North Bend’s boys basketball team got the Far West League season off to a winning start with a frantic comeback, beating host South Umpqua 74-73 on Friday night.
The Bulldogs led 37-33 at halftime and went up by double digits by hitting four straight 3-pointers early in the third quarter, but then went cold. South Umpqua battled back and led by eight with less than three minutes to go before North Bend rallied.
The Bulldogs got a couple of big 3-pointers and pulled within one point on two free throws by Jake Simmons with 27 seconds to go.
South Umpqua then missed a pair of foul shots and Jayden Frank drove through the defense for the go-ahead basket. The comeback was complete when the Lancers missed a shot at the buzzer.
Frank finished with 28 points and Simmons had 24 for the Bulldogs. Garrison Mateski scored 11.
Justin Thompson had 15 for the Lancers. Johnathan Warner and Dylan McFadden scored 14 each, Taylor Gross had 12 and William Wylie scored 10.
North Bend hosts Marshfield in the season’s first Civil War battle on Tuesday.
Marshfield 53, Siuslaw 31: The Pirates shook off a poor first half to beat the Vikings in Florence.
“We were really out of sync in the first half,” Marshfield coach Doug Miles said. “We settled down in the second. We just need to keep getting better.”
The Pirates led just 14-12 at halftime. By the end fo the game, they had pulled away for the comfortable win.
Jake Carpenter scored 14 to lead the way. Grant Webster added nine and Cory Stover and Grant Woolsey eight each. Jake Hickson had 11 to lead the Vikings.
Brookings-Harbor 58, Douglas 51, OT: The Bruins outscored the visiting Trojans 9-2 — all on free throws — in the extra session to open league with a win.
Austin Fronckowiak and Brig Schofield scored 13 points each and Luke Beaman added 12 for Brookings-Harbor. Damon Landry had 12 points and Max Jung and Quinden Parson had 11 each for the Trojans.
Mountain Valley Conference
Coquille 81, La Pine 58: The Red Devils jumped out to a 28-11 lead through one quarter and cruised to a victory over the host Hawks, improving to 3-0 in league play, which leaves them alone in first place heading into a crucial stretch next week.
Seth Waddington had 24 points and Henry Scolari and Colton GeDeros added 16 and 10 for the Red Devils in the win. Ciroux Gerhart had 18 for La Pine.
The Red Devils visit Glide on Tuesday and host Creswell on Friday to finish the first round of league play.
Pacific 56, Powers 29: The Pirates beat their visiting rivals to stay perfect in league play.
Dayvn Brown had 11 points and Aidan Lashway, Jack Lehnherr and Colton Morrill-Keeler scored nine each in the win.
“Davyn has been working on his shot,” Pacific coach Ben Stallard said. “I was happy to see it pay off for him tonight.”
Cody Clauson and Jamason Kellogg had 11 each for Powers.
Powers hosts Glendale and Pacific visits North Douglas on Saturday.
Waldport 61, Myrtle Point 50: The Irish built a 17-point lead through three quarters to win at home as Isiah Arrant scored 18 points and Daniel Alvarado added 16.
John Newton had 20 and Jalen Robbins 13 for the Bobcats, who host Reedsport on Tuesday.
Toledo 80, Gold Beach 41: The Boomers began defense of their league title with a dominant home win over the Panthers.
Far West League
Marshfield 67, Siuslaw 27: The top-ranked Pirates finished the first quarter on a 12-0 run after trailing 11-10 late in the quarter and went on to beat the host Vikings in their league opener.
Hailey Browning had 18 points, Tess Garrett 12 and McKayla Myrand 11 for Marshfield, which turned the game in its favor by forcing numerous turnovers against the Vikings.
Lindsey Long had 11 points for Siuslaw.
South Umpqua 42, North Bend 34: The Lancers shut out the Bulldogs in the first quarter and led by 16 in the second half before North Bend rallied to pull within five, ultimately coming up short.
Daisy Brown had 12 points and Aaliyah Rudy 10 for South Umpqua. Haley Edwards had nine to lead North Bend.
Brookings-Harbor 41, Douglas 32: The Bruins got 21 points from Abby Farmer while beating the visiting Trojans in their league opener.
Lainey Rincon had 14 for Douglas.
Mountain Valley Conference
Coquille 62, La Pine 20: The Red Devils improved to 3-0 in league play, taking charge by outscoring the Hawks 17-2 in the second quarter.
Morgan Baird had 20 points, Abbey Dieu 14, Kyra Howard 10 and Halle Layton nine in the win for the Red Devils.
Cortney Wolf scored seven points for the Hawks.
Myrtle Point 28, Waldport 26: The Bobcats overcame an early 13-point deficit to win on the road in their league opener.
“We played a horrible first half, couldn’t buy a bucket and had tons of turnovers,” Myrtle Point coach Dave Larsen said. “The second half, we finally started hitting some shots and were able to press and got back in the game.
“The girls could’ve quit, but we didn’t.”
Shay Bateman had 13 points for the Bobcats. Ceira Topete led the Irish with eight.
Gold Beach 61, Toledo 58: The Panthers edged the host Irish in their league opener. The Panthers host Bandon on Tuesday.
Pacific 33, Powers 26: The Pirates had just enough to edge the visiting Cruisers.
“Powers had cold shooting and we were only slightly better, which was good enough to win the game,” Pacific coach Bob Lemerande said.
Claire Kelly and Hannah Washabaugh scored 10 points each and Claire Kelly added nine for Pacific. Hannah Shorb led Powers with eight points and Madison Kamakele added seven.