Holmes propels North Medford past Crater

January 08, 2014

North Medford's Tristen Holmes had a double-double and the host Black Tornado took advantage of Crater's free-throw woes in a 60-49 victory to open the Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball campaign Tuesday.

Holmes tallied 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and added three assists for the Black Tornado (8-3, 1-0 SOH).

North Medford outscored the Comets 18-8 in the second quarter for a 29-16 halftime lead. Crater (4-7, 0-1) missed 12 straight free throws spanning the second and third periods. It made only 6 of 22 attempts overall.

The Black Tornado got 12 points each from Julian Gray and Tucker Barry. Edmund Polataivao hauled in nine rebounds and Matt Ecker had four steals.

Crater outrebounded North Medford 41-28 but suffered 22 turnovers to only 14 for the home team.

The Comets' Connor Lane also had a double-double, with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Jacob Hintemeyer, double-teamed much of the contest, had eight points and seven rebounds before fouling out.

CRATER (49) — Lane 21, Hintemeyer 8, Morgan 6, Pomeroy 4, Jaasko 3, Reiter 0, Davis 3, Orozco 4, Roland 0, Gustafson 0. Totals: 20-52 6-22 49.

NORTH MEDFORD (60) — Holmes 21, Gray 12, Bush 4, Barry 12, Ecker 0, Carrasco 0, Browne-Moore 6, Polataivo 5, Wilkins 0, Powers 0. Totals: 17-48 24-33 60.

Crater 8 8 13 20 — 49

North Medford 11 18 11 20 — 60

3-point goals — Crater 3-14 (Hintemeyer 1, Jaasko 1, Davis 1), North Medford 2-10 (Barry 2). Fouled out — Hintemeyer.

JV score — North Medford 71, Crater 31.

GRANTS PASS 38, ROSEBURG 37 — At Roseburg, Grants Pass improved to 10-1 overall with the SOH-opening triumph.

Micah Johnson scored 14 points and Brian Luther 10 for the Cavemen.

GRANTS PASS (38) — Johnson 14, Luther 10, Brennan 6, McKinley 5, Ryan 3, Brooks 0, Meadows 0, Musser 0, Cotton 0. Totals 15 6-12 38.

ROSEBURG (37) — New 12, Ball 4, Reed 4, Haskett 4, Stone 0, Baumgartner 4, Stephens 4, Stiefel 2, Knapp 3. Totals 12 8-9 37.

Grants Pass 10 9 10 9 — 38

Roseburg 10 3 15 9 — 37

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Luther 1, McKinley 1), Roseburg 5 (New 4, Reed 1).

JV score—Roseburg 47, Grants Pass 42.

SPRINGFIELD 54, SOUTH MEDFORD 42 — At Springfield, South Medford struggled from the field, shooting 35 percent (17-for-48) but trimmed its deficit to one point in the fourth quarter before Springfield went on a 10-1 run to seal the nonleague victory.

Brayden Massey had 12 points for South Medford.

Springfield limited the Panthers (7-5) to 6-for-22 shooting to take a 28-14 halftime advantage.

Mark Winans added 11 points and C.J. Keepes returned from an ankle injury to score seven points.

Talon Harrington had 14 points for Springfield (6-4), which got 13 apiece from Alec Cook and Taylor Travess.

SOUTH MEDFORD (42) — Carpenter 3, Winans 11, Orndoff 4, Massey 12, Bradford 2, Keepes 7, English 3, Lupton 0, Monical 0, Lallo 0. Totals: 17-48 5-12 42.

SPRINGFIELD (54) — Ahsam 2, Swartout 2, Cook 13, Travess 13, Stewart 3, Wilson 0, Thomas 5, Bunnassa 2, Harrington 14. Totals: 18-37 14-21 54.

South Medford 7 7 15 13 — 42

Springfield 12 16 7 19 — 54

3-point goals — South Medford 3 (Winans 2, Massey 1), Springfield 4 (Cook 1, Thomas 1, Harrington 2). Fouled out — Wilson.

JV score — South Medford 58, Springfield 47, OT.

EAGLE POINT 47, PHOENIX 36 — At Phoenix, Eagle Point got off to a quick start and jumped out to a 20-point lead through three quarters.

Senior guard Cesar Chavez lead the Eagles with 15 points, six assists, and four steals, with 10 of his 15 points coming in the fourth quarter.

Phoenix was led by a combined 24 points from guards Joey Raffensperger (13) and Tyson Morris (11). The duo also added a combined eight rebounds and six steals.

