• North Medford boys upend Grants Pass

  • GRANTS PASS — North Medford junior Tristen Holmes heated up in the fourth quarter to help the Black Tornado extend its boys basketball lead and earn a 54-44 road victory in Southern Oregon Hybrid action Tuesday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — North Medford junior Tristen Holmes heated up in the fourth quarter to help the Black Tornado extend its boys basketball lead and earn a 54-44 road victory in Southern Oregon Hybrid action Tuesday.
    With North Medford up 32-30 heading into the final quarter, Holmes was 4-for-5 from the field and 6-for-7 from the foul line to finish with a game-high 25 points. He also pulled in four of his team-best seven rebounds in the final quarter.
    "He got hot late and was the main reason we probably expanded our lead," North Medford head coach Scott Plankenhorn said.
    "It was just a defensive battle for a while with two defensive-minded teams that made everything really difficult."
    Julian Gray added 13 points, five steals and four assists for the Black Tornado (9-3, 2-0 SOH), which connected on 10 of 12 foul shots in the fourth quarter after the Cavemen were forced to foul.
    Drake Brennan had 17 points and Micah Johnson added 11 for Grants Pass (11-2, 2-1), which outrebounded North 38-27 but committed 16 turnovers.
    NORTH MEDFORD (54) — Gray 13, Bush 7, Barry 2, Holmes 25, Ecker 2, Browne-Moore 5, Polataivao 0, Wilkins 0, Powers 0. Totals: 19-45 14-18 54.
    GRANTS PASS (44) — Johnson 11, Meadows 3, Ryan 4, Luther 2, McKinley 6, Cotton 1, Brennan 17, Brooks 0. Totals: 15-47 13-21 44.
    North Medford 11 10 11 22 — 54
    Grants Pass 16 7 7 14 — 44
    3-point goals — North Medford 2-8 (Bush 1, Holmes 1), Grants Pass 1-10 (Meadows 1). Fouled out — Meadows, Luther.
    JV score — Grants Pass 49, North Medford 39.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 66, CRATER 53 — At Central Point, Brayden Massey scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and Ben Orndoff netted 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead South Medford to the SOH road victory.
    The Panthers (9-5, 2-0 SOH) opened a 36-21 lead by halftime but Crater (4-9, 0-3) managed to whittle its deficit to six points before Orndoff took control with a handful of breakaway baskets. The Comets were slowed by 25 turnovers overall.
    Jacob Hintemeyer scored 14 of his 21 points in the third quarter to go with seven rebounds for Crater, which got 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks from Connor Lane and threes across the board for Dylan Morgan in points, steals, rebounds and assists.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (66) — Carpenter 6, Lupton 4, Winans 9, Orndoff 15, Massey 17, Bradford 6, Keepes 2, Monical 2, English 3, Lallo 2, Contreras 0. Totals: 25 10-18 66.
    CRATER (53) — Hintemeyer 21, Morgan 3, Pomeroy 4, Jaasko 4, Lane 19, Reiter 0, Davis 0, Orozco 2, Gustafson 0. Totals: 21 7-13 53.
    South Medford 18 18 11 19 — 66
    Crater 9 12 16 16 — 53
    3-point goals — South Medford 6 (Carpenter 2, Lupton 1, Massey 3), Crater 4 (Hintemeyer 4). Fouled out — Morgan, Bradford.
    JV result — South Medford won.
    EAGLE POINT 61, MAZAMA 51 — At Klamath Falls, Cesar Chavez scored 23 points and Eagle Point rode a big first quarter to the nonconference win.
    The Eagles scored 22 first-quarter points in raising their record to 10-1. Kramer Edwards tallied 11 in the win.
    EAGLE POINT (61) — Quintero 6, Morris 4, Hunter 0, Barber 7, Holte 0, Chavez 23, Edwards 11, Baker 8, Dole 0, Holmes 2. Totals: 23 10-15 61.
    MAZAMA (51) — Lancaster 10, Burrier 6, Bennett 8, Harris 2, Moore 17, Healy 0, Crowell 8, Rose 0. Totals: 13 21-27 51.
    Eagle Point 22 20 9 10 — 61
    Mazama 11 18 12 10 — 51
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Chavez 4, Barber 1), Mazama 4 (Lancaster 2, Moore 2). Fouled out — Healy. Technical fouls — Quintero.
    HENLEY 54, ASHLAND 50 — At Klamath Falls, junior forward Collin Malcolm erupted for 23 points, seven rebounds and four blocks, but Ashland's comeback attempt fell short in nonleague action.
    Mitchell Harfst added seven points, four assists and two steals and Jack Feinberg 10 points for the Grizzlies (4-8).
    Henley (8-4) was led by Jesse Hilyard's 20 points.
    ASHLAND (50) — Layton 2, Harfst 7, Feinberg 10, Byers 6, Shibley-Styer 2, Malcolm 23, Jones 0, Atteberry 0. Totals: 21 7-10 50.
    HENLEY (54) — Dykstra 3, Greif 6, Campbell 5, Overstreet 3, Hilyard 20, Seater 8, Mitchell 5, Crain 4. Totals: 21 10-20 54.
