HS Hoops: Bell’s 3 lifts KU past Phoenix



PHOENIX, Ore. — Jack Bell probably thought he’d be regretting the final moments of Klamath Union’s game at Phoenix.

Now, he’ll relive it forever – happily.

In his senior season, Bell hit a bank shot three-pointer with less than eight seconds remaining to give KU a 47-46 win over Phoenix.

The play followed two made free throws by Phoenix’s Tyson Morris, who was fouled on purpose by Bell with the score tied 44-44. Coach Bret Crawford said Bell didn’t realize the score was tied until after the foul.

After the Bell make, Morris drove into the paint and missed a shot. On the rebound, a jump ball was signaled by the baseline official, but the game clock had expired and KU won.

Klamath Union boys basketball head coach Bret Crawford after the game

The win improved KU to 2-2 in the Skyline Conference, with both victories coming on the road. The Pelicans host league leader North Valley on Friday (Approx. 7 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). Phoenix is now 0-4 in conference play.

Listen to 960 the Sports Legend Wednesday for the final call from the KU win and all the scores from other Basin teams.

Tuesday Scores

Tulelake 46, Butte Valley 40
Bonanza 53, Chiloquin 36
Klamath Union 47, Phoenix 46
Mazama 76, Hidden Valley 52
North Valley 71, Henley 61
Lakeview 69, Lost River 52

Lakeview 60, Lost River 51
Chiloquin 58, Bonanza 56
Tulelake 53, Butte Valley 49
Mazama 72, Hidden Valley 26
North Valley 46, Henley 44
Phoenix 52, Klamath Union 31

Thursday Games

Dunsmuir at Butte Valley – 6:30 p.m./8 p.m.
Rogue Valley Adventist at Triad – 5:30 p.m./7 p.m.