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North boys rally for tourney win

SPOKANE, Wash. — North Medford got off to a slow start but was able to right the ship in fine fashion to close out play at the Dan Fitzgerald Memorial Showcase with a 51-38 boys basketball victory over University High of Washington on Saturday.

The Black Tornado fell down 6-0 before head coach Scott Plankenhorn called a timeout to regroup, and his team responded with a 23-7 run to put matters well in hand during the nonleague affair.

“Today we were in another pretty competitive game but we figured out how to take care of business,” said Plankenhorn, whose team dropped a 62-58 nail-biter to Lewis and Clark High in Friday’s tourney opener.

Kaison Faust totaled 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals to propel North Medford (2-1), while Brad Allen added 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Joey Hunter added 11 points for the Black Tornado, which limited University to 30 percent shooting (16-for-54).

NORTH MEDFORD (51): Baptiste 5, Banuelos 2, Hunter 11, Rumrey 3, Allen 12, Holmes 2, Faust 16, O’Connor 0. Totals: 21-49 6-10 51.

UNIVERSITY, WASH. (38): Ramirez 9, Brinkman 2, Cavanaugh 4, Lenker 3, Lerma 3, Tacke 5, Brantley 3, Christiansen 6, Phillips 3. Totals: 16-54 2-2 38.

North Medford;14;11;17;9;—;51

University;9;10;11;8;—;38

3-point goals — North Medford 3-15 (Hunter 1, Rumrey 1, Allen 1), University 4-21 (Ramirez 1, Lerma 1, Brantley 1, Phillips 1).

SOUTH MEDFORD 78, MCKAY 74: At Salem, Victor Mitchell poured in 21 points and Chase Cota added 13 points and 13 rebounds as South Medford secured the first victory for first-year head coach James Wightman.

The Panthers (1-1) trailed 17-9 after one quarter but rallied to go up 10 with about one minute remaining in the road tilt. Riley Martin added 12 points and 6-foot-9 junior Jesse Higgins came off the bench for 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in eight minutes against the shorter Scots.

SOUTH MEDFORD (78): Mitchell 21, Martin 12, Franklin 8, Phillips 7, Owens 0, Cunningham 0, Von Strahl 0, Parnell 5, Cota 13, Higgins 12. Totals: 28-59 19-37 78.

MCKAY (74): Joel 0, Daniels 5, Kovalinko 5, Tavera 10, Castillo 8, Tovar 9, Beach 15, Garza 4, Hull 10, Eliu 2, Bangs 4, Beaty 2. Totals: 25-74 14-20 74.

South Medford;9;26;23;20;—;78

McKay;17;21;16;20;—;74

3-point goals — South Medford 1-5 (Mitchell 1), McKay 10-34 (Kovalinko 1, Tavera 2, Castillo 2, Tovar 1, Beach 2, Hull 2). Fouled out — Martin, Garza.

JV result — McKay won.

FOREST GROVE 79, GRANTS PASS 48: At Forest Grove, Tyler Rund had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to pace Grants Pass in the nonconference loss.

Taylor Anderson added six points and seven assists and Randy Clark had nine points for the Cavemen (0-2), who trailed 52-25 at halftime.

GRANTS PASS (48): Zozaya 2, Lopez 4, Rund 16, Dowd 3, Crume 2, Valadez 4, Glenn 2, Anderson 6, Phillips 0, Clark 9. Totals: 17-57 12-30 48.

FOREST GROVE (79): Stanich 16, Jones 3, Littlefield 5, James 5, Purcell 2, Davis 8, Thompson 9, Riley 6, Bernards 16, Evers 9. Totals: 31-51 12-22 79.

Grants Pass;11;14;10;13;—;48

Forest Grove;21;31;16;11;—;79

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2-19 (Dowd 1, Clark 1), Forest Grove 5-11 (Stanich 2, James 1, Thompson 1, Bernards 1). Fouled out — Evers.

