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PREP BASKETBALL: EP boys earn 10th straight win

GRANTS PASS — Seventh-ranked Eagle Point accomplished what it needed to Tuesday night against Class 6A Grants Pass.

At times, the 5A Eagles were poetry in motion against the host Cavemen.

At other times, well, they were just in motion.

Either way, the result was what mattered for head coach Ryan Marrs, whose team won its 10th straight contest and improved to 11-1 overall with a 57-44 nonleague boys basketball win.

“A win like this is actually good for our team right now because you’re not only going to have perfect games,” said Marrs. “Sometimes you’ve got to gut it out with sheer will and I think that’s what happened tonight. They got punched us in the gut, especially there in the third quarter, and our guys just got up and kept on working.”

Brennen Neyt scored 24 points for Eagle Point and fellow senior Alejandro Redondo added 13 points, each coming up with key baskets to slow any momentum by Grants Pass (5-7).

Dylan Neufeld scored all 11 of GP’s points in the first quarter and finished with 17

Eagle Point turned a 15-11 advantage through one quarter into a 31-19 edge by halftime. Grants Pass was able to trim its deficit to 35-31 after a quick surge out of the locker room, but Redondo provided a pair of key baskets in the paint to keep the Cavemen at bay.

EAGLE POINT (57): Quintero 4, Smith 0, Dutton 3, Pierce 0, Neyt 24, Carlton 0, Johnson 9, McGuire 4, Redondo 13. Totals: 20 14-22 57.

GRANTS PASS (44): Neufeld 17, Alderson 4, Bennett 6, Quist 0, Gladbach 1, Polen 7, McLean 1, Sawyer 0, Brandes 2, Anderson 3, Morgan 4. Totals: 17 6-10 44.

Eagle Point15161214— 57

Grants Pass118178— 44

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Dutton 1, Neyt 1, Redondo), Grants Pass 5 (Neufeld 3, Anderson 1, Alderson 1). Technical foul — Neufeld, Quintero.

JV result — Grants Pass won.

PROSPECT 59, PHOENIX JV 34: At Prospect, senior forward Theo James racked up 28 points and 14 rebounds for Prospect, which used a strong third quarter to pull away from Phoenix’s junior varsity team.

The Cougars (4-6) outscored Phoenix 16-4 in the third quarter, turning a seven-point halftime lead into a 19-point advantage heading into the fourth.

Junior guard Boden Perkins recorded 18 points, seven assists and seven steals, teammate Andrew Hammer pulled down 10 rebounds and Dylan Christian dished out five assists for the Cougars.

Girls

NORTH MEDFORD 48, HIDDEN VALLEY 41: At Murphy, Olivia Boger dropped in 12 points for North Medford, which used steady play from its backcourt to take control in the second half and ward off 4A Hidden Valley.

The Black Tornado (6-8) received 11 points, five rebounds and five steals from Jaiden Gallery — two of her steals coming at key points late in the fourth quarter.

Caileigh Raines and Ali Stevens scored eight points apiece while Stevens’ play in the backcourt was big for North, which limited its turnovers to six in the second half after committing 11 in the first half.

Teryn Powers had 12 points and Morgan Tiffin added 11 for the Mustangs (5-8).

NORTH MEDFORD (48): Boger 12, Gallery 11, Stevens 8, Raines 8, Richardson 4, McNamee 3, Lane 2, Hamlin 0, Patel 0. Totals: 18-45 10-23 48.

HIDDEN VALLEY (41): Tiffin 11, Willey 9, Noga 8, Powers 12, Lowery 1, Skinner 0, Bennett 0, Bents 0, Rommes 0. Totals: 14-43 7-14 41.

North Medford6131316— 48

Hidden Valley712139— 41

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Boger 1, Gallery 1), Hidden Valley 8 (Noga 2, Tiffin 3, Powers 3). Fouled out — Stevens. Technical foul — Bents.

JV score — Hidden Valley 32, North Medford 28

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 56, LOST RIVER 22: At Merrill, Cascade Christian freshman scored 24 points and senior Callie Sweem added 12 as the Challengers pulled away early for the nonleague win.

Sophomore Timnah Roberson added seven points for the Challengers (5-8), who led 24-3 after one quarter of play.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (56): Akins 0, Cramer 0, Brehm 0, Coats 1, Jones 24, Folin 0, Roberson 7, Smith 2, Purrier 0, Coble 0, Sweem 12, Pierson 4, Williams 2. Totals: 23 5-16 56.

LOST RIVER (22): Garcia 0, Turner 5, Herring 4, McCollam 0, Cobian 4, Overcash 0, Villegas 2, Britton 3, Bigoni 5, Dalton 0. Totals: 10 2-5 22.

Cascade Christian2414135— 56

Lost River3874— 22

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 5 (Jones 2, Roberson 1, Sweem 2).

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