South gets by GP to tie for lead in SOH

January 16, 2013

GRANTS PASS — The South Medford boys used an efficient second half of shooting on Tuesday to down Grants Pass, 46-31, and enter into a tie for first place in the Southern Oregon Hybrid.

Already up by nine entering the second half, the Panthers proceeded to make 10 of their final 15 field-goal attempts. Senior Jesse Mondry, a 6-foot-5 post, led the way with 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting. He added five rebounds and two assists.

Mark Winans chipped in 10 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals and Adrian Garcia added seven points, four assists and four rebounds for South.

The Panthers (10-4, 3-1 SOH) and Roseburg (11-3, 3-1) are tied for first in the league standings, one game ahead of Crater and North Medford, which beat the Indians 39-38 on Tuesday.

Grants Pass struggled from the perimeter, missing all 13 of its 3-point attempts. Meanwhile, South was just 2-for-4 at the free-throw line.

"It was one of those grind-it-out games," South Medford head coach Dennis Murphy said.

Brian Luther scored 12 points and Micah Johnson had 11 points for Grants Pass (4-9, 0-4).

SOUTH MEDFORD (46) — Mondry 14, Carpenter 2, Toreson 0, Garcia 7, Winans 10, Robertson 3, Orndoff 2, Massey 3, Keepes 5, Lallo 0. Totals: 24-39 2-4 46.

GRANTS PASS (31) — Luther 12, Johnson 11, Brooks 0, Weiss 0, McKinley 1, Strempel 0, Busald 0, Ryan 2, Meadows 2, Musser 1, Brennan 2. Totals: 11-44 9-13 31.

South Medford 9 15 13 9 — 46

Grants Pass 5 10 9 7 — 31

3-point goals — South Medford 4-10 (Winans 2, Robertson 1, Massey 1). Technical foul — South Medford coach Murphy.

JV result — South Medford won.

CRATER 62, EAGLE POINT 46 — At Central Point, Connor Lane had 16 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks for Crater in nonleague action.

RJ Morgan recorded eight points, six rebounds and four assists, Evan Erskine six points and six assists and Kory Bennett nine points for the Comets, who led 22-11 at halftime.

Crater (9-6) made 17 of its 25 free-throw attempts.

Jorge Quintero paced Eagle Point (10-6) with 10 points.

EAGLE POINT (46) — Quintero 10, Barber 7, Hartman 2, Chavez 7, Zerger 4, Rittiman 0, Holmes 7, Dole 2, Edwards 7. Totals: 15 14-21 46.

CRATER (62) — Lane 16, Bennett 9, Stewart 0, Erskine 6, Martin 6, Marineau 0, Dismukes 4, Jaasko 3, Reiter 8, Orozco 2, Morgan 8. Totals: 20 17-25 62.

Eagle Point 6 5 12 23 — 46

Crater 13 9 17 23 — 62

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Barber 1, Chavez 1) Crater 5 (Bennett 2, Erskine 1, Morgan 2). Fouled out — Zerger. Technical foul — Eagle Point coach Wood.

JV result — Crater won.

YREKA 53, ASHLAND 52 — At Yreka, Ashland senior post Connor Kaegi hit five 3-pointers, including two in the final 15 seconds, on his way to a game-high 21 points but it wasn't enough as the Grizzlies' losing streak hit 10 games.

Kaegi drained a 3 to cut the deficit to one point with 15 seconds to go, but the Grizzlies (1-13) committed a foul on the ensuing possession and another as it was preparing to inbound the ball. Yreka's Tyler Johnson hit two free throws to make it 52-49, and Ty Currie hit another to push the lead back to four points. Kaegi hit another 3 at the buzzer for the final margin.

Currie and Kaden Culp scored 13 points apiece to lead the Miners (7-10).

ASHLAND (52) — Kaegi 21, Atteberry 8, Fredrickson 2, Walters 5, Feinberg 5, Layton 1, Crenshaw 2, Stanley 8. Totals: 21 3-8 52.

YREKA (53) — Currie 13, Blanchard 2, Cadola 11, Culp 13, Berry 3, Johnson 11, Whitaker 0. Totals: 16 17-28 53.

Ashland 13 13 17 9 — 52

Yreka 19 15 8 11 — 53

3-point goals — Ashland 7 (Kaegi 5, Walters 1, Feinberg 1), Yreka 4 (Currie 1, Cadola 1, Johnson 2). Fouled out — Atteberry, Walters. Technical fouls — Atteberry, Fredrickson.

JV score — Ashland 58, Yreka 54.


Skyline Conference

KLAMATH UNION 47, PHOENIX 46 — At Phoenix, Jack Bell's 3-pointer with six seconds left proved to be the winning shot as Phoenix suffered its third one-point loss of the season.

