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Knights earn sweep, down Pirates

PHOENIX — Things couldn't have gone much better for the sixth-ranked North Valley boys basketball team on Friday night.

On the flip side, things couldn't have gone much worse for third-ranked Phoenix.

Guard Kevin Brazille recorded 17 points and four assists and 6-foot-8 post JJ Chirnside added 16 points and seven rebounds as the Knights downed the Pirates 70-52 inside a jam-packed Phoenix High gymnasium.

The win gives North Valley the league sweep of its Skyline Conference rival — the Knights also beat Phoenix 62-61 on Jan. 13 — and ensures it at least a share of first place in the conference standings.

While the victory was an exhilarating one for North Valley (19-2, 8-0 Sky) and a frustrating one for Phoenix (17-4, 6-2 Sky), neither team put too much stake in it.

"When you can beat a team like Phoenix one time, you're doing some good things," said North Valley head coach Jeff Nelson, whose team led 35-30 at halftime and 54-40 after three quarters. "To get a second one is great, but with that we still have a lot to work to do. It feels good but we know we have to keep getting better."

Alex Young turned in 24 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists and Tyler Dungannon scored 17 points for the Pirates, who were ice cold in the hot gym: 12 of 45 on 2-point field-goal attempts and 6 of 20 from beyond the 3-point line.

"I saw some things we did well and can build on and other things we need to improve," said Phoenix head coach Glenn Johannes, whose team finished second to Mazama in the Skyline last year but went on to win the Class 4A state title. "Overall, this game is not going to define our season. We've been on this road before."

Anthony Mooney recorded 10 points and four rebounds, Dylan Vandehey had 10 points and Jake Herklotz added six points, 10 rebounds and three assists for the Knights, who had their inside-outside and transition game flowing after a lukewarm first quarter.

"After the first quarter we moved the ball really well and got some great looks inside to Chirnside and we hit some shots outside," Nelson said. "(Brazille) was penetrating and our shots were falling."

As for Phoenix? It looked nothing like the squad that topped North Valley 64-48 in a nonconference game on Dec. 22.

"We were held to one-shot opportunities, and when you do that, you're not going to be successful," Johannes said.

Finishing strong was key for North Valley on Friday, Nelson added.

"You have to against Phoenix because they score so quickly," he said. "You've got to keep the pressure on them offensively."

NORTH VALLEY (70) — Brazille 17, Chirnside 16, Vandehey 10, Mooney 10, Dean 8, Herklotz 6, Lyon 3, Burke 0, Abbott 0, Ackerman 0, Morsa 0, Cheely 0. Totals: 31 3-4 70.

PHOENIX (52) — Young 24, Dungannon 17, Loper 7, Morris 2, Richardson 2, Hamilton 0, Campoy 0, Brown 0, J. Keith 0, T. Keith 0. Totals: 18 10-16 52.

North Valley 14 21 19 16 — 70

Phoenix 18 12 10 12 — 52

3-point goals — North Valley 5 (Mooney 2, Brazille 1, Vandehey 1, Lyon 1), Phoenix 6 (Young 3, Dungannon 3).

JV result — North Valley won.

HENLEY 66, HIDDEN VALLEY 55 — At Klamath Falls, Henley recorded its first Skyline win as the Hornets (7-14, 1-7 Sky) pulled away in the third quarter.

Kyle Garrison scored 15 points and Brice Richardson and Gregg Hurd had 11 each for Hidden Valley (5-17, 1-7).

HIDDEN VALLEY (55) — Hults 0, Becker 5, Bowen 0, Garrison 15, Rojas 0, Swillenger 8, Richardson 11, Hurd 11, Tobey 2, Craig 3. Totals: 19 7-9 55.

HENLEY (66) — Alves 2, Seater 8, Sherill 2, Muller 15, Hull 4, Overstreet 11, Greif 2, Crain 22. Totals: 28 7-12 66.

Hidden Valley 17 13 8 17 — 55

Henley 20 14 17 15 — 66

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 10 (Becker 1, Garrison 2, Swillenger 1, Richardson 3, Hurd 3), Henley 3 (Overstreet 3).

JV score — Henley 56, Hidden Valley 38.

GRANTS PASS 43, ROSEBURG 40 — At Grants Pass, Tony Scriven and Garrett Meadows scored 12 points each as Grants Pass outlasted Roseburg in the SOH game.

The Cavemen are 10-9, 3-5 SOH, while Roseburg is 6-12 and 2-6.

ROSEBURG (40) — Reid 8, Seely 7, Leach 7, Groshong 5, Backen 3, Weber 4, New 2, Lent 2, Priestley 2. Totals 14 7-8 40.

GRANTS PASS (43) — Scriven 12, Meadows 12, Mahr 6, Randall 6, Stremple 2, Hanley 2, Bennett 2, Rich 1. Totals 14 15-25 43.

