• Garcia propels South Medford past Crater

  • CENTRAL POINT — South Medford senior point guard Adrian Garcia has been the floor general all season for the Panthers, but he turned into a scoring machine at just the right time Friday night at Crater High.
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  • CENTRAL POINT — South Medford senior point guard Adrian Garcia has been the floor general all season for the Panthers, but he turned into a scoring machine at just the right time Friday night at Crater High.
    Garcia was perfect from the field in the fourth quarter against host Crater, scoring 14 of his career-high 20 points in the final frame to lead the 10th-ranked Panthers to a 67-57 win in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball.
    "He stepped up and killed us," Crater head coach John Parent said of Garcia, who entered the game averaging 7.4 points. "He might not be the best basketball player ever to play at South Medford, but that kid is clutch. He hit big shots and he might've come out of the game for maybe a minute. He played really well."
    The Comets (9-9, 2-5 SOH) and Panthers (13-4, 5-1) had been in a nip-and-tuck battle through three quarters, with South Medford able to take a 39-38 lead into the final quarter.
    A scramble for a loose ball went South's way and turned into a 3-pointer by Garcia to open the fourth, then a Crater turnover led to another Panther basket for a six-point lead and momentum. In the fourth, Garcia was 5-for-5 from the perimeter, making both shots beyond the arc, and 2-for-2 from the foul line.
    Matt Toreson added 13 points, Jesse Mondry had 12 and CJ Keepes 11 for the Panthers.
    Crater senior Cody Dismukes had 16 points and six rebounds, while Connor Lane added 11 points and eight rebounds and Tanner Jaasko chipped in 11 points.
    Evan Erskine contributed six assists for the Comets, who suffered their third straight loss and fifth in their last six games.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (67) — Garcia 20, Toreson 13, Mondry 12, Keepes 11, Orndoff 5, Winans 3, Carpenter 3, Robertson 0, Massey 0, Lallo 0. Totals: 23 15-22 67.
    CRATER (57) — Dismukes 16, Jaasko 11, Lane 11, Morgan 7, Stewart 4, Erskine 3, Martin 3, Reiter 2, Bennett 0, Marineau 0, Orozco 0. Totals: 23 8-13 57.
    South Medford 14 13 12 28 — 67
    Crater 10 15 13 19 — 57
    3-point goals — South Medford 6 (Toreson 2, Garcia 2, Winans 1, Orndoff 1), Crater 3 (Martin 1, Jaasko 1, Morgan 1). Fouled out — Lane. Technical fouls — South Medford bench.
    JV result — South Medford won.
    GRANTS PASS 69, NORTH MEDFORD 66, OT — At Grants Pass, Julian Gray led a furious comeback for North Medford to force overtime, but Grants Pass won the extra session after a quick start.
    Gray, who got into foul trouble in the first half, scored all 17 of his points after halftime — nine in overtime. He also made two free throws in the final moments of regulation to tie the score at 54. After the Black Tornado got the ball back with a defensive stop, Tristen Holmes was off the mark on a potential tiebreaking floater.
    North had trailed by 12 points after three quarters.
    In overtime, GP's Dylan Strempel made a 3-pointer to spark an 8-0 run that the Tornado was unable to recover from. Holmes' half-court heave at the buzzer caromed off the rim.
    Oshea Bailey, who fouled out with about three minutes left in regulation, had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Black Tornado (12-5, 3-3 SOH).
    Brian Bush and Christian Reyes each scored 11 points for North and Hunter Klug pulled down eight rebounds.
    Strempel scored 21 points and Micah Johnson 20 for the Cavemen (6-10, 2-5).
    NORTH MEDFORD (66) — Gray 17, Bush 11, Klug 0, Bailey 13, Reyes 11, Holmes 6, Polataivao 0, Browne-Moore 6, DeBerry 2. Totals: 20-54 20-23 66.
    GRANTS PASS (69) — Johnson 20, Meadows 8, Luther 7, McKinley 3, Strempel 21, Busald 1, Musser 0, Brennan 9. Totals: 26-55 13-26 69.
