• Pirates hold off Hidden Valley

  • PHOENIX — Phoenix opened a big lead, but errant free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter enabled Hidden Valley to make a game of it in Skyline Conference boys basketball Friday.

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  • PHOENIX — Phoenix opened a big lead, but errant free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter enabled Hidden Valley to make a game of it in Skyline Conference boys basketball Friday.
    The Pirates missed 10 foul shots in the final stanza before nailing down a 48-43 victory.
    Phoenix (9-13, 3-7 Sky) secured fifth place and will visit Mazama in a league playoff game Tuesday. The top three teams from the league playoffs advance to the state play-in round.
    Phoenix led 28-14 at halftime but couldn't put away the Mustangs (4-18, 1-9), who were forced to foul in the fourth, resulting in the Pirates going 7 of 17 at the line.
    "They kept fouling us and we kept missing free throws," said Phoenix coach Glenn Johannes. "Then they'd come down and get a layup or an and-one or hit a 3. It was a game we were ahead the whole time."
    After Hidden Valley made a 3 with five seconds left to pull within three, Phoenix inbounded to Tyson Morris, who was fouled and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds showing.
    The Pirates' Jason Wyncoop had 15 points and 13 rebounds.
    Kody Garrison scored 11 for Hidden Valley.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (43) — Garrison 11, Rojas 8, Hults 5, Jarvis 5, Vaughn 3, Fields 4, Chastain 2, Flynn 2, Bennett 0. Totals: 15 10-23 43.
    PHOENIX (48) — Wyncoop 15, Leavens 9, Morris 8, Raffensperger 7, H. Mahaffey 5, Champion 2, Deras 2, Kotsios 0, Hay 0, T. Mahaffey 0, Janousek 0. Totals: 14 19-29 48.
    Hidden Valley 9 5 10 19 — 43
    Phoenix 15 13 7 13 — 48
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 3 (Rojas 1, Hults 1, Fields 1), Phoenix 1 (Wyncoop 1). Fouled out — H. Mahaffey, Flynn, Rojas.
    JV result — Phoenix won.
    NORTH VALLEY 69, KLAMATH UNION 57 — At Merlin, JJ Chirnside scored 12 of his 28 points in the third quarter to help second-ranked North Valley rally in the Skyline regular-season finale.
    Kevin Brazille turned in 15 points and was strong defensively, and Cameron Lyon poured in nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter for the Knights (21-0, 10-0 Sky), who trailed 20-13 after the first quarter and 36-33 at halftime.
    Hunter Bradford scored 13 to pace Klamath Union (10-9, 6-4).
    KLAMATH UNION (57) — Bradford 13, Aispuro 12, Mitchell 12, Bell 7, Butler 7, Depew 6, Wolfram 0. Totals: 26 1-7 57.
    NORTH VALLEY (69) — Chirnside 28, Brazille 15, Lyon 13, Morsa 7, Burke 6, Tappan 0, Vodicka 0, McCue 0, Calzada 0, Pina 0. Totals: 27 13-29 69.
    Klamath Union 20 16 9 12 — 57
    North Valley 13 20 17 19 — 69
    3-point goals — Klamath Union 4 (Bell 1, Butler 1, Aispuro 1, Bradford 1), North Valley 2 (Morsa 1, Lyon 1). Fouled out — Bell.
    JV score — North Valley 72, Klamath Union 44.
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