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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dyer eclipses North record in victory

EUGENE — Not only did Bryce Dyer put his stamp on the North Medford boys basketball team’s Southwest Conference opener Friday, he made his mark in the school’s record books.

In what was an all-around dominant night for the senior forward, Dyer corralled 15 rebounds to become North Medford’s all-time leader in rebounding while Trey Neff paced the Black Tornado with 24 points en route to a 65-48 victory over South Eugene.

“He does it all,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn of Dyer. “He can play defense against almost anybody, even on guards. He’s super versatile and that’s just what he brought again tonight.”

In all, Dyer generated 19 points, five assists and four steals and surpassed Matt Maurer’s rebounding record of 535 boards that was capped during his 2009-2010 senior season. Dyer ended Friday’s game with 536.

The game was tied 22-all at halftime but Dyer and Neff imposed their will in the third quarter, combining for 20 of North Medford’s 24 points as the Black Tornado began to pull away from South Eugene. By the fourth quarter, North Medford went up by as many as 20 points and coasted to the finish.

“Those guys really carried us tonight,” Plankenhorn said. “We took control of the game mainly because of Trey and Bryce.”

Neff also had five rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers while O’Shea Miller went for 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

South Eugene, which fell to 1-7 overall and 0-1 in the SWC, was led by Oscar James’ 18 points.

NORTH MEDFORD (65): McLean 2, Klug 0, Ty. Neff 4, Tr. Neff 24, Plankenhorn 6, O’Neill 0, Carr 0, Young 0, Miller 10, Orozco 0, Dyer 19. Totals: 27-64 6-8 65.

SOUTH EUGENE (48): Herbert 8, Miller 0, James 18, Sabbato 4, Lea 2, Vellutini 2, Thompson 2, Thomas 5, Saunders 7, Cacioppi 0, Ulmschneidner 0. Totals: 18 11-16 48.

North Medford1662419— 65

South Eugene1481313— 48

3-point goals — North Medford 5-24 (Tr. Neff 2, Dyer 1, Plankenhorn 2), South Eugene 1 (Thomas 1). Technical foul — Dyer, Miller (NM), Sabbato.

JV result — North Medford won.

CRATER 91, NORTH BEND 32: At Central Point, Crater’s Javon Smith put together his best game of the season, leading four players in double figures with 22 points as the Comets put North Bend away early to collect their 10th straight victory.

The senior guard Smith drilled three 3-pointers for the No. 4-ranked Comets (13-1, 5-0 Midwestern League), while Logan Price came up with a season-high 15 points and Colton Vranes dropped in 12 points.

The Comets, who established a 51-17 halftime lead, also picked up 10 points from Tate Broesder, and in his second game back from a broken wrist, Kadin Price gave Crater a boost with nine points.

North Bend dropped to 2-10 overall and 0-4 in Midwestern League play.

NORTH BEND (32): Jones 0, Forester 6, Padgett 5, MacBeth 0, Nelson 1, Edera 0, Roberts 14, Wicks 0, Jackson 0, Flores 6, Pittz 0. Totals: 11 3-5 32.

CRATER (91): Acrey 8, Lasater 2, Vranes 12, Smith 22, L. Price 15, Idiart 5, Dutkiewicz 4, Grant 2, L. Higginson 0, K. Price 9, B. Higginson 2, Broesder 10. Totals: 38 9-21 91.

North Bend134150— 32

Crater27242317— 91

3-point goals — North Bend 7 (Roberts 4, Flores 2, Forester 1), Crater 6 (Smith 3, Vranes 1, Idiart 1, Broesder 1). Fouled out — Jones, Edera.

JV result — Crater won.

EAGLE POINT 68, WILLAMETTE 32: At Eagle Point, senior wing Brennen Neyt scored a game-high 19 points and No. 8-ranked Eagle Point extended its winning streak to nine games to remain perfect in Midwestern League play.

Eagle Point (10-1, 4-0 MWL) also got 13 points from senior guard Alejandro Redondo, while senior post Tommy Johnson added eight points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Sophomore wing Peyton Pierce also chipped in eight points.

The Eagles used a dominant first half to take control early, holding a 38-15 lead at the half.

Eagle Point finished with a season-high 15 assists and totaled 14 steals against Willamette (6-5, 3-3).

WILLAMETTE (32): Harris 0, Lesane 0, Thatcher 2, Bracy 4, Hemphill 0, Brooks 4, Lin 4, Sandow 2, O’Roy 4, Smisek 0, Stavros 5, Small 3, Long 4. Totals: 11 8-14 32.

EAGLE POINT (68): Quintero 3, Smith 7, Dutton 2, Pierce 8, Neyt 19, Carlton 4, Johnson 8, McGuire 0, Redondo 13, Uribe 3, Weaver 1. Totals: 26 8-11 68.

Willamette96107— 32

Eagle Point20181614— 68

3-point goals — Willamette 2 (Long 1, Small 1), Eagle Point 8 (Quintero 1, Smith 1, Pierce 2, Neyt 2, Redondo 2). Fouled out — McGuire. Technical foul — Lesane, McGuire, Redondo.

JV result — Willamette won.

DOUGLAS 53, ST. MARY’S 51: At Winston, St. Mary’s saw its comeback bid fall short in the fourth quarter for the second time this week in another one-possession setback.

Junior guard Noah Friesen knocked down four 3-pointers to pace St. Mary’s with 16 points while fellow junior Kayden Walker added 15 in the Far West League opener.

Five of Walker’s points came in a fourth quarter that saw the Crusaders (4-8, 0-1 FWL) outscore Douglas 13-10.

Tyler Dunstan led three Trojans (6-3, 1-0) in double figures with 17 points.

ST. MARY’S (51): Friesen 16, Walker 15, Haynes 4, Delplanche 2, Patel 4, Foster 8, Johnson 2.

DOUGLAS (53): Dunstan 17, Metianu 3, West 6, Nielen 14, Kelly 0, Ledbetter 0, Rincon 3, Page 10.

St. Mary’s10141413— 51

Douglas14121710— 53

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 4 (Friesen 4), Douglas 8 (Dunstan 3, Metianu 1, West 2, Nielen 1, Rincon 1).

TRINITY LUTHERAN 75, PROSPECT 50: At Bend, Prospect senior Theo James and junior Boden Perkins each supplied 21 points in the Mountain Valley League loss.

James also finished with 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals for the Cougars (4-6, 1-4 MVL), while Perkins had three assists and three steals.

Trinity Lutheran (5-7, 2-1) built a 46-24 lead by halftime before Prospect was able to put things together in the second half.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneNorth Medford's Bryce Dyer, seen here in a file photo from earlier this season, broke the Black Tornado’s rebound record in Friday night’s win over South Eugene.