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SWC Hoops: North falls in OT

ROSEBURG — North Medford put itself through a roller-coaster of emotions Friday night at Roseburg, ending on a low note as the Black Tornado suffered its first Southwest Conference boys basketball loss of the season, 68-65 in overtime.

North Medford (12-7, 4-1 SWC) built a seven-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter but a rally by Roseburg somehow left the Black Tornado down by as many as five points and needing some heroics to send the game into OT.

Once in the extra session, it was a back-and-forth affair but the host Indians (13-6, 3-2) were able to pull off a couple more plays to secure the upset.

“We were in control most of the game,” said Tornado head coach Scott Plankenhorn, “we just didn’t finish in the fourth quarter. We got behind and made multiple plays to even get close late to try and steal it. We got to overtime and had an opportunity but then we didn’t execute.”

Jett Carpenter led North Medford with 20 points and eight rebounds and had a key three-point play to keep things close in the fourth quarter, while Jaray Thomas and Victor Orozco-Bernal each drained clutch 3-pointers in the waning seconds, the latter tying it at 61-all with five seconds remaining.

Thomas finished with 16 points, four rebounds, two assist and two steals, and Orozco-Bernal joined Garrett Parker and Eli Spence in scoring seven points. Spence also had seven boards and three steals, while Orozco-Bernal added four assists, four rebounds and three steals

After getting the advantage in the fourth quarter, Roseburg went 11-for-11 from the foul line to keep countering the Tornado. Roseburg senior Collin Warmouth was 16-for-17 from the free-throw line en route to 23 points, and the Indians went 25-for-28 overall from the charity stripe.

Carson Ellis scored four of his 18 points in overtime to help lead Roseburg, which also used a three-point play by Jett Black to separate from North.

NORTH MEDFORD (65): Wells 2, Ellis 1, Thomas 16, Carpenter 20, Angulo 2, Orozco-Bernal 7, Parker 7, Karrick 3, Spence 7. Totals: 23-56 13-18 65.

ROSEBURG (68): Black 10, Seely 13, Warmouth 23, Lake 0, Adams 4, Ellis 18, Avilez 0. Totals: 19-45 25-28 68.

North Medford14131618 4— 65

Roseburg9121525 7— 68

3-point goals — North Medford 6-24 (Thomas 2, Carpenter 1, Orozco-Bernal 1, Parker 1, Karrick 1), Roseburg 3-11 (Seely 1, Warmouth 1, Ellis 1). Fouled out — Wells.

JV result — Roseburg 44, North Medford 33.

SHELDON 60, SOUTH MEDFORD 45: Jude Pannell scored 11 points and South Medford trailed Sheldon by just four points at the half, 27-23, but the Irish outscored the Panthers 16-8 in the third quarter to pull away in the SWC tilt.

Patrick Herbert led Sheldon (10-10, 3-2 SWC) with 21 points and Dominic McGarvey and Jackson Tucker added nine points apiece to help the Irish pick up their third straight win.

Sherman Hunter, Gio Bottero and Keegan Losinski scored six points apiece for the Panthers (2-17, 1-4).

SHELDON (60): Tucker 9, J. Frey 0, Wagers 4, McGarvey 9, Line 4, Herbert 21, Owen 2, Prickel 2, Seghetti 4, Gittins 5. Totals: 26 7-10 60.

SOUTH MEDFORD (45): Hunter 6, Shepard 4, DeBoer 4, Bottero 6, Harmon 5, Pannell 11, Losinski 6, Ramsay 3. Totals: 19 6-7 45.

Sheldon15121617— 60

South Medford1310814— 45

3-point goals — Sheldon 1 (Gittins 1), South Medford 1 (Harmon 1).

JV result — Sheldon won.

SOUTH EUGENE 72, GRANTS PASS 68: At Eugene, Grants Pass’ fourth-quarter rally from a 13-point deficit came up short in a hotly contested Southwest Conference game.

Taylor Anderson scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth as the Cavemen (6-13, 2-3 SWC) churned out 29 points in the period. Randy Clark scored eight of his 14 in the fourth.

Skyler Rich and Braeden Bellum each scored 10.

There were three technical fouls and 56 foul shots attempted.

GRANTS PASS (68): Rich 10, Lopez 6, C. Anderson 0, Law 6, Coyle 0, T. Anderson 20, Maravilla 2, Kelley 0, Lackey 0, Clark 14, Bellum 10. Totals: 22 18-23 68.

SOUTH EUGENE (72): Edwards 0, Berryman 0, Harris 14, Clark 12, McAninch 16, Boettcher 18, Paul 12. Totals: 22 22-33 72.

Grants Pass8131829— 68

South Eugene15181920— 72

3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (Rich 1, Law 1, T. Anderson 1, Clark 1, Bellum 2), South Eugene 6 (Harris 2, McAninch 2, Paul 2). Fouled out — Clark. Technical foul — Rich, T. Anderson, Paul.

Girls

NORTH MEDFORD 46, ROSEBURG 41: North Medford jumped on top 21-4 after one quarter and survived a second-quarter surge by Roseburg at the free-throw line to pull out the SWC home victory.

Jane Ersepke scored a game-high 22 points and Abby Christiansen had eight points and a season-high 13 rebounds for the Black Tornado (8-10, 1-4 SWC), which snapped a four-game losing streak. North Medford was 13-for-37 from the floor.

Roseburg (2-17, 0-5) was led by Jazz Murphy’s 15 points, while Katie Knudson and Samie Bergmann added eight points apiece.

Roseburg hit 10 of 12 free throw attempts in the second quarter to cut the deficit to one point.

ROSEBURG (41): Murphy 15, Anderson 0, Allen 0, Vrendenburg 0, Wayman 2, Knudson 8, Russell 6, Melvin 2, Bergmann 8. Totals: 13 15-22 41.

NORTH MEDFORD (46): Ersepke 22, Wells 7, Fish 0, Weaver 2, Kayla Seney 0, Christiansen 8, Thurman 0, Drysdale 7. Totals: 13 18-26 46.

Roseburg422411— 41

North Medford216910— 46

3-point goals — Roseburg 4 (Russell 2, Murphy 2), North Medford 2 (Ersepke 2). Fouled out — Vrendenburg. Technical foul — North Medford coach Rayburn.

JV result — North Medford won.

GRANTS PASS 34, SOUTH EUGENE 28: At Grants Pass, Grants Pass pulled away from a 23-all tie after three quarters in the Southwest Conference game.

Ahdra Klingler scored eight of her 15 points in the final period as the Cavers (12-7, 3-2 SWC) outscored the Axe, 11-5, in the period.

South Eugene dropped to 8-11 and 2-3.

SOUTH EUGENE (28): Lewis 3, Harris 0, Galloway 0, Stein 5, McGowan 6, Lee 2, Megert 0, Jest 2, Schmidt 0, Bryant 10. Totals: 9 6-8 28.

GRANTS PASS (34): Rucker 0, Gaither 6, Ay. Klingler 4, Williams 5, Ah. Klingler 15, Rund 2, Bruner 2, Yount 0. Totals: 11 9-13 34.

South Eugene84115— 28

Grants Pass107611— 34

3-point goals — South Eugene 4 (Lewis 1, Stein 1, McGown 2), Grants Pass 3 (Gaither 2, Williams 1).

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