• South overcomes sharp-shooting Roseburg

  • ROSEBURG — South Medford has played a lot of good girls basketball teams this season, but, said coach Tom Cole, "coast to coast," none have shot better than Roseburg did on Tuesday.
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  • ROSEBURG — South Medford has played a lot of good girls basketball teams this season, but, said coach Tom Cole, "coast to coast," none have shot better than Roseburg did on Tuesday.
    The second-ranked Panthers got another stiff test from the 10th-ranked Indians before prevailing, 73-63, in Southern Oregon Hybrid play.
    Andee Ritter scored a season-high 23 points and the South (12-4, 5-0 SOH) defense created 31 turnovers to offset outstanding shooting by the hosts — 70 percent on 3-pointers and 65 percent overall from the field.
    "They just shot the ball really well, period," said Cole. "Any time you can win in Roseburg it's good, especially when they shoot that well."
    In a previous meeting at South Medford, Roseburg (12-5, 3-3) took a five-point halftime lead before the Panthers rallied for a 66-52 win.
    This time, the reverse was true. South got off to the fast start, forcing 22 turnovers in the first two quarters and taking a 38-25 lead. It upped it to 20 in the third before Roseburg battled back, pulling as close as six.
    The Indians' Pele Gianotti scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers. Luisa Tago held her down in the second half, but Roseburg's Shelby Snook then went for 16 of her 20 after intermission.
    The Indians made 7 of 10 3-pointers and 24 of 37 field goals overall.
    The Panthers, who returned from a California road trip late Monday night, shot 38 percent.
    Ritter, a sophomore guard, drained four 3-pointers and continued to be an offensive spark plug following an early-season slump.
    "In conference, she's been one of the most productive kids we've had," said Cole. "Her shooting tonight was huge. She was hitting big shot after big shot."
    South's Ashley Bolston had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists and Kylie Towry 15 points and seven steals. Point guard Yaremi Mejia had a rare scoreless outing but chipped in with six steals and, said Cole, "leadership" and "hustle plays."
    SOUTH MEDFORD (73) — Ritter 23, Bolston 17, Towry 15, L. Tago 8, Sleezer 4, Falls 4, Mejia 0, J. Tago 2. Totals: 28 10-14 73.
    ROSEBURG (63) — Snook 20, Gianotti 19, Humphry 8, Johnson 4, Backen 6, Fox 2, Jackson 0, Griggs 4. Totals: 24 8-11 63.
    South Medford 21 17 19 16 — 73
    Roseburg 9 16 16 22 — 63
    3-point goals — South Medford 7 (Towry 3, Ritter 4), Roseburg 7 (Snook 2, Humphry 2, Gianotti 3).
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    GRANTS PASS 38, CRATER 33 — At Central Point, Crater came out extremely hot — scoring 18 points in the first quarter — but managed only 15 points the rest of the way.
    After connecting on 4 of 5 3-pointers in the opening period, the Comets (5-10, 1-6 SOH) were held scoreless in the second quarter.
    Freshman wing Destiny Fahndrich paced the Comets with 10 points to go with four rebounds and three steals. Courtney Setzer had a team-high six rebounds.
    For Grants Pass (7-8, 4-2), senior post Kayla Bice contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.
    GRANTS PASS (38) — Miller 11, Clark 2, Bice 14, Jordan 4, Phillips 2, Davidson 2, Potter 0, Henderson 3. Totals: 15 5-8 38.
    CRATER (33) — Bascom 3, J. Gavin 0, Fahndrich 10, B. Heard 7, M. Heard 0, Noles 5, Ryerson 2, E. Gavin 0, Setzer 6. Totals: 14 0-2 33.
    Grants Pass 11 6 11 10 — 38
    Crater 18 0 8 7 — 33
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Miller 3), Crater 5 (Bascom 1, Fahndrich 2, B. Heard 1, Noles 1).
    JV result — Grants Pass won.
    NORTH MEDFORD 58, EAGLE POINT 40 — At Eagle Point, point guard Joci Ellis had 13 points and seven assists to lead North Medford to the nonconference win.
