fb pixel

Log In


Reset Password

North Medford gets some payback against North Eugene

Last season's 92-74 thumping the North Eugene boys basketball team put on North Medford stuck with Black Tornado coach Tim Sam and the returning varsity members from that squad.North Medford's payback on Friday wasn't as convincing, but it was the Tornado's first win of the season following the 84-77 overtime victory at the North Medford High gym.They thumped us pretty good last year, said Sam. It's something we remembered, so we wanted to put our best foot forward, and we did it for about 24 minutes.The Black Tornado led most of the way behind 25 points from Ryan Lucas, who hit on 17-of-18 from the foul line, and a career-high 23 from Brian Clifton. But it needed a strong overtime performance to hold off North Eugene.We turned the ball over too many times against their press (in the fourth quarter), said Sam, whose team coughed it up seven times in the final period. We didn't defend very well, didn't handle it in the backcourt very well and really didn't rebound it very well, but we turned it around in the OT.North Medford had the last shot in regulation but Chris Strahm's 3-point attempt with time winding down found the back of the iron.After regulation I told them 'Let's forget about the last seven, eight minutes and let's play like we did the first 24 minutes,' and I thought we did.Bo Thiesen helped out defensively in shutting down North Eugene's Rusty Cottrell in the overtime after he scored 26 points in regulation, and Strahm led the way on the boards with a team-high nine.The Black Tornado hosts South Eugene today.NORTH EUGENE (77) ' Cottrell 26, True 8, Roessler 5, Smith 4, Piquet 0, Esperanza 12, Dent 0, Knechtel 7, McLean 9, Selby 6. Totals: 25-68 24-33 77.NORTH MEDFORD (84) ' Timmerman 0, Thiesen 6, DeLine 3, Hovland 12, Clifton 23, Herrera 0, Faaeteete 2, Strahm 4, Higgins 0, Lucas 25, O'Brien 9. Totals: 26-54 27-41 84.North Eugene.......................10 18 19 24 6 ' 77North Medford.....................14 21 21 15 13 ' 843-point goals ' North Eugene — (Cottrell 1, Esperanza 2), North Medford — (Hovland 1, Clifton 1, Strahm 1). Fouled out ' True, Knechtel, McLean.JV score ' North Medford 72, North Eugene 61. EAGLE POINT 67, SUMMIT 57 ' At Bend, forward Casey Hedrick paced four Eagles in double figures with 15 points.Brandon Anderson added 13 points, while Tim Martinen and Cole Brown each had 12. Brown also pitched in with 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals.Mike Bergseng had four assists and 10 rebounds for Eagle Point (2-0). EAGLE POINT (67) ' Hedrick 15, Anderson 13, Martinen 12, Brown 12, Gootson 6, Hinkle 5, Bergseng 4, Sychla 0, Brewington 0. Totals: 24 17-25 67.SUMMIT (57) ' Rudloff 25, Hamlin 10, Baber 7, Nix 3, Valley 4, Tucker 3, Ward 2, Bryan 2, Vlach 1, Crosby 0, Joanis 0. Totals: 21 11-18 57.Eagle Point ............................21 18 14 14 ' 67Summit....................................19 14 9 15 ' 57 3-point goals ' Eagle Point 2 (Martinen, Hedrick) Summit 4 (Hamlin, Rudloff 3). JV score ' Eagle Point 66, Summit 47. ASHLAND 61, SOUTH ALBANY 59 ' At Albany, Ashland eked out a non-conference road win to start the season.Chris Mackojak, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, scored 18 points to pace four Grizzlies in double figures. Senior Nick Palmesano added 16 points, and seniors Clint Bryan and Bryan Clevenger had 11.Matt Sims led South Albany (0-2) with 16 points.ASHLAND (61) ' Bryan 11, Presicci 1, Clevenger 11, Palmesano 16, Z. Brown 0, Mackojak 18, Skinner 1, Morris 3, Bishop 0, A. Brown 0. SOUTH ALBANY (59) ' Stanfield 10, Johnson 3, Sims 16, Miller 11, Boots 6, Poole 5, Wallace 3, Price 5. Ashland ................................. 13 14 17 17 ' 61South Albany ......................... 