• Ellis, Koistinen power Black Tornado in win

  • Joci Ellis scored 19 points, including 11 in the third quarter, as North Medford built a double-digit lead en route to a 42-36 Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball victory over visiting Grants Pass Tuesday.
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  • Joci Ellis scored 19 points, including 11 in the third quarter, as North Medford built a double-digit lead en route to a 42-36 Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball victory over visiting Grants Pass Tuesday.
    North Medford, depleted by the loss of a couple of post players to injury and illness, also got a big game from first-year starter Sarah Koistinen. The senior had her first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. She also had four steals and two assists.
    "She had an amazing game," said coach Tim Karrick after the Black Tornado improved to 7-5 overall and 1-1 in league. "When we needed someone to step up and play big tonight, which we did because Grants Pass has some really solid posts in (Emily) Henderson and (Sierra) Potter, Koistinen really kept us together."
    Six of Koistinen's rebounds were offensive.
    On a night when North Medford shot only 13 of 42 from the field, Ellis took control, repeatedly driving the lane and creating opportunities.
    "She really took us to another level," said Karrick.
    Freshman post McKenna Wizner drew her first start and had four points, five rebounds and "did a lot of little things right," said Karrick. "She's a smart kid. She should be proud of herself."
    Potter scored 14 for Grants Pass (3-9, 0-3 SOH).
    GRANTS PASS (36) — Brummet 1, Chapman 3, Stephenson 0, Phillips 7, Johnson 2, Lauders 2, Potter 14, Henderson 7. Totals: 13 9-14 36.
    NORTH MEDFORD (42) — Ellis 19, Anderson 2, Rivero 0, Thomas 6, Cowan 0, Koistinen 10, Paul 1, Wizner 4, Ross 0. Totals: 13 16-25 42.
    Grants Pass 7 6 9 14 — 36
    North Medford 9 9 15 9 — 42
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 1 (Chapman 1).
    JV result — North Medford won.
    HENLEY 51, ASHLAND 32 — At Klamath Falls, Georgia Williams tallied a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Michaela Dunn scored 15 points, but Ashland (5-8) couldn't overcome an eight-point first half in the nonleague game.
    Heidi Mueller and Natalie DeLonge each scored 18 points for Henley, which improved to 10-1 on the season.
    ASHLAND (32) — Williams 10, Rodriques 0, Altig 0, Tilley 4, Greenberg 2, Teixeira 0, Dunn 15, Kasiah 0, Walker 0, Read 0, Lenthe 1. Totals: 11 8-16 32.
    HENLEY (51) — Whisler 3, Mueller 18, DeLonge 18, deHoop 3, Moates 2, Haigh 1, Kochenderfer 6, Mathis 0. Totals: 19 12-25 51.
    Ashland 3 5 14 10 — 32
    Henley 14 14 5 18 — 51
    3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Dunn 2), Henley 1 (Mueller 1).
    JV result — Henley won.
    MAZAMA 46, EAGLE POINT 31 — At Klamath Falls, Mercedez Paschal led three Mazama players in double figures with 14 points in the nonconference game.
    Megan Morris scored 12 and Caileigh Smith 11 for the Vikings (8-2).
    Eagle Point (5-6) got 16 points from Adrienne Wood.
    EAGLE POINT (31) — Wood 16, Briggs 5, Nielsen 3, Bradshaw 2, Morris 3, Hoefft 0. Totals: 8 10-15 31.
    MAZAMA (46) — Paschal 14, Morris 12, C. Smith 11, Hamel 2, Lease 4, Benson 3, M. Smith 0. Totals: 17 11-24 46.
    Eagle Point 4 8 10 9 — 31
    Mazama 16 11 4 15 — 46
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Wood 3, Nielsen 1, Morris 1), Mazama 1 (Morris 1).
    Skyline Conference
    PHOENIX 63, HIDDEN VALLEY 23 — At Murphy, Kasey Hamilton had 14 points and six assists and Cassie Vaught added 12 points to lead Phoenix in Skyline Conference play.
    Bailee Tally finished with 11 points, Baylee Toney had eight points and seven rebounds and Amanda Skaff went for five assists, five steals and four points for the Pirates (9-3, 1-0 Skyline).
    Curly Devos had 10 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mustangs (1-8, 0-2).
    PHOENIX (63) — Tally 11, Vaught 12, Skaff 4, Wallack 4, Wyncoop 4, Marshall 6, Toney 8, Hamilton 14, Burns 0, Maclennan 0. Totals: 29 1-2 63.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (23) — Devos 10, Heeter 4, McGuinness 4, Larson 3, Schiavone 2, Patterson 0, Sarganis 0, Traughber 0. Totals: 10 2-11 23.
