North Medford registers OT victory at Summit

December 09, 2012

BEND — With just one starter returning from last year's third-place team at state, the North Medford boys basketball team was looking for some new players to step up.

And the Black Tornado received that boost from junior Julian Gray and sophomore Tristen Holmes in a 66-58 overtime victory against Summit on Saturday.

Holmes, a 6-foot-1 guard, led the team in scoring for the second consecutive game and Gray backed up a strong performance on Friday with another productive effort.

Holmes tossed in 16 points and Gray had seven points, six assists and five rebounds as North squandered a comfortable first-half lead but regrouped in overtime to post its second road victory in two nights.

"(Gray) gives us rebounding, defense and can assist the ball," said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. "Tristen Holmes shot the ball well and played good defense. It's been a nice start from those two youngsters."

The Black Tornado (2-0) came out with good intensity and built a 37-26 halftime lead. But a poor shooting third quarter (1-for-14) let the Storm cut the margin to five going into the final period and regulation ended tied at 51.

"The third quarter we could not put the ball in the basket," said Plankenhorn. "It didn't matter where we shot it from."

In overtime, the Black Tornado outscored Summit 15-7.

"We got a couple of easy baskets and got the lead," said Plankenhorn. "That forced them into a half-court trap and that led to some nice passes from our guards for layins from the backside."

Garrett Knox had six of his 10 points in the extra period and Aaron Browne-Moore, who finished with 14, chipped in four.

Knox, a 6-5 senior post, had a team-best 14 rebounds and Browne-Moore pulled down eight.

"We played awful good in spurts," said Plankenhorn. "We responded when we had to with some nice runs."

NORTH MEDFORD (66) — Gray 7, Klug 6, Bailey 7, Reyes 2, Holmes 16, Browne-Moore 14, Knox 10, Sherbourne 4. Totals: 25-54 13-25 66.

SUMMIT (58) — Lucas 4, Cattell 17, Peters 9, Moyer 16, Mullen 4, Ritchey 3, Reeves 2, Rasmussen 3, Menefee 0. Totals: 21-52 13-19 58.

North Medford 22 15 5 9 15 — 66

Summit 13 13 11 14 7 — 58

3-point goals — North Medford 3-14 (Holmes 2, Bailey 1), Summit 3 (Cattell 1, Moyer 2). Fouled out — Knox, Menefee.

JV score — North Medford 69, Summit 55.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 68, CRATER 52 — At Central Point, Race Reiter had 13 points and seven rebounds and Cody Dismukes 11 points, six rebounds and three assists for Crater (0-3) in nonleague play.

Mitch Modin poured in 24 points for Mountain View (3-0), which led by just two points heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring the Comets 20-6.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (68) — Modin 24, Holly 8, Haugen 3, Ruth 2, Webb 0, Lannin 14, Logan 4, Hielm 2, Siefken 10, Wilcox 0, Kurzyrowski 1. Totals: 25 18-29 68.

CRATER (52) — Reiter 13, Bennett 0, Stewart 5, Erskine 2, Martin 2, Marineau 3, Dismukes 11, Jaasko 6, Lane 4, Orozco 2, Morgan 4. Totals: 22 5-9 52.

Mountain View 19 13 16 20 — 68

Crater 14 16 16 6 — 52

3-point goals — Mountain View 2 (Modin 1, Lannin 1), Crater 3 (Stewart 1, Jaasko 2). Fouled out — Dismukes, Stewart.

JV result — Crater won.

GRANTS PASS 61, MARSHFIELD 50 — At Albany, Micah Johnson had 20 points and seven rebounds and Dylan Stempel added 18 points and three steals to lead Grants Pass in the consolation final at the West Albany Tournament.

Brian Luther added 11 points, six assists and four rebounds for the Cavemen (1-5), while Sean Brooks had five rebounds and three assists and Drake Brennan pulled down six boards.

MARSHFIELD (50) — Olson 3, Cooper 6, Miles 5, Woods 19, Howerton 11, Bunnell 2, Trendell 4, Burton 0, Torres 0, Boler 0. Totals: 18 7-10 50.

GRANTS PASS (61) — Johnson 20, Brooks 4, Luther 11, McKinley 5, Strempel 18, Brennan 3, Iwamizu 0, Busald 0, Meadows 0, Musser 0. Totals: 23 12-22 61.

Marshfield 12 9 11 18 — 50

Grants Pass 21 11 13 16 — 61

3-point goals — Marshfield 7 (Olson 1, Cooper 2, Miles 1, Howerton 3), Grants Pass 3 (McKinley 1, Strempel 2).

LA PINE 55, ASHLAND 52 — At Ashland, senior post Connor Kaegi scored a career-high 25 points but didn't get much help as Ashland let a five-point halftime lead slip away in a nonconference game at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Steen Fredrickson and Gabe Stanely added 11 points apiece for the Grizzlies (1-5), who struggled against the Hawks' halfcourt press and missed two 3-pointers in the final 16 seconds that would have tied the game.

Cameron Kraft scored 17 points and Tyler Parsons 15 to pace La Pine (3-2).

