• Hamilton, Toney pace Phoenix girls in rout

  • PHOENIX — Phoenix sought to set the tone early in its opening game in the Phoenix Invitational girls basketball tournament Thursday.
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  • PHOENIX — Phoenix sought to set the tone early in its opening game in the Phoenix Invitational girls basketball tournament Thursday.
    Three steals and a quick 7-0 lead did the trick in what would be a 63-20 win over Taft. The Pirates led 34-12 at halftime.
    Bailee Tally had five of the first seven points for Phoenix (3-2), which will play the Reedsport-Rogue River winner tonight at 7.
    "We just wanted to come out and be aggressive in our zone and put a lot of pressure on them," said Pirates coach Randy Kirkland. "We wanted to encourage them to make the passes we wanted them to make and not let (Taft) dictate the offense."
    Kasey Hamilton had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Phoenix, and Baylee Toney, who stands 5-foot-7, had 15 rebounds to go with 10 points and five steals.
    "(Toney) goes after everything," said Kirkland.
    Delanie Tally contributed seven assists.
    TAFT (20) — Martin 2, Adams 3, Wishlewski 7, Taunton 2, Mason 6, Vasquez 0, Plecherty 0, Wilkinson 0, Daniels 0, Lundin 0, Camarena 0. Totals: 8 2-4 20.
    PHOENIX (63) — B. Tally 12, D. Tally 5, Skaff 6, Wyncoop 5, Marshall 4, Toney 10, Hamilton 15, Brown 6, Wallack 0. Totals: 27 6-16 63.
    Taft 6 6 4 4 — 20
    Phoenix 18 16 16 13 — 63
    3-point goals — Taft 2 (Adams 1, Wislewski 1), Phoenix 3 (B. Tally 2, D. Tally 1).
    NORTH MEDFORD 61, MAZAMA 59, OT — At Klamath Falls, Maryssa Becker knocked down a baseline jumper with four seconds remaining to vault North Medford past Class 4A Mazama in overtime at Mazama High School.
    McKensey Peters recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Black Tornado (4-0), while Joci Ellis poured in 12 of her 16 points during a third quarter that saw North grab a 51-40 lead.
    The Vikings (3-2) knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers in the first 30 seconds of the fourth quarter to slice into North Medford's lead. Mazama's Hannah Reynolds drilled a trey with seven seconds left in regulation to deadlock the score a 59-all, sending the game into overtime.
    Turnovers and sloppy play mired the extra period before Becker's game-winner.
    Ellis also had four steals and Sydney Thomas pitched in 10 points for the Black Tornado. Becker finished with seven points.
    The Vikings' Reynolds scored 19 points.
    NORTH MEDFORD (61) — Ellis 16, Hogue 0, Martin 0, Thomas 10, Peters 22, O'Connor 0, Williamson 2, Randleman 3, Becker 7. Totals: 23 14-29 61.
    MAZAMA (59) — Reynolds 19, Totten 6, Morris 13, Lesse 6, Mathis 0, Paschal 2, Mallans 0, Smith 12, Foust 1. Totals: 20 9-13 59.
    North Medford 15 11 25 8 2 — 61
    Mazama 16 13 11 19 0 — 59
    3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Thomas), Mazama 7 (Reynolds 3, Totten 2, Morris 1, Lesse 1). Fouled out — Reynolds.
    JV score — Mazama 48, North Medford 28.
    ST. MARY'S 47, SOUTH UMPQUA 28 — At Phoenix, Emily Alvarez scored 16 points for St. Mary's in the opening round of the Phoenix Invitational.
    Lillian Martin added 11 points for the Crusaders (8-0), who received a spark off the bench from Alex DeBoer and Nina Console.
    The Crusaders face Klamath Union today at 4 p.m.
    SOUTH UMPQUA (28) — Mann 8, Goins 0, Petterson 3, Kelly 5, Gulliford 11, Beeve 0, Lowell 1, Boyd 0. Totals: 10 3-19 28.
    ST. MARY'S (47) — DeBoer 6, Alvarez 16, Console 3, Eaton 0, Martin 11, Juncal 3, Vasey 2, Barnum 0, Ramsey 1, Weiland 0, Rothfus 3. Totals: 19 6-17 47.
    South Umpqua 10 8 4 6 — 28
    St. Mary's 15 17 10 5 — 47
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 1 (Kelly), St. Mary's 3 (Alvarez 2, Martin 1).
    REEDSPORT 36, ROGUE RIVER 24 — At Phoenix, Rogue River's solid defensive effort wasn't enough to overcome an offensive dry spell as Reedsport claimed the Phoenix Invitational first-round game.
    Makenzie Smith led the Chieftains (0-6) with 11 points and ran a steady floor game with no turnovers. Larissa Hamilton pulled down eight rebounds and Emily Roldan turned in seven points and four blocks.
    Only Kayla Doane (15), Madi Richardson (15) and Alex Glover (six) scored for Reedsport.
    ROGUE RIVER (24) — Hamilton 0, Worthington 0, Downhill 0, Roldan 7, H. Lamar 0, Pamplona 4, Smith 11, Stiebes 0, T. Lamar 2. Totals: 10 2-2 24.
    REEDSPORT (36) — Cardoso 0, Anderson 0, Mitchell 0, Pynchuk 0, Osorio 0, Zetzche 0, White 0, Richardson 15, Glover 6, Manicke 0, Doane 15. Totals: 16 1-3 36.
    Rogue River 10 4 5 5 — 24
    Reedsport 15 11 4 6 — 36
    3-point goals — Rogue River 2 (Roldan 1, Smith 1), Reedsport 3 (Richardson 3).
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