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White Tigers drop three games

Fall to Sherman County, Nixyaawii and Dufur

by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The White Tigers Bekah Clements fights for a rebound with a Dufur player during their loss on Monday.

The Crook County Christian/Central Christian girls basketball team dropped three games over the weekend.
   The White Tigers fell to Sherman County on Friday 56-21, lost to Nixyaawii 65-23 Saturday, and then were beaten by Dufur 60-20 on Monday.
   "The games were pretty much identical," said Head Coach Derrick Butcher. "We played pretty good defense, we just turned the ball over too much offensively. We just have a hard time scoring points and controlling the ball."
   Rachel Hargreaves and Amanda Zubrick continue to lead the White Tigers in scoring, with Hargreaves scoring 28 points over the three games, while Zubrick added 19.
   In each of the three games, the White Tigers got behind early and were never able to mount a serious challenge.
   Crook County Christian/Central Christian is now 2-7 in the Big Sky League and 4-11 overall. They have a busy stretch ahead playing at Horizon Christian in Hood River on Friday, and then playing a 1:30 p.m. home game against Echo at Crook County Middle School on Saturday.
   "We are just going to continue trying," Butcher said. "Our goal is to go into this weekend and win two games. I think that is a solid goal for us."
   They play South Wasco County, who is leading the west half of the Big Sky League on back-to-back nights Monday and Tuesday. The Tuesday game will be at Crook County Middle School with a scheduled 6 p.m. tip-off.
   Friday, Jan. 18
   Sherman County (56) - Caitlin Vanborstel 12, Nogle 9, Cunningham 6, Simentel 6, Guzman 5, Coleman 4, J. Vonborstel 4, Funkhouse 4, S. Vonborstel 2, Sharp 2. Totals 17 13-27 56.
   Crook County Christian/Central Christian (21) -Amanda Zubrick 9, Hargreaves 8, Roberts 2, Antonsen 2, Clements, Hanson, Simpson, Lyle, Burcham. Totals 9 3-4 21.
   Sherman County 14 14 15 13 - 56
   CCC/CC 2 6 5 8 - 21
   Three-point goals -none.
   Saturday, Jan. 19
   CCC/CC (23) - Rachel Hargreaves 13, B. Antonsen 2, Zubrick 8, Wendell, Simpson, Burcham, Lyle, P. Antonsen, Roberts, Hanson. Totals 9 4-11 23.
   Nixyaawii (65) - Chelsey Minthorn 11, V. Minthorn 2, White Owl 10, Watchman 10, Perry 10, C. Edgmand 10, C. Edgmand 2, Withers 2, Begay 2, Gamuelas. Totals 24 16-29 65.
   CCC/CC 4 10 4 5 - 23
   Nixyaawii 16 15 17 17 - 65
   Three-point goals - CCC/CC: Zubrick 1. Nixyaawii: C. Minthorn 1.
   Monday, Jan. 21
   Dufur (60) - Kylie Reffett 15, Kilby 11, Ashbrook 8, K. Henderson 7, McCall 5, Skiles 5, Park 5, Austin 4, Ashchoff, M. Henderson. Totals 20 19-34 60.
   CCC/CC (20) - Rachel Hargreaves 7, Burcham 5, Clements 4, Simpson 2, Zubrick 2, Phillips, Wendel, B. Antonsen, Lee, Lyle, P. Antonsen, Hanson, Roberts. Totals 9 1-4 20.
   Dufur 14 13 15 18 - 60
   CCC/CC 4 5 0 11 - 20
   Three-point goals - Dufur: Park 1. CCC/CC: Burcham 1.