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George, Shepherd lead Phoenix over EP

EAGLE POINT — Phoenix's pressure proved too much for Eagle Point to handle Saturday afternoon in boys basketball action.

The Pirates hounded the Eagles into 19 first-half turnovers and 27 overall en route to a 67-42 runaway victory.

"We really just struggled running any offense with continuity at all," said Eagle Point coach Tim Dexter, whose team dropped to 1-2. "That first half we were just forcing everything and not giving ourselves opportunities to get into any flow at all."

Phoenix jumped out to a 21-8 lead through one quarter of play and led 39-18 at intermission. The Eagles' halftime adjustments paid off in the second half, but they could never quite cut into the Pirates' advantage.

Senior point guard Andrew George had 27 points and senior post Mike Shepherd added 16 in the rout.

"He's a really nice player and definitely does things within the flow of what they're trying to do," said Dexter of George. "He's real quick and just left some of our guys a couple times. And Shepherd was very active around the basket."

Austin Rowley had 18 points to lead EP, while Jonathan Taylor chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds.

The varsity game was originally slated to tip off at 7 p.m. Saturday, but Eagle Point agreed to switch spots with the JV game to accommodate some evening commitments for a handful of Phoenix players.

PHOENIX (67) — George 27, Shepherd 16, Emerson 9, Workman 6, Barrett 2, Robinson 2, Locken 2, Bohn 2, Crichton 0, Saneeda 0, Reagan 0. Totals: 30 5-12 67.

EAGLE POINT (42) — Rowley 18, Taylor 13, A. Marlia 5, Erickson 2, Brasel 4, Gonzalez 0, Tuttle 0, Alexander 0, J. Marlia 0, Banuelos 0. Totals: 15 11-12 42.

Phoenix 21 18 12 16 — 67

Eagle Point 8 10 11 13 — 42

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Emerson 1, George 1), Eagle Point 1 (A. Marlia 1). Fouled out — Taylor.

BUTTE FALLS 51, CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN 31 — At Canyonville, Josh Sutfin poured in 21 points thanks to a big night from the free-throw line as Butte Falls claimed third place in the Canyonville Christian Academy Tournament.

Sutfin made 11 of 16 foul shots a night after the Loggers (1-2) managed to make only 7 of 22 as a team.

Point guard Joey Knighton added 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while Harley Casillas led the team with five steals to go with eight points.

BUTTE FALLS (51) — Sutfin 21, Knighton 14, Casillas 8, Hamilton 4, McGonagle 3, Gower 1, Dunham 0, Ellis 0. Totals: 14 23-37 51. (last night 7-22 from ft).

CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN (31) — Lee 9, Hsu 6, Jung 5, K. Kim 3, Lam 4, Yuen 4, Shin 0, Hilan 0, S. Kim 0, Madiev 0. Totals: 13 3-6 31.

Butte Falls 13 7 16 15 — 51

Canyonville Christian 5 3 12 11 — 31

3-point goals — Butte Falls 0-6, Canyonville Christian Academy 2 (Lee 2). Fouled out — Lee, Lam, Jung.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV 41, PROSPECT 40 — At Prospect, Colton Cochren scored 17 points to help the Cascade Christian JV team edge Prospect in the championship game of the Prospect Invitational.

Jeff Morse chipped in with 14 points for the Challengers (3-0).

Dakota Gordon led Prospect (1-2) with 19 points, and joined Zakk Bennett on the all-tournament team.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (41) — Cochren 17, Morse 14, Smith 2, Artale 0, Scott 0, Wipf 6, Rodrigues 2. Totals: 17 6-7 41.

PROSPECT (40) — Gordon 19, Linson 0, Forgey 0, Bennett 9, Roe 0, Fernandez 0, Walton 3, Mahoney 7, Strickland 0, Kelley 2. Totals:16 5-8 40.

Cascade Christian JV 10 10 8 13 — 41

Prospect 11 5 13 11 — 40

3-point goals — Prospect 3 (Gordon 3), Cascade Christian JV 1 (Cochren).