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  • Crater boys come up short at Roseburg

  • ROSEBURG — Crater's hopes of tying for the No. 2 spot in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball came to a crashing end Friday.
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  • ROSEBURG — Crater's hopes of tying for the No. 2 spot in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball came to a crashing end Friday.
    The Comets started out strong but couldn't overcome foul problems as the Indians pulled away for a 62-33 victory Stewart W. Robertson Memorial gym.
    Crater (13-11, 6-6 SOH) needed to beat Roseburg Friday, then have North Medford defeat the Indians on Tuesday to pull into a tie with Roseburg in the final SOH standings.
    Crater's RJ Morgan connected on all three of his 3-pointers and scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the first half.
    "Morgan carried us in the first half," said Crater coach John Parent. "We were clicking and things were going well."
    The Comets were tied at 22-all before Roseburg (16-6, 7-4) ended the first half on a 12-0 run. The Indians then outscored Crater 18-2 in the third.
    Crater's cause was dealt a serious blow when Cody Dismukes and Connor Lane were sent to the bench with their fourth fouls early in the third. Dismukes and Lane are the Comets two leading scorers, accounting for 27 points a game.
    "Those fouls really saddled our offense and we just didn't respond," said Parent.
    Andrew Weber paced the Roseburg attack with 16 points and Alex Johnson added 13.
    CRATER (33) — Bennett 0, Stewart 2, Erskine 0, Martin 0, Marineau 2, Dismukes 9, Jaasko 0, Lane 3, Reider 0, Orozco 2, Morgan 15. Totals: 13 4-6 33.
    ROSEBURG (62) — Seely 8, Ball 2, Reid 7, Haskett 0, Lent 5, Stiefel 3, Johnson 13, Groshong 6, Caylor 2, Weber 16. Totals: 21 14-17 62.
    Crater 14 8 2 9 — 33
    Roseburg 14 20 18 10 — 62
    3-point goals — Crater 3 (Morgan 3), Roseburg 6 (Lent 1, Stiefel 1, Johnson 1, Seely 2, Weber 1). Fouled out — Dismukes.
    JV result — Crater won.
    GRANTS PASS 65, ASHLAND 38 — At Ashland, Grants Pass used a fast start and balanced offense to down Ashland in nonleague play.
    Drake Brennan paced the Cavemen (7-14) with 14 points while Kirk Meadows and Dylan Strempel tossed in 13 apiece. Micah Johnson added nine points.
    The Grizzlies (1-19) received 11 points — and three of the team's eight 3-pointers — from Connor Kaegi, and Gabe Stanley pitched in eight points.
    GRANTS PASS (65) — Johnson 9, Meadows 13, Luther 4, McKinley 2, Strempel 13, Busald 2, Ryan 2, Musser 6, Brennan 14. Totals: 28 5-8 65.
    ASHLAND (38) — Atteberry 5, Kaegi 11, Fredrickson 4, Walters 4, Feinberg 6, Layton 0, Stanley 8. Totals: 14 2-4 38.
    Grants Pass 19 14 13 19 — 65
    Ashland 5 13 11 9 — 38
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Strempel 3, Meadows 1), Ashland 8 (Kaegi 3, Feinberg 2, Fredrickson 1, Walters 1, Atteberry 1).
    JV score — Ashland 39, Grants Pass 38.
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