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PREP ROUNDUP: South boys soar past Clackamas

CLACKAMAS — Sophomore point guard Jackson Weiland registered an assist on each of South Medford’s first four possessions and the Panthers used that game-opening 9-0 run to set the tone and put enough distance between them and the Cavaliers for a 74-41 victory Wednesday.

South Medford saw eight players score at least one basket in the runaway boys basketball win, with senior Devon Malcolm leading three Panthers in double figures with 22 points to go with eight rebounds and three steals.

Freshman Boden Howell was solid on both ends of the floor with 20 points and Weiland finished with 10 points, seven assists and three steals.

“It was a great team effort,” said South Medford head coach James Wightman. “Bodie was tough, Dev was tough and Jackson was tough, too. It was a great win, for sure.”

Helping the Panthers (9-2) clinch the contest was a 19-2 advantage in the third quarter, with Howell draining three 3-pointers and Weiland adding another to break the game wide open. Howell finished with four of South’s 10 3-pointers.

Malcolm scored eight quick points to open the fourth quarter and enact a running clock for the remainder of the contest against Clackamas (3-5).

While South Medford’s lead was never erased after its game-opening surge, the Panthers weren’t quite as linked in on the defensive end as Wightman would have preferred in the first half. A little bit of a back-and-forth battle led South to enter the break up 40-32.

“We gave up 32 points in the first half and that’s way too many points,” said Wightman. “That was the message at halftime, that our defense is a lot better than this. And then (the Cavaliers) come out and only score nine points in the second half. I can’t imagine that happens to them too many times up here where they’re held to nine points in a half.”

Jackson Jaha scored 15 points and Nathan Senatra added 10 to lead Clackamas.

SOUTH MEDFORD (74): Weiland 10, Hall 3, Sleezer 5, Daniel 3, Howell 20, Adee 0, Adams 7, Bloodsaw 4, Clayborne 0, Espinosa 0, Malcolm 22. Totals: 29 6-8 74.

CLACKAMAS (41): Beltz 0, Bresler 3, Jaha 15, Strube 3, King 0, Andrews 0, Givens 3, Simmons 0, Newton 3, Delafuente 0, Peterson 4, Senatra 10. Totals: 14 8-14 41.

South Medford24161915— 74

Clackamas171527— 41

3-point goals — South Medford 10 (Howell 4, Malcolm 2, Weiland 1, Hall 1, Sleezer 1, Daniel 1), Clackamas 5 (Jaha 2, Bresler 1, Strube 1, Newton 1).

JV result — Clackamas won.

NORTH MEDFORD 100, YREKA 47: At Yreka, Calif., North Medford senior Bryce Dyer recorded a double-double with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Black Tornado to a blowout win late Tuesday night.

Dyer also added six assists and three steals as North (11-1) won its 10th straight game.

O’Shea Miller finished with 16 points, while the Neff twins, Ty and Trey, both scored 15 points for the Black Tornado. Ty Neff, like Dyer, dished out six assists and Antonio Orozco had a team-best four steals.

The Black Tornado, in control from the start, led 57-26 at the half and hit 11 3-pointers on the night.

Sophomore Jayden Dunbar paced Yreka (8-8) with 21 points.

NORTH MEDFORD (100): McLean 7, Klug 3, Ty. Neff 15, Tr. Neff 15, Plankenhorn 8, O’Neil 0, Miller 16, Orozco 5, Dyer 22, Goodrich 4, Dominguez 3, Young 0, Carr 2. Totals: 40 9-10 100.

YREKA (47): McEwen 8, Crane 2, Chapman 2, T. Zediker 0, Hosler 0, Dunbar 21, Kephart 11, Faultner 0, Roads 0, Johnson 0, R. Zediker 0, Wessel 3. Totals: 20 3-6 47.

North Medford26312419— 100

Yreka818174— 47

3-point goals — North Medford 11 (McLean 1, Klug 1, Ty. Neff 2, Tr. Neff 3, Plankenhorn 2, Orozco 1, Dominguez 1), Yreka 4 (Dunbar 3, Wessel 1).

JV result — North Medford won.

