• Poor third quarter dooms Phoenix

  • PHOENIX — Things looked just fine for the Phoenix boys basketball team on Tuesday.

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  • PHOENIX — Things looked just fine for the Phoenix boys basketball team on Tuesday.
    Then came the second half, and a nightmarish third quarter.
    Coming off of an upset victory over Mazama last Friday and leading Henley by four points at halftime, the Pirates exited intermission anemic and were dealt a 49-39 loss in Skyline Conference action.
    The third quarter did Phoenix in. In it, the Hornets went on a 16-1 run before Dakota Kostios knocked down a 3, marking the Pirates' lone field goal of the momentum-shifting period.
    "We played well in the first half, we played our game, our tempo," Phoenix head coach Glenn Johannes said. "I told them at halftime to be ready for them to push the ball a little more and don't get caught up in the rat race. Our youth got the best of us and we did."
    The Pirates made some corrections in the fourth but, by then, it was too late.
    "We played three really good quarters and one really bad one," Johannes said.
    Tyson Morris had 20 points and Jason Wyncoop added 10 points for Phoenix (8-11, 2-5 Sky).
    Josh Overstreet paced Henley (14-5, 4-3) with 14 points.
    HENLEY (49) — Overstreet 14, Mueller 8, Hilyard 10, Greif 7, Seater 6, Campbell 4, Crain 0, Dykstra 0. Totals: 18 10-19 49.
    PHOENIX (39) — Morris 20, Wyncoop 10, Kostios 3, H. Mahaffey 4, T. Mahaffey 2, Deras 0, Champion 0, Leavens 0. Totals: 14 5-10 39.
    Henley 10 8 16 15 — 49
    Phoenix 10 12 4 13 — 39
    3-point goals — Henley 3 (Overstreet 3), Phoenix 6 (Morris 3, Wyncoop 2, Kostios 1). Fouled out — Deras, Kostios, Champion.
    JV result — Henley won.
    NORTH VALLEY 72, MAZAMA 37 — At Merlin, JJ Chirnside sparked second-ranked North Valley with 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots.
    The undefeated Knights (18-0, 7-0 Sky) jumped out to a 24-11 first-quarter lead and limited Mazama (11-9, 4-3) to 14 points over the next two periods.
    Cameron Lyon, a junior guard, added 16 points and Wyatt McCue contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights.
    MAZAMA (37) — Ford 9, Healy 9, Crowell 9, Harris 5, Marquit 2, Rose 2, Sheadel 1, Lancaster 0, Alaquinez 0, Schram 0, Ramirez 0. Totals: 13 8-12 37.
    NORTH VALLEY (72) — Chirnside 17, Lyon 16, McCue 13, Brazille 6, Burke 4, Thompson 3, Eskitgis 3, Nelson 2, Olmstead 2, Pina 2, Calzada 2, Morsa 2, Tappan 0, Vodicka 0, Fairman 0. Totals: 29 12-14 72.
    Mazama 11 6 8 12 — 37
    North Valley 24 15 16 17 — 72
    3-point goals — Mazama 3 (Ford 1, Harris 1, Caled 1), North Valley 2 (McCue 1, Lyon 1).
    JV score — North Valley 76, Mazama 38.
    KLAMATH UNION 50, HIDDEN VALLEY 34 — At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union led by one early in the fourth quarter, then scored 17 of the final 19 points.
    Kody Garrison had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (3-16, 0-7 Sky). JJ Flynn added seven points and seven rebounds and Alan Rojas five assists and five steals.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (34) — Garrison 8, Hults 8, Flynn 7, Rojas 5, Jarvis 4, Chastain 2. Totals 13 5-7 34.
    KLAMATH UNION (50) — Mitchell 16, Butler 8, Aispuro 8, Bradford 6, Paschal 6, Depew 4, Wolfram 2. Totals 22 3-9 50.
    Hidden Valley 7 6 16 5 — 34
    Klamath Union 11 8 14 17 — 50
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 3 (Hults 2, Flynn 1), Klamath Union 3 (Butler 2, Mitchell 1). Fouled out — Rojas.
    JV score — Hidden Valley 53, Klamath Union 50.
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