• North boys open with triumph

  • BEND — North Medford boys basketball coach Scott Plankenhorn expected a slow start in the Black Tornado's season opener Friday against Bend.
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  • BEND — North Medford boys basketball coach Scott Plankenhorn expected a slow start in the Black Tornado's season opener Friday against Bend.
    But it didn't last long.
    North fell behind 6-2, then went on a 23-2 run — including 13 straight points — in a 60-47 nonconference victory.
    "It was a very nice way to start," Plankenhorn said of the win. "I knew we might be a little shaky early with all our young kids, then we exploded."
    He credited a sense of urgency on the defensive end for the turnaround.
    "It was just off the charts," said Plankenhorn. "We got steals, got the ball in transition, scored the ball, then got back and got after it."
    Sophomore guard Tristen Holmes paced the Tornado with 15 points. Senior Oshea Bailey had 14 points and six assists, and junior Julian Gray contributed 13 points and eight rebounds. Garrett Knox had seven boards.
    NORTH MEDFORD (60) — Gray 13, Bush 0, Klug 4, Bailey 14, Reyes 0, Ecker 1, Holmes 15, Polataivao 0, Browne-Moore 9, Powers 0, Knox 2, Sherbourne 2. Totals: 23-52 9-15 60.
    BEND (47) — Beaunarchais 3, Wetzell 2, Scott 12, Ricker 4, Stitler 4, Robinson 3, Connell 3, Johnson 3, Larson 13, Kearsley 0. Totals: 18-47 8-10 47.
    North Medford 20 12 13 15 — 60
    Bend 8 10 15 14 — 47
    3-point goals — North Medford 5-9 (Gray 1, Bailey 3, Holmes 1), Bend 3-11 (Robinson 1, Connell 1, Johnson 1).
    JV score — Bend 73, North Medford 50.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 52, SUMMIT 42 — At Bend, South Medford outscored Summit 14-1 in the final four minutes to rally for its first victory of the season.
    Jesse Mondry scored eight of his 10 points in the final period and Mark Winans, a junior transfer from North Medford, hit a 3-pointer to give the Panthers (1-1) the lead for good, 42-41.
    Winans finished with 14 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
    South senior point guard Adrian Garcia had a productive all-around game with nine points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (52) — Carpenter 2, Toreson 7, Garcia 9, Winans 14, Robertson 2, Orndoff 2, Mondry 10, Keepes 4, Lallo 2. Totals: 20-47 10-17 52.
    SUMMIT (42) — Lucas 0, Catte 9, Derman 3, Peters 14, Moyer 10, Mullen 2, Rasmussen 4, Menefee 0, Reeves 0, Higgins 0. Totals: 17-37 3-7 42.
    South Medford 14 8 14 16 — 52
    Summit 6 16 12 8 — 42
    3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Toreson, Winans 1), Summit 5 (Catte 2, Peters 1, Moyer 1, Derman 1).
    JV score — Summit 62, South Medford 51.
    WEST ALBANY 65, GRANTS PASS 60 — At Albany, junior point guard Brian Luther scored 18 points and dished out seven assists in a losing effort at the Bulldog Classic.
    Drake Brennan, a 6-foot-8 junior post for the Cavemen (0-4), pulled down 11 rebounds to go with eight points and three blocks. Micah Johnson had 15 points and four rebounds for GP.
    GRANTS PASS (60) — Johnson 15, Luther 18, McKinnley 9, Strempel 10, Brennan 8, Brooks 0, Iwamizu 0, Busald 0, Musser 0. Totals: 21 12-21 60.
    WEST ALBANY (65) — C. Dixon 4, C. Sherwood 22, Reid 4, B. Dixon 3, N. Sherwood 3, Schlegel 19, Bryant 7, Bodder 4. Totals: 24 13-20 65.
    Grants Pass 9 20 14 17 — 60
    West Albany 23 7 11 24 — 65
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (Luther 4, McKinnley 1, Strempel 1), West Albany 4 (C. Sherwood 1, Reid 1, B. Dixon 1, N. Sherwood 1).
