BEND — The North Medford girls basketball team has led entering the fourth quarter of every game it's played so far.

BEND — The North Medford girls basketball team has led entering the fourth quarter of every game it's played so far.

With a 64-43 victory over Madras on Thursday, the Black Tornado hung on to its lead, placed seventh in the Les Schwab Summit Holiday Tournament and evened its record at 5-5.

"We had a little meeting after our loss against Bend (Wednesday)," said North coach Kailey Bostwick, "and talked about how the girls have a mind-set of playing not to lose instead of having the mind-set of playing to win. At the end of the third, we were up again, and I told them we have a chance to do what we talked about and come out with confidence and play like we have been."

That the Tornado led by 20 helped, she admitted.

McKensey Peters scored 18 points to pace North. Junior wing Mikayla Murphy added 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals, and senior post Alyssa Maurer had 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Tornado outscored the White Buffalos 22-5 in the first quarter despite having to play at 8 a.m.

"We've been going early all week," said Bostwick. "That's what happens when you lose, you get the crappy playing times. But it was fine. I think they were more awake than I was."

North turned the ball over 12 times and shot 50 percent from the field.

NORTH MEDFORD (64) — Straub 4, Williamson 3, Maurer 13, Hogue 3, Peters 18, Erb 7, Allen 2, Ellis 2, Murphy 12, Berryessa 0, Becker 0. Totals: 24 15-27 64.

MADRAS (43) — L. Suppah 1, Spino 3, Simmons 3, Sampson 0, R. Suppah 4, Scott 6, M. Smith 10, J. Smith 5, Wahetah 11. Totals: 16 10-18 43.

North Medford 22 15 13 14 — 64

Madras 5 11 14 13 — 43

3-point goals — North Medford 3 (Straub 1, Hogue 1, Maurer 1), Madras 1 (M. Smith 1). Fouled out — J. Smith.

CRATER 49, UNIVERSITY 42 — At Pittsburg, Calif., despite missing two key players because of injuries, Crater placed third in the four-day West Coast Jamboree.

The Comets (6-2) were without starting post Kelly Ferris and top reserve Brie Britton. Ferris injured a shoulder Wednesday in a 68-64 loss to Clovis East, and Britton sprained an ankle in a walkthrough before the Clovis East contest, causing her to miss two games.

Against University, the Comets opened an eight-point first-quarter lead.

Brook Blaisdell scored 11 points and Kasidy Cobb 10 for the Comets. Blaisdell and Ferris were named to the all-tournament team.

On Wednesday, Crater scored 28 fourth-quarter points and pulled within two of Clovis East before falling.

Beth McNichols scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth, and the Comets made all but one of their seven 3s in the period. Cobb made two of the treys.

CRATER (49) — Lile 0, Powell 8, Owens 2, Scott 5, Cobb 10, McNichols 8, Guthrie 0, Hampson 0, Blaisdell 11, Young 4. Totals: 18 12-28 49.

UNIVERSITY 42) — Brown 2, Shen 0, Haw 0, Ota 5, E. Reiland 10, C. Reiland 3, George 7, Kallenberger 2, Kavianpour 2, Lee 11. Totals: 15 8-16 42.

Crater 18 12 7 12 — 49

University 10 9 13 10 — 42

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Scott), University 4 (E. Reiland 1, C. Reiland 1, George 1, Lee 1).

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CRATER (64) — McNichols 16, Ferris 12, Blaisdell 11, Cobb 9, Powell 8, Owen 6, Young 2, Hampson 0, Guthrie 0, Scott 0, Lile 0. Totals: 26 5-8 64.

CLOVIS EAST (68) — Banks 21, Gregory 20, Cooper 8, Juarez 8, Pree 7, Kurushima 2, Mersino 2, Chatmon 0, Perez 0. Totals: 24 14-17 68.

Crater 13 12 11 28 — 64

Clovis East 21 12 13 22 — 68

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Powell 2, Cobb 2, McNichols 2, Blaisdell 1), Clovis East 6 (Juarez 2, Gregory 2, Pree 1, Banks 1).

EVERGREEN (WASH.) 47, SOUTH MEDFORD 45 — At Portland, senior guard Justine Joudrey scored 23 points, including an eight-foot fall-away at the buzzer that allowed Evergreen to avoid overtime in the fifth-place game of the Nike Interstate Shootout.

Sophomore guard Kylie Towry scored 22 points and sophomore point guard Yaremi Mejia 11 for South Medford (5-5), which played without 6-foot-5 post Tess Picknell. She suffered a foot injury a day earlier.

Evergreen senior guard Justine Joudrey led the Wolverines with 23 points.

EVERGREEN (47) — Joudrey 23, Nichols 1, Chatman 8, Bynum 0, Scott 9, Conley 6, Patterson 0, Holland 0. Totals: 18 6-14 47.

SOUTH MEDFORD (45) — Vargas 0, Towry 22, Tago 0, Bolston 0, Curtius 0, Mejia 11, Morris 7, Brennan 5. Totals: 18 5-9 45.

Evergreen 13 17 7 10 — 47

South Medford 12 9 9 15 — 45

3-point goals — Evergreen 5 (Joudrey 5), South Medford 4 (Towry 3, Mejia 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 28, YAMHILL-CARLTON 27 — At Stayton, senior guard Kara Fikso hit a deep 3-pointer as time expired to cap a wild finish that gave Hidden Valley the fourth-place trophy at the Stayton Holiday Classic.

Fikso had nine points and five rebounds, sophomore post Morgan Hansen had nine points and three rebounds and Joelle Swanson grabbed 12 boards for the Mustangs (4-6).

Senior Carrie Skuzeski scored 12 points to lead Yamhill-Carlton (4-5), which led 26-21 with three minutes to go.

YAMHILL-CARLTON (27) — Ogden 5, Skuzeski 12, Christianson 6, Jensen 2, Cook 2, Apke 0, Frank 0. Totals: 9 8-15 27.

HIDDEN VALLEY (28) — Rodgers 2, Fikso 9, Doig 5, Swanson 3, Hansen 9, Sotelo 0, King 0. Totals: 10 6-9 28.

Yamhill-Carlton 3 10 7 7 — 27

Hidden Valley 5 6 10 7 — 28

3-point goals — Yamhill-Carlton 1 (Christianson 1), Hidden Valley 2 (Fikso 1, Doig 1).

ST. MARY'S 52, SUTHERLIN 41 — At Sutherlin, senior post Kylee Adderson had 12 points and seven rebounds and senior guard Domonique Valdez added eight points and five assists for fourth-ranked St. Mary's (10-0).

Sutherlin (5-7) was paced by Lara Chamberlain's 12 points.

ST. MARY'S (52) — E. Alvarez 10, Valdez 8, Martin 0, Steinsiek 4, Krieser 16, Provist-Shean 0, Ramsay 0, Armas 0, J. Alvarez 2, Adderson 12. Totals: 23 4-5 52.

SUTHERLIN (41) — Carson 3, Rethwill 2, Mandenhall 6, Corbett 6, Patrick 0, J. Freeman 4, Hults 0, Mobgoal 6, K. Freeman 2, Lara Chamberlain 12. Totals: 16 7-16 41.

St. Mary's 14 13 10 15 — 52

Sutherlin 10 7 9 15 — 41

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Valdez 2), Sutherlin 2 (Carson 1, Mobgoal 1). Fouled out — Krieser.

SHERIDAN 46, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 41 — Cascade Christian dropped to 4-5 with the consolation loss in the Crusader Christmas Invitational at Salem Academy.