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Eagles down Crater for first win

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CENTRAL POINT-- Steve Gray scored a game-high 19 points to help Eagle Point fend off Southern Oregon Conference rival Crater, 60-57, in overtime in the consolation game of the Airport Chevrolet Shootout and record its first victory of the season (1-5).

Gray's outside play for the Eagles was complimented by the inside play of post Jake Kleker, who added 18 points and nine rebounds. Most of Kleker's baskets came via guard Danny Acrey who notched 10 assists.

The victory came as quite a relief to the Eagles.

You kind of start doubting yourselves, said Eagle Point coach Keith Williams. To finally get a win is a confidence builder for our team.

Del Norte topped Crook County, 71-53, in the championship game.

The Comets (2-6) fell behind at the half, 30-24, but shot out to an eventual lead at the end of the third period, 41-39.

We came out flat in the third, said Williams. We just didn't respond to Crater's effort.

The Eagles made up the difference by the end of regulation and converted on 10 of 13 free throws in the extra session, including Gray's perfect 8-for-8 effort to seal the win.

On the flip side, the Comets were doomed at the foul line in overtime, converting on just — of 6 chances.

We didn't make a free throw, said Crater coach Matt Meunier. I thought they (Eagle Point) showed a lot of composure. They played like an experienced team.

Andy Haas led the Comets with 15 points, while Josh Jones chipped in 14.

EAGLE POINT (60)-- S. Gray 19, Anderson 7, K. Gray 8, Nackerud 4, Acrey 4, Kleker 18, Crawford 0. Totals: 20-28 15-18 60.

CRATER (57)-- Price 8, Wright 1, Petersen 7, Jones 14, Darnell 8, Foster 4, Haas 15. Totals: 21-52 10-14 57.

Eagle Point

.............15 15 9 9 12 -- 60 Crater

......................12 12 17 7 9 -- 57

3-point goals -- Eagle Point 5 (S. Gray 3, K. Gray 2), Crater 5 (Price 2, Petersen 1, Darnell 2). Fouled out -- Haas.

EDISON 74, ASHLAND 67-- At Tracy, Calif., Henry Gaither scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to lead Edison of Oakland, Calif., over Ashland in the third round of the Tracy Tournament.

Ashland (2-4) plays the winner of the Las Plumas-Grace Davis game today at 1:30 p.m. in the final day of the tournament.

The Grizzlies held a 49-48 lead at the start of the final period when Gaither caught fire. He hit all six of Edison's field goals in the fourth-quarter, three of them 3-point goals, to put the game away.

Kris Pavilionis led Ashland with 22 points, with a dozen coming from his 12-of-15 effort at the foul line. He also chipped in four steals and four assists.

EDISON (74)-- Gaither 29, Harley 12, Sasser 12, Magindin 6, Chavez 4, Jimenez 4, Beck 3, Edwards 2, Bernardo 2. Totals: 24 18-26 74.

ASHLAND (67)-- Pavilionis 22, Streng 14, Zundel 14, Beugli 6, Kirkpatrick 5, Allred 2, Cait 3, Shields 1. Totals: 18 29-40 67.

Edison

......................12 21 15 26 -- 74 Ashland

....................14 16 19 18 -- 67

3-point goals -- Edison 8 (Gaither 5, Jimenez 1, Harley 1, Sasser 1), Ashland — (Streng). Fouled out -- Jimenez.

ASHLAND 62, SOUTH ALBANY 33-- At Albany, Chelsea Morgan tallied a game-high 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds to help the Grizzlies improve to 5-1.

Jackie Woods chipped in 10 points and 13 rebounds for Ashland, while Lindsey Huyett added 10 points.

ASHLAND (62)-- Morgan 20, Talbott 0, Huyett 10, Bullen 2, Larson 2, Seltzer 5, Pippa 9, Woods 10, McNaught 0, Kalemkeris 4, Morin 0. Totals: 24 10-15 62.

