• Fourth-quarter woes prove costly for North

  • GRANTS PASS — North Medford picked a bad time to go cold from the field and Grants Pass took full advantage, using fourth-quarter woes by the Black Tornado to gain a 56-50 boys basketball victory at Grants Pass High on Tuesday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — North Medford picked a bad time to go cold from the field and Grants Pass took full advantage, using fourth-quarter woes by the Black Tornado to gain a 56-50 boys basketball victory at Grants Pass High on Tuesday.
    North Medford led 46-43 heading into the final frame but committed six of its 14 turnovers and went 1-for-12 from the field in the fourth to get outscored 13-4 by the host Cavemen.
    "We stopped executing and obviously I must have stopped calling the right plays because we just stopped scoring," said Black Tornado head coach Scott Plankenhorn. "We had wide open shots for the most part. We ran good actions but we just didn't make shots."
    Tristen Holmes had 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists to pace North Medford, which dropped to 15-6 overall and 7-3 in Southern Oregon Hybrid play. Julian Gray added eight points and three assists and Aaron Browne-Moore had six points and three assists for the Tornado.
    Grants Pass (15-6, 6-5) had three players score in double figures, led by Micah Johnson's 18 points. Sean Ryan had 13 points and Brian Luther 11.
    NORTH MEDFORD (50) — Gray 8, Bush 5, Barry 4, Holmes 19, Ecker 0, Carrasco 0, Browne-Moore 6, Polataivao 6, Wilkins 0, Powers 2. Totals: 22-55 2-2 50.
    GRANTS PASS (56) — Johnson 18, Ryan 13, Luther 11, Meadows 8, McKinley 4, Musser 2, Brooks 0, Weiss 0, Jensen 0, Cotton 0. Totals: 24-53 5-9 56.
    North Medford 20 16 10 4 — 50
    Grants Pass 17 19 7 13 — 56
    3-point goals — North Medford 4-18 (Holmes 3, Bush 1), Grants Pass 3-8 (Meadows 2, Luther 1).
    JV score — Grants Pass 60, North Medford 51.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 67, CRATER 56 — At Central Point, South Medford seniors Ben Orndoff (21 points), Brandon Robertson (15) and Mark Winans (10) led the charge as the Panthers secured at least a share of their fourth straight Southern Oregon Hybrid championship.
    South Medford improved to 16-6 overall and 9-1 in SOH play, two games ahead of second-place North Medford with two games to play. The Panthers and Black Tornado will meet for the third time at 7 p.m. Friday at North Medford.
    Tanner Jaasko poured in a career-high 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Crater (6-15, 2-9), which rallied from a 9-0 deficit but couldn't get over the hump.
    Connor Lane added 11 points and 6 rebounds, Dean Orozco six points and six assists and Tyler Davis five points, four steals and four assists for the Comets.
    Brandon Lupton hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the third quarter to extend South Medford's lead after the Comets had cut it to a two-possession contest.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (67) — Lupton 6, Winans 10, Robertson 15, Orndoff 21, Massey 1, Bradford 0, Keepes 6, Monical 2, English 6, Lallo 0. Totals: 24 12-22 67.
    CRATER (56) — Hintemeyer 7, Jaasko 18, Lane 11, Reiter 9, Davis 5, Orozco 6, Gustafson 0, Morgan 0, Pomeroy 0, Martin 0. Totals: 19 9-20 56.
    South Medford 19 16 23 9 — 67
    Crater 12 12 17 15 — 56
    3-point goals — South Medford 7 (Lupton 2, Robertson 2, Winans 1, Orndoff 1, Keepes 1), Crater 9 (Jaasko 6, Orozco 2, Davis 1). Technical foul — English, South Medford bench.
    JV result — South Medford won.
    ASHLAND 84, MAZAMA 48 — At Ashland, Jackson Byers had 19 points and five rebounds and helped Ashland open up an 18-point lead in the first quarter en route to the nonleague victory at Mountain Avenue Gym.
    Gabe Stanley added 13 points, Jackson Feinberg 11 and Collin Malcolm six points, six rebounds and three assists for the Grizzlies (8-12), who have won three straight for the first time all season.
    Mazama (6-17) was led by Taylor Bennett's 11 points.
    MAZAMA (48) — Lancaster 8, Bennett 11, M. Harris 5, Moore 5, Meyers 5, Healy 4, Crowell 5, Rose 7. Totals: 16 10-16 48.
    ASHLAND (84) — Hasskamp 7, Jones 4, Layton 2, Harfst 6, Feinberg 11, Fredrickson 5, Byers 19, Crenshaw 6, Malcolm 6, Shibley-Styer 5, Stanley 13. Totals: 35 8-10 84.
    Mazama 10 13 15 10 — 48
    Ashland 28 16 23 17 — 84
    3-point goals — Mazama 6 (Lancaster 2, Bennett 1, M. Harris 1, Moore 1, Rose 1), Ashland 6 (Hasskamp 1, Feinberg 1, Fredrickson 1, Byers 1, Shibley-Styer 1, Stanley 1).
    JV result — Ashland won.
    EAGLE POINT 69, KLAMATH UNION 58 — At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point secured its fourth straight victory and improved to 18-3 overall with the nonconference road victory.
    The Eagles will cap the 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid season with a home game at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Ashland.
    Skyline Conference
    HENLEY 51, PHOENIX 22 — At Klamath Falls, Henley took advantage of its size inside and Phoenix's offense was too passive in the Skyline road loss.
    Hornet posts Jesse Hilyard and Jack Mitchell combined for 30 points and helped Henley (17-5, 8-1 Sky) dominate the boards.
    Jason Wyncoop had seven points to lead Phoenix (8-15, 2-7).
    PHOENIX (22) — Mahaffey 2, Raffensperger 2, Hay 4, Wyncoop 7, Champion-Blazio 2, Morris 2, Deras 3, Sauceda 0, Leavens 0, Botermans 0. Totals: 9 3-5 22.
    HENLEY (51) — Dykstra 5, Greif 4, Campbell 3, Hilyard 16, Seater 4, Mitchell 14, Mueller 2, Crain 3, Overstreet 0, Fahner 0, Fleming 0. Totals: 22 8-10 51.
    Phoenix 4 8 2 8 — 22
    Henley 7 16 15 13 — 51
    3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Wyncoop 1), Henley 1 (Crain 1).
    JV result — Henley won.
    NORTH VALLEY 59, HIDDEN VALLEY 54 — At Merlin, Cameron Lyon scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to help North Valley rally.
    The Knights (16-6, 7-2 Sky) trailed 46-44 entering the final period.
    Sophomore post Michael Martz came off the bench for injured JJ Flynn and led the Knights in rebounding with seven. Jordan Eskitgis added eight points and six rebounds. Eskitgis canned two late field goals to seal the victory.
    Junior Mckinnon Bennett tossed in 16 points to lead three Hidden Valley (4-15, 2-7) players in double figures.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (54) — Bennett 16, Hults 14, Fields 10, May 6, Gilbert 4, Ries 4, Elkins 0, Stevens 0, Clarke 0. Totals: 17 14-18 54.
    NORTH VALLEY (59) — Lyon 21, Morsa 9, Eskitgis 8, Nelson 7, Olmstead 6, Martz 3, Bailey 3, Flynn 2, Fairman 0. Totals: 17 20-26 59.
    Hidden Valley 15 21 10 8 — 54
    North Valley 12 18 14 15 — 59
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 6 (Hults 3, Fields 2, Bennett 1), North Valley 5 (Lyon 2, Olmstead 2, Nelson 3). Fouled out — Fields, Ries.
    JV result — North Valley won.
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