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Big second half lifts North Medford

It took some time for North Medford to heat up in its home opener on Friday against Bend.

When it did, it was lights out as the Black Tornado used a 45-point second half to rout the Lava Bears 74-46 in a boys nonconference basketball game at North Medford High.

North (1-1) needed overtime to oust Bend last season but held the Lava Bears to 26 second-half points to pull away.

"We settled down a little and started executing," said second-year Tornado coach Scott Plankenhorn. "We still had 19 turnovers, which is not where we want to be, but at the same time we executed within the offense and converted the shots we had."

North Medford shot 63 percent on 30-for-48 shooting from the field while holding Bend to 43 percent (20 of 47) from the floor.

The Tornado led 29-20 at the half.

"We were very solid in both the third and fourth quarter," Plankenhorn said.

Josh Pecktol and Danny Berger each scored 19 points to lead North, while Michael Williams dished out 10 assists. Pecktol also had eight rebounds and Jordan Ellis contributed seven boards to go with his nine points.

Dustin Hutley came off the bench to score eight points and give the Black Tornado a much-needed spark in the first half.

North Medford hosts Mountain View (1-3) today at 1:45 p.m.

BEND (46) — Niebergall 3, Crook 2, Z. Reynolds 3, Gage 0, T. Reynolds 0, Johnson 2, VanDyke 13, Walker 0, Fristedt 10, Brock 0, Ross 0, Romaniak 0, Sampson 13. Totals: 20-47 4-17 46.

NORTH MEDFORD (74) — Pecktol 19, Berger 19, Ellis 9, Hutley 8, Williams 5, Budavari-Jasper 5, Waldron 3, Ramirez 2, Barlow 2, Gentry 2, McLemore 0, Maurer 0. Totals: 30-48 9-16 74.

Bend 9 11 14 12 — 46

North Medford 14 15 20 25 — 74

3-point goals — Bend 2-6 (Niebergall 1, Z. Reynolds 1), North Medford 5-11 (Ellis 2, Williams 1, Berger 1, Budavari-Jasper 1).

JV score — North Medford 67, Bend 55.

PHOENIX 38, ASHLAND 36 — At Ashland, Ashland was ice cold from the field — especially in the second half when it scored just 12 points — and Phoenix shocked the Class 5A Grizzlies.

Ashland (1-4) tied the game with about 2:30 to play, but Phoenix pushed its lead back to four points, forcing Ashland to foul with 30 seconds left.

Ashland only scored 12 points after the break and committed 20 fouls to the Pirates' nine.

Mike Shepherd tossed in 11 points and Codey Barrett added 10 for the Pirates, while Matt Lipski netted 11 and Jayson Wilson totaled eight points, drilling a pair from 3-point range.

PHOENIX (38) — Barrett 10, Shepherd 11, Emerson 4, George 4, Workman 4, Robinson 2, Locken 3. Totals: 12 12-22 38.

ASHLAND (36) — Lipski 11, Thigpen 5, Javna 0, Sebrell 3, Clement 0, Moskowitz 3, Tygerson 6, Raymond 0, Wilson 8. Totals: 14 3-9 36.

Phoenix 8 12 10 8 — 38

Ashland 8 16 5 7 — 36

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Workman 1, Locken 1), Ashland 5 (Wilson 2, Thigpen 1, Sebrell 1, Moskowitz 1).

JV score — Ashland 64, Phoenix 42.

SUMMIT 55, CRATER 50 — At Bend, Summit took advantage of its offensive rebounds and got a big lead in the first half to win in a nonleague matchup.

Crater outscored Summit in the second half 29-20 and came within two in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the first-half slump.

Bryce Peila sparked the Comets' run with five steals in the second half. Peila also led Crater (1-2) in scoring with 12 points.

CRATER (50) — Robbins 9, Heiller 4, Peila 12, Brothers 7, Runberg 8, Murphy 10, Lee 0, Lokeno 0, Dalton 0. Totals: 21 5-9 50.

SUMMIT (55) — Hardie 2, Meagher 6, Ross 6, Leiser 21, Lawbaphar 12, Hester 4, Peterson 4, Huckins 0. Totals: 21 9-10 55.

Crater 17 4 17 12 — 50

Summit 20 15 13 7 — 55

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Robbins 1, Peila 1, Brothers 1), Summit 4 (Leiser 4). Fouled out — Brothers.

JV score — Summit 57, Crater 51, OT.

HENLEY 66, SUTHERLIN 65 — At Sutherlin, Winston Mueller hit a last-second shot to keep Henley undefeated.

Mueller finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Austin Lesueur scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Hornets (5-0).

Brad Seehawer scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs, including all five of their 3-pointers.

HENLEY (66) — Staats 8, D'Olivo 12, Mastroianni 9, Lesueur 19, Mueller 18, Brewster 0, Evans 0, Chavarria 0, Wedan 0. Totals: 28 10-14 66.

SUTHERLIN (65) — Seehawer 17, Trowbridge 14, Mock 12, Cowan 12, Ott 2, Reid 4, Atterbury 4, Arrant 0, Rodgers 0. Totals: 26 9-14 65.

Henley 9 19 19 21 — 65

Sutherlin 17 17 11 20 — 65

3-point goals — Sutherlin 5 (Seehawer 5), Henley 2 (D'Olivo 1, Mastroianni 1). Technical foul — Mastroianni.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 53, GOLD BEACH 40 — At Gold Beach, Steven Paul dropped in a game-high 23 points to power Illinois Valley past Gold Beach in the Gold Beach Pacific Rim Tournament.