9 14 15 21 ' 59JV score ' South Albany 81, Ashland 34. GRANTS PASS 48, MARSHFIELD 43 ' At Grants Pass, senior post Kory Mahr had 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots to pace Grants Pass to the season-opening victory.Sophomore point guard Jake Dastrup scored seven of his nine points in the fourth period for the Cavemen, who finished fourth at the Class 4A state tournament last season but lost most of their players to graduation.Grants Pass made only 3-of-19 shots from the 3-point line.MARSHFIELD (43) ' Looney 5, Holcomb 0, Horton 4, Flora 2, King 0, Miller 0, Robb 11, McCord 14, Euhus 7. Totals: 18-45 5-9 43.GRANTS PASS (48) ' Higgins 5, Cowell 1, Heater 7, Pollack 2, Dastrup 9, N. Davidson 0, R. Davidson 4, Mahr 16, Chamberlain 0, Lathen 4. Totals: 18-37 9-11 48.Marshfield.................................12 11 10 10 ' 43Grants Pass.................................14 14 11 9 ' 483-point goals ' Marshfield 2 (Robb 1, McCord 1), Grants Pass — (Higgins 1, Heater 1, Dastrup 1). Fouled out ' Euhus.JV result ' Grants Pass won. KLAMATH UNION 52, BEND 46, OT ' At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union closed the first half with a 20-0 run to forge a 27-all tie, then outscored Bend 8-2 in overtime to claim a season-opening win.Junior guard Jacob Wynn was 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in scoring a team-high 14 points for the Pelicans. Junior point guard Cody Lockrem added 10 points.Kyle Jurgenson paced the Lava Bears (0-1) with 17 points.BEND (46) ' Ewing 6, Baker 2, Sieverson 5, Hammond 4, Vante 3, Fleming 0, Norris 4, Slanchik 2, Winter 3, Jurgenson 17, Hinchman 0. Totals: 17 11-18 46.KLAMATH UNION (52) ' Tucker 8, Crawford 0, Ritter 6, Lockrem 10, Hughes 3, Wynn 14, Sargent 6, Guerrero 4, Baldwin 0, Metz 1. Totals: 14 21-31 52.Bend ....................................... 19 8 9 8 2 ' 46Klamath Union ......................... 7 20 8 9 8 ' 523-point goals ' Bend — (Jurgenson), KU — (Hughes, Lockrem 2).Skyline Conference PHOENIX 53, GOLD BEACH 47 ' At Gold Beach, Mike Smith scored a game-high 19 points as Phoenix built a big lead and coasted to a non-conference win at the eight-team Pacific Rim Tournament.The Pirates (1-0) play Coquille today at 11 a.m.Phoenix led 40-18 at the half and 51-28 entering the final quarter.Chuck Crockett and Brett Ellis also scored in double figures with 10 points apiece, while Brady Rhodes had 11 rebounds and Trace Barrett added seven.PHOENIX (53) ' Smith 19, Rhodes 7, Crockett 10, Barrett 3, Lockett 4, Ellis 10, Bones 4, Gonzalez 4, Kenyon 0, Swann 0, Bursk 0. Totals: 25 8-14 53.GOLD BEACH (47) ' McMillon 11, Curtis 8, McNare 8, Moomaw 10, Boice 2, Tobey 4, Zuber 4, Miller 0. Totals: 20 6-14 47.Phoenix.......................................14 26 21 2 ' 53Gold Beach..................................5 13 10 19 ' 473-point goals ' Phoenix 5 (Ellis 2, Smith 2, Lockett 1), Gold Beach — (McMillon). Fouled out ' Barrett. HIDDEN VALLEY 58, DOUGLAS 39 ' At Murphy, Jeff Klug, a 6-foot-6 post, scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Hidden Valley to a season-opening win.Brock Richards, a 6-8 big man, added eight points, four blocks and eight boards despite foul trouble.Josh Gotfried dished out five assists to lead the Mustangs.DOUGLAS (39) ' Murphy 8, S. Hutton 0, Dietrick 3, Tommasini 21, Swake 2, Ireland 1, N. Hutton 4, Vrendenburg 0, Bishop 0, Tracy 0, Shauer 0. Totals: 15 6-14 39.HIDDEN VALLEY (58) ' Gotfried 4, Davis 4, Tessen 6, Sanders 2, Cirina 5, Ogden 5, Richards 8, Klug 14, Biller 10, Delay 0, Dillon 0, Thayer 0, Farmer 0. Totals: 23 8-12 58.Douglas........................................5 7 12 15 ' 39Hidden Valley............................15 10 14 19 ' 583-point goals ' Douglas — (Murphy 1, Tommasini 2), Hidden Valley 4 (Tessen 2, Cirina 1, Biller 1). Fouled out ' Ireland.JV score ' Hidden Valley 55, Douglas 51. ST. MARY'S 67, ROGUE RIVER 50 ' Michael Fiddler scored 27 points to lead St. Mary's to a season-opening win over visiting Rogue River.Fiddler, a 6-foot-6 post, also collected seven rebounds and blocked seven shots. Greg Gradwell added 18 points for the Crusaders, while freshman point guard Austin Grant notched 10.J.T. Vaughn and Ryan Girodat each scored 14 to lead Rogue River (1-1), while Aaron Forbuss added 11. ROGUE RIVER (50) ' Vaughn 14, Girodat 14, Forbuss 11, Branch 7, Donnelly 4, Reagales 0, Richardson 