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PREP ROUNDUP: North boys top South in overtime, 74-64

Trey Neff (3), shown in an earlier game against South Medford, scored 29 points Wednesday to lead North Medford. MT file photo

North Medford went into overtime with visiting South Medford Wednesday for a second straight time this season, only this time South didn’t have Junior Sleezer available to rescue it.

As the Black Tornado did in that May 25 showdown, a pivotal surge of late baskets and South Medford miscues led to North rallying in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

This time around, though, all that effort didn’t go for naught as Trey Neff and Landon Ellis took control in overtime to lead the Black Tornado to a 74-64 triumph.

Trey Neff finished with a game-high 29 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field, while Ellis scored 26 points to go with four rebounds and three assists for North (9-1).

“Those two were going off,” said North coach Scott Plankenhorn. “Trey was just making big buckets to get us to the overtime and then in overtime we just did a good job. Something happened to Sleezer and (freshman point guard Jackson Weiland) fouled out and we definitely took advantage of that. Trey and Landon were special in overtime getting to the rim and also making their free throws.”

Sleezer finished with 17 points for South (8-1) before leaving the game after coming up lame following a drive with 1:47 to go in regulation.

Two weeks ago, the junior guard hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in the first overtime as the Panthers rallied to win, 87-81, in double OT.

“It’s a massive win to hold serve on your own court in a game with two really good basketball teams that went to double overtime the last time,” said Plankenhorn. “It’s special when you get any type of win in a rivalry game.”

South Medford led 53-47 with 2:40 to play after a 3-pointer by Weiland but again couldn’t stave off a North Medford fourth-quarter rally. The Panthers committed two turnovers in the final 50 seconds, and a corner 3-pointer by Ty Neff (nine points) trimmed the deficit to 55-54.

After two free throws by Weiland, North worked the ball to Trey Neff, who coolly dropped in his fourth 3-pointer to tie the contest with six seconds remaining.

Trey Neff and Landon Ellis combined for all 17 of North’s overtime points.

Jeremy Gaut finished with 15 points after a solid fourth quarter of his own for South, while Weiland and junior Devon Malcolm each scored 11 points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (64): Weiland 11, Sleezer 17, McNaught 5, Gaut 15, Adams 0, Bloodsaw 0, Pannell 5, Booth 0, Malcolm 11. Totals: 23 14-22 64.

NORTH MEDFORD (74): McLean 0, Ty. Neff 9, Tr. Neff 29, Karrick 10, Ellis 26, Miller 0, Dyer 0, Goodrich 0, Dominguez 0. Totals: 22-39 23-31 74.

South Medford13161018 7— 64

North Medford9151518 17— 74

3-point goals — South Medford 4 (Weiland 1, Sleezer 1, Gaut 1, Malcolm 1), North Medford 7-12 (Ty. Neff 1, Tr. Neff 4, Karrick 2). Fouled out — Dyer, Weiland. Technical foul — North Medford coach Plankenhorn.

JV score — North Medford 66, South Medford 58

ASHLAND 53, EAGLE POINT 47: At Eagle Point, Ashland fended off Eagle Point down the stretch to preserve the win and improve to 3-5.

The Grizzlies led 49-45 with 59 seconds left, and by two with three seconds remaining before a foul and a turnover by the Eagles (0-10) enabled Ashland to seal the outcome.

Hawthorn Lapierre scored 21 points for Ashland, Egan Shields had 10 and Finn Hilden nine.

Brennen Neyt paced Eagle Point with 17 points and Adan Quintero scored 10.

ASHLAND (53): Coster 0, Lapierre 21, Golden 0, Kimbrough 0, Hilden 9, Stowasser 0, Lehnerz 0, Williams 2, Nogues 0, McNamara 7, Wright 0, Thompson 0, Barnes 4, Shields 10. Totals: 19-36 6-14 53.

EAGLE POINT (47): Smith 4, Valdovinos 2, Dutton 0, Neyt 17, Quintero 10, Carlton 8, Esquibel 0, Uribe 4, Gorman 0. Totals: 17-48 7-8 47.

Ashland12151410— 53

Eagle Point10131410— 47

3-point goals — Ashland 9 (Lapierre 5, Hilden 3, McNamara 1), Eagle Point 4 (Smith 1, Neyt 1, Quintero 2). Fouled out — Neyt.

JV result — Ashland 60, Eagle Point 50

TRINITY LUTHERAN 54, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 51, OT: Trinity Lutheran got the upper hand midway through a low-scoring overtime to hold off host Rogue Valley Adventist.

The game was tied 49-all after regulation, but RVA mustered only two points in the overtime period.

Sophomore guard David Zamudio scored 21 points and had five assists, four rebounds and four steals for RVA (4-3). Fellow sophomore Cody Mendenhall had 11 points, five assists and six rebounds, while junior Alex Wiggers also had 11 points and pulled down eight boards.

Junior guard Scooty Gilbert scored 31 points and hit nine 3-pointers to lead Trinity Lutheran (6-2).

Girls Basketball

ASHLAND 52, EAGLE POINT 39: At Ashland, Kendyl Abel scored nine of her 13 points in the first quarter as Ashland got off to a fast start.

The Grizzlies led 20-7 as Abel, a 6-foot-2 senior post, took advantage of Eagle Point keying its defense on Jayd Sollinger. Sollinger was scoreless in the first period but tallied all of her 12 points in the second and third quarters.

Abel added 14 rebounds and two blocks, and Sollinger had nine boards and two steals as the Grizzlies improved to 5-2 with their third straight win.

