North boys claim lopsided triumph

January 05, 2013

ASHLAND — Coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this season, the North Medford boys basketball team went into Friday's contest against Ashland with a piercing focus to improve on the little things.

It made all the difference on both sides of the ball as the Black Tornado dialed up a 95-23 victory over the host Grizzlies in nonconference action.

"We were a really focused basketball team after our two losses," said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. "We took a good two days of practice to do the little things it takes to get over the hump.

"Our offense was clicking. We got off to a really good start moving the basketball around and finding open shooters and worked harder on the defensive end to make everything a challenge."

Tristen Holmes got off to a blistering start, dropping in nine of his 13 points in an opening quarter that saw the Black Tornado (8-3) go 12-for-14 from the field and tally 29 points. North earned assists on nine of those baskets and led 41-1 with three minutes to go in the first half. The Tornado eventually led 82-10 with three minutes to play.

North Medford's Christian Reyes came off the bench to score 13 points and make five steals, while the Black Tornado also received eight points, seven rebounds and five assists from Julian Gray.

R.J. Atteberry scored nine points for the Grizzlies (1-11).

NORTH MEDFORD (95) — Gray 8, Bush 6, Klug 8, Bailey 7, Ecker 2, Holmes 13, Polataivao 8, Browne-Moore 6, Powers 0, Knox 6, Reyes 13, DeBerry 12, Sherbourne 6. Totals: 41-60 5-7 95.

ASHLAND (23) — R.J. Atteberry 9, Kaegi 2, Fredrickson 4, Walters 0, Feinberg 3, Layton 2, Crenshaw 0, Stanley 0, Malcolm 3, M. Atteberry 0. Totals: 8-35 4-5 23.

North Medford 29 18 24 24 — 95

Ashland 1 4 2 16 — 23

3-point goals — North Medford 8 (Holmes 3, Polataivao 2, Bailey 1, Reyes 1, Sherbourne 1), Ashland 3 (Fredrickson 1, Feinberg 1, Malcolm 1).

JV score — North Medford 56, Ashland 27.

CRATER 47, GRANTS PASS 39 — At Central Point, Cody Dismukes scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the second half as Crater survived a bad shooting night to win for the seventh time in its last eight games in the Southern Oregon Hybrid clash.

Connor Lane added 11 rebounds and RJ Morgan had nine points for the Comets (8-4, 2-0 SOH), who shot 35 percent (16-for-46) and 0-for-12 from beyond the arc.

Dylan Strempel led Grants Pass (3-7, 0-2) with 14 points.

GRANTS PASS (39) — Strempel 14, Johnson 3, Brooks 1, Weiss 0, Luther 8, McKinley 3, Busald 0, Meadows 5, Musser 2, Brennan 3. Totals: 12 10-16 39.

CRATER (47) — Dismukes 17, Bennett 4, Stewart 0, Erskine 5, Martin 2, Marineau 2, Jaasko 2, Lane 2, Reiter 3, Orozco 1, Morgan 9. Totals: 13 21-33 47.

Grants Pass 4 13 9 13 — 39

Crater 10 6 9 22 — 47

3-point goals — Grants Pass 5 (Luther 2, Strempel 2, Meadows 1). Fouled out — Johnson.

JV result — Crater won.

ROSEBURG 48, SOUTH MEDFORD 38 — At Roseburg, Roseburg's Carson Reid scored 21 points and South Medford struggled to get — and make — shots in the Southern Oregon Hybrid affair.

Mark Winans had nine points, CJ Keepes added eight and Brandon Robertson had six to pace the Panthers (7-4, 0-1 SOH), who were 16-for-48 from the field.

SOUTH MEDFORD (38) — Winans 9, Keepes 8, Robertson 6, Lallo 4, Mondry 3, Toreson 2, Garcia 2, Carpenter 2, Orndoff 2, Massey 0, Monical 0. Totals: 16-48 4-7 38.

ROSEBURG (48) — Reid 21, A. Johnson 9, Lent 6, Weber 5, Caylor 3, Groshong 2, S. Johnson 2, Seely 0, Haskett 0. Totals: 18-39 9-16 48.

South Medford 6 14 11 7 — 38

Roseburg 14 10 11 13 — 48

3-point goals — South Medford 2-14 (Robertson 2), Roseburg 3 (Reid 3).

JV score — South Medford 55, Roseburg 50.

EAGLE POINT 66, WEED 29 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point improved to 9-4 overall with the nonconference win over the California school.

No further information was made available as of press time.


Girls

NORTH MEDFORD 62, ASHLAND 35 — McKensey Peters had 23 points, 17 rebounds and four steals to lead North Medford to the nonleague rout.

Sierra Randleman added 15 points off the bench for the Black Tornado (8-2), while Joci Ellis had seven assists and Katie Williamson four points, four steals, four rebounds and three assists.

For Ashland (6-7), sophomores Michaela Dunn and Georgia Williams had 15 points and 13 points, respectively.

ASHLAND (35) — Williams 13, Winter 2, Kuykendall 1, Teixeira 0, Dunn 15, Kasiah 0, Walker 0, Read 0, Thornton 2, Brookins 2. Totals: 11 9-18 35.

NORTH MEDFORD (62) — Peters 23, Ellis 1, Hogue 6, Anderson 0, Martin 2, Thomas 7, Koistinen 0, O'Connor 4, Williamson 4, Randleman 15. Totals: 27 8-13 62.

Ashland 7 14 7 7 — 35

North Medford 20 14 16 12 — 62

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Dunn 4).

JV result — North Medford won.

GRANTS PASS 44, CRATER 39 — At Grants Pass, Kayla Bice tallied 19 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead Grants Pass (4-6, 1-1 SOH) in its first home game of the season.

Emily Henderson added 13 rebounds and three assists and Kayla Miller had a pair of key free throws down the stretch to help keep Crater at bay.

Courtney Setzer and Britt Scott each scored 10 points and Kes Noles had nine to lead the Comets (5-5, 1-1). Setzer added seven rebounds, Scott had four steals and Emmie Gavin had six boards.

CRATER (39) — Scott 10, Setzer 10, Noles 9, Bascom 2, J. Gavin 2, Fahndrich 0, B. Heard 2, M. Heard 1, Ryerson 0, E. Gavin 3. Totals: 13-37 12-16 39.

GRANTS PASS (44) — Bice 19, Phillips 7, Miller 6, Jordan 4, Davidson 4, Potter 0, Henderson 4. Totals: 17 10-19 44.

Crater 8 12 12 7 — 39

Grants Pass 17 4 12 11 — 44

3-point goals — Crater 1-12 (Scott 1).

JV result — Grants Pass won.


EAGLE POINT 65, WEED 35 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point improved to 11-3 overall with the nonconference win over the California school.

No further information was made available as of press time.