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Rouhier returns as Eagles rip Grizz

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MILWAUKIE-- Eagle Point had its star player Nick Rouhier back in the lineup and Ashland was missing four starters in the matchup of Southern Oregon Conference teams at the Putnam-Clackamas Holiday Invitational Tuesday.

Rouhier may have been rusty after a six-week layoff, but senior post Jake Kleker picked up the slack as the Eagles defeated the Grizzlies 62-43.

It was the second tournament game of the day for each team. Eagle Point lost to Pendleton, 65-50, and Ashland dropped a 57-50 decision to host Rex Putnam in the opening round.

Ashland (3-5) could not contain Kleker, who had a game-high 22 points to go with 10 rebounds.

We needed to take away their inside game, Ashland coach John Skinner said. They kept getting the ball into Kleker. He's a big kid and if you let him stay in there he'll score.

Brett Zundel was Ashland's bright spot with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Zundel earlier scored 20 against Rex Putnam.

He (Zundel) kept us in both games, said Skinner. He's physically a very, very strong kid. He's able to go outside and shoot just as well as inside.

Ashland was playing without starters Kris Pavilionis, Carter Kirkpatrick, Trevor Streng and Zach Potocki. Streng was out with the flu, while the other three have assorted injuries.

With a makeshift lineup, you can't run the stuff you normally run, said Skinner. It hurt our defense, too, because we didn't have the quickness.

Rouhier, who has been sidelined with a broken collarbone, had a pair of seven-point performances in his first action of the season for the Eagles. Rouhier originally injured the collarbone in football, then reinjured it during preseason basketball practice.

He could run and shoot but couldn't scrimmage until yesterday, Eagle Point coach Keith Williams said. What means the most is Nick's senior leadership. When he went down the second time we had no leadership. We were rudderless.

EAGLE POINT (62)-- Kleker 22, Acrey 14, Rouhier 7, K. Gray 6, S. Gray 6, Crawford 5, Nackerad 2. Totals: 25 7-11 62.

ASHLAND (43)-- Zundel 18, Ehlers 9, Bishop 4, Allred 4, Shields 4, Cate 2, Beugli 2. Totals: 20 2-7 43.

Eagle

Point

..........16 15 18 13 -- 62 Ashland

.................11 13 8 11 -- 43

3-point goals -- Eagle Point 5 (Kleker 1, Acrey 1, Crawford 1, S. Gray 1, Rouhier 1), Ashland — (Ehlers 1).

ASHLAND (50)-- Zundel 20, Ehlers 11, Bishop 7, Beugli 4, Allred 4, Cate 2, Shields 2. Totals: 16 13-23 50.

REX PUTNAM (57)-- Grimmer 22, McGlothin 14, Parnam 7, Alba 4, Lauman 3, Skelton 2, Borne 2, Barth 1. Totals: 20 14-20 57.

Ashland

...................12 10 9 19 -- 50 Rex Putnam

............5 10 14 28 -- 57

3-point goals -- Ashland — (Ehlers 1, Bishop 1, Zundel 1), Rex Putnam — (Grimmer 3).

PENDLETON (65)--Watchman 18, Endicott 3, Nooy 4, Farrell 2, David Beamer 12, Jon Cleveland 14, Casey McLaughlin 10, Hall 2, Shurts 0, Rodriguez 0, Patton 0. Totals: 28-46 9-19 65.

EAGLE POINT (50)--Kleker 14, Acrey 10, Nackerud 4, Horn 6, Crawford 4, Rouhier 7, S. Gray 5, K. Gray 0, Fisher 0, Karger 0, Campbell 0, Boucher 0. Totals: 19-57 6-10 50.

Pendleton

.............19 13 14 19 -- 65 Eagle Point

..............9 8 13 20 -- 50

3-point goals -- Eagle Point 6 (Horn 2, Acrey 2, Rouhier 1, S. Gray 1). Fouled out -- Acrey. Technical fouls -- Eagle Point coach Williams.

GRANTS PASS 71, REYNOLDS 52-- At Clackamas, Grants Pass bounced back from an opening round 63-46 loss to Canby in the Putnam-Clackamas Holiday Invitational.

The Cavemen (6-2) used a 17-point effort from sophomore wing Brant Minor and a 30-15 advantage on the boards against Reynolds of Troutdale.

Grants Pass plays Hillsboro at 3:15 p.m. today at Clackamas High.

Aaron Eatman, a 5-foot-6 point guard for Reynolds, lit up the Cavemen for 25 points. Eatman scored 18 in the first half before Grants Pass made a defensive adjustment at intermission.

GRANTS PASS (71)-- Lesher 8, York 5, Brant Minor 17, Dobner 8, Berg 7, Shirle 6, Lathen 6, DeLaGrange 4, Elseth 10. Totals: 28 9-13 71.

REYNOLDS (52)-- Eatman 25, Simons 11, Swoboda 2, Law 3, Jongeword 4, Fauria 7, Lloyd 0, Fisher 0, Sansom 0. Totals: 20 8-13 52.

Grants Pass

.............16 18 18 19 -- 71 Reynolds

....................9 21 8 14 -- 52

3 point goals -- Grants Pass 6 (Lesher 2, York 1, Minor 1, Shirle 2), Reynolds 4 (Eatman 2, Simons 1, Law 1).

GRANTS PASS (46)-- Lesher 7, York 0, Minor 1, Dobner 8, Berg 5, Shirle 0, Lathen 3, DeLaGrange 12, Elseth 10. Totals: 17 10-18 46.

CANBY (63)-- Kirsch 5, Crooks 15, Bryant 10, Fuge 4, Warren 4, Stone 5, King 5, Ricksger 5, Stewart 7, Yoder 3, Millison 0. Totals: 21 16-24 63.

Grants Pass

............5 10 16 15 -- 46 Canby

...................12 19 14 18 -- 63

3-point goals -- Grants Pass 2 (Dobner 2), Canby 5 (Crooks 1, Bryant 1, King 1, Stewart 2). Fouled out -- Lesher. Technical foul -- Minor, Grants Pass bench.

ROSEBURG 72, NORTH EUGENE 51--At Redmond, senior point guard Kevin Linderman orchestrated a highly-impressive Roseburg performance with 17 points, 10 assists and four steals as the Indians romped past North Eugene in the opening round of the Redmond Holiday Tournament.

Joe Newton added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Indians, who shot 56 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free throw line in winning their fifth game in eight starts.

Roseburg's suffocating man-to-man defense held the Highlanders to just 12 points in the opening two quarters as the Indians took a 30-12 halftime lead.

Kevin Kinports led North Eugene with 12 points.

Roseburg plays Redmond in the championship game at 2 p.m. today.

NORTH EUGENE (51)--Kevin Kinports 12, Pachito 7, Hill 7, Micah-Kehoe 7, Barnes 7, Christianson 6, Robinson 3, Wrightman 1, Porter 0. Totals: 18-47 12-16 51.

ROSEBURG (72)--Linderman 17, Newton 13, Moss 9, Richardson 8, Sheldon 8, Holt 7, Garcia 6, Coen 4, Garrelts 0, McInerney 0. Totals: 30-53 7-8 72.

North Eugene

...............7 5 20 21 -- 51 Roseburg

..................14 16 20 22 -- 72

3-point goals -- North Eugene 3-13 (Robinson 1, Kinports 1, Micah-Kehoe 1), Roseburg 5-10 (Holt 1, Garcia 1, Linderman 3).