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Tornado rally attempt fails against Vikings

SALEM — North Medford stormed back from a nine-point halftime deficit to tie the game but couldn't overcome North Salem's 3-point barrage as the Vikings pulled out a 54-47 nonconference win Friday at North Salem High School.

Junior guard Tristen Holmes scored 15 points and senior point guard Julian Gray was solid with 12 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, but it wasn't enough against hot-shooting South Salem, which hit 7 of 17 3-pointers, including 4 of 5 in the third quarter.

After North Medford started the second half on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 26-all, South Salem's Caleb Roberts hit three consecutive treys to put the Vikings back on top for good. Roberts finished with four 3s on his way to 14 points and Malik Leaks added a game-high 21 points, including three key free throws down the stretch.

North Salem (7-4) overcame a 41 percent shooting night (19-for-46) by holding North Medford to 32 percent (19-for-59).

"We can't shoot 32 percent and be in many ballgames," said North Medford head coach Scott Plankenhorn. "They just made more shots than we did."

That was especially true in the first half, when the Tornado was held to four points in the second quarter. After Roberts' long-range exhibition put the Vikings back on top, the Tornado managed to cut the lead back down to three but could get no closer.

Senior guard Brian Bush scored a season-high 13 points and pulled down five boards for North Medford (7-3).

NORTH MEDFORD (47) — Gray 12, Bush 13, Barry 0, Holmes 15, Ecker 0, Browne-Moore 2, Polataivao 2, Powers 3, Wilkins 0. Totals: 19-59 5-7 47.

NORTH SALEM (54) — Quevedo 0, Roberts 14, Green 11, Williams 7, Leaks 21, Feskens 0, Bobbitt 1. Totals: 19-46 9-15 54.

North Medford 11 4 18 14 — 47

North Salem 14 10 16 14 — 54

3-point goals — North Medford 4-19 (Bush 3, Powers 1), North Salem 7-17 (Roberts 4, Green 2, Williams 1).

JV score — North Medford 69, North Salem 18.

THURSTON 66, SOUTH MEDFORD 58 — At Springfield, South Medford senior Ben Orndoff scored 14 points, Brayden Massey added 13 and Cameron English had 11 in the nonconference loss.

The Panthers (7-4) trailed 36-25 at intermission thanks to a 21-12 surge by Thurston, which shot 15-for-25 in the first half and 27-for-46 overall (59 percent).

Thurston (4-4) got 23 points from Brendin Quinn.

SOUTH MEDFORD (58) — Carpenter 8, Winans 6, Orndoff 14, Massey 13, Bradford 4, Monical 2, English 11, Lupton 0. Totals: 24-49 5-8 58.

THURSTON (66) — Quinn 23, Bradley 2, Franks 3, Garcia 19, Cook 19, Lange 0, Haas 0, Clift 0. Totals: 27-46 9-17 66.

South Medford 13 12 16 17 — 58

Thurston 15 21 20 10 — 66

3-point goals — South Medford 5-12 (Carpenter 2, Orndoff 1, Massey 2), Thurston 3-11 (Franks 1, Cook 2).

JV score — South Medford 66, Thurston 45.

SOUTH SALEM 63, CRATER 54 — At Salem, Crater's Jacob Hintemeyer had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds but the Comets let a fourth-quarter lead slip away in a nonconference loss.

Connor Lane added 19 points and nine boards for the Comets (4-6), who struggled down the stretch against South Salem's pressure defense and scored only four points in the final frame.

South Salem (7-3) secured its seventh straight win.

CRATER (54) — Roland 0, Hintemeyer 19, Morgan 2, Pomeroy 3, Jaasko 4, Lane 19, Reiter 2, Davis 3, Orozco 2. Totals: 23 5-8 54.

SOUTH SALEM (63) — Merriweather 6, Matthews 14, Fohn 13, Wurgler 6, Hun 14, Martz 0, Erickson 8, Ferry 2. Totals: 22 14-19 63.

Crater 9 20 21 4 — 54

South Salem 23 12 12 16 — 63

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Hintemeyer 2, Davis 1), South Salem 5 (Fohn 1, Hun 3, Erickson 1). Fouled out — Davis.

