HS Hoops: Both Lost River squads stay undefeated in league

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BONANZA, Ore. — In a game where neither team separated itself, the Lost River Raiders held on for a 39-36 overtime win over the Bonanza Antlers.

The win lifted Lost River to 4-0 in the 2A Southern Cascade League standings.

Bonanza (11-10; 2-2 SCL) led 18-17 at halftime, but Lost River tied the game 31-31 at the end of regulation. The Raiders then scored the first four points of the extra period, before Bonanza knotted the score again 36-36.

Lost River (9-12; 4-0) made 3 of its final 4 free throws to seal the win.

Klamath Union runs away from Hidden Valley

The Klamath Union Pelicans swept the Hidden Valley Mustangs at Pelican Court Tuesday night. 

The girls basketball team rebounded from their big loss at Henley last Friday with a 42-36 win over Hidden Valley (2-14; 0-7 Skyline Conference). 

Klamath Union (7-8; 4-3) shot only 28 percent as a team, but capitalized on 28 Hidden Valley turnovers to win the game. The Pelicans outscored Hidden Valley 12-2 in the fourth quarter.

Hannah Armstrong had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Jordan Newman scored nine points, including back-to-back scores late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Jackie Gardner put in all eight of her points in the second half. 

Morgan Hansen led the Mustangs with nine points and Curly Devos scored eight off the bench. 

In the boys match-up, Klamath Union took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter and came out with a 50-34 win.

The victory gave KU its first back-to-back wins in conference play and improved the team’s Skyline Conference record to 4-3, the first time the Pelicans are over .500 this league season.

Video recap from 960 the Sports Legend

Hidden Valley’s Mike Hults hit a three-pointer to get the Mustangs within 33-32 with 7:15 left in the fourth quarter, but Klamath Union (8-8; 4-3) held Hidden Valley without points until 2:02 was left in the game.

Klamath Union assistant coach Scott Neel after KU’s 50-34 win

Bobby Mitchell, making his first conference start, had a game-high 16 points and only missed two of his eight shot attempts. Tyler Butler hit two three-pointers for eight points off the bench. Alberto Aispuro scored eight points as well.

Albert Depew scored four points and had six assists. Hunter Bradford pulled down 10 rebounds to go with six points.

Kody Garrison and Hults led Hidden Valley (3-16; 0-7) with eight points apiece.

Tuesday Scores

Boys
Henley 49, Phoenix 39
North Valley 72, Mazama 37
Lost River 39, Bonanza 36 (OT)
Klamath Union 50, Hidden Valley 34

Girls
Henley 59, Phoenix 44
Mazama 59, North Valley 44
Lost River 48, Bonanza 44
St. Mary’s (Medford) 61, Lakeview 38
Klamath Union 42, Hidden Valley 36