The North Medford boys basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to win its season opener 51-49 over visiting Summit on Friday.

Kaison Faust scored the decisive basket on an assist from Jake O’Connor with less than a minute to play. After a turnover by North, Summit missed a 3-pointer and turnaround jumper at the buzzer on its final possession.

Faust, a senior guard, finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Black Tornado (1-0), which rallied despite shooting just 2-for-20 from behind the 3-point line.

Both of North’s 3-pointers were converted by senior guard Oscar Banuelos, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter to help the Tornado erase a 33-22 deficit and take the lead heading into the final period.

“It’s definitely a positive to be able to figure out how to win a game when you’re not at your best,” North coach Scott Plankenhorn said.

“I thought our defense was sound for the most part, but there’s still a lot of things to fix,” he added. “We’re definitely ahead on the defensive end and the offensive end needs some work.”

SUMMIT (49): Tompkins 10, Blea 11, Mickel 2, Cody 0, Hicks 8, Heimuller 2, Klecker 14, Scalley 2.

NORTH MEDFORD (51): Sandoval 0, Banuelos 12, Rumrey 6, Thomas 2, Oc 2, Carpenter 0, Parker 4, Faust 21, Spence 4.

Summit;11;13;14;11;—;49

North Medford;14;6;16;15;—;51

3-point goals: Summit 4 (Tompkins 2, Blea 1, Hicks 1); North Medford 2 (Banuelos 2).

WEST SALEM 81, SOUTH MEDFORD 49: Jesse Higgins supplied 18 points for South Medford but West Salem’s Kyle Greeley’s went off for 36 points to spoil the Panthers’ home-opener.

The Panthers (0-1), who were without a few players on the football team preparing for today’s Class 6A state championship, also received 13 points from Nick Randleman.

WEST SALEM (81): Thompson 14, Bulgin 6, Robertson 3, Greeley 36, Cooper 3, Schoonover 3, Hillman 3, Scoggin 3, Miller 10, Adams 0. Totals: 32 4-9 81.

SOUTH MEDFORD (49): Hunter 0, Shepard 0, Foster 2, Harmon 2, Owens 5, Smith 3, Theory 0, English 6, Randleman 13, Higgins 18. Totals: 21 5-9 49.

West Salem;24;24;22;11;—;81

South Medford;9;15;13;12;—;49

3-point goals — West Salem 13 (Thompson 2, Bulgin 2, Robertson 1, Greeley 4, Cooper 1, Schoonover 1, Hillman 1), South Medford 2 (Owens 1, Randleman 1).

JV score — West Salem 79, South Medford 35.

CRATER 66, MT. SHASTA 50: At Yreka, Calif., Kiefer Edwards and Jayden Vranes powered Crater’s well-balanced attack, leading the Comets into the Yreka Tournament’s championship game the the win.

The Comets (2-0) will go for the Yreka Tournament crown today against a team to be determined.

Edwards poured in 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Vranes went for 14 points and 10 assists.

Nate Bittle added 10 points, seven boards and four blocks for the Comets.

CRATER (66): J. Vranes 14, Horton 0, M. Vranes 8, Archer 0, Hollingsworth 0, K. Edwards 24, Kruger Edwards 2, Weaver 4, Stollings 4, Bittle 10. Totals: 25 8-11 66.

MT. SHASTA (50): No. 10 11, No. 11 1, No. 24 2, No. 30 27, No. 35 9, No. 40 0. Totals: 18 12-17 50.

Crater;12;13;25;16;—;66

Mt. Shasta;11;14;16;9;—;50

3-point goals — Crater 6 (J. Vranes 2, M. Vranes 2, K. Edwards 1, Bittle 1), Mt. Shasta 2 (No. 30 1, No. 35 1).

PENDLETON 57, EAGLE POINT (50): At Wilsonville, Zakk Scott scored 21 points and Dennen Adams 16 for Eagle Point in its season opener in the Wilsonville Tournament.

The Eagles made 13 3-pointers, and in the second half, didn’t make any 2-pointers or free throws.

They led 29-28 at halftime

Eagle Point;17;12;9;12;—;50

Pendleton;12;16;16;13;—;57

SALEM ACADEMY 75, ST. MARY’S 51: At Sutherlin, St. Mary’s trimmed a 13-point deficit to five in the second quarter but couldn’t get any closer, losing to Salem Academy in the Bill Spelgatti Memorial Tournament.

Gabe Mayer, a senior guard, had 17 points to lead St. Mary’s (1-0), while Gavin Rajagopal (10 points, three assists, three steals), Jakab Bowling (four points, four rebounds, five assists) and Trevahn Foster (six points, nine rebounds) also made solid contributions.

Hayden Wakefield scored a game-high 23 to pace Salem Academy (2-0).

ST. MARY’S 51: Miles 0, Mayer 17, Zhen 0, Young 0, Sternenberg 0, Grant 3, Rajagopal 10, Silsbee 7, Snyder 2, Bowling 4, Reynolds 2, Foster 6.

SALEM ACADEMY 75: Miller 8, Wakefield 23, Barrera 0, Hazleton 0, Miller 7, Hardy 11, Dobson 1, Patton 2, Bos 8, Lin 2, Cuanas 9.

St. Mary’s;13;14;12;12;—;51

Salem Academy;17;19;21;18;—;75

3-point goals: St. Mary’s 8 (Mayer 5, Grant 1, Rajagopal 2); Salem Academy 8 (Miller 1, Wakefield 5, Miller 1, Cuanas 1)

HIDDEN VALLEY 64, ASHLAND 61: At Ashland, Hidden Valley outscored Ashland 9-1 in the last two minutes to overcome a five-point deficit and pull out a nonleague victory.

Adam Jones led the Grizzlies (0-2) in scoring with 18 points, Anthony Swanson added 13 and Joseph Wallner-Sentle 11.

Ashland, which trailed 33-31 at the half, missed 13 free throws and 16 3-pointers.

Kolton Fisher scored a game-high 21 points and Parker Wright added 12 for the Mustangs (1-1).

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 45, PARADISE 23: At Paradise, California, freshman forward Isaiah Christensen had 13 points and 12 rebounds, leading Rogue Valley Adventist to a victory over host Paradise in the Paradise Tournament.

Michael Covrig, a senior guard, finished with eight points, nine rebounds and four steals and Marcus Wiggers, a senior post, added eight points and 10 rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks (2-0).

CAMAS VALLEY 72, PROSPECT 39: At Prospect, Jordan Royce had 19 points for Prospect, which dropped the nonleague contest to Camas Valley.

Shane Lawler added nine points for the Cougars (0-2).

Derek O’Connor finished with a game-high 20 points and Devan Ewing scored 18 for the Hornets (1-0).