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Maurer's hot hand rallies Black Tornado to win

BEND — As one of the few varsity holdovers from a year ago, North Medford senior Matt Maurer took it upon himself to make sure his team came away with at least one win on their weekend road trip.

Maurer was a sensational 14-for-16 from the field for a career-high 30 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and four steals Saturday in leading the Black Tornado to a 54-53 comeback win over host Summit.

"He was really unreal today," said North Medford boys basketball coach Scott Plankenhorn. "He did everything. We had a really good talk last night with the team about some things we needed to do and he really stepped to the forefront in all those categories and the guys really followed him."

Maurer's previous scoring high was 16 points, but Plankenhorn said he was feeling it early and his teammates did a good job of finding him for shots.

"Everything he looked at in the early going was nothing but net," said Plankenhorn. "Most of that comes because of the team being smart enough to go ahead and make some extra passes to get him the ball in a good spot."

North Medford (2-2) trailed 53-48 with 3:32 to go but turned up the defensive pressure and didn't allow Summit to score another point. A steal by Maurer and ensuing layup by Sean Phillips pulled the Tornado within one point and then, after Maurer's only miss from beyond the arc, Michael Levos pulled down a clutch rebound and scored to give his team a 54-53 lead with about 30 seconds to play.

Summit's ensuing shot missed its mark and Maurer grabbed the rebound. The Tornado was able to run the clock down from there.

Levos finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Brandon Norby had 19 points and Michael Wettig added 14 for Summit, which was 9-for-22 from 3-point range.

The Storm made four straight 3-pointers in the third quarter and led 44-38 entering the fourth.

NORTH MEDFORD (54) — Maurer 30, Brown 0, Mautz 2, Phillips 2, Faust 2, Bradshaw 6, Levos 10, Knox 0, Browne-Moore 2, Osmanski 0. Totals: 24-47 4-8 54.

SUMMIT (53) — Absalon 0, Huckins 12, Norby 19, Michalski 0, Heinly 2, Meagher 4, Sterk 0, Wettig 14, Moore 2. Totals: 19-41 6-8 53.

North Medford 11 14 13 16 — 54

Summit 19 9 16 9 — 53

3-point goals — North Medford 2-10 (Maurer 2), Summit 9-22 (Wettig 4, Norby 4, Huckins 1).

JV score — North Medford 53, Summit 31.

SOUTH MEDFORD 58, BEND 44 — At Bend, Josh Havird scored 20 points as South Medford evened its record at 2-2 with the nonconference win.

The Panthers limited the Lava Bears to 14 first-half points.

Tevyn Mercer, a 6-foot-4 junior, had 11 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for South Medford, and teammate Travis Pratt had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

SOUTH MEDFORD (58) — Brassel 6, Retzlaff 2, Shanklin-Rice 2, Pearson 2, Seutter 2, Havird 20, Pratt 11, Mercer 11, Wallan 2, Voss 0. Totals: 24-57 9-12 58.

BEND (44) — Friesen 4, Crook 3, Platsman 6, Torkelson 6, Grim 2 Lacter 0, Raterman 5, Apodaca 12, Kau 4, Zelmer 2. Totals: 15-47 8-12 44.

South Medford 20 12 9 17 — 58

Bend 6 8 15 15 — 44

3-point goals — South Medford 1 (Havird 1), Bend 6 (Crook 1, Platsman 2, Torkelson 2, Raterman 1).

JV score — South Medford 49, Bend 42.

ASHLAND 60, WEST ALBANY 45 — At Albany, Adam Pavlich and Billy Hansen made up for the scoring absence of the injured Mason Costantino in the nonconference win for Ashland (3-4).

Pavlich had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Hansen 16 points, making three 3-pointers. Costantino, who scored 24 points in 21/2 quarters a night earlier before being injured, was on the sideline with crutches. He'll miss two-to-four weeks with a high ankle sprain.

ASHLAND (60) — Pavlich 22, Kendall 0, Foley 4, Chasmar 2, Hansen 16, Resch 14, Hitchko 2, Heater 0. Totals: 19 18-23 60.

WEST ALBANY (45) — Avery 10, Evans 9, Metzger 7, Lichtenthaler 6, Van Eaton 2, Merrill 3, Sherwood 3, Shelby 5. Totals: 18 7-16 45.

