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Resilient North rallies to down Lebanon

Boys prep basketball

LEBANON

-- North Medford has lost two early season boys basketball games because it didn't come up with big plays at the end.

That changed Saturday in a non-conference outing against Lebanon.

The Black Tornado (2-4) overcame a nine-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and defeated the Warriors, 58-52.

I was proud of the men winning on the road by coming from behind, North coach Gene Quilhaugh said. We could have disbanded the team concept. Mainly, we held our poise.

Lebanon went on a 6-0 run to open the fourth quarter and took a 44-35 lead. But North rallied behind junior point guard Mike Olson and senior wing Tate Mellbye, who combined for 14 of the Black Tornado's 23 fourth-quarter points.

North held a big advantage from the free-throw line. The Tornado made 13 of 17, while Lebanon was limited to — of 2. More impressively, North converted 8 of 9 foul shots in the final period.

The Black Tornado only had nine fouls in the game and turned the ball over 12 times in 62 possessions.

I was very pleased with our low number of fouls for as aggressively as we play, said Quilhaugh. We got good solid play out of our point guards. We were taking care of the ball.

Olson had only two turnovers, while backup Chris Weyers didn't commit a turnover and added five points.

North will be idle until hosting North Bend in the opening round of the eight-team Abby's Holiday Classic Dec. 28.

NORTH MEDFORD (58)-- Olson 14, Weyers 5, Oliver 3, Foreman 0, Mellbye 10, Towne 6, Jensen 5, O'Brien 8, Casebier 1, Schlichting 6, Clark 0. Totals: 21-51 13-17 58.

LEBANON (52)-- Malusky 16, Solberg 4, Forney 11, Rowan 2, Vandenbos 2, Schuld 0, Schumacher 2, Stolsig 0, Swanson 1, Jantzi 4, Neuhaus 4, Wilson 6. Totals: 25-60 1-2 52.

North Medford

........10 14 11 23 -- 58 Lebanon

.................13 11 14 14 -- 52

3-point goals -- North Medford — (Jensen 1, Oliver 1, Weyers 1), Lebanon — (Forney 1). Fouled out -- Swanson.

JV score -- Lebanon 49, North Medford 45.

ST. MARY'S 59, SOUTH MEDFORD 57-- At Red Bluff, Calif., Kellen Dickson's field goal with five seconds remaining propelled St. Mary's of Albany, Calif., to victory in the third-place game of the Red Bluff Daily News Holiday Classic.

South Medford's Nick Decker hit a 15-foot jumper to tie the game at 57 with about 20 seconds to go.

South senior point guard Steve Hilgendorf did an excellent job handling St. Mary's full-court pressure. In addition, Hilgendorf sank his first six shots in the opening half and finished 6-for-11 from the field. He was limited to four shots in the second half but still managed a game-high 16 points.

South Medford (2-4) led St. Mary's by one point with three minutes to go in the third quarter, but St. Mary's went on an 11-0 run to end the period with a 51-41 lead.

Decker had 10 points and eight rebounds.

SOUTH MEDFORD (57)-- Hilgendorf 16, Heil 8, McKay 7, Rasmussen 0, Wallenberg 8, Mulhollen 2, Grant 0, Kime 4, Decker 10, Fiegi 2. Totals: 19 14-21 57.

ST. MARY'S (59)-- Glenn 14, Straus 0, Sharper 3, Foreman 8, More 0, Harris 9, Amos 0, Venters 11, Dickson 13, Parham 1. Totals: 22 11-23 59.

South Medford

.......14 17 10 16 -- 57 St. Mary's

.................21 11 19 8 -- 59

3-point goals -- South Medford — (Hilgendorf 2, Heil 1), St. Mary's 4 (Glenn 2, Sharper 1, Harris 1). Fouled out -- Glenn.

DEL NORTE 64, GRANTS PASS 46-- At Crescent City, point guard Buck Pierce led the Warriors with 22 points to hand Grants Pass its first loss of the season at the Del Norte Invitational.

