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BOYS BASKETBALL: Thomas leads Tornado past GP

Senior guard Jaray Thomas had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go with three steals as North Medford rebounded from last week’s letdown at Roseburg by beating Grants Pass, 61-47, Friday at North Medford High School.

The Black Tornado shot 49 percent from the field (20-for-41), hit 16 free throws and used a 22-11 second-quarter surge to take control, winning for the seventh time in its last eight games to improve to 13-7 overall, 5-1 in the Southwest Conference.

Three North Medford players scored in double figures, led by Thomas and Jett Carpenter, who had 14 points and seven boards. Darrius Wells hit two 3-pointers on his way to 10 points.

Grants Pass (6-14, 2-4) was led by Randy Clark, who scored 12 points.

GRANTS PASS (47): Rich 8, Lopez 7, C. Anderson 0, Law 2, Coyle 0, T. Anderson 9, Maravilla 9, Lackey 0, Clark 12, Bellum 0. Totals: 19-49 7-11 47.

NORTH MEDFORD (61): Wells 10, Conrad 0, Thomas 15, Carpenter 14, Angulo Jr. 6, Orozco-Bernal 6, Parker 9, Karrick 1, Ellis 0. Totals: 20-41 16-23 61.

Grants Pass1111817— 47

North Medford8221219— 61

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2-11 (T. Anderson 1, Maravilla 1), North Medford 5-17 (Wells 2, Thomas 1, Carpenter 1, Parker 1).

JV result — North Medford 71, Grants Pass 42.

SOUTH EUGENE 60, SOUTH MEDFORD 43: South Medford held a 23-22 halftime lead in the Southwest Conference home contest.

South Eugene (15-6, 3-3 SWC) took command by going on a 13-0 run in the third quarter.

Sherman Hunter paced South Medford (2-18, 1-5) with 12 points.

SOUTH EUGENE (60): Edwards 2, Berryman 5, Harris 4, Clark 8, McAninch 14, Boettcher 11, Paul 16. Totals: 27 1-3 60.

SOUTH MEDFORD (43): Hunter 12, DeBoer 6, Bottero 8, Harmon 4, Losinski 4, Townley 0, Wente 1, Ramsay 8. Totals: 17 6-9 43.

South Eugene10122018— 60

South Medford1112812— 43

3-point goals — South Eugene 5 (Berryman 1, McAninch 2, Boettcher 1, Paul 1), South Medford 3 (Hunter 2, Bottero 1).

JV result — South Medford won.

CHURCHILL 89, EAGLE POINT 31: At Eagle Point, Kaelan O’Neil scored 28 points and top-ranked Churchill (17-4, 12-0 MWL) jumped out to a 31-4 lead after one quarter in the MWL rout.

Hayden Neyt led the Eagles (2-17, 0-12) with 13 points.

CHURCHILL (89): Akuma 5, Bennion 10, Morgan 10, Murphy 2, Vasbinder 11, Tofte 9, O’Neil 28, Pia 2, Goracke 7, Carson 5, Wallace 0, Case 0. Totals: 35 13-17 89.

EAGLE POINT (31): Kendrick 3, Shaffer 3, Neyt 13, Gelbrich 4, McPheeters 3, Aguilar 5, McHugh 0, McGarrell 0, Rodriguez 0, Gorman 0. Totals: 9 4-8 31.

Churchill31152914— 89

Eagle Point46813— 31

3-point goals — Churchill 6 (Vasbinder 3, O’Neil 1, Goracke 1, Tofte 1), Eagle Point 7 (Shaffer 1, Neyt 3, Gelbrich 1, McPheeters 1, Aguilar 1).

CRATER 68, NORTH BEND 50: At Central Point, Crater’s Nate Bittle scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had five blocks in the Midwestern League win.

The sixth-ranked Comets (14-6, 8-3 MWL) led by just three points after the first quarter but outscored North Bend (8-10, 3-9) 44-20 over the next two periods.

