• No. 2-ranked Panthers shoot past Cavers

  • The second-ranked South Medford girls basketball team went deep against Grants Pass, draining 10 3-pointers en route to a 79-40 win in Southern Oregon Hybrid action on Tuesday.

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  • The second-ranked South Medford girls basketball team went deep against Grants Pass, draining 10 3-pointers en route to a 79-40 win in Southern Oregon Hybrid action on Tuesday.
    Kylie Towry had 16 points and Ashley Bolston recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, four steals, four assists and three blocks for the Panthers, who led 27-8 after the first quarter.
    Andee Ritter added 14 points, four assists and three steals and Yaremi Mejia — who sank a team-high three triples — turned in 11 points, four assists and three steals for South, which connected on 10 of its 21 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
    Jasmine Falls chipped in four points, six rebounds and two blocks.
    The Panthers (10-2, 4-0 SOH), who owned a 48-21 advantage at halftime, collected 18 steals and Grants Pass (5-8, 2-2) committed 19 turnovers.
    Kayla Bice led the Cavers with 14 points.
    Defending 6A state champion South Medford has outscored its league opponents by an average of 36.5 points through the first of three four-game rotations.
    GRANTS PASS (40) — Bice 14, Miller 0, Clark 0, Jordan 9, Nott 0, Phillips 5, Davidson 3, Potter 0, Henderson 9. Totals: 17 3-5 40.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (79) — Towry 16, L. Tago 6, Ritter 14, Bolston 14, J. Tago 8, Sleezer 6, Falls 4, Mejia 11, Cox 0. Totals: 33 3-6 79.
    Grants Pass 8 13 9 10 — 40
    South Medford 27 21 19 12 — 79
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Phillips 1, Davidson 1, Henderson 1), South Medford 10 (Towry 2, Ritter 2, Bolston 2, J. Tago 1, Mejia 3).
    JV result — South Medford won.
    ROSEBURG 53, NORTH MEDFORD 47, OT — At Roseburg, Joci Ellis canned a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime but the North Medford junior point guard fouled out early in the extra period.
    Roseburg outscored the Black Tornado (8-5, 0-4 SOH) 10-4 in overtime. Eight of the Indians' 10 points came from the free-throw line.
    Ellis scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half and also contributed four assists, four rebounds, three steals and was good on all six free throws. McKensey Peters added 16 points for North.
    Senior guard Shelby Snook scored 27 points to lead Roseburg (12-3, 3-1) to its third straight victory.
    NORTH MEDFORD (47) — Ellis 15, Hogue 0, Thomas 2, Peters 16, O'Connor 2, Williamson 6, Randleman 0, Becker 6. Totals: 16 12-15 47.
    ROSEBURG (53) — Snook 27, K. Chong 2, Humphry 5, M. Chong 2, Johnson 4, Backen 5, Brush 0, Fox 4, Griggs 4. Totals: 18 12-20 53.
    North Medford 6 16 13 8 4 — 47
    Roseburg 14 10 9 7 10 — 53
    3-point goals — North Medford 3 (Williamson 2, Ellis 1), Roseburg 5 (Snook 4, Humphry 1). Fouled out — Ellis.
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    EAGLE POINT 63, CRATER 47 — At Eagle Point, Sydney May, Casie Johnson, Kinsey Bradshaw and Adriene Wood all finished in double figures for Eagle Point in nonleague play.
    The Eagles (14-3) opened a 45-37 lead through three quarters and pulled away in the fourth against Crater (5-8), which was playing without three starters. The Comets lost Emmie Gavin to a concussion in their last game, Britt Scott broke her nose in last Sunday's practice and Courtney Setzer is also battling health issues.
    Becca Heard paced Crater with 15 points.
    CRATER (47) — B. Heard 15, Noles 10, Ryerson 10, M. Heard 6, J. Gavin 4, Bascom 2, Fahndrich 0, C. Scott 0, E. Scott 0, Bean 0, Laws 0. Totals: 18 9-16 47.
    EAGLE POINT (63) — Wood 24, Johnson 15, Bradshaw 12, May 10, Cooper 2, Cowden 0, Pena 0, Nielson 0. Totals: 23 14-17 63.
    Crater 15 8 14 10 — 47
    Eagle Point 10 19 16 18 — 63
    3-point goals — Crater 2 (J. Gavin 1, M. Heard 1), Eagle Point 3 (Wood 3).
    JV score — Crater 47, Eagle Point 19.
    YREKA 40, ASHLAND 35 — At Ashland, freshman guard Kasydie Winner scored a career-high 18 points but Yreka held off Ashland in the nonconference affair at Mountain Avenue Gym.
    Georgia Williams added eight points and Sadie Kasiah seven for the Grizzlies (6-9), who have lost three in a row.
    Yreka (11-7), which was led by Katie Brummett's 13 points, outscored Ashland 12-2 in the first quarter.
    YREKA (40) — Brummett 13, Brown 3, Cota 9, Peters 0, Phillips 9, Ruelas 0, Sinnett 6. Totals: 16 6-14 40.
    ASHLAND (35) — Winner 18, Williams 8, Teixeira 0, Kasiah 7, Walker 0, Thornton 0, Brookins 2. Totals: 15 4-11 35.
    Yreka 12 11 9 8 — 40
    Ashland 2 17 8 8 — 35
    3-point goals — Yreka 2 (Brummett 2), Ashland 1 (Kasiah 1).
    JV result — Yreka won.
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