• Crater rallies for key win over North Medford

  • CENTRAL POINT — Cody Dismukes scored eight of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter as Crater rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final frame to stun North Medford, 60-58, Wednesday in the Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball opener for both teams at Crater High School.
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  • CENTRAL POINT — Cody Dismukes scored eight of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter as Crater rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final frame to stun North Medford, 60-58, Wednesday in the Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball opener for both teams at Crater High School.
    After Evan Erskine's steal and breakaway layup gave Crater its first lead of the game with 45 seconds to go, another North Medford turnover led to a pair of free throws by Crater's Tommy Stewart, giving the Comets a four-point cushion. North's Oshea Bailey hit a floater in the lane to cut it to two, and after Stewart missed the front end of a one-and-one the Black Tornado had one last shot.
    North opted to go for the win, but Tristen Holmes' long 3-point attempt missed and the Comets (7-4, 1-0 SOH) celebrated what is believed to be their first win over North Medford (7-3, 0-1)) since 1999.
    "To get a signature win like this is huge for us and hopefully we can keep that momentum going," said Crater head coach John Parent, whose Comets already have as many wins as they had all of last season. "These kids have been through a lot of blood, sweat and tears, and to have something like that happen to them — I'm really proud of them."
    Dismukes added six rebounds and two assists and Erskine had 11 points, four assists and four steals.
    Brandon DeBerry scored 11 and Bailey 10 for the Tornado, which lost a double-overtime thriller to another SOH foe, South Medford, in Saturday's Abby's Holiday Classic championship.
    North jumped out to a 23-17 lead after one and was up 37-25 at the half before the Comets began to cut into the lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Kory Bennett and RJ Morgan tied the game with about 1:30 to go.
    Morgan and Erskine defended on Holmes' last-gasp 3, which beat the buzzer before clanging off the rim and backboard.
    Parent said his first reaction was, "a little shock at first, and then unbelievable joy."
    NORTH MEDFORD (58) — Gray 6, Klug 4, Bailey 10, Holmes 8, Browne-Moore 6, Knox 8, Reyes 0, DeBerry 11, Sherbourne 5. Totals: 22 11-11 58.
    CRATER (60) — Bennett 3, Erskine 11, Martin 3, Marineau 2, Dismukes 14, Jaasko 8, Lane 5, Reiter 3, Orozco 0, Morgan 9, Stewart 2. Totals: 23 9-14 60.
    North Medford 23 14 9 12 — 58
    Crater 17 8 13 22 — 60
    3-point goals — North Medford 3 (Bailey 2, Sherbourne 1), Crater 5 (Bennett 1, Martin 1, Jaasko 2, Morgan 1).
    JV result — North Medford won.
    ROSEBURG 54, GRANTS PASS 50 — At Grants Pass, Roseburg used a 26-18 surge in the fourth quarter to rally in the Southern Oregon Hybrid opener.
    Alex Johnson scored 16 points and Andrew Weber added 10 for the Indians (8-2, 1-0 SOH), who were 14-for-14 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and 20-for-20 overall.
    Grants Pass (3-6, 0-1), which led by as much as 12 points in the third quarter, got 22 points from Dylan Strempel and 10 points and six rebounds from Micah Johnson. Brian Luther added eight points and five assists.
    ROSEBURG (54) — Seely 5, Reid 8, Lent 4, A. Johnson 16, S. Johnson 2, Groshong 7, Taylor 2, Weber 10, Haskett 0. Totals: 15 20-20 54.
    GRANTS PASS (50) — Johnson 10, Luther 8, McKinley 4, Strempel 22, Brennan 6, Brooks 0, Busald 0, Musser 0. Totals: 14 18-25 50.
    Roseburg 6 10 12 26 — 54
    Grants Pass 11 9 12 18 — 50
    3-point goals — Roseburg 4 (Seely 1, Reid 2, Groshong 1), Grants Pass 4 (Strempel 4).
