Pirates beaten by top-ranked Vikings

KLAMATH FALLS — The last time the Phoenix and Mazama boys basketball teams met, Phoenix's early lead unraveled in the final moments of the Jan. 8 game.

With a chance to respond to the heart-breaking, one-point home loss on Friday, the fifth-ranked Pirates needed to bring even more intensity into the hostile territory of the Class 4A's top-ranked school.

The Pirates, however, were unable to match the Vikings' aggressiveness, falling behind early and eventually being cast aside by host Mazama, 69-40, in Skyline Conference play.

"It went their way from the moment of the tip," said Phoenix coach Glenn Johannes. "They (Mazama) came out more physical than us from the get-go. We weren't as prepared as I thought we might have been ... as we should have been. We were not ready for them, which was unfortunate."

Even though the Pirates (11-5, 4-2 Skyline) didn't exude the energy they did in their earlier meeting, it didn't help matters that the Vikings came out scorching the nets.

Within the opening minute, the Vikings were up 9-0. After Phoenix took a timeout and made a free throw, the Pirates committed four straight turnovers, helping Mazama gain a 17-1 advantage.

The second quarter didn't get any better for Phoenix as the Vikings continued with a 5-0 run out of the gate and went on a 10-0 run later in the frame, giving Mazama a 32-12 halftime margin.

"That's how on fire they were," said Johannes of the Vikings, who were 8-for-12 from 3-point range. "They got hot and they shot the ball well. We'll just see how we respond (against Ashland today). We're gonna prepare and see what kind of character our kids have."

Phoenix was led by Tyler Dungannon's 12 points and six rebounds. Justin Bohn scored seven points and handed out five assists, but his defense on Mazama star Daniel Mathis may have been the only bright spot on the night for the Pirates.

Mathis was held to six points, but Greg Hall picked up the slack with 21 points. Kevin Wynne added 18 points and Darius Jackson had 16.

PHOENIX (40) — Dungannon 12, Young 9, Bohn 7, Hobson 6, T. Keith 4, Brown 2, Loper 0, Richardson 0, J. Keith 0, Campoy 0. Totals: 17 3-6 40.

MAZAMA (69) — G. Hall 21, Wynne 18, Jackson 16, Mathis 6, Evans 3, W. Hall 3, Robinson 3, Garrard 4, Schiess 3. Totals: 29 3-6 69.

Phoenix 6 6 13 15 — 40

Mazama 17 15 19 18 — 69

3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Dungannon 2, Bohn 1), Mazama 8 (Wynne 4, Evans 1, Schiess 1, W. Hall 1, Robinson 1).

JV result — Mazama won.

NORTH VALLEY 50, HIDDEN VALLEY 48 — At Murphy, Jake Herklotz hit two free throws with five seconds left and finished with 13 points for North Valley in the Skyline Conference victory.

Kevin Brazille added 10 for the Knights (11-9, 3-3 Skyline).

Braden Monnet scored 14 points for Hidden Valley (7-11, 2-4).

NORTH VALLEY (50) — Brazille 10, Anderson 4, Pughe 2, Dean 8, Rusk 6, Herklotz 13, Hayter 7. Totals: 20 10-12 50.

HIDDEN VALLEY (48) — Monnet 14, Krauss 7, Morse 7, Suthann 9, Craig 6, Holmes 3, Broadhead 2. Totals: 20 2-4 48.

North Valley 14 12 14 10 — 50

Hidden Valley 9 12 12 15 — 48

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 6 (Monnet 2, Suthann 1, Morse 1, Holmes 1, Krauss 1). Fouled out — Anderson.

Southern Cascade Hybrid

ROGUE RIVER 32, ST. MARY'S 29 — At Rogue River, Tyler Donahue's offensive rebound and basket with 20 seconds left put Rogue River ahead by three points, and St. Mary's couldn't come up with a response in the Southern Cascade Hybrid game.

Tyler Donahue had 14 points and eight rebounds, Shawn Donahue recorded nine rebounds and Daniel Varela made five assists for the Chieftains (6-13, 1-4 SCH). Rogue River snapped a seven-game losing skid with the win.

Noah Conway's runner with 30 seconds left cut Rogue River's lead to a point before Tyler Donahue's crucial putback.

Riley Parsons had 10 points and six rebounds for St. Mary's (9-8, 1-4), which committed 24 turnovers.

ST. MARY'S (29) — Parsons 10, Gambee 5, Ross 6, Eccleston 2, Juncal 2, Britton 4, Alvarez 0. Totals: 10 0-2 29.

ROGUE RIVER (32) — T. Donahue 14, McBee 5, S. Donahue 2, Varela 3, Hudson 4, Ayer 4, Escobar 0. Totals: 16 2-13 32.

St. Mary's 7 6 8 8 — 29

Rogue River 6 6 8 12 — 32

3-point goals — St. Mary's 3 (Gambee 1, Ross 2). Fouled out — Britton.

JV score — St. Mary's 58, Rogue River 25.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 63, LAKEVIEW 32 — At Cave Junction, Roger Hults contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals to help seventh-ranked Illinois Valley improve to 5-0 in Southern Cascade Hybrid play.

