• Pirates open early lead, hold off Eagles

  • PHOENIX — Phoenix jumped out to a quick lead and gradually pulled away from Eagle Point to claim a 48-29 nonconference victory in girls basketball Tuesday at Phoenix High.
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  • PHOENIX — Phoenix jumped out to a quick lead and gradually pulled away from Eagle Point to claim a 48-29 nonconference victory in girls basketball Tuesday at Phoenix High.
    The Pirates (7-3) outscored the Eagles 12-0 in the first quarter, allowing only four shots by the visitors, and then closed things out with a 28-14 advantage in the second half.
    "We just wanted to make sure we went out and put a lot of pressure on their guards and that seemed to work out," said Phoenix head coach Randy Kirkland, whose team managed 28 steals in the win. "(Kinsey Bradshaw) for them is like 6-foot-1 and with long arms that make her seem taller and my tallest player isn't even in the post, so we wanted to make sure to put pressure on their guards so the passes weren't easy to her because we knew she could hurt us."
    Phoenix senior Baylee Toney provided a stellar all-around game with 15 points, nine rebounds and 12 steals and was complemented by point guard Amanda Skaff, who had 14 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals.
    A lull by the Pirates allowed the Eagles to quickly get back into the game in the second quarter, with Bradshaw scoring inside and Adrienne Wood knocking down a 3-pointer before Kirkland was called for a technical foul and EP converted both free throws.
    "They scored seven points super fast within the first two and a half minutes after we just thought we didn't need to play anymore up 12-0," added Kirkland.
    Bradshaw finished with nine points and Wood had six to pace the Eagles (3-5).
    EAGLE POINT (29) — Bradshaw 9, Wood 8, Briggs 6, Lester 4, Nielsen 2, Hoefft 0, Sweem 0. Totals: 12 3-4 29.
    PHOENIX (48) — Tally 8, Skaff 14, Wyncoop 2, Marshall 3, Toney 15, Hamilton 6, Vaught 0, Wallack 0. Totals: 19 8-13 48.
    Eagle Point 0 15 7 7 — 29
    Phoenix 12 8 13 15 — 48
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Wood 2), Phoenix 2 (Skaff 1, Toney 1). Technical foul — Wood, Phoenix coach Kirkland.
    JV result — Eagle Point won.
    ASHLAND 36, NORTH VALLEY 33 — At Ashland, Ashland saved its best for last, outscoring North Valley 21-7 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 23-15 deficit in the nonconference game.
    Michaela Dunn led the Grizzlies with 16 points and 11 rebounds and drained two clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Ashland win for the third time in its last four games.
    Georgia Williams added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies (5-5).
    North Valley (4-6) was led by Aaliyah Hall (nine points).
    NORTH VALLEY (33) — McCaskill 0, Bell 4, Werner 0, Scott 6, Hall 9, Wagman 0, Mohr 8, Pittman 6. Totals: 13 7-16 33.
    ASHLAND (36) — Williams 11, Altig 0, Tilley 2, Greenberg 1, Teixeira 1, Dunn 16, Sukles 5, Kasiah 0, Walker 0, Read 0. Totals: 12 10-18 36.
    North Valley 10 6 7 10 — 33
    Ashland 6 4 5 21 — 36
    3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Dunn 2). Fouled out — Mohr.
    JV result — North Valley won.
    ROSEBURG 46, GRANTS PASS 31 — At Roseburg, Roseburg was led by seniors Pele Gianotti (16 points) and Fiona Johnson (13), who lifted the Indians in the SOH opener.
    Grants Pass received a combined 19 points from guard's Alexa Phillips (10) and Jacque Luaders (nine).
    ROSEBURG (46) — Gianotti 16, Johnson 13, Stotler 8, Chong 4, Jackson 3, Backen 2. Totals 21 2-4 46.
    GRANTS PASS (31) — Phillips 10, Luaders 9, Potter 4, Stephenson 4, Johnson 2, Henderson 2, Brummett 0, Chapman 0. Totals 10 9-13 31.
