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GP Drops OT Game to Tornado & Tuesday night Round ball Action

It was an overtime heartbreaker at North Medford Tuesday night where the Tornado handed Grants Pass a 63 to 60 loss in overtime. The Cavemen trailed by 11 at the end of three quarters, but turned up the defense and led North Medford to six points in the final quarter with the score at 56 all at the end of regulation. The Tornado outscored GP 7 to 4 in the four minute overtime period.

The Cavemen were without start Tyler McIntosh, but freshman Jordan Rosetta stepped up with his highest point output as a Caveman with 18 points. Gavin McLean added 13 and Payton Bruner hit for ten points.

The loss leaves Grants Pass at 5 and 3 in conference play, still in second place due to Roseburg losing to conference leading South Medford 88 to 78 leaving the Indians record at 4 and 3. The loss drops the Caveman OSAA ranking to 31st, right on the bubble for post season play.

One other Southwest Conference game last night had Sheldon almost doubling Willamette 82 to 44.

The 14th ranked Lady Cavers held on to third place in conference by beating the Tornado, 63 to 25 at Heater-Newman. Grants Pass improves to 5 and 3 in conference, and 12 and 8 overall. They lead North Medford by one in the loss column.

In a first place showdown in the Skyline Conference, #12 Hidden Valley lost to Henley, 59 to 49 in Klamath Falls last night. The Lady Mustangs did not fare any betterl suffering a 50 point loss to Henley Hornets 77 to 27.
Posted on 2/7/24 9:30AM by Chuck Benson
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