Fred Hults added 10 points and nine rebounds and Tyler Robbins had nine points and six assists for the Cougars (15-2).

LAKEVIEW (32) — Davis 11, Johnson 2, Barry 1, Callahan 1, Martin 0, Abbe 5, Roseberry 6, Frank 2, Cahill 4. Totals: 12 5-10 32.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (63) — R. Hults 19, F. Hults 10, Robbins 9, Free 9, McLaughlin 8, Bethke 7, Hess 1, Paulson 0, Sanchez 0, Hoelzle 0. Totals: 21 12-19 63.

Lakeview 4 11 7 10 — 32

Illinois Valley 20 15 16 12 — 63

3-point goals — Lakeview 1 (Abbe 1), Illinois Valley 3 (F. Hults 1, R. Hults 2).

JV result — Lakeview won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 80, LOST RIVER 38 — At Merrill, Mason Smith scored 11 of his 20 points in the first quarter as Class 3A ninth-ranked Cascade Christian jumped out to a 27-7 lead in the nonconference game.

Eric Morse added 13 points for the Challengers (12-6) and junior guard Davis Siliga passed out 13 assists.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (80) — M. Smith 20, Morse 13, A. Smith 10, Siliga 6, Sosey 7, Miller 5, Sellers 4, Mecham 4, Sha 0, Thompson 4, Williams 7, Brown 0. Totals: 35 6-10 80.

LOST RIVER (38) — Hickey 11, Strodley 7, Graham 2, Burch 8, Perez 4, Leon 0, Arritola 2, Delonge 2, Fossen 2, Ramos 0. Totals: 15 7-15 38.

Cascade Christian 27 11 15 27 — 80

Lost River 7 10 10 11 — 38

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Morse 1, Sosey 1, M. Smith 1, Miller 1), Lost River 1 (Hickey 1). Fouled out — Graham.

JV result — Cascade Christian won.

Mountain Valley League

BUTTE FALLS 60, PAISLEY 57 — At Butte Falls, freshman point guard Emmitt Bateman scored 17 points for Butte Falls in the MVL game.

Junior post Ricardo Balero, senior Moe Gower and junior Lehman Adams all scored in double figures, with Adams and Gower grabbing four rebounds apiece for the Loggers (4-13, 3-5 MVL).

PAISLEY (57) — L. McKay 17, O'Leary 16, Paske 5, Han 2, O'Connor 5, G. McKay 5, Harrington 0, Babb 0, Bartmus 0. Totals: 23 10-17 57.

BUTTE FALLS (60) — Bateman 17, Balero 14, Gower 13, Adams 12, Retherford 2, Goodman 2. Totals: 18 19-25 60

Paisley 13 18 9 17 — 57

Butte Falls 11 17 11 21 — 60

3-point goal — Paisley 1 (O'Leary 1), Butte Falls 3 (Balero 1, Bateman 2, Gower 2). Fouled out — Harrington, L. McKay.

RV ADVENTIST 45, NORTH LAKE 38 — Rogue Valley Adventist used a big advantage from the free-throw line and rallied from a two-point halftime deficit.

The Red Tail Hawks (13-4, 7-1 MVL) scored 16 points from the foul line to just three for visiting North Lake.

Rogue Valley's Caleb Allen, a 6-3 freshman wing, poured in 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Allen was 10-for-11 on free throws.

Jesse Gilley added 12 points and six rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks.

NORTH LAKE (38) — McCord 11, Pine 11, Roark 2, Hand 5, Henkel 5, Dowell 4. Totals: 16-39 3-4 38.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (45) — Allen 22, Neufeld 2, Alvarez 2, DeLaVega 3, Gilley 12, Z. Wood 2, J. Wood 2. Totals: 14-46 16-23 45.

North Lake 11 14 8 5 — 38

Rogue Valley Adventist 10 13 10 12 — 45

3-point goals — North Lake 3-8 (Hand 1, McCord 1, Henkel 1), Rogue Valley Adventist 1-2 (DeLaVega 1).

TRIAD 93, PROSPECT 40 — At Klamath Falls, Garrett Powless poured in 25 points to propel Triad (14-2, 8-0 MVL) to victory.

Riley Linson scored 12 to lead Prospect (3-13, 1-7).

PROSPECT (40) — Linson 12, Ryan 5, J. Roe 1, Bliss 2, Reynolds 5, K. Roe 6, Baker 0, Kennedy 4, H. Gallagher 3, R. Gallagher 2. Totals: 16 4-6 40.

TRIAD (93) — McGrew 12, Lamendola 0, J. Ovgard 7, Rutledge 5, Nilsson 13, Holland 4, Riblett 2, Lockwood 0, G. Ovgard 9, Powless 25, Je. Briscoe 14, Ja. Briscoe 2. Totals: 41 7-12 93.

Prospect 9 7 13 11 — 40

Triad 31 13 27 22 — 93

3-point goals — Prospect 4 (Linsen 2, Ryan 1, Reynolds 1), Triad 4 (McGrew 2, Rutledge 1, Powless 1).

JV score — Triad 70, Prospect 37.

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