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Ashland High boys shoot lights out, blow away Mazama

Byers scores 19, helps Ashland build huge early lead on senior night; AHS girls fall to Mazama
 Posted: 10:50 AM February 19, 2014

Jackson Byers had 19 points and five rebounds and helped Ashland open up an 18-point lead in the first quarter en route to an 84-48 nonleague victory over Mazama, Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Gabe Stanley added 13 points, Jackson Feinberg 11 and Collin Malcolm six points, six rebounds and three assists for the Grizzlies (8-12), who have won three straight for the first time all season.

Mazama (6-17) was led by Taylor Bennett's 11 points.

"The key tonight was defense," Ashland coach Jeff Schlecht said. "We played man and we have been working on that. We've won three games in a row now and I'm going to attribute that to we're just getting better and better with our defensive pressure and rebounding."

Schlecht said the Grizzlies were on fire offensively, especially in the early going.

"This was, shooting percentage wise, our best shooting night this season," he said. "Their shots were in the flow of the game. We lit it up, there's no other way to say it."

MAZAMA (48) — Lancaster 8, Bennett 11, M. Harris 5, Moore 5, Meyers 5, Healy 4, Crowell 5, Rose 7. Totals: 16 10-16 48.

ASHLAND (84) — Hasskamp 7, Jones 4, Layton 2, Harfst 6, Feinberg 11, Fredrickson 5, Byers 19, Crenshaw 6, Malcolm 6, Shibley-Styer 5, Stanley 13. Totals: 35 8-10 84.

Mazama 10 13 15 10 — 48

Ashland 28 16 23 17 — 84

3-point goals — Mazama 6 (Lancaster 2, Bennett 1, M. Harris 1, Moore 1, Rose 1), Ashland 6 (Hasskamp 1, Feinberg 1, Fredrickson 1, Byers 1, Shibley-Styer 1, Stanley 1).

JV result — Ashland won.

Girls Basketball

Ashland junior guard Georgia Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks but Mazama used its height advantage to secure a 62-39 nonleague win Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Megan Morris had 24 points and center Caileigh Smith added 17 for Mazama (17-3), which opened up a 17-point halftime lead.

Sadie Kasiah added eight points and Hanna Greenberg five boards for the Grizzlies (10-12).

"The whole first half we didn't play according to the game plan, so we were not sitting pretty by halftime," Ashland coach Ashley Hafner said. "We were trying to front their posts tonight "¦and that just wasn't executed."

The Grizzlies have only a couple days to shake off the loss and prepare for Southern Oregon Hybrid rival Eagle Point.

"I think we're prepared for Friday and I almost wonder if we were looking past tonight," Hafner said. "Eagle Point is always a challenge. Hopefully we can show up and put together four quarters and get back to playing the type of basketball that we know we can play."

MAZAMA (62) — Hamel 0, Morris 24, Lease 4, Paschal 7, M. Smith 2, C. Smith 17, Benson 8. Totals: 24 9-16 62.

ASHLAND (39) — Williams 16, Altig 0, Tilley 0, Greenberg 2, Teixeira 1, Dunn 3, Sukles 2, Kasiah 8, Walker 2, Read 3, Turner 2, Lenthe 0. Totals: 14 4-7 39.

Mazama 15 20 13 14 — 62

Ashland 9 9 10 11 — 39

3-point goals — Mazama 5 (Morris 4, Lease 1), Ashland 7 (Williams 3, Kasiah 2, Dunn 1, Read 1).

JV score — Mazama 34, Ashland 33.

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