CENTRAL POINT — Kiefer Edwards kept up his scorching shooting Friday for the Crater boys basketball team, and he came up big on defense on the second day of the Crater Invitational.

Edwards poured in 29 points and came up with a key chase-down blocked shot that kept Liberty from taking the lead on a layup with less than two minutes to play, helping keep the host Comets unbeaten with a 58-52 victory over Liberty.

“We didn’t shoot the ball well tonight but our defense was really solid,” said Crater coach Chris Schmerbach. “We showed tremendous grit, and I like that we’re showing we can win in different ways.”

The Comets (5-0) finish the three-day tournament today against Ridgeview at 4 pm.

Over his last three games, Edwards is averaging 26 points and has missed just five shots. Friday, he went 12-for-14 from the field to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks.

“Just overall, his defensive effort was pretty incredible,” said Schmerbach. “He made key stops and was getting his hands in the passing lanes. And on the offensive end, he’s been extremely, extremely efficient. When we needed a key basket or stop, he was the guy we counted on.”

Cade Weaver scored 12 points and freshman Nate Bittle corralled 10 rebounds to go with two blocks for the Comets, who received 10 points and five boards from Jayden Vranes.

Taylor Martin led Liberty with 16 points.

LIBERTY (52): Usef 0, Martin 16, Estocapio 4, Boyer 7, Schoch 14, Lyman 0, Harvey 0, Moody 9, Rockwell 2. Totals: 21 5-7 52.

CRATER (58): J. Vranes 10, M. Vranes 4, Archer 0, Ki. Edwards 29, Weaver 12, Stollings 3, Bittle 0. Totals: 21 13-23 58.

Liberty;16;14;10;12;—;52

Crater;15;15;11;17;—;58

3-point goals — Liberty 5 (Martin 2, Boyer 1, Schoch 2), Crater 3 (Ki. Edwards 2, Weaver 1). Technical foul — Ki. Edwards, Martin.

NORTH MEDFORD 73, PARKROSE 58: At Portland, Kaison Faust scored 31 points, 12 coming in the fourth quarter, to help North Medford rally past Parkrose.

Parkrose led 36-32 at halftime, but North Medford took the lead for good late in the third.

Faust also registered nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, and in the fourth, went 4-for-5 from the free throw line.

Eli Spence provided 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for the Black Tornado (2-0), while Oscar Banuelos pitched in 11 points and Quinton Rumrey knocked down a pair of key 3-pointers in the final period to finish with eight points and three steals.

NORTH MEDFORD (73): Wells 0, Banuelos 11, Rumrey 8, Thomas 9, Faust 31, Spence 14, O’Connor 0, Orozco-Bernal 0, Parker 0. Totals: 26-49 15-25 73.

PARKROSE (58): Tran 16, Burns 20, Anderson 2, Chang 9, Ibrahim 2, Jones 3, Briggs 2, Ola 2, Parks 2, Davis 0. Totals: 21-46 9-19 58.

North Medford;23;9;19;22;—73

Parkrose;17;19;14;8;—;58

3-point goals — North Medford 6 (Banuelos 1, Rumrey 2, Thomas 3), Parkrose 7 (Tran 1, Burns 4, Chang 2).

JV score — North Medford 66, Parkrose 60.

SPANISH SPRINGS 62, GRANTS PASS 49: At Spanish Springs, Nevada, Tayler Phillips paced Grants Pass with 20 points but Spanish Springs was too much in the second half.

The Cavemen (0-2) received 10 points apiece from Tyler Rund and Taylor Anderson.

GRANTS PASS (49): Rich 1, Lopez 4, N. Phillips 0, Rucker 0, Rund 10, Anderson 10, Johnson 2, Clark 2, T. Phillips 20. Totals: 18 10-13 49.

SPANISH SPRINGS (62): Panfili 9, O’Connell 0, Miller 0, Craig 0, Whittaker 7, Stinson 3, Grass 10, Coats 2, Townsell 29, Prizina 2. Totals: 26 6-14 62.

Grants Pass;16;14;8;11;—;49

Spanish Springs;15;14;14;19;—;62

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Anderson 2, T. Phillips 1), Spanish Springs 4 (Townsell 2, Panfili 1, Grass 1).

ASHLAND 56, INCLINE VILLAGE 38: At Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Adam Jones hit seven 3-pointers en route to 23 points, leading Ashland over Incline Village on the first day of the George Whittell Tournament.