SOUTH ALBANY (33)-- Wade 10, McKay 0, McGough 3, Harpole 8, Carlisle 2, Neuschwander 0, Wertz 6, Gurcynsky 2, Sheffield 2, Wirth 0. Totals: 11 9-13 33.

Ashland

...................16 18 14 14 -- 62 South Albany

................5 9 8 11 -- 33

3-point goals -- Ashland 4 (Huyett 2, Seltzer 1, Pippa 1), South Albany 2 (Wade 2).

ST. MARY'S 89, SOUTH MEDFORD 45-- At Portland, St. Mary's jumped on South Medford early and often, cruising to a win in the championship game of the Central Catholic Tournament.

The Panthers couldn't solve the St. Mary's defensive pressure and trailed 42-17 at the half.

South Medford's Lynn Wooton delayed her Christmas vacation plans to lead the Panthers in scoring with 12 points. She also held St. Mary's leading scorer Shanel Adams to eight points in the contest.

Wooton and Kellie Thomas were named to the all-tournament team for South Medford (5-5).

SOUTH MEDFORD (45)-- Wooton 12, Thomas 9, Zenz 9, Fossen 8, Grant 7, Hunt 0, Adams 0, Cohee 0. Totals: 17 8-15 45.

ST. MARY'S (89)-- Woods 17, Steen 15, Tyler 13, Quiggley 8, Frank 8, Adams 8, Day 5, Safranski 4, Moore 3, Helgerson 3, Burmester 3, Al-Sheris 2. Totals: 36 15-27 89.

South Medford

.............8 11 7 19 -- 45 St. mary's

.................18 24 20 27 -- 89

3-point goals -- South Medford — (Fossen 2, Grant 1), St. Mary's 4 (Quiggle 2, Helgerson, Day). Technical foul -- Wegner.

GRANTS PASS 60, GLIDE 53, OT-- At Glide, Kaci Williams scored 17 points to help Grants Pass to an overtime victory at the Glide Shootout.

Kristen Holm led Glide with 17 points, while Kara McManus added 12.

Both teams finished 1-1 in the round-robing event.

GRANTS PASS (60)-- Williams 17, D. Thompson 7, Davidson 7, Higgins 11, J. Thompson 2, Klingel 3, Moser 2, Pilcher 7, Moon 4, Nealy 0, Debo 0. Totals: 20-48 22-34 60.

GLIDE (53)-- Holm 17, Croll 8, DeGroot 2, Ruhn 6, Lathers 8, McManus 12, Carstensen 0, Willis 0. Totals: 18-44 17-30 53.

Grants Pass

.........11 13 12 9 15 -- 60 Glide

......................17 8 6 14 8 -- 53

3-point goals -- Grants Pass 2 (Williams, Higgins 1). Fouled out -- Pilcher, Lathers.

NORTH VALLEY 46, SOUTH UMPQUA 21-- At Tri Cities, Carrie McIntyre's game-high 11 points helped the Knights to victory in the opening round of the South Umpqua Tournament.

Charlotte Beck added 10 points for North Valley (1-6), which will play Stayton in this afternoon's title contest.

Jill Blomberg led the Lancers with six points.

NORTH VALLEY (46)-- McIntyre 11, Beck 10, Clark 7, Enoch 6, Camire 6, Trader 2, Reid 2, Russell 2. Totals: 20 4-10 46.

SOUTH UMPQUA (21)-- Blomberg 6, Bailey 4, Brinkerhoff 4, Kara Weaver 2, Cornell 2, Bare 2, Greenwood 1, Duncan 0, Kantz 0, Bankston 0, Kasi Weaver 0, Duffy 0. Totals: 7 7-10 21.

North Valley

.................7 11 13 15 -- 46 South Umpqua

..................6 — 6 6 -- 21

3-point goals -- North Valley 2 (McIntyre, Beck 1). Fouled out -- Enoch.