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Thurston rallies to defeat South Medford

SPRINGFIELD — South Medford let one get away in its season-opening boys basketball game Friday, falling to Thurston, 54-51, in overtime.

With 1:26 remaining, the Panthers led 47-39 and had the ball.

But turnovers resulted in two free throws by Thurston and Crosby Green's two 3-pointers, pulling the Colts into a tie, then South Medford missed 13 of 14 field goals in overtime.

"There's no question, our inexperience became very evident," said Panthers coach Dennis Murphy.

Josh Havird, who led South Medford with 21 points, watched his potential game-winning shot bounce off the rim at the end of regulation.

In overtime, the Panthers trailed by two and got a turnover, but turned it right back over to the Colts.

South Medford got the ball with 15 seconds remaining and trailing by three but failed to get off a good shot.

"We came down and didn't do a very good job," said Murphy.

The Panthers, led by Tevyn Mercer's 10 boards, outrebounded Thurston 24-16 and had seven fewer turnovers.

Mercer also scored 10 points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (51) — Brassel 6, Retzlaff 0, Pearson 2, Seutter 4, Havird 21, Pratt 5, Mercer 10, Wallan 3, Voss 0. Totals: 17-51 13-24 51.

THURSTON (54) — Wood 11, Diamond 2, Green 13, McCurdy 3, Parry 2, Covert 3, Burroughs 13, Akins 7, Cook 0. Totals: 18-39 12-19 54.

South Medford 15 11 15 6 4 — 51

Thurston 14 12 11 10 7 — 54

3-point goals — South Medford 4 (Havird 3, Seutter 1), Thurston 6 (Green 4, Covert 2). Fouled out — Brassel. Technical fouls — Brassel.

JV score — Thurston 44, South Medford 41.

EAGLE POINT 57, ETNA (Calif.) 32 — At Yreka, Calif, Eagle Point outscored Etna 20-4 in the second quarter to take command in the second round of the Yreka Invitational.

Logan Winter, a 6-foot-4 junior wing, amassed 25 points on 10-for-20 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Eagles (2-1). Jonathan Logan had nine points.

Eagle Point made seven free throws, including a 4-for-4 effort by Winter, and got a 3-pointer from Matt Smith in the second period.

EAGLE POINT (57) — Winter 25, Bolston 9, Reed 6, Holmes 6, Rogers 3, Smith 3, VanDyke 2, Marlia 2, Morris 1, Gonazalez 0, Snow 0. Totals: 21 13-22 57.

ETNA (32) — Davis 17, Hiett 8, Zavala 3, Menne 2, Castenada 2, Slaught 0, Eastlick 0, Caulder 0, Anaya 0. Totals: 13 5-8 32.

Eagle Point 6 20 15 14 — 57

Etna 10 4 3 15 — 37

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Smith 1, Winter 1), Etna 1 (Zavala 1). Fouled out — Anaya.

ASHLAND 54, TRACY (Calif.) 47 — At Redding, Calif., Billy Hansen's 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a tie game and sparked an Ashland surge that carried the Grizzlies to a consolation-bracket win in the Harlan Carter Tournament.

Jordan Resch had 17 points and Mason Costantino added 15 to lead Ashland (1-2), while Hansen finished with 10 points. The Grizzlies next play Placer High of Auburn, Calif., at 12:30 p.m. today.

TRACY (47) — Black 14, J. Williams 5, McCrary 2, McDaniel 2, Dancy 12, Trew 3, T. Williams 8, Kuklo 1. Totals: 18 6-10 47.

ASHLAND (54) — Resch 17, Kendall 2, Pavlich 10, Costantino 15, Hansen 10, Stone 0, Chasmar 0, Hitchko 0, Heater 0. Totals: 18 14-24 54.

Tracy 12 13 13 9 — 47

Ashland 7 18 14 15 — 54

3-point goals — Tracy 5 (Black 4, J. Williams 1), Ashland 4 (Pavlich 2, Hansen 2).

JV score — Ashland 38, Tracy 32.

CHILOQUIN 66, ROGUE RIVER 62 — At Chiloquin, Chiloquin built a 49-39 lead entering the fourth quarter and held off Rogue River in the nonleague game.

Dustin Krouse had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Chieftains (1-1), Jonny Garcia had 12 points and nine rebounds and Brendan Schoner eight points and nine assists.

ROGUE RIVER (62) — Schoner 8, Watson 7, Krouse 14, Brown 10, Johnson 2, Garcia 12, McBee 2, Reyes 6, Hagopian 0. Totals: 17 2-8 62.

CHILOQUIN (66) — Ty Case 15, Horn 3, Hoaglen 17, Miller 11, Liston Case 19, Witcraft 1. Totals: 24 16-31 66.

Rogue River 18 11 10 23 — 62

Chiloquin 19 15 15 17— 66

3-point goals — Rogue River 6 (Schoner 2, Krouse 2, Watson 1, Brown 1), Chiloquin 2 (T. Case 2). Fouled out — Krouse, L. Case. Technical fouls — Schoner.

JV score — Rogue River 42, Chiloquin 41.

ST. MARY'S 67, RIDDLE 17 — Lou Gambee scored 18 points and Logan Harper set the defensive tone for St. Mary's in the season-opening nonleague home win.

Gambee, who also had eight rebounds, scored 14 in the first half.

Harper came up with a couple early steals and scored the seventh-ranked Crusaders' first six points, finishing with 11.

Chris Bates added 12 points, and Connor O'Boyle and Keenan Grant each had four steals.

RIDDLE (17) — J. Harris 2, Stratton 0, Hansen 0, D. Harris 1, Blansett 2, Flippence 0, Rogers 1, Pettibone 2, Davis 0, Kremer 9, Love 0. Totals: 6 5-15 17.

ST. MARY'S (67) — Alvarez 0, O'Boyle 8, Reeder 7, Conway 2, Ross 2, Grant 2, Harper 11, Gervais 0, Gambee 18, Bates 12, Peterson 5, Britton 0. Totals: 30 2-5 67.

Riddle 5 3 4 5 — 17

St. Mary's 21 17 15 14 — 67

3-point goals — St. Mary's 5 (O'Boyle 2, Reeder 1, Harper 1, Bates 1). Fouled out — Peterson.

JV result — St. Mary's won.

BUTTE FALLS 46, CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN 37 — At Canyonville, Quinton Weaver went on an 8-0 run by himself in the fourth quarter to lead Butte Falls in the Canyonville Christian Tournament.

Weaver had his second double-double in a row with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Loggers (2-0), who play the Hidden Valley JV team at 6 p.m. today.

Harley Casillas had 13 points and six assists for Butte Falls, and Josh McGonagle had nine points and seven rebounds.

BUTTE FALLS (46) — Quinton Weaver 16, Casillas 13, Gower 8, McGonagle 9, C. Dunham 0, D. Dunham 0, Adams 0. Totals: 16 12-22 46.

CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN (37) — Sandrali 10, Konovalov 7, Mao 2, Zhu 2, Hsu 4, Petty 12, Hung 0, Kang 0, Liu 0, Lee 0. Totals: 18 0-2 37.

Butte Falls 13 11 7 15 — 46

Canyonville Christian 10 4 13 10 — 37

3-point goals — Butte Falls 2 (Gower 2), Canyonville Christian 1 (Konovalov 1). Fouled out — Konovalov, Hsu, Petty.