Hoffman highlights Raiders' win at New Hope

EUGENE — Tate Hoffman shot 10-of-14 with career-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to propel Southern Oregon to a 95-63 win against New Hope Christian in a nonleague matchup Tuesday night at Luceiro Court.

Hoffman, a sophomore forward from West Linn, downed three of the Raiders' 10 3-pointers and helped them shoot 61 percent from the field (39-of-64). The win made them 17-9 overall going into their final regular-season home games, Saturday and Sunday against Corban and Northwest Christian.

Jordan Hunt had 17 points and seven rebounds, Ben DeSaulnier scored 16 with five assists, and both shot 7-of-11 from the field. Aaron Borich went 3-of-5 from downtown for 11 points and Kenny Meyer recorded eight assists.

SOU assisted 31 of its 39 makes, marking the team's highest assist total since Jan. 9, 2015.

Jebari Robinson's 20 points led the Deacons (4-23), who trailed 46-26 by halftime.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

THURSTON 60, ASHLAND 15: At Springfield, Thurston led the entire way en route to a blowout win over Ashland in Midwestern League action on Tuesday night.

The Colts (3-16 overall, 2-7 MWL) led 13-4 after the first quarter and 32-4 heading into halftime after holding Ashland (3-16, 0-9) scoreless in the second period.

Jenna Altig and Jayd Sollinger scored a team-high four points for the Grizzlies.

Jaelynne Birkby led a balanced Thurston offense and finished as the only Colt in double figures with 11 points. Brooklyn Gilbert added eight points in the win.

Ashland returns home on Friday night when it hosts Springfield at Mountain Avenue Gymnasium.

ASHLAND (15): Altig 4, Vazquez 0, Sollinger 4, Barnes 0, Garringe 0, LaCoste 0, Munson 2, Elder-Hammond 2, Summers 1, Witnauer 2, Rodriguez 0, Abel 0. Totals: 7 1-4 15.

THURSTON (60): Bradley 6, Birkby 11, Herrick 5, Weiss 3, Miller 5, Gilbert 8, Rice 2, Petersen 6, Williams 2, Hallett 2, Norman 5. Totals: 21 16-24 60.

Ashland;4;0;6;5;—;15

Thurston;13;19;12;15;—;60

3 point goals — Thurston 1 (Herrick 1).

JV result — Thurston won.

PREP SKIING

Henry Jones of South Medford and Frida Graumann of Ashland led the boys and girls divisions, respectively, as the Southern Oregon Ski League held its first competition of the winter Sunday and Monday at Mt. Bachelor in Bend.

A lack of snow at Mt. Ashland has prevented meets from being staged.

Four boys races and four girls races were run each day, giving the league the number of events required to qualify for state. The state meet is March 8-9 at Mt. Bachelor.

If no other meets are held before the end of February, the league’s state participants will be based on these results.

Jones won six of eight boys races. His best time in the slalom was 36.79 seconds and his top time in the giant slalom was 31.11.

North Medford’s Tucker Houck had a first and three seconds, all in giant slalom, and Kaiden Peterson had four seconds.

Graumann won three slaloms (her best time was 41.94) and a giant slalom (37.52).

Haylee DeBoer won two giant slaloms.

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