Basin HS Basketball: Skyline divided by the winners and winless

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The start to the Skyline basketball season is equally-divided between 2-0 and 0-2 teams, as all three winning boys teams from Friday picked up victories on Tuesday.  All three 4A Klamath Falls high schools also won Tuesday in girls games.

Boys Results

Klamath Union 69, Hidden Valley 46

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The three-pointer was in large supply Tuesday, as the Klamath Union Pelicans opened up hitting five triples in its first seven shots en route to a 69-46 win over visiting Hidden Valley.

KU senior Daniel Bocchi led the three barage, as his two three-pointers were the only multiple makes from long range in the opening quarter, giving Bocchi six threes in his last five quarters dating back to Friday’s win versus Henley.  For the second straight game, Bocchi finished with 12 points, but his hot hand would give way to that of senior Austin Crawford, who scored 10 points in each the second and third quarters, going for a game-high 26 points.

Crawford finished with four three-pointers – two in the second quarter – where Klamath Union built a 37-26 halftime lead.  It was the third quarter where the Pelicans’ defense shined and distanced KU for the win.  Klamath Union (6-6; 2-0 Skyline) held Hidden Valley scoreless for the first six minutes, outscoring the Mustangs 16-5 in the third period.  Crawford had 10 of KU’s 16 points.

In all, KU hit eight three-pointers.  Hidden Valley (4-10; 0-2) made six of its own in the loss, led by three long-range makes by senior Greg Hurd, who had a team-high 12 points along with senior Alex Tobey.

Klamath Union looks to go 3-0 to start the conference season, hosting Mazama Friday at Pel Court in Klamath Falls.  Mazama led early Tuesday against North Valley, but lost 71-51 to fall to 0-2.  Hidden Valley welcomes in Henley, which is also 0-2 after Tuesday’s 69-41 defeat to Phoenix.

Tuesday’s Scores

Klamath Union 69, Hidden Valley 46
North Valley 71, Mazama 51
Phoenix 69, Henley 41
Lost River 49, Illinois Valley 41
Cascade Christian 59, Bonanza 40
Hosanna Christian 48, Triad 45
Rogue Valley Adventist 64, Butte Falls 30
North Lake 56, Paisley 55 (2 OT)

Wednesday’s Games

Butte Valley at American Christian Academy – 7:00 PM

Friday’s Games

Mazama at Klamath Union – 8:00 PM (960 the Sports Legend
Phoenix at North Valley – 8:00 PM
Henley at Hidden Valley – 8:00 PM
Butte Valley at Tulelake 
Lost River at Chiloquin – 8:00 PM
Illinois Valley at Bonanza – 8:00 PM
Lakeview at St. Mary’s – 8:00 PM
Gilchrist at Hosanna Christian – 8:00 PM

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Girls Results

Klamath Union 53, Hidden Valley 39

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Union junior Hannah Armstrong scored six of her team-high 14 points in the first quarter to help KU to a 53-39 win over Hidden Valley.  Despite trailing 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, the Pelicans scored back-to-back three-pointers from senior Nicole Mee and Armstrong to start a 16-3 run to end the first half and give KU a 38-21 halftime lead.

Hidden Valley (2-12; 1-1 Skyline) fought back in the third quarter, getting five more from senior Jenna King, who ended the game with a high of 19 points, including five three-pointers.  Klamath Union (9-5; 1-1) was able to outscore the Mustangs in the fourth 10-6 to seal its first conference victory.

Klamath Union now hosts Mazama Friday.  The visiting Vikings are the highest scoring team in the league, beating North Valley 54-23 Tuesday.  Mazama averages 55 points per game heading into the week, almost seven points better than second-place Henley’s 48.5.  The Hornets defeated Phoenix 54-27 Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s Scores

Klamath Union 53, Hidden Valley 39
Mazama 54, North Valley 23
Henley 54, Phoenix 27
Cascade Christian 71, Bonanza 17
Lost River 47, Illinois Valley 22
Hosanna Christian 53, Triad 48
Prospect Charter 45, Gilchrist 41
Butte Falls 51, Rogue Valley Adventist 28
Paisley 50, North Lake 21

Friday’s Games

Mazama at Klamath Union – 6:30 PM (In Progress - 960 the Sports Legend
Phoenix at North Valley – 6:30 PM
Henley at Hidden Valley – 6:30 PM
Lost River at Chiloquin – 6:30 PM
Illinois Valley at Bonanza – 6:00 PM
Lakeview at St. Mary’s – 6:00 PM
Gilchrist at Hosanna Christian – 6:00 PM

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