• GP drops Crater for first SOH victory

  • GRANTS PASS — Dylan Strempel had the hot hand as Grants Pass registered its first Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball victory Tuesday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — Dylan Strempel had the hot hand as Grants Pass registered its first Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball victory Tuesday.
    Strempel scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the first half to spark the Cavemen to a 76-65 home win over Crater.
    Grants Pass (5-10, 1-5 SOH) jumped out to a 9-0 lead to put the Comets in a hole right from the start.
    Strempel made all four of his 3-pointers in the first half as the Cavemen claimed a 43-33 lead at intermission.
    "We did a poor job closing out on (Strempel)," said Crater coach John Parent, "and that coupled with their offensive rebounding really hurt us."
    Micah Johnson scored 19 points to give Grants Pass an offensive boost.
    "Micah plays hard, he is strong and understands the game," said Parent. "He shot the ball well."
    Cody Dismukes, a senior wing, paced the Comets (9-8, 2-4) with 20 points and junior center Connor Lane grabbed seven rebounds.
    "They looked like one of the better teams in the conference tonight," said Parent. "We ran into a buzzsaw."
    CRATER (65) — Dismukes 20, Bennett 4, Stewart 8, Erskine 9, Martin 0, Marineau 5, Jaasko 0, Lane 4, Reiter 0, Orozco 7, Morgan 8. Totals: 25 12-19 65.
    GRANTS PASS (76) — Johnson 19, Meadows 7, Luther 13, McKinley 5, Strempel 25, Musser 2, Brennan 5. Totals: 23 24-31 76.
    Crater 20 13 12 20 — 65
    Grants Pass 24 19 11 22 — 76
    3-point goals — Crater 2 (Stewart 1, Morgan 1), Grants Pass 6 (Strempel 4, Meadows 1, McKinley 1). Fouled out — Lane. Technical foul — Lane, Crater assistant coach.
    NORTH MEDFORD 52, EAGLE POINT 27 — Julian Gray had a team-high 18 points and five steals and North Medford outscored Eagle Point 17-4 in the third quarter to take a 39-17 lead into the fourth in the nonconference game.
    Oshea Bailey added 15 points, four steals and three assists for the Black Tornado (12-4), which has won three straight, and Hunter Klug had six rebounds.
    For Eagle Point (11-7), which shot 21 percent (9-for-43), Austin Holmes scored eight points and Justin Hartman seven.
    EAGLE POINT (27) — Barber 0, James 0, Quintero 5, Hartman 7, Chavez 1, Edwards 4, Zerger 0, Dixon 0, Rittiman 2, Holmes 8. Totals: 9-43 9-19 27.
    NORTH MEDFORD (52) — Gray 18, Bush 2, Klug 0, Bailey 15, Ecker 0, Holmes 9, Polataivao 0, Browne-Moore 2, Powers 0, Reyes 4, DeBerry 2, Sherbourne 0. Totals: 20-40 10-23 52.
    Eagle Point 6 7 4 10 — 27
    North Medford 12 10 17 13 — 52
    3-point goals — North Medford 2-5 (Bailey 2). Technical foul — Eagle Point coach Wood.
    JV score — North Medford 61, Eagle Point 47.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 76, ILLINOIS VALLEY 30 — Host Cascade Christian built a 36-13 halftime lead and cruised.
    David Sellers tallied 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Challengers (12-4, 4-0 SCH), and Alex Miller scored 14 with seven boards. Point guard Brandon Battiato dished out seven assists.
    Mack Epple scored seven for Illinois Valley (4-13, 0-4).
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (30) — Hoelzle 3, Epple 7, Welch 4, Robbins 8, Davis 4, Manning 2, Doyle 2. Totals 10 8-17 30.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (76) — Brown 10, Ragan 2, Kammerzell 4, Joffer 3, Coggins 7, Knox 4, Alvarez 4, Miller 14, Cesaro 5, Sellers 17, Olson 2, Thompson 4, Laws 0, Battiato 0. Totals 35 4-7 76.
    Illinois Valley 7 6 8 9 — 30
    Cascade Christian 15 21 22 18 — 76
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Coggins 1, Joffer 1), Illinois Valley 2 (Robbins 1, Hoelzle 1).
    JV score — Cascade Christian 63, Illinois Valley 7.
    LAKEVIEW 60, ROGUE RIVER 50 — At Lakeview, a sluggish first quarter, when Rogue River scored three points, forced the Chieftains to play catch-up in the SCH contest.
    Rogue River (7-11, 1-3 SCH) got as close as six points midway through the fourth quarter.
    Shawn Donahue had 19 points and Seth Gretz eight rebounds for the Chieftains.
    ROGUE RIVER (50) — Valencia 8, Campbell 4, Donahue 19, Ehrhardt 4, Strickland 0, Perston 13, Gretz 0, Lawson 2. Totals: 20 5-10 50.
    LAKEVIEW (60) — Hadley 6, Staub 11, Callahan 17, Martin 14, Harlan 5, Harms 0, Cockrell 5, Roseberry 2. Totals: 20 14-17 60.
    Rogue River 3 10 16 21 — 50
    Lakeview 13 14 14 19 — 60
    3-points goals — Rogue River 5 (Valencia 1, Donahue 1, Perston 3), Lakeview 6 (Callahan 4, Martin 2).
    JV score — Lakeview 57, Rogue River 51.
    BONANZA 39, ST. MARY'S 38 — At Bonanza, Connor Vinyard scored 13 points and Glenn Alvarez chipped in 10 in a losing effort for St. Mary's in the nonconference game.
    The Crusaders (6-12) were in front most of the way but Bonanza hit a shot to take the lead late in the game. St. Mary's missed a potential game-winner before the final buzzer.
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