• Bailey's career night helps Tornado end skid

  • Injury-depleted and looking for answers following four straight losses, North Medford needed somebody to step up against Grants Pass on Tuesday night.

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  • Injury-depleted and looking for answers following four straight losses, North Medford needed somebody to step up against Grants Pass on Tuesday night.
    Oshea Bailey was up to the challenge.
    Bailey hit 11 of 19 shots on his way to a career-high 31 points and Brian Bush finished the game with two clutch baskets as North Medford used a big fourth quarter to beat Grants Pass, 62-58, in a back-and-forth Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball tilt at North Medford High.
    Bush scored all five of his points in the last 27 seconds, including a key 3-pointer with 24.5 seconds to go, as the Tornado earned its first win since Jan. 22 despite playing without big men Garrett Knox (sick) and Brandon DeBerry (knee).
    "It was a huge game for us because we had lost four in a row and we were doing some soul-searching," North head coach Scott Plankenhorn said. "(Bailey) did everything. He drove it, he assisted, he made 3-pointers. He gave us the all-around game that we know he has."
    Bailey also had six rebounds and two assists for the Tornado (13-8, 4-6 SOH), which outscored Grants Pass 43-28 in the second and fourth quarters combined. Tristen Holmes' 50-foot heave to close out the first half sent the game into the break tied at 34-all.
    Julian Gray and Holmes added eight points apiece for North, which was 7-for-17 from 3-point range, including Bailey's 3-for-6 performance.
    Grants Pass (6-14, 2-9), which has lost four in a row, was led by Micah Johnson's 22 points while Dylan Strempel added 17.
    "We played smart basketball," Plankenhorn added, "and we started to fight at the defensive end with our smaller lineup."
    GRANTS PASS (58) — Johnson 22, Strempel 17, Brennan 6, McKinley 5, Luther 4, Meadows 2, Musser 2, Brooks 0, Ryan 0, Weiss 0. Totals: 23-51 9-11 58.
    NORTH MEDFORD (62) — Bailey 31, Gray 8, Holmes 8, Browne-Moore 6, Bush 5, Reyes 3, Sherbourne 1, Klug 0, Polataivao 0. Totals: 24-57 7-12 62.
    Grants Pass 20 14 10 14 — 58
    North Medford 13 21 8 20 — 62
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3-10 (Strempel 3), North Medford 7-17 (Bailey 3, Holmes 2, Bush 1, Reyes 1).
    JV score — North Medford 58, Grants Pass 40.
    MAZAMA 66, PHOENIX 60 — At Klamath Falls, Tyson Morris scored 28 points but Phoenix's season came to an end with the Skyline Conference playoff loss.
    Jacob Ford erupted for 28 points for Mazama, including a four-point play that gave his squad a 58-56 lead late. The Vikings went on to knock down six straight free-throw attempts to seal the win.
    Hunter Mahaffey had 14 points and Ricky Leavens 10 points for the Pirates (9-14).
    PHOENIX (60) — Morris 28, H. Mahaffey 14, Leavens 10, Champion 4, Wyncoop 2, Raffensperger 2, Kostios 0. Totals: 22 8-11 60.
    MAZAMA (66) — Ford 23, Crowell 14, Marquit 10, Schram 8, Healy 8, Alaquinez 3, Lancaster 0. Totals: 22 14-18 66.
    Phoenix 15 15 19 11 — 60
    Mazama 10 19 20 17 — 66
    3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Morris 1, Leavens 2), Mazama 8 (Ford 5, Schram 2, Crowell 1). Fouled out — Healy.
    HIDDEN VALLEY 57, KLAMATH UNION 50 — At Klamath Falls, sophomore guard Mike Hults scored 24 points to help guide Hidden Valley to an upset win in the Skyline Conference playoffs.
    Hults knocked down eight of his 10 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter as the Mustangs (5-18) — who picked up their first victory in three tries against Klamath Union (10-11) — used a 25-17 run to make up for a third period that saw them score just one point.
    Alan Rojas had six points, four steals and four assists and JJ Flynn five points and eight rebounds for Hidden Valley, which next plays at North Valley on Friday.
    The Mustangs played most of the game without leading scorer and rebounder Kody Garrison, who injured an ankle on the first play of the game.
    Bobby Mitchell led Klamath Union (10-11) with 14 points.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (57) — Hults 24, Jarvis 7, Rojas 6, Bennett 6, Flynn 5, Fields 3, Chastain 2, Elkins 2, Campbell 2, Garrison 0, Vaughn 0. Totals: 14 17-23 57.
    KLAMATH UNION (50) — Mitchell 14, Aispuro 13, Bell 8, Bradford 5, Depew 5, Wolfram 5, Stroh 0. Totals: 17 13-23 50.
    Hidden Valley 16 15 1 25 — 57
    Klamath Union 14 9 10 17 — 50
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (Hults 3, Fields 1), Klamath Union 1 (Depew 1). Fouled out — Depew, Aispuro, Rojas.
    LAKEVIEW 67, ST. MARY'S 58 — At Lakeview, freshman Connor Vinyard scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a losing effort for St. Mary's in a SCH playoff game.
    Lakeview (12-12) advances to the league tournament finals Friday at Cascade Christian.
    Kade Benton and Glenn Alvarez combined for 25 points to boost the Crusaders' (8-17) attack.
    Lane Hadley scored 20 points to lead three Lakeview players in double figures.
    ST. MARY'S (58) — Benton 12, Gambee 7, Alvarez 13, Vinyard 20, Crennen 6, Lewis 0, Robino 0, Conway 0, Eaton 0, Chen 0, Li 0. Totals: 21 9-14 58.
    LAKEVIEW (67) — Hadley 20, Staub 4, Callaghan 16, Martin 17, Cockrell 6, Roseberry 2, Harms 0, Harlan 2. Totals: 28 9-12 67.
    St. Mary's 15 19 9 15 — 58
    Lakeview 21 12 18 16 — 67
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 7 (Benton 2, Gambee 1, Alvarez 3, Vinyard 1), Lakeview 4 (Callaghan 3, Hadley 1).
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