    JV score — West Albany 69, Grants Pass 67.
    HENLEY 72, ASHLAND 54 — At Ashland, Henley's Jesse Hilyard and Josh Overstreet scored 13 points apiece to lead five Hornets (5-0) in double figures, with Overstreet also dishing out five assists in the nonleague game.
    For Ashland (1-4), sophomore guard Steen Fredrickson hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter on his way to 18 points, while junior guard Gabe Stanley hit three 3s on his way to a game-high 20.
    HENLEY (72) — Greif 12, Seater 10, Overstreet 13, Hilyard 13, Peterson 1, Mitchell 11, Mueller 8, Crain 4. Totals: 29 9-14 72.
    ASHLAND (54) — Kaegi 3, Walters 10, Fredrickson 18, Layton 3, Stanley 20, Feinberg 0, Kandaris 0. Totals: 18 7-11 54.
    Henley 6 25 19 22 — 72
    Ashland 6 16 18 14 — 54
    3-point goals — Henley 5 (Overstreet 3, Hilyard 1, Mitchell 1), Ashland 11 (Fredrickson 4, Walters 3, Stanley 3, Layton 1).
    JV result — Ashland won.
    NORTH VALLEY 74, EAGLE POINT 41 — At Eagle Point, four North Valley players scored in double figures in the nonconference win.
    Senior J.J. Chirnside had a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 12 blocks for North Valley (4-0).
    Knights senior Kevin Brazille led all scorers, finishing with 17 points and eight assists.
    EAGLE POINT (41) — Quintero 10, Hartman 8, Holmes 6, Edwards 4, Zerger 4, Huffman 3, Baker 2, Chavez 2, Barber 2, James 0, Morris 0, Rithman 0, Shelton 0. Totals: 14 10 -20 41.
    NORTH VALLEY (74) — Brazille 17, Lyon 15, Chirnside 14, McCue 11, Morsa 8, Pina 4, Nelson 2, Vodicka 2, Olmstead 1, Thompson 0, Burke 0, Tappan 0, Calzada 0, Eskitgis 0. Totals: 31 8-11 74.
    Eagle Point 9 11 6 15 — 41
    North Valley 19 21 18 16 — 74
    3-point goals — North Valley 4 (Morsa 2, McCue 1, Lyon 1), Eagle Point 3 (Quintero 1, Hartman 1, Huffman 1). Fouled out — Zerger.
    JV score — North Valley 54, Eagle Point 45.
    PHOENIX 52, BANDON 48 — At Brookings, inexperienced Phoenix overcame some first-game jitters and poor shooting to move into the finals of the four-team Brookings Invitational.
    Pirates' 6-foot-5 sophomore guard Jason Wyncoop went for a game-high 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Kenyon Mayers added nine points and seven rebounds for Phoenix (1-0).
    PHOENIX (52) — Wyncoop 19, Mayers 9, Morris 8, Kostios 6, Raffensperger 4, Jonousek 3, H. Mahaffey 2, Deras 1, Leavens 0, T. Mahaffey 0. Totals: 17 13-24 52.
    BANDON (48) — Henson 13, Shea 13, Whitte 7, Davidson 6, Wilhite 4, Peters 3, Cox 2, Coomer 0. Totals: 18 9-13 48.
    Phoenix 7 23 13 9 — 52
    Bandon 7 15 15 11 — 48
    3-point goals — Phoenix 5 (Wyncoop 3, Mayers 1, Morris 1), Bandon 3 (Henson 1, Shea 1, Peters 1). Fouled out — H. Mahaffey, Henson.
    MT. SHASTA 60, HIDDEN VALLEY 31 — At Yreka, Calif., Alan Rojas had nine points and seven steals for Hidden Valley in the Yreka Tournament.
    The Mustangs turned the ball over only 12 times.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (31) — Campbell 2, Bennett 1, Rojas 9, Chastain 2, Fields 6, Flynn 5, Garrison 3, Jarvis 2, Gilbert 1. Totals: 10 7-19 31.
