• Phoenix rolls in Skyline playoff

  • PHOENIX — Baylee Toney led four Phoenix players in double figures and the Pirate girls basketball team created havoc on defense in a 69-31 victory over Hidden Valley in a Skyline Conference league playoff game Monday.
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  • PHOENIX — Baylee Toney led four Phoenix players in double figures and the Pirate girls basketball team created havoc on defense in a 69-31 victory over Hidden Valley in a Skyline Conference league playoff game Monday.
    The Pirates (19-6), who finished third in the Skyline, next hosts North Valley for the No. 3 seed to state tonight at 6:30. Phoenix is headed to state regardless of the outcome because of its RPI ranking. A victory, however, ensures a home game in the first round.
    Toney had 15 points, 12 rebounds and six steals while Amanda Skaff generated 12 points, nine assists, seven steals and four boards for Phoenix, which collected 27 steals as a team.
    "It was not a good effort for us in first half but we got back out there and got after it," said Phoenix coach Randy Kirkland "The defensive pressure in the second half made all the difference in the world."
    Phoenix's Kasey Hamilton was 6 of 10 from the field for 13 points and Bailee Tally added 12 points, five rebounds, three steals and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.
    Curly Devos paced the Mustangs (3-19) with 14 points.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (31) — Schiavone 4, Ottosen 2, McGuinness 9, Devos 14, Sargani 2, Jones 0, Heeter 0, Patterson 0, Eells 0. Totals: 13 3-8 31.
    PHOENIX (69) — Tally 12, Skaff 12, Vaught 5, Wyncoop 4, Marshall 4, Hickman 4, Toney 15, Hamilton 13, Wallack 0, Burns 0, McLennan 0. Totals: 29 7-10 69.
    Hidden Valley 6 9 7 9 — 31
    Phoenix 15 15 22 17 — 69
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 2 (McGuinness 2), Phoenix 4 (Tally 2, Vaught 1, Toney 1).
    Boys Basketball
    HIDDEN VALLEY 46, PHOENIX 30 — At Phoenix, fifth-seeded Hidden Valley's 21-for-29 effort at the free-throw line proved to be the difference as it ended fourth-seeded Phoenix's season in a Skyline Conference playoff.
    The Mustangs (6-15) play at Klamath Union today at 6:30 p.m. for the Skyline's No. 3 seed and a playoff berth.
    Phoenix (9-16) received nine points and six rebounds from Jason Wyncoop. The Pirates, who were charged 29 fouls to Hidden Valley's 14, were 8 of 10 from the foul line.
    McKinnon Bennett scored 13 points to lead the Mustangs.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (46) — Elkins 6, Clark 4, Hults 6, Bennett 13, May 5, Drake 3, Stevens 2, Ries 7, Gilbert 0, Tripp 0. Totals: 10 21-29 46.
    PHOENIX (30) — George 2, Mahaffey 2, Sauceda 2, Hay 4, Leavens 1, Wyncoop 9, Champion-Blazio 6, Deras 4. Totals: 10 8-10 30.
    Hidden Valley 6 15 7 16 — 46
    Phoenix 7 3 9 11 — 30
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Hults), Phoenix 1 (Champion-Blazio). Fouled out — Hay, Champion-Blazio, Deras.
    Ice Hockey
    NORTH MEDFORD 10, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 — Mikaen Magee's hat trick paved the way for North Medford to stay undefeated in a playoff game against South Medford at The RRRink.
    Magee added an assist and Jeremy Wu tallied a pair of goals for the Black Tornado, who improved to 10-0 on the season.
    The Black Tornado on Thursday faces the winner of today's Crater-Klamath Falls game.
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