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Hidden Valley heats up in Alaska tourney

Boys Basketball

JUNEAU, Alaska ' The Hidden Valley boys basketball team has spent most of its nonconference slate on the road.

But even 2,260 miles away from friendly confines, the second-ranked Mustangs continue to make themselves at home.

Jordan Hayter scored 19 points and Hidden Valley erupted for 42 points in the second half en route to a 64-32 victory over Wasilla, which is near Anchorage.

The Mustangs (9-1) will play host Juneau High in the championship game Friday at 9 p.m.

Wasilla fell behind 22-10 at the half and trailed 43-22 entering the fourth quarter.

We came out and played probably our best game of the season, said Hidden Valley coach Norm Hayter. We rebounded, we took care of the ball and we defended well. When we do those things, we're tough to defeat.

— And (Wasilla) is a pretty good team.

Jimmy Sager had his second straight double-double, posting 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, while Cody Crowe had eight rebounds and Jordan Hayter six assists.

Juneau High School has more than 1,700 students ' twice Hidden Valley's enrollment ' and consistently contends for the state title in Alaska.

They have a strong tradition, said coach Hayter. We know we'll have our hands full. But if we come out and play like we're capable of, I think we'll be OK.

Friday's championship game will be broadcast on the Internet at .

WASILLA (32) ' Bean 10, Hobbs 10, Troshynski 4, Stearman 4, Collins 2, Sliwa 2, T. Johannes 0, I. Johannes 0, Kellner-Rhode 0, Orr 0. Totals: 15 2-6 32.

HIDDEN VALLEY (64) ' Hayter 19, Demith 12, Sager 10, Crowe 6, Kirchner 5, Richardson 2, Kasler 2, Aguilera 1, Guevara 4, VanCleave 3, Draper 0, McGinnis 0. Totals: 23 16-20 64.

Wasilla...........................................6 4 12 10 ' 32

Hidden Valley..............................15 7 21 21 ' 64

3-point goals ' Hidden Valley 2 (Kirchner 1, Hayter 1). Fouled out ' Stearman.

SHELDON 60, EAGLE POINT 44 ' At Albany, senior post Blake Poole scored 22 points to lead Sheldon over Eagle Point in the first round of the Albany Tournament.

Mychal Williams led the Eagles (4-6 overall) with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

SHELDON (60) ' Poole 22, McKey 17, Barkley 6, Whipple 2, Besaw 3, Clapp 3, Mulvey 3, Smith 2, Erwin 2, Moos 0. 24 9-16 60.

EAGLE POINT (44) ' Williams 14, Nevin 11, Strickland 2, Bateman 3, Grieve 3, Owens 4, Krzyanski 3, Bancroft 0, Baeazadigan 0. 16 8-21 44.

Sheldon.......................................11 24 16 9 ' 60

Eagle Point..................................6 14 13 11 ' 44 3-point goals ' Sheldon — (Barkley 2, Besaw 1), Eagle Point 4 (Williams 2, Nevin 1, Krzyanski 1).

ARCATA 54, ASHLAND 37 ' At Redding, Calif., Arcata went on a 19-5 run in the third quarter to break open a close game and topple Ashland at the 10th annual Hornet Classic.

Josh Cornelius scored a game-high 16 for the Grizzlies (5-4), who led 18-12 midway through the second period before Arcata stormed back.

Ashland meets Yuba City, Calif., at 5:30 p.m. today.

ARCATA (54) ' Liston 13, Pontoni 10, Capps 7, Biggs 6, Miller 6, Munther 3, Seda 3, Stromberg 2, Clark 2, Tunstall 2, Andrews 0, Reynolds 0. Totals: 20 7-9 54.

ASHLAND (37) ' Cornelius 16, Littleton 5, Reinstedt 4, Ramos 4, Constantino 2, Hartzell 2, Clement 2, Pittman 2, Blanche 0, Lipski 0. Totals: 14 5-8 37.

Arcata......................................... 7 13 19 15 ' 54

Ashland.........................................11 7 5 14 ' 37

3-point baskets ' Arcata 5 (Pontoni 2, Munther 1, Seda 1, Miller 1), Ashland 4 (Cornelius 3, Littleton 1). Fouled out ' Cornelius. Technical fouls ' Cornelius.