0, Yawn 0, Bartholomew 0. Totals: 20 7-15 50.ST. MARY'S (67) ' Fiddler 27, Gradwell 18, A. Grant 10, Julig 5, C. Grant 4, Staver 2, Greene 1, Bladek 0, Wright 0. Totals: 21 24-33 67.Rogue River...............................14 12 11 13 ' 50St. Mary's..................................13 15 21 18 ' 673-point goals ' Rogue River — (Girodat 2, Forbuss), St. Mary's — (A. Grant). Technical fouls ' Donnelly, St. Mary's coach Tim Pflug.JV score ' Rogue River 50, St. Mary's 36. MAZAMA 78, LAPINE 29 ' At Klamath Falls, a defensive-minded Viking squad improved to 2-0. Mazama's Levell Hesia poured in 22 points to lead all players. The senior point guard also had eight assists.Colby Holcomb scored 14, while Eric Brosterhous and Kyle Slezak each had 10 rebounds.MAZAMA (78) ' Hesia 22, Blank 11, Wagner 6 Holcomb 14, J. Clark 4, Brosterhous 9, Slezak 4 Thornton 4, B. Clark 2, Caufield 2, Poetsch 0. Totals: 33 10-11 78. LAPINE (29) ' Webster 13, Neshke 5, J. Lee 4, Brown 2, Dodd 2, Killens 2, Lee 1, Dylon 0, Dennison 0, Wyatt 0, Hickman 0. Totals: 12 1-2 29.Mazama..................................22 26 16 14 ' 78LaPine......................................3 6 13 7 ' 29JV score ' Mazama 71, La Pine 46.Southern Cascade League REGIS 83, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 52 ' At Mill City, No. 1-ranked Regis scored 52 points in the first half and rolled to an easy victory over Cascade Christian in the opening game at the Santiam Tournament.Luke Jaeger led the Rams (1-0), who scored 26 points apiece in the first two quarters, with 16 points. Tyson Walker poured in 17 points to lead Cascade Christian (0-1). Teammate Brandon Fair added 15 for the Challengers. Cascade Christian will face City Christian today at noon for third place.CASCADE CHRISTIAN (52) ' Shay 8, Gettman 6, Walker 17, Fair 15, Collins 0, B. Kinney 0, S. Kinney 2, G. Williams 0, S. Williams 2, Hammonds 2. Totals: 16 15-19 52.REGIS (83) ' Lulay 7, Muscardin 13, Brentano 15, Highberger 13, Jaeger 16, Butler 2, Duma 8, Church 5, Koehnke 0, Keudell 4. Totals: 35 10-13 83. Cascade Christian ................. 16 16 7 13 ' 52Regis ..................................... 26 26 20 11 ' 83Skyline A League BUTTE FALLS 59, CHILOQUIN 46 ' At Chiloquin, Butte Falls overcame a 13-5 first-period deficit and charged past host Chiloquin at the Chiloquin tournament.Senior point guard Isaac Stephenson scored a game-high 16 points for the Loggers (1-1) despite sitting out the first quarter for disciplinary reasons.Senior wing Darren Hampton chipped in 12 points and Barry Parker had nine for Butte Falls, which meets the Henley junior varsity in today's championship game.BUTTE FALLS (59) ' Stephenson 16, Hampton 12, Harrington 7, Burns 0, Beals 4, Hoel 2, Parker 9, Hanson 6, Hersom 3, Biando 0. Totals: 22 10-13 59.CHILOQUIN (46) ' Ball 6, Mitchell 4, Hepper 2, Weiser 3, Wright 0, Foster 0, Eggsman 0, Jackson 6, Kirk 6, Joe Jayne 15, Sampson 2. Totals: 20 6-11 46.Butte Falls.................................. 5 23 11 20 ' 59Chiloquin.................................... 13 15 8 10 ' 463-point goals ' Butte Falls 5 (Parker 2, Harrington 1, Hampton 1, Stevenson 1). CANYONVILLE 74, PROSPECT 43 ' At Prospect, Ray Paldo had 19 points, Josh Parrett added 17 and 6-foot-7 transfer Dersel Malone chipped in 14 as Canyonville Christian handed Prospect its second loss in as many games.The visiting Pilots soared to a 22-7 lead after one period and then broke the game wide open in the third quarter with a 21-6 run.CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN (74) ' Parrett 17, Johnson 8, Marcclin 6, Lang 6, Malone 14, Paldo 19, Lavato 6, Seda 3, Aklyama 0. Totals: 31 13-21 74.PROSPECT (43) ' Miller 6, Pace 2, Scull 9, Hammer 5, Smith 7, Hunsley 4, Crawford 1, Madsen 2, Schultz 0, Zeller 0, Merideth 0, Strickland 0, Bruehling 0, Lewis 8. Totals: 14 14-24 43.Canyonville.............................. 22 15 21 17 ' 74Prospect....................................... 7 15 6 15 ' 433-point goals ' Canyonville 4 (Parrett 3, Seda 1), Prospect 2 (Smith 1, Scull 1).JV score ' Prospect 51, Canyonville Christian 48.