EAGLE POINT 78, NORTH VALLEY 32: At Eagle Point, Brennen Neyt poured in 23 points, Alejandro Redondo added 19 and Triston McGuire’s all-around performance off the bench powered Eagle Point to its seventh straight win Tuesday.

The Eagles (8-1) defense generated 22 steals — six of which came from McGuire, who also recorded 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists — while limiting the Knights (0-10) to just 14 first-half points.

Redondo drained three 3-pointers, Neyt added a pair of triples and Stephen Dutton added five points and five steals for the Eagles.

NORTH VALLEY (32): Lauby 8, Champion 0, Robinson 0, Cartwright 10, Hawkins 4, Kilborn 6, Jones 2, Garaeu 2. Totals: 9 9-14 32.

EAGLE POINT (78): Quintero 4, Smith 2, Dutton 5, Neyt 23, Carlton 4, Johnson 0, McGuire 10, Redondo 19, Morgan 0, Uribe 4, Weaver 2, Pierce 3. Totals: 30 10-16 78.

North Valley77108— 32

Eagle Point11212125— 78

3-point goals — North Valley 3 (Lauby 1, Kilborn 2), Eagle Point 7 (Neyt 2, Redondo 3, Dutton 1, Pierce 1).

JV score — Eagle Point 51, North Valley 31

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 57, ROGUE RIVER 27: At Rogue River, Rogue Valley Adventist shook off a sluggish opening quarter to take command in the second frame and build a comfortable lead by halftime in the nonleague contest.

David Zamudio paved the way for the Red Tail Hawks (9-2) with 19 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Thomas Strate added 11 points and four rebounds and Lucas Christensen had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Rogue Valley Adventist led 10-9 after one quarter but outscored Rogue River 23-5 in the second quarter to take control.

Sophomore Gavin Dabrowski scored 10 points to lead the Chieftains (0-6).

Girls Basketball

CHURCHILL 47, NORTH MEDFORD 15: At Eugene, North Medford fell behind 16-3 after one quarter of play and couldn’t recover in the nonleague loss.

Freshmen Caileigh Raines and Olivia Boger each scored four points to lead the Black Tornado (5-6), while Ali Stevens and Diya Patel each added four rebounds.

MaeAni Dotts scored 10 points for Churchill (5-4), which got nine points apiece from Morgan Statzer and Rivers Richardson.

NORTH MEDFORD (15): Raines 4, Boger 4, Steven 3, Hamlin 2, McNamee 2, Gallery 0, Patel 0, Richardson 0, Miller 0, Jackson 0, Harris 0. Totals: 6 3-7 15.

CHURCHILL (47): Statzer 9, Scott 7, Richardson 9, Rodman 4, Gansen 2, Moody 2, Humphery 2, Phillips 2, Jackson 0, Wooley 0, Dotts 10. Totals: 17-53 10-19 47.

North Medford3066— 15

Churchill1613126— 47

3-point goals — Churchill 3 (Dotts 2, Rodman 1).

JV result — Churchill won.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 49, ROGUE RIVER 16: At Rogue River, junior Emma Bischoff recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rogue Valley Adventist to the nonleague win.

Fellow junior Michaela Porter also scored in double figures with 14 points for the Red Tail Hawks (8-2), who led 28-10 at halftime.

Isabell Zamora added nine points and seven assists to drop Rogue River to 3-4 overall.

Wrestling

CRATER 42, GRANTS PASS 36: At Grants Pass, Crater needed every bit of the early lead it built to hold off Class 6A Grants Pass in a nonleague dual.

The 5A Comets jumped out to a 21-0 lead after their first three wrestlers — Ayden Tazioli (145 pounds), Matthew Bolanos (152) and Brayden Gray (160) — all recorded wins via pinfall.

Grants Pass rallied with four straight wins of its own before Crater responded, getting a Justin Brehm win at 285 pounds and an Elijah Bayne victory in the 113-pound class to go back in front for good.

106 — Sienna Caruso, C, win by forfeit; 113 — Elijah Bayne, C, pinned Caleb Altheide :53; 120 — Robert Miner, GP, dec. Wren Rambo 9-7; 126 — Ryan McCarthy, C, pinned Mark Astry 4:32; 132 — Owen Hull, GP, pinned Moses Kyne 1:42.

