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Eagles continue to soar with rally

Prep Boys Basketball

CAVE JUNCTION ' In a tale of two halves, Eagle Point pulled away from a halftime deficit and defeated Illinois Valley, 69-47, Tuesday in non-conference boys basketball.

Illinois Valley (4-3) played a strong first half and built a 23-20 advantage at intermission.

But the Eagles (5-0) responded by scoring the first four points of the second half to take the lead.

It was all downhill from there, said first-year Illinois Valley coach Derek Brimhall.

The difference between the two halves was striking, he said.

In the first half, we played great defense and had great concentration, said Brimhall. We did everything right. In the third quarter, our defense broke down, and they went down low and beat us with their big guy.

The big guy was Cole Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior who scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.

Two other senior posts, 6-6 Jacob Goodson (15 points) and 6-6 Brandon Anderson (10 points) reached double figures.

I think we were kind of lazy trying to get the ball into the posts (in the first half), said Eagles coach Rob Boye.

That became a point of emphasis in the second half and turned the tide.

Brown had 11 rebounds and Goodson 10. Tim Martinen played a fine floor game and had nine assists, and Casey Hedrick snagged four steals.

For Illinois Valley, Chris Loock led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Michaels added 10 points and nine rebounds, and Chancey Woods contributed nine boards.

EAGLE POINT (67) ' Malgarejo 4, Sychla 2, Martinen 8, Brewington 2, Anderson 11, Hedrick 8, Bergseng 4, Goodson 15, Brown 15, Hinkle 0. Totals: 32 5-15 69.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (47) ' Loock 18, Paul 8, Woods 6, Riley 3, Michaels 10, Gardner 2, Chaghapzbanian 0, Alm 0, Eichmann 0. Totals: 19 6-13 47.

Eagle Point...............................10 10 25 24 ' 67

Illinois Valley...........................11 12 11 13 ' 47

3-point goals ' Illinois Valley — (Paul 2, Riley 1). Technical foul ' Coach Brimhall.

JV score ' Eagle Point 84, Illinois Valley 38.

GRANTS PASS 46, SHELDON 42 ' At Grants Pass, Kory Mahr led Grants Pass with 18 points in the non-conference win.

The Cavemen (2-3) held a three-point lead at the half, 25-22.

Ryan Davidson added 11 points for Grants Pass.

Matt Cowell pitched in two 3-pointers for Grants Pass.

SHELDON (42) ' Mart 11, Best 8, Baltzer 7, Brink 4, Souder 4, Stickland 3, Higgins 3, Anderson 2, Whitt 0, Hinkle 0. Totals: 17 3-6 42.

GRANTS PASS (46) 'Mahr 18, Davidson 11, Cowell 8, Higgins 5, Heater 2, Chamberlain 2, Pollock 2, Mace 0, Dastrup 0, Lathen 0. Totals: 14 14-20 46.

Sheldon......................................8 14 11 9 ' 42

Grants Pass............................. 11 14 9 12 ' 46

3-point goals ' Sheldon 5 (Mart 2, Strickland 1, Higgins 1, Baltzer 1), Grants Pass 4 (Cowell 2, Higgins 1, Davidson 1)

JV result ' Grants Pass won.

MAZAMA 58, KLAMATH UNION 56 ' At Klamath Falls, Tyler Larson made a 3-pointer with one minute remaining to give Mazama one of its few leads, and the Vikings held on for the non-conference win.

KU had a chance to win it in the last 12 seconds. Jacob Wynn penetrated and passed to post Will Sargent, but his shot rimmed out and Mazama rebounded.

Levell Hesia scored 28 for Mazama, which trailed by five with 3:21 to play.

Wynn tallied 22 for the Pelicans (4-1) and added 11 rebounds. Zach Tucker had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

MAZAMA (58) ' Hesia 28, Blank 5, Larson 13, Brosterhous 12, Clark 0, Slezak 0, Holcomb 0, Wagner 0. Totals: 21 11-15 58.

KLAMATH UNION (56) ' Wynn 22, Tucker 17, Ritter 7, Sargent 6, Lockrem 2, Metz 2, Baldwin 0, Guerrero 0, B. Hughes 0. Totals: 20 15-16 56.

Mazama......................................6 18 16 18 ' 58

Klamath Union.........................10 16 16 14 ' 56

3-point goals ' Mazama 5 (Hesia 4, Larson 1), Klamath Union — (Ritter 1). Technical fouls ' Brosterhous, Tucker.

JV score ' Klamath Union 52, Mazama 31.

ASHLAND 74, YREKA 57 ' At Ashland, senior forward Bryan Clevenger scored 24 points to lead Ashland to its fifth victory in six games this season.

Nick Palmesano added 19 points for the Grizzlies.

Ashland held a 35-31 halftime lead, then pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring Yreka 24-14.

Clevenger scored nine points in the period on three of his five 3-pointers and Palmesano added seven points.

Ashland point guard Chris Presicci scored 11 points, had four steals and three blocked shots.

YREKA (57) ' Sanchez 21, Gonzalez 13, Taybr 8, Blessing 7, Ward 4, Weckerle 2, Stephens 2, Caddell 1. Totals: 16 18-27 57.

ASHLAND (74) ' Clevenger 24, Palmesano 19, Presicci 11, Mackovjak 6, Bryan 4, Skinner 4, Morris 4, A. Brown 2, Z. Brown 0, Logan 0. Totals: 29 10-16 74.

Yreka........................................15 16 14 12 ' 57

Ashland....................................19 16 24 15 ' 74

3-point goals ' Yreka 6 (Sanchez 3, Gonzalez 2, Blessing 1), Ashland 6 (Clevenger 5, Palmesano 1). Fouled out ' Caddell.

JV score ' Ashland 63, Yreka 54.

Skyline A League

PHOENIX JV 67, BUTTE FALLS 41 ' At Phoenix, Nathan Bursk and Jason Lockett each scored 10 points to lead balanced Phoenix.

Butte Falls (4-2) was victimized by 33-percent shooting and 27 turnovers.

Butte Falls junior post Kelly Harrington scored 13 points.

The Pirates JV has handed the Loggers both their losses ' the first in double overtime on Dec. 3.

BUTTE FALLS (41) ' Stephenson 6, Hampton 2, Rowden 3, Harrington 13, Burns 2, Beals 3, Ross 0, Parker 0, Hanson 6, Hersom 1, Hoel 5. Totals: 17-53 7-9 41.

PHOENIX (67) ' Bursk 10, Albrecht 9, Supan 2, Oxford 8, Lockett 10, West 2, Galligan 3, Wilcox 3, DeCuir 7, Sinner 6, Haro 5, Bones 2. Totals: 24 13-25 67.

Butte Falls.................................10 7 12 12 ' 41

Phoenix.....................................16 15 12 24 ' 67

3-point goals ' Phoenix 6 (Bursk 1, Albrecht 1, Galligan 1, Wilcox 1, DeCuir 1, Haro 1). Technical foul ' Rowden.