HS Basketball: North Valley holds on to beat KU; Mazama over Henley

Basketball

 

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The No.1 ranked North Valley Knights left Pelican Court 15-0 Friday night.

It wasn’t easy, though.

North Valley defeated the Klamath Union Pelicans 63-57, but at one point had a 13-point lead. It was the first time since a 54-51 win at North Bend on Dec. 11 that North Valley didn’t win by double digits.

The Knights once led 38-25, but KU outscored North Valley 16-10 in the third quarter and later closed to within 50-47.

Wrap-up: North Valley 63, Klamath Union 57

Jack Bell and Hunter Bradford each had 14 points for Klamath Union and Alberto Aispuro added 11 points. North Valley received 18 points from Cameron Lyon. Chris Morsa and JJ Chirnside each had 16 points for the Knights.

KU won the rebounding battle 31-22 and both teams shot about 41 percent. North Valley committed just seven turnovers.

Klamath Union senior girls basketball player Hannah Armstrong on KU’s 55-44 win over North Valley

The Pelicans (6-8; 2-3 Skyline Conference) start the second half of the schedule at Henley on Jan. 25, while North Valley (15-0; 5-0) plays at Hidden Valley.

Friday Scores

Boys
Mazama 55, Henley 48
- With the game tied 34-34 at the end of the third quarter, Mazama (11-7; 4-1) pulled away to hand Henley (12-4; 3-2) its second straight Skyline Conference loss. 
Lost River 43, Bonanza 30
North Valley 63, Klamath Union 57
Hosanna Christian 68, Gilchrist 40
Rogue River 53, Chiloquin 39 
Phoenix 46, Hidden Valley 45 
Cascade Christian 64, Lakeview 35 
Happy Camp at Tulelake – ppd 

Girls
Lost River 51, Bonanza 37
Hosanna Christian 70, Gilchrist 37 
Prospect 53, Paisley 50
Chiloquin 51, Rogue River 24
Phoenix 44, Hidden Valley 28
Mazama 58, Henley 28
Klamath Union 55, North Valley 44
Cascade Christian 53, Lakeview 41 
Happy Camp at Tulelake – ppd

Saturday

Boys
Cascade Christian 66, Phoenix 45
Henley 63, Triad 51 
Hosanna Christian 66, Paisley 31 

Girls
Hosanna Christian 63, Paisley 31