Roger Hults scored nine and Kevin Snook added eight for the Cougars, who limited the Panthers to seven points in each of the first three quarters.

GOLD BEACH (40) — B. Martin 0, T. Martin 3, Burdett 4, Knox 4, Treinen 8, McDonald 3, Smith 3, Wegner 6, Hockema 7, Golay 2, Tams 0, Young 0.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (53) — Paul 23, Snook 8, Hults 9, Anderson 0, Kendall 0, Augustadt 2, Carlton 3, Bergman 1, Escalante 0, Heath 0, Crowl 7.

Gold Beach 7 7 7 19 — 40

Illinois Valley 8 15 18 12 — 53

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 60, BURNS 51 — At La Pine, top-ranked Cascade Christian rallied in the second half to upend No. 8 Burns in the La Pine Tournament.

Scott Morse led the Challengers with 21 points and six rebounds, while point guard Jared Hess grabbed 13 rebounds to go with his 10 points. Jeremy Cheney added 12 points and six rebounds and Justin Duchien also scored 12 points.

Drew Heinz and Steven Smartt led the Hilanders (3-1) with 15 points apiece.

BURNS (51) — Senpon 2, Ghostdog 12, Swisher 2, Heinz 15, Feist 0, Smith 2, Stockwell 0, Garner 3, Smartt 15, Lach 0. Totals: 18 12-12 51.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (60) — Morse 21, Cheney 12, Duchien 12, Hess 10, Kinney 0, Joffer 3, Ayala 2, Thomas 0. Totals: 23 11-16 60.

Burns 14 20 4 13 — 51

Cascade Christian 18 9 17 16 — 60

3-point goals — Burns 3 (Ghostdog 2, Heinz 1), Cascade Christian 3 (Hess 1, Morse 1, Joffer 1).

ST. MARY'S 62, SANTIAM 44 — At Gold Beach, Max O'Sullivan scored 20 points to lead St. Mary's to a win over Santiam in the first round of the Gold Beach Pacific Rim Tournament.

O'Sullivan shot 8-for-12 from the field. Lou Gambee grabbed seven rebounds and was 4-for-4 from the field, finishing the night with 12 points. As a team, St. Mary's shot 53 percent from the floor.

Aaron Hutchinson led the Wolverines with 15 points.

St. Mary's (3-0) will play Illinois Valley today in the second round of the tournament.

ST. MARY'S (62) — O'Sullivan 20, Street 2, Larson 14, Boggess 11, Grant 0, Harper 0, Gambee 12, Watson 2, Gross 0, Tomlinson 1. Totals: 25 10-15 62.

SANTIAM (44) — Dy. White 5, Courtney 0, Greenwood 12, Matter 0, Johnson 5, Luckey 0, Urvan 0, Do. White 0, Cavanagh 7, Knutsen 0, Aaron Hutchinson 15, Foltz 0, 19 3-12 44.

St. Mary's 16 19 16 11 — 62

Santiam 8 13 13 10 — 44

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Larson 1, Gambee 1), Santiam 3 (Dy. White 1, Johnson 1, Cavanagh 1).

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 45, BUTTE FALLS 38 — At Grants Pass, Butte Falls' fourth-quarter rally fizzled down the stretch and New Hope Christian salvaged the victory.

The Loggers (1-3) were down by 11 in the fourth quarter, but Shane Hamilton, Harley Casillas and Josh Sutfin hit consecutive shots to pull within two of New Hope with about four minutes remaining.

Sutfin poured in a season-high 20 points and Josh McGonagle corralled 10 rebounds to go with his three blocks and five points.

Noah Cunningham led the Warriors with 17 points, while Eli Cunningham and Ryan Garcia each tossed in 10.

BUTTE FALLS (38) — Sutfin 20, Casillas 6, Knighton 5, McGonagle 5, Hamilton 2, Gower 0, Kinyon 0. Totals: 17 4-12 38.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (45) — N. Cunningham 17, E. Cunningham 10, Garcia 10, Bowdoin 8, Rentero 0, Sanchez 0, Heater 0. Totals: 20 5-6 45.

Butte Falls 5 8 13 12 — 38

New Hope Christian 14 8 10 13 — 45

PROSPECT 46, PRAIRIE CITY 45 — At Silver Lake, Dakota Gordon scored 33 points, his second highest total this season, as Prospect won its opening game of the North Lake Tournament.

Prairie City trailed the entire game but climbed back late, scoring with 58 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to one. But Prairie City, needing three fouls to put Prospect to the line, elected to play defense and not foul in the final minute. Prospect (2-2) was able to keep the ball out of Prairie City's hands as the clock ran out.

Gordon, who scored 42 points earlier this season, had 18 points in the first half and was quiet in the third before bouncing back with a big fourth quarter.

PRAIRIE CITY (45) — Wickhurst 16, Crisler 19, Bass 0, Hendriksen 4, C. Winegar 0, Schulze 0, T. Winegar 0, D. Meacham 6, M. Meacham 0. Totals: 21-49 1-10 45.

PROSPECT (46) — Linson 0, Bennett 0, Roe 0, Gordon 33, Walton 8, Mahoney 4, Kelley 5. Totals: 18-51 7-9 46.

Prairie City 9 7 15 14 —45

Prospect 14 11 10 11 —46

3-point goals — Prairie City 2 (Wickhurst 2), Prospect 3 (Gordon 3).