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Boys Basketball: North Medford rallies past host Sheldon

EUGENE — Jett Carpenter converted two free throws late in the game to help North Medford come away with a 63-60 road victory against Sheldon in Southwest Conference boys basketball Tuesday.

The Black Tornado (10-6, 2-0 SWC) trailed by double digits in the second half but used tight defense and some long-range shooting to overtake the Irish (7-10, 0-2).

A decisive statistic was North Medford’s 11-for- 20 effort from 3-point territory.

A key sequence came after Darrius Wells sank two free throws to give North a 61-60 advantage with under one minute to go. The Black Tornado made a steal on Sheldon’s next possession when Jaray Thomas tipped an Irish pass that went to Victor Orozco-Bernal, who got the ball to Carpenter and was fouled by the Irish.

“We knew they were going high-low with their bigs because they’d been killing us all night with it,” said North Medford coach Scott Plankenhorn. “Then Jaray Thomas got a poke on the ball to Victor, so we did what we wanted to do out of it.”

Sheldon got off a desperation game-tying 3-pointer that missed to end the game.

Carpenter paced the North attack with 14 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Nick Karrick made an important impact with 12 points — all on 3-pointers.

“Karrick hit two straight 3’s in the fourth that were big and Orozco-Bernal had some big plays in the fourth,” said Plankenhorn.

Wells provided 10 points and five assists, Thomas had 10 points and Orozco-Bernal chipped in nine.

“Any win on the road in the league is massive because it’s not that easy to do,” said Plankenhorn. “It was the second consecutive (road win) so it was big for us and now we’ve just gotta keep going.”

NORTH MEDFORD (63): Wells 10, Conrad 0, Ellis 0, Thomas 10, Carpenter 14, Angulo 2, Orozco-Bernal 9, Parker 6, Karrick 12, Spence 0. Totals: 22-47 8-10 63.

SHELDON (60): Tucker 9, Frey 2, Wagers 3, McGarvey 16, Line 0, Herbert 15, Owen 3, Prickel 5, Seghetti 2, Gittins 5. Totals: 24-49 6-9 60.

North Medford17151516— 63

Sheldon20171112— 60

3-point goals — North Medford 11-20 (Wells 1, Thomas 2, Carpenter 1, Orozco-Bernal 1, Parker 2, Karrick 4), Sheldon 5-15 (Tucker 1, Wagers 1, Owen 1, Prickel 1, Gittins 1). Technical foul — Wagers.

JV result — North Medford 52, Sheldon 30.

GRANTS PASS 60, SOUTH MEDFORD 44: South Medford was unable to contain Grants Pass star Taylor Anderson, who poured in 25 points to guide the Cavemen to their first Southwest Conference victory at South Medford High School.

The Panthers’ rough start didn’t help their cause, chalking up just four points in the first quarter. They would pick up the pace a bit but Grants Pass pulled away with a big third quarter edge, 20-12.

The senior Anderson connected on five 3-pointers for the Cavemen (5-11, 1-1 SWC), while the Panthers (1-15, 0-2) received 16 points from Keegan Losinski.

GRANTS PASS (60): Rich 5, Lopez 2, C. Anderson 0, Law 3, Coyle 5, T. Anderson 25, Kelley 2, Lackey 4, Clark 14, Bellum 0. Totals: 24 5-11 60.

SOUTH MEDFORD (44): Shepard 3, DeBoer 5, Gaut 2, Harmon 5, Pannell 2, Losinski 16, Patterson 0, Dye 4, Wente 3, Ramsay 4. Totals: 17 8-11 44.

Grants Pass13162011— 60

South Medford4131215— 44

3-point goals — Grants Pass 7 (Law 1, T. Anderson 5, Clark 1), South Medford 2 (Shepard 1, DeBoer 1).

JV result — Grants Pass won.

SPRINGFIELD 45, ASHLAND 43: At Ashland, Ashland built a 10-point first-half lead but couldn’t hold on in the Midwestern League loss.

Anthony Smith and Joseph Wallner-Sentle combined for 25 points to pace the Grizzlies (5-9, 1-6 MWL).

Springfield evened its league mark at 4-4 and is 8-7 overall.

