• Towry, South sizzle against North

  • 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.

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  • 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.
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