    North Medford 9 14 13 18 12 — 66
    Grants Pass 13 13 22 6 15 — 69
    3-point goals — North Medford 6 (Bush 3, Reyes 2, Bailey 1), Grants Pass 4-13 (Strempel 2, McKinley 1, Luther 1). Fouled out — Bailey, Browne-Moore, Luther. Technical foul— Klugg.
    JV score — North Medford 57, Grants Pass 27.
    ROSEBURG 74, EAGLE POINT 42 — At Eagle Point, Jorge Quintero had 13 points to lead Eagle Point in the nonconference loss.
    Aaron James and Cesar Chavez each had seven points for the Eagles, who have lost four of their last five games to drop to 11-8 overall.
    Alex Johnson had 16 points and Drew Groshong added 12 for Roseburg (13-4), which scored 26 of the game's first 28 points.
    ROSEBURG (74) — A. Johnson 16, Groshong 12, Caylor 11, Seely 6, Ball 6, Haskett 5, Weber 5, Lent 4, Stiefel 4, S. Johnson 4, Baumgartner 1. Totals: 25 21-25 74.
    EAGLE POINT (42) — Quintero 13, James 7, Chavez 7, Edwards 6, Zerger 4, Barber 3, Hartman 2, Holmes 0, Morris 0, Dixon 0. Totals: 19 3-7 42.
    Roseburg 19 21 16 18 — 74
    Eagle Point 2 17 8 15 — 42
    3-point shots — Roseburg 3 (Stiefel 1, A. Johnson 1, Caylor 1), Eagle Point 1 (James 1). Fouled out — Zerger.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    NORTH MEDFORD 39, GRANTS PASS 19 — North Medford played one of its best defensive games of the season, limiting Grants Pass to three points at halftime en route to the host Black Tornado's third straight win.
    McKensey Peters scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace North Medford (11-5, 2-4 SOH), which led 25-3 at halftime.
    Joci Ellis had seven points, three steals, three rebounds and three assists for the Black Tornado, while Sydney Thomas had six points and Maryssa Becker pulled down seven defensive rebounds.
    Alexa Phillips scored eight points for Grants Pass (7-9, 4-3).
    GRANTS PASS (19) — Miller 3, Clark 0, Chapman 0, Bice 6, Jordan 0, Phillips 8, Blacksmith 0, Lauders 2, Davidson 0, Potter 0, Henderson 0. Totals: 7 2-9 19.
    NORTH MEDFORD (39) — Peters 14, Ellis 7, Hogue 0, Anderson 0, Martin 0, Sy. Thomas 6, Koistinen 0, O'Connor 2, Williamson 5, Randleman 1, Becker 4, Sa. Thomas 0. Totals: 15 8-17 39.
    Grants Pass 3 0 9 7 — 19
    North Medford 15 10 8 6 — 39
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Phillips 2, Miller 1), North Medford 1 (Williamson 1). Fouled out — Jordan.
    JV result — Grants Pass won.
    ROSEBURG 56, EAGLE POINT 46 — At Roseburg, Sydney May knocked down six of Eagle Point's nine 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead the Eagles in the nonconference road loss.
    Adrienne Wood added 14 points for the Eagles (14-6), who played without senior post Casie Johnson.
    Stefenie Griggs scored 15 points and Shelby Snook added 12 for Roseburg (13-5), which led 32-14 at halftime and played without SOH-leading scorer Pele Gianotti.
    EAGLE POINT (46) — May 22, Wood 14, Summers 5, Bradshaw 2, Pena 2, Cooper 1, Hoefft 0, Nielsen 0. Totals: 14 9-13 46.
    ROSEBURG (56) — Griggs 15, Snook 12, Humphry 10, K. Chong 6, Backen 4, Fox 4, M. Chong 3, Wyscaver 2, Ja. Provencal 0, Je. Provencal 0, Thrush 0. Totals: 21 12-20 56.
    Eagle Point 9 5 13 19 — 46
    Roseburg 22 10 14 10 — 56
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 9 (May 6, Wood 3), Roseburg 2 (Humphry 2). Fouled out — Wood.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
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