Bend High left the gym Tuesday night with both a measure of revenge and a share of the league lead.
Cambree Scott scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, leading the Lava Bears to a 58-40 home-court victory over Ridgeview in a clash of Intermountain Conference girls basketball contenders.
Bend improved to 4-1 in IMC play (13-4 overall) and is now tied with Ridgeview for first place. In the IMC opener for both teams on Jan. 5, the Ravens beat the Bears 50-47 at Ridgeview on their way to a 4-0 conference start.
“They shoot the ball awfully well, so that puts a lot of pressure on us,” said Bend coach Todd Ervin. “But I thought we did some good things, especially in the second and third quarters — more on defense in the second quarter, more on offense in the third.”
Leading 10-8 after the first period, the Lava Bears held the Ravens (4-1, 8-9) to five points in the second quarter and built a 23-13 halftime lead. Bend erupted for 21 points in the third quarter, extending the margin to 44-28.
Kaycee Brown scored 12 points and had seven rebounds for Bend, which entered the game ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 5A. Kylee Roath added 10 points for the winners.
Ashley Hall scored 11 points and Aspen Jeter had eight for Ridgeview, which finished with its lowest point total of the conference season.
Redmond 53, Summit 50: The Panthers snapped a two-game slide with an Intermountain Conference road win in overtime. Summit (2-3 IMC, 5-9 overall) had a chance at a game-tying 3-pointer, but the shot was off the mark, allowing Redmond (2-3, 7-9) to pull into a tie with the Storm for third place in the IMC. Ellie Corwin led Redmond with 17 points, and Ava Kitchin chipped in with 14 points. Olivia Loberg had 17 points for Summit, Hailee Neibauer added 14, and Hope Neibauer and Spencer Hurley combined for 20 rebounds.
Summit 65, Redmond 52: REDMOND — Karson Klecker scored eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading a late charge that propelled Summit to the Intermountain Conference win. Redmond led 42-41 after three periods but was outscored 24-10 in the fourth. Joe Hicks scored 19 points for the Storm (3-2 IMC, 7-5 overall). Evan Scalley had nine points and Connor Dugan added eight for Summit. Josh Hair led the Panthers (1-4, 7-10) with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Dylan Moss had 10 points and eight rebounds for Redmond, and Dylan Taylor and Ethan Soto scored eight apiece.
Bend 87, Ridgeview 45: REDMOND — Jimmy Robertson piled up 18 points, and the Class 5A No. 7-ranked Lava Bears made 12 3-pointers en route to an Intermountain Conference victory. Brian Warinner added 16 points for Bend (4-1 IMC, 12-4 overall), Brock Mesarich scored 15, and Trevin Reeser finished with 13 points. Nick Nelson paced Ridgeview (0-5, 3-13) with 14 points, and Alex Nadermann scored 13.