Warriors split two games
Warriors fall to Horizon Friday, defeat Panthers Saturday
The Crook County Christian/Central Christian split a pair of league basketball games over the weekend.
On Friday they traveled to Hood River to play Horizon Christian and fell 63-58. The game was the third time this year that the Warriors have lost to Horizon, but unlike the first two games which were blowouts they were in the game until the end. Down 35-23 at the half the Warriors battled back with a 26-point fourth quarter and tied the game 55-55 with two minutes left, but were forced to foul late in the game and Horizon converted from the free throw line sealing the win.
Aaron Phillips led the Warriors in scoring with 30 points while Alex Uptain added 10.
"It was a story of turnovers," said Head Coach Jason Riste. "We've got to control the turnovers."
Warriors defeat Panthers 57-51 for big league win
On Saturday the Warriors did exactly that and defeated Echo 57-51 at Crook County Middle School. Crook County Christian/Central Christian jumped out on top 19-8 at the end of the first period and were never headed.
"Hey that was a great win," said Riste. "We had some turnovers, but when it counted we got them under control and we did what we needed to do to finish the game.
The Warriors were led again by Phillips with 26 and Uptain with 10, while Dustin Christiansen had 26 for the visiting Panthers.
The Warriors are now 3-8 in the Big Sky League and 5-12 on the season. They were scheduled to play at South Wasco County on Monday in a game that has now been postponed three times because of bad weather, and weather permitting are playing South Wasco tonight at Crook County Middle School with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
Friday, Jan. 25
Crook County Christian/Central Christian (58) - Aaron Phillips 30, Uptain 10, K. Wood 6, Rocco 6, Clement5s 3, C. Wood 3. Totals 18 15-17 58.
Horizon Christian (63) - Josh Larson 22, Cofrances 19, Ohlsen 17, Johnson 4, Boyden 1. Totals 25 13-22 63.
CCC/CC 13 10 9 26 - 58
Horizon Christian 16 19 14 14 - 63
Three-point goals - CCC/CC: Phillips 4, Rocco 2, C. Wood 1. Horizon: none.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Echo (51) - Dustin Christiansen 26, Devon Christiansen 7, Sobetta 5, Macfarlen 4, Ramos 4, Munoz 3, Danner 2. Totals 18 10-19 51.
Crook County Christian/Central Christian (57) - Aaron Phillips 26, Uptain 10, McCarty 8, Rocco 4, K. Wood 4, C. Wood 3, Clements 2. Totals 22 12-21.
Echo 8 15 10 18 - 51
CCC/CC 19 10 13 15 - 57
Three-point goals - Echo: Devon Christiansen 2, Dustin Christansen 2, Munoz 1. CCC/CC: Phillips 1.