• South Medford girls start fast in rout of Crater

  • CENTRAL POINT — The second-ranked South Medford girls basketball team made sure it got off to a good start against Crater, racing out to an early lead en route to a 90-38 victory in Southern Oregon Hybrid action on Tuesday.

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  • CENTRAL POINT — The second-ranked South Medford girls basketball team made sure it got off to a good start against Crater, racing out to an early lead en route to a 90-38 victory in Southern Oregon Hybrid action on Tuesday.
    Kylie Towry recorded 22 points and three steals, Andee Ritter chipped in 18 points on perfect shooting with three steals and Ashley Bolston had 17 points, four assists and three steals for the Panthers (8-2, 2-0 SOH), who led 44-12 at halftime.
    In its conference opener last Friday, South trailed Roseburg by five points at the break and needed some hot third-quarter shooting to capture the lead and cruise to a 66-52 victory.
    No such rally was needed against the Comets (5-6, 1-2).
    "We were focused more on starting the game with a lot of intensity, especially after our last start where we got off to a slow start against Roseburg," South Medford head coach Tom Cole said. "We were able to create and force turnovers that led to transition opportunities."
    Ritter was 7-for-7 from the floor and drained four 3-pointers, while Towry sank three triples.
    Keyari Sleezer added 10 points, Yaremi Mejia had nine assists and five rebounds and Jasmine Falls pulled down 10 rebounds.
    Courtney Setzer scored nine points and Britt Scott added eight for Crater, which went 17-for-23 from the foul line.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (90) — Towry 22, Ritter 18, Bolston 17, Sleezer 10, J. Tago 8, L. Tago 5, Falls 4, Mejia 4, Cox 2. Totals: 38 5-6 90.
    CRATER (38) — Setzer 9, Scott 8, Noles 7, B. Heard 5, M. Heard 3, Ryerson 2, Fahndrich 2, Bascom 2, E. Gavin 0, J. Gavin 0. Totals: 9 17-23 38.
    South Medford 16 28 23 23 — 90
    Crater 6 6 13 13 — 38
    3-point goals — South Medford 7 (Ritter 4, Towry 3), Crater 3 (Noles 1, M. Heard, B. Heard 1).
    JV score — South Medford 59, Crater 47.
    GRANTS PASS 42, NORTH MEDFORD 39 — At Grants Pass, junior point guard Alexa Phillips kept North Medford at bay by making free throws down the stretch in the SOH contest.
    Phillips was 5-for-7 at the line in the fourth quarter and finished with nine points for the Cavers (5-6, 2-1 SOH). Kayla Bice led Grants Pass with 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
    McKensey Peters pulled the Black Tornado within two points with a 3-pointer inside the final 40 seconds. Neither team led by more than five throughout.
    Peters scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Tornado (8-3, 0-2). Joci Ellis added 10 points and Maryssa Becker eight rebounds.
    NORTH MEDFORD (39) — Peters 14, Ellis 10, Hogue 0, Thomas 6, O'Connor 0, Williamson 2, Randleman 1, Becker 6. Totals: 16 5-14 39.
    GRANTS PASS (42) — Bice 13, Phillips 9, Davidson 8, Miller 2, Jordan 3, Potter 2, Henderson 5. Totals: 13 14-22 42.
    North Medford 10 9 9 11 — 39
    Grants Pass 7 11 10 14 — 42
    3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Ellis 1, Peters 1), Grants Pass 2 (Phillips 1, Henderson 1). Fouled out — Thomas.
    JV score — Grants Pass 31, North Medford 25.
    ROSEBURG 52, ASHLAND 30 — At Ashland, Shelby Snook scored 17 points to lead all scorers as Roseburg built a 21-9 halftime cushion and cruised in the nonconference tilt.
    Ashland's Michaela Dunn hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and led the Grizzlies (6-8) with 19 points, but no other Grizzly added more than four.
    Roseburg improved to 10-3.
    ROSEBURG (52) — Snook 17, K. Chong 0, M. Chong 7, Johnson 7, Provencal 1, Backen 11, Thrush 1, Fox 6, Griggs 2. Totals: 21 8-16 52.
    ASHLAND (30) — Dunn 19, Williams 0, Winner 3, Kuykendall 0, Teixeira 1, Kasiah 3, Walker 0, Thornton 0, Brookins 4. Totals: 11 3-6 30.
    Roseburg 13 8 13 18 — 52
    Ashland 4 5 3 18 — 30
    3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Johnson 2), Ashland 5 (Dunn 4, Kasiah 1). Technical fouls — Roseburg coach Thomas.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
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