Beaverton overcomes its obstacles, 44-33

A young team survives 27 turnovers in victory over South Eugene
Dec. 27, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Alexis Montgomery attacks South Eugene's defense in the second quarter Thursday.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

LAKE OSWEGO - A bit of team discipline slowed the Beaverton offense Thursday, but not enough to keep the Beavers from the quarterfinals of the Nike Interstate Shootout girls basketball tournament.

Powered by a 20-point performance from freshman Alyssa Christiansen, the Beavers beat South Eugene 44-33 in the first round of the 16-team tournament.

Christiansen, a 5-foot-7 guard, had just two points in the first quarter as the Beavers trailed 8-7, but scored 11 in the second quarter with the aid of three 3-point baskets.
Danielle Hartzog added six points for Beaverton.

McKenna Vanderkley led a balanced scoring effort for South Eugene with seven points. Sasha Sims had six points for the Lady Axemen, who were outscored 16-7 in the second quarter to trail 23-15 at the half. South never mounted a consistent comeback in the second half..