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Hinkle helps North Medford remain unbeaten

It won't go down as one of the more artistic wins in North Medford High basketball history, but it was a win just the same.

Senior post Travis Hinkle had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Kelly Jantzer had 14 points as the Black Tornado rallied from a 21-11 first-period deficit to post a 58-54 victory over North Eugene on Saturday night.

Jake Quiring scored a game-high 23 points for the visiting Highlanders.

We didn't play any defense in the first quarter and we had another lapse in the second half, first-year North Medford coach Gene Quilhaugh said. And at times we didn't rebound very well.

But our Big Dog had a big game.

That Big Dog was Hinkle, who banked home a 3-point basket at the halftime buzzer that gave North Medford a 29-26 lead.

Jason Brownell added 10 points for the Tornado, which stretched its season record to 3-0 heading into today's game (1:30 p.m.) against No. 2-ranked South Eugene.

Hinkle had eight points and Jantzer six in the second period as North Medford outscored North Eugene 18-5 to surge in front at the half.

Jeff Zimmer had a solid game at point for the Tornado with eight points, six assists and four steals.

NORTH EUGENE (54) --Quiring 23, Putney 10, Barnes 6, Hawkins 6, Hill 4, Robinson 4, Porter 1, Kinports 0. Totals: 23-52 4-8 54.

NORTH MEDFORD (58) --Hinkle 14, Jantzer 14, Brownell 10, Zimmer 8, Towne 6, Husel 6, Schlief 0, Weyers 0, McNeil 0, Mellbye 0, Pickrel 0. Totals: 22-54 13-19 58.

North Eugene .....................21 5 14 14 -- 54 North Medford ..................11 18 17 12 -- 58

3-point goals -- North Eugene 4 (Quiring 4), North Medford — (Hinkle).

LINCOLN 65, ASHLAND 58 -- At Ashland, undermanned Ashland (2-2) ran out of gas down the stretch and Lincoln's post play and free-throw shooting carried the Portland school to the non-conference victory.

The Grizzlies were missing several key players due to Ashland's state championship football game today.

Lincoln's Audrey Barber pumped in a game-high 25 points and the Cardinals connected on 18 of 21 free throws.

The Ashland guard tandem of Sal Pippa and Trevor Streng combined for 31 points and power forward Brett Zundel provided 13 points and eight rebounds.

LINCOLN (65) -- Barber 25, Franceschi 13, Malsin 10, King 2, Fritz 3, Chamberlin 12, Stride 0, Dotson 0, Bohrmann 0, Colab 0, Walling 0, Hudson 0. Totals: 25-47 18-21 65.

ASHLAND (58) -- Pippa 16, Kirkpatrick 2, Challman 7, Streng 15, Kalem Keris 2, Allred 1, Zundel 13, Cates 2. Totals: 26-53 11-19 58.

Lincoln .............................17 14 15 19 -- 65 Ashland ............................19 10 15 14 -- 58

3-point goals -- Lincoln 3-7 (Barber 3), Ashland 5-13 (Streng 3, Pippa 2).

MAZAMA 56, EAGLE POINT 50 -- At Eagle Point, Steve Blevins bombed in a 3-pointer with just under four minutes to play and the Vikings capitalized on the Eagles' inability to hit free throws in the stretch run.

Eagle Point led 28-26 at the half and 42-28 after three quarters. But Kyle Michaelis scored seven of his 14 points in the final eight minutes and Troy Fast added six of his 17.

Eagle Point connected on 4 of 10 free throws in the final quarter, missing six straight.

Phil Garrett paced the Eagles with 21 points, while John Lucas popped in 10.

MAZAMA (56) -- Troy Fast 17, Michaelis 14, Sparks 3, Flackus 3, Starkey 4, Zahler 2, Millsap 2, Blevins 11, Wallace 0. Totals: 20 12-18 56.

EAGLE POINT (50) -- Phil Garrett 21, Lucas 10, Petersen 2, Sawyer 2, Gala 2, Stuart 4, Acrey 4, Kleker 5, Johnston 0, Anderson 0. Totals: 20-44 6-16 50.

Mazama ........................12 16 10 18 -- 56 Eagle Point .....................13 13 16 8 -- 50

3-point goals -- Mazama 4 (Sparks 1, Flackus 1, Fast 1, Blevins 1). Eagle Point 2-4 (Lucas 2). Fouled out -- Millsap, Blevins.

JV score -- Eagle Point 58, Mazama 52

ROSEBURG 68, SPRINGFIELD 46 -- At Roseburg, Joe Gonzales pumped in 14 of his 25 points in the first quarter, including four 3-pointers propelling the Indians to their second win in three starts.

Hans Christenson added 15 points and Luke Sarcona 10 for Roseburg, which jumped to a 24-12 advantage after the first period.

SPRINGFIELD (46) -- Guiley 16, Larson 12, Riggins 10, Foley 4, Johnson 4, Joll 0, Rise 0, Lindsay 0, Weber 0. Totals: 19-41 7-12 46

ROSEBURG (68) -- Gonzales 25, Christenson 15, Sarcona 10, Cavagnaro 5, Moss 4, Stone 4, Richardson 2, Coen 3, Garcia 0. Totals: 26-45 9-14 68

Springfield .......................12 14 10 10 -- 46 Roseburg ..........................24 12 17 15 -- 68

3-point goals -- Springfield 1-3 (Riggins 1). Roseburg 7-12 (Gonzales 4, Moss 1, Cavagnaro 1, Coen 1).

JV score: Roseburg 57, Springfield 43.