Undefeated Black Tornado downs McNary

December 20, 2012

The undefeated North Medford girls basketball team extended its hot start on Wednesday, beating McNary 59-50 in nonleague action at North Medford High to improve to 5-0.

Senior post McKensey Peters turned in 15 points, 13 rebounds and four steals, sophomore wing Sydney Thomas scored 15 points and junior guard Joci Ellis chipped in 14 points while taking three charges for the Black Tornado, which led 31-23 at halftime.

Thomas scored eight of her points in the first quarter as North raced out to a 19-11 lead.

"We got off to a good start," North Medford head coach Tim Karrick said.

After some sloppy play to start the second half, the Black Tornado led by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter and hung on.

Sierra Randleman added six points against McNary (3-4).

MCNARY (50) — Tartak 0, Titchenal 3, Peterson 15, Koenig 0, Hingston 14, Rice 2, Darras 4, Hudgins 7, Strand 5. Totals: 19 9-17 50.

NORTH MEDFORD (59) — Ellis 14, Hogue 0, Koistinen 0, Thomas 15, Williamson 3, Peters 15, Martin 0, O'Conner 2, Becker 4, Randleman 6. Totals: 21 16-22 59.

McNary 11 12 11 16 — 50

North Medford 19 12 15 13 — 59

3-point goals — McNary 3 (Hingston 2, Titchenal 1), North Medford 1 (Williamson 1). Fouled out — Peterson.

JV result — McNary won.


Wrestling

CRATER 55, GRANTS PASS 19 — At Grants Pass, Crater used seven pins and two decisions to defeat Grants Pass in the Special District 4 dual.

Luke Mackey (106 pounds), Tyler Thomas (126), Morgan Walters (132), Nate Walters (138), Chase Mackey (160), Micah Walker (195) and Derrick Turituri (285) all won by fall.

Brooke Brower (113) and Tommy Winningham (145) were both victorious by decision.

106 — Luke Mackey, C, pinned Alex Bedoya, 1:07; 113 — Brooke Brower, C, dec. Justin Ariandson, 13-6; 120 — Casey Coulter, GP, pinned Walter Kurz, 2:38; 126 — Tyler Thomas, C, pinned Mason Roddy, 1:42; 132 — Morgan Walters, C, pinned Jordan Bellon, 4:28.

138 — Nate Walters, C, pinned Ted Sutters, 3:02; 145 — Tommy Winningham, C, dec. Taner Carrick, 11-2; *152 — Kjell Thorsen, GP, dec. Dillon Ulrey, 9-8; 160 — Chase Mackey, C, pinned Jeremy Nicholes, GP, 1:13.

170 — Cody Gray, GP, won by forfeit; 182 — Caeman Nicholes, GP, pinned Jacob Young, 1:07; 195 — Micah Walker, C, pinned Michael Danlohuizen, 2:34; 220 — James Jarrett, GP, dec. John Abrams, 9-1; 285 — Derrick Turituri, C, pinned Manuel Davila, 2:58.

* starting weight


Hockey

NORTH MEDFORD 13, CRATER 4 — Brothers Josh and Jeremy Wu combined for seven goals and three assists to lead North Medford.

Josh Wu scored four goals and dished out two assists and Jeremy Wu added three goals and one assist as the Black Tornado improved to 3-1. Also for North, Elise Snowden scored her first-ever varsity goal, and goalie Calvinn Casaday made 31 saves.

For Crater (0-4), JR Keyser and Dustin Gomez scored two goals each, and goalie Alec Looman made nine saves.

Crater 1 0 3 — 4

North Medford 4 4 5 — 13