138 — Tagge Fry, GP, dec. Ty Havniear 5-3; *145 — Ayden Tazioli, C, pinned Kalvin Diaz 3:39; 152 — Matthew Bolanos, C, pinned Cole Carnes :59; 160 — Brayden Gray pinned Bruxton Leair :10.

170 — Gage Blay, GP, win by forfeit; 182 — Ryan Johnston, GP, pinned Daemian Deen 1:20; 195 — Braeden Lesina, GP, pinned Caleb Canfield 1:24; 220 — Owen Townes GP, pinned Gabriel Williams :54; 285 — Justin Brehm, C, pinned Kaleb Davis 1:46.

* starting weight

SOUTH SWEEPS: South Medford picked up a pair of convincing wins against Ashland and Phoenix during tri-meet action at Mountain Avenue Gym.
The Panthers beat the Class 4A Pirates 60-18 in their first outing of the night, then returned to beat the 5A Grizzlies 52-18. In the first matchup of the day, Phoenix rallied to beat Ashland 30-26.

For South, Connor Maukonen recorded two pins at 132 pounds, while Carson Terry won via pin and a 6-2 decision over Ashland’s William Wess. The Panthers’ Isaiah Harris (145) and Kristian Hernandez (106) also went unbeaten in their two matches.

Lindson Turner recorded Ashland’s first victory against South at 126 pounds after getting a win via forfeit earlier in the day.

For Phoenix, 170-pounder Marcelo Camargo recorded pins in 3:10 and 2:50 to sweep his matches.

Phoenix 30, Ashland 26

*106 — Irie Gorve, A, pinned Tanner Schuh 1:25; 126 — Lindson Turner, A, win by forfeit; 132 — Erik Reyes Medina, P, pinned Wesley Clark 1:12.

138 — William Wass, A, dec. Hunter Nash 11-8; 145 — Eric Peltier, P, pinned Harper McGrath 1:30; 160 — Will Downs, A, pinned Own Mathewson 2:17.

170 — Marcelo Camargo, P, pinned Patrick Latham 3:10; 195 — Alan Helsel, A, pinned Trevor Sharrar 1:54; 220 — Jospeh Baynard, P, pinned Maxwell Lindsay 3:44; 285 — Kaden Britt, P, win by forfeit.

* starting weight

South Medford 60, Phoenix 18

*106 — Kristian Hernandez, SM, pinned Tanner Schuh :19; 113 — Clarissa Leyva, SM, win by forfeit; 120 — Cameron Johnson, SM, win by forfeit; 126 — Brayden Ostvik, SM, win by forfeit; 132 — Connor Maukonen, SM, pinned Erik Reyes Medina 3:39.

138 — Carson Terry, SM, pinned Hunter Nash :24; 145 — Isaiah Harris, SM, pinned Eric Peltier :25; 152 — Carson Alvarez, SM, win by forfeit; 160 — Isaack Valdez, SM, pinned Owen Mathewson :22.

170 — Marcelo Camargo, P, pinned Caleb Dalke 2:50; 195 — Trevor Sharrar, P, win by forfeit; 220 — Joseph Baynard, P, pinned Li Moala 2:23; 285 — Bowen Johnson, SM, pinned Kaden Britt 1:13.

* starting weight

South Medford 52, Ashland 18

106 — Kristian Hernandez, SM, pinned Irie Grove 4:25; *113 — Clarissa Leyva, SM, win by forfeit; 120 — Cameron Johnson, SM, win by forfeit; 126 — Lindson Turner, A, pinned Brayden Ostvik 3:51; 132 — Connor Maukonen, SM, pinned Wesley Clark 1:49.

138 — Carson Terry, SM, dec. William Wess 6-2; 145 — Isaiah Harris, SM, pinned Harper McGrath 1:51; 152 — Carson Alvarez, SM, win by forfeit; 160 — Isaack Valdez, SM, major dec. Patrick Latham 14-4.

170 — Caleb Dalke, SM, dec. Will Downs 8-2; 195 — Alan Heisel, A, win by forfeit; 220 — Li Moala, SM, win by forfeit; 285 — Jonathan Urrutia, A, pinned Bowen Johnson 3:12.

* starting weight

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Boden Howell, shown in action earlier this season, scored 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter against Clackamas on Wednesday.