SPRINGFIELD — After a flawless start to the season, the Crater boys basketball team’s bid for perfection came to a halt as Midwestern League play opened Friday at Springfield High School.

The Comets were off-target and mired by turnovers while the hot-shooting Millers were led by Jaden Reynolds’ 23 points and Springfield came away with a 54-43 triumph.

“We pushed the ball tonight really well but we couldn’t convert and (Springfield) hardly missed,” said Crater coach Chris Schmerbach. “It was a good chance for us to get a loss and get it off our chest to see what’s next. It’ll be kind of interesting to see how we focus and regroup.”

The Millers (8-3, 1-0 MWL) drained eight 3-pointers, with Reynolds making four. The Comets (10-1, 0-1) went on a run in the third quarter and were able to trim the Millers’ lead to five but Springfield began a run of its own with a trey and continued to pull away in the fourth.

Crater’s Mason Vranes went for 13 points, Kiefer Edwards scored 12 and Jayden Vranes added eight points and four steals. Nate Bittle came up with four blocks.

CRATER (43): J. Vranes 8, M. Vranes 13, Ki. Edwards 12, Kr. Edwards 1, Weaver 5, Stollings 4, Bittle 0, Johnson 0, Hollingsworth 0, Archer 2, Horton 0. Totals: 17 6-8 43.

SPRINGFIELD (54): Alonso-Sotelo 9, Breese 4, Chavez 0, J. Carrillo 2, Hill 0, Trousebeck 4, J. Carrillo 13, Smallwood 0, Phillips 0, Reynolds 23, Brown 9. Totals: 25 6-16 54.

Crater;11;8;14;10;—;43

Springfield;14;17;16;17;—;54

3-point goals — Crater 3 (M. Vranes 2, Weaver 1), Springfield 8 (Alonso-Sotelo 3, J. Carrillo 1, Reynolds 4).

JV score — Springfield won.

EAGLE POINT 74, NORTH EUGENE 67: At Eagle Point, Levi Scott put up a game-high 25 points and his cousin Zakk Scott added 24 to boost Eagle Point to a MWL-opening victory.

Levi Scott also added seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals.

The Eagles (2-9, 1-0 MWL) led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter but had to hold off a late charge by North Eugene. Levi Scott was 9-for-11 from the foul line in the fourth to help the Eagles maintain the lead.

NORTH EUGENE (67): Pratt 4, DeGarmo 3, Enciso 18, Duke 13, Tarks 21, Foytek 0, Reiman 1, Deschamp 0, Wilson 2, Richardson 5. Totals: 23 17-28 67.

EAGLE POINT (74): L. Scott 25, Z. Scott 24, Adams 5, Judd 5, Neyt 4, Hoppes 5, Chaparro 0, Masloski 2, Vance 0, Gorman 0. Totals: 20 20-32 74.

North Eugene;15;17;15;20;—;67

Eagle Point;20;20;17;17;—;74

3-point goals — North Eugene 4 (Enciso 1, Duke 3), Eagle Point 10 (Z. Scott 6, Adams 1, Judd 1, L. Scott 2). Fouled out — Enciso, Reiman, Z. Scott. Technical foul — Wilson.

JV result — North Eugene won.

CHURCHILL 60, ASHLAND 54: At Ashland, Churchill outscored Ashland 9-0 over the last four minutes to hand the Grizzlies a tough-to-swallow setback in the Midwestern League opener for both teams at Mountain Avenue Gym.

The Grizzlies were nursing a three-point lead before the Lancers took advantage of missed shots and a key turnover to escape with the win. On one of the most important plays of the night, Ashland was called for a five-second violation while trying to inbound down three with 40 seconds to go.

Churchill (9-2) led 31-30 at the half but trailed 47-46 entering the fourth quarter. Silas Bennion had 20 points for the Lancers, while Jonathon Nchekwube added 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Adam Jones led Ashland (4-7) with 20 points and Anthony Swanson eight.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 42, PHOENIX 34: At Murphy, Brookings-Harbor rallied in the second half to hand Phoenix a loss in the Sky-West Crossover event at Hidden Valley High.

The Pirates (3-9) led by two points at intermission but were outscored 31-21 in the second half.

Mateo Lopez, a sophomore guard, paced Phoenix with eight points.

Junior post Jon Kleespies scored 11 points to spark the Bruins (5-8).

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (42): E. Fronckowiak 3, Mills 3, A. Fronckowiak 3, Vanginderen 1, Beaman 3, Kreeger 4, Kleespies 11, Barneburg 5, Schofield 9. Totals: 16 3-6 42.

PHOENIX (34): Martinez 0, Bre. Watts 0, Hutsell 0, Goff 4, Lozano-Reyes 4, Lopez 8, Stella 2, Bra. Watts 2, Peterson 2, Gail 6, Botermans 6. Totals: 14 5-11 34.

Brookings-Harbor;6;5;16;15;—;42

Phoenix;7;6;6;15;—;34

3-point goals — Brookings-Harbor 7 (Beaman 1, E. Fronckowiak 1, Mills 1, A. Fronckowiak 1, Barneburg 1, Schofield 2), Phoenix 1 (Lopez 1)

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 64, ST. MARY’S 37: Senior guard Tyler Cochran knocked down three of Cascade Christian’s nine treys in a Southern Cascade League victory over host St. Mary’s.

Cochran had 20 points, Ben Dunn scored 18 and Joel McLemore added 10 points for the Challengers (7-5, 1-0), who forced several key turnovers to pull away in the third quarter after St. Mary’s trimmed their lead to 12.

Sophomore forward Tre Foster finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots and junior forward Jakab Bowling scored nine for the Crusaders (5-9, 0-1), who struggled to finish around the hoop and failed to capitalize on a high-energy start to the contest.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (64): Crowl 3, Dunn 18, H. Schaan 0, K. Schaan 0, Cochran 20, West 2, McLemore 10, Dexter 7, Flores-Alatorre 4, Lewis 0. Totals: 24 7-12 64.

ST. MARY’S (37): Keaeo-Wailehua 3, Mayer 2, Young 0, Sternenberg 3, Grant 0, Silsbee 2, Snyder 0, Bowling 9, Reynolds 4, Foster 14. Totals: 9 14-24 37.

Cascade Christian;13;20;21;10;—;64

St. Mary’s;5;10;11;8;—;37

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 9 (Crowl 1, Dunn 2, Cochran 3, McLemore 2, Dexter 1), St. Mary’s 2 (Bowling 2). Technical foul — H. Schaan. Fouled out — H. Schaan.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

CHILOQUIN 68, PROSPECT 44: At Chiloquin, Prospect trailed 35-22 at halftime before Chiloquin pulled away in the second half to pick up a Mountain Valley League victory.

Brendan Raines had 16 points and Jordan Royce scored 15 for Prospect (1-7, 0-2 MVL).