CENTRAL POINT — Crater used a big finish to avoid a letdown at home Friday against North Eugene.

Maya Van Hook scored 18 points, including a three-point play near the end of the third quarter that kicked off a 23-9 surge, as the Comets beat the Highlanders 56-42 at Crater High School.

The win improved Crater to 16-4 overall and 7-3 in the Midwestern League, two games behind co-leaders Springfield and Marist with four regular season games to play.

Besides her game-high scoring total, Van Hook had three rebounds and two steals. Also for the Comets, Averi Young had six rebounds and three blocks and Sydney Gray 13 points and six rebounds.

After Van Hook sparked Crater’s strong finish, Eliza Idiart helped keep it going by hitting two baskets at the start of the fourth, including a 3.

Crater coach Scott Dippel said Young’s hustle also was key.

“(Young) played great ‘D’ in the fourth quarter, and that really helped generate transition buckets,” Dippel said.

North Eugene (7-13, 4-6) was led by Sam Cook’s 13 points, while Claire Baboyan added eight.

NORTH EUGENE (42): Cook 13, Baboyan 8, Oravec 2, Manley 4, Lundin 2, Smith 0, Carrier 7, Ahlstrom 7. Totals: 12 14-26 42.

CRATER (56): Westbrock 2, Dance 0, Idiart 7, Van Hook 18, Ryerson 5, Robison 1, Duran-Espino 0, Gray 13, Ellis 4, Bowers 1, A. Woodard 1, Young 3, K. Woodard 1. Totals: 19 16-30.

North Eugene;14;6;13;9;—;42

Crater;9;13;14;20;—;56

3-point goals — North Eugene 4 (Cook 1, Baboyan 2, Carrier 1), Crater 2 (Idiart 1, Gray 1). Fouled out — Carrier.

JV score — Crater 72, North Eugene 24.

NORTH MEDFORD 60, SOUTH EUGENE 36: At Eugene, hot-shooting Rylee Karrick scored a game-high 21 points, including six of nine from 3-point range, and North Medford pulled away in the second half to register its eighth straight Southwest Conference victory.

North Medford (14-7, 8-1 SWC), which led by 10 points at halftime, came out with better defensive intensity after intermission and outscored South Eugene (7-14, 1-8) 17-4 in the third period.

Megan Fossen was limited to seven points by the Axemen’s collapsing defense but the Black Tornado senior post still pulled down 12 rebounds.

NORTH MEDFORD (60): Ersepke 13, T. Baker 4, Karrick 21, K. Seney 0, Christensen 0, A. Baker 10, McLemore 4, Drysdale 0, Graff 1, Fossen 7, Wells 0. Totals: 19 13-22 60

SOUTH EUGENE (36): Lewis 0, Glenzel 4, Brown 0, H. Stein 11, McGowan 5, Galloway 7, Brandt 2, Curtis 0, Jost 1, Lee 6, Ellison 0, K. Stein 0, White 0. Totals: 11 9-13 36.

North Medford;16;16;17;11;—;60

South Eugene;8;14;4;10;—;36

3-point goals — North Medford 9-14 (Ersepke 2, Karrick 6, A. Baker 1), South Eugene 5 (H. Stein 3, Galloway 1, Lee 1).

JV score — South Eugene 45, North Medford 36.

MARIST 59, EAGLE POINT 25: At Eugene, Eagle Point was held to single-digit scoring in all four quarters in a Midwestern League loss to host Marist.

Carlene Hart, a senior post, scored nine points to lead the Eagles (9-12, 3-7 MWL), who struggled to convert foul shots (6 of 19) and contain the well-balanced and poised attack by Marist.

Senior post Claire Eagen finished with a game-high 16 points for the MWL co-leading Spartans (17-3, 9-1).

EAGLE POINT (25): Shelton 0, Hogan 0, Flores 0, Torres 0, Burgess 3, Swanson 0, Rincones 1, Lawler 3, Teya Amidei 6, Meerten 3, Hart 9. Totals: 8 6-19 25.

