• Panther girls perfect at line in triumph

  • PORTLAND — Top-ranked South Medford doesn't mind getting a little charity.
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  • PORTLAND — Top-ranked South Medford doesn't mind getting a little charity.
    The Panthers' girls basketball team was 14-for-14 at the charity stripe, or free-throw line, and defeated No. 10 St. Mary's, 70-58, in nonconference play Friday.
    South Medford (4-0) was to be part of a four-team tournament. But it would have played second-ranked Westview tonight — after having played the Wildcats last week — and the teams elected to cancel the game. The Panthers will likely try to add a game later in the season.
    Free throws have been good to South Medford of late. Against Westview last week, it missed only once.
    Against St. Mary's, "They were huge," said Panthers coach Tom Cole. "Especially in the second half. They made a run in the third quarter."
    South Medford led by eight at halftime and got off to a fast start in the third before St. Mary's stemmed the tide.
    Panther senior point guard Yaremi Mejia scored 25 points. She was 8 of 10 from the field and 8 of 8 at the line, including five makes in the fourth.
    "Yaremi was really poised," said Cole, who also praised the inside work of Ashley Bolston, who had 10 rebounds and six assists, and the play of 5-foot-10 sophomore reserve MacKenzie Cox against the taller Blues. Cox had five rebounds.
    South Medford was undermanned. Freshman Jasmine Falls wasn't available because she was entered in the scorebook with the wrong number (the Panthers used different road uniforms than they had most recently), and starting post Luisa Tago is out with an injury.
    Putting the 5-11 Falls in would have resulted in a technical foul.
    "We could have really used her," said Cole. "We gave up a lot of inside points in the first half. We struggled in that area."
    Kylie Towry scored 18 points, making four of the Panthers' six 3-pointers.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (70) — Towry 18, Ritter 9, Bolston 8, J. Tago 4, Sleezer 6, Mejia 25, Cox 0. Totals: 25 14-14 70.
    ST. MARY'S (58) — Allen 0, Lanz 11, McCowan 4, Bilbreu 2, Torregano 21, Wooten 8, Sellers 2, Blake 10. Totals: 23 9-19 58.
    South Medford 15 20 15 20 — 70
    St. Mary's 16 11 18 13 — 58
    3-point goals — South Medford 6 (Towry 4, Ritter 1, Mejia 1), St. Mary's 3 (Torregano 3).
    NORTH MEDFORD 46, BEND 33 — McKensey Peters racked up 21 points and 13 rebounds as North Medford picked up the pace after a sluggish opening quarter to prevail over Bend at North Medford High.
    Maryssa Becker also helped the Black Tornado (3-0) in the paint with eight points and 10 rebounds while Joci Ellis, who ran into early foul trouble, went for four points three assists and a pair of steals.
    Ellis also took a charge on Montana University-bound Mekayla Issak, which gave the Lava Bears' star post her second foul in the opening quarter.
    BEND (33) — Froelich 0, Maddox 0, Lundy 0, Kramer 2, Silvester 7, Crook 10, Isaak 4, Maloney 0, McClay 9, Hayes 0, Wheeler 0, Burnham 1. Totals: 13 6-8 33.
    NORTH MEDFORD (46) — Ellis 6, Anderson 0, Martin 0, Thomas 8, Erb 0, Peters 21, O'Connor 0, Williamson 2, Randelman 2, Becker 8. Totals: 14 18-29 46.
    Bend 14 7 8 4 — 33
    North Medford 8 15 14 9 — 46
    3-point goals — Bend 1 (Sylvester). Fouled out — Isaak.
    JV result — Bend won.
    SHELDON 65, CRATER 51 — At Eugene, Crater was impressive on the defensive end, but turnovers doomed the Comets in the Luke Roth Tip-Off Tournament at Sheldon High.
    Courtney Setzer led the way with 12 points, Brittaney Scott 11 and Bailey Bascom nine for the Comets (0-2), who take on Thurston today at 6:15 p.m.
    CRATER (51) — Setzer 12, Scott 11, Bascom 9, E. Gavin 5, J. Gavin 5, Noles 4, B. Heard 3, Fahndrich 2, M. Heard 0. Totals: 16 16-32 51.
