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BOYS HOOPS: North’s comeback bid falls short

CLACKAMAS — Inexperience at the varsity level proved a little costly for North Medford’s boys basketball team Friday night, which suffered through turnover issues to start its season opener and found itself digging out from a hole throughout in a 59-51 loss to Clackamas.

“It was ugly,” said Black Tornado head coach Scott Plankenhorn. “We had 11 turnovers in the first quarter. It was not fun, and the second quarter wasn’t much more fun when we had seven more.”

North Medford ended up with 24 turnovers but didn’t let that slow a comeback bid that found the score tied at 49-all midway through the fourth quarter.

“It wasn’t like we were way out of touch,” said the coach. “We kind of scrambled and clawed back in and tied at 49, but we had worked hard to get to that point and they got a three-point play and then it all just fell off from there.”

Houston Klug totaled 23 points and four rebounds and Keenan Stewart had 11 points and three boards for North (0-1), while Andrew Plankenhorn dished out five assists.

Garrett Strube had 20 points to pace Clackamas (1-0).

NORTH MEDFORD (51): Carpenter 3, Klug 23, Walker 0, Carr 5, Torres 3, Plankenhorn 2, Stewart 11, C. Young 2, Scott 2. Totals: 19-40 11-18 51.

CLACKAMAS (59): Strube 20, Harrison 9, Beltz 12, King 14, Babatunde 0, Herrejon 0, Mitchell 0, Snyder 0, Burton 2, Maehara 2, An 0. Totals: 22 14-24 59.

North Medford4161813— 51

Clackamas15131714— 59

3-point goals — North Medford 2-16 (Klug 1, Carr 1), Clackamas 5 (Strube 3, Harrison 1, Beltz 1). Fouled out — Carpenter. Technical foul — Harrison.

JV result — North Medford 71, Clackamas 52.

BEND 40, ASHLAND 37: At Wilsonville, junior forward Azure McNamara scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter where Ashland grabbed its first lead of the game before the shots stopped falling down the stretch and Bend prevailed on Day 1 of the Wilsonville Invitational.

The Grizzlies (0-1), who will next face Hood River Valley, went up 36-31 midway through the fourth quarter but went cold from the field, scoring just two points the rest of the way.

Azure accounted for 13 of the Grizzlies’ 14 fourth-quarter points before fouling out, and senior forward Silas Wright chipped in nine points.

ASHLAND (37): Stowasser 0, Lehnerz 0, Golden 3, Wright 9, Thompson 5, Nogues 5, Hermogenes 0, McNamara 15. Totals: 14 4-6 37.

BEND (40): Roy 2, Keown 21, T. Karpstein 4, Mose 0, Dornhecker 6, Doke 5, Johnson 2. Totals: 15 6-7 40.

Ashland115714— 37

Bend118714— 40

3-point goals — Ashland 5 (McNamara 3, Nogues 1, Golden 1), Bend 4 (Keown 3, Doke 1).

CRATER 53, DEL NORTE 42: At Yreka, Calif., Ashton Acrey scored 14 points to lead a Crater team that finished with three players in double figures as the Comets advanced to the Yreka Tournament championship game with a win over Del Norte.

Ty Dahlin scored 12 points and Marcus Idiart added 10 to help the Comets (2-0) pull away in the second half. Crater outscored Del Norte (2-1) 17-9 in the third quarter after leading 29-22 at the half.

Crater will face Grants Pass in Saturday afternoon’s championship game.

Ethan Thomas paced the Warriors with 22 points.

CRATER (53): Idiart 10, Acrey 14, Higginson 3, Huynh-Pham 3, Bittle 7, Dutkiewicz 0, Dahlin 12, Hopkins 0, Schwenk 4, Alderman 0. Totals: 19 9-14 53.

DEL NORTE (42): Maxwell 0, Mattz 2, Fitch 2, Crabb 11, Antonetti 0, Russel 5, Thomas 22, Barker 0, Erler 0. Totals: NA.

Crater1514177— 53

Del Norte1111911— 42

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Idiart 2, Acrey 1, Higginson 1, Pham 1, Bittle 1).

MCKINLEYVILLE 71, EAGLE POINT 50: At McKinleyville, Calif., one night after scoring an 80-60 rout over Hoopa of California, Eagle Point battled through inconsistent play and could never get over the hump in a Day 2 loss to McKinleyville in its own tournament.

Peyton Pierce, a junior guard, led the charge for the Eagles (1-1) with 25 points after pouring in 31 on Thursday.

Eagle Point will close tourney play at 3 p.m. Saturday against Lincoln of California.

PHOENIX 56, ST. MARY’S 50: Phoenix closed the game on an 11-5 run to break a 45-all tie and take the lead once and for all in the hard-fought nonleague matchup at the St. Mary’s gym.

Dylan Harper scored 19 points, Julius Bolstad added 14 and Robin Trenbeath tallied 16 to pave the way for Phoenix (2-0).

Kayden Walker paced St. Mary’s (0-1) with 15 points and Noah Friesen scored 14.

PHOENIX (56): Trenbeath 16, Je. Selden 0, Mooring 3, Ja. Selden 0, Ponce 0, Hernandez 2, Harper 19, Talbott 2, Decker 0, Bolstad 14. Totals: 20 10-14 56.

ST. MARY’S (50): Friesen 14, Hensman 0, Foster 5, Walker 15, Delplanche 9, Cooley 2, Patel 5, Hidde 0. Totals: 13 21-25 50.

Phoenix1715915— 56

St. Mary’s11101415— 50

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Trenbeath 2, Mooring 1, Bolstad 1), St. Mary’s 3 (Friesen 2, Delplanche 1). Fouled out — Ja. Selden, Delplanche.

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