Crater girls earn special win for head coach Heard

Two daughters, cousin start for Comets in victory on senior night

February 15, 2014

CENTRAL POINT — Senior night for the Crater girls basketball team was one to remember for coach David Heard.

Not only did his Comets lock up third place and a playoff spot in Southern Oregon Hybrid, but he was able to see three Heards — his two daughters and a cousin — start the game as his Comets conquered Grants Pass with a 38-24 victory on Friday.

For senior night, Heard started Kelli Gray along with his daughter Monica Heard and cousin Becca Heard. His other daughter Mallory Heard, a freshman, also started alongside junior Courtney Setzer.

"Seeing my daughters and cousin out there on the court was special for me," said Heard.

The Comets (16-6, 5-5 SOH), who have their No. 3 SOH spot protected by a tiebreaker over Grants Pass and North Medford, used their defensive tenacity to limit the Cavers (6-14, 2-8) to just 10 baskets on 36 attempts.

Setzer led Crater with 13 points — nine in the second quarter — and seven rebounds while Becca Heard contributed 12 points and 10 boards. The Comets finished with a 31-17 advantage on the glass.

Sierra Potter led Grants Pass with nine points.

GRANTS PASS (24) — Chapman 6, Torgerson 0, Stephenson 2, Phillips 4, Johnson 0, Lauders 3, Potter 9, Henderson 0. Totals: 10-36 1-2 24.

CRATER (38) — Ma. Heard 0, Bascom 0, Fahndrich 4, B. Heard 12, Mo. Heard 3, Noles 0, Scott 6, Setzer 13, Gray 0. Totals: 11-44 13-21 38.

Grants Pass 7 2 9 6 — 24

Crater 8 12 10 8 — 38

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Chapman 2, Lauders 1), Crater 3 (Mo. Heard 1, Scott 1, Setzer 1). Technical foul — Grants Pass coach Wakefield.

JV result — Crater won.

NORTH MEDFORD 54, KLAMATH UNION 27 — Joci Ellis dropped in 21 points to fuel host North Medford's nonconference victory.

Sydney Thomas added 11 points and Savannah Bumgardner nine for the Black Tornado (10-11), which led 29-17 by halftime.

North Medford boys coach Scott Plankenhorn was at the helm in place of girls coach Tim Karrick, who is out because of the teachers' strike.

KLAMATH UNION (27) — Bacchetti 2, Choukalos 5, Rice 7, Brown 3, Brock 0, J. Wilder 4, Newman 6, Vanover 0, Najar 0, C. Wilder 0, Ferns 0. Totals: 8-38 10-17 27.

NORTH MEDFORD (54) — Ellis 21, Parker 0, Anderson 2, Rivero 0, Martin 5, Thomas 11, Bumgardner 9, Koistinen 0, Hall 4, Covington 2, Ross 0. Totals: 22-62 8-11 54.

Klamath Union 6 11 4 6 — 27

North Medford 11 18 13 12 — 54

3-point goals — Klamath Union 1 (Brown 1), North Medford 2 (Ellis 1, Hall 1).

JV result — North Medford won.

HENLEY 52, EAGLE POINT 37 — At Eagle Point, Britanny Kochenderfer scored 15 points in the nonconference win for Henley.

Natalie DeLonge and Heidi Mueller added 10 each for the Hornets (18-2).

Adrienne Wood tallied 18 for Eagle Point (9-12).

HENLEY (52) — Kochenderfer 15, DeLonge 10, Mueller 10, Mathis 7, Turner 4, Whistler 3, Moates 3.

EAGLE POINT (37) — Wood 18, Briggs 6, Lester 5, Hoefft 4, Nielsen 2, Bradshaw 2.

Henley 16 6 18 12 — 52

Eagle Point 12 6 16 3 — 37

3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Wood 3, Lester 1).

Boys

GRANTS PASS 73, CRATER 48 — At Grants Pass, Brian Luther led four Grants Pass players in double figures with 24 points in the Southern Oregon Hybrid game.

J.C. McKinley scored 15 points, Sean Ryan 12 and Kirkland Meadows 10 for the Cavemen (14-6, 5-5 SOH).

The Comets (6-14, 2-8) were paced by Race Reiter's 19 points, while Connor Lane added 10.

CRATER (48) — Hintemeyer 2, Morgan 4, Pomeroy 4, Jaasko 2, Lane 10, Reiter 19, Davis 0, Orozco 7, Gustafson 0, Martin 2. Totals: 17 12-18 48.

GRANTS PASS (73) — Johnson 4, Meadows 10, Weiss 3, Appling 2, Musser 2, Stoffer 0, Ryan 12, Luther 24, Jensen 0, McKinley 15. Totals: 23 21-31 73.

Crater 9 16 11 12 — 48

Grants Pass 20 20 12 21 — 73

3-point goals — Crater 2 (Reiter 1, Orozco 1), Grants Pass 6 (Luther 3, McKinley 2, Ryan 1).

JV result — Grants Pass won.

EAGLE POINT 50, HENLEY 38 — At Eagle Point, Cesar Chavez had 22 points and six assists and Austin Holmes 15 points and nine rebounds for Eagle Point in nonleague action.

Jesse Hilyard recorded 15 points for Henley, which trailed 26-21 at halftime.

The Eagles (18-3) snapped an 11-game winning streak by the Hornets (16-5).

HENLEY (38) — Dykstra 0, Greif 4, Campbell 3, Overstreet 0, Hilyard 15, Seater 3, Mitchell 6, Mueller 7, Crain 0. Totals: 13 10-26 38.

EAGLE POINT (50) — Hunter 1, Quintero 4, Morris 2, Jones 0, Barber 5, Holte 0, Chavez 22, Edwards 1, Baker 0, Dole 0, Holmes 15, DaVore 0, Bennett 0. Totals: 17 15-25 50.

Henley 10 11 6 11 — 38

Eagle Point 10 16 10 14 — 50

3-point goals — Henley 2 (Greif 1, Hilyard 1), Eagle Point 1 (Barber 1). Fouled out — Dykstra.

JV score — Henley 54, Eagle Point 50.

ASHLAND 78, KLAMATH UNION 65 — At Ashland, Collin Malcolm had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and Ashland hit 12 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter in the nonconference game.


Jackson Byers added 14 points, Mitchell Harfst 10 points, 12 rebounds and three steals and Gabe Stanley seven rebounds and three steals for the Grizzlies (8-12), who saw their 13-point lead cut to five with 1:25 to go before pulling away.

KLAMATH UNION (65) — Bacchetti 3, Bo. Mitchell 10, Ovgard 21, Gettman 10, Crawford 1, Shoults 3, Be. Mitchell 11, Velasquez 4, Munson 2. Totals: 22 16-29 65.

ASHLAND (78) — Hasskamp 6, Jones 7, Atteberry 0, Layton 4, Harfst 10, Feinberg 0, Fredrickson 1, Shibley-Styer 9, Byers 14, Malcolm 21, Stanley 6. Totals: 26 24-33 78.

Klamath Union 17 14 16 18 — 65

Ashland 14 19 27 19 — 78

3-point goals — Klamath Union 5 (Mitchell 3, Shoults 1, Bo. Mitchell 1), Ashland 2 (Shibley-Styer 1, Byers 1).

JV score — Ashland 64, Klamath Union 50.