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BOYS BASKETBALL: Eagle Point gets back on track

SPRINGFIELD — Senior wing Brennen Neyt scored a game-high 21 points and was one of three Eagle Point players to score in double figures as the sixth-ranked Eagles claimed a 61-50 win over Springfield in Midwestern League action Friday night.

Neyt made five of Eagle Point’s eight 3-pointers, as the Eagles were able to build an early 20-10 lead after the first quarter.

“Overall, Brennen shot the ball really well and only missed five total shots,” Eagle Point head coach Ryan Marrs said. “For us, it was a nice bounce-back win for us. I was real happy we were able to walk out of here with the ‘W.’ The second half, it was poor coaching on my part with switching guys in and out, and a lot of it has to do with me and the decisions I made.”

The Eagles were able to take a 35-17 lead into halftime before the Millers ended up outscoring the visitors 33-25 in the second half.

Eagle Point (14-2, 7-1 MWL), playing its first game since seeing its 12-game winning streak snapped by Churchill last Friday, also got 13 points from sophomore Peyton Pierce and 12 from senior Alex Smith.

“I think it was really big for both of them,” said Marrs of Pierce and Smith. “Alex hasn’t been scoring much of late, so that’s going to be a huge boost for. Pierce is a sophomore, so for him to have the output tonight is going to be a long-term thing for him. He hasn’t been playing much of late, but we will be depending on him more as the season goes on.”

Isaiah Navarrete led Springfield (3-14, 2-8) with 15 points.

EAGLE POINT (61): Smith 12, Dutton 2, Pierce 13, Neyt 21, Carlton 2, Johnson 4, McGuire 5, Redondo 2, Uribe 0. Totals: 22 9-15 61.

SPRINGFIELD (50): Johnson 2, Vega 0, Kapihe 10, Trinka 0, Napier 2, Hill 8, Navarrete 15, Lemley 3, Colter 2, Evans 8. Totals: 16 10-14 50.

Eagle Point 20 15 13 12— 61

Springfield 10 7 16 17— 50

3-point goals — Eagle Point 8 (Smith 2, Pierce 1, Neyt 5), Springfield 6 (Kapihe 2, Navarette 1, Lemley 1, Evans 2. Fouled out — Hill.

JV result — Springfield won.

CRATER 59, THURSTON 39: At Springfield, after a rough opening three minutes, Crater put together one of its best defensive efforts of the season the rest of the way as the Comets picked up their second convincing Midwestern League victory of the week.

Senior guard Javon Smith paced the Comets (15-4, 7-3 MWL) with 17 points and Tate Broesder went for 16 points. Smith and Broesder also knocked down three 3-pointers apiece.

The Comets had won 10 straight and 13 of their first 14 games before dropping three MWL games in a row. Crater ended its losing skid with a win over North Eugene on Tuesday.

CRATER (59): Acrey 6, Lasater 1, Vranes 8, Smith 17, L. Price 6, K. Price 5, Broesder 16, Idiart 0. Totals: 21 10-13 59.

THURSTON (39): Mmari 0, Perez 6, Stutesman 8, Humphries 2, Gallup 4, Stiffler 3, Molony 0, Efseaff 2, Newell 14. Totals: 15 6-12 39.

Crater 12 19 8 20— 59

Thurston 7 8 11 13— 39

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Acrey 1, Smith 3, Broesder 3), Thurston 3 (Stutesman 2, Stiffler 1). Fouled out — Newell. Technical foul — Newell.

JV result — Crater won.

ASHLAND 85, NORTH BEND 41: At Ashland, Hawthorn Lapierre scored 20 points and Izzy Golden recorded all 18 of his points from behind the 3-point line to lead Ashland to a third straight Midwestern League win.

Ashland (7-5, 4-1 MWL), which led 49-24 going into the break, hit 10 3-pointers against North Bend (2-17, 0-10), with six of those coming from Golden.

Grizzlies big man Egan Shields chipped in 15 points, while Crosby Lehnerz added nine.

ASHLAND (85): Stowasser 3, Lapierre 20, Golden 18, Wright 2, Thompson 7, Lehnerz 9, Hermogenes 2, McNamara 4, Barnes 3, Shields 15. Totals: 28 19-22 85.

NORTH BEND (41): Jones 2, Forrester 5, Padgett 4, Edera 4, Roberts 6, Rinderele 3, Wicks 2, Jackson 3, Flores 7, Wirth 2, Justice 2. Totals: 14 9-19 41.

Ashland 20 29 26 10— 85

North Bend 16 6 7 12— 41

3-point goals — Ashland 10 (Golden 6, Lapierre 1, Stowasser 1, Lehnerz 1, Barnes 1), North Bend 4 (Padgett 1, Roberts 2, Rinderele 1). Technical foul — Padgett 2.

JV result — North Bend won.

ST. MARY’S 60, DOUGLAS 55, OT: St. Mary’s junior Kayden Walker led four players in double figures with 15 points and the host Crusaders were able to stave off Jace Page and Douglas in overtime by going 8-for-10 from the foul line.

Noah Friesen, Eli Haynes and Tyson Delplanche each dropped in 10 points for the Crusaders (6-10, 2-3 Far West League).

The Trojans (9-7, 3-3) received 11 of Page’s 27 points in the fourth.

DOUGLAS (55): Dunstan 6, Metianu 3, West 3, Nielsen 3, Kelly 9, Ledbetter 2, Rincon 2, Page 27. Totals: 24 4-9 55.

ST. MARY’S (60): Friesen 10, Walker 15, Haynes 10, Delplanche 10, Patel 2, Foster 7, Johnson 6. Totals: 22 11-16 60.

Douglas 11 16 8 15 5— 55

St. Mary’s 15 13 13 9 10— 60

3-point goals — Douglas 3 (Metianu 1, West 1, Nielsen 1), St. Mary’s 6 (Walker 2, Haynes 1, Delplanche 2, Johnson 1).

CROSSPOINT CHRISTIAN 60, PROSPECT 46: At Prospect, Boden Perkins led three players in double figures with 14 points but Prospect’s hot start fizzled after the first quarter in the Mountain Valley League loss.

Perkins also dished out five assists for the Cougars (8-8, 3-6 MVL) while Theo James went for 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Hammer added 10 points and 11 boards.

The Cougars grabbed a 16-11 first-quarter lead but Crosspoint Christian (10-6, 7-2) took over thereafter, going up 31-26 at halftime, and pulled away in the second half.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneEagle Points Brennen Neyt, seen here in a file photo from earlier this season, scored 21 points in the Eagles’ win over Springfield on Friday night.