KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Skyline Conference play opened Friday with Henley hosting Klamath Union at Henley High School. Without trailing, the Henley girls defeated KU in the opening game of the doubleheader 48-42. In the boys match-up, Klamath Union led the entire second half beating Henley 46-44.
Girls: Henley 48, Klamath Union 42
In a game of runs, it was Henley senior Jordin Scholer and her Hornets teammates that pulled away last in Friday’s 48-42 win over Klamath Union. Scholer scored 10 of her team-high 15 in the opening half, in which Henley opened up to a 16-8 lead. Freshman Brittany Kochenderfer continued her hot play, being the other Henley player in double figures with 10.
Henley held Klamath Union scoreless for nearly eight minutes of game time in the first and second quarters, scoring 10 straight points to lead 18-8. Every time the Pelicans got close, Henley distanced itself, including second half runs of 9-0 and 5-0. The Hornets kept KU scoreless throughout the entire third quarter.
After scoring 13 in the first half, including two three-pointers, KU senior Callie Porter was limited to just three second half points, finishing with a game-high 16 points. Porter finished with three of KU’s seven three-pointers, while Henley did not hit from long range. Junior Jackie Gardner, off her Basin’s Best all-tournament team designation, scored 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter when Klamath Union (7-5; 0-1) used a 9-0 run to get within three points, 37-34.
Klamath Union travels to Eagle Point for a non-league game Saturday at 7:00 PM before another league game at home versus Hidden Valley on Tuesday. Henley travels to Phoenix on Tuesday at 6:30 PM.
Henley: Scholer 15, Kochenderfer 10, Elle Morgan 9, Allie Fahner 6, Racyne Parker 4, Marijke deHoop 2, Amy Olden 2.
Klamath Union: Porter 16, Gardner 13, Hannah Armstrong 6, Taylor Glassow 5, Aubreanna Stoliker 2.
Boys: Klamath Union 46, Henley 44
Trailing 42-32, Henley scored 12 of the last 16 points in the game, but had a costly turnover with less than 20 seconds to play to fall to Klamath Union 46-44. After KU senior Alex Stork made two free throws to move the Pelicans ahead 44-41, Henley’s Alberto Aispuro and Colby Mueller got crossed up on the ensuing inbound, with Aispuro passing the ball to Mueller before Mueller was out of bounds. It appeared Mueller was the preferred Hornets player to throw in the ball, but after he caught it in bounds, he stepped out resulting in KU getting the ball back.
Klamath Union is now 2-0 against Henley this year, with Friday’s win following the Pelicans 50-41 victory at the Yreka Tournament last month. KU’s 10-point lead was its largest in a game that saw the Pelicans lead from the 0:30 mark of the second quarter on. The game had nine lead changes, all in the first half.
Daniel Bocchi scored all of his game-high 12 points from three-point range, while Stork had 10 points in his return from a hiatus to play in the Tanoa Bowl football all-star game. Sophomore Drew Seater led Henley with 12 points and Aispuro finished with 10.
Henley: Seater 12, Aispuro 10, James Hull 8, Mueller 6, Jared Alves 5, Josh Overstreet 3.
Klamath Union: Bocchi 12, Stork 10, Morgan Crebbin 8, Austin Crawford 4, Bobby Mitchell 4, Marcus Paschal 4, Jack Bell 3, Donavin Weiser 1.
Boys: Phoenix 73, Mazama 57; Bonanza 51, Rogue River 34; Lakeview 57, Illinois Valley 44; Cascade Christian 70, Chiloquin 40; North Valley 63, Hidden Valley 31.
Girls: Mazama 59, Phoenix 29; Rogue River 65, Bonanza 33; St. Mary’s 48, Lost River 44; Cascade Christian 51, Chiloquin 21; Lakeview 55, Illinois Valley 38; Hidden Valley 36, North Valley 32.