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South tops Lakers in Red Bluff finale

RED BLUFF, Calif. — South Medford secured the Red Bluff Holiday Classic championship for the first time since 2010 and, in the process, pinned the first loss of the season on three-time defending champion Lake Oswego with a 55-46 win in boys basketball action Saturday.

The Panthers (4-2) trailed 20-11 in the second quarter when juniors Eskari Carter and Hunter Bradford sparked a 13-0 run that put South Medford ahead to stay in the tournament finale. Carter and Bradford each contributed six points in the run, with Bradford finishing with a team-high 15 points and Carter with 10.

“This was a real test to see if we could compete with these guys, and our kids did a great job,” said South Medford head coach Dennis Murphy. “Hopefully we’ll be able to use this game as a springboard for the (Abby’s Holiday Classic next weekend).”

Cameron English added 10 points for the Panthers, who outscored Lake Oswego (4-1) 19-8 in the second quarter.

Lakers senior Jazz Johnson paced his team with 29 points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (55) — Franklin 4, Benford 4, Contreras 5, Carroll 0, Massey 2, Carter 10, Metcalf 0, Rayburn 0, Bradford 15, English 10, Washington 5. Totals: 21 13-18 55.

LAKE OSWEGO (46) — Hounshell 2, Elliot 0, Graver 2, Parker 9, Johnson 29, Oppenheimer 0, Rufai 0, Todd 4. Totals: 14 13-18 46.

South Medford;11;19;9;16;—;55

Lake Oswego;17;8;9;12;—;46

3-point goals — Lake Oswego 5 (Parker 1, Johnson 4).

NORTH MEDFORD 71, BEAVERTON 68, OT: At Lake Oswego, North Medford squandered a 20-point third-quarter lead but showed fortitude in sending the opening game of the Lakeridge Holiday Classic into overtime, where the Black Tornado came up clutch.

North Medford (4-1) got a layup by Tristen Holmes with seven seconds to play in regulation to tie the game. In overtime, Tyren Wolfe drained a big 3-pointer and Karter Dixon added some clutch free throws to deny Beaverton (3-2).

Holmes finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists while Brian Schireman added 18 points and three assists.

North Medford advances to play host Lakeridge at 7 tonight.

NORTH MEDFORD (71) — Lasota 0, Schireman 18, Barry 7, Holmes 23, Faust 0, Dixon 7, Singleton 3, Polataivao 6, Brothers 0, Wolfe 7. Totals: 27-56 11-19 71.

BEAVERTON (68) — Hunter 2, Noyev 0, Crawford 1, Bertain 15, N. Sweet 5, H. Sweet 28, Lake 13, Burker 2, Hilbers 2. Totals: 22-49 19-31 68.

North Medford;15;17;19;8;12;—;71

Beaverton;12;7;20;20;9;—;68

3-point goals — North Medford 6-20 (Schireman 3, Tri. Holmes 1, Singleton 1, Wolfe 1), Beaverton 5 (Bertain 4, H. Sweet 1). Fouled out — Barry, Polataivao.

ROGUE RIVER 41, SIUSLAW 40: At Siuslaw, Chris Campbell had 20 points and Jordan Ehrhardt nine points for Rogue River during nonleague action.

ROGUE RIVER (41) — Caulley 0, Lopez 4, Woodall 0, Ehrhardt 9, Strickland 6, Pratt 0, Cardenas 2, Hansen 0, Campbell 20. Totals: 14 8-16 41.

SIUSLAW (40) — Jones 6, Mitchell 10, Castro 4, Campbell 5, Dotson 9, Siegel 6. Totals: 14 5-10 40.

Rogue River;12;6;14;9;—;41

Siuslaw;14;3;11;12;—;40

3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (Ehrhardt 1, Strickland 1, Campbell 3), Siuslaw 7 (Dotson 3, Mitchell 3, Campbell 1). Fouled out — Mitchell.

Girls

SIUSLAW 52, ROGUE RIVER 41: At Siuslaw, Kortney Moore had 16 points, McKenzie Smith nine points and Anjelica Pamplona eight points for Rogue River (3-5) during nonleague action.

ROGUE RIVER (41) — Moore 16, Smith 9, Pamplona 8, K. Worthington 4, Hamilton 2, M. Worthington 0, Rideout 2, Lamar 0. Totals: 15 4-6 41.

SIUSLAW (52) — Potter 2, Richards 8, Rose 16, Siegel 6, Tatum 8, Ruede 4, Waggoner 6, Launius 2. Totals: 23 6-15 52.

Rogue River;6;13;4;18;—;41

Siuslaw;8;16;14;14;—;52

3-point goals — Rogue River 7 (Moore 3, Smith 3, Pamplona 1).