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BOYS BASKETBALL: Sheldon edges North Medford in OT

EUGENE — North Medford had itself in prime position for a pivotal Southwest Conference road victory Tuesday night but host Sheldon had other plans.

The Black Tornado led 54-52 when Gunner Robinson got loose for a backdoor layup to tie the game with nine seconds to play and send it into overtime, where the Irish used an early surge to gain a 63-59 overtime victory.

“Just heartbreaking,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. “We played a really good game and had a chance. We had to get a defensive stand and we had it down to nine seconds on a side out and we just get beat at the rim. That was the hard part, if they make another shot it’s a different feeling but to give up a layup on a back cut ... it was hard.”

North Medford senior Jett Carpenter had 23 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks before fouling out for North Medford (12-9, 5-2 SWC). His 3-pointer in overtime trimmed Sheldon’s lead to one point but the Tornado could get no closer.

Landon Ellis added 15 points, four steals and two assists and Victor Orozco-Bernal had 13 points, two steals and two assists for North, which led by as many as nine in the third quarter.

Robinson finished with 20 points to lead Sheldon (14-7, 5-2), which led by three points with 25 seconds left in the extra session and held the Tornado without a potential game-tying 3-point attempt.

NORTH MEDFORD (59): Neff 2, Sherbourne 0, Robustelli 0, Ellis 15, Stults 6, Carpenter 23, Karrick 0, Orozco-Bernal 13, Dyer 0. Totals: 15-43 23-28 59.

SHELDON (63): Line 2, Prickel 8, Robinson 20, Carter 15, Kuykendall 11, Neuman 2, Gittins 2, Yakovich 3. Totals: 23 16-21 63.

North Medford12101715 5— 59

Sheldon1191717 9— 63

3-point goals — North Medford 6-22 (Ellis 1, Stults 2, Carpenter 1, Orozco-Bernal 2), Sheldon 1 (Prickel 1). Fouled out — Carpenter, Line.

JV result — North Medford 57, Sheldon 31

GRANTS PASS 64, SOUTH MEDFORD 63: South Medford senior Keegan Losinski scored 20 points, but his spinning shot in the paint missed the mark in trying to give the host Panthers a go-ahead basket with 2.8 seconds left.

After two missed free throws by Grants Pass, South Medford was unable to get a half-court shot off before the buzzer in Southwest Conference play.

Junior Sleezer scored a season-high 24 points before fouling out for the Panthers (9-13, 1-6 SWC), while Jeremy Gaut scored eight points and Ben Harmon had seven.

Losinski also managed seven rebounds and three steals and Jude Pannell added six rebounds and five assists for a South squad that went 23-for-24 from the foul line but didn’t make a 3-point basket.

Chase Coyle had 20 points and Cade Ealy added 17 for Grants Pass (10-9, 3-4).

GRANTS PASS (64): Alderson 0, Maravilla 2, Dixon 1, Farris 4, Coyle 20, C. Anderson 5, Ealy 17, T. Anderson 3, Amaral 3, Law 9. Totals: 22 14-21 64.

SOUTH MEDFORD (63): Shepard 0, Sleezer 24, Gaut 8, Harmon 7, Pannell 4, Losinski 20, Dye 0, Booth 0, Cota 0. Totals: 20 23-24 63.

Grants Pass15141520— 64

South Medford1691523— 63

3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (C. Anderson 1, T. Anderson 1, Ealy 4), South Medford 0. Fouled out — Sleezer.

JV result — South Medford won.

CRATER 68, ASHLAND 49: At Ashland, Nate Bittle had 22 points and 17 rebounds to control the interior and Kruger Edwards added 16 points to lead third-ranked Crater to a Midwestern League victory.

The Comets (16-5, 12-1 MWL) pulled away in the second quarter, earning a 16-point lead, and held that cushion the rest of the way as Ashland tried to double-team Bittle. The Crater perimeter shooters took up the slack as Edwards, Braydon Ray (nine points), and Colton Vranes (nine points) led the way.

The Grizzlies got 23 points from Finn Hilden (four 3-pointers) and 18 points from Nate Whitlock, but Crater salted the game away, hitting 18 of 22 free throws on the night. CRATER (68): J. Vranes 1, Ray 9, C. Vranes 8, Chubb 9, Edwards 16, Anhorn 3, Bittle 22, Grant 0, Eaton 0. Totals: 22 18-22 68.

ASHLAND (49): Whitlock 18, Smith 2, Hilden 23, Sanford 0, Lapierre 4, Williams 0, Anway 0, Carter 0, Jones 2, Barnes 0. Totals: 18 9-13 49.

Crater21161318— 68

Ashland1471810— 49

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Ray 3, C. Vranes 2, Chubb 1), Ashland 4 (Hilden 4). Fouled out — Smith.

PHOENIX 50, MAZAMA 48: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix held the ball for nearly the final two minutes, then Braeden Watts made a shot the buzzer as the Pirates won road Skyline Conference contest.

Watts made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points as the Pirates improved to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in conference.

Mazama (5-16, 0-8 Skyline) led 24-21 at halftime. It got 23 points from Cole Brosterhous.

PHOENIX (50): Watts 25, Clayton 5, Goff 2, E. Hutsell 5, Stanfield 5, Zanni 0, D. Hutsell 0, Ortega 2, Olsiewski 6. Totals: 17 7-9 50.

MAZAMA (48): Brosterhous 23, Smith 0, Luna 2, Hayden 2, Aguiar 0, Waits 0, Gibson 9, McEachran 9, Kinott 0, Bacchetti 3, Yancey 0. Totals: 19 7-11 48.

Phoenix9121217— 50

Mazama13111014— 14

3-point goals — Phoenix 9 (Watts 7, Clayton 1, E. Hutsell 1), Mazama 3 (Brosterhous 2, Gibson 1).

Jett Carpenter, shown in an earlier contest in this file photo, has a big game for North Medford Tuesday.