Black Tornado storms past Comets

February 06, 2013

The North Medford girls basketball team used a little defense to help fire up its offense on Tuesday.

Fueled by an inspired effort from Joci Ellis toward the end of the first quarter, the Black Tornado flipped an early deficit into a big lead and cruised to a 54-24 win over Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid action.

Senior post/wing McKensey Peters turned in 20 points and 10 rebounds for North (13-6, 4-5 SOH), which fell behind 8-1 in the first period before Ellis, a junior point guard, sparked a comeback.

"She took over," North head coach Tim Karrick said. "She got a steal, played great defense and helped get some easy buckets in transition off turnovers."

Ellis finished with eight points and four assists.

With their squad trailing by a point entering the second quarter, Peters and Maryssa Becker picked up where Ellis left off. The pair combined for 19 points in the quarter as the Black Tornado went on a 23-5 run.

Becker had nine points and Bailey O'Conner added four points, five rebounds and two assists for North.

Destiny Fahndrich scored seven points to pace Crater (6-13, 1-8).

CRATER (24) — Bascom 0, C. Scott 0, J. Gavin 2, Fahndrich 7, B. Heard 6, M. Heard 0, Noles 3, B. Scott 1, Ryerson 5, E. Gavin 0, Laws 0, Bean 0, Turituri 0. Totals: 8 7-16 24.

NORTH MEDFORD (54) — Ellis 8, Hogue 2, Anderson 0, Martin 4, Thomas 3, Peters 20, Koistinen 2, O'Conner 4, Williamson 2, Becker 9. Totals: 24 6-12 54.

Crater 10 5 2 7 — 24

North Medford 9 23 14 8 — 54

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Ryerson 1).

JV result — Crater won.

SOUTH MEDFORD 93, EAGLE POINT 32 — Junior guard/forward Ashley Bolston erupted for 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and four steals to pace second-ranked South Medford in nonleague action.

Julissa Tago had 18 points and four assists and Yaremi Mejia 12 points and seven steals for the Panthers (16-4), who led 30-5 after the first quarter.

Kylie Towry chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds and Andee Ritter collected nine points, nine steals, five assists and four rebounds. Luisa Tago scored 14 points.

Sydney May had 12 points and Casie Johnson 11 for Eagle Point (14-8).

The Eagles committed 27 turnovers and the Panthers made 24 steals.

EAGLE POINT (32) — Pena 0, Cooper 2, May 12, Hoefft 0, Wood 5, Johnson 11, Summers 0, Bradshaw 2, Nielsen 0. Totals: 13 3-5 32.

SOUTH MEDFORD (93) — Towry 11, L. Tago 14, Ritter 9, Bolston 25, J. Tago 18, Falls 4, Mejia 12, Cox 0. Totals: 39 11-19 93.

Eagle Point 5 4 11 12 — 32

South Medford 30 14 21 28 — 93

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (May 2, Wood 1), South Medford 4 (Towry 1, Ritter 1, Bolston 2). Fouled out — Wood.

JV result — South Medford won.

ROSEBURG 47, GRANTS PASS 42, 2 OT — At Roseburg, Shelby Snook scored six of Roseburg's eight points in the second overtime and finished with a game-high 22 points.

Jaclyn Humphry connected on a 3-pointer for Roseburg (15-6, 5-4 SOH) late in the fourth quarter to tie game at 33-all at the end of regulation and made a tying layin near the end of the first overtime.

Senior post Kayla Bice had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Emily Henderson 11 points and seven rebounds for Grants Pass (7-11, 4-5)

GRANTS PASS (42) — Bice 21, Henderson 11, Jordan 8, Phillips 2, Davidson 0, Miller 0, Potter 0. Totals: 16 9-15 42.

ROSEBURG (47) — Snook 22, Humphry 10, Backen 7, Griggs 4, Johnson 3, K. Chong 1, M. Chong 0, Fox 0, Provencal 0. Totals: 17 9-11 47.

Grants Pass 8 6 9 10 6 3 — 42

Roseburg 8 11 4 10 6 8 — 47

3-point goals — Grants Pass 1 (Henderson 1), Roseburg 4 (Backen 1, Snook 1, Humphry 2).

JV result — Roseburg won.


Boys

SOUTH MEDFORD 69, EAGLE POINT 57 — At Eagle Point, Mark Winans scored 16 points and CJ Keepes came up big in the fourth quarter for South Medford in the nonconference contest.

The Panthers (16-4) led by as many as 17 late, but a spree of eight points in a matter of seconds by the Eagles closed the gap. Eagle Point (12-9) made two 3-pointers around a technical foul that resulted in two successful free throws.

The technical was on Panthers' coach Dennis Murphy. EP assistant coach Tyrone Holmes, filling in for head coach Bryan Wood, also received a technical. Wood sat out after being ejected from the Eagles' previous game.

Keepes scored six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, made 4 of 5 field goals and had five rebounds. Jesse Mondry and Matt Toreson scored 10 each, Winans added five rebounds and three assists and Adrian Garcia had seven assists.

The Eagles' Jorge Quintero made five 3-pointers en route to 19 points, and Cesar Chavez scored 18.

SOUTH MEDFORD (69) — Carpenter 3, Toreson 10, Garcia 3, Winans 16, Robertson 6, Orndoff 4, Massey 3, Mondry 10, Keepes 12, Lallo 2, Monical 0. Totals: 22-37 23-32 69.

EAGLE POINT (57) — Quintero 19, Hartman 7, Chavez 18, Edwards 2, Zerger 5, Holmes 6, Barber 0, James 0, Morris 0, Dixon 0, Rittiman 0, Huffman 0. Totals: 20-53 8-8 57.

South Medford 15 15 14 25 — 69

Eagle Point 18 6 16 17 — 57

3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Toreson 1, Winans 1), Eagle Point 9 (Quintero 5, Hartman 1, Chavez 2, Zerger 1). Fouled out — Zerger. Technical fouls — Eagle Point coach Holmes, South Medford coach Murphy.

ROSEBURG 55, GRANTS PASS 52 — At Grants Pass, Micah Johnson and Dylan Strempel combined for 33 points in a losing effort for Grants Pass (6-12, 2-7 SOH).

For Roseburg (15-5, 6-3 SOH), junior Carson Reid scored 15 points and Kai Sealy added 11.

ROSEBURG (55) — Sealy 11, Reid 15, Haskett 3, Lent 2, Johnson 9, Groshong 8, Caylor 2, Weber 5. Totals: 21 7-9 55.

GRANTS PASS (52) — Johnson 17, Meadows 2, Luther 12, McKinley 2, Strempel 16, Busald 2, Brennan 1. Totals: 19 10-12 52.

Roseburg 11 11 22 11 — 55

Grants Pass 6 15 21 10 — 52


3-point goals — Roseburg 6 (Sealy 1, Reid 1, Haskett 1, Johnson 2, Groshong 1), Grants Pass 4 (Strempel 4).

JV result — Roseburg won.