fb pixel

Log In


Reset Password

Mustangs ride wild win into first-place tie

From staff reports

MURPHY -- The top two boys basketball teams in the Skyline Conference squared off Friday night and gave the crowd all it could ask for.

Hidden Valley handed Henley its first conference loss, beating the Hornets 92-86 in a double-overtime thriller.

It was a great high school ball game, Mustangs coach Robbie Tate said. It had everything. It had comebacks and was just a highly emotional ball game. You couldn't ask for a better one.

Eight players in the game scored at least 10 points and two topped the 30-point mark -- Henley's Matt Johnson with 38 and Hidden Valley's Garrett Ryan with 31.

Hidden Valley's Jared Young scored five of his 20 points in the second overtime to power the Mustangs (11-5, 7-1 Skyline) to the win.

Henley (7-1 Skyline) had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, getting possession of the ball with the score tied and 10 seconds showing on the clock. But the Mustangs' defense prevented the Hornets from even getting a shot before time expired.

In the first overtime, Henley was up 80-77 when Ryan nailed a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to knot the score again. After a Henley turnover, Ryan got a good look at the basket but missed the potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

HENLEY (86) -- Johnson 38, Frost 18, Nunes 6, Tennison 13, Cunningham 5, Warnick 6, Stevens 0, McDonald 0. Totals: 32 19-28 86.

HIDDEN VALLEY (92) -- Ryan 31, Young 20, Isley 17, Jiron 11, Callaway 10, Anderson 4, Sakrida 0. Totals: 36 17-32 92.

Henley16 13 22 20 9 6 -- 86

Hidden Valley8 22 16 25 9 13 -- 92

3-point goals -- Henley — (Tennison 2, Cunningham 1), Hidden Valley 4 (Jiron 3, Ryan 1). Fouled out -- Nunes, Frost.

JV score -- Hidden Valley 73, Henley 62.

SOUTH UMPQUA 60, NORTH VALLEY 51 -- At North Valley, down by two points at the start of the fourth quarter, South Umpqua used a 14-4 run to take control before draining 13 of 18 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Senior point guard Clyne Wardlaw led all scorers with 25 points for North Valley, which dropped to 3-5 in the Skyline. Junior point guard Nick Mosley countered with 19 points for South Umpqua (5-3 Skyline), which had four players score in double figures.

SOUTH UMPQUA (60)-- Mosley 19, Price 4, Slater 10, Mills 10, Williams 14, Brown 0, Peterman 0, Snyder 2. Totals: 20 17-25 60.

NORTH VALLEY (51)-- Wardlaw 25, Bruton 3, Jarrett 5, Byers 4, Reinhart 7, Grosenbach 0, Bartow 0, Stickler 6, Godfrey 1, Champion 0, Hendy 0, Phillips 0 Totals: 17 11-16 51.

South Umpqua14 14 8 24 -- 60

North Valley8 15 15 13 -- 51

3-point goals -- South Umpqua — (Slater 2, Mosley 1), North Valley 6 (Wardlaw 3, Stickler 2, Jarrett 1). Foul out -- Stickler.

JV score -- North Valley 64, South Umpqua 40.

ROGUE RIVER 57, ILLINOIS VALLEY 46 -- At Rogue River, Rogue River used a balanced scoring attack and a strong first half to down Illinois Valley.

Ryan Paxson, Beau Gibson and Ron Wessels each scored more points than the top Illinois Valley scorer, netting at least 15 points each for Rogue River (3-5 Skyline).

Junior guard Orly Despacio led Illinois Valley, which dropped to 3-5 in Skyline play, with 10 points.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (46) -- Despacio 10, Jackson 3, Morrow 0, Robinson 2, Pope 4, Dobie 8, Hirning 8, Moses 2, Henry 9. Totals: 19 4-6 46.

ROGUE RIVER (57) -- Paxson 16, Gibson 16, Wessels 15, Berg 8, McMillian 2, Peterson 0, Daily 0, Shockor 0, Cunningham 0. Totals: 23 7-9 57

Illinois Valley11 11 9 15 -- 46

Rogue River14 17 9 17 -- 57

3-point goals -- Illinois Valley 4 (Jackson 1, Dobie 2, Hirning 1), Rogue River 4 (Paxson 2, Gibson 2). JV score -- Rogue River 48, Illinois Valley 44.

PHOENIX 47, LAKEVIEW 37 -- At Lakeview, Doug Crofts tallied 20 points, including five 3-pointers to help Phoenix pick up a road victory against the Honkers.

Gabe Willard added 11 points for the Pirates.

Nick Hadley led Lakeview with 11 points.

PHOENIX (47) -- Brink 3, Castillo 4, Bartels 2, Willard 11, Burns 0, Crofts 20, Grigsby 2, Prisbrey 5. Totals: 15 9-23 47.