SPRINGFIELD (45): Hill 12, Pederson 0, Carrillo 2, Sorber 4, Grousbeck 2, Vega 2, K. Smith 2, Brown 21. Totals: 12 15-23 45.

ASHLAND (43): A. Smith 13, Wallner-Sentle 12, Ekwall 5, Sanford 4, Saulsbury 3, Sayre 0, Desmond 6. Totals: 16 7-8 43.

Springfield1410168— 45

Ashland1513510— 43

3-point goals — Springfield 6 (Hill 3, Sorber 1, Brown 2), Ashland 4 (Wallner-Sentle 2, Ekwall 1, Saulsbury 1). Fouled out — A. Smith.

NORTH EUGENE 60, EAGLE POINT 42: At Eugene, senior Hayden Neyt racked up a career-high 20 points but it wasn’t enough for Eagle Point, which fell behind in the first half and was unable to catch up.

The Eagles (2-13, 0-8 Midwestern League), who faced a 30-16 halftime deficit to North Eugene (6-10, 3-5), also received 13 points from Logan Esquibel and eight from Quinton Gelbrich in a game where just four Eagle Point players scored.

EAGLE POINT (42): Neyt 20, McHugh 1, Gelbrich 8, Esquibel 13, Judd 0, Chaparro 0, Shaffer 0, McGarrell 0, Aguilar 0, Gorman 0. Totals: 13 12-25 42.

NORTH EUGENE (60): Pratt 3, DeGarmo 7, Rankin 8, Wallace 3, Duke 13, Parks 17, Cross 5, Richardson 4, Plum-Kazmierczak 0, Quinton 0. Totals: 22 11-16 60.

Eagle Point791214— 42

North Eugene13171515— 60

3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Neyt 2, Gelbrich 2), North Eugene 5 (DeGarmo 1, Wallace 1, Duke 2, Cross 1).

MAZAMA 54, PHOENIX 30: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix hung tough in the first half but Mazama, with its one-two punch, was too much down the stretch in the Skyline Conference contest.

The Pirates (9-8, 0-3 Skyline) were led by Ethan Hutsell’s eight points.

Cole Brosterhous poured in 21 points and Javon Hall went for 18 for the Vikings (7-8, 2-1), who led 23-17 at halftime before scurrying away in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Pirates 19-5.

PHOENIX (30): Martinez 2, Serna 4, Goff 3, Mursell 8, Clayton 0, Mendez 0, Stella 2, Watts 3, Ortega 3, Beer 0, Stanfield 5. Totals: 11 5-8 30.

MAZAMA (54): Hall 18, Brosterhous 21, Luna 6, Zakour 3, Smith 0, Healy 0, Lee 4, Kasper 0, Aguilar 2. Totals: 23 1-3 54.

Phoenix10785— 30

Mazama13101219— 54

3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Watts 1, Ortega 1, Stanfield 1), Mazama 9 (Hall 4, Brosterhous 3, Luna 1, Zakour 1).

BLANCHET CATHOLIC 72, ST. MARY’S 72: At Salem, Nathan Sternenberg had 14 points, four rebounds and his first dunk of the season, but St. Mary’s struggled at the free-throw line and dropped its only game in the Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase at Corban University on Monday.

Trevahn Foster added 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks, Francis Okeyia 16 points and Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua eight points and three steals for the Crusaders (9-9), who were 10 of 21 from the foul line, including 3-for-8 in the fourth quarter.

Blanchet Catholic (6-12) was led by James Moore, who hit three 3-pointers on his way to 21 points.

ST. MARY’S (64): Kaeo-Wailehua 8, Young 0, Okeyia 16, Conner 5, Reynolds 0, Hadley 0, Rajagopal 2, Sternenberg 14, Snyder 3, Foster 16. Totals: 25 10-21 64.

BLANCHET CATHOLIC (72): Moore 21, Mills 5, K. Sindlinger 12, Phipps 13, Duffy 10, Hill 5, Raffensperger 6. Totals: 26 13-16 72.

St. Mary’s13161520— 64

Blanchet Catholic20171817— 72

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 4 (Okeyia 1, Sternenberg 1, Snyder 1, Conner 1), Blanchet Catholic 7 (Moore 3, Mill 1, Phipps 2, Hill 1).

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