    SHELDON (65) — Land 15, Nicklason 11, Haug 7, Hamilton 8, Diouf 6, Clark 4, Hall 4, Kirton 3, Moore 2, King 2, Rodrigues 2, Bartram 0. Totals: 26 9-14 65.
    Crater 12 5 8 26 — 51
    Sheldon 14 12 23 16 — 65
    3-point goals — Crater 3 (Scott 1, B. Heard 1, J. Gavin 1), Sheldon 3 (Land 2, Kirton 1).
    JV result — Sheldon won.
    WEST ALBANY 50, GRANTS PASS 30 — At Albany, Grants Pass hit just 6 of 40 shots from the field and committed 26 turnovers, leading to West Albany's early takeover in the West Albany Bulldog Classic.
    Emily Davidson corralled 10 rebounds to go with six points and a pair of steals for the Cavers (1-3), who play Marshfield today at 11 a.m. Kayla Bice led GP with eight points.
    GRANTS PASS (30) — Miller 0, Chapman 0, Bice 8, Jordan 2, Phillips 6, Davidson 6, Henderson 8. Totals: 6 16-21 30.
    WEST ALBANY (50) — James 7, Duvall 2, Hibbs 6, Melke 2, Siegner 16, Cale 4, Conser 13, Wetmore 0. Totals: 16 13-14 50.
    Grants Pass 9 1 5 15 — 30
    West Albany 17 15 10 8 — 50
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Davidson 2), West Albany 5 (Conser 3, James 1, Siegner 1).
    JV score — Grants Pass 67, West Albany 52.
    EAGLE POINT 49, NORTH VALLEY 42 — At Merlin, Casie Johnson scored 22 points for Eagle Point in the nonconference game.
    Adrian Wood added 14 points for the Eagles.
    For North Valley (2-2), Lexi Pittman had 11 points and seven rebounds and Kenzie Schmoll, who was saddled with foul trouble much of the game, scored 10. Kasey Werner had nine points and five steals.
    EAGLE POINT (49) — Cowden 6, Dena 1, Cooper 3, Hoe 2, Wood 14, Johnson 22, Nielsen 1, May 0. Totals: 17 10-15 49.
    NORTH VALLEY (42) — Schmoll 10, Scott 8, Pittman 11, Werner 9, McElheran 2, Dart 2, Mohr 0. Totals: 14 12-23 42.
    Eagle Point 8 16 13 12 — 49
    North Valley 9 14 11 8 — 42
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Cowden 2, Wood 3), North Valley 2 (Pittman 2).
    JV score — Eagle Point 30, North Valley 28.
    HENLEY 50, ASHLAND 41 — At Klamath Falls, Henley pulled away from a halftime deadlock by outscoring Ashland 14-2 in the third quarter.
    Ashland sophomore guard Georgia Williams had an outstanding all-around game, scoring 23 points while pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out four assists. Williams hit a game-high five 3-pointers for Ashland (2-3).
    ASHLAND (41) — Williams 23, Winner 0, Kuykendall 0, Teixeria 2, Dunn 4, Henderson-Brazie 0, Kasiah 9, Brookins 3. Totals: 12 10-13 41.
    HENLEY (50) — Turner 0, Muller 4, ZeLonge 12, Parker 6, Moatis 13, Older 4, Haigh 0, Kachendefer 11. Totals: 17 15-26 50.
    Ashland 10 15 2 14 — 41
    Henley 17 9 14 10 — 50
    3-point goals — Ashland 7 (Williams 5, Kasiah 2), Henley 1 (Kachendefer 1). Fouled out — Brookins, Henderson-Brazie.
    JV result — Henley won.
    BANDON 41, PHOENIX 33 — At Brookings, junior forward Toney Baylee led Phoenix with 10 points, 17 rebounds and four steals in the opening round of the four-team Brookings-Harbor Invitational.
    Bailee Tally offered up 10 points and Delanie Tally added five assists and four steals for the Pirates (1-1), who made just 10 of their 68 field-goal attempts against Bandon (2-0). Phoenix cut its deficit to three in the third quarter before again going cold.
    BANDON (41) — Smith 8, Freitag 5, Iverson 6, Schoonmaker 2, Hall 6, Valentine 2, Wahl 12, Peters 0, Ledig 0. Totals: 14 13-25 41.