CORVALLIS 93, EAGLE POINT 56: At Eagle Point, Zachariah Scott had 14 points and four rebounds and Mario Quintero added 13 points as Eagle Point lost the nonconference contest.

Coldin Shopp added four points and four assists for the Eagles (1-2), while Mathew Davis poured in 26 points to pace Corvallis (1-1).

CORVALLIS (93): Hobson 8, Cruz 0, Gabrier 0, E. Davis 0, Hixson 8, M. Davis 26, Sather 11, Ellenson 4, Reab 8, Fulford 10, Osenga 6, Brewer 12. Totals: 39 9-14 93.

EAGLE POINT (56): Nielsen 0, Perkins 2, Shopp 4, Hill 0, McHugh 6, L. Scott 7, Z. Scott 14, Anthony Gray 3, Quintero 13, Adams 0, Morgan 0, Bell 7. Totals: 20 7-12 56.

Corvallis;27;27;18;17;—;93

Eagle Point;16;20;10;10;—;56

3-point goals — Corvallis 6 (Sather 3, Hobson 2, Hixson 1), Eagle Point 7 (Z. Scott 4, Gray 1, Quintero 2). Technical fouls — McHugh, Gray.

JV score — North Medford 65, Eagle Point 55.

ST. MARY’S 59, HIDDEN VALLEY 41: St. Mary’s pushed the tempo by creating turnovers and getting out on the fastbreak, with Gavin Rajagopal scoring 17 points to lead three players in double figures for the home victory.

Bryce Bramscher added 12 points and Travis Danielson had 10 for the Crusaders (1-1), who led 33-9 at halftime.

Kolton Fisher and Joe Blanton had 10 points apiece for Hidden Valley (1-1).

HIDDEN VALLEY (41): McNair 0, Milburn 8, Lawson 4, Copeland 7, Blanton 10, Wright 2, Hill 0, Fisher 10, Vischer 0. Totals: 16 7-14 41.

ST. MARY’S (59): Reynolds 0, Kuitert 4, Johnson 6, Dexter 2, Grant 3, Rajagopal 17, Silsbee 0, Mayer 3, Bowling 2, Danielson 10, Bramscher 12, LaFond 0. Totals: 21 15-25 59.

Hidden Valley;4;5;12;20;—;41

St. Mary’s;15;18;16;10;—;59

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 2 (Milburn 2), St. Mary’s 2 (Rajagopal 1, Mayer 1). Fouled out — Blanton. Technical foul — Blanton.

JV score — St. Mary’s 51, Hidden Valley 47.

OREGON EPISCOPAL 59, ROGUE RIVER 29: At Rogue River, senior post Derek Pratt managed 13 points and nine rebounds for Rogue River in the nonleague loss.

Senior post Aaron Hansen added eight points and six rebounds for the Chieftains (0-3), who fell behind 31-16 at halftime.

Ian Holzman led three Oregon Episcopal (3-0) players in double figures with 19 points.

OREGON EPISCOPAL (59): Swain 0, Bharadwaj 1, Bullard 0, Lewis 2, Holzman 19, Lin 3, Pejovic-Nezhat 3, Mehari 0, Stevens 2, Olander 11, Lamb 16, Palmer 2. Totals: 20 10-18 59.

ROGUE RIVER (29): Valle 3, Nelson 0, Decker 0, Pratt 13, Black 3, Thiago 0, Tambellini 0, Herinckx 2, Walbridge 0, Hansen 8. Totals: 9 9-17 29.

Oregon Episcopal;21;10;23;5;—;59

Rogue River;12;4;6;7;—;29

3-point goals — Oregon Episcopal 9 (Holzman 3, Lin 1, Olander 2, Lamb 3), Rogue River (Valle 1, Black 1)

CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN 42, BUTTE FALLS 17: At Canyonville, Butte Falls was unable to generate enough offense to keep pace with the tournament host of the Canyonville Christian Academy Invitational.

The Loggers (0-2) picked up nine points from Isaac Tirey and five from Kadin Ault.