    Phoenix 17 20 14 12 — 63
    Hidden Valley 2 8 7 6 — 23
    3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Tally 2, Vaught 2), Hidden Valley 1 (McGuinness 1).
    JV score — Hidden Valley 39, Phoenix 35.
    NORTH VALLEY 49, KLAMATH UNION 45, 2OT — At Klamath Falls, sophomore forward Aaliyah Hall showed up big when North Valley needed her most by scoring 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime periods.
    Hall also added nine rebounds and three steals while teammate Mikala Mohr chipped in 10 points for the Knights (5-7, 1-1 Skyline).
    Crissy Choukalos had 11 points for KU (3-8, 1-2).
    KLAMATH UNION (45) — Choukalos 11, Newman 8, Rice 6, Brown 6, Brock 6, Wilder 4, Vanover 4. Totals: 13 18-27 45.
    NORTH VALLEY (49) — Hall 13, Mohr 10, Pittman 7, Werner 7, Scott 6, Bell 4, McCaskill 0. Totals: 18 11-26 49.
    Klamath Union 4 7 17 11 4 2 — 45
    North Valley 7 10 7 15 4 6 — 49
    3-point goals — Klamath Union 2 (Chunkalos 1, Brown 1), North Valley 2 (Pittman 2). Fouled out — Neioman.
    Southern Cascade Hybrid
    ST. MARY'S 65, ROGUE RIVER 32 — At Rogue River, St. Mary's placed four players in double figures and used a full-court press to jump out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead in its SCH opener.
    Senior guard Emily Alvarez scored 13 for the Crusaders (10-2, 1-0 SCH) and Dakotah Rothfus 11. Rose Alvarez and Lillian Martin each had 10 points for St. Mary's.
    Anjelica Pamplona and Kortney Moore had 13 points apiece for Rogue River (1-7, 0-1).
    ST. MARY'S (65) — E. Alvarez 13, Rothfus 11, R. Alvarez 10, Martin 10, Juncal 8, Barnum 7, Weiland 2, M. Vasey 2, E. Vasey 2, Hough 0, Miller 0, Clemente 0. Totals: 27 6-13 65
    ROGUE RIVER (32) — Pamplona 13, Moore 13, Hamilton 2, Adams 2, Pratt 2, K. Worthington 0, M. Worthington 0, Poston 0, Krusemark 0. Totals: 15 2-3 32
    St. Mary's 25 17 14 19 — 65
    Rogue River 4 8 10 10 — 32
    3-point goals — St. Mary's 5 (R. Alvarez 2, E. Alvarez 1, Barnum 1, Martin 1).
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 47, BONANZA 29 — At Bonanza, Alaina Thomson garnered 20 points in the nonconference road victory.
    The Challengers (9-5) connected on seven 3-point goals, with Thomson, Nicole Morse and Sarah Miller each knocking down two. The freshman Morse finished with 11 points.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (47) — Morse 11, Croy 2, Miller 6, Spani 3, Thomson 20, Britton 3, Kent 2, Alvarez 0, Bales 0. Totals: 13 14-25 47.
    BONANZA (29) — Woodworth 2, Tyree 2, Dirk 9, Arila 3, Mojica 5, Vanveras 2, Lee 6, Lowry 0, Anderson 0, Lopez 0. Totals: 13 3-8 29.
    Cascade Christian 10 12 9 16
    Bonanza 9 6 7 7 — 29
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 7 (Morse 2, Spani 1, Miller 2, Thomson 2). Fouled out — Lee.
    JV result — Bonanza won.
    LOST RIVER 38, ILLINOIS VALLEY 18 — At Merrill, Lexie Turner scored 14 points to lead Lost River to the nonleague win.
    Senior forward Kimberly Crow notched 14 points to pace Illinois Valley (3-9), which was held to five points in the first half.
    Lost River (13-2) led 13-3 after the first quarter.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (18) — Crow 7, LaFlamme 5, M. Stewart 2, Miller 2, Nordal 2, Neville 0, Frederick 0, Dixon 0, Primeau 0, T. Stewart 0, Burns 0. Totals: 8 2-5 18.
    LOST RIVER (38) — Turner 14, E. Parks 5, M. Parks 8, Sites 4, Mantanona 2, Brown 2, P. Paschke 1, C. Paschke 2, Storer 0, Pena 0, Cobian 0. Totals: 15 4-6 38.
    Illinois Valley 3 2 6 7 — 18
    Lost River 13 5 11 9 — 38
    3-point goals — Lost River 4 (M. Parks 2, Turner 2).
    JV score — Lost River 35, Illinois Valley 16.
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