The Myrtle Point boys basketball team got its first win of the season, beating visiting Camas Valley 63-56 in overtime on Wednesday.
“I’m very proud of the boys for not folding or giving up when it got tough,” first-year head coach Jamil Wynn said. “That’s a big step for them. I had some young kids step up big for us and some seniors that led us.”
The Bobcats played a strong first half, building a 29-18 lead, then fell behind when Camas Valley capitalized on numerous turnovers in the third quarter to go in front 42-39.
Myrtle Point came from behind to force overtime, even with point guard Jack Isenhart fouled out.
“I’m very proud they stepped up when it got tough,” Wynn said.
Myrtle Point outscored the Hornets 9-2 in the extra period while playing for the third straight night.
John Newton had 18 points, Jalen Robbins 16 and Isenhart nine for Myrtle Point.
Derek O’Connor had 24 points, Jared Hunt 14 and Devan Ewing 11 for the Hornets.
Powers 34, Canyonville Christian Academy 29: The Cruisers improved to 2-0 under new coach Clint Burris, building a 23-11 lead through three quarters and holding on at home.
Kody Clauson had 17 points and Jamason Kellogg 14 in the win for the Cruisers.
Powers added a player to the roster, allowing substitutions after playing with just five players in Monday’s win. Clauson, Kellogg, Clancey Standley, Lucas Middlebrook and David Pedrick went the entire way in the first game. Cole Holliday joined the crew for Tuesday’s game.
“He stepped up tonight to help us, too,” Burris said.
Samuel Tsai and William Wong had eight points each for the Pilots in the loss.
Glide 55, Gold Beach 38: The Wildcats topped the host Panthers as Clay Farrar scored 16 points and Dillon Towne added 15 points and eight rebounds.
Myrtle Point 41, Camas Valley 20: Shay Bateman had 22 points and the Bobcats used strong defense to beat the visiting Hornets.
“We’re starting to play better D, which leads to more easy buckets,” Myrtle Point coach Dave Larsen said. “(We have) way too many turnovers, but we’re getting better little by little.”
Bateman was strong on both offense and defense for the Bobcats, Larsen said.
Michel Bartlett and Krystal Talley lead the Hornets with five points each.
Powers 32, Canyonville Christian Academy 19: Miya Clauson had another big night and the Cruisers used a big third quarter to pull away from the visiting Pilots.
Clauson scored 24 points and added 13 rebounds for Powers.
“She’s doing well,” Powers coach Matt Shorb said.
Kelly Mucyo had nine points for the Pilots.
Gold Beach 50, Glide 34: The Panthers outscored the Wildcats 31-13 in the second half to win at home.
Paris Newdall had 24 pounds and Brianna Seuser-Smith added 10 for the Panthers in the win. Whitney Stone scored 14 for Glide, which led 21-19 at halftime.