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Centennial comes from behind to beat Roseburg, 49-45

December 19, 2018

Roseburg High’s girls basketball team had a 14-point lead in the third quarter, but ultimately fell 49-45 to Centennial in Tuesday’s nonconference game at Stewart Robertson Memorial Gymnasium.

“That loss is on me,” RHS coach Dane Tornell said. “I shouldn’t have pulled us out of what we were doing well.”

McKenna Melvin hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter to help the Indians (2-6) to a 30-21 advantage at halftime.

″(Melvin) is coming to a different place in her head right now,” Tornell said. “She’s just keeping it level and under control. She’s really maturing as a player and will be a future leader in this program for sure.”

Melvin scored again in the third quarter, followed by an outside shot by Rylee Russell.

Samie Bergmann was fouled on a shot with 5:49 left on the clock and was able to convert one of two free throws. The senior post was fouled again 20 seconds later, but was unable to sink her foul shots.

Bergmann converted 8 of 16 free throws and led Roseburg with 20 points.

Overall, the Indians were 9 of 19 from the charity stripe, while Centennial (3-3) was 10 of 13.

“I don’t know why we can’t hit free throws on our own stinking home court,” Tornell said. “As a team we’re 78 percent on the road and 52 percent at home. It’s killing us.”

With Roseburg up 35-21, Centennial made a run. Kaitlin Perry sank a free throw, Maddie McHone made a basket, Marcum hit a 3-pointer and Domonique Andrews finished it off by sinking two free throws and pull the Eagles within six at 35-29.

Andrews was 8 of 9 from the line and finished with 18 points to lead Centennial.

Roseburg’s lead diminished to two, 36-34, by the end of the third quarter.

“I put us in a zone and shouldn’t have,” Tornell said. “We aren’t practiced enough on our 2-2-1 press and they beat us there, too. That was 10 almost uncontested points from not knowing what we were doing. I should have kept it simple and stayed with what we were doing.”

McHone’s field goal with 6:10 left in the fourth quarter tied the game at 38 and a wide open layup by McHone a minute later put the Eagles in the lead for the first time in the second half.

Ellie Basinski’s 3-pointer extended Centennial’s lead to 43-38.

Bergmann scored with 36.1 seconds left to bring Roseburg within four at 47-43. She scored again with 14 seconds left, but had to foul Andrews with 6 seconds left.

Andrews clinched the win with a pair of free throws.

Roseburg junior Emma Vredenburg attempted a long 3 as time expired, but missed. Vredenburg finished with four points.

“I take a lot of responsibility for that,” Tornell said. “The girls did great, our turnovers were down significantly tonight, which was super awesome. I thought we played solid pretty straight up man D. The girls did their work, that loss is on me.”

Roseburg’s next game will be against Bend at the Summit Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27 at Mountain View High School. The Tribe will return home on Jan. 4 when it hosts McKay.

CENTENNIAL (49) — Domonique Andrews 5 8-9 18, Marcum 4 0-0 11, McHone 5 0-0 10, Basinski 2 0-0 5, Perry 1 1-2 4, Martine 0 1-2 1, Miller 0 0-0 0, Cook 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 10-13 49.

ROSEBURG (45) — Samie Bergmann 6 8-16 20, Melvin 4 0-0 11, Russell 2 1-2 5, Vredenburg 2 0-0 4, Allen 1 0-1 3, Knudson 1 0-0 2, Murphy 0 0-0 0, Wayman 0 0-0 0, Lake 0 0-0 0, White 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 9-19 45.

Centennial;12;9;13;15;—;49

Roseburg;10;20;6;9;—;45

3-Point Goals — Cen. 5 (Marcum 3, Basinski 1, Perry 1), RHS 4 (Melvin 3, Allen 1). Total Fouls — Cen. 14, RHS 13. Fouled Out — Basinski.

JV Score — Roseburg 49, Centennial 24.

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