EAGLE POINT (47) — Chavez 15, Moris 10, Barber 10, Edwards 7, Quintero 5, Dole 0, Holmes 0. Totals: 17 7-10 47.

PHOENIX (36) — Raffensperger 13, Morris 11, Leavens 4, Hay 2, Wyncoop 2, Champion-Blazio 2, Deras 2, Mahaffey 0, Conner 0. Totals: 12 11-18 36

Eagle Point 10 12 15 12 — 47

Phoenix 6 3 8 19 — 36

3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Quintero 1, Moris 2, Barber 2, Chavez 1), Phoenix 1 (Raffensperger 1).

NORTH VALLEY 64, ASHLAND 37 — At Ashland, Collin Malcolm paced Ashland with 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks but the Grizzlies were held to 14 points in the first half of the nonconference game.

Walker Shibley-Styer added eight points and Jeremiah Hasskamp four points and two assists for the Grizzlies (3-7).

North Valley (7-2) was led by Chris Morsa (19 points) and Cameron Lyon (16), who hit four 3-pointers.

NORTH VALLEY (64) — Eskitgis 2, Martz 0, Nelson 1, Olmstead 5, Fairman 2, Thompson 6, Morsa 19, Davis 0, Flynn 13, Bailey 0, Lyon 16, Whitmore 0. Totals: 25 6-11 64.

ASHLAND (37) — Layton 0, Harfst 4, Fredrickson 2, Hasskamp 4, Feinberg 0, Byers 2, Shibley-Styer 9, Crenshaw 0, Atteberry 2, Stanley 3, Malcolm 11. Totals: 15 4-6 37.

North Valley 12 19 14 19 — 64

Ashland 8 6 14 6 — 37

3-point goals — North Valley 8 (Olmstead 1, Morsa 3, Lyon 4), Ashland 3 (Hasskamp 1, Shibley-Styer 1, Malcolm 1).

JV score — Ashland 41, North Valley 38.

  • KLAMATH UNION 78, HIDDEN VALLEY 65 — At Murphy, Klamath Union opened the Skyline Conference season with a road victory to move to 5-6 overall as Hidden Valley dropped to 1-5.
  • NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 52, ILLINOIS VALLEY 47 — At Grants Pass, New Hope Christian got 27 points from Derek Albright and outscored Illinois Valley 23-12 in the second quarter of the nonconference game.

Zach Welch scored 19 for Illinois Valley.


ILLINOIS VALLEY (47) — Welch 19, Weaver 9, Doyle 8, Gardenhire 7, Nordal 4, Thompson 0, Worley 0. Totals 20 3-6 47.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (52) — D. Albright 27, Abbott 16, Shields 2, Laird 2, Yunker 2, Jones 2, Lundgren 1, N. Albright 0, Barth 0, Gonzalez 0. Totals 19 12-14 52.

Illinois Valley 14 12 13 8 — 47

New Hope Christian 8 23 9 12 — 52

3-point goals — Illinois Valley 4 (Welch 3, Weaver 1), New Hope Christian 2 (D. Albright 2). Fouled out — Gardenhire, Welch.

BUTTE FALLS 48, HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 45 — At Butte Falls, Evan Givens tallied a double-double and Butte Falls used a big third quarter to surge ahead in the MVL opener.

Givens had 12 points and 14 rebounds and received plenty of help from teammates Emmitt Bateman (15 points, three steals, three assists) and Cameron Marley (eight points, six rebounds, five steals). Givens also hit two key free throws late for the Loggers (5-5), who outscored the visitors 18-10 in the third to turn a five-point deficit into a three-point lead.

Hosanna Christian (2-8, 0-1) was paced by Mitch Cole's 20 points.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (45) — Cole 20, Staunton 2, Bustamonte 5, Trumbly 2, Holmes 5, Kensler 11, Nickle 0, Hamilton 0. Totals: 17 3-6 45.

BUTTE FALLS (48) — Givens 12, Cool-Hunsaker 4, Marley 8, E. Bateman 15, McGonagle 4, W. Bateman 5. Totals: 19 8-10 48.

Hosanna Christian 12 13 10 10 — 45

Butte Falls 9 11 18 10 — 48

3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 8 (Cole 4, Holmes 3, Kensler 1), Butte Falls 2 (E. Bateman 2). Fouled out — McGonagle.

JV result — Hosanna Christian won.