• Bolston, Falls power top-ranked South Medford

  • ROSEBURG — Ashley Bolston was one rebound shy of a triple-double and the top-ranked South Medford girls basketball team put together one of its best all-around performances of the season on Thursday.

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  • ROSEBURG — Ashley Bolston was one rebound shy of a triple-double and the top-ranked South Medford girls basketball team put together one of its best all-around performances of the season on Thursday.
    Bolston logged 13 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Jasmin Falls gave the Panthers another career night in a 62-40 Southern Oregon Hybrid victory over host Roseburg.
    Mathematically, the Panthers (19-3, 9-0 SOH) clinched the SOH conference title with the victory. Victories over their final three league games will give the Panthers their fourth-straight season with a flawless conference record.
    Falls, who pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds Saturday, penciled in another personal-best with 20 points to lead the Panthers in scoring, marking the first time she had done so. Falls also grabbed seven rebounds.
    "With (Falls) in the post to establish an inside presence with so much attention paid to Ashley (Bolston), it bodes well for us as we try to wrap up conference and for what lies ahead in the playoffs," said Panthers coach Tom Cole. "It's good to get production from positions that, well, with the loss of (Andee) Ritter, for others to step up and fill holes, I think is really helping us."
    Keyari Sleezer was perfect from the field in the first half, where she made all five of her attempts from 3-point range. Her sixth trey came in the fourth quarter, giving her 18 points on the night.
    "We played the most unselfish basketball we'd played all season," said Cole. "The ball movement was different than any other game. Like I've been saying, we should be measuring ourselves every game and asking 'Are we getting better?' and I think tonight was one of our better performances of the year."
    The Indians (10-11, 6-4 SOH) received 12 points from Jordan Stotler and 11 from Pele Gianotti.
    SOUTH MEDFORD (62) — Williams 2, Tago 4, Bolston 13, Johnson 0, Orndoff 5, Sleezer 18, Lemons 0, Falls 20, Washington 0. Totals: 23 9-9 62.
    ROSEBURG (40) — Wyscaver 2, Epps 2, Johnson 6, Backen 5, Stotler 12, Fox 0, Gianotti 11, Jackson 2, Boscher 0. Totals: 17 6-11 40.
    South Medford 25 19 11 7 — 62
    Roseburg 12 9 8 11 — 40
    3-point goals — South Medford 7 (Sleezer 6, Bolston 1), Roseburg 1 (Gianotti).
    JV result — South Medford won.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 46, PAISLEY 31 — At Paisley, sophomore guard Ashton Petray poured in a season-high 26 points and sophomore forward Carli Zamora added seven points and 15 rebounds as Rogue Valley Adventist won its regular-season finale.
    Kaelyn Scott pulled down 14 rebounds and Claudia Velasco 11, as the Red Tail Hawks (8-13, 5-7 MVL) dominated their last tune-up before the postseason.
    Paisley (7-7, 4-7), which hit just 13 of 66 field goal attempts, was led by Jessica Arrington's 12 points.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (46) — Petray 26, Haddad 0, Wood 5, Scott 4, Zamora 7, Velasco 4. Totals: 17-58 10-23 46.
    PAISLEY (31) — Keyte 0, O'Leary 3, Basurto 0, Stepanova 0, Arrington 12, Hyde 4, Vickerman 8, Ward 0, Lindsay 4, Norris 0, Chuenpratum 0. Totals: 13-66 2-11 31.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 11 6 11 18 — 46
    Paisley 4 6 13 8 — 31
    3-point goals —Rogue Valley Adventist 2 (Petray 2), Paisley 3 (Oleary 1, Vickerman 2).
    TRINITY LUTHERAN 51, BUTTE FALLS 23 — At Butte Falls, Brandi O'Keefe had six points and 14 rebounds for Butte Falls, but the Loggers scored only one point in the first quarter in the lopsided Mountain Valley League loss.
    Butte Falls (3-16, 1-10 MVL), which has been eliminated from postseason contention, also got 11 rebounds from Torri Lilly and three assists and a steal from Katie Munsell.
    Katie Murphy scored 22 points to lead Trinity Lutheran (14-7, 9-2).
    TRINITY LUTHERAN (51) — M. Murphy 3, Sample 6, Cowan 2, K. Murphy 22, Chiang 0, Spencer 6, Martin 2, Smith 8, Schotte 0, Walker 2. Totals: 22 7-15 51.
    BUTTE FALLS (23) — Munsell 4, Kuykendall 4, O'Keefe 6, Lilly 4, Myers 5. Totals: 10 3-12 23.
    Trinity Lutheran 9 10 21 11 — 51
    Butte Falls 1 4 5 13 — 23
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