• Crater boys hold on for OT victory

  • CENTRAL POINT — When the Crater boys basketball team needs stingy defense, it calls on guard Dean Orozco.

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  • CENTRAL POINT — When the Crater boys basketball team needs stingy defense, it calls on guard Dean Orozco.
    It did that again Friday in Southern Oregon Hybrid play, but the Comets also leaned on Orozco for a bit of offense to seal a 56-53 overtime victory over Roseburg.
    Orozco made 4 of 6 free throws in overtime and Jacob Hintemeyer erupted for 24 points as Crater secured its first league victory. The Comets are 5-9 overall and 1-3 in league, and Roseburg dropped to 4-8 and 0-3.
    "He's our lock-down defender," Crater coach Glenn Johannes said of the junior Orozco. "We don't usually rely on him a lot on offense, but he came up big at the free-throw line. He's a good free-throw shooter."
    The game was tied 48-all after regulation.
    In overtime, Hintemeyer made a free throw and a layup and Orozco made two foul shots as the Comets opened up a five-point lead and held on.
    Crater scored 41 points in the second half and overtime. It trailed 23-15 at halftime.
    "I don't think we came out in the first half with energy, like we do in many halves," said Johannes.
    The second half was a different story. During a stretch early in the fourth quarter, Tanner Jaasko made back-to-back 3s, two of his four, and Hintemeyer drained a long 2 in an 8-0 run that put the Comets in front by three.
    Crater was in position to win in regulation, but Hintemeyer turned the ball over and Roseburg's Alex New scored on a fastbreak layup with six seconds left to tie it. Orozco missed a desperation shot at the buzzer.
    Jaasko scored 16 points, Hintemeyer had nine rebounds and Dylan Morgan recorded five assists and three steals.
    Orozco had six points, five assists and five rebounds and limited the Indians' top scorer, Carson Reid, to two second-half points. Reid totaled 14.
    "This is what we've been asking of these kids," said Johannes. "We've been in every game down the stretch. This time we actually got over the hump. This is something we can carry into the next part of league."
    ROSEBURG (53) — Carhart 0, New 10, Ball 0, Reid 14, Haskett 14, Stone 2, Baumgartner 8, Stephens 5, Knapp 0. Totals: 18 11-16 53.
    CRATER (56 ) — Hintemeyer 24, Morgan 4, Pomeroy 0, Jaasko 16, Lane 6, Orozco 6, Reiter 0, Davis 0, Gustafson 0. Totals: 18 15-23 56.
    Roseburg 7 16 12 13 5 — 53
    Crater 4 11 16 17 8 — 56
    3-point goals — Roseburg 6 (Reid 3, Haskett 1, Baumgartner 1, Stephens 1), Crater 5 (Jaasko 4, Hintemeyer 1). Fouled out — Lane, Haskett. Technical foul — Haskett.
    JV score — Crater 59, Roseburg 50.
    Class 5A
    EAGLE POINT 56, NORTH VALLEY 28 — At Eagle Point, Jorge Quintero and Cesar Chavez combined for 15 points in the first quarter to help Eagle Point grab a 21-7 lead and the Eagles cruised to their 10th win in 11 games this season.
    Chavez led all scorers with 22 points and Quintero finished with 16 points and four steals.
    North Valley (8-4) was paced by Cameron Lyon's 14 points
    NORTH VALLEY (28) — Eskitgis 0, Nelson 0, Olmstead 4, Thompson 6, Morsa 0, Davis 0, Flynn 0, Lyon 14, Wittmore 4. Totals: 10 8-10 28.
    EAGLE POINT (56) — Quintero 16, Bennett 0, Sowell 0, Barber 6, Holte 0, Chavez 22, Edwards 2, Holmes 8, DaVore 0, Jones 2. Totals: 25 3-5 56.
    North Valley 7 7 8 6 — 28
    Eagle Point 21 7 16 12 — 56
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Quintero 1, Chavez 2).
    JV score — Eagle Point 69, North Valley 59.
    Class 4A
    PHOENIX 53, MAZAMA 50 — At Phoenix, junior forward Ty Mahaffey led Phoenix with 12 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds to go that gave the Pirates their first lead of the game.
    Phoenix (6-8, 2-0 Skyline) used a full-court press to erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit thanks in part to 14 steals, including four by Mahaffey and five by point guard Tyson Morris. Jason Wyncoop added eight points, six rebounds and four assists.
    Mazama (4-8, 1-2) missed a desperation three-quarter court shot attempt at the buzzer to tie.
    MAZAMA (50) — Lancaster 0, Burrier 7, Bennett 9, Moore 20, Healy 8, Crowell 6, Anderson 0, Kugler 0, Harris 0, Meyers 0. Totals: 18 7-8 50.
    PHOENIX (53) — Mahaffey 12, Raffensperger 7, Hay 10, Leavens 2, Wyncoop 8, Champion-Blazio 2, Morris 9, Deras 2. Totals: 22 5-9 53.
    Mazama 15 20 9 6 — 50
    Phoenix 14 14 9 16 — 53
    3-point goals — Mazama 7 (Bennett 1, Healy 2, Moore 4), Phoenix 4 (Mahaffey 4).
    JV result — Mazama won.
    Class 3A
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 59, ROGUE RIVER 41 — Cascade Christian began to pull away in the second quarter and its defense limited Rogue River in the fourth to seal the victory in the Challengers' Southern Cascade Hybrid opener at Cascade Christian High.
    Seth Knox led the Challengers (11-2, 1-0 SCH) with 13 points, David Sellers had 12 and Aaron Cesaro 11. Cesaro had nine rebounds while both Knox and Sellers grabbed eight.
    Connor Strickland had three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points and four rebounds for the Chieftains (10-5, 0-2), while Chris Campbell added 10 points.
    The Challengers led 33-21 at halftime and held the Chieftains to four points in the final quarter.
    ROGUE RIVER (41) — McFetridge 6, Lopez 6, Campbell 10, Perston 7, Ehrhardt 0, Woodall 0, Strickland 11, Rideout 0, Caulley 0, Pratt 2. Totals: 16 4-7 41.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (59) — Artale 3, Hadley 0, Booker 0, Laws 2, Kammerzell 6, Wager 2, Coggins 3, Horton 0, Knox 13, Winter 0, Palmer 7, Sellers 12, Alvarez 0, Cesaro 11. Totals: 24 7-16 59.
    Rogue River 13 8 16 4 — 41
    Cascade Christian 15 18 15 11 — 66
    3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (Strickland 3, Campbell 1, Perston 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Artale 1, Kammerzell 1, Coggins 1, Palmer 1). Fouled out — Campbell.
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    ST. MARY'S 66, LAKEVIEW 59 — At Lakeview, Kade Benton had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead St. Mary's to the SCH victory.
    Connor Vinyard added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Crusaders (10-3, 2-0 SCH).
    Lane Hadley led the Honkers (4-8, 1-1) with 31 points.
    LAKEVIEW (59) — Hadley 31, Lampman 11, Roseberry 6, Smith 4, Staub 4, Harms 3, Cooney 0, Frank 0, Graham 0. Totals: 16 6-9 59
    ST. MARY'S (66) — Benton 26, Vinyard 17, Hough 10, Gambee 9, Lewis 2, Conway 2, Edwards 0. Totals: 20 17-24 66.
    Lakeview 17 10 13 19 — 59
    St. Mary's 16 17 10 23 — 66
    3-point goals — Lakeview 7 (Lampman 3, Hadley 2, Harms 1, Roseberry 1) St. Mary's 3 (Benton 2, Gambee 1). Fouled out — Harms.
    JV result — St. Mary's won.
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