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BOYS BASKETBALL: McLean boosts Black Tornado to romp

Austin McLean’s energy on the court was infectious Friday night and his stellar start helped set the tone for the North Medford boys basketball team against undefeated Bend.

McLean poured in all 15 of his points in a first half where the Black Tornado established a 17-point lead and coasted thereafter to hand the Lava Bears a 66-38 defeat at North Medford High School.

“He played really active and was sound defensively,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn of McLean. “He got on the offensive glass and was able to get us out in transition.”

McLean also came up with five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals as North Medford’s defensive activity helped it storm out of the gates with a 17-6 lead in the opening quarter.

“The (team’s) defense has been pretty sound,” said Plankenhorn, whose squad held Bend to just one free throw attempt in the contest. “We did a good job of getting them off the 3-point line because we knew that’s what they liked to do. We did a really good job on the defensive end tonight.”

Bryce Dyer came through with another solid all-around game and his defense helped get the Black Tornado (3-1) out in transition as well. Dyer generated nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals while Trey Neff dropped in 15 points and collected five steals.

O’Shea Miller added nine points for North Medford, which hosts Mountain View (3-0) at 1:30 p.m. today.

Cody Claussen led the Lava Bears (3-1) with 12 points.

BEND (38): Claussen 12, Shields 0, Keown 8, Oster 0, Baker 7, Lopez 4, Dornhecker 4, Doke 3, Johnson 0. Totals: 16 0-1 38.

NORTH MEDFORD (66): McLean 15, Klug 4, Ty. Neff 0, Tr. Neff 15, Plankenhorn 5, O’Neill 0, Carr 0, Young 0, Miller 9, Orozco 5, Dyer 9, Goodrich 4. Totals: 27-68 8-14 66.

Bend615116— 38

North Medford17211315— 66

3-point goals — Bend 6 (Claussen 2, Keown 2, Baker 1, Doke 1), North Medford 4 (Tr. Neff 2, Orozco 1, Plankenhorn 1). Technical foul — Bend scorebook.

JV result — North Medford 60, Bend 29.

CRATER 65, MAZAMA 51: At Klamath Falls, four Crater players scored in double figures to pace a balanced offensive attack in a win over Class 4A Mazama.

Sophomore Ashton Acrey led the Comets (4-1) with 13 points while seniors Caden Lasater and Colton Vranes had 12 and 11, respectively. Another senior, Tate Broesder, added 10 points.

Sophomore wing Ty Dahlin had nine points, all of which coming from behind the 3-point line.

As a team, Crater hit eight 3s against Mazama (2-3).

CRATER (65): Acrey 13, Lasater 12, Vranes 11, Price 6, Idiart 3, Dutkiewicz 1, Dahlin 9, Broesder 10, Smith 0, Grant 0, Higginson 0, Whalen 0. Totals: 26 5-10 65.

MAZAMA (51): Hubble 4, Kindt 7, Anderson 8, Ford 3, Jeffrey 0, Hargrave 4, Yancey 4, McDonald 12, Worrell 9, Raebel 0. Totals: 21 5-8 51.

Crater14192210— 65

Mazama8111220— 51

3-point goals — Crater 8 (Lasater 2, Vranes 1, Idiart 1, Dahlin 3, Broesder 1), Mazama 4 (Kindt 1, Anderson 2, Ford 1).

JV result — Crater won.

EAGLE POINT 54, HIDDEN VALLEY 30: At Murphy, Eagle Point improved to 4-1 with the road victory to extend its best start to a season since the Eagles opened 5-0 in their 2014-15 campaign.

PHOENIX 54, SUTHERLIN 25: At Phoenix, senior Jack Monroe and junior Jenner Selden combined for 28 points to lead Phoenix in a blowout win over Class 3A Sutherlin.

Monroe recorded 12 of his game-high 16 points in the first half, while Selden had eight of his 10 before the break.

Phoenix (3-1) built an insurmountable 40-8 halftime lead after outscoring Sutherlin (1-3) 17-0 in the second quarter.

Phoenix junior Julius Bolstad also finished in double figures with 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

SUTHERLIN (25): Jacobs 0, McGarvey 0, Palm 2, Cervantes 11, Fultz 2, Woods 6, Hart 0, Mentes 2. Totals: 10 5-10 25.

PHOENIX (54): Monroe 16, Stubbs 0, Je. Selden 12, Trenbeath 3, Harper 7, Hiett 0, Bolstad 10, Hernandez-Cipes 0. Totals: 23 3-4 54.

Sutherlin80116— 25

Phoenix2317212— 54

3-point goals — Phoenix 5 (Monroe 1, Stubbs 1, Trenbeath 1, Bolstad 2).

HENLEY 69, ST. MARY’S 54: At Klamath Falls, St. Mary’s junior Noah Friesen knocked down four 3-pointers to total 18 points and junior Kayden Walker added 16 points, but the Crusaders were unable to keep pace thanks to a couple key quarters from Henley.

Friesen also had three rebounds, two assists and two steals for St. Mary’s (1-4), while Walker had three rebounds and Tyson Delplanche added four rebounds, four steals and two assists.

Henley used edges in the second and fourth quarters of 21-13 and 19-11, respectively, to separate from the Crusaders.

Shaw Stork led four Hornets (3-2) in double figures with 15 points.

ST. MARY’S (54): Friesen 18, Walker 16, Haynes 1, Delplanche 4, Patel 7, Johnson 8. Totals: 18 10-15 54.

HENLEY (69): Frank 12, Hayes 11, Boersma 2, Stork 15, Suty 3, Cheyne 10, Bennett 4, Schwenk 8, Fitts 4. Totals: 18 4-13 69.

St. Mary’s11131911— 54

Henley11211819— 69

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 7 (Friesen 4, Walker 2, Johnson 1), Henley 7 (Frank 2, Hayes 3, Suty 1, Cheyne 1).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN JV 52, PROSPECT 46: At Prospect, the Cascade Christian JV team was able to rally late after trailing heading into the fourth quarter to get the road win over shorthanded Prospect.

Prospect (1-1), which had no subs available due to illness, led 22-19 at halftime and 36-33 heading into the fourth quarter. But the Challengers outscored the Cougars 19-10 in the fourth quarter.

Nathan Hoffman scored 14 points to lead Cascade Christian and Eli Bryant had 12.

Prospect’s Boden Perkins finished with 25 points, three steals and three assists, while Theo James had 16 points and 10 rebounds with three blocked shots.

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