Tyson Morris raced the ball up the court for Phoenix after Bell's 3-pointer but missed a jump shot from the elbow.

Phoenix (6-9, 0-4 Sky) led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter.

Morris, a junior point guard, paced the Pirates with 16 points.

KLAMATH UNION (47) — Bell 11, Mitchell 2, Butler 2, Aisparo 13, Bradford 12, Depew 2, Willis 2, Paschal 3, Wolfram 0. Totals: 18 8-11 47.

PHOENIX (46) — Morris 16, Mahaffey 2, Raffensperger 8, Mayers 2, Deras 12, Kostios 6, Wyncoop 0, Leavens 0, Champion 0. Totals: 12 20-26 46.

Klamath Union 10 8 14 15 — 47

Phoenix 14 10 12 10 — 46

3-point goals — Klamath Union 3 (Bell 2, Aisparo 1), Phoenix 1 (Morris 1). Fouled out — Deras.

JV result — Phoenix won.

NORTH VALLEY 71, HENLEY 61 — At Merlin, junior guard Cameron Lyon turned in 29 points, four rebounds and four steals and 6-foot-9 senior post JJ Chirnside went for 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks for North Valley in Skyline Conference action.

Tristan Burke added 10 points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists for the Knights, who raced out to a 27-10 lead in the first quarter.

Jack Mitchell turned in 18 points for Henley, which buried five of its 10 3-point makes in the fourth quarter.

HENLEY (61) — Mitchell 18, Hilyard 11, Seater 9, Overstreet 7, Campbell 6, Mueller 4, Greif 3, Dykstra 3, Crain 0. Totals: 20 11-21 61.

NORTH VALLEY (71) — Lyon 29, Chirnside 17, Burke 10, McCue 9, Morsa 6, Tappan 0, Vodicka 0, Olmstead 0. Totals: 23 19-28 71.

Henley 10 15 13 23 — 61

North Valley 27 8 16 20 — 71

3-point goals — Henley 10 (Mitchell 3, Campbell 2, Hilyard 1, Overstreet 1, Seater 1, Greif 1, Dykstra 1), North Valley 6 (Lyon 4, McCue 1, Burke 1).


JV score — North Valley 43, Henley 37.


Southern Cascade Hybrid

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 64, ST. MARY'S 41 — Senior guard Alex Miller had 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds and teammate Troy Thompson chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds for Cascade Christian in Southern Cascade Hybrid action at St. Mary's High.

David Sellers recorded 10 points and Thompson made five of his six field-goal attempts for the Challengers (9-4, 2-0 SCH), who led 37-21 at halftime.

Connor Vinyard paced St. Mary's (5-12, 1-2) with 16 points and Kade Benton had 12 points.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (64) — Miller 20, Sellers 10, Ragan 3, Kammerzell 6, Laws 0, Joffer 7, Coggins 8, Battiato 0, Knox 0, Alvarez 0, Olson 0, Thompson 10. Totals: 26 8-10 64.

ST. MARY'S (41) — Vinyard 16, Alvarez 4, Gambee 6, Lewis 0, Chen 2, Benton 12, Eaton 0, Li 0, Crennen 1. Totals: 14 9-13 41.

Cascade Christian 18 19 10 17 — 64

St. Mary's 13 8 6 14 — 41

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Coggins 2, Miller 2), St. Mary's 4 (Gambee 2, Vinyard 2).

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

ROGUE RIVER 64, ILLINOIS VALLEY 58, OT — At Rogue River, Andy Valencia poured in 20 points and Shawn Donahue added 15 points and eight rebounds for Rogue River in Southern Cascade Hybrid action.

Chris Campbell turned in 11 points and Seth Gretz chipped in 10 rebounds for the Chieftains, who trailed by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter before rallying.

In overtime, Valencia knocked down three of his four free-throw attempts and Campbell added a key steal and bucket.

Rogue River outrebounded Illinois Valley 32-23.

Chaise Robbins had 18 points and eight rebounds and Zach Welch scored 18 points for the Cougars, who saw leading scorer Mack Epple run into early foul trouble.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (58) — Hoelzle 10, Sanchez 4, Epple 8, Welch 18, Robbins 18, Davis 0, Thompson 0. Totals: 25 7-17 58.

ROGUE RIVER (64) — Valencia 20, Campbell 11, Donahue 15, Ehrhardt 2, Perston 10, Schmidt 0, Gretz 4, Lawson 2. Totals: 20 18-29 64.

Illinois Valley 12 11 14 14 7 — 58

Rogue River 9 18 5 19 13 — 64

3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (Welch 1), Rogue River 6 (Valencia 2, Campbell 1, Donahue 1, Perston 2). Fouled out — Hoelzle, Epple, Donahue.

JV score — Rogue River 52, Illinois Valley 42.