    JV result — Grants Pass won.
    EAGLE POINT 63, MAZAMA 42 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point snapped a two-game slide with the nonconference win at home and improved to 8-4 overall while Class 4A Mazama dropped to 7-6.
    No further information was made available as of press time.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 54, ROGUE RIVER 50 — At Grants Pass, Shawn Donahue had 25 points and eight rebounds and Seth Gretz added 10 rebounds and six points for Rogue River (4-7) in a nonconference loss.
    Dereak Albright scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds to pace New Hope Christian (6-3), while Daniel Rossiter had 17 rebounds and eight points and Austin Abbott netted 16 points.
    ROGUE RIVER (50) — Donahue 25, Valencia 8, Campbell 5, Ehrhardt 4, Strickland 2, Schmidt 0, Gretz 6, Lawson 0. Totals: 20 4-9 50.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (54) — Huttemma 2, Allbright 25, Jones 0, Abbott 16, Merlos 3, Rossiter 8. Totals: 18 14-22 54.
    Rogue River 14 10 12 14 — 50
    New Hope Christian 6 16 7 25 — 54
    3-point goals — Rogue River 6 (Valencia 1, Campbell 1, Donahue 4), New Hope Christian 4 (Allbright 3, Abbott 1).
    JV score — Rogue River 65, New Hope Christian 13.
    CRATER 49, NORTH MEDFORD 48 — Courtney Setzer scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and Britt Scott added a key 3-pointer in the final frame to rally Crater in the Southern Oregon Hybrid opener for both teams at North Medford High.
    McKensey Peters had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Black Tornado (7-2, 0-1 SOH), which held a second-half lead until the final minute. Hindering North Medford's cause was a 9-for-28 effort from the free-throw line.
    Katie Williamson drained her third 3-pointer with five seconds to go to pull North within one point but, after two free throw misses by the Comets (5-4, 1-0), the Tornado didn't have much chance at a go-ahead attempt with one second to go.
    Becca Heard added eight points and Kes Noles had six points and six boards for Crater, which also got 11 points, four assists and two steals from Scott and eight rebounds from Setzer.
    Joci Ellis had four points, four assists, four steals and four rebounds for North Medford and Sydney Thomas scored eight of her 10 points in a third-quarter surge.
    North played without Maryssa Becker, who rolled her ankle in a pregame shootaround.
    CRATER (49) — Bascom 0, J. Gavin 0, Fahndrich 2, B. Heard 8, M. Heard 0, Noles 6, B. Scott 11, Ryerson 4, E. Gavin 2, Setzer 16. Totals: 18 12-22 49.
    NORTH MEDFORD (48) — Ellis 4, Hogue 2, Martin 0, Thomas 10, Peters 20, O'Connor 3, Williamson 9, Randleman 0. Totals: 18 9-28 48.
    Crater 10 6 15 18 — 49
    North Medford 5 14 19 10 — 48
    3-point goals — Crater 1 (Scott 1), North Medford (Williamson 3). Fouled out — Thomas.
    JV result — Crater won.
    ROSEBURG 49, GRANTS PASS 31 — Three Roseburg players scored 12 points to lead the Indians to a Southern Oregon Hybrid-opening win.
    Stefenie Griggs, Fiona Johnson and Shelby Snook notched 12 points apiece for Roseburg (9-2), which halted a two-game losing streak. Snook also had five rebounds and five assists.
    Kayla Bice led Grants Pass (3-6) with 11 points, and Kayla Miller added 10.
    GRANTS PASS (31) — Bice 11, Miller 10, Jordan 4, Davidson 2, Henderson 2, Phillips 2, Potter 0. Totals: 12-51 5-11 31.
    ROSEBURG (49) — Griggs 12, Johnson 12, Snook 12, Gianotti 9, Backen 2, Humphry 2, Fox 0, Thrush. Totals: 20-47 7-11 49.