    Ashland 12 19 9 10 — 50
    Henley 13 22 11 8 — 54
    3-point goals — Ashland 1 (Malcolm 1), Henley 2 (Hilyard 1, Mitchell 1).
    JV result — Henley 59, Ashland 51.
    Skyline Conference
    PHOENIX 55, HIDDEN VALLEY 46 — At Murphy, Tyson Morris propelled Phoenix to its first Skyline Conference win with 21 points, four assists and three rebounds.
    Ricky Leavens added 15 points and four rebounds, Jason Wyncoop had 12 rebounds and Zach Champion-Blazio added seven points and four steals for the Pirates (5-8, 1-0 Skyline).
    Dylan May scored 11 points to lead Hidden Valley (1-8, 0-2).
    PHOENIX (55) — Mahaffey 2, Raffensperger 4, Leavens 15, Wyncoop 6, Champion-Blazio 7, Morris 21, Hay 0, Deras 0. Totals: 18 13-16 55.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (46) — J. Elkins 2, Fields 6, Hults 8, Bennett 4, Tripp 6, Clarke 2, Gilbert 6, May 11, Stevens 1, Rigs 0, D. Elkins 0. Totals: 15 7-9 46.
    Phoenix 16 17 11 11 — 55
    Hidden Valley 15 5 12 14 — 46
    3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Raffensperger 1, Morris 1), Hidden Valley 3 (Hults 2, Fields 1).
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    NORTH VALLEY 91, KLAMATH UNION 76 — At Merlin, Cameron Lyon and Chris Morsa combined for 57 points for North Valley.
    The Knights (8-3, 1-1 Sky) offset 13 3-pointers by Klamath Union by going 27-for-30 from the free-throw line.
    Lyon scored 29 points and had six rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. Morsa scored 28 with four rebounds, four steals and three assists.
    North Valley's Cody Thompson posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
    KLAMATH UNION (76) — Bo. Mitchell 22, Gettman 16, Bacchetti 12, Ovgard 10, Be. Mitchell 5, Rondeau 4, Crawford 3, Shults 2, Munson 2. Totals: 25 13-23 76.
    NORTH VALLEY (91) — Lyon 29, Morsa 28, Flynn 14, Thompson 10, Nelson 4, Olmstead 4, Fairman 2, Eskitgis 0, Martz 0, Davis 0, Whitmore 0. Totals: 30 27-30 91.
    Klamath Union 12 13 22 29 — 76
    North Valley 18 17 24 32 — 91
    3-point goals — Klamath Union 13 (Mitchell 5, Bacchetti 2, Ovgard 2, Gettman 2, Crawford 1, Mitchell 1), North Valley 4 (Morsa 2, Nelson 1, Lyon 1). Fouled out — Bo. Mitchell.
    JV result — North Valley won.
    Southern Cascade Hybrid
    ST. MARY'S 54, ROGUE RIVER 39 — At Rogue River, senior guard Michael Gambee scored 14 points to lead four St. Mary's players in double figures as the balanced Crusaders won their Southern Cascade Hybrid opener.
    Kade Benton and Connor Vinyard tallied 13 points apiece and Sam Hough 11 for St. Mary's (9-3, 1-0 SCH). Vinyard added nine rebounds and three blocks, Benton nine rebounds and Hough seven boards.
    Rio Lopez (11 points, five rebounds, three steals) and Chris Campbell (10 points) led the way for Rogue River (10-4, 0-1), and Connor Strickland grabbed 10 rebounds.
    ST. MARY'S (54) — Benton 13, Gambee 14, Lewis 0, Rothfus 0, Van Valkenburg 0, Conway 3, Eaton 0, Hough 11, Edwards 0, Vinyard 13. Totals: 19 13-22 54.
    ROGUE RIVER (39) — McFetridge 2, Lopez 11, Campbell 10, Perston 0, Ehrhardt 6, Strickland 6, Rideout 2, Caulley 0, Prafst 2. Totals: 14 8-15 39.
    St. Mary's 11 11 11 21 — 54
    Rogue River 6 11 5 17 — 39
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 3 (Gambee 2, Conway 1), Rogue River 3 (Campbell 2, Strickland 1).
    JV result — St. Mary's won.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 46, LOST RIVER 37 — At Merrill, Illinois Valley was lead by senior guard Zach Welch, who scored 18 points and added five assists in the nonconference victory.
    Lander Nordal grabbed 10 rebounds to go with eight points for the Cougars (3-8), who led 26-19 at halftime.
    Raynell Todd scored 12 points and Andrew Taylor had nine for Lost River (4-11).
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (46) — Welch 18, Doyle 10, Nordal 8, Thompson 6, Weaver 4, Worley 0, Gardenhire 0. Totals: 22 2-8 46.
    LOST RIVER (37) — Todd 12, Taylor 9, Ramos 6, Alonzo 4, Hogue 4, Moore 2, Thompson 0, Frisendahl 0, Graham 0, Cobian 0, Hartman 0. Totals: 14 5-12 37.
    Illinois Valley 14 12 10 10 — 46
    Lost River 11 8 7 11 — 37
    3-point goals — Lost River 4 (Ramos 2, Taylor 2).
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