• North Medford girls rally to upend McNary

  • SALEM — North Medford's girls basketball team has been forced into the role of road warriors thus far and head coach Tim Karrick said the growth in his team has been steady.
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  • SALEM — North Medford's girls basketball team has been forced into the role of road warriors thus far and head coach Tim Karrick said the growth in his team has been steady.
    Playing a 10th road game in 11 overall this season, North Medford secured another close win on Saturday with a 39-37 victory over McNary.
    The win allowed the Black Tornado to improve to 5-1 in games decided by four points or less and move to 6-5 overall entering Tuesday's home contest against Grants Pass.
    "Every win we've had has been like that," Karrick said of the nip-and-tuck finish. "I think kinda what's happened is we've learned what to do in these games and that's been really important for us."
    North Medford trailed by three points with just under two minutes to play when Alexia Hall cut into the deficit with a pair of free throws. After a defensive stop, Savannah Bumgardner scored to put the Black Tornado ahead 38-37. North Medford again turned back McNary on the next trip down the court, with Bumgardner grabbing a key rebound and getting the ball to Joci Ellis, who was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws with 10 seconds to go.
    McNary had a final 3-point heave fall just off the mark to allow the Black Tornado to earn the road victory.
    Ellis finished with 12 points and five rebounds, while Karrick said Hall had her best game of the year with nine points, four steals, six rebounds and two assists.
    Sarah Koistinen pulled down 10 rebounds and Sydney Thomas had eight points for North Medford.
    Reina Strand scored 13 points to lead McNary (4-9).
    NORTH MEDFORD (39) — Ellis 12, Anderson 0, Rivero 0, Thomas 8, Bumgardner 4, Cowan 0, Koistinen 4, Hall 9, Wizner 2, Ross 0. Totals: 10 19-27 39.
    MCNARY (37) — Keeton 4, Ernest 2, Jones 0, Koenig 2, Hingston 7, Hunter 2, Flores 7, Decker 0, Petersen 0, Strand 13. Totals: 14 7-11 37.
    North Medford 10 12 7 10 — 39
    McNary 15 6 8 8 — 37
    3-point goals — McNary 2 (Hingston 1, Strand 1). Fouled out — Keaton.
    JV score — North Medford 42, McNary 28.
    EAGLE POINT 55, YREKA 47 — At Yreka, Calif., Kylene Briggs and Kinsey Bradshaw each had double-doubles as Eagle Point rallied from a 34-19 halftime deficit in the nonconference game.
    Briggs tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds and Bradshaw had 10 points and 16 rebounds.
    Adrienne Wood led Eagle Point (5-5) with 18 points. She was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers and added four assists.
    EAGLE POINT (55) — Wood 18, Briggs 12, Bradshaw 10, Lester 7, Nielsen 4, Morris 2, Hoefft 2.
    YREKA (47) — Esminger 19, Cash 7, Phillips 6, Peters 5, Patterson 4, Baker 3, Murieen 3.
    Eagle Point 5 14 20 16 — 55
    Yreka 15 19 3 10 — 47
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Wood 3, Lester 2), Yreka 1 (Esminger 1). Fouled out — Briggs, Baker.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 31, RV ADVENTIST 21 — At Klamath Falls, Hosanna Christian pulled away from a one-point halftime lead in the MVL contest.
    Rogue Valley Adventist (3-9, 1-3 MVL) got seven points and nine rebounds from Ashton Petray.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (21) — Petray 7, Haddad 0, Wood 4, Griest 0, Scott 6, Zamora 4, Velasco 0. Totals: 9-39 2-6 21.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (31) — Sundet 6, Kensler 2, Moro 11, Haring-Fruitt 0, Johnston 0, Bush 0, Murray 12, Dutton 0. Totals: 13-48 2-3 31.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 4 4 8 5 — 21
    Hosanna Christian 2 7 14 8 — 31
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 1 (Petray 1), Hosanna Christian 3 (Moro 1, Murray 2).
    TRIAD 62, PROSPECT 22 — At Klamath Union, Hannah Bailey had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Halee Hedgpeth added nine rebounds and four points in a losing cause for Prospect (2-8, 1-2 MVL).
    Erin Estabrook had 15 points and Sarah Estabrook added 13 to pace Triad (8-6, 2-0).
    PROSPECT (22) — Bailey 15, Hedgpeth 4, Sizemore 2, Breiholz 1, Latona 0, Raines 0, Evertt 0, H. VanWormer 0, B. VanWormer 0, Bliss 0, Hammer 0. Totals: 8 6-8 22.
    TRIAD (62) — McCuiston 6, Borror 3, Eskildson 5, Powless 6, Hamel 6, S. Estabrook 13, E. Estabrook 15, Stiller 8. Totals: 25 13-25 62.
    Prospect 10 1 4 7 — 22
    Triad 17 19 10 16 — 62
    Fouled out — H. VanWormer, Bailey.
    Boys
    RV ADVENTIST 62, HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 45 — At Klamath Falls, Rogue Valley Adventist senior Caleb Allen totaled 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help lead his team to the Mountain Valley League victory.
    Brian Wachter added 12 points, Trevor Haugen had nine points and Jonathan James notched seven points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Red Tail Hawks (9-3, 3-0 MVL).
    Kyler Kensler scored 16 points and Nicco Bustamante had 14 to lead Hosanna Christian (3-9, 1-2).
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (62) — Cumbee 0, Bornamenn 2, Wood 2, J. James 7, N. James 0, Allen 28, Haugen 9, Wachter 12, Mailand 2. Totals: 26-48 7-8 62.
    HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (45) — Nickel 0, Cole 10, Henry 5, Bustamante 14, Holmes 0, Kensler 16, Ronnander 0. Totals: 17-64 7-18 45.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 14 21 15 10 — 62
    Hosanna Christian 12 9 5 19 — 45
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 3 (J. James 1, Allen 2), Hosanna Christian 4 (Cole 1, Bustamante 1, Kensler 2). Fouled out — Bustamante.
    TRIAD 75, PROSPECT 42 — At Klamath Falls, Darren Stillwagon went for a season-high 21 points for Prospect in Mountain Valley League action.
    Matt Rader added nine points for the Cougars (2-8, 1-2 MVL).
    Kaleb Builta knocked down nine 3-pointers and finished with 27 points for Triad (8-5, 1-1).
    PROSPECT (42) — Raines 0, Bliss 6, Castro 0, May 0, Gaines 1, Stillwagon 21, Rader 9, Scofield 5. Totals: 12 14-21 42.
    TRIAD (75) — D. Claybaugh 15, Etchevers 12, Builta 27, Holland 4, Launius 4, McGrew 4, Trumbull 7, T. Claybaugh 2. Totals: 30 3-8 75.
    Prospect 4 13 11 14 — 42
    Triad 15 28 14 18 — 75
    3-point goals — Prospect 4 (Stillwagon 2, Bliss 2), Triad 12 (Trumbull 1, Builta 9, Etchevers 2).
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