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McKenzie Sports Report - Dec. 7

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams travel to Prospect on Tuesday, December 5, to play Prospect Charter. The Girls game is scheduled for a 5:30 pm start and the Boys game follows at 7:00 pm. The two Eagle teams travel to Riddle on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, to participate in the Cow Creek Classic, held at Riddle High School. The McKenzie Varsity Girls tip off at 3:00 pm on Friday, versus Camas Valley and the Eagle Boys follow at 4:30 pm, also against Camas Valley. Both McKenzie teams will play on Saturday, opponents to be determined.

Eagle Girls Hoops Tips Off On The Road

McKenzie Eagle Varsity Girls Basketball 2023-24 hit the road for this season’s opener. First-year McKenzie Head Coach Heather Holte loaded her new team into the bus and headed west to Mapleton where the Eagles toed up to an old hoop foe, the Powers Cruisers. Both teams opened their respective seasons at the three-day, six-team Mapleton Invite Tournament on Thursday, November 30.

Powers easily won the first contest, 68-8. Other scores from the opening day were C.S. Lewis Academy 41, Falls City/Kings Valley Charter 27 and host Mapleton 41, Yoncalla 22.

On Friday, December 1, McKenzie played Yoncalla and dropped its second contest of the early season, 37-15. Mapleton defeated Falls City/Kings Valley Charter 24 and Powers beat C.S. Lewis Academy 33-24.

The next day McKenzie lost its last game of the tournament to Falls City/Kings Valley Charter, 48-19. C.S. Lewis Academy defeated Yoncalla 32-0 and Powers defeated Mapleton 37-32. Powers won the tournament with a 3-0 record, C.S. Lewis Academy and Mapleton both finished 2-1, Yoncalla and Falls City/Kings Valley Charter finished 1-2, and McKenzie 0-3.

McKenzie Boys Basketball Hits The Road

McKenzie Head Boys Basketball Coach Neil Barrett led his team down to Mapleton to participate in the Mapleton Invite. The tournament hosted by the Sailors on the banks of the ‘ole’ Siuslaw was the opener for the team this season.

Thursday’s game with Falls City/Kings Valley Charter found the Eagles on the low end of the scoreboard, losing 59-13. That same day, host Mapleton defeated Powers 48-11 and Yoncalla beat C.S. Lewis Academy 37-28.

On Friday, the second day of the Invite, Powers defeated McKenzie 41-31, Mapleton beat Yoncalla 45-30 and Falls City/Kings Valley Charter defeated C.S. Lewis Academy 43-28. Invite host Mapleton swept its tournament on Saturday with a 39-31 victory over Falls City/Kings Valley Charter, which finished the weekend at 2-1. C.S. Lewis Academy (2-1) beat Powers (1-2) 32-26, and McKenzie dropped its contest to Yoncalla (1-2), 49-35.

McKenzie Boys Versus Falls City/Kings Valley Charter

Game line score: McKenzie 13, Falls City 58. McKenzie: Griffin Withalm 2 points, 1 steal, 2 turnovers; Masonn Burton 4 pts., 2 rebounds, 3 to; Hayden Kumle 1 reb., 2 to; Salomon Acevedo 1 pt., 5 reb., 1 assist, 4 to; Aytan Brown 4 pts., 1 reb.; Thomas Hayes 3 reb., 2 stl., 1 to.; Will Meister 2 pts., 5 reb., 1 ast., 2 stls., 4 to.; Rhys Hamlow 3 reb., 2 stls., 10 to.; Jacob Peek 1 reb.

McKenzie Boys Versus Powers

Game line score: McKenzie 30, Powers 41. McKenzie: Griffin Withalm 15 pts., 1 reb., 4 stls., 3 to.; Hayden Kumle 1 asst.; Salomon Acevedo 4 pts., 4 reb., 2 stls., 2 to.; Aytan Brown 2 pts., 3 reb., 1 asst., 4 stls., 3 to.; Thomas Hayes 3 reb., 1 stl.; Will Meister 6 pts., 6 reb., 1 asst., 2 stls.; Rhys Hamlow 1 pt., 3 reb., 3 stls., 2 to.; Jacob Peek 2 reb., 1 stl., 1 to.

McKenzie Boys Versus Yoncalla

Game line score: McKenzie 35, Yoncalla 49. McKenzie: Salomon Acevedo 10 pts., 2 reb., 2 stls., 6 to.; Aytan Brown 4 pts., 4 reb., 1 asst., 7 stls., 2 to.; Thomas Hayes 2 pts., 3 reb., 5 to.; Will Meister 6 pts., 1 reb., 3 stls., 2 to.; Rhys Hamlow 13 pts., 6 reb., 4 stls., 2 to.; Jacob Peek 2 reb.


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