YREKA, Calif. — With plenty of scoring and inspired defensive play, the Crater High boys basketball team showed its potential while claiming the title in the 63rd Annual Yreka Miner Classic at Yreka High on Saturday.

Senior forward Kiefer Edwards, the tournament’s most valuable player, poured in a game-high 23 points to help the Comets cruise to an 89-35 finals victory over host Yreka.

“This was the most unselfish we’ve played since I’ve been here at Crater,” said coach Chris Schmerbach. “We were moving the ball in transition, finding the ball and sharing the ball.”

Edwards was 7-for-8 from the floor and made 8 of 9 free throws to go with eight rebounds and four assists.

It wasn’t a one-man show, however. Senior guard Mason Vranes, who was named defensive player of the tournament, scored 21 points, while his brother Jayden Vranes, a sophomore who was the offensive player of the tournament, doled out six assists in addition to tallying six points.

“Mason’s defensive energy, and just overall effort in that respect, has been pretty inspiring,” Schmerbach said. “He’s scoring well, but he’s really taken it upon himself to lead in that way for us.”

The Comets (3-0) also received a defensive punch from 6-foot-7 freshman Nate Bittle in the paint. Bittle blocked six shots in addition to scoring six points, while senior wing Cade Weaver registered 16 points and four steals.

Senior center Christophe Stollings added eight points for Crater, which took charge with a 63-23 halftime lead.

CRATER (89): J. Vranes 6, Horton 2, M. Vranes 21, Archer 0, Hollingsworth 0, Ki. Edwards 23, Kr. Edwards 6, Weaver 16, Stollings 8, Bittle 6. Totals: 29 23-27 89.

YREKA (35): Brummeh 1, P. Birch 0, Giannia 3, Soli 0, Cool 4, T. Birch 4, Ewing 2, Shaffer 2, Ward 5, Green 4, Namanny 0, Leyva 4, Gaither 6. Totals: 13 7-14 35.

Crater;28;35;19;7;—;89

Yreka;12;11;8;5;—;35

3-point goals — Crater 7 (M. Vranes 3, Weaver 2, Ki. Edwards 1, Bittle 1), Yreka 1 (Ward). Technical foul — Ki. Edwards.

EAGLE POINT 60, DALLAS 43: At Wilsonville, Zakk Scott dropped in 29 points and his scorching first quarter set the tone for Eagle Point, which pulled away early for its first win in the Wilsonville Tournament.

The Eagles (1-1) will conclude the eight-team tournament in the consolation championship today against Hermiston at 12:30 p.m.

In the opening period, Scott drilled all five of his 3-point attempts on his way to a 19-point quarter.

Levi Scott added 13 points with a pair makes from downtown for the Eagles.

EAGLE POINT (60): Adams 2, Z. Scott 29, Judd 0, L. Scott 13, Neyt 2, Graham 0, Shaffer 3, Hoppes Jr. 0, Chaparro 3, Masloski 6, Vance 0, Gelbrich 2, Gorman 0. Totals: 22 6-11 60.

DALLAS (43): Fennell 5, Hicks 5, Stewart 0, E. Courtney 11, Button 2, DeVries 0, Woolner 0, Anderson 10, B. Courtney 0, Weisensse 10, Kiner 0, Banford 0, Dimick 0. Totals: 17 4-9 43.

Eagle Point;26;11;14;9;—;60

Dallas;8;14;9;12;—;43

3-point goals — Eagle Point 9 (Z. Scott 5, L. Scott 2, Shaffer 1, Chaparro 1), Dallas 5 (Fennell 1, Hicks 1, Anderson 2, Weisensse 1).

ST. MARY’S 42, SOUTH UMPQUA 39: At Sutherlin, St. Mary’s overcame a poor shooting night by forcing 28 turnovers to upend South Umpqua in the Bill Spelgatti Memorial Tournament.

Jakab Bowling scored a game-high 13 points and Gavin Rajagopal added 12 points and three steals for the Crusaders (2-1), who won two of three in the event.

St. Mary’s Gabe Mayer came away with five steals.

ST. MARY’S (42): Mayer 4, Sternenberg 2, Grant 0, Rajagopal 12, Silsbee 5, Snyder 0, Bowling 13, Reynolds 2, Foster 4, Miles 0. Totals: 17 6-14 42.

SOUTH UMPQUA (39): Martinez 11, Gross 5, Lee 0, Thatcher 0, McFadden 7, Thompson 10, Roberts 2, Wylie 2, Deister 2. Totals: 15 7-8 39.

St. Mary’s;9;14;11;8;—;42

South Umpqua;13;7;9;10;—;39

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 2 (Rajagopal 1, Bowling 1), South Umpqua 2 (Thompson 2).

GOLD BEACH 76, ROGUE RIVER 57: At Rogue River, Jacob Walsh registered 20 points for Rogue River but Gold Beach had too much firepower for the Chieftains.

Walsh added three rebounds and four assists as Henry Black backed him with 13 points. Diego Agosto went for 10 points and seven boards for the Chieftains (1-1).

The Panthers’ Yancy Rangel provided 20 points and Taylor Halcumb 19.

GOLD BEACH (76): Rangel 20, T. Halcumb 19, Seusar-Smith 13, Mather 2, Walker 8, E. Halcumb 3, Robison 5, Benney 6, Carpenter 0. Totals: 30 10-12 76.

ROGUE RIVER (57): Valle 2, Cook 0, Nelson 5, Henrickx 4, Black 13, Tambellini 2, Walsh 20, Decker 0, Agosto 10, Mattingly 1. Totals: 21 11-27 57.

Gold Beach;22;25;13;16;—;76

Rogue River;14;16;18;9;—;57

3-point goals — Gold Beach 6 (T. Halcumb 4, Rangel 1, Seusar-Smith 1), Rogue River 4 (Walsh 2, Agosto 2).

JV score — Rogue River 52, Gold Beach 51.