BARLOW 72, CRATER 48 ' At Gresham, Jeff Miner scored 20 points to lead Barlow at its own holiday tournament.

James Oshel had 11 points to lead Crater.

CRATER (48) ' James Oshel 11, Hoffman 2, Garrett 4, Crook 5, Peila 6, Brothers 2, Schmelzer 7, Hunt 6, Shults 2, Louie 3, Hogensen 0, Pejcka 0.

BARLOW (72) ' Jeff Miner 20, Williams 10, Thran 6, Strasberg 2, Camp 11, Hanna 2, Doolittle 8, Grandjean 2, Frace 11, Nielson 0, Nicks 0, Sluman 0.

Crater............................................5 6 23 14 ' 48

Barlow.........................................9 18 27 18 ' 72

BAKER 58, PHOENIX 45 '

At Wilsonville, Phoenix suffered through another poor shooting night in the Wilsonville Tournament and fell to 7-4 on the season.

The eighth-ranked Pirates made only 39 percent of their field goals, missed a handful of layups and continued to shoot less than 50 percent from the foul line, making 5 of 12.

They trailed 19-6 after the first quarter and never caught up.

Phoenix, which plays Newport today at 3:30 p.m., got 11 points from Joey Shepherd, 10 points from Dustin Smith and six rebounds from Kyle McKinnis.

PHOENIX (45) ' Smith 10, Shepherd 11, George 0, McKinnis 6, Sanders 0, Decuir 7, Ritchie 0, Joseph 5, Faure 6, Barrett 0. Totals: 18 5-12 45.

BAKER (58) ' Suitter 9, Taylor 4, Duman 0, Curtis 7, Grigg 2, Mastrud 5, Sells 0, Garrick 2, Johnson 20, Spellman 9. Totals: 24 6-12 58.

Phoenix.......................................6 14 11 14 ' 45

Baker...........................................19 9 15 15 ' 58

3-point goals ' Phoenix 4 (Smith 2, McKinnis 2), Baker 4 (Suitter 1, Curtis 1, Johnson 1, Mastrud 1).

NORTH VALLEY 68, GOLD BEACH 39 ' At Merlin, North Valley's Derekk Vandehey had 13 points, six rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead the hosts in the North Valley Tournament.

Josh Makepeace and Nate Ellis each added 15 points for the winning Knights.

North Valley forced 27 turnovers while committing only 11 themselves.

North Valley meets Coquille for the title today.

GOLD BEACH (39) ' Wegner 15, Price 6, Treinen 1, Lander 6, Backman 2, Saxon 7, Hoefer 2. 15 7-18 39.

NORTH VALLEY (68) ' Jos. Makepeace 15, Ellis 15, Vandehey 13, Turner 10, Jor. Makepeace 6, Olmstead 3, Calkins 4, Malinoff 2, Rose 0. 28 10-13 68.

Gold Beach.................................16 5 9 9 ' 39

North Valley..............................15 19 24 10 ' 68 3-point goals ' Gold Beach — (Saxon 1, Lander 1, Price 1), North valley 2 (Vanda 1, Olmstead 1).

HENLEY 77, LEBANON 56 ' At Bend, five Henley players scored in double figures as the Hornets advanced to the championship game of the Summit Tournament.

Lawton Lesueur had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Henley (5-5). Mike D'Olivo and Winston Mueller each scored 13 points also.

The Hornets meet the Summit-North Marion winner at 4 p.m. today.

HENLEY (77) ' Brewster 5, Pence 2, Pratt 7, Stock 6, D'Olivo 13, Nygren 10, Lesueur 13, Mueller 13, Rajnus 10, Lupinski 0. Totals: 24 27-32 77.

LEBANON (56) ' McHill 5, Middleton 15, Jantzi 6, Flick 3, Bourne 15, Probert 8, Bolman 4, Cowdrey 0, Curran 0, Legee 0, Kuntzelman 0, Mirkovic 0. Totals: 20 12-18 56.

Henley........................................16 21 11 29 ' 77

Lebanon.....................................10 19 12 15 ' 56

3-point goals ' Henley 2 (D'Olivo 2), Lebanon 4 (Bourne 3, Middleton 1).