Warrenton 54, Portland Lutheran 41WARRENTON - Danielle Cederberg handled the scoring and Lizzie O'Casey handled the rebounding for Warrenton Saturday afternoon as the Warriors scored a 54-41 win over Portland Lutheran.

Cederberg scored 20 points and O'Casey pulled down 20 rebounds for Warrenton, which led 28-19 at halftime, then held on for the win.

Rose Dugan had four steals and three assists for the Warriors, who outrebounded the Blue Jays 47-29. Portland Lutheran's top two scorers (Faven Araya and Cheryl Burris) went 5-for-20 at the free throw line. Araya scored 23 points.

Warrenton plays at Clatskanie tonight.

Yamhill-Carlton 53, Astoria 37Yamhill-Carlton stayed one step ahead of Astoria in the first half, then pulled away in the second, as the Tigers posted a 53-37 win over the Fishermen Saturday in a nonleague girls basketball game.

Yamhill led 15-10 after one period, and increased its lead to 40-26 after three quarters.

Heather Arnold and Kristann Quigley scored eight points apiece for Astoria, with six points each from Jade Kelly and Tara Johnson.

The Fishermen play at North Marion Tuesday.

Knappa 62, Neah-Kah-Nie 24KNAPPA - Knappa returned to league action by crushing Neah-Kah-Nie 62-24 in a Northwest League girls contest Friday.

Kasha Klauser led the Loggers with 21 points, and teammate Nadra Evans added 15 points, five steals and four assists.

The Loggers, who led 32-10 at halftime, had 22 steals and forced 43 Neah-Kah-Nie turnovers.

Tracie Nygaard scored 14 points and Katie Ho pulled down 10 rebounds for Knappa.

Naselle 43, Lake Quinalt 31QUINALT, Wash. - Kelli Revis scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Naselle to a 43-31 win at Lake Quinalt Saturday night.

Revis was 9-of-16 from the field for the Comettes, who jumped out to an 11-2 lead after one quarter, and led 32-6 at halftime.

While Revis was doing a little bit of everything, teammate Katie Klinger scored eight points, and the Comettes had 18 team steals.

Naselle (3-4 in league, 3-8 overall) plays at Northwest Christian Tuesday.


Pacific Lutheran 69, George Fox 52NEWBERG - Astoria's Aundi Kustura came up with some big shots Saturday night, scoring 22 points (17 in the second half) to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 69-52 win over George Fox in a Northwest Conference women's college basketball game.

The Bruins took their first and only lead of the game at 32-30 with 14:47 to play on a 3-pointer by Liz Clark. Then Kustura went to work for the Lutes.

In a span of 69 seconds, the guard hit two jumpers and a 3-pointer, as PLU took control, 40-32.

Kustura finished 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 at the free throw line and pulled down five rebounds for the Lutes, who improved to 8-2 overall, 2-0 in conference play.

PLU opened the conference season the night before against Linfield, as Kustura scored a team-high 11 points with six rebounds in a 46-43 win over the Wildcats.

The Lutes return to action Friday, when they play Whitworth College.

Boys Basketball

Yamhill-Carlton 73, Astoria 44YAMHILL - A tough night from the field led directly to a tough loss for Astoria Saturday, as Yamhill-Carlton scored a 73-44 win over the Fishermen in a nonleague boys basketball game.

Astoria shot just 23 percent from the floor (11-of-47), and the Fishermen were outscored 21-5 in the second period.

On the bright side, Astoria's Anthony Hill scored a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds. Ben Omaha and Nate Chambers scored 12 points apiece for the Tigers.

The Fishermen host North Marion Tuesday.

Knappa 84, Neah-Kah-Nie 55KNAPPA - Knappa's Brent Brockey scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures as the Loggers defeated Neah-Kah-Nie 84-55 in a Northwest League contest Friday night.

Curtis Olds added 15 points, Ryan Wells scored 14 and Toivo Fransen chipped in 11 for Knappa, which outscored the Pirates 31-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Warrenton 92, Portland Lutheran 59KIM ERSKINE - The Daily Astorian

Sean Beecham (15) pushes past Portland Lutheran players during Saturday's basketball game in Warrenton.WARRENTON - Warrenton played the team game Saturday at home, and it paid off with a 92-59 win over Portland Lutheran.

Nate McBride scored 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Brandon Engebretson pumped in 20 points with seven boards. Teamwise, the Warriors dished out 28 assists and played tough defense on the Bluejays.

Warrenton led 27-9 after one quarter, and 48-17 at halftime.

Brandon Smith (10 points) was also in double figures for the Warriors, who play at Clatskanie Tuesday.

Jewell 66, North Clackamas 61JEWELL - North Clackamas and Jewell played a back-and-forth game at Jewell over the weekend, with the Bluejays finally coming out on top, 66-61.

After North Clackamas built a 17-13 lead in the first period, Jewell responded by outscoring the Saints 23-8 in the second quarter.

North Clackamas came right back with a 22-5 run in the third quarter to take a 47-41 lead going to the fourth, where the Jays had the last laugh, outscoring the Saints 25-14.

Joel Johnston led Jewell with 25 points, including 13-of-17 at the free throw line.

The Jays are scheduled to play at Columbia Christian tonight.

Lake Quinalt 56, Naselle 55NASELLE, Wash. - Naselle's Evan Hendrickson knocked down a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, but the Comets came up one point short in a Pacific B League game Friday night as Lake Quinalt posted a 56-55 win over Naselle.

The Comets trailed by seven points with 1:20 remaining, but closed to within 54-52 with 30 seconds left. Shortly after, Quinalt hit two free throws for the clinching points.

Ricky Johnson led Naselle with 17 points and seven rebounds, while teammate Aoy Marion added 11 points, six assists and six steals. Hendrickson finished with 14 points.

Naselle (3-3 league) is scheduled to play at Willapa Valley Tuesday.


Pirates place sixthREDMOND - The Neah-Kah-Nie wrestling team finished sixth in the team standings at the annual Oregon Wrestling Classic, Friday and Saturday in Redmond.

Four schools did not make the trip, giving the Pirates a bye in the first round of the tournament, which matches up teams in a dual-meet bracket.

In Neah-Kah-Nie's opening dual, Nestucca defeated the Pirates 41-31. The Bobcats led 35-31 going into the final match.

The Pirates bounced back with a 44-28 win over Elgin-Imbler, but lost the fifth-place match to Harrisburg, 40-31.

Neah-Kah-Nie begins league matches this week, as the Pirates take part in a four-way meet at Vernonia, along with Knappa and Warrenton.


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