Roseburg 13 6 10 11 — 40

Grants Pass 11 8 10 14 — 43

3-point goals — Roseburg 5 (Reid 2, Seely 1, Leach 1, Groshong 1).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 77, ST. MARY'S 46 — Cascade Christian senior wing Eric Morse poured in 33 points and the Challengers raced out to a 22-8 lead after the first quarter in Southern Cascade Hybrid play.

Alex Miller scored 11 points and David Sellers added 10 for the Challengers (16-5, 6-0 SCH). Morse owned 20 of his points by halftime.

Riley Parsons recorded 11 points and Glenn Alvarez added 10 points for St. Mary's (4-17, 1-6).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (77) — Siliga 7, Sha 3, Morse 33, Coggins 0, Laws 1, Brown 2, Alvarez 0, Joffer 2, Miller 11, Sellers 10, Thompson 4, Cesaro 4. Totals: 26 22-33 77.

ST. MARY'S (46) — Alvarez 10, Street 0, Lewis 0, Ross 3, Hough 2, Becker 0, Eccleston 4, Benton 11, Parsons 11, Juncal 5. Totals: 19 5-8 46.

Cascade Christian 22 22 16 17 — 77

St. Mary's 8 11 16 11 — 46

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Morse 3), St. Mary's 3 (Ross 1, Benton 2). Fouled out — Sellers, Parsons, Benton, Eccleston.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 45, ROGUE RIVER 32 — At Rogue River, Rogue River corralled just one rebound in the third quarter when Illinois Valley made its run and rallied on the Chieftains in SCH play.

The Chieftains (6-14, 1-6 SCH) received nine points apiece from Ben McBee and Brian Stinchcomb. Stinchcomb added four steals and Andy Valencia had six steals.

Fred Hults had 14 points and Andrew McLaughlin added 11 for the Cougars (9-12, 3-3), who outrebounded Rogue River, 29-19.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (45) — C. Robbins 2, F. Hults 14, T. Robbins 5, Free 5, Welch 8, McLaughlin 11. Totals: 18 9-16 45.

ROGUE RIVER (32) — Valencia 3, Donahue 4, McBee 9, Stinchcomb 9, Daley 7, Schmidt 0, Gretz 0. Totals: 11 5-13 32.

Illinois Valley 5 15 15 10 — 45

Rogue River 12 9 5 6 — 32

3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (McBee 2, Stinchcomb 2, Daley 1). Fouled out — Stinchcomb.

JV result — Illinois Valley won.

BUTTE FALLS 83, PROSPECT 56 — At Butte Falls, all five of Butte Falls' starters finished in double digits in Mountain Valley League play.

Emmitt Bateman had 16 points and five steals, Lehman Adams 16 points, Evan Givens 14 points and 10 rebounds, Ricardo Balero 12 points and 10 rebounds and James Ramirez 12 points for the Loggers (6-14, 4-7 MVL).

Kyle Roe scored 14, Scotty Kennedy 13 and Kevin Baker 10 for Prospect (3-17, 0-11).

PROSPECT (56) — Roe 14, Kennedy 13, Baker 10, Ehlers 9, Bliss 2, Yarbough 2, Reynolds 4, Jermain 2, Cryts 0, May 0. Totals: 22 8-19 56.

BUTTE FALLS (83) — Bateman 16, Adams 16, Givens 14, Balero 12, Ramirez 12, Sutton 6, Marley 4, Hunsaker 1, McGonagle 2, Thompson 0. Totals: 36 4-9 83.

Prospect 11 19 16 10 — 56

Butte Falls 15 28 25 15 — 83

3-point goals — Prospect 4 (Roe 3, Ehlers 1), Butte Falls 7 (Bateman 4, Ramirez 1, Balero 2). Fouled out — Ehlers.

RV ADVENTIST 53, PAISLEY 32 — Jesse Gilley had 19 points and eight rebounds and Caleb Allen turned in 16 points, six assists and four steals for Rogue Valley Adventist in Mountain Valley League play.

Micah Neufeld added eight points and nine rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks (19-3, 10-1 MVL), who have won 10 straight.

Jack O'Leary recorded 21 points and seven rebounds for Paisley (9-10, 5-6).

PAISLEY (32) — Arrington 1, L. McKay 4, O'Leary 21, O'Connor 4, Walton 2, M. McKay 0. Totals: 12 5-8 32.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (53) — Petray 0, Neufeld 8, Wood 0, James 0, Alvarez 1, Gilley 19, Allen 16, Pirelli 9. Totals: 19 15-22 53.

Paisley 10 3 10 9 — 32

Rogue Valley Adventist 16 13 10 14 — 53

3-point goals — Paisley 3 (O'Leary 3).