Towry, South sizzle against North

January 30, 2013

Give her a few good looks and South Medford senior guard Kylie Towry can quickly catch fire from beyond the 3-point arc, Panthers head coach Tom Cole said.

North Medford felt the heat on Tuesday night.

Towry knocked down seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead second-ranked South past the Black Tornado, 79-46, in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball action.

Towry knocked down three of her triples in the first quarter and scored 11 points as the Panthers took a 23-10 lead.

"We had kind of a slow start," Cole said. "What changed it for us was that Kylie hit those 3s. That is really what opened up the margin."

Yaremi Mejia chipped in 16 points, five steals and five assists, Julissa Tago 12 points and two steals and Andee Ritter 11 points and three steals for South, which finished with 20 steals.

Ashley Bolston added five rebounds, four points and three steals and Towry also had three steals.

The Panthers led 48-23 at halftime in the crosstown rivalry.

McKensey Peters had 18 points and eight rebounds and Maryssa Becker added 13 points and nine rebounds for North, which was hurt by 27 turnovers.

NORTH MEDFORD (46) — Peters 18, Ellis 9, Hogue 0, Anderson 0, Martin 2, Thomas 4, Koistinen 0, O'Connor 0, Williamson 0, Becker 13. Totals: 16 13-21 46.

SOUTH MEDFORD (79) — Towry 25, L. Tago 5, Ritter 11, Bolston 4, J. Tago 12, Sleezer 4, Falls 2, Mejia 16, Cox 0. Totals: 29 13-23 79.

North Medford 10 13 10 13 — 46

South Medford 23 25 16 15 — 79

3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Peters 1), South Medford 8 (Towry 7, Ritter 1). Fouled out — Falls. Technical foul — North Medford coach Karrick.

JV result — South Medford won.

ROSEBURG 63, CRATER 40 — At Roseburg, Crater connected on five of its seven 3-pointers in the first quarter and led 21-15 at the end of the period.

The Indians (14-5, 4-3 SOH) did a better job contesting shots after the opening period and outscored the Comets 37-9 in the second and third quarters.

Senior guard Shelby Snook scored 27 for Roseburg.

Crater (5-12, 1-7) got eight points from junior Becca Heard and seven from freshman Destiny Fahndrich.

CRATER (40) — B. Heard 8, Fahndrich 7, Bascom 6, E. Gavin 6, M. Heard 5, J. Gavin 3, Ryerson 3, C. Scott 2, Turituri 0, Bean 0. Totals: 13 7-8 40.

ROSEBURG (63) — Snook 27, Backen 11, Humphry 10, Fox 8, Chong 2, Je. Provencal 2, Griggs 2, Thrush 1, Ja. Provencal 0, Jackson 0, Epps 0, Wyscaver 0. Totals: 25 6-10 63.

Crater 21 5 4 10 — 40

Roseburg 15 18 19 11 — 63

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Bascom 2, E. Gavin 1, J. Gavin 1, Fahndrich 1, Ryerson 1, M. Heard 1), Roseburg 7 (Snook 4, Humphry 2, Backen 1).

JV result — Roseburg won.


Boys

CRATER 57, ROSEBURG 55 — At Central Point, Connor Lane came up big for Crater, going for 22 points and 13 rebounds and scoring the game-winning basket with one second left in Southern Oregon Hybrid action.

With the game tied at 55 and about nine seconds to go, Crater's RJ Morgan took a deep 3-point attempt that was off. But Lane, a 6-foot-7 junior center, corralled the ball and powered in the deciding bucket.

Before that, Cody Dismukes converted a three-point play to trim Roseburg's lead to three with about a minute remaining. Morgan next knocked down a 3 on the Comets' ensuing possession to tie the score. The two teams traded free throws and then the Indians missed a jump shot, setting up the exciting finish.

Dismukes had 10 points and Tommy Stewart finished with eight points, six rebounds and four assists for Crater (10-9, 3-5 SOH).

Andrew Weber paced Roseburg (13-5, 4-3) with 14 points.

ROSEBURG (55) — Groshong 12, Seely 2, Reid 8, Haskett 0, Lent 2, Johnson 10, Caylor 7, Weber 14. Totals: 20 9-13 55.

CRATER (57) — Lane 22, Bennett 0, Stewart 8, Erskine 2, Martin 3, Marineau 0, Dismukes 10, Jaasko 4, Reiter 0, Orozco 0, Morgan 8. Totals: 22 7-12 57.

Roseburg 17 9 14 15 — 55

Crater 14 10 14 19 — 57

3-point goals — Roseburg 6 (Johnson 1, Groshong 2, Caylor 1, Weber 2), Crater 6 (Stewart 2, Martin 1, Dismukes 1, Morgan 2). Fouled out — Weber.

JV result — Roseburg won.

EAGLE POINT 82, ASHLAND 62 — At Eagle Point, junior guard Cesar Chavez scored 30 points to lift Eagle Point past Ashland in Class 5A SOH action.

Jorge Quintero turned in 13 points, Austin Holmes 12 and Kramer Edwards 11 for the Eagles (12-8, 1-0 5A SOH), who trailed 19-13 after the first quarter before going on a 32-9 run in the second.

Connor Kaegi had 16 points, Quaid Walters 13 and RJ Atteberry and Steen Fredrickson 10 apiece for the Grizzlies (1-16, 0-1), who had three starters each pick up three fouls in the first quarter.

It was the first of three league meetings between Ashland and Eagle Point.

Eagle Point head coach Bryan Wood was ejected after receiving his second technical foul with 3:07 left in the first period. Barring a successful appeal, he must sit out the Eagles' next game, at home Tuesday against South Medford.

ASHLAND (62) — Kaegi 16, Malcolm 2, Atteberry 10, Fredrickson 10, Walters 13, Feinberg 2, Layton 1, Crenshaw 2, Stanley 6. Totals: 21 18-28 62.

EAGLE POINT (82) — Chavez 30, Huffman 2, Barber 2, Quintero 13, Hartman 5, Dixon 0, Zerger 7, Edwards 11, Holmes 12, Dole 0. Totals: 32 15-21 82.

Ashland 19 9 12 22 — 62

Eagle Point 13 32 23 14 — 82

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Fredrickson 1, Walters 1), Eagle Point 3 (Quintero 1, Chavez 1, Zerger 1). Tehnical fouls — Eagle Point coach Wood 2 (ejected).