MVL: Gilchrist defeats Butte Falls girls

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Junior Ashley James scored 18 points to lead Gilchrist past Butte Falls 35-25 in the first game of the Mountain Valley playoffs at Oregon Tech’s Danny Miles Court.

Shawna Creech scored 14 points to lead Butte Falls.

Gilchrist advances to Saturday play versus the loser of Friday’s Paisley-Triad game.

The Mountain Valley playoffs determine the league’s seeding for March’s OSAA State Championships in Baker City, Ore.

Video: Gilchrist beats Butte Falls on opening day of MVL tournament