TRI CITY — North Bend stifled South Umpqua's comeback to win 74-73 in Friday's Far West League boys basketball opener.

The Lancers (4-10, 0-1) were up by six points with just more than two minutes left in the game when North Bend (7-7, 1-0) started to draw fouls.

South Umpqua made 6 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, but North Bend made 8 of 9 and had the upper hand by the end of the game.

The Lancers missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

North Bend was led in scoring by Jayden Frank with 28 and Jake Simmons with 24.

South Umpqua had all five starters score in double digits. Justin Thompson had 15, Johnathan Warner and Dylan McFadden contributed 14 each and Taylor Gross and William Wylie added 11 apiece.

"The kids woke up a little bit today," S.U. coach Brett Nixon said. "But our starting five all had double digits and I'll take that to the bank any day of the week."


NORTH BEND (74) — Jayden Frank 28, Simmons 24, Mateski 7, Harmon 4, K. Messner 3, Porter 2, B. Messner 2, Vader, Lynn, Christensen. Totals 27 11-16 74.

SOUTH UMPQUA (73) — Justin Thompson 15, Warner 14, McFadden 14, Gross 11, Wylie 11, Martinez 8, Lee. Totals 31 8-16 73.

North Bend;19;18;19;18;—;74

South Umpqua;19;14;19;21;—;73

3-Point Goals — N.B. 9 (Frank 3, Simmons 6), S.U. 3 (Wylie 2, McFadden 1) Total Fouls — N.B. 14, S.U. 15. Fouled Out — McFadden.

Sports reporter Sanne Godfrey can be reached at 541-957-4203 or via email at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey

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