Phoenix boys explode in blowout win


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    PHOENIX — Points came in bunches for Phoenix as the Pirates’ boys basketball team opened its tournament with an 82-42 victory over Rogue River Friday.

    It was the most points in a game in nearly seven years. Phoenix defeated Philomath, 85-58, in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs on March 3, 2012. That Pirate team went on to place second at state.

    Against Rogue River (3-2), a 2A team, Phoenix scored 33 points in the second quarter and led 52-20 at halftime.

    Braeden Watts scored 21 points and Ethan Hutsell added 18 for the Pirates, who improved to 2-1. Ty Clayton tallied 10.

    Rogue River was paced by Tyler Walsh’s 16 points and Garren Decker’s 10.

    ROGUE RIVER (42): Poston 0, Decker 10, Nelson 1, Herinckx 2, Walsh 16, Hepner 0, Bandy 2, Tognoni 5, Norris 6, A. Canoe 0, Cook 0, E. Canoe 0. Totals: 14 9-20 42.

    PHOENIX (82): Martinez 0, Serna 6, Goff 5, Hutsell 18, Clayton 10, Mendez 8, Stella 6, Watts 21, Ortega 7, Beer 0, Stanfield 1, Tuenge 0. Totals: 26 23-31 82.

    Rogue River128175— 42

    Phoenix19331713— 82

    3-point goals — Rogue River 5 (Decker 3, Marsh 2), Phoenix 7 (Goff 1, Clarkson 1, Watts 3, Ortega 2). Technical foul — Hutsell.

    CHURCHILL 74, NORTH MEDFORD 59: At Eugene, a cold streak near the end of the first half and through the third quarter proved costly for North Medford in the nonconference loss.

    The Black Tornado (0-3) led 36-28 with about two minutes remaining before intermission. Churchill went on an 8-0 run to end the half and outscored North 27-10 in the third quarter for a 63-46 advantage.

    Senior guard Jaray Thomas paced the Black Tornado with 21 points and Jett Carpenter added 13.

    NORTH MEDFORD (59): Wells 4, Conrad 2, Hurley 0, Ellis 0, Thomas 21, Carpenter 13, Angulo 0, Orozco-Bernal 0, Parker 11, Karrick 3, Spence 5. Totals: 23 7-14 59.

    CHURCHILL (74): Akuma 4, Bennion 5, Wallace 16, Morgan 5, O’Neil 10, Pia 9, Goracke 20, Carson 5. Totals: 28 10-13 74.

    North Medford21151013—59

    Churchill18182711—74

    3-point goals — North Medford 6 (Thomas 2, Carpenter 2, Parker 1, Karrick), Churchill 8 (Wallace 4, Morgan 1, Pia 1, Goracke 2).

    JV result — North Medford 63, Churchill 53.

    SPRINGFIELD 73, SOUTH MEDFORD 58: At Eugene, South Medford couldn’t match up with Springfield 6-foot-6 all-state forward Zac Brown in the Shamrock Slam at Sheldon High, and the Panthers were without leading scorer Keegan Losinski, who suffered a concussion in practice this week.

    Brown scored 30 points and helped the Millers control the boards.

    All nine South Medford (0-3) players scored, led by junior Ben Harmon with 10 points.

    SPRINGFIELD (73): Hill 7, Pederson 5, Ja. Carrillo 0, Grousebeck 6,. Sorber 8, Jo. Carrillo 11, Vega 4, Smith 2, Brown 30. Totals: 31 9-13 73.

    SOUTH MEDFORD (58): Hunter 8, DeBoer 7, Bottero 8, Smith 4, Sleezer 7, Harmon 10, Pannell 6, Townley 2, Ramsay 6. Totals: 20 13-15 58.

    Springfield23122018— 73

    South Medford14151118— 58

    3-point goals — Springfield 4 (Pederson 1, Brown 3), SM 5 (Hunter 2, DeBoer 1, Smith 1, Sleezer 1); Fouled out — ; Technical foul —

    JV result — South Medford won.

    SPANISH SPRINGS 61, GRANTS PASS 48: At Spanish Springs, Nev., the host team pulled away from a 35-35 deadlock through three quarters with a 10-0 run in the fourth en route to the nonconference victory.

    Taylor Anderson had 15 points and Skyler Rich 13 for the Cavemen (0-3).

    GRANTS PASS (48): Rich 13, Lopez 4, C. Anderson 2, T. Anderson 15, Maravilla 0, Lackey 6, Clark 6, Bellum 2. Totals: 20 6-7 48.

    SPANISH SPRINGS (61): O’Connell 10, Miller 5, Craig 4, Hummel 10, Whittaker 7, Grass 15, Coats 0, Jefferson 4, Stinson 6. Totals: 20 15-24 61.

    Grants Pass1081713— 48

    Spanish Springs1414726— 61

    3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Rich 1, T. Anderson 1), Spanish Springs 6 (O’Connell 2, Miller 1, Hummel 1, Whittaker 1, Grass 1).

    CRATER 58, MAZAMA 50: At Klamath Falls, sophomore Nate Bittle scored 23 points, pulled down nine rebounds and had six blocks for Crater in the nonleague victory.

