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The #10-ranked Creswell Bulldogs are now 14-14 on the season, losing 44-38 to #2-ranked Valley Catholic yesterday. Creswell is the #3-seed from the PacWest.
Burns is now 21-6 on the season, losing 39-38 yesterday to the Myrtle Point Bobcats (by a free-throw with only 3-seconds left in the game).
Burns started the game with a 10-2 run, getting 4 points from Bentz and Schouviller. Burns pressed the Bulldogs, and did a good defensive job of disrupting the cross-lane passing. The Hilanders punctuated the first quarter with a 3-pointer by Toney with 0:03 left on the clock to make the score Burns-17, Creswell-6.
Burns stretched the lead to 30-6 with 3:20 left in the second, with a 13-0 run and 8 points by Zabala. The Bulldog’s Collins broke the scoring drought with a 3-pointer. Collins hit another 3-pointer and a 2 with 0:50 left to account for all of the Bulldog’s points in the second quarter. At the half, Burns-35, Creswell-14.
At the half, Collins had 10 points for Creswell. Zabala had 13 and Schouviller had 9 for the Hilanders. The critical statistic was turnovers: 5 for Burns, 17 for Creswell.
Creswell’s Collins started the third with a 3-pointer, and Burn’s Toney answered with the same. But Cresswell tightened up its defense and reduced its turnovers. By the end of the third, Creswell had narrowed the lead a bit to 41-27. Collins, Gabrio and Geil were all getting points for the Bulldogs, who had a 13-6 run in the third quarter.
With 6:11 to go, Creswell’s Maillard hits for two to close the gap to 10. McMahon then connected to make the score 43-36 with 5:20 to play. Burns is getting most of their points from the free-throw line. With 2:15 to go, another McMahon 2 for Creswell made the score 53-45, and two free throws by McMahon cut the lead to 53-47 with 1:43 to play. Basket by Tigue with 0:14 left made the score 59-52. Creswell was forced to start fouling to slow the clock. McMahon, Tigue and Collins all eventually fouled-out. Burns makes most of the free throws to end the game at 63-52. It was a strong come-back effort by the Bulldog’s, but the Burn’s defense held strong and the Hilanders made the needed free-throws to pull out the win.
Collins had 16 points for Creswell, Gabrio had 13, and McMahon had 11. Other scoring by Creswell: Geil-2; Giles-4; Tigue-2; and Maillard-4. The Bulldogs had 25 turnovers in the game, 17 in the first half, and they had 30 rebounds in the game.
Zabala had 20 points for Burns. Other scoring for Burns: Toney-12; Schouviller-15; Bentz-11; Dinsmore-1; Higle-4. Burns had 18 turnovers and 24 rebounds in the game.