>White Tiger girls defeat Pirates 42-41 on the road to even their league record at 1-1, while the Warrior boys fall 62-54.
The Crook County Christian/Central Christian girls basketball team downed the Pirates of Cascade Locks 42-41 on Friday, Dec. 21, to even their league record at 1-1.
   "It was a good win for us," said Head Coach Derrick Butcher. "To win a close game on the road is always a good thing. We played about as well as we can play."
   The White Tigers led for most of the game, but found themselves trailing by one with 30 seconds to go when Rachel Hargreaves made what turned out to be the game winning basket. After the go-ahead basket Kari Simpson stole the ball for the White Tigers to seal the win.
   Hargreaves and Amanda Zubrick led Crook County Christian/Central Christian in scoring with 12 points apiece while Melissa Ryan led the Pirates in scoring with 17.
   The White Tigers, who ran their season record to 3-5, play in a tournament in Scio on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28.
   "We are going to just keep doing what we do," said Butcher. "We will go out and do the best we can do and continue to improve."
   CC Christian/CentralChristian(42) - Amanda Zubrick 12, Rachel Hargreaves 12, Clements 7, Roberts 7, Hanson 2, B. Antonsen 2. Totals 17 8-19 42.
   Cascade Locks (41) - Melissa Ryan 17, Stratton 11, Mohr 6, Rutherford 4, Contwell 3. Totals 13 14-28 41.
   CCC/CC 8 12 9 13 - 42
   Cascade Locks 4 12 5 18 - 41
   Three-point goals - Cascade Locks: Stratton 1.
    Warriors fall to Cascade Locks
   The Crook County Christian/Central Christian boys basketball team dropped a hard fought game to the Pirates of Cascade Locks 62-54 on Friday, Dec. 21.
   "We had a problem shooting the ball," said Head Coach Jason Riste. "We were inconsistent especially in the first half. Execution and turnovers were probably our biggest problem."
   The Warriors trailed by only one at the end of the first quarter, but were outscored 19-8 in the second quarter.
   "It was a tale of two halves," said Riste. "As bad as we played in the first half we played good in the second. As we go through the season, taking care of our slow starts will be the key."
   The Warriors battled back and trailed by only three with 30 seconds left, but a critical traveling call gave the Pirates the ball back and they made free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for Cascade Locks.
   The loss dropped the Warriors to 1-1 in league and 3-5 overall for the season. Next up is a tournament at Scio on Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 27-28.
   "We did good things in the second half," said Riste. "But we need to get off to better starts and take care of the ball. I think that Scio expects us to be kind of a sacrificial lamb on Thursday, but we are going in there expecting to win. We will play hard and see what happens."
   CC Christian/Central Christian (54) - Alex Uptain 24, Phillips 18, Clements 8, Rocco 4, K. Wood, Luloff. Totals 26 0-1 54.
   Cascade Locks (62) - D. Harbaugh 24, D. Nolin 21, Russell 13, J. Nolin 2, Prowett 2, Rose, Ryan. Totals 23 11-16 62.
   CCC/CC 12 9 18 15 - 54
   Cascade Locks 13 18 13 18 - 62
   Three-point goals - CCC/CC: Phillips 2. Cascade Locks: D. Nolin 2, Harbaugh 2, Russell 1.
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