6A girls baseball Round 2: McMinnville stuns number 3 western Linn, South Salem ousts protecting champion Benson, Liberty clinches tournament appearance that is first

Taylin Smith (0) as well as the Liberty Falcons fought down Canby to secure their state tournament that is first appearance. (Photo by Taylor Balkom)

By Rene Ferran | For The Oregonian/OregonLive

The Class 6A girls baseball playoffs continued Friday with second-round action across the state. Here’s a game-by-game check everything that occurred …

No. 14 McMinnville 57, No. 3 western Linn 53

McMinnville partied want it ended up being 1999, the time that is last Grizzlies (18-8) advanced in to hawaii competition, as Kylee Arzner made two free throws into the last moments to cap a career-high 31-point performance and seal a second-round road make an impression on Three Rivers champion western Linn (20-6).

Audrey Roden hit a three-pointer with 21 moments left to draw the Lions within 55-53, then forced a turnover getting the ball back once again for the opportunity to connect. Cami Fulcher missed a contested shot in the lane, and following the Grizzlies rebounded, Arzner put the completing touch in the success.

“The girls played with lots of poise today, ” McMinnville coach Sean Coste said. “Kylie had a really impressive game, and our protection had been fantastic. We didn’t provide a ton up of 2nd shots and disrupted their offense. ”

Arzner also grabbed six rebounds, and Gretchen Sorenson chipped in eight points on 4-for-5 shooting. Roden led the Lions with 19 points, and Aaronette Vonleh included 16 before fouling down with 38 moments left.

“McMinnville played having a large amount of feeling, power and heart tonight, ” Lions coach Brooke Cates stated.

No. 6 Southern Salem 65, No. 11 Benson 57


You will have a class that is new state champ as hill Valley champ Southern Salem (22-4) jumped to an earlier 12-point lead and held down a Benson (20-6) rally that saw the protecting champ near to within four points later before faltering.

Gretchen Olsen and Delaney Keith made key three-pointers into the last two mins that helped the host Saxons survive and advance to your Chiles Center when it comes to time that is first 2016.

Hilary James led Southern Salem with 19 points. Olsen included 17, Keith had 14 and Victoria Stafford scored 10.

No. 4 Liberty 52, No. 13 Canby 42

Bella Hamel scored nine of her 13 points within the quarter that is fourth Pacific Conference champ Liberty (23-3) set aside its sixteenth consecutive success to make its very first state competition look.

“I’m simply therefore happy with girls, ” Falcons mentor Melanie Wagoner stated. “They place in so much work, not merely as youth but as freshmen playing varsity, gaining self- confidence. They showed they deserve this. Tonight”

The host Falcons led 33-29 after three quarters before pulling away down the stretch. Talia Kahakai-Wyatt included 11 points, Clara Robbins eight and Taylin Smith seven for Liberty.

Zoe Thompson scored a game-high 14 points for Canby (15-10), and Allie Mead chipped in eight points.

Number 7 Sheldon 47, No. 10 Western Salem 29

Aly Mirabile filled out of the stat sheet with a game-high 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals, and Sheldon led wire-to-wire to make a trip that is fifth their state competition into the previous six periods while doubting western Salem its first berth.

Portland State signee Reilly Kelty, a 6-3 post who transferred from Cottage Grove on the summer time, included 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the host Irish (22-5), and Makayla Scurlock chipped in 11 points and five rebounds.

Paige Alexander led the Titans (20-6) with 10 points.

# 1 Beaverton 56, No. 17 St. Mary’s Academy 36

Beaverton (22-4) shrugged down a start that is slow its house court and steadily pulled away to beat St. Mary’s Academy (16-11) and make a third consecutive visit to the Chiles Center.

The Beavers trailed 7-5 after one quarter before outscoring the Blues 19-7 within the 2nd to simply take a 24-14 halftime lead. Mary Kay Naro led a balanced beaverton assault with 19 points, while Sydney Erikstrup included 13 and Laura Erikstrup 10.

Sofia Bell led St. Mary’s Academy with 13 points. Abby Graham scored 11.

# 9 Southridge 51, Number 8 Tualatin 38

University of Portland signee McKelle Meek obtained another visit to her future home court, leading Southridge (19-6) to a 4th state that is consecutive berth with 20 points due to the fact Skyhawks won at Tualatin (19-7).

Kilyn Dawkins chipped in 10 points for Southridge, which led 26-17 at halftime.

Natalie Lathrop possessed a team-high 13 points when it comes to Timberwolves, whom desired their very first state competition look within the past 11 years.

No. 12 Mountainside 41, Number 5 Oregon City 39

Cameron Brink returned from a absence that is five-game had 13 points, 10 rebounds and a blocked shot on a possible winning three-point try by Tyra Bradford once the buzzer sounded on Mountainside’s road win that delivers the Mavericks (18-9) towards the state competition the very first time in college history.

The Pioneers (19-7) rallied from a 31-19 third-quarter deficit to connect the rating at 39-39 on Bradford’s free throw with 2:37 to try out, but Shaylee Gonzalez hit two free throws with 4.9 moments kept to put Mountainside straight back at the top. Bradford took the incoming pass and raced upcourt, stopping near the top of the arc, nevertheless the Stanford-bound Brink monitored straight back and swatted the shot away as time expired.

Katie Hathan and Mia Martineau scored 13 points apiece for Oregon City, which desired its first state competition berth since 2017.

No. 2 Southern Medford 70, No. 15 Bend 34

South Medford (24-5) will undoubtedly be during the state competition for the time that is ninth days gone by 10 seasons as Toni Coleman scored 11 points into the Panthers’ 24-5 first-quarter run that fueled their second-round house win.

Bend (18-7) scrapped to within 33-21 at halftime, but Bella Pedrojetti made two three-pointers during a run that is 15-2 start the 2nd half as Southern Medford regained control.

Emma Schmerbach led the Panthers with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals. Kaili Chamberlin included 15 points, Pedrojetti scored 13, and Sierra Logue blocked four shots.

Kaycee Brown had 12 points for the Lava Bears before missing the last half because of a sprained ankle.

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