MARIST (59): C. Eagen 16, Conway 0, Williams 0, Cary 0, Harding 3, Stephenson 3, Elliott 11, Doerr 2, McKenney 9, Ficek 5, Johnson 6, L. Eagen 4. Totals: 26 4-6 59.

Eagle Point;6;4;6;9;—;25

Marist;18;14;14;13;—;59

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Burgess, Lawler, Amidei), Marist 3 (Harding, McKenney, Ficek).

JV result — Marist won.

SPRINGFIELD 56, ASHLAND 24: At Ashland, Cielo Gonzalez scored a game-high 24 points for Springfield, which led 14-4 after the first quarter and 20-13 at halftime.

The Millers (18-2, 9-1 MWL) outscored the Grizzlies 22-7 in the third quarter to pull away for good.

Jayd Sollinger scored a team-high 10 points and hit both of the Grizzlies’ 3-pointers. Kendyl Abel added six points for Ashland (3-17, 0-10).

SPRINGFIELD (56): Matthews 2, Todd 3, Newell 5, Durbin 3, L. Barraza 0, Birkby 2, Dade 11, J. Barraza 2, Gonzalez 24. Travertini 4. Totals: 22 9-14 56.

ASHLAND (24): Vazquez 2, Sollinger 10, Barnes 0, Garringe 0, Munson 2, Elder-Hammond 2, Summers 0, Witnauer 2, Abel 6. Totals: 9 4-8 24.

Springfield;14;6;22;14;—;56

Ashland;4;9;4;7;—;24

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2), Springfield 4 (Gonzalez 2, Dade 1, Durbin 1). Fouled out — Munson.

JV score — Springfield 55, Ashland 25.

ST. MARY’S 60, ROGUE RIVER 40: At Rogue River, junior Emma Bennion dropped in 20 points and freshman Olivia Lippert added a career-high 16 points for St. Mary’s, which wrapped up the year with a season-high in points.

Lippert scored the Crusaders’ first eight points and had all of her points in the first half. Ibixica Alvarez added 11 points for St. Mary’s (6-16, 3-5 Southern Cascade League).

Jesse Langfield paced the Chieftains (7-15, 0-8) with 14 points and Sequoia Worthington added eight.

ST. MARY’S (60): Lippert 16, Alvarez 11, Bennion 20, Conner 2, Young 2, McGill 5, Ward 4, Jimenez 0, Dunn 0, Christman 0, Von Strahl 0. Totals: 26 6-7 60.

ROGUE RIVER (40): Worthington 8, McKown 7, Langfield 14, Spaeth 9, McWillie 2, Rangel 0, Sizemore 0. Totals: 16 6-15 40.

St. Mary’s;18;13;17;12;—;60

Rogue River;5;11;11;13;—;40

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 2 (Lippert 2), Rogue River 2 (Langfield 2). Fouled out — Ward, Christman.

JV result — St. Mary’s won.

LAKEVIEW 75, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 31: At Lakeview, Cascade Christian was held to seven points combined in the first and fourth quarters and Lakeview tallied a season-high for total points in capping an unbeaten Southern Cascade League season.

Mallory Meilicke, a junior forward, scored eight points, while freshman guard Katelyn Willard, sophomore forward Megan Reed and sophomore guard Sophie Ferreira chipped in seven points apiece to lead the Challengers (11-14, 4-4) in their regular-season finale.

Four players finished with double-figure scoring for the Honkers (19-6, 8-0), led by senior guard Alex Conley’s game-high 16 points.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (31): Willard 7, Reed 7, Alexander 2, Meilicke 8, Ferreira 7, Carlson 0, Robinson 0, Rineman 0, Bennett 0, Joseph 0, White 0. Totals: 12 3-4 31.

LAKEVIEW (75): Hargis 7, S. Conley 12, Malta 2, Creager 6, Nichol 3, A. Conley 16, Graham 10, Evans 2, Dunn 13. Totals: 34 6-8 75.

Cascade Christian;4;12;12;3;—;31

Lakeview;19;20;18;18;—;75

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Willard 1, Reed 1, Meilicke 2), Lakeview 1 (A. Conley).