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Costantino excels in Ashland win

ASHLAND — Mason Costantino put it all together for the Ashland boys basketball team Tuesday.

The junior wing scored a career-high 16 points and the Grizzlies bounced back from a tough loss to Crater last Friday with a 65-42 Southern Sky Conference victory over Klamath Union.

"Mason Costantino had his best game of the year," said Ashland coach Larry Kellems. "We've had to juggle him around because of injuries. He's an excellent shooter. He hadn't jelled up until tonight."

The Grizzlies (8-7, 2-1 SSC) forced the Pelicans (9-5, 0-2 SSC) into 20 turnovers, including nine in the first quarter when they jumped out to a 20-10 lead and built a 36-21 margin by halftime.

"They can shoot the 3," said Kellems, "and defensively we got out on them. We got a hand in their face."

Charlie Sebrell had good shooting touch for Ashland with four 3-pointers and senior post Garrett Tygerson tallied 15 points.

"The biggest thing is we rebounded from that loss on Friday night," said Kellems. "We were deflated. To bounce back and play as well as we did showed what kind of boys we have."

KLAMATH UNION (42) — Chadderdon 12, Denson 6, Chavarria 2, Kochenderfer 2, Amos 3, Bartolomei 4, McLoughlin 2, Hemmingway 10, Whisler 0, A. Stark 0, Jackson 0, Bailey 1, Stark 0. Totals: 15 10-18 42.

ASHLAND (63) — Costantino 16, Sebrell 12, Pavlich 2, Chasmar 1, Tygerson 15, Amrhein 7, Resch 6, Hanson 2, Haggard 2. Totals: 24 9-17 63.

Klamath Union 10 11 10 11 — 42

Ashland 20 16 13 14 — 63

3-point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Chadderdon 1, Amos 1), Ashland 6 (Sebrell 4, Costantino 2).

JV score — Ashland 62, Klamath Union 54.

MAZAMA 67, CRATER 64, OT — At Klamath Falls, Crater had two chances to tie the game in overtime but neither fell as the Comets suffered the conference road loss.

Josh Lokeno scored 28 points for Crater (2-1 SSC), including five of his six 3-pointers in the second half.

Jordan Rose had a game-high 30 points for Mazama, while Drew Millsap finished with 22 points.

CRATER (64) — Lokeno 28, Dalton 11, Lee 9, Robbins 7, Clark 1, Hicks 8, Reed 0, Corcoran 0. Totals: 12 9-18 64.

MAZAMA (67) — Mathis 5, Swann 4, Saltenberger 3, Morgan 4, Millsap 22, Rose 30. Totals: 17 24-30 67.

Crater 9 11 15 21 8 — 64

Mazama 11 18 11 16 11 — 67

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Lee 1, Lokeno 6), Mazama 1 (Saltenberger 1). Fouled out — Hicks, Clark. Technical fouls — Crater bench.

JV score — Mazama 67, Crater 57.

Southwest Conference

GRANTS PASS 53, SOUTH EUGENE 52 — At Grants Pass, David Connelly led Grants Pass with 15 points and Ronnie Fields added 11 as the Cavemen earned their first SWC win.

South Eugene trailed by seven at halftime but regained a five-point lead to begin the fourth quarter.

Hayden Rooke-Ley led the Axemen with 22 points, but South Eugene couldn't survive a late rally by the Cavemen.

SOUTH EUGENE (52) — Burgdorfer 0, Marshall 0, Vanderkley 6, Jacobs 7, Craig 0, Rooke-Ley 22, McNulty 2, Ofner 0, Coleman 8, Lindsey 7. Totals: 10 14-14 52.

GRANTS PASS (53) — Nottingham 4, Connelly 15, Tardieu 8, Griggs 6, Romick 7, Johnson 2, Fields 11, Davidson 0. Totals: 13 6-10 53.

South Eugene 12 10 20 10 — 52

Grants Pass 17 12 8 16 — 53

3-point goals — South Eugene 6 (Vanderkley 2, Jacobs 1, Rooke-Ley 2, Lindsey 1), Grants Pass 7 (Connelly 2, Griggs 2, Romick 1, Fields 2).

SHELDON 65, ROSEBURG 51 — At Eugene, Tyler Reynolds scored 16 points for Sheldon in the SWC contest.

ROSEBURG (51) — Malone 14, Seehawer 13, Johnson 8, Sherriff 8, Mendoza 4, Gregg 2, Audiss 2, Corder 0.

SHELDON (65) — Reynolds 16, Higgins 13, Davis 12, Pinz 12, Good 8, Wellman 2, Stringfield 2, Johnson, Radke 0.

Roseburg 16 11 18 6 — 51

Sheldon 16 15 18 16 — 65