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Dungannon guides Pirates past Pelicans

PHOENIX — Tyler Dungannon erupted in the second half and the Phoenix boys basketball team was able to sustain its big lead and the No. 2 seed when Klamath Union made its run on Thursday.

Dungannon amassed 31 points as the Pirates were able to take care of the Pelicans, 70-53, in a Skyline Conference seeding game of the second- and third-seeded teams at Phoenix High School.

The Pirates (21-4) will try to pry the Skyline's top seed away from North Valley in Merlin on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Pirates built the lead to as many as 25 in the third quarter, but the Pelicans' Alex Stork caught fire and had a stretch in the fourth quarter when he hit three straight 3-pointers.

Stork and Klamath Union were able to slice their deficit to 14, but Dungannon helped hold the Pelicans off with 11 of his 18 second-half points coming in the final period.

Dungannon hit five 3-pointers in the contest and added five rebounds and five assists.

Alex Young recorded 17 points, 13 rebound and seven assists, which gave him 150 helpers this year to set Phoenix's all-time single-season assist record.

KU's stork finished with 22 points.

KLAMATH UNION (53) — Stork 22, Crawford 7, Kuhlman 6, Wolfram 6, Crebbin 4, Bell 3, Bocchi 3, Paschal 2, Weiser 0, Willis 0, Mitchell 0, DePew 0. Totals: 21 3-4 53.

PHOENIX (70) — Dungannon 31, Young 17, Loper 7, T. Keith 6, Richardson 5, Brown 4, Campoy 0, Carpenter 0, Hamilton 0, J. Keith 0, Mayers 0. Totals: 28 7-8 70.

Klamath Union 12 9 10 22 — 53

Phoenix 23 15 15 17 — 70

3-point goals — Klamath Union 8 (Stork 4, Wolfram 1, Crawford 1, Bell 1, Bocchi 1), Phoenix 7 (Dungannon 5, Loper 1, Young 1).

NORTH VALLEY 78, MAZAMA 50 — At Merlin, North Valley's JJ Chirnside and Jake Herklotz wore down Mazama in the paint in a Skyline Conference seeding game at North Valley High.

The Knights (22-2) host second seeded Phoenix on Saturday at 7 p.m. for the Skyline's top seed heading into the state tournament.

Chirnside had 19 points, four rebounds, nine blocks and four assists with Jake Herklotz adding 16 points and five boards.

Kevin Brazille helped out with 10 points, three assists and Cameron Lyon added nine points.

MAZAMA (50) — Hall 16, Wynne 10, Garrard 8, Rose 6, Murrey 3, Mathis 2, Ford 2, Crowell 2, Marquit 1, Bennett 0, Riddle 0. Totals: 20 4-11 50.

NORTH VALLEY (78) — Chirnside 19, Herklotz 16, Brazille 10, Lyon 9, McCue 6, Dean 4, Abbott 3, Vandehey 3, Cheely 2, Mooney 2, Burke 2, Morsa 2, Beagley 0, Ackerman 0. Totals: 33 10-12 78.

Mazama 12 13 9 15 — 50

North Valley 19 16 21 20 — 78

3-point goals — Mazama 4 (Hall 2, Wynne 2), North Valley 2 (Vandehey 1, Lyon 1).

HENLEY 67, PHOENIX 35 — At Klamath Falls, Phoenix hung in there until Henley outscored the Pirates 21-6 in the third quarter in a Skyline Conference seeding game at Henley High.

Roxy Ramirez scored 13 points and made three 3-pointers for the fourth-seeded Pirates (11-13), who will play for the Skyline's third and final seed on Saturday at Klamath Union.

Baylee Toney grabbed eight rebounds and five steals for the Pirates.

The Hornets (19-4), the Skyline's top seed, were led by Elle Morgan's 21 points and Jordin Scholer's 15.

PHOENIX (35) — Ramirez 13, D. Tally 6, Hamilton 2, Wyncoop 2, Toney 3, B. Tally 2, Brown 2, Skaff 5, McAlister 0, Serrano 0. Totals: 12 7-13 35.

HENLEY (67) — Morgan 21, Scholer 15, Fahner 2, DeHoop 5, Patterson 5, Parker 8, Delong 1, Kochenderfer 10, Olden 0. Totals: 30 5-8 67.

Phoenix 13 10 6 6 — 35

Henley 25 10 21 11 — 67

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Ramirez 3, D. Tally 1), Henley 2 (Scholer 1, Patterson 1).