    Roseburg 10 13 10 13—46
    Grants Pass 5 4 10 12—31
    3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Gianotti 2), Grants Pass 2 (Luaders 1, Stephenson 1).
    KLAMATH UNION 28, HIDDEN VALLEY 24 — At Murphy, Klamath Union forced 22 turnovers and rallied from a five-point, first-quarter deficit in the Skyline opener.
    Klamath Union (3-6, 1-0 Sky) was able to rally passed a five point first quarter deficit and outscored Hidden Valley the rest of the way.
    For Hidden Valley (1-6, 0-1), Kristen McGuiness scored 10 points, Madison Larson had 11 rebounds and Megan Schiavone three steals.
    KLAMATH UNION (28) — Rice 10, Newman 5, Vanover 4, Choukalos 3, Brown 2, Brock 2, Wilder 2, Bacchetti 0, Najar 0. Totals: 8 4-8 28
    HIDDEN VALLEY (24) — McGuiness 10, Heeter 4, Larson 4, Sarganis 3, Devos 2, Schiavone 1, Eells 0, Ottoson 0, Patterson 0. Totals: 6 3-10 24.
    Klamath Union 6 9 6 7 — 28
    Hidden Valley 11 5 4 4 — 24
    3 point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Rice 2), Hidden Valley 3 (McGuiness 2, Sarganis 1). Fouled out — Choukalos.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 57, TRIAD 39 — At Klamath Falls, Alaina Thomson led three Cascade Christian players in double figures in the nonconference win.
    Thomson recorded 13 points and nine rebounds for the Challengers (7-6).
    Nicole Morse scored 12, including a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that sparked a 22-5 advantage in the period. Evie Kent had 10 points — seven in the fourth — seven rebounds and two assists. Karlee Britton added nine points and eight rebounds.
    TRIAD (39) — Macuskon 7, Borror 4, Powless 14, Harrel 2, S. Estabrook 8, E. Estabrook 4, Stiller 0. Totals: 15 3-4 39.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (57) — Morse 11, Bales 4, Croy 7, Spani 2, Miller 1, Thomson 13, Britton 9, Kent 10, Alvarez 0. Totals: 22 10-19 57.
    Triad 13 9 12 5 — 39
    Cascade Christian 11 15 9 22 — 57
    3-point goals — Triad 6 (Macuskon 1, Powless 4, S. Estabrook 1), Cascade Christian 3 (Morse 2, Kent 1).
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 55, ILLINOIS VALLEY 48 — At Grants Pass, Brianna Chavez made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points in the nonconference game for New Hope Christian.
    Illinois Valley's Kimberly Crow had 21 points and was strong on the boards at both ends of the court for the Cougars (3-7). Alex LaFlamme added 11 points.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (48) — Crow 21, LaFlamme 11, Neville 6, Dixon 4, Johnson 4, Primeau 2, S. Frederick 0, P. Frederick 0, M. Stewart 0, Miller 0. Totals: 20 8-18 48.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (55) — B. Chavez 19, A. Chavez 14, Cunningham 7, Lee 4, Dixon 4, Stephens 4, McKinney 3, Sedano 0. Totals: 20 9-16 55.
    Illinois Valley 12 14 12 10 — 48
    New Hope Christian 15 16 9 15 — 55
    3-point goals — New Hope Christian 6 (B. Chavez 3, A. Chavez 2, McKinney 1).
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 37, BUTTE FALLS 21 — At Klamath Falls, Hosanna Christian got 10 points each from senior Dani Lynn Sundet and junior Bethany Moro in the nonleague win.
    Junior Taylor Myers scored six points for Butte Falls (3-7).
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (37) — Sundet 10, Moro 10, Dutton 8, Murray 7, Kensler 2, Haring-Fruitt 0. Totals: 13 4-7 37
    BUTTE FALLS (21) — Myers 6, Munsell 5, Kuykendall 5, Creech 3, O'Keefe 2, Lilly 0. Totals: 7 4-8 21
    Hosanna Christian 12 9 10 6 — 37
    Butte Falls 4 3 7 7 — 21
    3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 2 (Murray 2), Butte Falls 1 (Munsell 1).
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