• Sleezer tallies 25 in South Medford romp

  • BEND — Keyari Sleezer scored 25 points to lead three players with more than 20 as second-ranked South Medford rolled past Summit, 94-37, in nonconference girls basketball Friday.

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  • BEND — Keyari Sleezer scored 25 points to lead three players with more than 20 as second-ranked South Medford rolled past Summit, 94-37, in nonconference girls basketball Friday.
    Ashley Bolston and Andee Ritter each scored 21 points for the Panthers (2-1), who made seven of their nine 3-pointers in a 31-point third quarter.
    "Teams are going to zone us," said South coach Tom Cole. "We recognize that and we've been spending a lot of time in practice on it. It changes the way we play, but we have some kids who can really shoot it from the perimeter, and that makes it tough to zone us."
    Ritter and Sleezer each had three 3s in the third.
    Julissa Tago amassed 13 assists, the most by a player in Coles' seven years, he said, to facilitate the offense.
    In its previous game, South lost to a Washington school in a tournament in Portland.
    "We were disappointed with our energy level," said Cole. "The thing we're trying to focus on is to get better every game. Our shooting was much better tonight than in the first two games."
    Ritter and freshman Lauren Orndoff each had eight steals. Freshman Hannah Washington had eight rebounds and Bolston six.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (94) — Sleezer 25, Ritter 21, Bolston 21, Williams 3, Tago 6, Johnson 2, Orndoff 7, Lemons 2, Falls 0, Washington 7. Totals: 39 7-13 94.
    SUMMIT (37) — Reeves 12, Heinly 11, Char 0, Manley 4, Hasenaharl 0, Cornett 7, Frey 3, Gordon 0, Naegele 0, Huntsman 0. Totals: 12 8-15 37.
    South Medford 19 26 31 18 — 94
    Summit 9 13 7 8 — 37
    3-point goals — South Medford 9 (Sleezer 3, Bolston 1, Ritter 5), Summit 5 (Heinly 2, Reeves 1, Cornett 1, Frey 1).
    NORTH MEDFORD 33, BEND 29 — At Bend, North Medford made up for a poor shooting night from the field and free-throw line with hustle and gritty defense to keep Bend at bay.
    Senior point guard Joci Ellis paced the Black Tornado with 13 points, five rebounds and three steals. North led by as many as 15 in the third quarter but Bend slowly crept back by limiting the Black Tornado to just 2 points in the fourth.
    North's Kathleen Martin made all four of her attempts from the field for eight points to go with seven rebounds and three steals. Alexia Hall added seven points, seven steals and four rebounds.
    NORTH MEDFORD (33) — Ellis 13, Martin 8, Hall 7, Anderson 2, Bumgardner 2, Koistinen 1, Cowan 0, Wizner 0. Totals: 15 2-11 33.
    BEND (29) — Sylvester 12, Wheeler 0, Evert 1, Kramer 5, Crook 2, Parker 0, A. Jackson 0, McClay 6, Hayes 3, S. Jackson 0, Burnham 0. Totals: 10 9-16 29.
    North Medford 11 11 9 2 — 33
    Bend 4 9 6 10 — 29
    3-point goal — North Medford 1 (Hall 1). Fouled out — Crook, Kramer.
    JV score — Bend 42, North Medford 40.
    CRATER 45, SILVERTON 42 — At Eugene, Crater tightened its defense in the second half to slip by hot-shooting Silverton at the Willamette Tournament.
    The Comets (3-0), who play Dallas at 1 p.m. today, outscored Silverton 15-10 in the second half to secure the win.
    In the fourth quarter, Courtney Setzer and Becca Heard combined to go 5-for-6 from the foul line — Setzer was 3-for-4 and Heard hit a pair — as the Comets managed only seven points in the final frame.
    Setzer recorded 19 points and Heard added 11. Both grabbed six rebounds.
    The Comets were able hold Silverton star Alia Parsons scoreless following a 10-point first half. The Foxes were led by Megan Ratliff's 11 points.
    SILVERTON (42) — Paradis 0, Ma. Ratliff 7, Smith 4, Rysdan 4, Kuerzi 0, Blaylock 0, Parsons 10, Me. Ratliff 11, Flores 0, Oster 6. Totals: 17-34 4-8 42.
    CRATER (45) — Setzer 19, B. Heard 11, Ma. Heard 1, Bascom 5, Fahndrich 4, Mo. Heard 0, Noles 0, Scott 5, Ryerson 0. Totals: 11-35 19-30 45.
    Silverton 21 11 5 5 — 42
    Crater 19 11 8 7 — 45
    3-point goals — Silverton 4 (Me. Ratliff 3, Parsons 1), Crater 2 (B. Heard 1, Scott 1).
    SPRINGFIELD 61, GRANTS PASS 49 — At Grants Pass, Alexa Phillips had 14 points and Sierra Potter 12 points for Grants Pass at the Southern Oregon Invitational.
    Emily Henderson added 11 points for the Cavers.
    SPRINGFIELD (61) — Durbin 21, Klym 12, Petewon 9, Bingham-Doe 7, Eddens 5, Baker 3, Lange 2, Blackwell 2. Totals: 21 12-24 61.
    GRANTS PASS (49) — Phillips 14, Potter 12, Henderson 11, Luaders 6, Johnson 6, Brummett 0, Tobey 0, Stephenson 0, Chapman 0. Totals: 9 29-40 49.
    Springfield 15 11 21 14 — 61
    Grants Pass 11 9 14 15 — 49
    3-point goals — Springfield 7 (Klym 1, Petewon 2, Durbin 4), Grants Pass 2 (Henderson 1, Phillips 1). Fouled out — Potter, Baker, Durbin, Bingham-Doe.
    MARSHFIELD 50, EAGLE POINT 48 — At Grants Pass, Abby Thrall scored 19 points for Marshfield (2-0) in the Southern Oregon Invitational.
    Eagle Point (0-2) trailed 32-22 before rallying in the second half.
    Adrienne Wood scored 19 points for the Eagles before fouling out. Kinsey Bradshaw added 17 points and Kylene Briggs six rebounds.
    EAGLE POINT (48) — Wood 19, Bradshaw 17, Lester 7, Nielsen 5, Briggs 0, Sweem 0, Crowe 0, Beebe 0, Hoefft 0.
    MARSHFIELD (50) — Thrall 19, Rossback 14, Chaves 9, Scott 6, Garrei 2, Clarkson 0.
    Eagle Point 12 10 13 13 — 48
    Marshfield 13 19 10 8 — 50
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Wood 1, Bradshaw 1, Lester 1, Nielsen 1), Marshfield 3 (Thrall 3). Fouled out — Wood.
    CAMAS VALLEY 47, PROSPECT 27 — At Prospect, Camas Valley cruised to the nonleague victory.
    Baley Van Wormer had five points and 10 rebounds, Haylee Van Wormer six points and Hannah Bailey nine rebounds for Prospect (0-2), which trailed 25-13 at halftime.
    Jayden McIntire scored 22 for Camas Valley.
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