    MT. SHASTA (60) — Gonzalez 14, Snure 11, Booth 10, Blakely 6, Ferguson 4, Gress 4, Padula 4, Accord 3, McMurray 2, Bekstrom 2. Totals: 23 11-18 60.
    Hidden Valley 9 7 8 7 — 31
    Mt. Shasta 12 14 17 18 — 60
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (Fields 2, Rojas 1, Flynn 1), Mt. Shasta 3 (Gonzalez 2, Accord 1).
    ST. MARY'S 39, DAYS CREEK 37 — At Medford, Kade Benton scored six fourth-quarter points to lead St. Mary's.
    With only two minutes left to play, Glenn Alvarez had a steal and a basket to give St. Mary's (3-3) the lead.
    Benton finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
    DAYS CREEK (37) — C. Orrison 7, C. Orrison 2, Fyller 11, Smith 13, Carter 1, Jackson 2, Klooster 1. Totals: 11 11-24 37.
    ST. MARY'S (39) — Alvarez 2, Lewis 7, Benton 13, Li 2, Vineyard 9, Crennen 6, Marchini 0, Gambee 0, Chen 0. Totals: 14 9-14 39.
    Day Creek 7 11 8 11 — 37
    St. Mary's 7 11 9 12 — 39
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Benton 1, Lewis 1).
    Fouled out — Fyller. Technical fouls — Marchini.
    ELKTON 64, ILLINOIS VALLEY 54 — At Elkton, senior forward Mack Epple scored 16 points to pace three Illinois Valley (1-2) players in double figures in the opening round of the Elkton Tip-Off Classic.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (54) — Sanchez 2, Epple 16, Welch 15, Robbins 13, Thompson 2, Davis 6, Hoelzle 0. Totals 22 9-15 54.
    ELKTON (64) — Maxwell 23, Baben 19, Buell 11, Dounda 5, Sky 2, Eboniuk 4, Leach 0, S. Dunas 0, L. Dunas 0. Totals 26 7-12 64.
    Illinois Valley 7 11 17 19 — 54
    Elkton 18 19 11 16 — 65
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (Robbins 1), Elkton 5 (Baben 3, Buell 1, Dounda 1). Fouled out—Epple, Baben.
    PROSPECT 42, POWERS 41 — At Camas Valley, Boston Ehlers had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Butte Falls played keepaway the final eight seconds to win in the Camas Valley Tournament.
    Powers made a basket from just inside halfcourt with eight seconds left to pull within one before the Cougars (3-1) ran out the clock.
    Prospect's Scotty Kennedy had nine points and eight rebounds and Kevin Baker eight rebounds, six steals and four blocks.
    PROSPECT (42) — Bliss 0, May 0, Ehlers 10, Reynolds 7, Roe 6, Baker 4, Kennedy 9, Rader 6. Totals: 18 5-14 42.
    POWERS (41) — Jackson 17, Mackensen 17, Pedrick 7, Stallard 0, Martinez 0. Totals: 16 5-10 41.
    Prospect 8 13 8 13 — 42
    Powers 13 5 10 13 — 41
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 1 (Roe 1), Powers 4 (Jackson 2, Mackensen 2).
    JV scores — Camas Valley 41, Butte Falls 29.
    C.S. LEWIS 54, BUTTE FALLS 41 — At Butte Falls, Evan Givens contributed a double-double for Butte Falls in the semifinal loss in the Cattle Guard Classic.
    Givens had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Loggers (1-2), who outrebounded the Newberg school, 33-22.
    C.S. LEWIS (54) — Martin 19, Hager 17, Nufer 9, LeBleu 6, Aguila 1, Friedrich 2. Totals: 21 7-12 54.
    BUTTE FALLS (41) — Givens 16, Ramirez 12, Cool-Hunsaker 7, Marley 2, McGonagle 2, Bateman 2, Sutton 0, Montgomory 0. Totals: 16 6-6 41.
    C.S. Lewis 14 9 18 13 — 54
    Butte Falls 16 2 13 10 — 41
    3-point goals — C.S. Lewis 5 (Martin 4, Hager 1), Butte Falls 3 (Ramirez 2, Givens 1).
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