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BOYS BASKETBALL: North comes up short at Beaverton

BEAVERTON — After falling behind early on the road against a formidable foe, the North Medford boys basketball team was able to weather the storm and climb back on Friday.

And although the Black Tornado put together their best quarter in the fourth, shooting woes from deep ultimately doomed North Medford as Beaverton came away with a 57-53 victory.

“We were right there and had a chance late, but we didn’t quite shoot the basketball,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. “They were a little more solid than we were and we didn’t shoot it very well. That was the biggest difference in the game.”

North Medford (1-1) shot 35% from the field on 19-for-55 shooting but what really stung was going just 3-for-23 from 3-point range.

Despite the poor shooting, the Black Tornado was still able to take the Beavers down to the wire. Heading into the final minute, North Medford cut the Beavers’ lead to three points but was forced to foul down the stretch and Beaverton converted from the foul line.

“They played super hard, we played super hard,” said Plankenhorn. “No lack of effort by either team. It was a highly competitive game for early in the year and we fell on the wrong side.”

The Beavers (1-0) began the game on a 12-2 run but North Medford went on a run of its own before grabbing a two-point lead in the second quarter. Beaverton later held a 27-23 halftime lead.

Ty Neff paced the Black Tornado with 16 points and five rebounds, while Trey Neff collected 10 points and eight rebounds. Fellow senior Bryce Dyer also came through with nine points, 12 boards and four assists and O’Shea Miller added 11 points for North Medford.

Beaverton’s Brady Rice led all scores with 29 points and Max Elmgren contributed 12.

NORTH MEDFORD (53): McLean 0, Ty. Neff 16, Tr. Neff 10, Plankenhorn 0, Miller 11, Orozco 5, Dyer 9, Goodrich 2. Totals: 19-55 12-15 53.

BEAVERTON (57): Hamilton 5, Gonzalez 0, Shank 3, Elmgren 12, A. Rice 0, B. Rice 29, Mesa 4, Rosenfeld 4, Borter 0, Apperson 0. Totals: 21 9-12 57.

North Medford1491218— 53

Beaverton15121416— 57

3-point goals — North Medford 3 (Ty. Neff 2, Orozco 1), Beaverton 6 (Hamilton 1, Shank 1, Elmgren 1, B. Rice 2, Rosenfeld 1).

JV score — North Medford 40, Beaverton 39.

CRATER 49, DEL NORTE 37: At Yreka, Calif., Colton Vranes led all scorers with 15 points to help Crater pull away in the semifinals of the Yreka Tournament and capture a spot in today’s championship.

The Comets (2-0), who will square off against Henley at 7 p.m., turned defense into transition offense to pull away in the fourth quarter against the Warriors in what was a physical contest.

Tate Broesder tallied 11 points for the Comets.

CRATER (49): Acrey 6, Lasater 6, Vranes 15, Smith 5, Price 6, Broesder 11, Idiart 0, Grant 0, L. Higginson 0, Whalen 0, B. Higginson 0. Totals: 19 4-8 49.

DEL NORTE (37): Horton 5, Zepeda 12, Robson 13, Scott 8, Price 0, Thomas 0, Mattz 0, Maxwell 0. Totals: 17 2-3 37.

Crater13121212— 49

Del Norte126910— 37

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Lasater 2, Vranes 1, Smith 1, Broesder 3), Del Norte 3 (Zepeda 1, Robson 2).

EAGLE POINT 79, HOOPA VALLEY 38: At McKinleyville, Calif., Eagle Point senior Brennen Neyt paced a balanced scoring attack with 15 points and the Eagles used a 31-point first quarter to pull away in a consolation game at the McKinleyville Rotary Tournament.

Alejandro Redondo added 13 points and Tommy Johnson pulled down 12 rebounds to go with six points for the Eagles (2-1), who next play host McKinleyville at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Eagle Point knocked down 14 3-pointers overall and saw nine different players score at least one basket.

EAGLE POINT (79): Quintero 8, Smith 9, Dutton 7, Pierce 6, Neyt 15, Carlton 8, Johnson 6, McGuire 7, Redondo 13, Morgan 0. Totals: 31 3-6 79.

HOOPA VALLEY (38): Front 4, Borden 2, Turner 0, Salinas 0, Martinez 0, Glidwell 4, Balzy 13, Perez 5, Hunsucker 2, Golley 2, Campbell 5, Masten 1. Totals: 13 11-15 38.

Eagle Point3121243— 79

Hoopa Valley714163— 38

3-point goals — Eagle Point 14 (Quintero 2, Smith 3, Dutton 1, Pierce 2, Neyt 1, McGuire 2, Redondo 3), Hoopa Valley 1 (Perez 1).

KLAMATH UNION 60, ST. MARY’S 57: At Phoenix, Noah Friesen’s runner pulled St. Mary’s within one point with 12.5 seconds left but the Crusaders were unable to get a steal on the ensuing possession and Klamath Union’s Javan Zumwalt knocked down two free throws to seal a win on Day 1 at the Phoenix Tournament.

St. Mary’s had 3.7 seconds left in regulation but its inbounds pass was intercepted, denying the Crusaders (1-1) a potential game-tying shot.

Friesen led the Crusaders with 14 points, Kayden Walker added 11 while Heemir Patel and Travis Johnson chipped in 10 points apiece.

Late Thursday, St. Mary’s was able to build a 17-point advantage by halftime and score a 67-54 road victory over North Valley. In that game, Friesen scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half for the Crusaders, who also got 13 points from Walker and 12 from Eli Haynes.

ST. MARY’S (57): Friesen 14, Walker 11, Kranenburg 8, Haynes 4, Patel 10, Johnson 10. Totals: 21 9-12 57.

KLAMATH UNION (60): Macias 10, Zumwalt 16, Watah 18, Dutra 2, Merhoff 3, Gutierrez 6, Taylor 5, Ortiz 0. Totals: 22 7-11 60.

St. Mary’s14131119— 57

Klamath Union2161815— 60

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 5 (Friesen 2, Kranenburg 2, Walker 1), Klamath Union 7 (Watah 3, Macias 2, Zumwalt 2, Merhoff 2).

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ST. MARY’S (67): Friesen 20, Walker 13, Kranenburg 2, Haynes 12, Delplanche 8, Hensman 3, Patel 9, Johnson 0.

NORTH VALLEY (54): Lauby 4, Champion 20, Robinson 0, M. Cartwright 6, Kilborn 0, Pezqueda 10, Hawkins 10, Jones 4.

St. Mary’s1524919— 67

Klamath Union1661814— 54

PROSPECT 65, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 29: At Prospect, junior Boden Perkins erupted for a career-high 32 points as Prospect powered past New Hope Christian in the season opener for both squads.

Perkins also came away with three assists and three steals and helped the Cougars (1-0) take care of the basketball, limiting their turnovers to just seven.

Senior Andrew Hammer registered 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars, who picked up eight points and six rebounds from senior Theo James and five assists from Dylan Christian.

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