    Sydney Thomas added 13 points, McKensey Peters had eight points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks and Maryssa Becker 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Black Tornado (10-5).
    For Eagle Point (14-5), Sydney May scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter.
    NORTH MEDFORD (58) — Ellis 13, Hogue 2, Anderson 0, Martin 0, Thomas 13, Peters 8, O'Connor 2, Williamson 8, Randleman 2, Becker 10. Totals: 21 14-23 58.
    EAGLE POINT (40) — May 17, Pena 0, Cooper 0, Hoefft 0, Wood 5, Johnson 5, Summers 2, Bradshaw 9, Nielsen 2. Totals: 14 9-14 40.
    North Medford 19 3 17 19 — 58
    Eagle Point 7 9 6 18 — 40
    3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Williamson 2), Eagle Point 3 (May 3).
    JV score — North Medford 42, Eagle Point 16.
    ST. MARY'S 72, BONANZA 28 — At Bonanza, St. Mary's made all seven of its 3-point field goals in the first quarter of the nonleague game.
    The Crusaders (17-2) jumped out to a 27-6 lead at the end of the opening period.
    Emily Alvarez paced St. Mary's with 14 points and Lillian Martin added 13.
    ST. MARY'S (72) — DeBoer 4, E. Alvarez 14, R. Alvarez 9, Martin 13, Juncal 8, Vasey 5, Barnum 5, Ramsay 5, Weiland 2, Rothfus 7. Totals: 27 8-26 72.
    BONANZA (28) — Hamet 4, Colombani 13, Avila 2, Mojica 0, Tyree 2, Dirk 2, Hammerich 2, Lee 2, Kness 1. Totals: 8 12-22 28.
    St. Mary's 27 16 20 9 — 72
    Bonanza 6 10 8 4 — 28
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 7 (E. Alvarez 2, R. Alvarez 3, Martin 2).
    JV result — Bonanza won.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 45, ILLINOIS VALLEY 28 — Cascade Christian used big first- and third-quarter outputs to win the SCH contest.
    Junior post Alaina Thomson had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Crusaders (11-7, 3-1 SCH), who scored 14 in the first and 17 in the third.
    Sarah Miller added 10 points and Michelle Kinney seven points, four assists and three steals.
    Illinois Valley (9-9, 1-3) got eight points from Natalie Wellen.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (28) — Hancock 2, Stewart 1, LaFlamme 5, Wellen 8, Dixon 6, Crow 6, Frederick 0, Brooks 0, Nordel 0. Totals: 11 4-8 28.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (45) — Alvarez 3, Bales 4, Croy 4, Spani 4, Miller 10, Kinney 7, Thomson 11, Reen 2, Battiato 0, Zimmerer 0. Totals: 19 2-4 45.
    Illinois Valley 6 8 9 5 — 28
    Cascade Christian 14 5 17 9 — 45
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 2 (Dixon 2), Cascade Christian 5 (Miller 3, Thomson 1, Alvarez 1).
    JV result — Cascade Christian won.
    LAKEVIEW 55, ROGUE RIVER 20 — At Lakeview, Darci Frederick and Delaney Hall combined for 25 points for hot-shooting Lakeview.
    The Honkers (11-6, 2-2 SCH) shot 68 percent from the field against winless Rogue River.
    The Chieftains (0-15, 0-4) trailed 33-10 at halftime.
    ROGUE RIVER (20) — Hamilton 2, Worthington 0, Downhill 0, Moore 3, H. Lamar 2, Pamplona 6, Smith 5, Emerson 2, T. Lamar 2. Totals: 8-40 4-8 20.
    LAKEVIEW (55) — Helling 5, Hall 11, Frederick 14, Nicholl 4, Gallagher 4, Crumrine 4, Reese 2, Arcularius 9, Stanton 0, Leal 2, Mathews 0. Totals: 24-35 6-15 55.
    Rogue River 5 5 4 6 — 20
    Lakeview 19 14 14 8 — 55
    3-point goals — Lakeview 1-2 (Hall 1).
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