EUGENE — North Medford’s boys basketball team waited almost a week to get its game in with Sheldon to open the Southwest Conference campaign but made the most of it Wednesday night in securing a 65-62 road victory at Sheldon High.

North Medford senior Brad Allen had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals and junior Kaison Faust came on strong with 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help clinch the game for the Black Tornado (9-4, 1-0 SWC).

“It was a huge win for us and a confidence booster,” said North Medford head coach Scott Plankenhorn. “We played pretty solid, especially in the second half.”

Plankenhorn said Joey Hunter, who finished with nine points, was key in keeping his team afloat early on as Sheldon built a 27-25 lead at halftime and held a 43-39 edge heading to the fourth quarter.

Junior guard Quinton Rumrey was 6-for-8 from the foul line in the final frame, while senior Dylan Ireland came off the bench to lead North with eight rebounds. Faust, who had a key three-point play late in the fourth to build a six-point edge, also grabbed five rebounds and two steals, while Wyatt Baptiste scored seven points and Tre Holmes managed six points and three assists.

Jenner Higgins had 18 points and Kyle Rygg 12 to pace Sheldon (5-6, 1-1).

NORTH MEDFORD (65): Baptiste 7, Banuelos 3, Hunter 9, Rumrey 6, Allen 15, Holmes 6, Faust 17, Ireland 2. Totals: 20-43 21-33 65.

SHELDON (62): Luvert 4, Wulf 9, Jenner Higgins 18, Herbert 6, Williams 2, Kyle Rygg 12, Brabham 8, Swank 3. Totals: 22-53 12-17 62.

North Medford;19;6;14;26;—;65

Sheldon;16;11;16;19;—;62

3-point goals — North Medford 4-8 (Allen 2, Holmes 2), Sheldon 6-15 (Wulf 1, Higgins 3, Brabham 1, Swank 1). Fouled out — Swank.

JV score — Sheldon 65, North Medford 52.

SPRINGFIELD 59, CRATER 39: At Central Point, Springfield held Crater to 10 points in the second half and secured its second Midwestern League win in as many nights.

Kiefer Edwards scored 18 points for Crater (6-5, 0-2), which led 18-8 after one quarter and 29-20 at halftime over the Millers (10-2, 2-0 MWL).

Springfield’s Nicolas AhSam tallied 29 points.

SPRINGFIELD (59): AhSam 29, Bresee 2, Kinkade 8, Gonzalez 15, Carrillo 1, Brown 4, Durbin 0. Totals: 20 10-17 59.

CRATER (39): White 3, Vranes 7, Horton 2, Dance 3, K. Edwards 18, Henderson 0, Johnson 0, Weaver 2, C. Edwards 0. Totals: 16 3-6 39.

Springfield;8;13;17;21;—;59

Crater;18;11;6;4;—;39

3-point goals — Springfield 5 (AhSam 3, Gonzales 2), Crater 4 (Vranes 1, Dance 1, Edwards 1, White 1).

CHURCHILL 69, ASHLAND 36: At Eugene, Ashland’s Peyton Fuller recorded nine points in the Midwestern League road loss.

Lucas Wilson dropped in 18 points and teammate Spencer Hoffman added 23 points for Churchill (9-3, 2-0 MWL).

Ashland fell to 3-9 overall and 0-2 in MWL play.

ASHLAND (36): Swanson 6, Atteberry 2, Fuller 9, Jones 2, Ellis 8, MacMillen 3, Pippa 6, Shibley 0. Totals: 15 2-3 36.

CHURCHILL (69): Hall 4, Wilson 18, Warshafsky 7, Morrell 5, Jackson 2, Schwin 2, Luna 4, Hoffman 23, Blythe 4, Slayton 0, Beam 0, Lopez 0. Totals: 27 12-17 69.

Ashland;11;9;9;7;—;36

Churchill;15;21;21;12;—;69

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Fuller 3, MacMillen 1), Churchill 3 (Wilson 1, Warshafsky 1, Morrell 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 51, PHOENIX 49: At Phoenix, Hidden Valley drilled the last of its six 3-pointers at the buzzer to deny Phoenix in the Skyline Conference opener for both teams.

Thomas Skaff scored 19 points and James Turnbull added 17 for Phoenix (1-10, 0-1 Skyline), which led by six points with 3½ minutes to play but was done in by three consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth by Hidden Valley (5-8, 1-0).

Phoenix also hindered its cause by going 9-for-22 from the free-throw line.

HIDDEN VALLEY (51): Milburn 12, Lawson 5, Copeland 13, Vischer 5, Blanton 5, Wright 1, Fisher 2, Hill 8. Totals: 15 15-23 51.

PHOENIX (49): Skaff 19, Sabino 1, Hutsell 3, Turnbull 17, Lozano-Reyes 5, Botermans 4. Totals: 16 9-22 49.

Hidden Valley;13;14;9;15;—;51

Phoenix;16;10;11;12;—;49

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 6 (Milburn 2, Lawson 1, Vischer 1, Hill 2), Phoenix 8 (Skaff 4, Turnbull 3, Lozano-Reyes 1).

