• South gets by GP to tie for lead in SOH

  • 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.

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  • 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.
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