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South boys continue to roll

Finally free of the injuries that caused key contributors to miss considerable court time, the South Medford boys basketball team looked as healthy as it had all season on Friday at South Medford High School.

Brayden Massey poured in 22 points and 6-foot-8 junior Hunter Bradford got it going in his second contest back from a three-game concussion hiatus as the Southwest Conference co-leading Panthers quickly seized control in an 81-33 triumph over Thurston.

“We’re just starting to get all of the parts back,” said Panthers coach Dennis Murphy. “We haven’t had all of these guys on the court at the same time. It’s really the first week.”

Massey wasn’t able to make his hardwood debut until January after sustaining a football injury in October and Cameron English missed 18 days with a nose injury. Bradford’s concussion came against North Medford on Jan. 20 and in his return to the court against Grants Pass, he had trouble finding his rhythm.

But Bradford came back in a big way against the Colts with 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting to go with six rebounds and a pair of steals.

The 10th-ranked Panthers (14-5, 8-1 SWC) had a 40-11 halftime lead on Thurston (3-15, 0-9) and dished out 25 assists overall, many setting the stage for 11 baskets from beyond the 3-point arc.

“We shared the ball well and when guys spotted up, we found them,” said Murphy.

Massey had three treys as well as five assists and two steals. English and Conor Carroll scored 12 points apiece for the Panthers. English also grabbed five rebounds.

THURSTON (33) — Bailey 12, Anderson 8, Baggitt 0, Miller 2, Minor 0, Haas 0, Sanchez-Gonzalez 0, Lange 2, Rodgers 0, Murray 0, Bates 4, Connor 5. Totals: 10 11-23 33.

SOUTH MEDFORD (81) — Hall-Sutton 0, Martin 2, Franklin 2, Benford 0, Contreras 6, Carroll 12, Massey 22, Carter 7, Metcalf 0, Bradford 13, English 12, Washington 5. Totals: 33 4-12 81.

Thurston;6;5;11;11;—;33

South Medford;18;22;18;23;—;81

3-point goals — Thurston 2 (Connor 1, Anderson 1), South Medford 11 (Massey 3, Contreras 2, Carroll 2, English 2, Carter 1, Bradford 1).

JV result — South Medford won.

NORTH MEDFORD 91, WILLAMETTE 57: At Eugene, Brian Schireman and Tristen Holmes had productive all-around games and ninth-ranked North Medford posted its best shooting percentage and most points of the season.

Schireman, a junior guard, had 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while the senior Holmes added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Junior guard Tucker Barry paced the Black Tornado (15-4, 6-3 SWC) with 19 points.

North shot a season-best 63 percent (35-for-55) from the field.

NORTH MEDFORD (91) — Allen 0, Lasota 0, Schireman 14, Barry 19, Tri. Holmes 18, Faust 2, Williams 0, Dixon 9, Singleton 9, Polataivao 7, Brothers 3, Wolfe 4, Tre. Holmes 6. Totals: 35-55 7-14 91.

WILLAMETTE (57) — Hill 0, Cantu 2, Murray 0, Skeele 11, Burte 6, Goddard 9, Penn 9, Curtis 0, Kin 0, Schrug 2, Trim 6, Steiner 12, Stricker 0. Totals: 18-38 15-27 57.

North Medford;16;27;27;21;—;91

Willamette;8;18;16;15;—;57

3-point goals —North Medford 14-23 (Schireman 1, Barry 3, Tri. Holmes 4, Dixon 2, Singleton 3, Tre. Holmes 1), Willamette 6-13 (Skeele 3, Goddard 3).

JV score — North Medford 61, Willamette 54.

SOUTH EUGENE 60, GRANTS PASS 43: At Grants Pass, Sean Ryan led Grants Pass with 20 points and added five rebounds in Southwest Conference action against co-leading South Eugene (14-6, 8-1 SWC).

Dylan Hanley contributed nine points and five rebounds for the Cavemen (8-10, 4-5).

SOUTH EUGENE (60) — Green-Richard 16, Bowers 2, Morrison 4, Lininger 20, Bassett 2, Holland 6, Brandt 0, O’Neil 10. Totals: 27 4-7 60.

GRANTS PASS (43) — Appling 1, Evens 0, Stine 0, Weiss 3, Musser 0, Ryan 20, McKinley 5, Cotton 5, Hanley 9. Totals: 15 7-19 43.

