• North Medford girls upset Comets

  • CENTRAL POINT — North Medford played with high energy and shot the ball effectively against Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball Tuesday.
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  • CENTRAL POINT — North Medford played with high energy and shot the ball effectively against Crater in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball Tuesday.
    After a slow start, the Black Tornado surged back to post a 52-35 upset at the Comets' gym.
    The league win was just North's second against seven defeats, while the loss dropped the Comets to 15-6 overall and 4-5 in the SOH.
    "(North) played really inspired and made the right plays," Crater coach David Heard said. "It was a very physical game and we're not very physical."
    North Medford (8-11, 2-7) shot 46 percent from the field and made 17 of 21 attempts from the foul line, including 13 of 15 in the fourth quarter.
    "We were ahead and they had to foul and we made a lot of free throws," said North Medford interim coach Brian Adolph — filling in for head coach Tim Karrick, who is out because of the teachers strike.
    Junior wing Sydney Thomas helped the Black Tornado preserve the lead by scoring all nine of her points in the fourth quarter, including going 5 of 6 from the line.
    North's Joci Ellis led all scorers with 18 points and did an effective job distributing the ball.
    "Ellis controls the game for them," said Heard. "She drives in the lane and puts a lot of pressure on you."
    Crater jumped out to a 16-7 first-quarter lead, then got outscored 20-4 the rest of the first half to trail 27-20 at intermission.
    Savannah Bumgardner tallied eight points and five rebounds for North. Alexia Hall had six boards, and four teammates added four each.
    "We really talked about keeping them off the boards and everybody contributed by rebounding," said Adolph. "That was a big difference."
    "All the hard work these girls have put in finally paid off," added Adolph. "It was really one of those games where we put it all together."
    NORTH MEDFORD (52) — Ellis 18, Martin 2, Thomas 9, Bumgardner 8, Cowan 5, Koistinen 6, Hall 4, Wizner 0. Totals: 17-37 17-21 52.
    CRATER (35) — Ma. Heard 0, Bascom 0, Fahndrich 6, B. Heard 14, Mo. Heard 6, Noles 2, Scott 5, Ryerson 0, Setzer 2, Gray 0. Totals: 10-48 12-18 35.
    North Medford 15 12 6 19 — 52
    Crater 16 4 7 8 — 35
    3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Cowan 1), Crater 5 (Fahndrich 1, Be. Heard 2, Mo. Heard 1, Scott 1).
    JV result — North Medford won.
    ROSEBURG 42, GRANTS PASS 40 — At Grants Pass, Roseburg (10-10, 6-3 SOH) got 15 points from Pele Gianotti and emerged in an SOH game that was close throughout.
    Emily Henderson paced Grants Pass (6-13, 2-7) with 11 points and Sierra Potter scored 10.
    ROSEBURG (42) — Gianotti 15, Johnson 13, Wyscaver 7, Stotler 4, Backen 3. Totals 15 9-17 42.
    GRANTS PASS (40) — Emily Henderson 11, Sierra Potter 10, Alexa Phillips 9, Molly Torgerson 4, Abi Johnson 3, Jacque Luaders 3, Mckenna Stephenson 0, Taylor Chapman 0. Totals 13 7-11 40.
    Roseburg 11 7 11 13 — 42
    Grants Pass 9 7 13 11 — 40
    3-point goals — Roseburg 3 (Gianotti 1, Backen 1, Johnson 1), Grants Pass 7 (Henderson 3, Phillips 2, Johnson 1, Luaders 1). Fouled out — Potter, Henderson.
    EAGLE POINT 45, NORTH VALLEY 42 — At Merlin, Kayla Nielsen and Kinsey Bradshaw combined for 23 points to lead Eagle Point in the nonconference game.
    Nielsen, a junior guard, scored all 13 of her points in the first half, while the senior forward Bradshaw had her 10 in the second half for the Eagles (9-11).
    Alexis Scott scored a season-high 13 points for North Valley (6-14), and senior guard Lexi Pittman had seven points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
    EAGLE POINT (45) — Morris 2, Wood 8, Briggs 4, Nielsen 13, Bradshaw 10, Hoefft 8, Lester 0. Totals: 18 5-9 45.
    NORTH VALLEY (42) — Bell 4, Werner 2, Scott 13, Paul 6, Wagman 4, Mohr 6, Pittman 7. Totals: 18 6-11 42.
    Eagle Point 14 9 12 10 — 45
    North Valley 10 13 10 9 — 42
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Nielsen 3, Wood 1).
    JV result — Eagle Point won.
