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Vranes, Edwards propel Comets in tourney

MURPHY — Crater received a career-high 30 points from Mason Vranes and Kiefer Edwards went for 25 to propel the Comets into the championship of the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament with a 76-37 boys basketball victory over Scappoose at Hidden Valley High.

Crater (9-0) squares off against tournament co-host North Valley at 4:45 p.m. today for the title.

Vranes splashed in six 3-pointers and Edwards collected nine rebounds.

Comets freshman Nate Bittle corralled a career-high 16 rebounds and added five blocks, while Jayden Vranes dished out 10 assists and scored five points.

CRATER (76): J. Vranes 5, Horton 10, M. Vranes 30, Archer 0, Ki. Edwards 25, Kr. Edwards 0, Weaver 0, Stollings 6, Bittle 0. Totals: 31 6-9 76.

SCAPPOOSE (37): McNabb 4, Johnson 0, Turner 0, Maller 3, Boyle 3, Travis 2, Wagenknecht 5, Bendle 9, Verbout 5, Buchanan 0, McKedy 4, Toman 2. Totals: 14 2-8 37.

Crater;21;17;20;18;—;76

Scappoose;11;10;6;10;—;37

3-point goals — Crater 7 (M. Vranes 6, Horton 1), Scappoose 5 (Maller 1, Boyle 1, Wagenknecht 1, Bendle 1, Verbout 1). Fouled out — Stollings.

GRANTS PASS 56, PENDLETON 50: At Bend, Tyler Rund dropped in 16 points to help Grants Pass take down Pendleton in Day 2 of the Les Schwab Holiday Oregon Hoopsfest at Summit High.

The Cavemen (5-5), who conclude the three-day tournament today versus Bend, also received 14 points from Taylor Anderson and eight apiece from Korbin Lopez and Skyler Rich.

PENDLETON (50): Newsome 17, Sams 13, Jerome 7, Russell 6, Camp 4, Jackson 3, Scott 2, Sandford 0, Maher 0. Totals: 20 4-4 50.

GRANTS PASS (56): Rund 16, Anderson 14, Lopez 8, Rich 8, Phillips 6, Clark 4, Rucker 0, Johnson 0. Totals: 21 13-21 56.

Pendleton;16;4;7;23;—;50

Grants Pass;10;2;22;22;—;56

3-point goals — Pendleton 6 (Sams 3, Russell 2, Jerome 1), Grants Pass 1 (Anderson 1). Fouled out — Russell.

CENTRAL 50, ASHLAND 42: At Corvallis, Kaleb Kantola scored 10 of his 11 points in the first half to help Central jump out to a 29-13 halftime lead and the Panthers held on in the first round of the Crescent Valley Invitational.

Adam Jones led Ashland with 17 points, including 11 in the fourth, and Anthony Swanson added 11.

ASHLAND (42): Pippa 6, Swanson 11, Wallner-Sentle 5, A. Jones 17, Saulsbury 3, Ekwall 0, Shibley 0, Desmond 0, C. Jones 0. Totals: 13 2-6 42.

CENTRAL (50): Mendazona 9, Cable 5, Lesmeister 12, Cantu 3, Kantola 11, Cedillo 4, Abraham 4, Rodriguez 2, Dedek 0. Totals: 16 6-11 50.

Ashland;5;8;11;18;—;42

Central;13;16;12;9;—;50

3-point goals — Ashland 5 (A. Jones 4, Wallner-Sentle 1), Central 4 (Kantola 2, Mendazona 1, Cantu 1). Fouled out — Pippa.

HIDDEN VALLEY 59, PHOENIX 54, OT: At Murphy, host Hidden Valley rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to take Phoenix into overtime, where the host Mustangs prevailed in the second round of the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament.

The Pirates (2-8) grabbed a 27-16 halftime lead but the Mustangs (4-7) whittled away at the lead in the second half and rode that momentum into overtime.

Javan Gail paced the Pirates, who play South Umpqua today, with 13 points while Ethan Hutsell added 11 and David Lozano-Reyes had 10.

Cole Lawson and Parker Wright dropped in 13 points apiece for the Mustangs.

PHOENIX (54): Gail 13, Hutsell 11, Lozano-Reyes 10, Mendez 5, Martinez 4, Goff 4, Bre. Watts 3, Bra. Watts 3, Stella 1, Botermans 0. Totals: 20 8-26 54.

HIDDEN VALLEY (59): Lawson 13, Wright 13, Blanton 8, Milburn 7, Fisher 7, McGinnis 5, Hagerty 4, McNair 2. Totals: 21 12-23 59.

Phoenix;10;17;9;11;7;—;54

Hidden Valley;10;6;14;17;12;—;59

3-point goals — Phoenix 6 (Martinez 1, Watts 1, Goff 1, Lozano-Reyes 1, Mendez 1, Gail 1), Hidden Valley 5 (Lawson 3, Wright 2).

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 47, WESTERN MENNONITE 44: At Salem, Joel McLemore overcame early shooting struggles by drilling a pair of 3-pointers inside of three minutes remaining to help Cascade Christian rally in the fourth quarter and advance to the championship of the Crusader New Year’s Invitational at Salem Academy.

The Challengers (6-4) will battle De La Salle North Catholic for the tournament’s title at 5 p.m. today. De La Salle was able to reach the championship by stunning previously undefeated and Class 3A top-ranked Dayton.

Cascade Christian overcame a rough shooting night overall to rally back, led by Tyler Cochran, who poured in 16 points and made four from beyond the arc. McLemore finished with 13 points and made three treys.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (47): Reece 0, Crowl 2, Dunn 10, Schaan 4, Cochran 16, McLemore 13, Dexter 0, Flores-Alatorre 2. Totals: 20 0-1 47.

WESTERN MENNONITE (44): Nicoli 9, Richardson 3, Williams 14, K. Hull 8, Nofziger 0, M. Hull 8, Halgren 2. Totals: 13 13-20 44.

Cascade Christian;18;7;14;8;—;47

Western Mennonite;16;12;10;6;—;44

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 7 (Cochran 4, McLemore 3), Western Mennonite 5 (Nicoli 3, Williams 1, K. Hull 1).