3-point goals — South Eugene 2 (Green-Richard 2), Grants Pass 6 (Ryan 4, McKinley 1, Hanley 1)

South Eugene;13;12;15;20;—;60

Grants Pass;7;11;8;17;—;43

MARIST 58, CRATER 54: At Eugene, Marist avenged an earlier 21-point loss to Crater by outscoring the Comets by 11 points in the first quarter and then holding on to the lead for a narrow Midwestern League victory.

Race Reiter led Crater (13-5, 5-2 MWL) with 18 points and contributed three blocks against Marist (11-6, 4-3).

Christian Reyes scored 13 points and added three assists for the Comets.

CRATER (54) — Reyes 13, Martin 2, Mallams 3, Asher 13, Kloke 5, Reiter 18, Orozco 0, Hadley 0, White 0. Totals: 23 2-5 54.

MARIST (58) — Olive 8, Bartko 6, Tyner 20, Vill 4, Mack 2, Gray 4, Hoffman 14, Hamacher 0, Jackson 0. Totals: 22 12-20 58.

Crater;11;14;13;16;—;54

Marist;22;13;10;13;—;58

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Reyes 1, Mallams 1, Asher 2, Reiter 2), Marist 2 (Bartko 2).

CHURCHILL 51, ASHLAND 47 — At Ashland, Stenley Graham nearly rallied Ashland from a five-point deficit in the final minute but his go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds glanced off the rim as Churchill (11-8, 6-1 MWL) escaped.

Graham connected from beyond the arc to trim the Lancers’ lead to two, and later, Malik Pippa knocked down a 3-point basket to bring the Grizzlies (9-8, 3-5 MWL) within one.

Collin Malcolm led all scorers with 17 and Pippa added 11 for Ashland.

CHURCHILL (51) — Geiger 15, Forrest 13, Nelson 11, Tager 9, Perez 3, Hubbe 0, Brant 0, Stubbs 0, Bixby 0, Wright Becker 0, Dean 0. Totals: 16 14-17 51.

ASHLAND (47) — Malcolm 17, Pippa 11, Feinberg 7, Meads 5, Graham 5, Jones 2, Kennedy 0, Ellis 0, Shibley-Styer 0. Totals: 17 6-12 47.

Churchill;10;8;18;15;—;51

Ashland;12;13;9;13;—;47

3-point goals — Churchill 5 (Tager 3, Nelson 1, Forrest 1), Ashland 7 (Pippa 3, Malcolm 2, Feinberg 1, Graham 1).

JV result — Ashland won.

NORTH EUGENE 68, EAGLE POINT 60: At Eugene, senior forward Jacob Shelton scored 17 points to lead four Eagle Point players in double figures but North Eugene registered its first MWL victory with the home win.

The Eagles (7-11, 1-7 MWL) trailed 30-21 at halftime.

For North Eugene (2-18, 1-7), junior Brett Snyder scored 22 points.

EAGLE POINT (60) — Hunter 10, Shop 0, Shelton 17, Castro 2, Reyes-Serna 0, Sowell 6, Quintero 14, DeVore 10. Totals: 19 16-22 60.

NORTH EUGENE (68) — Tucker 1, Lannon 4, Snyder 22, Ahlstrom 16, Pruett 6, Hill 17, Proudfit 3. Totals: 20 24-37 68

Eagle Point;8;13;14;25;—;60

Springfield;12;18;18;20;—;68

3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Hunter 1, Shelton 4, DeVore 1) North Eugene 5 (Snyder 1, Pruett 1, Hill 2, Proudfit 1)

KLAMATH UNION 45, PHOENIX 31: At Phoenix, Eric Mejia led Phoenix with nine points, five rebounds and three steals in Skyline Conference play.

Tyler Skaff contributed nine points, four steals and three rebounds for the Pirates (5-16, 1-7 Sky).

KLAMATH UNION (45) — Jaramillo 3, Bacchetti 0, Shoults 5, Vallejos 2, Balbin 3, Velasquez 6, Munson 14, Ford 8, Foster 4. Totals: 19 5-8 45.

PHOENIX (31) — Masalosalo 1, Mahaffey 3, Skaff 9, George 3, Botermans 6, Mejia 9, Beer 0, Raffensperger 0, Sauceda 0, Hague 0, Champion-Blazio 0. Totals: 12 4-6 31.

Klamath Union;12;14;8;11;—;45

Phoenix;8;6;10;7;—;31

3-point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Jaramillo 1, Balbin 1), Phoenix 3 (Mahaffey 1, Skaff 1, Mejia 1)

Fouled out — Sauceda. Technicals — Sauceda.