PHOENIX 56, GLIDE 36 — At Phoenix, Jason Wyncoop poured in 24 points and added seven rebounds as Phoenix used a 16-5 second quarter run to pull away for the nonleague victory.

Tyson Morris had 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals and Joey Raffensperger added seven points, three rebounds and three assists for the Pirates (4-6).

GLIDE (36) — Not available.

PHOENIX (56) — Mahaffey 0, Raffensperger 7, Hay 0, Leavens 4, Wyncoop 24, Morris 11, Deras 6, Conner 4. Totals: 22-49 8-12 56.

Glide 14 5 5 12 — 36

Phoenix 17 16 8 15 — 56

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Raffensperger 1, Wyncoop 1, Morris 2).

JV result — Phoenix won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 54, SALEM ACADEMY 40 — At Salem, Cascade Christian forced 15 turnovers and committed only six of its own as the Challengers advanced past tournament host Salem Academy in its New Year's Invitational.

The Challengers (8-2) will go up against last year's Class 3A state champion, Horizon Christian, for the tournament title at 7:30 tonight.

Cody Coggins paced the Challengers with 14 points. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, handed out four assists and was part of a backcourt that created the turnover disparity on both ends of the floor.

David Sellers and Christian Kammerzell each tallied 13 points for the Challengers, and Sellers grabbed seven rebounds.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (54) — Artale 0, Kammerzell 13, Laws 0, Wager 0, Coggins 14, Knox 4, Alvarez 0, Palmer 7, Cesaro 3, Sellers 13, Winter 0. Totals: 19 12-18 54.

SALEM ACADEMY (40) — Cooper 8, McAvoy 5, Stamback 14, Schmidt 2, Baker 0, Werst 7, Williams 0, Reich 4. Totals: 14 8-19 40.

Cascade Christian 17 12 11 14 — 54

Salem Academy 6 11 13 10 — 40

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Coggins 2, Kammerzell 1, Palmer 1), Salem Academy 2 (Cooper 2). Fouled out — Cesaro, Reich.

BUTTE FALLS 71, GLENDALE JV 36 — At Butte Falls, Evan Givens led four players in double figures recording 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help Butte Falls bolt past Glendale's junior varsity.

The Loggers' Alex Cool-Hunsaker tallied a season-high 14 points to go with nine rebounds and five steals. Will Bateman also turned in a season high in points with 11 and nabbed five steals.

Emmitt Bateman had 10 points, four assists and three steals for the Loggers (4-5).

GLENDALE JV (36) — Hayes 14, Stewart 10, Moody 2, Rodriguez 2, Pooli 1, Dickson 7, Charlton 0, Cobb 0. Totals: 14 8-18 36.

BUTTE FALLS (71) — Givens 18, Al. Cool-Hunsaker 14, E. Bateman 10, W. Bateman 11, Marley 8, McGonagle 2, J. McGonagle 8, Ai. Cool-Hunsaker 0, Ulrey 0, Tacchini 0, Sutton 0. Totals: 30 10-17 71.

Glendale JV 6 10 11 9 — 36

Butte Falls 10 26 21 14 — 71

3-point goal — Butte Falls 1 (E. Bateman). Fouled out — Givens.

PROSPECT 55, FALLS CITY 11 — At Alsea, Jarred Gaines scored 15 points to lead Prospect to a spot in the championship game of the four-team Alsea Tournament.

Darren Stillwagon added 10 points for the Cougars (2-6), who have won two of three after opening the season with five straight losses.

Prospect held Falls City to three points in the first half.

PROSPECT (55) — Raines 6, Bliss 2, Castro 0, Hunsley 4, May 0, Gaines 15, Stillwagon 10, Rader 8, Scofield 6, Shilie 4. Totals: 24 5-7 55.

FALLS CITY (11) — Kempfee 4, Labrado 1, Weems 2, Lorane 2, Simmons 2. Totals: 3 5-9 11.

Prospect 23 6 14 12 — 55

Falls City 0 3 4 4 — 11

3-point goals — Prospect 2 (Gaines 1, Stillwagon 1).