Kaison Faust demonstrated his diversity in sparking North Medford to an efficient 65-41 home victory against Ashland in nonconference boys basketball Wednesday.

Faust, a junior wing, went for a game-high 22 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and three blocks. Faust was 9 of 12 from the field.

“(Faust) jumped off right where he left off last year,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. “He gets a lot near the rim and has worked hard on his perimeter game.”

The Black Tornado (1-0) raced to a 18-6 first quarter lead, then held the Grizzlies scoreless for the first five minutes of the third period to take a 20-point margin into the final stanza.

Senior post Brad Allen gave North 15 points and five rebounds and Tre Holmes, a senior guard, contributed seven points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Malik Pippa led Ashland (0-1) with 11 points.

ASHLAND (41): Benson 0, Swanson 0, Atteberry 8, Hansen 0, Fuller 7, A. Jones 6, Ellis 6, MacMillen 3, Pippa 11, C. Jones 0. Totals: 13-39 9-13 41.

NORTH MEDFORD (65): Baptiste 2, Banuelos 7, Tepa 0, O’Connor 3, Hunter 4, Barry 0, Spence 0, Rumrey 5, Allen 15, Holmes 7, Faust 22. Totals: 24-43 12-18 65.

Ashland;6;17;3;15;—;41

North Medford;18;11;17;19;—;65

3-point goals — Ashland 5 (Atteberry 2, Fuller 2, Pippa 1), North Medford 3 (O’Connor 1, Rumrey 1, Faust 1). Fouled out — Fuller. Technical foul — Baptiste.

JV score — North Medford 52, Ashland 30.

MCKAY 98, EAGLE POINT 77: At Salem, senior guard Mario Quintero used his speed to drive aggressively to the basket and put up a game-high 31 points for Eagle Point in the road loss.

Quintero capitalized from the foul line with 11-of-14 shooting.

The Eagles (0-1) were tied at halftime 44-all.

Junior guard Zachariah Scott added 19 points for the Eagles.

EAGLE POINT (77): Quintero 31, Z. Scott 19, Nielsen 3, Shopp 2, McHugh 6, L. Scott 6, Morgan 2, Bell 6. Totals: 26 13-20 77.

MCKAY (98): Daniels 11, Joel 2, Williams 2, Kovalinko 13, Tavera 4, Castillo 17, Tovar 13, Beach 6, Garza 6, Hall 5, Banes 7. Totals: 33 9-11 98.

Eagle Point;21;23;17;16;—;77

McKay;23;21;23;33;—;98

3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Z. Scott 3, Quintero 2), McKay 11 (Castillo 5, Kovalinko 4, Tovar 2). Fouled out — Shopp.

JV score — McKay 61, Eagle Point 49.

ETNA 67, ROGUE RIVER 46: At Rogue River, Derek Pratt recorded 17 points and five rebounds and Aaron Hanson had 10 points and five rebounds for Rogue River.

Etna (1-0) forced 39 turnovers, with 26 coming in the first half as it took a 33-18 halftime lead. ETNA (67): Grantson 21, Dickinson 4, Theofanides 3, Phom 6, Layton 19, Miller 0, Towne 0, Clark 12, Wilson 2, Thompson 0, Cruz 0, Martin 0. Totals: 26 7-13 67.

ROGUE RIVER (46): Valle 4, Pratt 17, Nelson 1, Decker 0, Black 7, Tambellini 4, Herinckx 3, Walbridge 0, Hansen 10, Poston 0. Totals: 10 24-39 46.

Etna;14;19;15;19;—;67

Rogue River;7;11;12;16;—;46

3-point goals — Etna 8 (Grantson 1, Theofanides 1, Clark 2, Phom 1, Layton 3).

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 48, PROSPECT 24: At Grants Pass, New Hope Christian doubled up Prospect in the season opener for both teams.

Girls

NORTH MEDFORD 70, HENLEY 39: Savannah Bumgardner scored 12 of her game-high 23 points in the first quarter and sophomore Ana Baker came off the bench to add eight points, eight rebounds and four steals as North Medford pulled away for a season-opening home victory.

Rylee Karrick, a junior point guard, connected for all four of her 3-pointers in the second quarter to spark the Black Tornado to a 25-point period and a 40-20 halftime lead. Karrick finished with 14 points and three assists.

HENLEY (39): Pettigrew 0, Greif 5, Baley 2, Smith 2, Higgins 4, Armantrout 7, Crain 3, Parrish 6, O’Connor 10. Totals: 16-50 7-20 39.

NORTH MEDFORD (70): Lane 5, Ersepke 2, T. Baker 2, Ross 4, Bumgardner 23, Karrick 14, Hamilton 8, Jung 2, Graff 0, A. Baker 8, DeVry 0, Fossen 2. Totals: 29-58 7-15 70.

Henley;11;9;14;5;—;39

North Medford;15;25;11;19;—;70

3-point goals — North Medford 5 (Karrick 4, Lane 1).

JV result — North won.

ETNA 62, ROGUE RIVER 13: At Rogue River, the visiting California school started fast and didn’t let up against host Rogue River.

Etna led 36-6 at halftime.

Freshmen Jesse Lanfield and Jaydin Spaeth combined for seven points for Rogue River (0-1).

ETNA (62): Walton 0, Dean 0, Aldridge 4, Dickinson 3, Gilmore 2, Little 2, Dean 16, Duerr 15, Swanton 1, Buker 7, Bennett 12. Totals: 27 7-15 62.

ROGUE RIVER (13): Fricke 0, Sakraida 2, Smith 0, McKown 2, Langfield 4, Howard 0, Spaeth 3, Earnest 2, Reeder 0. Totals: 4 4-17 13.

Etna;18;18;18;8;—;62

Rogue River;2;4;4;3;—;13

3-point goals — Etna 1 (Dickinson 1), Rogue River 1 (Spaeth 1). Fouled out — Reeder.

JV score — Etna 79, Rogue River 17.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 59, PROSPECT 36: At Grants Pass, Bailey VanWormer scored 16 points and Savannah Breiholz chipped in 11 for Prospect in a nonconference road loss.

Katie McKinney led New Hope with 17 points.

PROSPECT (36): VanWormer 16, Bliss 3, Breiholz 11, Gerke 6, Thompson 0, Robertson 0, Derr 0. Totals 15 6-15 36.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (59): K. Kashishian 2, Lyon 2, Chavez 8, K. McKinney 17, Sedano 6, McCoy 4, Loper 8, Danner 4, R. McKinney 8, Liu 0, J. Kashshian 0, Stanton 0, Kendell 0. Totals 23 9-14 59.

Prospect;9;6;13;8;—;36

New Hope Christian;12;19;11;17;—;59

3-point goals — New Hope Christian 4 (Chavez 2, K. McKinney 1, R.McKinney 1). Fouled out — Breiholz, Danner.