• Bailey, Holmes help North deny Crater

  • North Medford was fueled by effective guard play from Oshea Bailey and Tristen Holmes en route to a 56-48 victory over visiting Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball Friday.

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  • North Medford was fueled by effective guard play from Oshea Bailey and Tristen Holmes en route to a 56-48 victory over visiting Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball Friday.
    The senior Bailey scored 19 points while Holmes, a sophomore, put up 18 points to go with five rebounds and three assists.
    "We had a good night from our guards and we need that," said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. "Oshea played aggressive and was looking to score and that made him hard to guard."
    The Black Tornado (11-4, 3-2 SOH) jumped out to a 7-0 lead and stayed ahead most of the game.
    North held a 41-31 advantage to begin the fourth quarter. Crater cut the margin to five points late in the period but the Black Tornado made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to preserve the lead.
    "They pressed us late and we handled their pressure well," said Plankenhorn. "We did a good job of sharing the ball and were patient offensively."
    Crater (9-7, 2-3) was paced by senior wing Cody Dismukes with 17 points and Connor Lane, a 6-foot-7 junior center, added 12.
    The taller Comets outrebounded North, 34-28.
    "Our defense was really solid," said Plankenhorn. "We held them to 40 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers."
    After starting the conference season 1-2, including a 60-58 loss to Crater, the Black Tornado has won two straight SOH contests.
    "We have a bunch of guys buying into what we need them to do," said Plankenhorn. "Offensively we're still searching for what works best for us."
    CRATER (48) — Dismukes 17, Bennett 3, Stewart 3, Erskine 5, Martin 2, Marineau 0, Jaasko 2, Lane 12, Reiter 2, Orozco 0, Morgan 2. Totals: 18-45 9-14 48.
    NORTH MEDFORD (56) — Bailey 19, Holmes 18, Gray 6, Klug 4, Browne-Moore 2, Knox 5, Reyes 0, DeBerry 0, Sherbourne 2. Totals: 20-45 13-23 56.
    Crater 11 12 8 17 — 48
    North Medford 15 12 14 15 — 56
    3-point goals — Crater 3-12 (Bennett 1, Erskine 1, Dismukes 1), North Medford 3-15 (Holmes 3). Fouled out — Knox.
    JV score — North Medford 79, Crater 62.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 63, ASHLAND 30 — Jesse Mondry paced South Medford with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting as the host Panthers breezed to the nonconference victory at South Medford High.
    The Panthers (11-4) forced 24 turnovers and had 16 assists on 27 made baskets.
    Brandon Robertson added nine points, Mark Winans eight and CJ Keepes pitched in six points and six rebounds.
    RJ Atteberry and Steen Fredrickson scored seven points apiece for the Grizzlies (1-12).
    ASHLAND (30) — Atteberry 7, Kaegi 2, Fredrickson 7, Walters 4, Feinberg 5, Layton 0, Crenshaw 0, Stanley 5. Totals: 12 3-4 30.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (63) — Carpenter 3, Toreson 2, Garcia 4, Winans 8, Robertson 9, Orndoff 4, Massey 7, Mondry 12, Keepes 6, Monical 4, Lallo 4. Totals: 27 4-5 63.
    Ashland 12 8 5 5 — 30
    South Medford 15 22 14 12 — 63
    3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Atteberry 1, Fredrickson 1, Feinberg 1), South Medford 5 (Carpenter 1, Winans 1, Robertson 1, Massey 1, Mondry 1).
    JV result — South Medford won.
    ROSEBURG 55, GRANTS PASS 50 — At Roseburg, Kai Seely had 12 points and Alex Johnson added 11 as Roseburg built a 13-point lead in the third quarter but had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally by Grants Pass for the SOH win.
    Micah Johnson and Dylan Strempel each scored 13 points for the Cavemen (4-10, 0-5), who cut their deficit to three points in the fourth before Roseburg (12-3, 4-1) answered with a scoring surge of its own.
    GRANTS PASS (50) — Johnson 13, Strempel 13, Brennan 10, McKinley 7, Luther 3, Meadows 2, Busald 2, Ryan 0, Messer 0. Totals: 20 5-8 50.
    ROSEBURG (55) — Seely 12, A. Johnson 11, Reid 9, Caylor 8, Weber 7, Groshong 6, Lent 2, Haskett 0, S. Johnson 0. Totals: 22 8-12 55.
    Grants Pass 12 15 12 11 — 50
    Roseburg 18 14 19 4 — 55
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 5 (Strempel 3, McKinley 1, Luther 1), Roseburg 3 (Caylor 2, Reid 1)
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    EAGLE POINT 37, MARSHFIELD 32 — At Coos Bay, Jorge Quintero scored 10 points as Eagle Point picked up a close nonconference road victory.
    The Eagles improved to 11-7 on the season
    EAGLE POINT (37) — Quintero 10, Hartman 6, Chavez 7, Edwards 5, Holmes 3, Zerger 3, Barber 3.
    MARSHFIELD (32) — Woods 17, Olson 6, Miles 5, Cooper 4, Trendell 0, Howerton 0, Bunnell 0.
    Eagle Point 8 10 10 9 — 37
    Marshfield 7 8 8 9 — 32
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