• South's balance too much for Roseburg

  • ROSEBURG — Top-ranked South Medford demonstrated good depth and offensive versatility during its Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball opener Friday night.
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  • ROSEBURG — Top-ranked South Medford demonstrated good depth and offensive versatility during its Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball opener Friday night.
    The Panthers had four players score in double figures and built a 20-point halftime lead en route to a 64-47 road victory against Roseburg.
    "It was our best performance from out starting five," said South Medford coach Tom Cole. "Tonight was really a balanced scoring effort."
    Ashley Bolston and Keyari Sleezer paced the Panthers (9-2, 1-0 SOH) with 13 points each, Julissa Tago had 12 and Andee Ritter accounted for 10. South's fifth starter, Jasmin Falls, scored eight points and hauled in a team-high seven rebounds.
    Tago, a sophomore wing, scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half.
    "It was her most aggressive offensive performance of the season," said Cole.
    Bolston filled up the stat sheet with eight assists, five blocks, four rebounds and three steals and Sleezer added six rebounds and four blocks.
    The Panthers got a spark off the bench from Lauren Orndoff after Roseburg cut South's lead to five points in the second quarter. The freshman guard scored all six of her points in the period to help the Panthers regain control.
    "(Orndoff) gave us a big boost with a couple of steals and some baskets in the second quarter," said Cole."They couldn't single out one kid. Everyone was a scoring threat. That's the kind of depth we need to do well down the line."
    South Medford led by 23 points after three quarters.
    "We created some separation which allowed us to get some good substitution minutes in the second half," said Cole.
    For Roseburg, (5-8, 1-1), senior Pele Gianotti tallied 15 points.
    "Roseburg is a tough place to play and they hung in there," said Cole. "They demonstrated they have some kids that are capable."
    SOUTH MEDFORD (64) — Williams 0, Tago 12, Johnson 0, Ritter 10, Bolston 13, Orndoff 6, Sleezer 13, Lemons 0, Falls 8, Washington 2. Totals: 25 9-11 64.
    ROSEBURG (47) — Wyscaver 6, Chong 6, Johnson 7, Backen 2, Stotler 9, Gianotti 15, Jackson 2. Totals: 16 13-17 47.
    South Medford 21 20 19 4 — 64
    Roseburg 11 10 16 10 — 47
    3-point goals — South Medford 5 (Ritter 2, Bolston 2, Sleezer 1), Roseburg 2 (Chong 1, Johnson 1). Technical foul — South Medford bench.
    JV result — South Medford won.
    CRATER 48, GRANTS PASS 25 — At Central Point, Crater's defense yielded just one field goal and five points in the first half of a convincing Southern Oregon Hybrid victory.
    The Comets (13-1, 2-0 SOH) held Grants Pass (3-8, 0-2) to 1-for-19 shooting in the first half and only seven made baskets in the game. Crater also forced 24 turnovers.
    The Comets had struggles of their own, recording a cold-shooting night and going 4-for-12 at the free-throw line. The Cavers focused their defensive efforts on standout Courtney Setzer, who mustered three points.
    Becca Heard led the Comets with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Olivia Ryerson provided a lift off the bench with a season-high seven points, most of which came during the second quarter when Crater closed the half on a 26-5 run.
    Alexa Phillips led Grants Pass with eight points.
    The Comets visit top-ranked South Medford on Tuesday.
    GRANTS PASS (25) — Brummett 2, Chapman 0, Torgerson 0, LaPan 0, Stephenson 2, Phillips 8, Johnson 4, Luaders 2, Potter 5, Henderson 2. Totals: 7-30 9-10 25.
    CRATER (48) — M. Heard 4, Bascom 6, E. Scott 0, Fahndrich 5, B. Heard 12, M. Heard 4, Noles 2, C. Scott 5, Ryerson 7, Setzer 3, Gray 0. Totals: 20-51 4-12 48.
    Grants Pass 5 0 7 13 — 25
    Crater 11 15 15 7 — 48
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Phillips 2), Crater 4 (Bascom 1, C. Scott 1, Ryerson 1, Setzer 1). Fouled out — Potter.
    JV result — Crater won.
    EAGLE POINT 54, HIDDEN VALLEY 35 — At Grants Pass, Eagle Point jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead.
    Sophomore guard Adrienne Wood led all scorers with 21 points for the Eagles (3-5) while senior forward Kinsey Bradshaw added 12. Wood made three 3-pointers.
    Curly Devos scored 14 points and Kristen McGuiness 10 for Hidden Valley (1-6).
    HIDDEN VALLEY (35) — DeVos 14, McGuinness 10, Schiavone 4, Larson 4, Heeter 3, Eells 0, Ottosen 0, Patterson 0. Totals: 23 3-4 54.
    EAGLE POINT (54) — Wood 21, Bradshaw 12, Nielsen 8, Briggs 6, Hoefft 3, Crowe 2, Beebe 2, Sweem 0, Morris 0, Lester 0. Totals: 12 11-24 35.
    Hidden Valley 6 9 8 12 — 35
    Eagle Point 9 20 12 13 — 54
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Wood 3, Nielsen 2). Fouled out — Bradshaw.
    PHOENIX 50, ASHLAND 28 — At Ashland, Bailee Tally scored 13 first-quarter points on perfect shooting to ignite Phoenix, which finished off the nonconference game by allowing only five second-half points.
    Tally was 4-for-4 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 3-for-3 at the free-throw line in the first quarter. She totaled 19 points to lead all scorers.
    Baylee Toney recorded 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Pirates (8-3). Point guard Amanda Skaff turned in a solid all-around game with four points, six steals, five assists and four rebounds.
    Georgia Williams and Michaela Dunn scored 19 of the Grizzlies' 23 points by halftime. The duo were held to a combined two points in the second half.
    Williams finished with 12 points and Dunn nine for Ashland (5-7).
    PHOENIX (50) — Tally 19, Vaught 3, Skaff 4, Wyncoop 2, Marshall 3, Toney 15, Hamilton 4, Wallack 0. Totals: 19 7-11 50.
    ASHLAND (28) — Williams 12, Dunn 9, Altig 2, Tilley 2, Kasiah 2, Sukles 1, Rodriques 0, Greenberg 0, Teixiera 0, Walters 0, Lenthe 0. Totals: 11 4-5 28.
    Phoenix 22 5 15 8 — 50
    Ashland 7 16 3 2 — 28
    3-point goals — Phoenix 5 (Tally 3, Vaught 1, Toney 1), Ashland 2 (Williams 2).
    JV score — Ashland 32, Phoenix 29.
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