Jones, a senior guard, drained four treys in the first half to help the Grizzlies (1-2) take a commanding 31-12 lead.

Also for Ashland, KJ Pippa scored 13 points and Anthony Swanson added 11.

ASHLAND (56): Pippa 13, Swanson 11, Wallner-Sentle 7, Smith 2, A. Jones 23, Hanks 0, Olson, Shibley 0, Watson 0, Harris 0, Desmond 0, Saulsbury 0, C. Jones 0. Totals: 22 4-11 56.

INCLINE VILLAGE (38): Stranzi 9, Fontecchio 2, Redfern 3, Leoncio 2, Littlejohn 2, Pexa 7, Cornell 13, Lyons 0, Batmale 0, Welco 0. Totals: 14 7-21 38.

Ashland;19;12;14;11;—;56

Incline Village;8;4;11;15;—;38

3-point goals — Ashland 8 (A. Jones 7, Wallner-Sentle 1), Incline Village 3 (Pexa 2, Stranzi 1). Fouled out — Desmond.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 79, LA PINE 47: At Portland, Ben Dunn scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half to help No. 2 Cascade Christian take a commanding 41-19 lead at halftime in the consolation round of the Academy Mortgage Invitational at Columbia Christian High.

The Challengers (1-1) face Catlin Gabel at 2 p.m. today.

Senior wing Joel McLemore added 19 points for the Challengers.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (79): Reece 9, Crowl 6, Dunn 20, H. Schaan 4, K. Schaan 0, Cochran 8, West 5, McLemore 19, Dexter 0, Flores-Alatorre 8. Totals: 31 8-11 79.

LA PINE (47): Desatoff 14, Manley 3, Oldham 0, George 5, Smith 11, Bogart 0, Dame 3, Pike 8, Gerhart 3. Totals: 14 14-28 47.

Cascade Christian;20;21;16;22;—;79

La Pine;7;12;17;9;—;47

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 9 (Reece 3, Crowl 1, Cochran 2, McLemore 3), La Pine 5 (Manley 1, Smith 1, Dame 1, Pke 1, Gerhart 1).

REEDSPORT 60, ST. MARY’S 57, OT: At Coquille, St. Mary’s senior Jakab Bowling connected on five 3-pointers en route to 21 points, but the Crusaders couldn’t hold off Reedsport in the Coquille Winterlake Classic.

Griffin Lavigne hit his only shot of the game — a 3-pointer with less than 20 seconds to play in overtime — to give Reesport the lead for good.

Sophomore Tre Foster had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Crusaders (2-4), who play Rogue River at 2 p.m. today.

ST. MARY’S (57): Miles 0, Mayer 9, Sternenberg 0, Grant 3, Rajagopal 3, Silsbee 9, Bowling 21, Reynolds 2, Foster 10. Totals: 17 15-17 57.

REEDSPORT (60): Parameter 25, Gardner 15, Stanley 0, Lavigne 3, McGill 6, Analco 9, Vopel 2. Totals: 16 14-22 60.

St. Mary’s;17;9;18;7;6;—;57

Reedsport;10;9;19;13;9;—;60

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 8 (Mayer 1, Rajagopal 1, Silsbee 1, Bowling 5), Reedsport 4 (Parmenter 3, Lavigne 1). Fouled out — Mayer.

SWEET HOME 51, PHOENIX 32: At Sweet Home, Phoenix got off to a slow start and never recovered, trimming the lead to eight in the second half before dropping the nonleague contest to Sweet Home.

David Lozano Reyes, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, had 13 points to pace the Pirates (1-1).

PHOENIX (32): Martinez 1, Bre. Watts 5, Lozano Reyes 13, Bra. Watts 5, Gail 2, Botermans 6, Hutsell 0, Goff 0, Mendez 0, Peterson 0. Totals 9 8-23 32.

SWEET HOME (51): Zanona 9, Nichol 6, Virtue 2, Smith 7, Holly 5, Tow 5, Swanson 7, Freitag 10. Totals 16 10-21 51.

Phoenix;5;14;11;2;—;32

Sweet Home;23;14;7;7;—;51

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Bre. Watts 1, Bra. Watts 1); Sweet Home 2 (Zanona 1, Frietag 1). Fouled out — Gail.

JV result — Sweet Home won.

CAMAS VALLEY 66, PROSPECT 26: At Camas Valley, Brendan Raines dropped in 11 points and Shane Lawler added 10 for Prospect (0-4), but Camas Valley outran Prospect in transition early and pulled away.