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Prep Boys Basketball: Sutherlin grinds out win over Str. Mary’s

December 8, 2017 GMT

MEDFORD — Sophomore Mason Gill’s 23 points led Sutherlin to a 47-29 non-league boys basketball victory over St. Mary’s Thursday night in Medford.

Sutherlin led from start to finish, taking a 15-9 lead after a quarter and building it to 26-14 at the half. But the Bulldogs never really put the contest out of reach until midway through the fourth quarter when they built a 20-point lead.

The defense held St. Mary’s (2-3, 0-0) to just five points in the second quarter and four in the third.

Gill got the best of the match-up of the sophomores in the middle, holding St. Mary’s very athletic 6-foot-5 sophomore Trev Foster to eight points.

Gill was the only player for either team in double figures, hit 7-for-9 from the free-throw line, and scored eight points in the crucial fourth quarter to put the game away. Brandon Carr added eight points, including a pair of 3s.

Sutherlin coach Willis New was pleased with the rebounding of the Bulldogs’ three inside players: Gill, Albert Christianson and Riley Westbrooks.

“I though defensively we made some stands and offensively, we were okay,” New said.“Albert just did a great job on the boards, and Riley, those three were really boarding well.”

Sutherlin (3-1,0-0) will host North Valley Tuesday night in a non-league game.

SUTHERLIN (47) — Gill 23, Carr 8, Daniels 5, Christianson 4, Westbrooks 3, Hope 2, Horn 2. Totals 179-12 47

ST. MARYS (29) —Trev Foster 8, Silsbee 5, Rajagopal 5, Mayer 3, Bowling 3, Sue 3, Synder 2, Sternenberg, Reynolds, Grant, Miles. Totals 11 4-9 29.

Sutherlin;15;11;7;14;—;47

St. Mary’s;9;5;4;11;—;29

3-Point Goals — Suth. 4 (Carr 2, Westbrooks, Daniels) St.M. 2 (Mayer, Rajagopal).