    PHOENIX (33) — B. Tally 10, Skaff 6, Marshall 1, Toney 10, Hamilton 6, Wyncoop 0, Brown 0, D. Tally 0. Totals: 10 11-23 33.
    Bandon 7 16 9 9 — 41
    Phoenix 7 5 17 4 — 33
    3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (B. Tally 2). Fouled out — D. Tally, Marshall.
    DOUGLAS 60, HIDDEN VALLEY 27 — At Winston, junior forward Curli DeVos had 14 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for winless Hidden Valley in the Douglas Tournament.
    The Mustangs (0-4) trailed by 12 points at halftime but scored just 10 points after intermission.
    Hidden Valley hurt its cause with 24 turnovers.
    Hidden Valley 5 12 8 2 — 27
    Douglas 10 19 16 15 — 60
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 35, ELKTON 21 — At Elkton, senior guard Jazmine Hancock led all scorers with 10 points to lead Illinois Valley in the Elkton Invitational.
    Illinois Valley (2-1) will face North Douglas in the championship game.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (35) — Hancock 10, Brooks 2, LaFlamme 6, Wellen 5, Dixon 8, Crow 4, T. Frederick 0, S. Federick 0, Stewart 0, Nordal 0. Totals: 16 2-7 35.
    ELKTON (21) — L. Holcome 6, S. O'Brien 2, A. Holcome 0, H. Parker 0, Madsen 0, Trout 2, H. Whitley 4, Maxwell 2, A. O'Brien 2, A. Parker 3, L. Whitley 0, Hoejdevarg 0. Totals: 9 3-11 21.
    Illinois Valley 11 8 9 7 — 35
    Elkton 2 5 12 2 — 21
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (Dixon 1).
    ST. MARY'S 39, DAYS CREEK 34 — St. Mary's improved to 6-0 in nonconference play in only its second home game, but it wasn't easy as Days Creek controlled the tempo throughout.
    Emily Alvarez scored 15 points and Lillian Martin 14 for the Crusaders. Sam Wieland broke a tie with a basket late in the contest and St. Mary's ran out the clock.
    DAYS CREEK (34) — Golemon 6, McDonald 10, Herrington 2, Hopper 4, Jansen 12, Owens 0, Ellis 0, Depew 0, Perez 0. Totals: 13 6-10 34.
    ST. MARY'S (39) — Alvarez 15, Martin 14, Juncal 6, Vasey 2, Wieland 2, DeBoer 0, Eaton 0, Ramsay 0, Barnum 0, Rothfus 0. Totals: 17 3-8 39.
    Days Creek 13 6 12 3 — 34
    St. Mary's 11 6 14 8 — 39
    3-point goals — Days Creek 2 (McDonald 1, Jansen 1), St. Mary's 2 (Alvarez 2).
    JV score — St. Mary's 42, Days Creek 6.
    BUTTE FALLS 48, GLENDALE 37 — At Butte Falls, senior wing Tamika Funk scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Butte Falls avenged an earlier-season loss to Glendale.
    The Loggers (2-1) advance to play the Cascade Christian junior varsity team in the finals of the Cattle Guard Classic at 3:30 p.m. today.
    The game was tied 23-all at halftime, then Butte Falls used full-court pressure to outscore the Pirates 19-2 in the third quarter. Funk and sophomore Shawna Creech, who finished with 14 points, combined for 17 points in the period.
    Sierra Kirkpatrick added 10 rebounds and six points for the Loggers.
    GLENDALE (37) — Humphres 2, Dillard 0, Charlton 2, Henry 11, McGuire 10, Lizbeth Silva 2, Lizeth Silva 7, Staten 3. Totals: 16 4-10 37.
    BUTTE FALLS (48) — Kirkpatrick 6, Funk 18, Weaver 0, O'Keefe 4, Hobbs 6, White 0, Creech 14. Totals: 23 0-8 48.
    Glendale 10 13 2 12 — 37
    Butte Falls 9 14 19 6 — 48
    3-point goals — Glendale 1 (Henry 1), Butte Falls 2 (Funk 2). Fouled out — Staten.
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