Four games into the boys basketball season, North Medford has shown the kind of depth and resilient nature that should bode well once conference play rolls around.

Four games into the boys basketball season, North Medford has shown the kind of depth and resilient nature that should bode well once conference play rolls around.

On Monday, the Black Tornado put it all together early and then held on for a 65-57 victory over Tualatin in the first round of the Lakeside Holiday Classic at Lakeridge High.

Jarrett Artale came off the bench to become North Medford's fourth different leading scorer thus far, tallying 13 of his 16 points in the first half to give the Tornado a 40-23 cushion by halftime.

"We played one heck of a first half," said North head coach Scott Plankenhorn, whose team is 4-0 and has yet to play a home contest. "That's a pretty good win against a quality team."

Tornado senior Michael Osmanski added 12 points, while Marcus Ellis scored nine points off the bench and Jared Knox added seven points and five rebounds. Jordan Browne-Moore and Chris Faust also had five rebounds apiece and Faust added four steals.

Defensive pressure once again set the tone for North, which forced Tualatin (3-3) into some early turnovers and converted on the other end.

Artale made his first appearance with about two minutes to go in the first quarter and immediately scored a transition basket and then added a 3-pointer. He added back-to-back treys in the second quarter, and later hit a key 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter.

The Tornado will next face host Lakeridge at 7 tonight, with a webcast available at www.ihigh.com/lakeridgepacers.

NORTH MEDFORD (65) — Artale 16, Osmanski 12, Ellis 9, Knox 7, Browne-Moore 5, Mautz 5, Bailey 0, McEwen 4, Howitt 0, Faust 4, Garfas 3. Totals: 22-45 15-20 65.

TUALATIN (57) — Suyematsu 6, Durdel 6, Miller 5, Balsiger 10, Van Domelen 10, France 4, Scott 0, Bateman 6, Gifford 10. Totals: 19-50 13-25 57.

North Medford 17 23 13 12 — 65

Tualatin 8 15 14 21 — 57

3-point goals — North Medford 6 (Ellis 1, Artale 4, Garfas 1), Tualatin 6 (Suyematsu 1, Durdel 2, Balsiger 1, Van Domelen 1, France 1).

ALOHA 53, GRANTS PASS 49, OT — At Salem, junior forward Tony Scriven scored 16 points to lead Grants Pass in the opening round of the South Salem Tournament.

Taylor Griggs and Josh Evens both scored eight for the Cavemen (2-5), who were outscored 15-6 by Aloha in the fourth quarter to force the overtime period.

ALOHA (53) — Acupan 2, Kamana 8, Bresser 2, Christensen 2, Dethlefs 22, Sullivan 2, Thomas 14, Euscher 0. Totals: 20 10-13 53

GRANTS PASS (49) — Scriven 16, Emptage 5, Griggs 8, Fields 7, Bennett 1, Evens 8, Etheridge 4, Rich 0. Totals: 17 12-15 49.

Aloha 11 10 6 15 11 — 53

Grants Pass 12 13 11 6 7 ­— 49

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Emptage 1, Fields 1, Scriven 1), Aloha 3 (Thomas 1, Kamana 1). Fouled out — Etheridge.

HUDSON BAY (WASH.) 68, HIDDEN VALLEY 36 — At Aurora, Loren Craig led Hidden Valley with 10 points at the North Marion Tournament.

HUDSON BAY (68) — Goldma 12, Arrozal 2, Palacio 3, Mikaele 7, Carter 5, Sipaia 7, Berrisoul 5, Taylor 8, Ponder 4, Schelling 2, Brooks 18. Totals: 27 9-14 68.

HIDDEN VALLEY (36) —Craig 10, Monnet 4, Krauss 0, Garrison 3, Broadhead 0, Morse 8, Holmes 8, Shorb 0, Hults 3, Becker 0. Totals: 12 8-10 36.

Hudson Bay 24 12 16 16 — 68

Hidden Valley 17 10 5 4 — 36

3-point goals — Hudson Bay 5 (Brooks 2, Taylor 2, Palacio 1), Hidden Valley 4 (Morse 2, Garrisonn 1, Hults 1).

Girls

LAKE WASHINGTON 41, GRANTS PASS 38 — At Salem, Courtney Smith scored 12 points for Grants Pass, but Lake Washington was able to slip past the Cavers in the first round of the South Salem Tournament.

The Cavers (0-4) will face Wilson today at 10:30 a.m.

Maricela Aguilera hit a pair of 3-pointers for all six of her points for the Cavers.

GRANTS PASS (38) — Smith 12, Aguilera 6, Daniels 2, Luker 2, Jordan 0, Syfert 5, Davidson 0, Johnson 4, Edgar 5. Totals: 11 13-18 38.

LAKE WASHINGTON (41) — Hopkins 15, Whitfield 10, Lively 3, Solomon 3, Dunlap 4, Wazimak 4, Wilson 2, Washington 0. Totals: 14 13-26 41.

Grants Pass 10 8 9 11 — 38

Lake Washington 11 9 9 12 — 41

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Aguilera 2, Syfert 1). Fouled out — Johnson, Whitfield.

SUMMIT 68, EAGLE POINT 14 — At Eagle Point, Candace Rodgers scored eight points to lead Eagle Point in the nonconference game.

The Eagles (0-9) trailed only 10-6 through one quarter before Summit turned things in its favor with a 28-2 run in the second quarter.

SUMMIT (68) — Char 15, Taylor 2, Parr 12, Edwards 15, Phillips 16, Gieber 6, Trejo 2. Totals: 27 13-21 68.

EAGLE POINT (14) — Rodgers 8, Johnson 2, Bradshaw 2, Hunsley 2, Pena 0, Solorio 0, Cowden 0, Martinez 0, Provencal 0, Thompson 0, Culpepper 0. Totals: 5 4-4 14.

Summit 10 28 18 12 — 68

Eagle Point 6 2 0 6 — 14

3-point goals — Summit 1 (Char 1).

JV score — Eagle Point 31, Summit 29.