    The Comets (2-1) led by two points after the first quarter then outscored Mazama (1-1) 25-9 in the second period to take command.

    CRATER (58): Bittle 23, Horton 16, Edwards 8, Eaton 7, Chubb 2, Johnson 2, Jaasko 0, Ray 0. Totals: 27-56 8-15 58.

    MAZAMA (50): Hall 17, Brosterhous 1, Luna 5, Healy 7, Lee 6, Kasper 5, McCready 9. Totals: 16-54 6-13 50.

    Crater9251410— 58

    Mazama791915— 50

    3-point goals — Crater 4 (Bittle 1, Horton 2, Eaton 1), Mazama 6 (Hall 3, Healy 1, Lee 2); Fouled out — Edwards.

    HENLEY 55, EAGLE POINT 44: At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit but couldn’t maintain the push in a 55-44 nonconference loss.

    The Eagles (2-4) outscored the Hornets 15-4 in the third quarter to trail by two entering the fourth, but Henley used a dominant effort inside to prevail.

    Quinton Gelbrich led a balanced Eagle Point attack with 13 points. Hayden Neyt scored 11 and Logan Esquibel 10.

    EAGLE POINT (44): McHugh 3, McGarrell 2, Neyt 11, Gelbrich 13, Esquibel 10, Bradd 5, Gorman 0, Kendrick 0, Chaparro 0, Shaffer 9. Totals: 17 7-11 44.

    HENLEY (55): Lawrie 13, Snider 3, Hall 5, Reynolds 11, Neubert 12, Howe 2, Loney 9. Totals: 21 8-14 55.

    Eagle Point1113155— 44

    Henley1819414— 55

    3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Neyt 1, Gelbrich 2), Henley 5 (Snider 1, Hall 1, Reynolds 1, Neubert 1, Loney 1). Fouled out — Hall.

    JV result — Henley won.

    SERVITE 53, ASHLAND 41: At Zephyr Cove, Nev., Ashland fell behind early against the Anaheim, California, team in the opening game of the George Whittell Invitational.

    Gabe Ekwall scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half to lead the Grizzlies (1-2). He hit all three of his 3-pointers after halftime.

    SERVITE (53): Moon 6, Miller 17, Lembo 0, Bagga 15, Martinez 9, Holliday 0, Woodson 0, Rivera 0, Chelling 6. Totals: 17 13-17 53.

    ASHLAND (41): Pippa 5, Smith 4, Walner-Sentle 2, Ekwall 13, Hanks 0, Sanford 2, Saulsbury 6, Swanson 0, Sayre 0, Carter 2, Desmond 7, Harris 0, Lapierre 0. Totals: 14 7-10 41.

    Servite1791416—53

    Ashland581315—41

    3-point goals — Servite 5 (Miller 4, Bagga 1); Ashland 6 (Ekwall 3, Saulsbury 2, Desmond 1).

    ST. MARY’S 62, ETNA 25: At Phoenix, Trevahn Foster had a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks as the Crusaders advanced to the championship game of the Phoenix tournament.

    Francis Okeyia had 11 points and nine rebounds for St. Mary’s (3-0), which caused 25 turnovers and won the rebounding battle 35-23.

    ETNA (25): Thackeray 0, Robinson 0, Martin 1, Foster 0, Lanpea 2, Inghram 0, Black 18, Branson 0, Letsag 4. Totals: 11 1-3 25.

    ST. MARY’S (62): Hristov 2, Kaeo-Wailehua 5, Young 0, Banton 4, Okeyia 11, Conner 5, Reynolds 3, Hadley 2, Rajagopal 6, Sternenberg 5, Snyder 3, Foster 12, Covington 0, Sacks 4, Kranenberg 0. Totals: 25 8-19 62.

    Etna7972— 25

    St. Mary’s20111516— 62

    3-point goals — Etna 2 (Black 2), St. Mary’s 3 (Kaeo-Wailehua 1, Conner 1, Sternenberg 1); Fouled out — Robinson.

    JV result — St. Mary’s won.

    WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN 63, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 59: At Tigard, Cascade Christian missed four straight free throws down the stretch and dropped the first-round game to the host team in the Westside Winter Jam.

    While Cascade Christian (0-2) couldn’t hit from the line in the final two minutes, Westside made 5 of 6. Previously, the Challengers were 16 of 17 on free throws.

    Dominic Lewis went for a career-high 25 points for the Challengers.

    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (59): Reece 3, Sciapiti 4, Schaan 7, Jackson 0, Lewis 25, Collom 15, Sample 0, Brehm 0, Flenner 3, Spurlock 2. Totals: 18 16-21 59.

    WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN (63): Jun 10, Alexander 6, Jackson 2, Thom 10, Hollis 2, Scales 29, Dovers 4. Totals: 22 12-19 63.

    Cascade Christian9171518— 59

    Westside Christian18121419— 63

    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 7 (Reece 1, Schaan 1, Lewis 3, Collom 1, Flenner 1) Westside Christian 3 (Jun 3); Fouled out — Schaan.

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