Ashland 13 22 15 10 — 60

West Albany 14 4 8 19 — 45

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Hansen 3, Pavlich), West Albany 1 (Lichtenthaler 1). Fouled out — Foley, Evans. Technical fouls — Foley.

JV result — West Albany won.

SILVERTON 65, CRATER 42 — At Silverton, Taylor Burton and Kurt Heneveld each scored 14 points to guide host Silverton to the nonleague win.

Sam Clark scored nine points for Crater (0-3), which trailed 33-13 at halftime.

CRATER (42) — Crowl 7, Rodman 0, Martin 6, Neal 0, Douglas 2, Etchison 5, Clark 9, Dalton 4, Reed 0, Bolton 2, Lacey 3, Hicks 2, Massey 2. Totals: 14 10-16 42.

SILVERTON (65) — Gould 12, Warriner 0, Roth 2, Martin 6, Bellando 7, Genger 10, Burton 14, Heneveld 14, Viven 0. Totals: 25 11-26 65.

Crater 2 11 12 17 — 42

Silverton 13 20 18 14 — 65

3-point goals — Crater 4 (Martin 2, Crowl 1, Etchison 1), Silverton 3 (Gould 2, Martin 1). Fouled out — Dalton, Hicks.

JV result — Silverton won.

SWEET HOME 64, EAGLE POINT 60 — At Phoenix, Gavin Kauffman scored 25 points to lead Sweet Home to the win in the Phoenix Invitational.

Logan Winter, who nailed four 3-pointers, had 23 points and 15 rebounds to guide Eagle Point (4-3), which trailed by 11 at halftime.

Teammate Tyrone Holmes added 12 points.

EAGLE POINT (60) — Winter 23, Holmes 12, Smith 8, Bolston 7, Marlia 6, Morris 4, Snow 0, Gonzalez 0, VanDyke 0. Totals: 25 3-7 60.

SWEET HOME (64) — Kauffman 25, Moyer 10, Emmert 9, Jones 9, Coleman 5, C. Webb 4, J. Webb 2. Totals: 23 14-23 64.

Eagle Point 11 11 21 17 — 60

Sweet Home 19 14 13 18 — 64

3-point goals — Eagle Point 7 (Winter 4, Bolston 1, Smith 2). Sweet Home (Kauffman 3, Coleman 1).

PHOENIX 72, SUTHERLIN 48 — At Phoenix, Matt Lapat netted a season-high 20 points and Skyler Reagan added 15 to help host Phoenix win on the final day of its round-robin Phoenix Invitational.

Alex Hobson added nine points and the Pirates (4-0) got seven points apiece from Kyle Treadway and Justin Bohn.

Chris Mock had 13 points to lead Sutherlin.

SUTHERLIN (48) — Mock 13, Anspach 2, Knox 2, Foster 11, Anderson 4, Jaukkuri 11, McCabe 5, Davis 0, Bradley 0, McLain 0, Mercer 0. Totals: 15 16-23 48.

PHOENIX (72) — Lapat 20, Reagan 15, Treadway 7, Young 2, Bohn 7, Toney 6, Brown 2, Hobson 9, Dungannon 4, Loper 0, Richardson 0, Campoy 0. Totals: 30 9-13 72.

Sutherlin 6 19 14 9 — 48

Phoenix 15 14 18 15 — 72

3-point goals — Sutherlin 2 (Mock 1, McCabe 1), Phoenix 3 (Bohn 1, Lapat 1, Reagan 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 74, WEED, Calif. 36 — At Mt. Shasta, Calif., Dylan Armanino had 10 points and eight assists and was most valuable player as Hidden Valley won the Mt. Shasta Tournament.

Cody Krauss led the Mustangs (3-0) with 16 points and 12 rebounds and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Taylor Bars, who scored 10.

WEED (36) — Shelton 12, R. West 12, J. West 4, Gonzalez 4, White 2, Nuva 2, Hagerty 0, Beam 0, Van Keuren 0. Totals: 14 4-9 36.

HIDDEN VALLEY (74) — Krauss 16, Suthann 13, Woodrum 10, Bars 10, Armanino 10, Kanemoto 6, Ketelsen 5, Morse 2, Faust 2. Totals: 28 9-16 74.

