• South claims fourth in Red Bluff tourney

  • RED BLUFF, Calif. — Two timely defensive surges went a long way for the South Medford boys basketball team Saturday.

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  • RED BLUFF, Calif. — Two timely defensive surges went a long way for the South Medford boys basketball team Saturday.
    The Panthers cranked up their defensive intensity to outscore Enterprise 23-4 in the second quarter, then unleashed a similar choke hold to end the game on a 24-12 run in a 69-57 victory that was good for fourth place in the Red Bluff Holiday Classic.
    Junior wing Mark Winans had 24 points, three assists and three steals, and senior point guard Adrian Garcia had 11 points, seven assists and three steals to lead the Panthers (4-2), who have won 12 of 15 games over the last five years at the Classic.
    Jordan Spaschak scored 23 points and Brandon Evers 12 to pace Enterprise (8-2), which battled back to tie the game at 45 in the third quarter.
    "We really cranked it up defensively in the second quarter," South Medford head coach Dennis Murphy said. "There was probably about a 13-2 run there, and primarily we just started guarding so much better, which led to some easy baskets at the other end."
    After Enterprise made a game of it in the third, the Panthers again surged ahead, with Winans scoring 13 points in the second half.
    "(Winans) just started to relax and play," Murphy said. "He relaxed and shot the ball and when you do that, good things happen."
    Murphy also credited Trenton Monical with providing a spark off the bench, helping South leave the tourney with a confidence-boosting victory.
    "This was our best win of the season, against a formidable opponent," Murphy said.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (69) — Carpenter 9, Toreson 8, Garcia 11, Winans 24, Robertson 2, Orndoff 6, Massey 0, Mondry 5, Keepes 2, Monical 0, Lallo 2. Totals: 25 11-13 69.
    ENTERPRISE (57) — Angley 2, Crisosto 11, Woods 0, Spaschak 23, Saetcurn 0, Fitzhugh 7, Hague 0, Stewart 0, Hall 2, Deaver 0, Aytes 0, Evers 12. Totals: 26 4-5 57.
    South Medford 15 23 12 19 — 69
    Enterprise 23 4 18 12 — 57
    3-point goals — South Medford 8 (Carpenter 2, Toreson 1, Winans 4, Mondry 1), Enterprise 1 (Fitzhugh 1).
    NORTH VALLEY 56, COQUILLE 39 — At Coquille, North Valley's JJ Chirnside had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and Cameron Lyon chipped in 19 points in the Winterlake Classic championship.
    Chirnside was named the tournament most valuable player, while Lyon earned first-team honors.
    Wyatt McCue recorded 15 points and seven rebounds and Tristan Burke had five rebounds for the Knights (7-0), who led 27-14 at halftime.
    Larry Bowen scored 19 points for Coquille (6-2).
    NORTH VALLEY (56) — Lyon 19, Chirnside 15, McCue 15, Morsa 5, Burke 2, Vodicka 0, Calzada 0, Pina 0, Tappan 0. Totals: 23 5-7 56.
    COQUILLE (39) — Bowen 19, Owens 4, Miranda 3, Hodge 2, Mast 2, Faith 2, Edwards 7, Piburn 0, Arrant 0. Totals: 17 3-5 39.
    North Valley 13 14 15 14 — 56
    Coquille 9 5 9 16 — 39
    3-point goals — North Valley 5 (Lyon 3, McCue 1, Chirnside 1), Coquille 2 (Edwards 1, Miranda 1).
    JV score — North Valley 61, Coquille 20.
    NORTH LAKE 58, BUTTE FALLS 56 — At Butte Falls, North Lake's Matthew Henkel scored the go-ahead bucket with about 22 seconds to go and Butte Falls turned the ball over on the ensuing possession of the Mountain Valley League game.
    James Ramirez had 20 points and Evan Givens recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Loggers (2-4, 1-1 MVL).
    Jared McGonagle turned in eight points, 13 rebounds and four steals for Butte Falls, which committed 34 turnovers.
    Joshua Hand led North Lake (3-3, 1-1) with 19 points.
    NORTH LAKE (58) — Hand 19, B. Libolt 11, D. Libolt 10, Murphy 3, McElhatton 3, Pline 6, Henkel 6, McCord 0, Grassman 0, Chugg 0. Totals: 19 20-35 58.
    BUTTE FALLS (56) — Ramirez 20, Givens 17, Sutton 4, Cool-Hunsaker 4, Marley 3, McGonagle 8, Bateman 0. Totals: 23 9-15 56.
    North Lake 15 16 13 14 — 58
    Butte Falls 20 7 16 13 — 56
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 3 (Ramirez 2, Givens 1). Fouled out — Pline, Ramirez, McGonagle.
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