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Chocktoot helps Pelicans take down Crater

CENTRAL POINT -- Senior Mark Chocktoot's frequent drives to the basket spurred Klamath Union to a 69-66 Southern Oregon Conference boys basketball win Saturday night.

He's one of the best players in the league without a doubt, said Crater coach Matt Meunier of Chocktoot, who finished with 27 points. They were able to get the ball in his hands and he just dominated.

Crater inbounded the ball with 3.1 seconds left, trailing by three points. But Klamath Union picked off the full-court pass to seal the win.

We weren't able to come up with the big plays in the end and they were, Meunier said. It was a good game to watch, but the bad guys ended up on top.

The win improved Klamath Union to 2-1 in SOC play, while Crater dropped to 0-2. Junior wing Matt Brown lead Crater with 22 points.

KLAMATH UNION (69) -- Johnson 13, Bennett 5, Hedlund 6, Yee 7, Chocktoot 27, Bailey 11, Tucker 0, Woodrum 0. Totals: 24 12-21 69.

CRATER (66) -- Stickley 11, Wangle 2, Korthals 10, Jacobs 17, Brown 22, Harthun 4, Foster 0, Asay 0. Totals: 29 0-0 66.

Klamath Union 20 16 21 12 -- 41

Crater 21 15 14 16 -- 66

3-point goals -- Klamath Union 7 (Chocktoot 3, Bailey 3, Bennett 1), Crater 8 (Stickley 3, Korthals 2, Brown 2, Jacobs 1)

JV result -- Crater won.

PHOENIX 72, JUNEALOOP 68 -- At Phoenix, the Pirates had five players score in double digits led by Gabe Willard's 19 points to win a game that was close throughout.

Junealoop, behind most of game, took a brief four-point lead in the third quarter before Phoenix seized it back for good.

The Jets were paced by Jarod Corbett's 27 points.

PHOENIX (72) -- Brink 10, Castillo 4, Bartels 14, Esselstrom 15, Willard 19, Crosts 10, Prisbrey 6, Condry 0, Murphy 0, Burns 0, Grigsby 0.

JUNEALOOP (68) -- Corbett 27, Clayton 6, Dale 7, Forrest 2, Glenn 4, Lydiat 6, Mather 4, McBrearty 6, McGagh 2, Pearson 4.

Phoenix17 22 12 21 -- 72

Junealoop16 17 16 19 -- 68

3-point goals Phoenix 7 (Willard 5, Cross 2), Jets — (Corbat 1, Ale 1, Glen 1).

BUTTE FALLS 49, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 40 -- At Roseburg, senior guard Terrill Earl's strong all-around game helped Butte Falls even its record at 4-4 prior to opening league action next Saturday.

Earl scored 13 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had five steals to spearhead the Loggers' pressing defense.

The difference in the game came at the free-throw line where Butte Falls connected on 13-of-18 foul shots, while the Monarchs were limited to just three attempts.

BUTTE FALLS (49) -- Holte 11, Krenwinkle 13, Bol 0, McKibbin 4, Harrington 2, Anders 6, Earl 13, Pitts 0. Totals: 17 13-18 49.

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (40) -- Crawl 12, Birtch 0, Smalling 5, Freeman 4, Shelton 10, Henry 9, Miller 0. Totals: 18 1-3 40.

Butte Falls10 10 16 13 -- 49

Umpqua Valley Christian9 12 13 6 -- 40

3-point goals -- Butte Falls 2 (Earl 2), Umpqua Valley Christian — (Crawl 2, Smalling 1). Fouled out -- Freeman.

JV score -- Umpqua Valley Christian 52, Butte Falls 51.

DAYS CREEK 81, PROSPECT 71 -- At Prospect, Joey Sands scored 17 points to lead four Days Creek players in double figures in the non-league game.

After trailing 42-30 at halftime, Prospect (6-5) cut the deficit to six points early in the third quarter. But Days Creek's muscle inside proved too much to overcome as the Wolves built the lead back to as much as 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Prospect's Pat Gordon led all scorers with 23, while Sam Mahoney grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

DAYS CREEK (81) -- Ja. Dunn 8, Badgley 7, Sands 17, Newton 12, Jar. Dunn 14, Armstrong 6, Stever 12, Goin 3, McGoullough 2. Totals: 33 14-27 81.

PROSPECT (71) -- P. Gordon 23, Howard 15, Hulsey 3, Roberts 17, Reid 6, Mahoney 4, Z. Gordon 3. Totals: 22 22-28 71.

Days Creek22 20 19 20 -- 81

Prospect15 15 18 23 -- 71

3-point goals -- Days Creek — (Sands 1), Prospect 5 (Howard 1, P. Gordon 1, Hulsey 1, Roberts 2). Fouled out -- P. Gordon, Hulsey.

JV score -- Days Creek 62, Prospect 53..