HS Final: Henley girls stay undefeated; boys winless



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The second half of the Skyline Conference season commenced Friday, with Henley’s basketball teams continuing first half trends.

Boys: Klamath Union 56, Henley 47

Building an early margin helped the Klamath Union Pelicans hold off a strong Henley Hornets second half, getting the Pelicans a 56-47 victory at Pelican Court Friday. Senior Alex Stork scored 17 first half points, only adding one more the rest of the game, finishing with a game-high 18 points.

Henley had an outstanding 15-point performance from sophomore Colby Mueller in the loss.

Despite Henley taking a 5-2 lead early, Klamath Union (9-9; 4-2 Skyline) doubled-up the Hornets in the first quarter 18-9, where Stork shot 4-for-6 from the floor.

Stork finished a 6-for-9 shooting half in the second quarter, helping KU extend the lead to 32-17 at halftime.  Henley didn’t have a player with more than four points through the first two quarters.

In the third, the Hornets went on a 10-2 run, but Klamath Union only yielded two points back by quarter’s end, leading 43-30 into the fourth.

After KU scored the first six points of the final period, Henley (6-13; 0-6) mounted an 8-0 run, led by Mueller’s 4-for-4 performance from the line.  However, the Hornets ran out of time, ultimately losing the game by nine.

Henley now has the task of reigning in No. 5 Phoenix in Klamath Falls Tuesday night.  The Pirates (15-3; 5-1) beat Mazama 69-46 Friday and already defeated Henley 69-41 on Jan. 10.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans take its final trip outside of Klamath Falls, playing at Hidden Valley (5-14; 1-5) Tuesday night, which lost 76-31 at North Valley.

Junior Varsity

Klamath Union junior Kyle Wolfram hit a three-pointer as regulation time expired to force overtime, but Henley held KU to only three points in OT, winning 54-43.

Girls: Henley 45, Klamath Union 34

Klamath Union capitalized on Henley miscues early, but could not hold on, as the first-half conference champion Hornets beat KU 45-34 at Pel Court Friday. With the win, No. 6 Henley extended the second-longest active winning streak in the 4A classification.

Despite falling behind 9-2 in the first four minutes, including an 0-for-4 start as a team from the free throw line, Henley (15-3; 6-0) battled back, leading 13-11 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hornets first field goal of the game didn’t come until 4:56 remaining in the first period.

Senior Elle Morgan paced Henley in the second period, scoring seven of her game-high 18 points in the quarter, as the Hornets built a 24-16 halftime lead.

Klamath Union tried to fight back on its home floor, scoring the first six points of the third quarter, cutting the lead to 36-30 through three quarters.

Morgan added seven more to her total in the fourth, guiding Henley to the win.

The Pelicans (12-6; 4-2) were led by junior Jackie Gardner’s 13 points before she fouled out with 2:05 remaining. Senior Callie Porter added eight more.

The win was Henley’s 11th in a row, second only to No. 2 Sutherlin, which won its 19th straight game Friday night.  The Hornets play Phoenix (8-9; 2-4) Tuesday, which it beat 54-27 in the first meeting.  Phoenix lost 57-33 to Mazama Friday night.

Klamath Union goes to Murphy Tuesday to face Hidden Valley (2-17; 1-5), which lost 22-13 at North Valley Friday.

Other Friday Scores
Phoenix 69, Mazama 46
Cascade Christian 69, Lost River 31
North Valley 76, Hidden Valley 31
Butte Falls 66, Gilchrist 56
Rogue Valley Adventist 70, North Lake 44
Triad 64, Paisley 32 
Tulelake 92, Dunsmuir 57
Butte Valley at Surprise Valley – REPORT SCORE
Hosanna Christian 71, Prospect Charter 28
Bonanza at Chiloquin – REPORT SCORE
Lakeview 63, Illinois Valley 52

North Valley 22, Hidden Valley 13
Mazama 57, Phoenix 33
Lost River 47, Cascade Christian 42
North Lake 36, Rogue Valley Adventist 20
Hosanna Christian 70, Prospect Charter 23
Butte Falls 41, Gilchrist 38
Lakeview 55, Illinois Valley 26
Bonanza 50, Chiloquin 38
Triad 31, Paisley 28
Butte Valley at Surprise Valley – REPORT SCORE