    Grants Pass 9 7 9 6 — 31
    Roseburg 20 7 11 11 — 49
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Miller 2), Roseburg 2 (Johnson 1, Snook 1). Technical fouls — Grants Pass coach Wakefield.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    MAZAMA 65, EAGLE POINT 44 — At Eagle Point, Mazama secured its seventh straight win to improve to 10-2 overall while Eagle Point dropped its second game to the Vikings in the past week to move to 10-3.
    No further information was made available as of press time.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 32, GLENDALE 21 — At Glendale, Kim Crow scored 10 points to lead Illinois Valley to the nonleague victory in the makeup game.
    Jazmine Hancock added nine points for the Cougars (7-4), who have won three straight.
    Glendale (6-3) was paced by Elizabeth McGuire's nine points.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (32) — Crow 10, Hancock 9, T. Fredrick 8, Brooks 5, S. Fredrick 0, LaFlamme 0, Wellen 0, Dixon 0. Totals: 15 2-5 32.
    GLENDALE (21) — McGuire 9, Henry 4, Lizb. Silva 2, Liz. Silva 4, Staten 2, Hampers 0, Charlton 0, Stewart 0, Davis 0. Totals: 10 1-1 21.
    Illinois Valley 9 6 10 7 — 32
    Glendale 4 6 5 6 — 21
    JV score — Illinois Valley 17, Glendale 16.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 33, ROGUE RIVER 26 — At Grants Pass, Emily Roldan scored nine points to lead Rogue River, which couldn't overcome a six-point first half to remain winless.
    Kortney Moore added six points for the Chieftains (0-9), while MaKenzie Smith and Laurissa Hamilton added five rebounds apiece.
    New Hope Christian (2-7) was led by Alondra Chavez's 10 points.
    ROGUE RIVER (26) — Hamilton 1, Downhill 4, Moore 6, Roldan 9, Smith 4, Lamar 1, Pamploma 1. Totals: 7 10-25 26.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (33) — Goddard 2, Cunningham 8, Joling 2, Stephens 0, B. Chavez 9, Kostrna 2, A. Chavez 10. Totals: 12 5-16 33.
    Rogue River 5 1 10 10 — 26
    New Hope Christian 10 8 8 7 — 33
    3-point goals — Rogue River 2 (Roldan 2), New Hope Christian 4 (Cunningham 1, B. Chavez 1, A. Chavez 2). Fouled out — Smith, B. Chavez.
    PHOENIX 45, KLAMATH UNION 33 — At Phoenix, Braden Vega scored a comeback win at 145 to seal the Skyline Conference dual for Phoenix.
    Vega trailed 2-0 in his match to Tee Nguyen, who was fourth in the state at 126 pounds last year, but rallied in the third period. Vega pulled off a reversal to go ahead 4-3 and then rode Nguyen out for the win.
    Also for Phoenix, heavyweight Jeremiah Meadors was joined by Kyle Bradfield (152), Trace Vega (160) and Izzy Rubio 170) in securing pins for the Pirates.
    106 — Rivera, KU, won by forfeit; 113 — Hunter McAlister, Pho, won by forfiet; 120 — Zeke Flores, Pho, won by forfeit; 126 — Knute Thompson, Pho, won by forfeit; 132 — Williams, KU, dec. Ben Rubio, 10-4.
    138 — Nick Ogborn, KU, won by forfeit; 145 — Braden Vega, Pho, dec. Tee Nguyen, 4-3; *152 — Kyle Bradfield, Pho, pinned Jacob Klein, 4:39; 160 — Trace Vega, Pho, pinned Sean Allen, 1:47.
    170 — Izzy Rubio, Pho, pinned Will Ruiz, 3:50; 182 — Phil Morse, KU, pinned Kyle Baker, :42; 195 — Cordoza, KU, pinned Travis Stainbrook, :28; 220 — Mirande, KU, pinned Cory Raffensperger, 2:38; 285 — Jeremiah Meadors, Pho, pinned Trachsel, 3:02.
    * starting weight
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