Gladstone whips Crook County behind 33 points by Grace Campbell
The Crook County Cowgirls had no answer for Grace Campbell Friday night as the Gladstone senior scored 33 points, leading the Gladiators to a decisive 55-23 victory over the Cowgirls.
Crook County played well early in the game, trading baskets with Gladstone for the entire first quarter.
The two teams were knotted up at 10 points apiece entering the second quarter before Gladstone went on an 18-1 streak in the second quarter to blow the game wide open.
Trailing 28-11 heading into the third quarter, the Cowgirls tried to regroup. Crook County stayed even with Gladstone for the entire third but were unable to make up any ground.
The Cowgirls trailed 35-16 to start the fourth.
Much like the second quarter, the Cowgirls struggled in the final frame as Gladstone pulled away, outscoring Crook County 20-7 in the period.
Campbell was a one-girl wrecking ball in the game. The senior guard was the only player in the game in double figures, hitting 13 of 33 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers. Campbell went 5-7 from the foul line, pulled down 12 rebounds, and picked up eight steals in the contest.
Cameron Cronin added six points for the Gladiators, while Dessie Alvarado chipped in with five.
The Cowgirls were led by Emma Ackley, who finished with six points and nine rebounds. However, Ackley struggled from the floor the entire night, hitting just one of eight shots. She was better from the free-throw line, hitting four of seven shots.
Gracie Kasberger hit five points for the Cowgirls, while Kennedy Buckner and Odessa Tramel-Green added four points apiece.
Tramel-Green also pulled down 10 rebounds, while McKinzee Mode pulled down eight.
With the win, Gladstone improved to 10-13 overall and 6-3 in conference play. The Gladiators, who are currently tied for second in the Tri-Valley Conference with Molalla, finish out the regular season tonight with a road game against the fourth-place Rangers, 3-6, 6-16.
Meanwhile, the Cowgirls fell to 1-8 in conference play and 5-18 overall.
Crook County will close out their season tonight with a home game against the league champion Madras White Buffalos, 9-0, 20-2.
The White Buffalos have not lost a game since late December when they dropped a game to Class 5A Bend. Winners of 13 games in a row, the high-flying White Buffalos average just over 57 points a game while giving up just 37.
By contrast, Crook County is averaging 33 points a game, and giving up nearly 50.
It's senior night for the Cowgirls, with gametime scheduled for 7 p.m.
Gladstone 55, Crook County 23
Friday, February 16
Crook County 10 1 5 7 — 23
Gladstone 10 18 7 20 — 55
Crook County (23) — Emma Ackley 6, Kasberger 5, Buckner 4, Tramel-Green 4, Mode 2, Barker 2, Denney, Freeman, Hutchins. Totals: 8 7-15 23.
Gladstone (55) — Grace Campbell 33, Cronin 6, Alvarado 5, Asad 4, Rowley 3, Tatom 2, Clinkscales 2, Pope, Tatom, S. Pinner,T. Pinner, Holzworth. Totals: 22 6-13 55.
Three-point goals — Crook County: None. Gladstone: Cronin 2, Campbell 2, Alvarado.