Grants Pass (5-1) was led by sophomore guard Bryant Minor, who had eight points, and junior post Ian Elseth, who scored seven.

With the win, Del Norte remained undefeated.

GRANTS PASS (46)-- Lesher 5, York 6, Minor 8, Dobner 6, Berg 0, Schirle 4, Lathen 4, DeLaGrange 6, Elseth 7. Totals: 18 8-14 46.

DEL NORTE (64)-- Ortega 13, Lee 3, Ramirez 3, Pierce 22, Shepherd 5, Pulley 2, Hoke 7, Webster 6. Totals: 23 13-25 64.

Grants Pass

..........10 10 13 13 -- 46 Del Norte

..............11 23 18 12 -- 64

3-point goals -- Grants Pass 4 (Lesher 1, Shirley 1, Smith 2), Del Norte 5 (Ortega 3, Lee 1, Pierce 1). Fouled out -- Minor. Technical fouls -- Minor.

SOUTH EUGENE 65, ROSEBURG 55-- At Eugene, Blake Stepp scored 17 points, with nine in the fourth quarter, to lift the Axemen over Roseburg.

Joe Newton contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds to Roseburg's effort, but it was not enough to overcome South Eugene, which had four players in double figures.

South Eugene led by only one point at halftime, but pulled away in the fourth quarter by converting 12 free throws.

ROSEBURG (55)-- Newton 16, Coen 14, Linderman 12, Holt 5, Garcia 5, Moss 3, Richardson 0, Sheldon 0. Totals: 20-50 6-8 55.

SOUTH EUGENE (65)-- Stepp 17, Moshossky 11, Hausmann 11, Shockley 10, Larson-Xu 8, White 4, Bradetich 2, Robertson 2. Totals: 24-43 13-18 65.

Roseburg

...............11 16 19 9 -- 45 South Eugene

......11 17 12 25 -- 52

3-point goals -- Roseburg 9 (Coen 4, Linderman 2, Garcia 1, Moss 1, Holt 1), South Eugene 4 (Shockley 2, Stepp 2).

JV score -- South Eugene 55, Roseburg 53.

MARSHFIELD 52, EAGLE POINT 45-- At Coos Bay, a game-high 18 points by Marshfield's Todd Lewis helped the Pirates maintain a slim lead throughout and nail down the win.

The Eagles pulled within one point in the fourth quarter before running out of time and being forced to foul. Lewis converted — of 4 foul shots in the fourth quarter, preventing an Eagle Point rally.

Post Jake Kleker and point guard Danny Acrey combined for 26 of the Eagles' points.

EAGLE POINT (45)-- Kleker 14, Acrey 12, S. Gray 8, Anderson 6, Fisher 3, K. Gray 2, Crawford 0, Nackerud 0. Totals: 16-41 10-14 45.

MARSHFIELD (52)-- Lewis 18, Vinyard 5, Wade 10, Sinclair 2, Dunlap 3, Jones 5, McKelvey 9, Benavidez 0. Totals: 20 9-12 52.

Eagle Point

..........8 16 13 8 -- 45 Marshfield

........18 10 12 12 -- 52

3-point goals -- Eagle Point — (Acrey 1, S. Gray 1, Fisher 1), Marshfield — (Lewis 1, Dunlap 1, Vinyard 1).

JV score -- Eagle Point 55, Marshfield 44.

KLAMATH UNION 76, HENLEY 53-- At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union shot 55 percent from the field to even its record at 3-3.

Pelican senior wing Anthony Munson notched a game-high 22 points and Dylan Woodrum accounted for 18 points and nine rebounds.

HENLEY (53)-- Stewert 8, K. Cunningham 0, G. Cunningham 7, Stock 9, Gauntz 5, Smith 8, Boshuizen 8, Jertberg 6, Rodgers 2, Riddle 0. Totals: 20-56 5-6 53.