Gabby Heiken made both of Ashland’s 3-pointers and scored 10 points.

Hailey Burcham scored 18 points for Eagle Point (2-7).

EAGLE POINT (39): Raber 4, Hogan 6, Nielson 3, Burcham 18, Hanan 2, Balero 6, McCornack 0, Cabrera 0. Totals: 14 8-10 39.

ASHLAND (52): Montgomery 2, Lambert 2, Sollinger 12, Carter 0, Morgan 10, Heiken 10, Sayre 0, Robinson 0, Losinski 3, Abel 13. Totals: 23 4-8 52.

Eagle Point791013— 39

Ashland2013136— 52

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Burcham 2, Hogan 1), Ashland 2 (Heiken 2).

JV result — Eagle Point won

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 40, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 29: Rogue Valley Adventist rallied in the second quarter and pulled away in the third as the 1A host school knocked off 3A Cascade Christian.

Sophomore forward Emma Bischoff had a big double-double, with 18 points and 18 rebounds, for the Red Tail Hawks, who led 14-12 at halftime and stretched it to 32-21 through three quarters.

Madelyn Bennett added eight points and six assists for RVA (4-0), and Michaela Porter recorded eight points and five assists.

Liz White paced Cascade Christian (1-5) with 12 points, while Katelyn Willard scored eight.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (29): Akins 0, Joseph 4, Willard 8, Williams 2, White 12, Roberson 3, Shipman 0, Dunn 0, Pierson 0, Sweem 0, Snowden 0, Holt 0. Totals: 10-50 6-8 29.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (40): Quave 0, Porter 8, Bennett 8, Bischoff 18, Zamora 6. Totals: 20-47 0-0 40.

Cascade Christian11198— 29

Rogue Valley Adventist86188— 40

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Willard 2, Roberson 1).

Wrestling

SOUTH MEDFORD 42, NORTH MEDFORD 39: South Medford scored three pins and took advantage of four forfeited weights by North Medford to eke out a victory in the crosstown rivalry match at South Medford High.

Kristian Hernandez (106 pounds), Connor Maukonen (120) and Isaac Valdez (152) won by fall for the Panthers.

North Medford received pins from Estella Gutches (113), Evan Reyes (132), Alex Silva (138), Noah Allen (145) and Jeremiah Jackson (220), as well as a 7-6 decision by Brett Rucker at 182 over Luke Rokus in a well-contested matchup.

*106 — Kristian Hernandez, SM, pinned Alyx Cameron, 3:29; 113 — Estella Gutches, NM, pinned Cameron Johnson, 4:45; 120 — Connor Maukonen, SM, pinned Lily McMahen, 3:17; 126 — Aidan Rania, SM, won by forfeit; 132 — Evan Reyes, NM, pinned Adin Kaufmann, 1:52.

138 — Alex Silva, NM, pinned Carson Terry, :55; 145 — Noah Allen, NM, pinned Calvin Davis, 1:58; 152 — Isaack Valdez, SM, pinned Jose Cortez, :23; 160 — Connor Wyatt, SM, won by forfeit.

170 — Asher Johnson, SM, won by forfeit; 182 — Brett Rucker, NM, dec. Luke Rokus, 7-6; 195 — Hunter Hernandez, SM, won by forfeit; 220 — Jeremiah Jackson, NM, pinned Li Moala, 1:50; 285 — Dutch Nicholson, NM, won by forfeit.

* starting weight

PHOENIX DROPS TWO: At Murphy, Isabella Prinslow highlighted Phoenix’s effort in a 60-12 loss to host Hidden Valley, scoring a pin at 138 pounds in the only contested victory of the night for the Pirates, who also received a forfeit victory in the three-team meet.

Double forfeits filled up much of the North Valley-Phoenix card, with the Knights holding on for a 36-12 win despite a pin by Marcelo Camargo at 170 and another forfeit victory for the Pirates.

HIDDEN VALLEY 60, PHOENIX 12

106 — Double forfeit; 113 — Basen Rambo, HV, won by forfeit; 120 — Ashton Marchington, HV, won by forfeit; 126 — Hunter Lucas, HV, pinned Erik Reyes Medina; 132 — George Tapia, HV, won by forfeit.

138 — Isabella Prinslow, P, pinned Megan Peterson; 145 — Asa Marwick, HV, pinned Eric Peltier; 152 — Owen Smith, HV, won by forfeit; 160 — Owen Archy, HV, pinned Owen Mathewson.

170 — Fisher Bastian, HV, pinned Marcelo Camargo; 182 — Caleb Maynard, P, won by forfeit; 195 — Double forfeit; 220 — Aiden Moon-Reeed, HV, pinned Jonathan Bennett; 285 — Christopher Woods, HV, won by forfeit.

NORTH VALLEY 36, PHOENIX 12

106 — Double forfeit; 113 — Double forfeit; 120 — Double forfeit; 126 — Double forfeit; 132 — Bryson Teal, NV, pinned Erik Reyes Medina, 3:42.

138 — Alex Mersino, NV, pinned Isabella Prinslow, :45; 145 — Landon Myers, NV, pinned Eric Peltier; 152 — Chris Currier, NV, won by forfeit; 160 — Ethan Blendell, NV, pinned Owen Mathewson.

170 — Marcelo Camargo, P, pinned Wyatt Holly, 2:51; 182 — Double forfeit; 195 — Seth Gallego, NV, won by forfeit; 220 — Jonathan Bennett, P, won by forfeit; 285 — Double forfeit.