• Crater boys come up short in comeback bid

  • EUGENE — Crater's furious comeback attempt ran out of time Saturday against host South Eugene during boys basketball play in the Connor Ausland Memorial Tipoff Tournament.

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  • EUGENE — Crater's furious comeback attempt ran out of time Saturday against host South Eugene during boys basketball play in the Connor Ausland Memorial Tipoff Tournament.
    The Comets trailed by 22 points heading into the fourth quarter before whittling that deficit down to two possessions in the final minute, only to come up short 51-47 to the Axemen in their home gym.
    Poor shooting and turnover issues cost Crater (0-2) in the early going but the Comets were able to regroup with a fourth-quarter flurry that also saw their head coach ejected from the game after receiving two technical fouls with about two minutes to go.
    "I've got a wonderful group of kids that never give up and played with passion and intensity which no other Crater team that I've seen plays with," said Crater head coach John Parent. "It was a better loss than any win that you could have against a lesser opponent. The kids were phenomenal. They rallied behind each other and rallied behind everything we did. If we had done it the same way for 32 minutes it would obviously have been a much different game but you can't fault their effort at the end."
    Cody Dismukes had 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to pace the Comets, while RJ Morgan added nine points and four rebounds.
    Crater, which finished the game under the guidance of assistant coach Ryan Bittle, pulled within four points and had the ball but turned it over in transition inside the final minute.
    Brandon Thompson scored 18 points and Eli Lininger had 16 to lead the Axemen (2-0).
    SOUTH EUGENE (51) — Richards 5, Strgar 0, Emrick 4, Moran 8, Lininger 16, Bassett 0, Lea 0, Thompson 18, Richardson 0. Totals: 17 14-23 51.
    CRATER (47) — Bennett 0, Stewart 7, Erskine 4, Martin 0, Marineau 0, Dismukes 17, Jaasko 0, Lane 4, Reiter 6, Orozco 0, Gustafson 0, Morgan 9. Totals: 15 14-19 47.
    South Eugene 17 10 16 8 — 51
    Crater 8 5 8 26 — 47
    3-point goals — South Eugene (Moran 2, Richards 1), Crater 3 (Stewart 1, Dismukes 1, Morgan 1). Technical fouls — Crater head coach Parent 2.
    WEST SALEM 82, GRANTS PASS 66 — At Eugene, Alex Roth poured in 46 points to lead West Salem in the Connor Ausland Memorial Tipoff Tournament at South Eugene High.
    Micah Johnson had 16 points and five rebounds and Sean Brooks added 15 points for Grants Pass (0-2). Dylan Strempel added 13 points and three steals and Brian Luther had nine assists.
    WEST SALEM (82) — Erickson 18, Cavell 10, Alex Roth 46, Henry 4, Fedler 4, Hall 0, Kizer 0. Totals: 25 26-29 82.
    GRANTS PASS (66) — Johnson 16, Brooks 15, Luther 4, McKinley 3, Strempel 13, Busald 7, Brennan 8, Iwamizu 0, Jensen 0, Musser 0. Totals: 26 10-13 66.
    West Salem 16 23 18 25 — 82
    Grants Pass 25 15 13 13 — 66
    3-point goals — West Salem 6 (Erickson 2, Cavell 1, Roth 3), Grants Pass 4 (Brooks 1, McKinley 1, Strempel 1, Busald 1). Fouled out — Johnson, Luther.
    NORTH VALLEY 64, EAGLE POINT 48 — At Eagle Point, North Valley's Kevin Brazille made 11 of his 12 free throws on his way to a team-high 21 points.
    J.J. Chirnside chipped in a double-doubled with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Knights (2-0).
    Junior guard Jorge Quintero led Eagle Point with 16 points.
    NORTH VALLEY (64) — Brazille 21, Lyon 14, Chirnside 11, McCue 9, Morsa 7, Burke 1, Tappan 1, Olmstead 0, Vodicka 0 Calzada 0, Nelson 0, Pina 0. Totals: 22 19-23 64.
    EAGLE POINT (48) — Quintero 16, Chavez 11, James 9, Edwards 8, Holmes 4, Barber 0, Morris 0, Hurtman 0, Dixon 0, Zerger 0, Rittiman 0, Huffman 0, Baker 0, Shelton 0. Totals: 19 6-12 48.
    North Valley 9 16 16 23 — 64
    Eagle Point 6 14 12 16 — 48
    3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Morsa 1), Eagle Point 4 (James 3, Quintero 1).Technical foul — Churnside.
    JV score — North Valley 56, Eagle Point 51.
    BUTTE FALLS 47, GLENDALE 40 — At Canyonville, James Ramirez had 17 points, six rebounds and two assists to lead Butte Falls to victory in the third-place game of the Canyonville Tournament.
    Cameron Marley added 10 points, six rebounds and two steals for the Loggers (1-1), who jumped out to a 19-10 lead after one quarter of play. Jared McGonagle added a team-high seven rebounds.
    For Glendale, Nathan Ring scored nine points.
    GLENDALE (40) — Ring 9, Stewart 8, Rodriguez 7, Lopez 4, Dickson 5, Loghry 7. Totals: 17 8-17 40.
    BUTTE FALLS (47) — Ramirez 17, Givens 10, Cool-Hunsaker 8, Marley 10, McGonagle 2, W. Bateman 0, Sutton 0. Totals: 19 9-12 47.
    Glendale 10 14 7 9 — 40
    Butte Falls 19 7 11 10 — 47
    3-point goals — Glendale 2 (Rodriguez 1, Dickson 1).
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