• South Medford rallies for win at Roseburg

  • ROSEBURG — It was a tale of two halves for the South Medford boys basketball team Tuesday.

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  • ROSEBURG — It was a tale of two halves for the South Medford boys basketball team Tuesday.
    The visiting Panthers trailed Roseburg by 10 points at halftime but rallied for a 47-41 Southern Oregon Hybrid road victory.
    The victory moves South Medford (11-6, 4-1 SOH) into a conference first-place tie with idle North Medford.
    The Panthers were just 5-for-20 on field goals in the opening half but turned it around with a 50 percent (10-for-20) effort from the field after the break.
    "We worked harder, got better shots and guarded them in the second half," said South Medford coach Dennis Murphy, whose team scored a season-low 13 points in the opening 16 minutes.
    Brayden Massey sparked South Medford's comeback from the 23-13 deficit. The junior guard scored 13 of his team-high 15 points after intermission.
    "Obviously he stepped up in the second half," said Murphy. "He hit two 3s, a couple of key field goals and went 3-for-4 from the line."
    South Medford outscored Roseburg (5-10, 1-5) 8-3 after surging ahead 39-38 about midway through the fourth quarter for its first lead of the second half.
    Murphy credited senior Ben Orndoff with playing tough defense on Roseburg's leading scorer Carson Reid, who scored 11 of his 16 points in the opening half.
    Mark Winans added 11 points for the Panthers and C.J. Keepes contributed eight.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (47) — Winans 11, Robertson 5, Orndoff 3, Massey 15, Bradford 3, Keepes 8, English 2, Carpenter 0, Lupton 0, Lallo 0. Totals: 15-40 15-27 47.
    ROSEBURG (41) — New 3, Reid 16, Haskett 5, Stone 5, Baumgartner 4, Stephens 8, Ball 0, Knapp 0. Totals: 12-41 11-16 41.
    South Medford 7 6 16 18 — 47
    Roseburg 7 16 6 12 — 41
    3-point goals — South Medford 4 (Massey 2, Robertson 1, Winans 1), Roseburg 6 (Reid 2, New 1, Haskett 1, Stone 1, Stephens 1). Fouled out — Reid. Technical foul — English.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    CRATER 74, GRANTS PASS 62 — At Central Point, junior wing Gunnar Asher, who played in just his second game after missing a month due to a leg injury, scored 18 points to lead four Crater players in double figures in the SOH victory.
    The Comets (6-10, 2-4 SOH) led by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter before Grants Pass (12-4, 3-3) cut the margin to seven with about 41/2 minutes remaining.
    Crater took 26 free throws in the final period. The Comets went 17 of 18 from the stripe after making just 1 of 8 to start the quarter.
    Connor Lane, who was 9 of 10 from the line in the fourth, finished with 17 points. Lane also had eight rebounds and four blocks.
    Jacob Hintemeyer added 16 points and Race Reiter came off the bench to contribute 10 points for the Comets.
    Hintemeyer limited Grants Pass leading scorer Micah Johnson to one point in the final period after the senior had 17 points through three quarters.
    GRANTS PASS (62) — Johnson 18, Meadows 7, Weiss 0, Musser 2, Ryan 5, Luther 7, Jensen 0, McKinley 17, Cotton 1, Brennan 5. Totals: 20 19-25 62.
    CRATER (74) — Hintemeyer 16, Morgan 4, Pomeroy 0, Jaasko 3, Lane 17, Reiter 10, Davis 2, Orozco 2, Gustafson 2, Asher 18. Totals: 21 26-36 74.
    Grants Pass 9 11 13 29 — 62
    Crater 15 12 19 28 — 74
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Meadows 1, Ryan 1, Luther 1, McKinley 1), Crater 6 (Asher 4, Hintemeyer 1, Jaasko 1). Fouled out — Johnson.
    JV result — Grants Pass won.
    5A Southern Oregon Hybrid
    EAGLE POINT 53, ASHLAND 51 — At Ashland, Eagle Point senior Jorge Quintero hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers to regain momentum and lead the No. 7 Eagles to a win in the first of two scheduled Class 5A SOH games.
    Ashland turned a 41-37 deficit heading into the fourth quarter into a four-point lead before Quintero sparked the Eagles (14-2, 1-0 5A SOH), who withstood a last-second effort by the Grizzlies (6-9, 0-1) that missed the mark.
    For Eagle Point, senior point guard Cesar Chavez scored 18 points and Quintero finished with 15 points, while Kramer Edwards added six points and six rebounds. Peyton Dole also pulled in six boards.
    Collin Malcolm had 15 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks to pace the Grizzlies, while Jackson Feinberg added 13 points and Mitchell Harfst had seven points and three blocks.
    EAGLE POINT (53) — Quintero 15, Morris 5, Jones 0, Barber 2, Chavez 18, Edwards 6, Baker 1, Dole 4, Holmes 2. Totals: 21 6-9 53.
    ASHLAND (51) — Hasskamp 2, Jones 3, Atteberry 0, Layton 0, Harfst 7, Feinberg 13, Byers 5, Malcolm 15, Shibley-Styer 6. Totals: 18 9-13 51.
    Eagle Point 14 11 16 12 — 53
    Ashland 13 12 12 14 — 51
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Quintero 3, Morris 1, Chavez 1), Ashland 8 (Jones 1, Feinberg 3, Byers 1, Malcolm 2, Shibley-Styer 1). Fouled out — Morris. Technical foul — Morris.
    JV score — Ashland 68, Eagle Point 63.
    Skyline Conference
    KLAMATH UNION 80, PHOENIX 71 — At Klamath Falls, Phoenix played well for 31/2 quarters against the hectic pace Klamath Union prefers, but numerous turnovers in the final five minutes did in the Pirates in the Skyline game.
    Jason Wyncoop had 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for Phoenix (6-10, 2-2 Sky). Joey Raffensperger had 14 points, Tyson Morris 11 points and Ty Mahaffey 10 points and seven rebounds. Ricky Leavens contributed six rebounds and six assists.
    PHOENIX (71) — Mahaffey 10, Raffensperger 14, Sauceda 2, Hay 2, Leavens 6, Wyncoop 22, Champion-Blazio 3, Morris 11, Conner 1. Totals: 24 20-29 71.
    KLAMATH UNION (80) — Bacchetti 3, Bo. Mitchell 12, Ovgard 21, Gettman 11, Crawford 7, Shoults 8, Be. Mitchell 10, Velasquez 2, Munson 4, Ford 2. Totals: 28 16-27 80.
    Phoenix 16 15 22 18 — 71
    Klamath Union 17 16 23 24 — 80
    3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Mahaffey 1, Morris 1, Raffensperger 1), Klamath Union 8 (Bacchetti 1, Ovgard 1, Gettman 1, Crawford 2, Shoults 2, Be. Mitchell 1). Fouled out — Morris, Leavens.
    JV score — Phoenix 70, Klamath Union 49.
    NORTH VALLEY 74, MAZAMA 59 — At Klamath Falls, North Valley's Cameron Lyon led all scorers with 27 points in the Skyline Conference win.
    J.J. Flynn added 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Knights (12-4, 4-1 Sky) and Chris Morsa had 17 points.
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