KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In the third meeting between the two teams, the Henley Hornets led from start-to-finish for a 41-33 victory over the Klamath Union Pelicans at Pelican Court to claim third place in the Skyline Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.
Henley advances to Friday’s OSAA play-in round game, most likely on the road. All but one third place team has to play on the road for the right to make it into the official 4A OSAA Basketball State Championships bracket. Klamath Union (10-13) could still claim an at-large bid in the play-in round.
The Hornets lost their first conference game 37-31 to Klamath Union at Pelican Court, but beat the Pelicans 63-41 at Henley. On Tuesday, Henley shot significantly better than in the first meeting, especially early on, to build a 20-13 halftime lead.
Racyne Parker had a solid unofficial stat line for the Hornets, scoring seven points with eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. Henley (13-11) was led by Natalie DeLonge and Brittany Kochenderfer’s 12 points apiece. The Hornets shot 34 percent from the floor while holding KU to 23 percent.
Klamath Union’s Jackie Gardner scored 18 points in her final home and potentially last overall game. Fellow KU seniors Hannah Armstrong and Greylin Rice combined for three points. The Pelicans did force more turnovers than they committed (18-14).
The OSAA play-in games are scheduled for Friday and pairings should be announced on Wednesday.
Skyline Conference Tournament
Championship: Mazama 52, Phoenix 29
- Mazama ensures itself a spot in the 4A OSAA Girls Basketball State Championships on Mar. 2, while Phoenix will host an OSAA play-in game.
Championship: North Valley 78, Henley 56
- North Valley improved to 23-0 with the defeat of Henley and secured an 4A OSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. Henley will have a home play-in game.
Third Place Game: Mazama 52, Hidden Valley 51
1A OSAA Boys Basketball State Championships – First Round
Triad 77, Umpqua Valley Christian 69
- (From 541radio.com): Thomas Holland makes 6 three-pointers and scores game-high 35 points to lead Triad
Perrydale 52, McKenzie 34
City Christian 66, Jewell 63
Sherman 80, Powder Valley 77
South Wasco 69, Damascus Christian 52
Crow 76, New Hope Christian 62
Rogue Valley Adventist 59, Monument-Dayville 40