• Black Tornado blows by Hornets in opener

  • The North Medford girls basketball team used a key second-half surge — and a boatload of steals — to put away Henley in its season opener on Wednesday.

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  • The North Medford girls basketball team used a key second-half surge — and a boatload of steals — to put away Henley in its season opener on Wednesday.
    The Black Tornado, which led 21-13 at halftime, scored the first eight points of the third quarter to pull away.
    Senior post Maryssa Becker helped lead the charge with nine points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Sydney Thomas added 10 points, two assists and two steals.
    Joci Ellis turned in six points, five assists and three steals for North, which finished with 21 takeaways to nine turnovers.
    Tara Moates paced Henley with six points.
    HENLEY (22) — Turner 4, Mueller 0, DeLonge 3, Parker 5, Moates 6, Older 2, Haigh 0, Kochenderfer 2. Totals: 10 2-3 22.
    NORTH MEDFORD (43) — Ellis 6, Hogue 1, Anderson 2, Martin 0, Thomas 10, Peters 5, Koistinen 2, O'Connor 4, Williamson 0, Randleman 4, Becker 9. Totals: 14 15-23 43.
    Henley 7 6 6 3 — 22
    North Medford 11 10 15 7 — 43
    EAGLE POINT 73, PLEASANT HILL 64 — At Eagle Point, senior Casie Johnson led Eagle Point to an opening-night victory with 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
    Ashley Howard led Pleasant Hill with 19 points, but the Billies missed 13 free throws.
    Freshman guard Adriene Wood finished with 14 points, eight assists and seven steals for the Eagles, while Sydney May had 13 points and Bailey Cooper added 11.
    PLEASANT HILL (64) — Howard 19, Boyd 14, Leavitt 10, Brown 8, Stevens 5, King 3, Brooks 3, Williams 2.
    EAGLE POINT (73) — Johnson 25, Wood 14, May 13, Cooper 11, Pena 4, Cowden 4, Bradshaw 2, Nielsen 0, Hoefft 0.
    Pleasant Hill 9 19 19 17 — 64
    Eagle Point 19 13 19 22 — 73
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Wood 2, May 1, Cooper 1), Pleasant Hill 1 (King 1). Fouled out — Pena, May.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 28, HIDDEN VALLEY 26 — At Murphy, Jazmine Hancock made a momentum-shifting 3-pointer to help Illinois Valley rally from a five-point, fourth-quarter deficit and earn the nonconference victory.
    The Cougars forced 21 turnovers and outscored the Mustangs 11-4 in the fourth quarter.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (28) — Hancock 11, LaFlamme 5, Dixon 8, Crow 3, Brooks 1, T. Frederick 0, S. Frederick 0, Wellen 0. Totals: 8 10 28.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (26) — Taylor 2, McGuinness 2, Davis 6, Richardson 6, Goree 4, Hansen 6, Harmen 0, Deves 0. Totals: 11 4 26.
    Illinois Valley 10 5 2 11 — 28
    Hidden Valley 2 12 8 4 — 26
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 2 (Hancock 2).
    JV score — Hidden Valley 36, Illinois Valley 18.
    LA ADVENTIST 31, RV ADVENTIST 23 — At Angwin, Calif., Ashton Petray tallied 11 points and Kaelyn Scott had seven to pace Rogue Valley Adventist in the opening game of the Pioneer Invitational.
    Tasia Gilmore added five points for the Hawks (0-1), who were outscored 16-7 in the second half by Los Angeles Adventist.
    RV ADVENTIST (23) — Petray 11, Scott 7, Gilmore 5, Bartley 0, Zamora 0, Bates 0, Haugen 0. Totals: 8-44 5-9 23.
    LA ADVENTIST (31) — Hewett 18, I. Starks 4, T. Starks 0, Moore 0, Gaines 0, Cartwright 2, Daniels 5, Hogans 2, McCoy 0, Green 0. Totals: 14-56 1-3 31.
    RV Adventist 10 6 0 7 — 23
    LA Adventist 6 9 8 8 — 31
    3-point goals — RV Adventist 2-10 (Scott 1, Gilmore 1), LA Adventist 2-6 (Hewett 2).
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