Prep Boys Basketball: Sutherlin grinds out win over Str. Mary’s
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.
3-Point Goals — Suth. 4 (Carr 2, Westbrooks, Daniels) St.M. 2 (Mayer, Rajagopal).