Katie Mayhue’s season-high 45 points weren’t enough as South Albany High suffered a 71-64 home loss to Crescent Valley Friday night in a Mid-Willamette Conference girls basketball game.
Mayhue, a senior point guard, made eight 3-pointers and scored 18 fourth-quarter points for the Rebels (5-9, 1-3), who led by as many as six in the second half. CV (12-2, 3-1) ended the game on a 9-1 run after a Mayhue bucket put South up 63-62 with 1:21 remaining.
“It’s super hard to play four straight quarters with that intensity,” Mayhue said. “They are such a good team… and we were impressed to keep it close with them.”
Junior Cali McClave paced the Raiders with 26 points. Ana McClave added 14.
Mayhue was the lone Rebel to finish in double figures. Senior post Bronte Mitchell came off the bench to score eight points.
“My teammates were playing amazing tonight,” Mayhue said. “I give them 100 percent of the credit and it was all them that allowed me to get open. They had to guard me, which made it one-on-one on me, and when I was doubled obviously someone was open.”
For the third straight game, Mayhue played all 32 minutes. The Montana signee scored from everywhere on the court and was 13 of 17 from the foul line.
“We were just trying pick her up high and stay in front of her,” CV coach Eric Gower said of Mayhue. “Sometimes we didn’t do a good job on ball screens of making sure we switched out. I’m not sure we actually believed she’d shoot some of those, but she does and she makes them.
“She does a good job seeing the court, too, when people come. And honestly she’s harder to stay in front of than I expected. Not only can she shoot, but she can bring three people to her. She’s an incredible player.”
South resumes MWC play Tuesday with a home game against league-leading Silverton (11-3, 4-0).
West Albany 82, South Salem 72
West Albany scored 34 fourth-quarter points to win the Greater Valley League game. Hanna Kerlegan had 30 points, McKenzie Kosmicki 15 for West (4-4, 8-8).
Central Linn 36, W. Mennonite 23
HALSEY — Central Linn won its fifth game in a row with the Tri-River Conference decision over the Pioneers. Jessica Neal had 13 points to lead the Cobras, who outscored the Pioneers in every quarter.
Central Linn (11-5, 4-2) hosts Santiam on Tuesday in another TRC game.
Dayton 56, Santiam Christian 25
DAYTON — Santiam Christian fell to the powerful Pirates in a West Valley League game. The Eagles (6-8, 4-2) resume WVL play at Amity on Tuesday.
Scio 46, Chemawa 34
SALEM — Scio ended a five-game losing streak and claimed its first PacWest Conference win of the season by defeating Chemawa.
The Loggers (5-13, 1-5) resume league play at Gervais on Tuesday.
Jefferson 51, Knappa 24
KNAPPA — Jefferson won the nonleague game by outscoring the hosts 31-12 in the first half.
Cassie Cheever had 13 points, Amanda Bruce 9 to lead the Lions (13-5), who resume league play on Tuesday with a home game against Colton.
DAYTON — Dayton edged Santiam Christian 56-47 in a showdown of unbeaten West Valley League teams.
The loss snapped SC's nine-game winning streak. The Eagles (14-2, 6-1) resume league play at Amity on Tuesday.
South Albany 66, Crescent Valley 62
The Rebels drained nine 3-pointers and held off the Raiders for the Mid-Willamette Conference win.
SAHS (11-3, 4-0) took an early lead and was seemingly in control with a 60-49 lead in the second half, but the Raiders worked their way back into it and missed a 3 that would have tied the game at 63-63 with about 20 seconds to go.
Jake Costello had 22 points to lead the Rebels.
SAHS plays at Silverton on Tuesday.
Sweet Home 59, Elmira 51
SWEET HOME — The Huskies held off Elmira for their first Sky-Em League victory. Sweet Home (6-10, 1-2) hosts Cottage Grove on Tuesday in its next league game.