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PREP BASKETBALL: Eagles halt skid, top Roseburg

EAGLE POINT — For the first time in six years, Eagle Point’s boys basketball team was able to walk away victorious after its season opener thanks to a steady effort Wednesday night.

Seniors Alex Smith, Brennen Neyt and Tommy Johnson each scored in double figures to help power the Eagles to a 61-48 win over Class 6A Roseburg for the Eagles’ first season-opening win since the 2015-16 season.

“We’ve been the doormat for as long as I can remember,” said EP head coach Ryan Marrs, “so this is great for us and hopefully will catapult us going forward. We have big expectations going forward with eight seniors.”

Smith poured in 17 points while Neyt had 16 points and eight rebounds and Johnson notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards for Eagle Point (1-0).

The Eagles went 1-15 this past spring, 1-24 in the 2019-20 season, 2-20 in 2018-19 and 3-21 in 2017-18, but Marrs believes his team has turned the corner and is trending upwards.

Eagle Point held an 11-10 advantage over Roseburg through one quarter, then used a 19-10 run in the second quarter to build confidence for a strong finish.

“In the second quarter we just slowed down our offense,” said Marrs of the change in play. “We got more patient and weren’t trying to hit home runs against their 1-2-2 press and we got good looks in the middle and with 3-pointers from the corner.”

The Eagles finished with seven 3-pointers overall, with Smith posting four makes beyond the arc.

Colton Marsters scored 15 points and Carter Stedman added 10 to lead Roseburg.

ROSEBURG (48): Mendoza 2, Marsters 15, Stedman 10, Wilder 4, Pike 6, Oja 0, Williams 2, Olson 5, Fullerton 0, Cleary 0, Vredenburg 4. Totals: 17 8-8 48.

EAGLE POINT (61): Quintero 3, Smith 17, Dutton 0, Pierce 0, Neyt 16, Carlton 2, Johnson 13, McGuire 2, Rodondo 8. Totals: 21 9-18 61.

Roseburg10101315— 48

Eagle Point11191912— 61

3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Marsters 1, Olson 1), Eagle Point 7 (Quintero 1, Smith 4, Rodondo 2).

JV score — Roseburg 54, Eagle Point 29.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 69, DAYS CREEK 38: Getting a balanced effort offensively where four players scored in double figures, Rogue Valley Adventist pulled away in the second half to record a convincing win in its season opener.

RVA’s Alex Wiggers, a 6-foot-3 senior post, recorded a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds. Junior guard Lucas Christensen also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while also adding six assists.

Junior guard Cody Mendenhall scored 19 points, pulled down eight rebounds and hit four of his team’s six 3-pointers, while junior David Zamudio had 15 points and four boards.

Girls

ROSEBURG 29, EAGLE POINT 23: At Roseburg, Eagle Point was held scoreless in the fourth quarter and Roseburg rallied from a 14-8 halftime deficit in the season opener.

Junior guard Morgan Dole scored 18 points to lead the Eagles (0-1), who entered the final frame up 23-19 but were outscored 10-0 in the fourth.

Amy Carpenter scored nine of her 15 points in the second half to lead Roseburg (1-0).

EAGLE POINT (23): Dole 18, Nielsen 2, Baldwin 3, Raber 0, Hanan 0, Munoz 0, Balero 0, McCornack 0, Cabrera 0. Totals: 8 4-6 23.

ROSEBURG (29): Morello 5, Mohlsick 4, Carpenter 15, J. Muntifering 3, Miller 2, Bowman 0, S. Muntifering, Rivera 0, Cunningham 0, Weidemier 0. Totals: 12 1-2 29.

Eagle Point 7 7 9 0— 23

Roseburg 3 5 11 10— 29

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Dole 2, Baldwin 1), Roseburg 4 (Carpenter 2, Morello 1, J. Muntifering 1).

JV result — Roseburg won.

PHOENIX 38, SOUTH UMPQUA 23: At Myrtle Creek, sophomore point guard Anabell Delgado filled up the stat sheet and Phoenix buckled down on defense to get the season-opening win on the road.

Delgado scored a game-high 18 points, had eight steals and dished out six assists to lead the Pirates (1-0), who led 17-12 at the half and only allowed the Lancers (0-1) to hit double digits in one quarter, a 10-point fourth. Phoenix also outrebounded South Umpqua, 35-22.

Phoenix junior Morgan James finished with eight points and nine rebounds, while fellow junior Kyla Potratz had six points and six rebounds.

South Umpqua’s Montanah Love scored 15 points, all from her five 3-pointers.

PHOENIX (38): James 8, Nolan 4, Woodward 0, Cos 4, Potratz 6, Delgado 18, Rector 4, McConnell 0, Mohamud 0. Totals: 14 8-16 38.

SOUTH UMPQUA (23): Kelley 0, Love 15, McCaughan 3, Richardson 4, Whetzel 1, Woodruff 0, Martin 0, Donahoe 0. Totals: 8 2-5 23.

Phoenix116813— 38

South Umpqua84110— 23

3-point goals — South Umpqua 5 (Love 5). Technical foul — South Umpqua scorebook.

JV result — South Umpqua won.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 45, DAYS CREEK 23: Junior Emma Bischoff started the 2021-22 season in big fashion, recording a double-double to lead Rogue Valley Adventist to a runaway win.

Bischoff outscored Days Creek (0-1) on her own, finishing with 25 points and 14 rebounds to help the Red Tail Hawks (1-0) pull away in the second half after leading 20-13 at the break.

Fellow junior Isabell Zamora had seven points and 10 assists, while junior Michaela Porter nearly had a double-double of her own with eight points and 12 rebounds.

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