• South boys top Roseburg for share of title

  • ROSEBURG — When it mattered most, South Medford relied on its three seniors to secure yet another conference championship.
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  • ROSEBURG — When it mattered most, South Medford relied on its three seniors to secure yet another conference championship.
    The Panthers went on an 11-2 run to erase a five-point deficit and defeated Roseburg, 46-42, in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball Friday.
    The victory gave South (17-4, 8-1 SOH) at least a share of its third straight league title and its 11th in the past 12 seasons.
    The ninth-ranked Panthers have three games remaining and have a three-game lead in the loss column on second-place Roseburg. South also owns the tiebreaker, having beaten the Indians in two of three meetings.
    "Winning never gets old," said Panthers coach Dennis Murphy. "Our kids have gotten so much better and tougher. We really competed. There was just nothing easy for either team. We were picked third and right now we're going to win the conference. You've got to feel pretty good about that."
    South seniors Jesse Mondry, Adrian Garcia and Matt Toreson scored the team's final six points to seal the victory.
    Roseburg (15-6, 6-4) had taken the biggest lead of the game, 40-35, to open the fourth quarter. Mondry, who scored a game-high 17 points, made a three-point play inside the final two minutes, then added a 15-footer to tie it at 40.
    After Roseburg's Andrew Weber scored, Garcia answered with a post-up move.
    The Indians' Alex Johnson missed two free throws with 31.6 seconds to go, and South's Tristian Lallo rebounded, made a quick outlet pass to Garcia, who found a streaking Mondry for a layup and the lead for good, 44-42. Toreson finished matters with two free throws with eight seconds left.
    "I'm going to tell you," said Murphy, "it was a really good, well-played, hard-fought basketball game."
    Garcia scored 10 points and added six assists, Mark Winans had 10 points and Mondry six rebounds.
    Johnson scored 10 for Roseburg.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (46) — Mondry 17, Garcia 12, Winans 10, Robertson 3, Toreson 2, Massey 2, Keepes 0, Lallo 0, Orndoff 0, Carpenter 0. Totals: 19-46 4-5 46.
    ROSEBURG (42) — Seely 7, Reid 4, Lent 4, Johnson 10, Groshong 8, Caylor 3, Weber 6. Totals: 17-33 4-7 42.
    South Medford 9 17 9 11 — 46
    Roseburg 12 13 11 6 — 42
    3-point goals — South Medford 4 (Winans 2, Garcia 1, Robertson 1), Roseburg 4 (Johnson 2, Seely 1, Caylor 1).
    JV result — Roseburg won.
    EAGLE POINT 59, ASHLAND 28 — At Ashland, Justin Hartman scored 19 points and Eagle Point ran out to a 26-12 halftime lead before rolling to its second win over Ashland and clinching the Class 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid title.
    Cesar Chavez added 11 points and Jorge Quintero nine for the Eagles (13-9), who will go for the series sweep on Feb. 19.
    For Ashland (1-18), RJ Atteberry scored eight points and Jack Feinberg added six.
    EAGLE POINT (59) — Hartman 19, Barber 2, Quintero 9, Morris 1, Chavez 11, Dixon 0, Zerger 2, Rittiman 5, Edwards 4, Holmes 6, Dole 0. Totals: 23 9-16 59.
    ASHLAND (28) — Atteberry 8, Malcolm 0, Kaegi 4, Fredrickson 0, Walters 5, Feinberg 6, Layton 2, Crenshaw 0, Stanley 2, Hasskamp 1. Totals: 8 12-20 28.
    Eagle Point 13 13 16 17 — 59
    Ashland 2 10 9 7 — 28
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Quintero 1, Hartman 2, Chavez 1). Fouled out — Atteberry, Walters. Technical foul — Atteberry.
    JV score — Eagle Point 58, Ashland 48.
    GRANTS PASS 52, CRATER 36 — At Grants Pass, a defensive stand by Grants Pass limited Crater to one point in the second quarter and helped the Cavers earn the SOH victory.
    Kayla Bice and Alexa Phillips posted 13 points apiece for Grants Pass (8-11, 5-5 SOH). Bice had 10 rebounds, four steals and a pair of blocks while Phillips went for five boards, three assists and two steals.
    Emily Davidson chipped in 12 points for the Cavers, who moved into a tie with Roseburg for second place in the SOH.
    The Comets (6-14, 1-9) were led by Emmie Gavin's 13 points and Becca Heard's 11.
    CRATER (36) — E. Gavin 13, B. Heard 11, Bascom 2, C. Scott 1, J. Gavin 2, Fahndrich 1, M. Heard 0, Noles 4, B. Scott 2, Ryerson 0, Laws 0, E. Scott 0. Totals: 11 13-17 36.
    GRANTS PASS (52) — Bice 13, Phillips 13, Davidson 12, Miller 8, Chapman 0, Jordan 2, Nott 0, Blacksmith 0, Lauders 0, Henderson 4. Totals: 19 11-27 52.
    Crater 9 1 14 12 — 36
    Grants Pass 13 16 10 13 — 52
    3-point goals — Crater 1 (E. Gavin 1), Grants Pass (Miller 2, Phillips 1). Fouled out — E. Gavin.
    JV score — Grants Pass 53, Crater 44.
    EAGLE POINT 59, ASHLAND 44 — At Ashland, freshman guard Adrienne Wood scored 10 of her 24 points in third quarter to help Eagle Point take control as the Eagles evened the Class 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid season series at one game apiece at Mountain Avenue Gym.
    Sydney May added 19 points and Casie Johnson 11 for the Eagles (15-8), who host Ashland on Feb. 19 in a game that will determine the 5A SOH champion.
    The Grizzlies (7-13) were led by sophomore Georgia Williams' 18 points. Hannah Teixeira added seven.
    EAGLE POINT (59) — Wood 24, May 19, Johnson 11, Pena 2, Bradshaw 2, Nielsen 1, Cooper 0. Totals: 26 8-13 59.
    ASHLAND (44) — Williams 18, Winner 0, Kuykendall 0, Teixeira 7, Dunn 6, Kasiah 4, Read 3, Thornton 4, Brookins 2. Totals: 16 7-8 44.
    Eagle Point 14 17 19 9 — 59
    Ashland 9 20 8 7 — 44
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (May 3, Wood 2), Ashland 5 (Williams 2, Dunn 2, Read 1).
    JV result — Eagle Point won.
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