PHS girls basketball: Mia Rust

Freshman Mia Rust looks to score in a game from earlier this season. Philomath's girls endured a 43-25 road loss Tuesday at North Marion.


In the fourth quarter, North Marion's girls took over and ended up with a 43-25 victory in a game that was much closer the majority of the evening.

Through those first three eight-minute periods, Philomath stayed with the Huskies in the Oregon West Conference road game. North Marion did get out to a 13-6 lead through the first quarter but Philomath countered in the second to cut its deficit to 20-16 by halftime.

Senior Haidyn Ecker was instrumental on the scoring end of things in the second with two baskets and two free throws, which accounted or 75 percent of her points on the evening and 60 percent of the team's offense in the quarter.

Senior Reiley Reichhuber, who had a team-high nine points, also scored a basket and junior Lauren Berklund hit a couple of free throws for the other points.

In the third quarter, North Marion couldn't shake the Warriors and took a lead of 28-22 into the fourth. Reichhuber hit a big 3-pointer, Ecker scored and Mia Rust had a free throw in the third.

But in the final period, the Huskies dominated to the tune of 15-3. Senior Hanna Kinniburgh hurt Philomath with two 3-pointers and the Huskies as a team made all of its other points in the fourth from the free-throw line on 9-of-15 shooting.

Reichhuber hit a basket and sophomore Emma Pankalla made a free throw but that was it for Philomath in the fourth.

Senior Ally Umbenhower had a game-high 12 for the No. 10 Huskies (15-7 overall, 5-3 Oregon West).

The Warriors remain winless in the Oregon West Conference at 0-8 with two more opportunities to try to pick up a victory. Philomath (9-12 overall) plays on the road Friday at Cascade and then finished the season Tuesday at home against Yamhill-Carlton, an evening when five seniors will be recognized.

North Marion 43, Philomath 25

Tuesday at Aurora

PHILOMATH (9-12, 0-8)            6    10     6     3 — 25

NORTH MARION (15-7, 5-3)     13     7     8   15 — 43

Philomath: Reiley Reichhuber 4 0-0 9, Haidyn Ecker 3 2-2 8, Emma Pankalla 2 1-2 5, Lauren Berklund 0 2-4 2, Mia Rust 0 1-2 1, Riley Weaver 0 0-0 0, Hailey Matthews 0 0-0 0, Bree Couture 0 0-0 0, Braedyn McNeely 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 6-10 25.

North Marion: Ally Umbenhower 3 5-6 12, Mya Hammack 3 3-7 10, Hannah Kinniburgh 2 1-3 7, Makenzie Ulven 2 0-0 4, Katie Ensign 1 2-6 4, Raymee Boese 2 0-0 4, Mar Verastegui 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Cobb 0 0-2 0, Lindy Wing 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 11-24 43.

Junior Varsity

Philomath 44, North Marion 18

Tuesday at Aurora

PHILOMATH         16     4   11   13 — 44

NORTH MARION     2     6     8     2 — 18

PHS scoring: Phaedra Hinds-Cook 12, Sara Bradley 8, Amie Russell 8, Madison Rogers 5, Sydney Bradley 5, Kamden Combs 4, Rivers Nuno 2, Kaili Saathoff 0.

Team notes: Philomath's JV continues its unbeatable streak with a 21-0 record. ... The Warriors shot out to a 16-2 lead through the first quarter and never looked back. ... Seven different players scored for Philomath with freshman Phaedra Hinds-Cook hitting double figures with 12. ... Hinds-Cook, who has increased her point production the second half of the season, scored in every quarter with five coming in the first. ... Amie Russell, junior, also scored in every quarter and finished with eight, a total that junior Sara Bradley also reached. ... North Marion had just six baskets in the game, an average of about one every 5-1/2 minutes. ... Philomath plays Friday at Cascade.

Junior Varsity II

Team notes: The JVII team did not play Tuesday night. ... The team has not been defeated this year with an 11-0 record. ... The JVII Warriors are scheduled to play Friday at Cascade.


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