CENTRAL POINT — The topsy-turvy Southern Sky Conference took another turn when Mazama usurped the league lead from Crater with a 51-47 boys basketball victory over the host Comets on Friday.

CENTRAL POINT — The topsy-turvy Southern Sky Conference took another turn when Mazama usurped the league lead from Crater with a 51-47 boys basketball victory over the host Comets on Friday.

Mazama is 5-1 in the SSC, Crater 5-2. The Comets are 13-5 overall.

The Vikings took advantage of a lethargic Crater team in the first half and led 20-16 at intermission.

The Comets claimed the lead with 11/2 minutes to go, but a turnover and foul allowed the Vikings to take control again.

"The game really never had any kind of flow for us," said Crater coach Troy McNichols. "This was about a poor first half, not the second half. I didn't feel like we brought the kind of energy that we need to bring, and I can't quite put my finger on what caused it. I don't think we showed up in the first half."

The Comets' Mike Hicks had 14 points and five rebounds, and Travis Robbins had 12 points and four steals.

Daniel Mathis scored 15 for the Vikings.

MAZAMA (51) — Mathis 15, Millsap 14, Rose 12, Jackson 6, Mawson 4, Saltenberger 0, Reinhard 0. Totals: 19 12-20 51.

CRATER (47) — Hicks 14, Robbins 12, Lokeno 10, Clark 6, Dalton 4, Lee 1, Reed 0, Corcoran 0. Totals: 15 11-16 47.

Mazama 10 10 16 15 — 51

Crater 7 9 19 12 — 47

3-point goals — Mazama 1 (Mathis 1), Crater 4 (Robbins 1, Lokeno 1, Hicks 2).

JV result — Mazama won.

KLAMATH UNION 63, ASHLAND 60 — At Klamath Falls, short-handed Ashland led by two points with under a minute to go but Klamath Union finished with a 5-2 flurry to rally for the victory.

Ashland junior point guard Adam Pavlich missed the game because of illness and Mason Costantino was out with a dislocated thumb.

The Grizzlies (10-9, 3-3 SSC) held a 58-56 lead and had the ball but the Pelicans (11-7, 2-4) forced a turnover that led to a Randy Denson three-point play and a 59-58 KU advantage.

With seven seconds to go, Bobby Hemmingway broke loose for a dunk for the final margin of victory.

Denson finished with 20 points and five rebounds, while Charlie Sebrell scored all 11 of his points in the first half for Ashland.

ASHLAND (60) — Kendall 0, Chasmar 0, Tygerson 12, Amrhein 16, Resch 4, Sebrell 11, Hansen 0, Haggard 17. Totals: 27 4-10 60.

KLAMATH UNION (63) — Denson 20, Chavarria 10, Chadderdon 10, Amos 4, Bartolomei 4, Jackson 0, McLoughlin 0, Stork 3, Hemmingway 12. Totals: 22 14-19 63.

Ashland 15 15 18 12 — 60

Klamath Union 15 15 18 15 — 63

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Amrhein 1, Sebrell 1), Klamath Union 5 (Denson 3, Chavarria 1, Chadderdon 1). Fouled out — Kendall, Resch.

JV result — Klamath Union won.

Southwest Conference

SHELDON 52, ROSEBURG 50 — At Roseburg, Brady Sherriff scored on a putback from a missed 3-pointer to cut Sheldon's lead to two points with only seconds left in the game but the Irish were able to quickly inbound the ball and run out the clock to remain unbeaten in SWC play.

Three Sheldon players reached double figures, led by Tyler Reynolds' 15 points, while Josh Malone had 16 points for Roseburg.

SHELDON (52) — Reynolds 15, Pinz 13, Wellman 10, Higgins 6, Davis 4, Good 3, Radke 1, Johnson 0, Stringfield 0. Totals: 14 20-29 52.

ROSEBURG (50) — Malone 16, Seehawer 11, Sherriff 11, Gregg 6, Corder 4, Mendoza 2, Johnson 0, Audiss 0. Totals: 19 9-12 50.

Sheldon 9 12 15 16 — 52

Roseburg 7 16 13 14 — 50

3-point goals — Sheldon 4 (Reynolds 2, Wellman 1, Stringfield 1), Roseburg 3 (Malone 2, Seehawer 1).

JV score — Sheldon 53, Roseburg 37.

SOUTH EUGENE 65, GRANTS PASS 34 — At Eugene, Hayden Rooke-Ley scored 21 points and Spencer Coleman added 17 for South Eugene (9-8, 5-3 SWC).

After leading by 10 at halftime, the Axemen routed Grants Pass 37-16 after intermission.

Ronnie Fields finished with nine points for Grants Pass (6-10, 1-7).

GRANTS PASS (34) — Fields 9, Nottingham 6, Davidson 6, Romick 5, Tardieu 4, Riggs 2, Miller 2, Connelly 0, H. Fields 0, Johnson 0.

SOUTH EUGENE (65) — Rooke-Ley 21, Coleman 17, McNulty 6, Lindsey 5, Craig 4, VanderKley 3, Marshall 3, Burgdorfer 2, Jacobs 2, Bellissimo 2, Nordstrand 0, Ofner 0, Ausland 0.

Grants Pass 6 12 9 7 — 34

South Eugene 9 19 21 16 — 65