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

ST. MARY’S 58, LAKEVIEW 53: St. Mary’s rallied with a 20-9 surge in the fourth quarter to pull out the SCL home victory.

The Crusaders (5-10, 1-1 SCL) trailed 31-24 at halftime but Thys Kuitert sparked them in the second half with 10 of his team-best 12 points.

Joe Johnson added 11 points and 10 rebounds, junior guard Gabriel Mayer finished with 11 points and Gavin Rajagopal added nine points for the Crusaders, including four key free throws late in the game.

Travis Danielson pulled down 10 rebounds and Bryce Bramscher had eight boards for St. Mary’s.

For Lakeview (6-9, 0-1), freshman guard Jalen Lampman scored 18 points.

LAKEVIEW (53): Malta 2, Brazeal 6, Snellenberger 3, Lampman 18, Arcularius 5, Decker 3, Dunn 16, Armbrust 0. Totals: 19 9-17 53.

ST. MARY’S (58): Kuitert 12, Johnson 11, Dexter 6, Rajagopal 9, Mayer 11, Danielson 4, Bramscher 5, Silsbee 0, LaFond 0. Totals: 23 8-13 58.

Lakeview;19;12;13;9;—;53

St. Mary’s;8;16;14;20;—;58

3-point goals — Lakeview 6 (Brazeal 2, Snellenberger 1, Lampman 3), St. Mary’s 4 (Mayer 3, Rajagopal 1).

JV result — St. Mary’s won.

PROSPECT 54, BUTTE FALLS 28: At Prospect, Jarred Gaines and Josh Ducs posted double-doubles for Prospect in the MVL home victory over winless Butte Falls.

Gaines had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Ducs tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for Prospect (3-6, 1-0 MVL).

For Butte Falls (0-7, 0-1), Katie Munsell had 11 points and Kadin Ault added eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Girls

CHURCHILL 69, ASHLAND 19: At Ashland, visiting Churchill jumped out to a 26-1 first-quarter lead against cold-shooting Ashland in the MWL game at the Mountain Avenue Gym.

Mya Elder-Hammond paced Ashland (3-7, 0-2 MWL) with six points, five rebounds and five steals.

Churchill improved to 2-0 in the MWL and 8-3 overall.

CHURCHILL (69): Smith 10, Huey 7, Williams 4, Kuhl 4, Nesbitt 10, Elstone 4, Haugen 6, Bass 11, Acker 3, Nitkowski 8, Aley 2. Totals: 20 8-13 69.

ASHLAND (19): Mellon 0, Voskes 2, Titus 0, Barnes 0, Barry 3, Rich 0, Osorio-Walls 0, Munson 1, Elder-Hammond 6, Summers 0, Rodriguez 3, Kolar 4. Totals: 7 4-12 19.

Churchill;26;15;9;17;—;69

Ashland;1;3;7;8;—;19

3-point goals — Churchill 7 (Nesbitt 2, Haugen 2, Acker 1, Nitkowski 2), Ashland 1 (Barry 1).

JV result — Churchill won

HIDDEN VALLEY 48, PHOENIX 38: At Grants Pass, Kaylene Ritter recorded a double-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and six steals in a Skyline Conference loss for Phoenix.

Hannah Hayes tallied 12 points for Hidden Valley (7-5, 1-0 Skyline), which lead 25-20 at halftime.

Lindsey Burns chipped in with seven rebounds and two assists for the Pirates (4-7, 0-1), who got nine points from Maggie Carrillo.

HIDDEN VALLEY (48): Kendall 2, Scott 4, Hart 2, Krusemark 9, Hurley 1, Thompson 9, Jesse 9, Hayes 12, Coates 0, Totals: 20 5-12 48.

PHOENIX (38): Carrillo 9, Burns 3, Ritter 22, Rodriguez 2, Tous 2, Marroquin Salazar 0, Totals: 12 13-20 38.

Hidden Valley;14;11;13;10;—;48

Phoenix;11;9;8;10;—;38

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 3 (Krusemark 1, Thompson 1, Jessee 1), Phoenix 1 (Ritter 1). Fouled out — Jesse.

JV score — Hidden Valley 35, Phoenix 22

LAKEVIEW 45, ST. MARY’S 42: After a slow start, St. Mary’s came back to take a three-point lead on back-to-back treys by Ibixica Alvarez early in the third quarter but the Crusaders faltered down the stretch in the SCL home game.

Lakeview (8-7, 1-0 SCL) jumped out to a 12-1 lead.

Alvarez led St. Mary’s (7-8, 1-1 SCL) with 14 points, Emma Bennion added 13 and Adrien Birmingham had 11.

LAKEVIEW (45): Reese 6, Conley 9, Graham 12, Johnston 14, Dunn 4, Warner 0, Steward 0, Hargis 0. Totals: 18 9-22 45.

ST. MARY’S (42): Alvarez 14, Bennion 13, Shean 4, Birmingham 11, Wheelock 0, Pyka 0, Klott 0, McGill 0. Totals: 15 5-9 42.

Lakeview;12;8;13;12;—;45

St. Mary’s;1;11;15;15;—;42

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 7 (Alvarez 4, Bennion 1, Birmingham 2). Technical foul — St. Mary’s coach Vasey.