The Myrtle Point girls basketball team rallied from a nine-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to beat Ashland 38-35 and placed fourth in the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Tournament Wednesday at Coos Bay.

The Myrtle Point girls basketball team rallied from a nine-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to beat Ashland 38-35 and placed fourth in the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Tournament Wednesday at Coos Bay.

Ashland (3-6) finished sixth.

The Grizzlies led 28-19 entering the final period but succumbed to full-court pressure applied by the Bobcats, who took advantage of opportunities at the foul line.

Myrtle Point made 11 of its 13 free throws in the fourth.

"The first three quarters, our defense was awesome, awesome," said Ashland coach Emily Brookins, "and we had confidence on offense."

That waned in the final stanza.

"We started rushing the ball and not taking our time," said Brookins. "They were pressing like they had been the whole game, but we got a little quick in what we were doing. We weren't taking our time and playing our game."

Sarah Kasiah scored nine points for the Grizzlies, and Allison Shulenberger had eight points and four steals.

ASHLAND (35) — Shulenberger 8, Minor 4, Sar. Kasiah 9, Cochrane 2, Zehren 7, Marston 1, Michiels 4, Haynes 0. Totals: 15 2-6 35.

MYRTLE POINT (38) — Bateman 0, Meyer 3, Dewald 6, McCollum 7, Robison 14, McCrorey 8, Love 0, Kirkpatrick 0. Totals: 12 13-18 38.

Ashland 11 8 9 7 — 35

Myrtle Point 10 4 5 19 — 38

3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Sar. Kasiah 3), Myrtle Point 1 (Dewald).

Boys Basketball

WEST ALBANY 66, ASHLAND 48 — At Bend, Bryce Wells and Chad Sherwood combined for 27 points and West Albany (4-4) used a 20-8 run in the second quarter to take control in a Les Schwab Summit Holiday Tournament consolation game.

Ashland (4-5), which suffered its third straight defeat, was led by junior guards Billy Hansen (15 points) and Jake McCoy (12 points).

The Grizzlies, who play Marist at 9:45 a.m. today in the seventh-eighth-place game, took a 19-9 lead early in the second quarter before the wheels fell off.

"I don't know if we got tired or what, but it just looked like fatigue set in and we were subbing like mad," Ashland head coach Larry Kellems said.

"We're hoping that we can kind of get it together (today)," Kellems added.

WEST ALBANY (66) — Burner 10, McClain 4, Riley 0, LaCost 0, VanEaton 3, Roberts 10, Sherwood 13, Marrill 0, Schlagel 8, Wells 14, Bryant 4. Totals: 26 10-13 66.

ASHLAND (48) — Skinner 0, Mills 0, Heater 8, Hansen 15, Mickey 3, Hitchko 3, Finch 0, Presicci 7, Schlecht 0, McCoy 12, Good 0, Morrison 0. Totals: 19 3-7 48.

West Albany 9 20 22 15 — 66

Ashland 16 11 10 11 — 48

3-point goals — West Albany 4 (Sherwood 2, Burner 2), Ashland 7 (Hansen 4, Mickey 1, McCoy 2).