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Young's hot hand carries Phoenix over EP

PHOENIX — Little time to regroup didn't slow Phoenix or standout point guard Alex Young down on Saturday, with the Pirates riding the senior's hot hand to a 72-68 triumph over Class 5A Eagle Point in nonconference boys basketball action at Phoenix High.

Young, whose last-second 3-pointer hit off the back rim in Friday's 62-61 loss to North Valley, fell just shy of the Pirates' single-game scoring record (42 points) with 38 points on 13-for-21 shooting. He was 8-for-12 from the foul line and also added 11 rebounds and eight assists.

"He was red-hot," said Phoenix head coach Glenn Johannes of the UC Irvine-bound guard. "They just didn't have anybody that could guard him, and not many people do, and we took advantage of that. He was able to get to the middle of the key and took advantage of that and also got some layins."

Calvin Loper added 10 points and Tyler Dungannon, who was double-teamed most of the night, added a solid eight points, five rebounds and three assists. Six of Dungannon's eight points came in a fateful fourth quarter that saw Phoenix (12-3), No. 1 in the 4A coaches poll, outscore the Eagles 21-16.

Zach Reed, a 6-foot-8 post, poured in 24 points to pace Eagle Point (7-7), while Tyrone Holmes added 15 points and Cesar Chavez knocked down four 3-pointers for 12 points.

"Reed's the one that gave us fits," said Johannes. "He was very impressive."

Travis Campoy gave the Pirates a second-quarter boost with five straight points to turn a 26-22 deficit into a one-point advantage. Dungannon also drained a 3-pointer with about three minutes to go that tied the game at 63-all and helped sway momentum toward Phoenix, which took advantage of some missed free throws by the Eagles.

EAGLE POINT (68) — Bolston 7, Quintero 3, Chavez 12, Zerger 0, Snow 7, Holmes 15, Reed 24. Totals: 25 11-19 68.

PHOENIX (72) — Young 38, Loper 10, Dungannon 8, Brown 6, Campoy 5, T. Keith 5, Morris 0, Richardson 0. Totals: 27 13-24 72.

Eagle Point 21 12 19 16 — 68

Phoenix 18 18 15 21 — 72

3-point goals — Eagle Point 7 (Chavez 4, Quintero 1, Snow 1, Reed 1), Phoenix 5 (Young 2, Campoy 1, Loper 1, Dungannon 1). Fouled out — Holmes, Chavez.

JV result — Eagle Point won.

ASHLAND 56, HIDDEN VALLEY 49 — At Ashland, Ashland only turned the ball over seven times and Billy Hansen scored 20 points in the nonconference victory.

The Grizzlies (8-8) led much of the first half but fell behind in the third quarter before regaining their shooting touch. With Hidden Valley (5-11) fouling in the fourth quarter, Ashland's James Skinner was 6-for-6 at the line. Skinner scored 14 points and had six steals.

Ethan Schlecht had six rebounds for the Grizz.

Kyle Garrison scored 13 for the Mustangs.

HIDDEN VALLEY (49) — Tobey 8, Swillinger 12, Bowen 0, Ky. Garrison 13, Hults 4, Richardson 4, Ko. Garrison 0, Hurd 0, Cardenas 0, Craig 8, Vaugh 0. Totals: 19 5-8 49.

ASHLAND (56) — Atteberry 0, Sager 0, Finch 2, Hansen 20, Pelagio 0, Flynn 8, Good 4, Schlecht 8, Smeenk 0, Hodge 0, Skinner 14. Totals: 21 12-13 56.

Hidden Valley 5 16 11 17 — 49

Ashland 11 14 15 16 — 56

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 6 (Swillenger 4, Ky. Garrison 1, Hults 1), Ashland 2 (Hansen 2). Fouled out — Richardson.

JV score — Ashland 55, Hidden Valley 29.

ROGUE RIVER 58, ETNA, CALIF., 32 — At Rogue River, Brian Stinchcomb went for a career-high 25 points and Rogue River forced 37 turnovers in the nonconference victory.

The Chieftains (4-10) received 11 points and 10 rebounds from Shawn Donahue, and Andy Valencia added 10 points.

Rogue River came up with 20 steals, led by Stinchcomb with eight.

The Chieftains led 34-22 at halftime.

RV ADVENTIST 68, NORTH LAKE 47 — At Silver Lake, Rogue Valley Adventist got 24 points and nine rebounds from Caleb Allen and built a 36-19 first-half lead in the MVL contest.

The Red Tail Hawks, who shot 31 free throws to North Lake's six, improved to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in league.

Micah Neufeld scored 14 points and Jesse Gilley had 13 points and eight rebounds in the win. John Alvarez tallied seven assists.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (68) — Petray 0, Neufeld 14, N. Wood 0, James 0, Alvarez 5, De La Vega 6, Gilley 13, Allen 24, Pirelli 2, Z. Wood 4. Totals: 22-44 21-31 68.

NORTH LAKE (47) — Chamberlain 4, Libolt 4, Sutter 15, McCord 22, Hand 2, Pline 0, Henkel 0. Totals: 22-59 3-6 47.

Rogue Valley Adventist 17 19 9 23 — 68

North Lake 10 9 10 18 — 47

3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 3 (De La Vega 1, Neufeld 1, Allen 1). Fouled out — Libolt.

TRIAD 82, BUTTE FALLS 48 — At Butte Falls, Evan Givens and James Ramirez each scored 12 points for Butte Falls in Mountain Valley League play.

Givens finished with 12 rebounds and Ricardo Balero added nine points and five steals for the Loggers (4-10, 2-3 MVL), who matched the Timberwolves with 37 rebounds but gave up 18 first-half turnovers — Triad scored on 11 of them.

Gabe Ovgard paced Triad (10-4, 4-1 MVL) with 25 points.

TRIAD (82) — Ovgard 25, Wirth 2, Brain 14, Holland 15, Riblett 7, Ja. Briscoe 4, Je. Briscoe 4, Launius 4, McGrew 7, Trumbull 0. Totals: 36 9-15 82.

BUTTE FALLS (48) — Givens 12, Ramirez 12, Balero 9, Marley 2, Bateman 9, Adams 2, McGonagle 2, Hunsaker 0, Thompson 0. Totals: 17 10-19 48.

Triad 28 10 28 16 — 82

Butte Falls 6 14 12 16 — 48

3-point goals — Triad 1 (McGrew 1), Butte Falls 4 (Givens 1, Balero 1, Bateman 1, Ramirez 1).

JV result — Butte Falls won.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 70, PROSPECT 28 — At Prospect, Hosanna Christian scored 26 second-quarter points in routing the Cougars (3-11, 0-5 MVL).

Levi Justman scored 15 for Hosanna.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN (70) — Crenshaw 0, Jefferson 0, Cole 7, Murray 5, Janecke 11, Shaw 10, Justman 15, Lockwood 9, Bigby 3, Roach 2, Kensler 0, Martin 4, Staunton 2, Hetrick 2. Totals: 28 7-14 70.

PROSPECT (28) — Raines 0, Bliss 5, May 2, Yarbough 5, Ellers 2, Reynolds 0, Roe 5, Baker 6, Kennedy 3, Crites 0. Totals: 10 6-13 28.

Hosanna Christian 14 26 19 11 — 70

Prospect 5 11 4 8 — 28

3-point goals — Hosanna Christian 5 (Shaw 2, Murray 1, Lockwood 1, Janecke 1), Prospect 2 (Bliss 1, Row 1).