LAKEVIEW (37) -- Hadley 11, Simms 0, Hartman 7, Panuke 0, Albertson 5, Bogardus 2, Butler 4, Echavarria 0, Kaiser 6, Wilkie 2. Totals: 15 4-5 37.

Phoenix10 11 7 19 -- 47

Lakeview6 11 10 10 -- 37

3-point goals -- Phoenix 8 (Crofts 5, Willard 3), Lakeview — (Hadley 2, Albertson 1).

JV game -- Phoenix won.

Skyline Girls

PHOENIX 72, LAKEVIEW 56 -- At Phoenix, Jennifer Bones made her first start inside and led a balanced scoring attack for the Pirates, who had four players in double figures for the first time this season and won their fifth straight.

The 5-foot-11 Bones scored 14 points and had seven rebounds for Phoenix (5-11, 5-3). Sarah Prewitt added 12 points and eight rebounds, while Liz Rennick had 12 and Tammy Payton 11 for the Pirates.

Beth Furtado and Shantay Sabin had 13 each for Lakeview.

LAKEVIEW (56) -- Furtado 13, S. Sabin 13, Bradbury 12, Kness 6, B. Sabin 5, Holloway 3, Hausle 2, Manibusan 2, Tuchscherer 0, Yocum 0, Albertson 0. Totals: 22 11-20 56.

PHOENIX (72) -- Bones 14, Prewitt 12, Rennick 12, Payton 11, Curtis 7, Jackson 6, Bourdon 5, Murphy 2, Clark 2, Prisbrey 1, Nikodym 0. Totals: 22 27-45 72.

Lakeview10 8 16 22 -- 56

Phoenix18 14 22 18 -- 72

3-point goals -- Lakeview — (B. Sabin 1), Phoenix — (Payton). Fouled out -- Curtis.

JV score -- Lakeview 44, Phoenix 42.

ROGUE RIVER 50, ILLINOIS VALLEY 33 -- At Cave Junction, Sarah Jones had 13 points, nine rebounds and five steals to help the sixth-ranked Chieftains to the victory.

Mindi Yost added 12 points, five assists and five steals for Rogue River (14-2, 7-1 Skyline), while Shae Wright chipped in 11 points.

Melissa England led Illinois Valley with 14 points and Kena Page had 11 points.

ROGUE RIVER (50) -- Jones 13, Yost 12, Wright 11, Hannan 6, Anderson 6, Orton 2, Badley 0. Totals: 23 4-6 50.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (33) -- England 14, Page 11, Sauer 4, Bell 0, Bishop 2, Melton 0, Hoskins 2. Totals: 15 0-1 33.

Rogue River15 12 14 9 -- 50

Illinois Valley12 11 6 4 -- 33

3-point goals -- Illinois Valley — (England 2, Page 1). Fouled out -- Melton.

HIDDEN VALLEY 54, HENLEY 46 -- At Klamath Falls, Becky Hill tossed in 19 points to help Hidden Valley knock Henley out of first place in the Skyline standings.

Tracy Tedsen chipped in with 16 points for the Mustangs.

Jill Johnson led Henley (8-8, 6-2 Skyline) with 15 points and Carrie Knox added 10 points.

HIDDEN VALLEY (54) -- Hill 19, Sayer 7, Tedsen 16, Buschke 4, Johnston 4, Gannon 4.

HENLEY (46) -- Pine 2, Knox 10, Gion 2, Criss 2, Case 2, Horsley 5, Chappell 8, Johnson 15.

Hidden Valley16 10 16 12 -- 54

Henley9 5 17 15 -- 46

JV game -- Henley won.

NORTH VALLEY 46, SOUTH UMPQUA 42, 2OT -- At Tri City, Julia Arnado scored 20 points to help North Valley win a double overtime thriller over South Umpqua.

With the game tied 38-38 at the end of regulation, both clubs couldn't muster a single point in the first overtime.

In the second extra period shots started to fall, as the Knights (6-12, 3-5 Skyline) outscored the Lancers 8-4 to earn the win. The Knights also used a 20-4 advantage at the foul line to their advantage.

Danielle Shirtcliff led South Umpqua (1-17, 0-8 Skyline) with 17 points.

NORTH VALLEY (46) -- Arnado 20, Towns 9, Beck 7, Enoch 5, McIntyre 3, Russell 2, Lasater 0, Reid 0. Totals: 12 20-36 46.

SOUTH UMPQUA (42) -- Shirtcliff 17, Guthrie 7, Brownson 7, Atkinson 5, White 4, Cornell 2, Long 0, Radford 0. Totals: 17 4-10 42.

North Valley9 16 7 6 0 8 -- 46

South Umpqua10 10 10 8 0 4 -- 42

3-point goals -- South Umpqua 4 (Shirtcliff 4). Fouled out -- Atkinson, White.

JV score -- North Valley 40, South Umpqua 29.