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Ellsbury explodes for Buff boys

Cascade falls victim to 35 point outing

   It's visit to Cascade High in Turner turned into a stroll through the woods for the Madras High White Buffalos in a Saturday non-league boys basketball game at Cascade.
   Paced by another strong scoring and stealing performance by Jacoby Ellsbury, which netted him a game-high 35 points, the Madras boys team cruised past Cascade.
   Its balance helped Madras again, as it used all 10 players it brought along to Turner in its 78-58 win at some point or other.
   Lucas Conway was Ellsbury's strongest complement in scoring for the Buffs at Cascade, with 16 points.
   But teamwork earned coach Evan Brown's praise. He told the Bend Bulletin the White Buffalos "had great second-half shot selection." the defense and rebounding the White Buffalos turned in kept the 19 points scored by Cascade's Jeff Richmond from doing much damage in the final tally.
   Tim Kirsch's rebounding helped Madras stay in control Saturday, along with his eight points. Pat Boyle had seven points and Jeff Barnes four to further the Madras cause, which also included three by Dominique Easterling, two by John Adams and Joey McConnell plus one by Jesse Davis. Guy Reynolds saw action for Madras without scoring.
   Madras made Cascade its fifth victim in six outings. While taken by Astoria at home, Madras has beaten area 4A schools Crook County and Summit and was set to challenge another, Mountain View, in a Dec. 18 meeting. Its third win over a 4A opponent stood to be a far sterner assignment for Madras.
   The 5-1 Buffs will conclude the home portion of their pre-Tri Valley League action with a game against Sisters Thursday, Dec. 20.