• Pirates let double-digit lead slip away

  • KLAMATH FALLS — Phoenix let its guard down after building an 11-point lead in the third quarter and now the Pirates' bid for second place in the Skyline Conference will come down to the final day of the regular season.

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  • KLAMATH FALLS — Phoenix let its guard down after building an 11-point lead in the third quarter and now the Pirates' bid for second place in the Skyline Conference will come down to the final day of the regular season.
    Greylin Rice scored 15 points and Klamath Union outscored Phoenix 32-17 in the second half of a 45-37 girls basketball victory Tuesday at Klamath Union High.
    The Pirates (13-7, 5-4 Sky) still can clinch a tie for second place with a win over Hidden Valley at home on Friday.
    Baylee Toney scored 11 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Phoenix, while Kasey Hamilton added 10 points and four steals and Amanda Skaff nine points.
    Phoenix outscored KU 17-4 to take a seven-point lead into intermission, but Klamath (8-10, 5-4) stormed back, taking advantage of the Pirates' 11 second-half turnovers.
    "They weren't doing anything different," Phoenix head coach Randy Kirkland said, "we just didn't take care of the ball."
    PHOENIX (37) — B. Tally 4, D. Tally 3, Skaff 9, Toney 11, Hamilton 10, Wyncoop 0, Brown 0. Totals: 12 12-23 37.
    KLAMATH UNION (45) — Gardner 6, Brown 10, Brock 8, Armstrong 4, Newman 2, G. Rice 15, M. Rice 0. Totals: 14 14-25 45.
    Phoenix 3 17 9 8 — 37
    Klamath Union 9 4 15 17 — 45
    3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Skaff 1), Klamath Union 3 (Brown 2, Rice 1).
    JV score — Klamath Union 47, Phoenix 30.
    MAZAMA 66, HIDDEN VALLEY 19 — At Klamath Falls, Hannah Reynolds scored 18 points to lead Mazama.
    The Vikings (19-2, 9-0 Sky) led 35-10 at halftime.
    Curly DeVos paced Hidden Valley (2-16, 0-9) with five points and 10 rebounds.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (19) — Shiavonne 0, Waggoner 3, McGuinness 0, Davis 0, Patterson 2, Richardson 0, Goree 4, DeVos 5, Hansen 3, Mercer 0, Heeter 2. Totals: 6 7-13 19.
    MAZAMA (66) — Reynolds 18, Totten 6, Durant 0, Morris 14, Lease 6, Mathis 2, Paschel 2, Mallams 2, Smith 16, Foust 0, Benson 0. Totals: 26 12-18 66.
    Hidden Valley 2 8 3 6 — 19
    Mazama 11 24 15 16 — 66
    3-point goals — Mazama 2 (Reynolds 1, Totten 1).
    JV result — Mazama won.
    HENLEY 54, NORTH VALLEY 26 — At Klamath Falls, Henley used a big rebounding advantage to register its fourth straight Skyline victory.
    The Hornets (11-9, 5-4 Sky) outrebounded North Valley, 48-25, with 33 of those offensive boards.
    Sophomore post Natalie DeLonge paced the Hornets with 19 points.
    Kenzie Schmoll had 13 for North Valley (9-12, 3-6).
    NORTH VALLEY (26) — Schmoll 13, Scott 2, Pittman 6, Mohr 5, Dart 0, Werner 0, McElheran 0. Totals: 6 12-17 26.
    HENLEY (54) — Mueller 6, Parker 6, DeLonge 19, Moates 4, Olden 4, Haigh 4, Kochenderfer 11, Brown 0, Whisler 0, Turner 0. Totals: 21 11-14 54.
    North Valley 8 10 3 5 — 26
    Henley 22 12 17 3 — 54
    3-point goals — North Valley 2 (Pittman 2), Henley 1 (Kochenderfer 1).
    JV result — Henley won.
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