• South Medford girls cruise past Crater

  • CENTRAL POINT — South Medford scored the last seven points of the third quarter to stretch an 11-point lead to 18 and pulled away for a 60-32 Southern Oregon Hybrid win over Crater on Friday at Crater High.

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  • CENTRAL POINT — South Medford scored the last seven points of the third quarter to stretch an 11-point lead to 18 and pulled away for a 60-32 Southern Oregon Hybrid win over Crater on Friday at Crater High.
    Playing their first game since losing standout guard Andee Ritter to a season-ending knee injury, the top-ranked Panthers (15-3, 5-0 SOH) raced to a 14-point halftime lead before using a series of steals and transition buckets to bury the Comets (14-5, 3-4).
    Ashley Bolston went 9-for-10 at the line on her way to 19 points and added 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks to pace South, while Julissa Tago contributed 19 points and 11 boards.
    "To play Crater and to not play very well but still come out with a win like that is encouraging, and hopefully it gives us something to learn from," South Medford head coach Tom Cole said. "We've got a lot of things to shore up collectively on the offensive end and the defensive end, but some of the production we got off the bench was really encouraging because certainly, depth is going to be something that has to improve."
    Becca Heard led Crater with 11 points and Courtney Setzer added eight points and 10 rebounds.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (60) — Williams 2, Tago 19, Bolston 19, Orndoff 5, Sleezer 10, Lemons 0, Falls 5. Totals: 22-42 14-16 60.
    CRATER (32) — Gavin 0, Ma. Heard 3, Bascom 3, E. Scott 0, Fahndrich 2, B. Heard 11, Mo. Heard 0, Noles 2, C. Scott 2, Ryerson 1, Setzer 8, Gray 0. Totals: 11-35 8-11 32.
    South Medford 14 16 15 15 — 60
    Crater 6 10 11 5 — 32
    3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Tago 2), Crater 2 (Ma. Heard 1, B. Heard 1). Fouled out — C. Scott.
    JV result — Crater won.
    GRANTS PASS 56, NORTH MEDFORD 43 — At Grants Pass, North Medford freshman Savannah Bumgardner registered 16 points, five rebounds and four steals, but Grants Pass shot 57 percent in the SOH win.
    Joci Ellis added 10 points for the Black Tornado (7-9, 1-5 SOH), and Alexis Hall went for seven points, four boards and three steals.
    Emily Henderson scored 14 points and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers for the Cavers (5-11, 2-5), who were 5-for-8 on 3s and 17-for-30 from the field.
    NORTH MEDFORD (43) — Ellis 10, Anderson 0, Rivero 0, Martin 0, Thomas 6, Bumgardner 16, Cowan 2, Koistinen 2, Hall 7. Totals: 15 12-22 43.
    GRANTS PASS (56) — Brummett 5, Chapman 4, Torgerson 1, Phillips 7, Johnson 6, Lauders 12, Potter 7, Henderson 14. Totals: 17 17-24 56.
    North Medford 8 12 12 11 — 43
    Grants Pass 13 18 13 12 — 56
    3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Ellis 1), Grants Pass 5 (Henderson 2, Brummett 1, Chapman 1, Lauders 1). Fouled out — Phillips, Thomas, Bumgardner. Technical foul — Grants Pass coach Wakefield.
    JV result — North Medford won.
    ASHLAND 52, NORTH VALLEY 51 — At Merlin, Georgia Williams poured in 18 points and hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left that sealed Ashland's nonconference triumph.
    The junior was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and made all nine of her shots from the charity stripe. The final pair gave the Grizzlies (9-9) a 52-49 lead.
    North Valley's Aaliyah Hall drove to the basket and made a lay-in as time expired. She finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
    Kala Mohr posted 19 points and 13 boards and Lexi Pittman rattled off 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Knights (6-11).
    Grizzlies junior Michaela Dunn scored 13 points.
    ASHLAND (52) — Williams 18, Greenberg 9, Teixeira 2, Dunn 13, Sukles 4, Kasiah 6, Walker 0, Read 0, Turner 0, Tilley 0. Totals: 18 11-19 52.
    NORTH VALLEY (51) — Scott 8, Hall 10, Mohr 19, Pittman 14, Bell 0, Werner 0, Wagman 0. Totals: 23 4-10 51.
    Ashland 5 18 17 12 — 52
    North Valley 9 16 11 15 — 51
    3-point goals — Ashland 5 (Dunn 3, Williams 1, Greenburg 1), North Valley 1 (Pittman). Fouled out — Pittman.
    JV result — North Valley won.
    PHOENIX 51, EAGLE POINT 46 — At Eagle Point, Phoenix rallied from a nine-point deficit with 3:30 remaining in the nonconference game.
    The Pirates (14-3) made 10 of 14 free throws in the final period.
    Senior forward Baylee Toney filled up the stat sheet with 22 points, 15 rebounds and nine steals. Junior guard Bailee Tally scored 10 points.
    Eagle Point (7-10) was led by sophomore guard Adrienne Wood with 19 points, and Kinsey Bradshaw added 16.
    PHOENIX (51) — Toney 22, Tally 10, Skaff 9, Marshall 8, Hamilton 2, Vaught 0, Wyncoop 0. Totals: 13 20-30 51
    EAGLE POINT (46) — Wood 19, Bradshaw 16, Briggs 9, Hoefft 2, Nielsen 0, Lester 0, Morris 0. Totals: 18 8-15 46
    Phoenix 5 11 13 22 — 51
    Eagle Point 17 12 11 6 — 46
    3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Toney 2, Tally 1), Eagle Point 2 (Wood 2). Fouled out — Bradshaw, Hoefft.
    KLAMATH UNION 53, HIDDEN VALLEY 37 — At Klamath Falls, despite a career-high 19 points by junior point guard Kristin McGuinness, Hidden Valley remained winless in conference play.
    The Mustangs (1-13, 0-6 Sky) trailed by only three points at halftime, then Klamath Union (4-12, 2-4) took command by outscoring Hidden Valley 20-7 in the third quarter.
    Jessy Patterson had a team-high seven rebounds for Hidden Valley.
    Jordan Newman led Klamath Union (4-12, 2-4) with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (37) — Schiavone 6, Eells 0, McGuinness 19, Patterson 0, Heeter 7, Larson 1, Devos 4, Sarganis 0. Totals: 14 5-16 37.
    KLAMATH UNION (53) — Bacchetti 7, Choukalos 10, Brown 8, Brock 4, Wilder 5, Newman 13, Vanover 2, Najar 0, Ferns 0, Rice 4. Totals: 20 10-20 53.
    Hidden Valley 7 9 7 14 — 37
    Klamath Union 12 7 20 14 — 53
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (McGuinness 4), Klamath Union 3 (Brown 2, Bacchetti 1).
    JV result — Klamath Union won.
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