Hunter Chubb added 17 points and Nathan Horton 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Crater.

NORTH BEND (50): G. Mateski 7, Messner 6, Frank 9, Simmons 2, Martin 9, Byers 0, Lynn 7, Burgmeier 4, M. Mateski 5, Christensen 1, Reasor 0, Platt 0. Totals: 18 8-11 50.

CRATER (68): Vranes 9, Ray 0, Horton 10, Jaasko 0, Chubb 17, Eaton 3, Lacey 0, Fliegel 0, Edwards 2, Johnson 2, Noble 0, Bittle 22, Dance 3. Totals: 26 4-7 68.

North Bend1071320— 50

Crater13232111— 68

3-point goals — North Bend 6 (G. Mateski 1, Messner 2, Frank 1, Lynn 1, M. Mateski 1), Crater 12 (Chubb 5, Vranes 1, Horton 2, Eaton 1, Bittle 2, Dance 1)

THURSTON 65, ASHLAND 47: At Springfield, KJ Pippa scored 21 points and Gabe Ekwall 12 for the Grizzlies, who couldn’t overcome a rough first quarter in the Midwestern League setback.

The loss dropped the Grizzlies to 6-13 overall, 2-10 in the MWL.

ASHLAND (47): Pippa 21, Smith 2, Wallner-Sentle 3, Ekwall 12, Hanks 0, Sanford 4, Saulsbury 0, Swenson 3, Sayre 0, Carter 0, Desmond 2, Barnes 0, Harris 0, Lapierre 0. Totals: 18 5-14 47.

THURSTON (65): Casley 0, Crist 0, Muggy 4, Bryant 4, Alonzo 10, Newell 2, Deller 0, Beagle 0, Stranieri 3, White 0, Lange 19, Miller 13, Starck 10. Totals: 25 8-21 65.

Ashland9121311— 47

Thurston18151814— 65

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Ekwall 3, Pippa 1), Thurston 1 (Stranieri 1).

HENLEY 78, PHOENIX 58: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix junior guards Nico Ortega and Ethan Hutsell combined for nine 3-pointers and 33 points in the Skyline Conference loss.

Ortega finished with 17 points while Hutsell tossed in 16 for the Pirates, who dropped to 11-10 overall and 2-5 in league.

PHOENIX (58): Martinez 1, Serna 4, Goff 0, Hutsell 16, Jenkins 5, Mendez 0, Stella 2, Watts 8, Ortega 17, Beer 0, Stanfield 5. Totals: 18 10-14 58.

HENLEY (78): Hall 0, Fenters 4, Howard 0, Newsom 0, Reynolds 15, Neubert 31, Howe 14, Loney 10, Northcutt 4. Totals: 30 15-22 78.

Phoenix2211916— 58

Henley16152126— 78

3-point goals — Phoenix 12 (Hutsell 4, Jenkins 1, Watts 2, Ortega 5), Henley 1 (Reynolds 1). Technical foul — Loney

ILLINOIS VALLEY 96, ROGUE RIVER 65: At Rogue River, Elijah Polk tossed in 24 points as Illinois Valley remained unbeaten in Southern Cascade League action.

The Cougars (14-8, 11-0 SCL) led 51-25 at halftime.

Justin Cook, who had three 3-pointers in the second half, paced Rogue River (9-12, 3-8) with 17 points and Aiden Norris chipped in 12.

NORTH LAKE 45, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 41: At Silver Lake, Rogue Valley Adventist kept the game close against the Mountain Valley League third-place team.

The Red Tail Hawks fell to 3-12 in league play and 8-12 overall.

TRINITY LUTHERAN 70, PROSPECT 22: At Prospect, Trinity Lutheran of Bend jumped out to a 20-0 lead and forced 32 turnovers in the Mountain Valley League victory.

Prospect trailed 38-9 at halftime.

Theo James had five points and six rebounds for Prospect (1-20, 0-13 MVL).

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