• South Medford falls to Lapray, Sprague

  • SALEM — The South Medford boys basketball team wasn't prepared for A.J. Lapray and Sprague.

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  • SALEM — The South Medford boys basketball team wasn't prepared for A.J. Lapray and Sprague.
    Guided by the University of Oregon-bound Lapray, the Olympians came out blazing and the Panthers were never able to weather an early deficit as Sprague earned a 71-61 decision on Friday.
    "They came out on fire and we just weren't ready for it," South Medford coach Dennis Murphy said. "(The Olympians) were in a situation where they needed a win and they took it right to us. We just didn't really come ready to play and, consequently, found ourselves down by 16 in the first quarter."
    Despite the 26-10 deficit, the Panthers (4-3) never made it easy for Sprague (2-5) in the second half and got within as many as six points in the fourth quarter.
    Lapray scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half and made five 3-pointers. After the intermission, the 6-foot-5 guard/forward converted just two baskets but made up some ground by going 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.
    The Olympians went 10-for-12 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to hold South Medford's rally in check.
    Adrian Garcia paced the Panthers with 16 points and added five assists and three rebounds.
    The Panthers received 11 points from Mark Winans with Bryson Carpenter, Ben Orndoff and Jesse Mondry chipping in nine points apiece. Mondry also pulled down eight boards.
    Sprague's 6-8 post Tanner Morgan made his first appearance of the season and gave the Panthers problems in the middle. He finished with 14 points.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (61) — Carpenter 9, Toreson 6, Garcia 16, Winans 11, Robertson 0, Orndoff 9, Massey 0, Mondry 9, Keepes 0, Lallo 1. Totals: 21 10-14 61.
    SPRAGUE (71) — Frazier 0, Sipple 0, T. Morgan 14, Gage 6, Wilson 0, Parsell 7, Lapray 33, Kim 0, Brotton 9, Long 2, Collins 0, H. Morgan 0. Totals: 25 15-19 71.
    South Medford 10 13 20 18 — 61
    Sprague 26 9 19 17 — 71
    3-point goals — South Medford 9 (Mondry 3, Toreson 2, Carpenter 1, Winans 1, Orndoff 1, Garcia 1), Sprague 6 (Lapray 5, Parsell 1).
    JV result — South Medford won.
    TUALATIN 105, NORTH MEDFORD 75 — At Lake Oswego, senior post Brandon DeBerry came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points, but North Medford had 18 turnovers in the first half and was ran off the court on the first day of the Lakeside Holiday Classic.
    Tristen Holmes added 16 points and Aaron Brown-Moore scored 15, all in the first half, for North Medford (3-1), which trailed 65-38 at the half.
    Randall Tainer scored 16 points to lead five Timberwolves in double figures. Tualatin (3-3) hit six of its 15 3-pointers in the first quarter to jump out to a 37-20 lead.
    North Medford will play Glencoe today in the round-robin tournament.
    NORTH MEDFORD (75) — Gray 3, Bush 2, Klug 0, Bailey 5, Reyes 0, Ecker 2, Holmes 16, Browne-Moore 14, Knox 15, DeBerry 16, Sherbourne 2. Totals: 32 11-20 75.
    TUALATIN (105) — Allred 4, Fishback 2, Osborn 2, McDonnell 14, Tainer 16, Michael 14, Scott 13, Boos 6, Bennett 3, Okon 13, Cook 3, Shockloss 4, Wiersma 11. Totals: 43 4-6 105.
    North Medford 20 18 17 20 — 75
    Tualatin 37 28 26 14 — 105
    3-point goals — Tualatin 15 (McDonnell 4, Tainer 3, Boos 2, Wiersma 2, Scott 1, Bennett 1, Okon 1, Cook 1).
    CRATER 68, SOUTH ALBANY 47 — At Dallas, Crater used a big first half to down South Albany and advance to today's Dallas Holiday Tournament title game.
    Tanner Jaasko scored 13 points and Evan Erskine turned in 10 points, four assists and four steals for the Comets (4-3), who outscored West Albany 25-14 in the first quarter and led 43-23 at halftime.
    Race Reiter had six points and nine rebounds for Crater, which has won four straight.
    Brandon McKnight scored 11 for South Albany (2-6).
    SOUTH ALBANY (47) — Brown 8, Morgan 9, Tibbett 2, Havlin 0, Gable 5, Downer 1, Griffith 3, Smith 5, McKnight 11, Burch 3. Totals: 14 10-15 47.
    CRATER (68) — Bennett 6, Stewart 4, Erskine 10, Martin 0, Marineau 7, Dismukes 7, Jaasko 13, Lane 4, Reiter 6, Asher 0, Orozco 5, Morgan 6. Totals: 26 11-22 68.
    South Albany 14 9 10 14 — 47
    Crater 25 18 6 19 — 68
    3-point goals — South Albany 9 (Brown 2, Morgan 3, McKnight 2, Griffith 1, Burch 1), Crater 5 (Jaasko 3, Marineau 1, Morgan 1).
    EAGLE POINT 64, SOUTH UMPQUA 61, OT — At Myrtle Point, Cesar Chavez scored 21 points and Jorge Quintero added 14 points, sending the game into overtime on a driving layin with about eight seconds left at the Hometown Hardware Holiday Tournament.
    Justin Hartman had 12 points for Eagle Point (5-2), which rallied from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter.
    Erik Johnson scored 15 points for South Umpqua (6-4).
    EAGLE POINT (64) — Chavez 21, Quintero 14, Hartman 12, Zerger 6, Rittiman 2, Holmes 8, Dole 1, James 0. Totals 20-37 14-17 64.
    SOUTH UMPQUA (61) — Johnson 15, Yarbrough 9, Page 13, Phillips 11, Holloway 6, B. Johnson 7, Loper 0, Ball 0. Totals 20-40 16-21 61.
    Eagle Point 10 16 10 15 13 — 64
    South Umpqua 7 16 22 6 10 — 61
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Hartman 1, Chavez 1, Zerger 1), South Umpqua 5 (Johnson 3, Page 1, Holloway 1). Fouled out — Zerger.
    REGIS 58, HIDDEN VALLEY 51 — At Aurora, Mike Hults scored 15 points and Kody Garrison added four points, seven rebounds and five assists for Hidden Valley at the eight-team North Marion Holiday Classic.
    Alan Rojas turned in eight points and five steals for the Mustangs (2-6), who trailed 37-25 at halftime.
    Victor Rodriguez had 15 points for Regis (4-4).
    HIDDEN VALLEY (51) — Hults 16, Rojas 8, Jarvis 8, Fields 7, Flynn 6, Garrison 4, Vaughn 2, Chastain 0, Bennett 0. Totals: 17 8-12 51.
    REGIS (58) — V. Rodriguez 15, Piccirilli 10, Minten 10, Fessler 9, Reynolds 8, Gescher 4, Frith 2, Moore 0, Woodcock 0, D. Rodriguez 0. Totals: 19 14-18 58.
    Hidden Valley 16 9 16 10 — 51
    Regis 19 18 9 12 — 58
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 3 (Hults 2, Fields 1), Regis 2 (V. Rodriguez 1, Piccirilli 1). Fouled out — Hults, Garrison.
    JV score — Regis 54, Hidden Valley 52, OT.
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