HS Basketball: Henley girls; North Valley boys first half leaders

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MERLIN, Ore. — The North Valley boys basketball team capped off an undefeated first half of the Skyline season, defeating Klamath Union 60-39 Friday, while the Henley girls accomplished a similar feat, starting 5-0 with a 53-44 victory over visiting Mazama. Klamath Union’s girls are in second place with a 4-1 mark, beating North Valley 47-19.

North Valley 60, Klamath Union 39

A strong start and finish secured No. 5 North Valley’s 16th win of the season, beating Klamath Union 60-39.

Playing over the mountains for the second straight game, Klamath Union failed to score until 2:23 remained in the first quarter, falling behind 15-3 early. The Pelicans also trailed early Tuesday, falling behind Phoenix 26-6 in the first half.

The Pelicans’ inside game was thwarted by 6-8 junior JJ Chirnside, who blocked at least five shots while scoring a game-high 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting for North Valley. The Knights also controlled the glass well, getting numerous second chance points. Junior guard Kevin Brazille scored 13 points, hitting three of his five field goals from three-point range. Senior Jake Herklotz finished with nine points.

Klamath Union (8-9; 3-2 Skyline) was led by 11 points from senior Alex Stork on 3-for-9 shooting, while senior Daniel Bocchi scored nine, all his makes from three-point range on nine attempts total from the field.

The Pelcians best chance at a comeback came at the beginning of the fourth quarter, when Jack Bell, Stork and Bocchi each made threes, two of which were back-to-back, narrowing a 19-point third quarter deficit to 44-31 in the early fourth.

North Valley (16-1; 5-0) answered back as they were able to all night, finishing the game on a 13-3 run.

Klamath Union gets a full week off before resuming conference play, starting the second half hosting Henley. The Hornets lost 56-45 to Mazama, remaining winless at 0-5 in the conference. The Knights are home to Hidden Valley on Jan. 27 after a non-league game Tuesday against 5A Eagle Point.

Box Score

Klamath Union: Stork 11, Bocchi 9, Austin Crawford 8, Bell 5, Skyler Schram 3, Albert Depew 1. FG PCT 13-39 (33%), 3PT made 7 (Bocchi 3, Stork 2, Bell, Schram), FTs 5-8.

North Valley: Chirnside 17, Brazille 13, Herklotz 9, Anthony Mooney 5, Jeremiah Rusk 5, Dylan Vandehey 4, Wyatt McCue 3, Tom Abbott 2, Josh Ackerman 1. FG PCT 22-44 (50%), 3PT made 5 (Brazille 3, Rusk, McCue), FTs 11-16.

Video: Highlights from 960 the Sports Legend broadcast – Klamath Union at North Valley

Video: 960 the Sports Legend video recap – Klamath Union at North Valley

Klamath Union 47, North Valley 19

The Klamath Union girls started strong and never trailed, defeating North Valley 47-19 Friday. Getting two players in double figures, the Pelicans secured second place in the Skyline conference.

Opening to a 17-3 first quarter lead, Klamath Union picked up six points from senior Callie Porter in the period, en route to a game-high 15 points. Porter shot 4-for-12 in the opening half, including a second quarter three-pointer. Hannah Armstrong put in 11 points, getting five in the third quarter. Junior Jackie Gardner didn’t score in the fourth quarter, but still scored nine points. She was 4-of-5 shooting, showing no ill effects from Tuesday’s game when she suffered a “dead leg” injury in the fourth quarter.  Before the game, head coach Josh Modin described the injury as such and explained he didn’t expect it to hamper her performance.

Klamath Union gets the 5-0 Henley Hornets Jan. 27 at Pelican Court. Henley defeated Mazama 53-44 in the second overall contest between the two, but the first conference game. North Valley looks for its first Skyline win, hosting Hidden Valley, which lost 35-23 to Phoenix.

Box Score

Klamath Union: Porter 15, Armstrong 11, Gardner 9, Taylor Glassow 6, Nicole Mee 2, Dani Horn 2, Chelsea Burns 2. FGs made 17, 3PT made 3 (Gardner, Armstrong, Porter), FTs 0-1.

North Valley: Kenzie Schmoll 6, Kerissa D’Arpino 4, Kylie McElheran 4, Alexis Scott 3, Mikala Mohr 2, Kasey Werner 1. FGs made 8, 3PT made 0, FTs 5-13.

Video: 960 the Sports Legend video recap – Klamath Union at North Valley