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Jonathan Stone

Roseburg hit 54.2 percent from the field and 60 percent from 3-point range as it put on a dominating offensive display on Tuesday in a nonleague boys basketball game at Ashland.

Collin Warmouth and Storm Scott combined for 46 points as RHS improved to 4-0 with a 77-53 road win over the host Grizzlies.

“For us, we have to take better care of the ball,” Roseburg coach Mike Pardon said. “Our offense was good and our defense was good. When we take care of the ball, we’re scoring at a high percentage. Nine-for-15 on 3s, I’ll take that.”

And that’s exactly what Pardon got. Warmouth hit five 3-pointers and four others had one each. Warmouth finished with a game-high 26 points, his third 20-plus performance of the season, and Scott had 20 points and eight rebounds. Xavier Avilez added nine points off the bench

Roseburg struggled with Ashland’s press at times, committing more than 20 turnovers, but was able to make up for those miscues with solid defense. Pardon said Ashland was unable to get to the basket against RHS’ interior defensive.

The Grizzlies put up 32 3-point attempts, but didn’t find the range from outside until the fourth quarter. By that time, Pardon was liberally substituting his bench. Every RHS player on the roster played in the game, giving sophomores Jacob and Matthew Parker their first varsity playing time.

“People are having a hard time getting inside against us, but then Ashland does that,” Pardon said. “They have a hard time getting to the basket, and we held them to two 3s in the first half. They hit some when the game was pretty much over.”

Ashland finished 10-for-32 from 3-point range, hitting five in the final eight minutes.

“They’re not getting any twos, because they’re not getting to the basket,” Pardon said.

A big factor for the Roseburg defense is senior Jonathan Stone. The lanky 6-foot-7 wing is regularly causing havoc on the perimeter, taking the other teams top outside threat and both preventing them from getting clean looks and from finding passing lanes to the paint.

The turnover issues were better against Ashland, Pardon said, but remain a topic of concern.

“We were better tonight than the (game) before,” Pardon said. “The thing I was happy with tonight was we had good consistency from quarter to quarter. That’s what we want, we want that consistency.”

Roseburg plays at Corvallis on Friday, facing the tallest roster it’s seen thus far this season. It will be Corvallis’ season opener and lone tuneup before it opens Mid-Willamette Conference play next Tuesday.

“We’re on the road, we’re learning to play on the road, and that’s always a good thing,” Pardon said.

Roseburg, which is off to its best start since the 2009-10 season, returns home to face Willamette next Tuesday.

ROSEBURG (77) — Collin Warmouth 101-1 26, Scott 9 2-2 20, Black 1 0-0 3, J. Parker 0 0-0 0, M. Parker 0 0-0 0, Seely 2 0-0 5, Lake 2 0-0 5, Adams 2 0-0 5, Martin 0 0-0 0, Stone 2 0-0 4, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Avilez 4 1-2 9. Totals 32-59 4-5 77.

ASHLAND (53) — KJ Pippa 8 2-2 21, Smith 0 1-2 1, Wallner-Sentle 2 0-0 5, Ekwall 3 0-0 8, Sanford 1 0-0 2, Saulsbury 2 0-0 5, Sayer 1 0-0 3, Cartt 0 0-0 0, Desmond 1 0-0 2, Harris 0 0-0 0, Lapierre 2 0-0 6. Totals 20 3-4 53.

Roseburg 19 18 21 19 — 77

Ashland 7 12 11 23 — 53

3-Point Goals — Rose. 9-15 (Black, Seely, Warmouth 5, Lake, Adams), Ash. 10-32 (Pippa 3, Wallner-Sentle 1, Ekwall 2, Saulsbury, Sayer 1, Lapierre 2). Total Fouls — Rose. 12, Ash. 6.

JV Score — Roseburg 56, Ashland 54.

Sports reporter Aaron Yost can be reached at 541-957-4219 or email ayost@nrtoday.com. Follow him on Twitter @aaron_yost.

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