 6-4 in league play after beating Pacific 43-28 and Yoncalla 55-12. The Cruisers finish the regular season with games at North Douglas (nonleague) on Tuesday and at home against Glendale on Friday.

Pacific followed its loss to Powers with a 52-46 win at Glendale. The Pirates are 4-6 in league heading into the regular-season finale at Elkton on Friday.

Myrtle Point and Powers both are guaranteed spots in the league playoffs, with a chance to get to the league tournament in North Bend with wins. The Bobcats will be home against either Powers or Camas Valley and the Cruisers will be on the road against either the Bobcats or New Hope, depending on the outcome of the final regular-season games.