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Mautz propels Tornado past Indians

ROSEBURG — It's not uncommon for Derek Mautz to scorch the nets for the North Medford boys basketball team.

But his first-quarter, 3-point barrage at Roseburg on Friday was nothing short of stunning.

Mautz went 5-for-5 from long distance in the opening period and finished with a career-high 29 points in a 58-40 victory. "Mautz was on fire in the first quarter," said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. "Every single 3-pointer was just auto."

Once the Indians (6-14, 2-8 SOH) learned they needed to creep out and guard Mautz to keep him from hoisting up deep shots, the senior guard began to assert himself by getting to the lane and getting to the free throw line.

Mautz went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe to go along with a 8-for-10 shooting effort from the floor. He finished 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.

"They definitely got tired of him (shooting 3-pointers) but he's crafty, so he used his ability to drive and started getting himself in the lane," added Plankenhorn.

Mautz also helped set the tone on defense with six steals for the Black Tornado (18-2, 8-1 SOH), which held the Indians to just four points in the third period.

Plankenhorn was pleased with his squad, which turned in one of its best overall performances with just three games remaining in conference play.

"Our defense was pretty good and we started sharing the ball more in the second half," said Plankenhorn. "Overall, it was one of our better games. We're definitely continuing to get better and each practice were trying to raise our level, and hopefully they can keep doing it for the next month or so."

Chris Faust followed up Mautz with 12 points and got going on the boards late in the contest, finishing with seven rebounds.

NORTH MEDFORD (58) — Mautz 29, Gray 0, Bailey 4, Whitaker 4, Brown-Moore 6, Winans 2, Parker 2, Faust 12, Garfas 3. Totals: 20-41 12-17 58.

ROSEBURG (40) — New 2, Caylor 5, Lent 4, Weid 8, Prestley 5, Cole 2, Leach 5, Groshong 3, Bracken 2, Weber 4. Totals: 16-39 6-6 40.

North Medford 21 10 12 15 — 58

Roseburg 8 17 4 11 — 40

3-point goals — North Medford 6-9 (Mautz 5, Garfas 1), Roseburg 2-14 (Caylor 1, Groshong 1).

JV result — North Medford 60, Roseburg 39.

SOUTH MEDFORD 66, CRATER 60 — At Central Point, Jack Singler scored 19 points and Matt Retzlaff 18 and South Medford capitalized on 23 Crater turnovers.

Retzlaff also provided six rebounds and four assists. The senior guard was 5-for-9 from the field and 6-for-8 at the line.

Jesse Mondry, a junior post, contributed nine points, five rebounds and two assists for the Panthers (18-3, 9-1 SOH).

South Medford led by 15 points late in the fourth quarter before the Comets rallied.

Cody Dismukes scored 18 points to lead Crater (6-14, 1-9).

SOUTH MEDFORD (66) — Retzlaff 18, McCoy 4, Johnson 2, Delaney 12, Singler 19, Mondry 9, Garcia 8, Cooney 1, Curtis 3, Davis 0. Totals: 19-38 25-43 66.

CRATER (60) — Stewart 3, Erskine 6, J. Martin 11, Dismukes 18, Jaasko 3, Douglas 9, Morgan 10, Rodman 0, A. Martin 0, Bennett 0, Marineau 0, Orosco 0. Totals: 22-50 12-24 60.

South Medford 17 16 10 23 — 66

Crater 12 13 14 21 — 60

3-point goals — South Medford 3 (Retzlaff 2, Singler 1), Crater 4 (Stewart 1, Erskine 1, J. Martin 2). Fouled out — Garcia, Mondry, Erskine, Dismukes, Jaasko. Technical foul — South Medford coach Murphy.

JV result — South Medford won.

PHOENIX 52, HIDDEN VALLEY 28 — At Murphy, strong defense and a hot hand by Calvin Loper propelled No. 5 Phoenix to the Skyline win.

Loper scored a season-high 13 points, more than double his average of 6.2, and the Pirates (20-4, 8-2 Sky) outscored the Mustangs (5-19, 1-9) by 17 points in the second half.

Alex Young, who was 8-for-8 on free throws, had 16 points and five rebounds, Tyler Dungannon contributed 10 points and Dalton Richardson had five boards.

Bryce Richardson paced Hidden Valley with nine points.

PHOENIX (52) — Hamilton 1, Young 16, Campoy 1, Mayers 2, Brown 2, Loper 13, J. Keith 2, Carpenter 0, Morris 0, Dungannon 10, Richardson 5. Totals: 17 16-21 52.