    ASHLAND 63, HIDDEN VALLEY 50 — At Grants Pass, Ashland's Georgia Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out with about four minutes remaining, and teammates Kayla Turner and Michaela Dunn helped the Grizzlies hang on in the nonleague game.
    Turner added 16 points and seven boards, and Dunn eight points for the Grizzlies (9-11), who managed to increase their six-point lead after Williams picked up her fifth foul.
    Kristin McGuinness scored a career-high 23 points and Megan Schiavone added a career-high 14 points and 16 rebounds for Hidden Valley (1-16), which suffered its 12th straight loss.
    ASHLAND (63) — Williams 15, Tilley 4, Greenberg 7, Teixeira 6, Dunn 8, Sukles 5, Walker 0, Read 2, Turner 16. Totals: 25 12-19 63.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (50) — Schiavone 14, Ottosen 0, McGuinness 23, Patterson 0, Heeter 2, Larson 1, Devos 10, Sargani 0. Totals: 17 11-18 50.
    Ashland 17 13 14 19 — 63
    Hidden Valley 10 16 13 11 — 50
    3-point goals — Ashland 1 (Dunn 1), Hidden Valley 5 (McGinnis 5). Fouled out — Williams, Heater.
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    Boys
    GRANTS PASS 47, ROSEBURG 30 — At Roseburg, Micah Johnson had 16 points and J.C. McKinley added 13 for Grants Pass in SOH action.
    Carson Reid scored 10 for Roseburg (6-12, 2-7 SOH), which trailed 22-15 at halftime.
    Grants Pass is 13-6 and 4-5.
    GRANTS PASS (47) — Johnson 16, McKinley 13, Luther 7, Meadows 5, Ryan 4, Cotton 2, Brooks 0, Weiss 0, Appling 0, Musser 0, Stoffel 0, Jensen 0. Totals: 16 13-20 47.
    ROSEBURG (30) — Reid 10, Haskett 8, Knapp 5, Stephens 3, Baumgartner 2, Carhart 2, New 0, Stone 0, Early 0, Lake 0, Tharp 0. Totals: 10 6-9 30.
    Grants Pass 13 9 8 17 — 47
    Roseburg 11 4 4 11 — 30
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (McKinley 2), Roseburg 4 (Reid 1, Haskett 1, Stephens 1, Knapp 1).
    JV score — Roseburg 40, Grant Pass 38.
    EAGLE POINT 58, NORTH VALLEY 36 — At Merlin, senior guard Cesar Chavez scored 16 points to pace four Eagle Point players in double figures in the nonleague win.
    Lucas Morris added 14 points for the Eagles (17-3), who made seven 3-pointers.
    Chris Morsa led North Valley (14-6) with 11 points and senior wing Kevin Olmstead contributed six points, four rebounds and three steals.
    EAGLE POINT (58) — Chavez 16, Morris 14, Edwards 13, Quintero 10, Baker 3, Holmes 2, Hunter 0, Jones 0, Holte 0, Dole 0, Sowell 0. Totals: 23 5-8 58.
    NORTH VALLEY (36) — Morsa 11, Fairman 7, Flynn 6, Olmstead 6, Eskitgis 4, Segura 2, Martz 0, Howard 0, Stegemiller 0. Totals: 14 5-6 36.
    Eagle Point 15 16 18 9 — 58
    North Valley 10 9 11 6 — 36
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 7 (Quintero 2, Morris 2, Chavez 2, Edwards 1), North Valley 3 (Morsa 2, Fairman 1). Technical foul — Eagle Point coach Wood.
    JV result — Eagle Point won.
    ASHLAND 49, HIDDEN VALLEY 43 — At Grants Pass, Ashland's Collin Malcolm had 21 points, seven rebounds and two steals and the Grizzlies held Hidden Valley to four points in the third quarter to overcome a five-point halftime deficit in a nonleague game.
    Gabe Stanley added 10 points and Walker Shibley-Styer nine points, four rebounds and three steals for Ashland (6-12).
    Mike Hults and McKinnon Bennett scored 10 points apiece to pace the Mustangs (3-14).
    ASHLAND (49) — Jones 0, Layton 2, Harfst 5, Feinberg 2, Byers 0, Malcolm 21, Shibley-Styer 9, Stanley 10. Totals: 18 11-20 49.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (43) — Fields 8, Hults 10, Bennett 10, Trip 0, Gilbert 6, May 0, Stevens 2, Ries 3, Clarke 4. Totals: 11 20-25 43.
    Ashland 8 12 15 14 — 49
    Hidden Valley 15 10 4 14 — 43
    3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Shibley-Styer 2), Hidden Valley 1 (Bennett 1). Technical foul — Ashland bench, Byers.
    JV result — Ashland won.
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