HS Hoops Preview: Tule & B. Valley meet

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Critical match-ups toward the end of the season highlight the high school basketball schedule Tuesday.

While the Mazama girls have already sealed the Skyline Conference title, Klamath Union and Phoenix meet at Pelican Court in a key game for the runner-up spot (5:50 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend).

With a win, Phoenix completes a season sweep of KU and eliminates the Pelicans from a possible second place finish. Phoenix split its games with Henley this season, so a Henley win at home against North Valley means Henley still has a shot going into Friday night’s regular season finale with Mazama.

On the boys side, both Henley and Klamath Union have to play No. 1-ranked North Valley this week – Henley Tuesday night and KU on Friday. Henley played North Valley tough last time, only losing 71-61 on the road. If Henley and KU both win, they each stay one game ahead of Mazama for second place, which is good for a first round bye in the Skyline playoffs. Klamath Union beat Phoenix 47-46 on a Jack Bell three-pointer with less than 10 seconds remaining in the teams’ last meeting. 

South of the border, it is Tulelake at Butte Valley. Tulelake beat the Bulldogs 46-40 in mid-January, but Tulelake head coach Shawn Cross said it wasn’t easy.

Tulelake boys basketball head coach Shawn Cross

Tulelake has only lost one game since the start of the calendar year.

Full conversation with Shawn Cross

Tuesday Games

Boys
North Valley at Henley – 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Klamath Union – 7:30 p.m. (960 the Sports Legend)
Hidden Valley at Mazama – 7:30 p.m.
Lost River at Rogue River – 7 p.m.
Gold Beach at Glide – 7:30 p.m.
Coquille at Myrtle Point – 7:30 p.m.
Bandon at Reedsport – 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Medford) at Illinois Valley – 7 p.m.
Cascade Christian at Lakeview – 7 p.m.
Bonanza at Chiloquin – 7 p.m.
Tulelake at Butte Valley – 7:30 p.m.

Girls
North Valley at Henley – 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Klamath Union – 6 p.m. (960 the Sports Legend)
Hidden Valley at Mazama – 6 p.m.
Lost River at Rogue River – 5:30 p.m.
Gold Beach at Glide – 6 p.m.
Coquille at Myrtle Point – 6 p.m.
Bandon at Reedsport – 6 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Medford) at Illinois Valley – 5:30 p.m.
Cascade Christian at Lakeview – 5:30 p.m.
Bonanza at Chiloquin – 5:30 p.m.
Tulelake at Butte Valley – 6 p.m.