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South comes up short in Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford head coach Dennis Murphy knew his boys basketball team was in for a huge test Tuesday with its Southern Oregon Hybrid opener at Roseburg High, and the Panthers didn't quite earn passing marks.

Roseburg took advantage of a poor shooting performance by South Medford and pulled away in the fourth quarter to claim a 58-48 triumph in a matchup of teams picked as the top contenders for the SOH title.

Senior Brad Seehawer netted 21 points to pace the Indians (6-3, 1-0 SOH), who shot 13-for-17 from the foul line in the second half to secure the win.

Tevyn Mercer had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers (9-2, 0-1), who had their seven-game winning streak snapped after shooting 35 percent from the field (18-for-52). South was 0-for-12 from 3-point range.

"We struggled getting shots; they did a good job of defending us," said Panthers coach Dennis Murphy. "It's tough to beat someone when you shoot 12 3s and don't make any."

Mike Brassel managed 10 points before fouling out and fellow senior Josh Havird had nine.

North Medford, picked just behind South and Roseburg in the preseason coaches' poll, plays host to Roseburg on Friday.

SOUTH MEDFORD (48) — Mercer 15, Brassel 10, Retzlaff 4, Pearson 2, Havird 9, DeCoste 2, Voss 2, Thibeault 4, Shanklin-Rice 0. Totals: 18-52 12-19 48.

ROSEBURG (58) — Seehawer 21, Audiss 7, VanHorn 8, Stiefel 8, Weber 14, Mauro 0, Priestley 0, Lent 0. Totals: 18-37 17-22 58.

South Medford 7 17 12 12 — 48

Roseburg 9 20 10 19 — 58

3-point goals — South Medford 0-12, Roseburg 5 (Steifel 2, Weber 2, Seehawer 1). Fouled out — Brassel. Technical fouls — Brassel.

JV result — South Medford won.

GRANTS PASS 47, CRATER 40 — At Central Point, Hunter Fields and Taylor Griggs combined to go 5-for-6 from the foul line in the final 22 seconds to lead Grants Pass in the Southern Oregon Hybrid opener.

Cody Dismukes registered 17 points and seven rebounds and R.J. Morgan added eight rebounds to lead Crater (3-7, 0-1 SOH).

The Comets trailed 42-40 with 22 seconds left and had the ball when a disputed turnover led to a technical foul on head coach John Parent. Fields made 1 of 2 foul shots, and when GP retained possession, he was fouled and made both free throws. Griggs later sealed it for the Cavemen (4-6, 1-0) with a pair of free throws.

GRANTS PASS (47) — Emptage 4, Griggs 8, Fields 9, Evens 3, Scriven 12, Etheridge 2, Tardieu 2, Mahr 7, Bennett 0. Totals: 18 9-14 47.

CRATER (40) — Erskine 3, Stewart 6, Rodman 0, Martin 3, Tepper 4, Jaasko 1, Seiver 2, Dismukes 17, Funderburk 0, Wynant 0, Morgan 4, Neal 0. Totals: 14 9-21 40.

Grants Pass 9 17 14 7 — 47

Crater 6 15 11 8 — 40

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Evens 1, Mahr 1), Crater 3 (Stewart 2, Martin 1). Technical fouls — Crater coach Parent.

JV result — Grants Pass won.

ASHLAND 68, NORTH VALLEY 47 — At Ashland, Billy Hansen hit five 3-pointers, including three in the third quarter, on his way to 21 points and Ashland used an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter of the nonconference game at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Talen Heater added 13 points and Neal Presicci 10 for the Grizzlies (6-5), who have won two in a row for the first time since early December.

Jake Herklotz had nine points and four blocks to pace the Class 4A Knights (8-5).

NORTH VALLEY (47) — Brazille 8, Anderson 8, Pughe 2, Dean 7, Rusk 8, Vandehey 2, Herklotz 9, Chirnside 1. Totals: 18 8-12 47.

ASHLAND (68) — D. Skinner 0, Mills 4, Heater 13, Hansen 21, Mickey 2, Hitchko 0, Finch 0, Presicci 10, Schlecht 7, McCoy 3, Good 6, Morrison 2, Skinner 0. Totals: 27 8-14 68.

North Valley 12 11 15 9 — 47

Ashland 16 15 19 18 — 68

3-point goals — North Valley 3 (Brazille 2, Anderson 1), Ashland 6 (Hansen 5, Schlecht 1).

NORTH MEDFORD 54, EAGLE POINT 44 — North Medford opened a 23-point lead in the third quarter and cruised to the nonconference win.

Michael Osmanski scored 14 points for the Black Tornado (9-1), and Jordan Browne-Moore had seven points and a season-high 12 rebounds. Jared Knox had nine points, three assists and three steals.

Tyrone Holmes scored 12 and Logan Winter 10 for the Eagles (5-5).

EAGLE POINT (44) — Bolston 7, Flores 0, Hartman 0, Jolliffe 0, Winter 10, Snow 9, Holmes 12, Chavez 0, Reed 6. Totals: 15-38 8-11 44.

NORTH MEDFORD (54) — Ellis 2, Knox 9, Osmanski 14, Takahashi 0, Artale 2, Browne-Moore 7, Mautz 6, Bailey 0, McEwen 2, Howitt 0, Parker 0, Faust 7, Garfas 5. Totals: 21-56 7-13 54.

Eagle Point 9 3 11 21 — 44

North Medford 16 9 15 14 — 54

3-point goals — Ealge Point 6-15 (Snow 3, Winter 2, Bolston 1), North Medford 5-20 (Knox 3, Osmanski 1, Garfas 1).

JV score — North Medford 53, Eagle Point 42.

DAYS CREEK 61, ST. MARYS 54 — St. Mary's battled back from a 20-8 third-quarter run by Days Creek to pull within five in the fourth, but the Wolves sealed the nonconference win with clutch free-throw shooting.

Sophomore wing Ryan Ross scored 19 for the Crusaders (6-4), and sophomore guard Glenn Alvarez had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Crusaders (6-4).

DAYS CREEK (61) — Yarbrough 0, Carmen 0, Jansen 16, Acevedo 3, Roberts 5, Walters 11, D. Murir 4, Kasey Dunn 17, J. Murir 4, Whetzel 0, Elis 0. Totals: 22 14-25 61.

ST. MARYS (54) — Alvarez 12, Gambee 0, Conway 4, Ross 19, Buckmister 0, Eccleston 6, Juncal 8, Parsons 5. Totals: 23 4-8 54.

Days Creek 13 11 21 15 — 61

St. Mary's 9 10 15 20 — 54

3-point goals — Days Creek 2 (Jansen 2), St. Mary's 3 (Ross 3). Fouled out — Parsons.

JV score — Day's Creek 51, St. Mary's 45.

PHOENIX JV 50, BUTTE FALLS 31 — At Butte Falls, Butte Falls senior Moe Gower scored 10 points in the nonconference loss.

Junior Lehman Adams contributed eight points for the Loggers (1-9).

BUTTE FALLS (31) — Gower 10, Adams 8, Balero 6, Givens 3, Goodman 0, Ramirez 0, Retherford 0, McGonagle 0. Totals: 12 4-13 31.

PHOENIX JV (50) — Keith 14, Morris 12, Carpenter 9, Mayers 2, Kern 4, Reynoso 5, Herrick 2, Mathaffey 2, Sewell 0, Erriscoll 0. Totals: 24 1-2 50.

Butte Falls 5 12 2 12 — 31

Phoenix JV 16 14 9 11 — 50

3-point goals — Butte Falls 3 (Gower 2, Balero 1), Phoenix JV 1 (Carpenter 1).