Weed 11 9 6 10 — 36

Hidden Valley 20 13 22 19 — 74

3-point goals — Weed 5 (Shelton 4, R. West 1), Hidden Valley 9 (Woodrum 2, Bars 2, Armanino 2, Krauss 2, Suthann 1).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 60, TENISON WOODS 40 — At Phoenix, Colton Cochran poured in 20 points to help Cascade Christian cap an undefeated run at the Phoenix Invitational.

Cochran was 9-for-15 from the field for the third-ranked Challengers (3-0), while teammate Ben Joffer added 11 points and seven assists.

Joe Ferguson-Lane had nine points and Cameron Kennedy added eight for Tenison Woods, a traveling team from Australia.

TENISON WOODS (40) — Feast 0, Braithwaite 7, Gallio 7, Walker 3, Kennedy 8, Dewar 0, Ferguson-Lane 9, Bartetzko 2, Gustavsson 2, Childs 2. Totals: 16 5-11 40.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (60) — Cochran 20, Joffer 11, Litton 8, Morse 2, Marshall 5, Sosey 0, M. Smith 4, Hoffman 0, Rasmussen 6, A. Smith 4. Totals: 26 4-7 60.

Tenison Woods 10 12 6 12 — 40

Cascade Christian 15 20 10 15 — 60

3-point goals — Tenison Woods 3 (Braithwaite 1, Gallio 1, Ferguson-Lane 1), Cascade Christian 2 (Marshall 1, Joffer 1).

ROGUE RIVER 57, HIDDEN VALLEY JV 48 — At Rogue River, Cole Watson had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead host Rogue River to the Premier West Bank Holiday Classic championship.

Watson was named the tournament MVP and teammate Brendan Schoner, who added 12 points and six assists, was also on the all-tournament team.

Dustin Krouse scored 11 points for Rogue River.

Nathan Holmes, who was also part of the all-tournament squad, made five 3-pointers and scored 27 points for the Hidden Valley JV team.

HIDDEN VALLEY JV (48) — Holmes 27, Monnett 2, Becker 0, Garrison 2, Broadhead 0, Morse 1, Nolter 5, Craig 4, Krauss 4, Hurd 3. Totals: 16 7-13 48.

ROGUE RIVER (57) — Watson 14, Schoner 12, Krouse 11, Brown 2, Garcia 8, Johnson 1, McBee 0, Hagopian 0, Valencia 0, Taylor 9. Totals: 19 15-27 57.

Hidden Valley JV 6 15 16 11 — 48

Rogue River 10 12 22 13 — 57

3-point goals — Hidden Valley JV 6 (Holmes 5, Nolter 1), Rogue River 4 (Taylor 1, Watson 1, Krouse 2). Fouled out — Krauss, Morse, Taylor. Technical foul — Schoner.

ST. MARY'S 53, COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN 47 — At Lebanon, Lou Gambee scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead St. Mary's to the championship at the East Linn Christian Silver Cross Tournament.

Chris Bates added 14 points and five assists for the sixth-ranked Crusaders (5-0).

ST. MARY'S (53) — O'Boyle 7, Reeder 0, Grant 4, Harper 3, Gambee 23, Gervais 2, Bates 14, Britton 0. Totals: 20 4-5 53.

COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN (47) — Stefan 5, Mueller 4, Poole 13, Getting 13, McDonald 2, Hickman 10. Totals: 20 9-12 47.

St. Mary's 14 10 10 19 — 53

Columbia Christian 8 12 12 15 — 47

3-point goals — St. Mary's 4 (O'Boyle 2, Bates 2), Columbia Christian 3 (Poole 3).

BUTTE FALLS 53, CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV 48 — At Butte Falls, Josh McGonagle recorded his second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead host Butte Falls to the Butte Falls Tournament championship.

The Loggers' (4-1) Quinton Weaver added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Harley Casillas had 12 points.

Weaver and Casillas were named to the all-tournament team.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV (48) — Sosey 18, A. Smith 12, M. Smith 6, Miller 2, Brown 4, Sha 2, Morse 4, Williams 0. Totals: 23 1-5 48.

BUTTE FALLS (53) — McGonagle 15, Weaver 14, Casillas 12, Gower 7, Dunham 5. Totals: 17 18-31 53.

Cascade Christian JV 6 8 18 16 — 48

Butte Falls 14 15 7 17 — 53

3-point goals — Cascade Christian JV 1 (Sosey 1), Butte Falls 1 (Gower 1). Fouled out — M. Smith, Morse.