• 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).
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