La PINE (55) — Kraft 17, Parsons 15, Syres 2, Boen 2, A. Ramirez 2, J. Ramirez 7, Gacke 4, Wieber 6, Siauw 0. Totals: 22 6-8 55.

ASHLAND (52) — Kaegi 25, Kandaris 3, Fredrickson 11, Walters 0, Feinberg 0, Layton 2, Stanely 11. Totals: 20 10-14 52.

La Pine 13 12 14 16 — 55

Ashland 18 12 11 11 — 52

3-point goals — LaPine 5 (Kraft 2, Parsons 3), Ashland 2 (Kandaris 1, Fredrickson 1). Fouled out — J. Ramirez.

DEL NORTE 51, PHOENIX 38 — At Brookings, Hunter Mahaffey turned in nine points and 11 rebounds and Tyson Morris chipped in eight points for Phoenix in the championship of the four-team Brookings-Harbor Invitational.

Jason Wyncoop added seven points for the Pirates (1-1), who trailed by four entering the final quarter before being outscored 17-8.

PHOENIX (38) — Mahaffey 9, Wyncoop 7, Morris 8, Deras 5, Raffensperger 4, Kotsios 2, Leavens 2, Mayers 1. Totals: 14 8-10 38.

DEL NORTE (51) — Maready 9, DeArnan 8, Gruden 7, Japp 7, Carpenter 6, Pease 8, Quick 4, Zapata 2, Westbrook 0, Herrera 0. Totals: 19 11-13 51.

Phoenix 6 12 12 8 — 38

Del Norte 12 10 12 17 — 51

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Wyncoop 1, Morris 1), Del Norte 2 (Gruden 1, Maready 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 51, YREKA 31 — At Yreka, Calif., Alan Rojas had 14 points and five steals and JJ Flynn scored 12 points for Hidden Valley in the Mount Shasta Holiday Tournament.

Kody Garrison added 10 rebounds and McKinnon Bennett five points and five steals for the Mustangs (2-3).


HIDDEN VALLEY (51) — Rojas 14, Flynn 12, Hults 8, Chastain 7, Bennett 5, Fields 2, Gilbert 2, Jarvis 1, Garrison 0, Campbell 0, Elkins 0. Totals: 15 12-15 51.

YREKA (31) — Currie 8, Culp 5, Phason 7, Berry 4, Sallers 3, Pom 2, Casoli 2. Totals: 9 12-21 31.

Hidden Valley 17 20 1 13 — 51

Yreka 5 13 4 9 — 31

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 5 (Flynn 1, Chastain 1, Rojas 1, Bennett 1, Hults 1), Yreka 1 (Culp 1).

GOLD BEACH 58, ROGUE RIVER 52 — At Gold Beach, Rogue River's Andy Valencia had 16 points and Shawn Donahue added 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a losing effort.

The Chieftains (0-4) outscored Gold Beach (2-1) 12-7 in the third quarter to knot the score at 43 but managed only nine points in the final frame.

For Gold Beach, Garrett Litterell scored 16 points and Garrett Dolan 15.

ROGUE RIVER (52) — Valencia 16, Campbell 3, Donahue 13, Ehrhardt 7, Strickland 2, Perston 6, Schmidt 0, Gretz 5. Totals: 20 3-6 52.

GOLD BEACH (58) — Minor 6, Litterell 16, Edwards 6, Carter 10, Robison 5, Dolan 15, Krieger 0. Totals: 24 7-11 58.

Rogue River 20 11 12 9 — 52

Gold Beach 15 21 7 15 — 58

3-point goals — Rogue River 9 (Valencia 4, Campbell 1, Ehrhardt 2, Perston 2), Gold Beach 3 (Litterell 2, Robison 1).

JV score — Rogue River 35, Gold Beach 27.

  • ILLINOIS VALLEY 38, NORTH DOUGLAS 14 — At Elkton, Illinois Valley (2-2) routed North Douglas (0-6) at the Elkton Tipoff Tournament.
  • PHOENIX JV 58, BUTTE FALLS 41 — At Butte Falls, Tyler Hague scored 20 points, Zach Champion 11 and Triston Hay 10 to lead Phoenix JV to the win in the Cattle Guard Classic.

For Butte Falls (1-3), Evan Givens had 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals, and Cameron Marley produced 11 points, four rebounds and three steals.

PHOENIX JV (58) — Hague 20, Hay 10, Navarro 7, Champion 11, Ambrocio 4, Mejia 6, Gotlnick 0. Totals: 25 8-12 58.

BUTTE FALLS (41) — Givens 15, Marley 11, Sutton 2, Cool-Hunsaker 6, Ramirez 2, McGonagle 4, Bateman 1, Montgomery 0. Totals: 18 4-14 41.

Phoenix JV 15 13 18 12 — 58

Butte Falls 8 8 13 12 — 41

3-point goals — Butte Falls 1 (Givens 1).

CAMAS VALLEY 54, PROSPECT 46 — At Camas Valley, Camas Valley (3-0) topped Prospsect (3-2) in the Camas Valley Invitational.