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Comets pick up MWL victory

EUGENE — After a foggy start, the Crater boys basketball team quickly found its mojo against North Eugene on Saturday.

The Comets downed the Highlanders, 48-33, after pulling away in the second quarter in the Midwestern League opener.

Crater led 8-6 after the first quarter but outscored North Eugene 18-8 in the second period. The Comets held the home team to just five points in the third.

“First, we just started being more patient on offense,” Crater head coach Terry Rasmussen said. “No. 2, we started locking down on defense a little more.”

Tanner Mallams had 10 points and three rebounds, Race Reiter eight points, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals, Christian Reyes seven points and Taylor Kloke six points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists for Crater.

The Comets (8-3, 1-0 MWL) only committed 12 turnovers against the Highlanders (1-11, 0-1).

CRATER (48) — Reyes 7, Martin 4, White 2, Mallams 10, Howell 3, Kloke 6, Reiter 8, Orozco 5, Hadley 3, Asher 0. Totals: 20 3-6 48.

NORTH EUGENE (33) — Tucker 2, Schneider 0, Morris 6, Lannom 3, Snyder 2, Bohrer 0, Ahlstrom 7, Pruett 2, Hill 11, Proudfit 0, Owens 0. Totals: 13 5-11 33.

Crater;8;18;13;9;—;48

North Eugene;6;8;5;14;—;33

3-point goals — Crater 5 (Reyes 1, Mallams 2, Orozco 1, Hadley 1), North Eugene 2 (Lannom 1, Ahlstrom 1). Technical foul — Hill.

JV result — Crater won.

SPRINGFIELD 44, EAGLE POINT 31: At Springfield, David Barber led Eagle Point with nine points during the Midwestern League opener.

Alec Cook scored 14 points for Springfield.

BROOKINGS 63, PHOENIX 56, OT: At Brookings, Thomas Skaff scored 23 points for Phoenix in the Brookings Tournament consolation contest.

Triston Hay’s 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter sent the game into overtime.

Brookings went 8-for-9 from the free-throw line and outscored the Pirates (4-6), 13-6, in OT.

PHOENIX (56) — Masalosalo 2, Beer 2, Mahaffey 2, Hay 5, Skaff 23, Hauge 6, George 7, Botermans 5, Champion-Blazio 4, Turnbull 0, Mejia 0. Totals: 19 16-20 56.

BROOKINGS (63) — Darger 7, Johnson 1, Hart 4, King 13, Edwards 21, Nickols 12, Gonzalez 5, Curtis 0, Avon 0. Totals: 22 17-21 63.

Phoenix;12;13;9;16;6;—;56

Brookings;16;13;11;10;13;—;63

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Hay 1, Skaff 1), Brookings 2 (Edwards 1, Darger 1). Fouled out — Gonzalez. Technical Fouls — Hauge.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 63, NYSSA 61: At Salem, Christian Kammerzell scored 21 points and made a free throw in the late going to help Cascade Christian win the consolation game in the Salem Academy Tournament.

The Challengers (6-5) led 62-60 when Kammerzell went to the line and made one of two foul shots with four seconds left. Nyssa’s Jacob Huffman was fouled a second later, made his first shot, then intentionally missed. Cascade Christian rebounded to end the game.

Brandon Winter scored 15 and Jason Wyncoop had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Challengers.

Huffman scored 30 and teammate Damien Olvera 21 for Nyssa (5-5).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (63) — Palmer 8, Kammerzell 21, Morse 2, Booker 2, Wyncoop 12, Horton 3, Cochran 0, Winter 15. Totals: 25 13-20 63.

NYSSA (61) — Olvera 21, Huffman 30, Lazo 3, Pascacio 5, Simpson 0, Chavez 2, Martinez 0, Condalez 0. Totals: 23 13-24 61.

Cascade Christian;12;10;16;25;—;63

Nyssa;20;8;12;21;—;61

3-point goals — Nyssa 2 (Huffman 1, Lazo 1). Fouled out — Booker, Winter.

ST. MARY’S 79, JEFFERSON 38: At Bandon, Michael Crennen had 25 points, Connor Vinyard nine points (all in the first half) and 10 rebounds and Denten Edwards eight points and 10 rebounds to help St. Mary’s earn third place at the four-team Bandon Invitational.

Crennen scored 20 of his points in the first half.

Zach Lewis added nine points for the Crusaders (8-5), who led 28-10 after the first quarter.

ST. MARY’S (79) — Wyant 2, Edwards 8, Rothfus 6, Lewis 9, Conway 4, Eaton 3, West 5, Yaeger 2, Vinyard 9, Crennen 25, Martin 6. Totals: 35 7-11 79.

JEFFERSON (38) — Sargent 4, DeSalle 9, Lyons 4, Clark 9, Bressanello 0, Puentes 3, Eriksen 4, Ortiz 5, Maldonado 0, Rosenbalm 0. Totals: 14 6-17 38.

St. Mary’s;28;23;13;15;—;79

Jefferson;10;4;8;16;—;38

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 2 (Vinyard 1, Crennen 1), Jefferson 3 (Clark 3).

ROGUE RIVER 43, SIUSLAW 41: At Tri City, Rio Lopez’s driving lay-in with 5.9 seconds left put Rogue River ahead for good during nonleague action at South Umpqua High.

Alex Caulley intercepted the ball on the ensuing possession to seal the victory.

Lopez had 13 points and Chris Campbell eight points, five rebounds and five steals for the Chieftains (8-5).

SIUSLAW (41) — Jones 5, Mitchell 9, Castro 3, Dodson 0, Reavis 4, Campbell 1, Dotson 18, Siegel 1, Cornish 0. Totals: 13 9-19 41.

ROGUE RIVER (43) — Caulley 1, Lopez 13, Campbell 8, Ehrhardt 5, Strickland 7, Pratt 5, Hansen 4. Totals: 17 5-10 43.

Siuslaw;5;8;10;18;—;41

Rogue River;13;11;8;11;—;43

3-point goals — Siuslaw 6 (Jones 1, Mitchell 1, Dotson 4), Rogue River 4 (Lopez 1, Campbell 1, Ehrhardt 1, Strickland 1). Fouled out — Siuslaw’s Campbell, Ehrhardt. Technical foul — Strickland.

R.V. ADVENTIST 42, BUTTE FALLS 21: Rogue Valley Adventist improved to 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the Mountain Valley League with the win.

Trevor Haugen had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Nathaniel James nine points and 10 rebounds and Jared Cumbee six points and six assists for RVA.

Luke McGonagle had seven points for Butte Falls (0-11, 0-2).

PROSPECT 53, GILCHRIST 36: At Prospect, Wade May had 16 points and six rebounds and Charles Raines contributed 13 points and nine rebounds for Prospect during Mountain Valley League action.

Darren Stillwagon scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Jarred Gaines added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (5-5, 2-0 MVL).