KLAMATH UNION (76)-- Mortenson 6, Munson 22, Smith 2, Bailey 6, Baker 13, Woodrum 18, Caleb 5, Thomas 4. Totals: 27-49 13-16 76.

Henley

...................14 10 16 13 -- 53 Klamath

Union

......19 19 18 20 -- 76

3-point goals -- Henley 8-22 (Stewart 1, G. Cunningham 1, Stock 3, Gauntz 1, Smith 2), Klamath Union 9-17 (Mortenson 2, Munson 2, Bailey 2, Baker 3).

JV score -- Klamath Union 79, Henley 46.

HIDDEN VALLEY 65, BROOKINGS 54-- At Murphy, Hidden Valley outrebounded and outscored a bigger Brookings team, taking the lead in the first quarter and never looking back.

Willy Isley scored a game-high 29 points for Hidden Valley, making up for the absence of leading scorer Dereck Horning, who was out with a knee injury.

BROOKINGS (54)-- Berkowitz 18, Enos 6, Overlin 12, Schmeer 12, Chambers 4, Struck 2, Blagden 0. Totals: 22 7-8 54.

HIDDEN VALLEY (65)-- Isley 29, Drummond 7, Ries 10, Thomas 8, Hagemeyer 4, Kennedy 4, Carr 3. Totals: 26-67 8-11 65.

Brookings

................8 17 15 14 -- 54 Hidden Valley

.......13 15 21 16 -- 45

3-point goals -- Hidden Valley 5 (Carr 1, Isley 2, Ries 2), Brookings — (Berkowitz 2, Overlin 1).

JV score -- Hidden Valley 62, Brookings 42.

ROGUE RIVER 42, DOUGLAS 28-- At Cave Junction, Rogue River's tenacious zone defense limited Douglas of Winston to 24-percent shooting (10-42) at the Illinois Valley Holiday Tournament.

The Chieftains (2-4) were sparked by 6-foot-3 sophomore post Jason Luchterhand, who scored a team-high 12 points to go with nine rebounds and two blocks.

Rogue River's Jeff Jentzsch contributed eight rebounds, eight points and four blocks.

ROGUE RIVER (42)-- Luchterhand 12, Schoner 9, Jentzsch 8, Horn 0, L. Mortinson 2, Badley 2, Horton 9. Totals: 15 11-18 42.

DOUGLAS (28)-- Little 13, Bachmier 2, Dwight 3, Pinard 4, Shenewerk 6, Chatier 0. Totals: 10 8-10 28.

Rogue River

.....11 8 6 17 -- 42 Douglas

...............6 6 9 7 -- 28

3-point goals -- Rogue River — (Schoner 1). Fouled out -- Jentzsch, Little.

ST. MARY'S 55, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 47-- At Roseburg, Thatcher Jones had a strong all-around game to lead St. Mary's to its sixth straight victory without a loss.

The sophomore point guard scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and provided three assists and three steals.

The Crusaders front line of junior post Chris Murphy and freshman forward Michael Fiddler combined for 24 points and seven rebounds.

Brian Stout added eight rebounds, five steals and three blocks for the Crusaders.

ST. MARY'S (55)-- Schultz 2, Jones 12, B. Stout 4, Caplan 9, Staver 4, Fiddler 11, Murphy 13, Philips 0, T. Stout 0. Totals: 23 5-12 55.

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (47)-- Willeford 0, Wittrock 0, Crowl 17, Goben 18, Renyer 3, Butterfield 0, Brockelmeyer 0, Branch 2, Jacques 2, Ellis 5. Totals: 18 7-15 47.

St. Mary's

........................14 14 17 10 -- 55 Umpqua Valley Christian

...7 10 21 9 -- 47

3-point goals -- St. Mary's 4 (Jones 2, Caplan 1, Murphy 1), Umpqua Valley Christian 4 (Crowl 3, Renyer 1). Fouled out -- Goben.

JV score -- St. Mary's 53, Umpqua Valley Christian 35.