• Eagles slay Dragons in double OT thriller

  • DALLAS — When Eagle Point needed a miracle, Adrienne Wood delivered.
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  • DALLAS — When Eagle Point needed a miracle, Adrienne Wood delivered.
    Wood swished a 40-footer as the horn sounded to force a second overtime and the Eagles pulled away from there for a 56-49 double overtime victory over Dallas in a thrilling Class 5A girls basketball state play-in game Wednesday.
    Wood, a sophomore guard, finished with 28 points, and sophomore forward Kylene Briggs added 12, including a layup that forced the first overtime, as Eagle Point earned a first-round playoff date at Corvallis on Friday.
    "They worked so hard and they fought so hard, they deserved everything they got tonight," said Eagle Point coach Paul Bell.
    The back-and-forth game featured six lead changes in the fourth quarter alone, and Dallas (11-12) led by two late until Briggs scored inside with five seconds left in regulation.
    In the first overtime, Dallas looked like it had finally buried the Eagles (12-12) when Sarah Zwicker stole a pass and soared in for a fastbreak layup to give the Dragons a 46-43 lead with 1.3 seconds left. But, following a timeout, Wood came off two screens, caught a pass near midcourt and then took two dribbles before launching a desperation shot with a hand in her face.
    "We battled all night long and that shot right there just brought the energy back up and everybody got their second wind," Bell said. "The momentum just took us, and once we got the lead we never looked back."
    It didn't take long for the Eagles to take control in the second extra session. On their second possession Wood missed a 3 from the top of the key, but Briggs snared the rebound and scored while being fouled. She hit the free throw to make it a three-point game, and the Eagles led the rest of the way.
    "Through all the adversity they've had through the offseason and this season, they just gutted it out," Bell said. "I was proud of them."
    Zwicker and Sarah Mitchell scored 13 points apiece to lead the Dragons, who trailed 26-22 at the half.
    EAGLE POINT (56) — Wood 28, Briggs 12, Bradshaw 8, Nielsen 4, Lester 3, Sweem 1, Crowe 0, Hoefft 0. Totals: 15 22-30 56.
    DALLAS (49) — Zwicker 13, Mitchell 13, Davis 10, Fennell 4, Tallon 3, E. Ronco 6, B. Ronco 0, Weiser 0, Classen 0. Totals: 18 11-24 49.
    Eagle Point 8 18 5 8 7 10 — 56
    Dallas 11 11 12 5 7 3 — 49
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Wood 4), Dallas 2 (Mitchell 1, Zwicker 1). Fouled out — Lester, Hoefft, Tallon, E. Ronco. Technical fouls — Dallas coach Brautigam 2.
    Boys
    REYNOLDS 49, GRANTS PASS 34 — At Grants Pass, Micah Johnson scored 15 points and J.C. McKinley added eight points but Grants Pass (15-8) couldn't recover from a 24-7 halftime deficit in the 6A state playoff opener.
    Jaylen Edwards had 13 points to lead Reynolds (16-7), which finished second in the Mt. Hood Conference.
    REYNOLDS (49) — Edwards 13, Warren 8, Eubanks 7, Ayala 6, Starr 4, Aniefuna 3, Jashari 4, Andresen 3, Hamman 0, Poetsch 0, May 0, Scarpelli 0, Johnson 0, Kljucanin 0. Totals: 17 11-19 49.
    GRANTS PASS (34) — Johnson 15, McKinley 8, Ryan 4, Jensen 3, Appling 2, Brennan 2, Meadows 0, Brooks 0, Weiss 0, Musser 0, Stoffel 0, Luther 0, Cotton 0. Totals: 11 11-21 34.
    Reynolds 10 14 17 8 — 49
    Grants Pass 4 3 15 12 — 34
    3-point goals — Reynolds 4 (Warren 2, Edwards 1, Andresen 1), Grants Pass 1 (Jensen 1). Technical fouls — Jashari.
    CRESCENT VALLEY 56, ASHLAND 44 — At Corvallis, Ashland overcame a rough first quarter to hang with Crescent Valley before falling short in the Class 5A state play-in game.
    The Grizzlies (9-14), who trailed 10-2 after the opening period and 23-13 at the half, trimmed their deficit to five points at one point in the third quarter.
    Junior guard Jackson Feinberg led Ashland with 12 points, while senior guard Gabe Stanley added 11.
    Crescent Valley (15-8) travels to play at No. 4-seeded Eagle Point (20-3) on Saturday.
    ASHLAND (44) — Hasskamp 0, Jones 0, Layton 0, Harfst 2, Feinberg 12, Fredrickson 7, Byers 5, Crenshaw 3, Malcolm 2, Shibley-Styer 2, Stanley 11, Atteberry 0. Totals: 18 1-4 44.
    CRESCENT VALLEY (56) — Casey 8, Roberson 8, Sanders 14, Kinkade 5, Hurley 16, Langager 2, Whitney 3. Totals: 22 5-14 56.
    Ashland 2 11 17 14 —44
    Crescent Valley 10 13 15 18 —56
    3-point goals — Ashland 7 (Feinberg 2, Fredrickson 1, Shibley-Styer 1, Crenshaw 1, Stanley 2), Crescent Valley 7 (Casey 2, Roberson 1, Sanders 2, Hurley 1, Whitney 1).
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