HIDDEN VALLEY (28) — Hults 0, Becker 2, Bowen 0, Ky. Garrison 4, Rojas 0, Swillenger 3, Richardson 9, Ko. Garrison 0, Hurd 6, Cardenas 0, Tobey 2, Craig 2. Totals: 10 4-5 28.

Phoenix 6 16 13 17 — 52

Hidden Valley 4 11 6 7 — 28

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Loper 1, Dungannon 1), Hidden Valley 4 ( Swillenger 1, Richardson 1, Hurd 2).

JV result — Phoenix won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 54, ILLINOIS VALLEY 51 — At Cave Junction, SCH champion Cascade Christian narrowly escaped in its league finale.

The Challengers (18-6, 8-0 SCH) will host the winner of a seeding game between the Illinois Valley and Lakeview next Saturday at 7 p.m. in the opener of the SCH playoffs.

After Cascade Christian's Alex Miller made two free throws with 11 seconds left for a 54-50 lead, IV's Freddy Hults was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1.5 seconds remaining. Hults made the second free throw to make it 54-51, then purposely missed the third attempt. A lane violation by the Cougars gave CC the ball out of bounds at midcourt.

Hults, however, stole the inbounds pass and heaved a 30-footer at the buzzer that missed.

Eric Morse scored 20 points for the Challengers and David Sellers had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Miller made four free throws down the stretch and scored 15.

Hults drilled four 3-pointers and led the Cougars with 15 points.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (54) — Siliga 5, Sha 0, Morse 20, Cheney 4, Joffer 0, Miller 15, Sellers 10, Thompson 0, Cesaro 0. Totals: 22 8-15 54.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (51) — C. Robbins 8, Hults 15, Hoelzle 2, T. Robbins 11, Free 6, Welch 7, McLaughlin 3. Totals: 18 8-10 51.

Cascade Christian 12 14 8 20 — 54

Illinois Valley 11 6 18 16 — 51

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Morse 1, Miller 1), Illinois Valley 7 (Hults 4, Free 1, Welch 1, McLaughlin 1). Fouled out — T. Robbins.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

CHILOQUIN 77, ST. MARY'S 59 — At Chiloquin, sophomore Kade Benton scored 19 points in a losing effort in the nonconference game for St. Mary's (4-19).

Patrick Witcraft poured in 37 points and had nine steals for Chiloquin.

ST. MARY'S (59) — Alvarez 7, Street 5, Hough 0, Zhang 0, Eccleston 13, Benton 19, Li 0, Parsons 6, Juncal 9. Totals: 22 11-18 59.

CHILOQUIN (77) — Black 8, Witcraft 37, Spino 11, Mosler 0, Knight 9, Collins 4, Jackson 6, Rodriguez 0, Rubidoux 2. Totals: 26 14-22 77.

St. Mary's 11 14 15 19 — 59

Chiloquin 16 18 25 18 — 77

3-point goals — St. Mary's 4 (Benton 3, Eccleston 1), Chiloquin 11 (Spino 3, Knight 3, Witcraft 2, Black 2, Jackson 1). Fouled out — Parsons, Alvarez. Technical fouls — Alvarez.

JV result — St. Mary's won.

LAKEVIEW 79, ROGUE RIVER 42 — At Lakeview, Ben McBee scored 19 points for Rogue River in the loss.

McBee drained three 3-pointers and had four steals. Andy Valencia added 10 points and Seth Gretz pulled down nine rebounds for Rogue River (6-16, 1-7 SCH).

The Honkers' Bryce Davis led four players in double figures with 22 points.

ROGUE RIVER (42) — Valencia 10, Donahue 6, McBee 19, Stinchcomb 5, Daley 2, McSetridge 0, Schmidt 0, Carpenter 0, Perston 0, Mendez 0, Gretz 0. Totals: 16 5-11 42.

LAKEVIEW (79) — Hadley 5, Davis 22, Staub 0, Harlan 0, Barry 12, Callahan 12, Martin 5, Harms 0, Cockrell 3, Roseberry 0, Frank 8, Cahill 12, Bier 0. Totals: 31 8-12 79.

Rogue River 10 9 11 12 — 42

Lakeview 14 25 19 21 — 79

3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (McBee 3, Valencia 1, Stinchcomb 1), Lakeview 9 (Callahan 3, Davis 2, Hadley 1, Martin 1, Cockrell 1, Cahill 1). Fouled out — Donahue.

JV score — Lakeview 61, Rogue River 48.