Winning is always nice, yet some wins have a greater impact. The Cascade Christian Challenger girls demonstrated that they are a contender in the Far West League with an upset victory over Brookings- Harbor- a team ranked 4th in the Oregon 3A before the game.
Cascade Christian showed poise against the Bruins’ full court pressure, as Paisley Fish, Neha Joseph, and Liz White worked through the pressure, breaking the press and creating scoring opportunities for Sophie Ferreira. Eventually, BHS coach Scofield called the press off.
Brookings-Habror- led by the outside shooting of Sidney Alexander- stayed on the heels of the Challengers throughout the night. Alexander buried three three-pointers to score 11.
Ferreira led CCHS with 16 points and 5 recounds, Katelyn Willard hit a pair of big three-pointers, en route to 10 points, five rebounds and three assists, Paisley Fish returned from injury to post 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Liz White filled up the stat sheet with seven points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and a steal.
The defense was an all-around effort, featuring the starting lineup of Neha Joseph, White, Ferreira, White, and Willard. The Bruins had offensive possession to put them in a position to tie or go ahead, but the Challengers denied them.
Great win for the team.