LAKE OSWEGO — A more plodding tempo slowed the North Medford boys basketball team a bit, but the outcome was much more to the Black Tornado's liking on Thursday.

LAKE OSWEGO — A more plodding tempo slowed the North Medford boys basketball team a bit, but the outcome was much more to the Black Tornado's liking on Thursday.

A night after losing a 92-90 game in double overtime to Southridge, North Medford rode the hot hand of senior Danny Berger to pull out a 52-49 victory over Lakeridge at the eight-team Lakeridge Tournament.

Berger scored a game-high 26 points, with 14 coming during a third-quarter run that helped North (3-2) tie the game.

The 6-foot-6 wing drilled a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in the third period then, following a Lakeridge turnover, sank his third trey of the quarter at the horn to even the contest at 42-all.

No other North players scored in double figures.

"Danny stepped up big in that third quarter," said Tornado coach Scott Plankenhorn. "He really started to hit all sorts of shots. You could see the other kids were trying to find him against that 2-3 zone (defense)."

North Medford hit 6 of 7 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Michael Williams sank two key foul shots with five seconds remaining that pushed the Tornado advantage to three points.

"Those were big," Plankenhorn said. "Williams hits those and it makes it tougher for Lakeridge. The best they can do then is tie."

NORTH MEDFORD (52) — McLemore 4, Williams 6, Ramirez 0, Ellis 6, Pecktol 8, Berger 26, Hutley 0, Waldron 0, Budavari-Jasper 2, Maurer 0, Gentry 0. Totals: 19 10-13 52.

LAKERIDGE (49) — Little 8, Breedlove 0, Hurtz 2, Larsen 19, Trumbull 0, Maurer 2, Hoch 16. Totals: 19 9-15 49.

North Medford 10 12 20 10 —52

Lakeridge 15 11 16 7 —49

3-point goals — North Medford 4 (Berger 4), Lakeridge 2 (Larsen 2). Fouled out — Ellis.

THURSTON 59, GRANTS PASS 49 — At Springfield, University of Oregon signee Drew Wiley scored 28 points to guide Thurston over visiting Grants Pass (2-3) in a nonconference game.

The versatile 6-foot-7 Wiley connected on four 3-pointers but also was able to score inside.

Grants Pass' Dee Wiersma had a team-high 14 points.

THURSTON (59) — Drew Wiley 28, Autile 12, McCalligan 0, White 10, Wymore 2, Rondeau 0, Green 0, Boehm 7. Totals: 21 11-12 59.

GRANTS PASS (49) — Wiersma 14, Morgan 8, Carpenter 2, West 10, Saxon 9, Fields 5, Davidson 1. Totals: 18 7-10 49.

Thurston 19 18 12 10 —59

Grants Pass 12 12 12 13 —49

3-point goals — Thurston 6 (Wiley 4, Autile 2), Grants Pass 6 (Morgan 2, West 1, Wiersma 2, Fields 1). Fouled out — Wymore

JV result — Thurston won

HIDDEN VALLEY 47, MOLALLA 34 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley used a 20-4 fourth quarter to overpower Molalla in a nonconference match up.

Jackson Godfried amassed 12 points, five steals, three assists and just one turnover for the Mustangs (6-2), who received 10 points and six rebounds from Trevor Porter.

Hidden Valley's Earl Crawford was held out of the scoring column, but his defense on Molalla's Terrance Glynn — averaging over 20 points per game — was a staple of the Mustangs' success.

MOLALLA (34) — Glynn 14, Sprague 12, Schaefer 3, Morales 2, Newton 2, Kemp 1, Hepler 0, Borowczak 0. Totals: 15 1-4 34.

HIDDEN VALLEY (47) — Godfried 12, Porter 10, Hayter 9, Longo 5, Maynard 4, Bleser 4, Frey 3, Crawford 0, Kasler 0. Totals: 17 11-15 47.

Mollala 3 12 15 4 — 34

Hidden Valley 13 6 8 20 — 20

3-point goals — Mollala 3 (Sprague 2, Schafer 1), Hidden Valley 2 (Hayter 1, Longo 1).

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

PROSPECT 91, MILO 84 — At Days Creek, Dakota Gordon scored a school-record 53 points to fuel Class 1A Prospect over Class 2A Milo.

Gordon made 9 of 12 shots from 3-point range, was 19 of 26 from the field and 6 of 6 on free throws for the Cougars (5-4).

The 5-foot-10 junior guard's biggest quarter was the third, when he tallied 17 points on the strength of five treys.

The old record was 49 by Troy Linderman in the late 1990s.

Shane Kelley added 17 in the win.

PROSPECT (91) — Linson 0, Bennett 6, Roe 0, Gordon 53, Walton 13, Mahoney 2, Strickland 0, Kelley 17. Totals: 33-61 9-9 91.

MILO (84) — Fillman 35, Milam 7, Nash 5, Perrin 12, Hummel 14, Sheese 1, Benton 8, A. Jones 0, Hines 2, J. Jones 0, O'Reilly 0. Totals: 34-73 11-21 84.

3-point goals — Prospect 16 (Gordon 9, Bennett 2, Kelley 5), Milo 5 (Fillman 5). Fouled out — Kelley.

Girls

SALEM ACADEMY 42, HIDDEN VALLEY 41 — At Woodburn, Hidden Valley's jumper with 4.9 seconds to go fell shy of the basket and Salem Academy escaped the Mustangs in the opening day of the North Marion Holiday Tournament.

The Mustangs (5-2) will play Yamhill-Carlton today in the consolation round.

Laura Silva led the Mustangs in scoring with 11 and Jamie Richardson had a solid night, posting seven points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists.

HIDDEN VALLEY (41) — Silva 11, Seal 8, Richardson 7, Swanson 7, Fikso 5, Edwards 3, Bailey 0, Figoni 0, Ross 0. Totals: 17 5-8 41.

SALEM ACADEMY (42) — Swenson 18, Barth 9, Johnson 10, Barrett 3, Beaty 2, Flores 0, McCullough 0, Robbins 0. Totals: 18 2-6 42.

Hidden Valley 13 9 12 7 — 41

Salem 8 16 10 8 — 42

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 2 (Edwards 1, Silva 1), Salem Academy 4 (Barth 3, Barrett 1). Technical fouls — Barrett.