Sports Zone

CHS: WEEK IN REVIEW/

BOYS BASKETBALL
CHS 71, PHHS 53
The skinny: Tyler Frieze not only had a game-high 27 points but he also reached another high point: 1,000 career points at CHS. The compiled list of OSAA athletes that have done just that include only one other Creswell Bulldog, Luke Jackson with 2,095. Frieze has 374 points this season and adds to it weekly. Coach Jesse Thomas said that with how much is left in the season, it’s likely that Frieze will score almost as much in his last year as he did in the three prior. Kai Apo also helped lead the Bulldogs against the Billies with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Payden Criddle added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Max Smith led the Billies with 16 points.
Coach speaks: ”Tyler has come so far as a young man in the last year, not even just a basketball player. He’s starting to see what life’s all about and it just so happens that it’s translated onto the court too. He’s more focused and he’s growing up. My coaches had such a huge impact on my life when I was his age, so I get it. All I want to do is impact them in a positive way. I want to teach them what I know and what I was taught when I was their age because high school sports made a difference in my life. It can help you become a better person all around if you let it.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL
PHHS 42, CHS 20
The skinny: Creswell took on No.9 Pleasant Hill followed by No.6 Bandon on Friday night, who had only one loss all season in their fourth preseason game. The Bulldogs didn’t do themselves any favors. All but three of Bandon’s points came from either a turnover or an offensive rebound. Brea Dapron rolled her ankle in the third quarter, putting her on the sidelines for the rest of the game. Despite missing a third of the game, Dapron had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Creswell matched its own points with turnovers, ending with 30 apiece. At Pleasant Hill, the Bulldogs had 20 turnovers which landed in their Top 5 for best performance in that category. The Billies capitalized on their mistakes, landing one point for each and every turnover committed.
Coach speaks: ”On average, it’s normally half of a point per turnover. When you have 20 turnovers and the other team turns it into 20 points, it’s a lot to come back from,” said head coach Tyler Hollingsworth.

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