• Strong rebounding effort leads Black Tornado girls to victory

  • North Medford's energetic rebounding effort contributed to a 47-30 home victory over Grants Pass in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball Tuesday.
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  • North Medford's energetic rebounding effort contributed to a 47-30 home victory over Grants Pass in Southern Oregon Hybrid girls basketball Tuesday.
    "We had a lot of offensive rebounds in the first half," said interim coach Brian Adolph, filling in for Tim Karrick, who is out because of the teachers' strike. "In the second half our defensive rebounding helped us build momentum and pull away. (Savannah) Bumgardner and (Sarah) Koistinen were monsters on the boards tonight."
    Adolph also had praise for Koistinen's defensive effort on Grants Pass post Emily Henderson, who was limited to four points.
    "Koistinen did a phenomenal job on Henderson," said Adolph. "(Koistinen) was denying her the ball and when (Henderson) caught it we had help to make it tough for her to get to the basket."
    The Black Tornado (10-11, 3-7 SOH) took a 22-16 halftime lead after being tied 7-all at the end of the first quarter.
    Joci Ellis led North with 14 points and Sydney Thomas added 13.
    "(Ellis) is the floor general and ran things really well," said Adolph. "Thomas is such a defensive stopper, too. Her and Joci always get the tough defensive call and play so well."
    For Grants Pass (6-15, 2-9), Alexa Phillips and Sierra Potter led the way with nine points apiece.
    GRANTS PASS (30) — Brummett 0, Chapman 5, Torgerson 0, LePan 0, Stephenson 3, Phillips 9, Johnson 0, Luaders 0, Tobey 0, Potter 9, Henderson 4. Totals: 9-41 9-12 30.
    NORTH MEDFORD (47) — Ellis 14, Anderson 0, Martin 2, Thomas 13, Bumgardner 6, Koistinen 8, Hall 4. Totals: 19-50 8-12 47.
    Grants Pass 7 9 9 5 — 30
    North Medford 7 15 15 10 — 47
    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Chapman 1, Stephenson 1, Phillips 1), North Medford 1 (Thomas 1).
    JV score — North Medford 28, Grants Pass 27.
    EAGLE POINT 53, KLAMATH UNION 50 — At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point sophomore Adrienne Wood exploded for 35 points, including six 3-pointers, to spark the Eagles in the nonconference road victory.
    The score was tied at halftime but a 21-18 edge by Eagle Point (10-12) in the third quarter proved to be the margin of victory.
    Senior post Kinsey Bradshaw added 11 points for EP, which hosts Ashland at 6 p.m. Friday in the final 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid game.
    EAGLE POINT (53) — Morris 2, Wood 35, Lester 0, Alden 1, Briggs 4, Nielson 0, Bradshaw 11, Hoefft 0. Totals: 18 11-21 53.
    KLAMATH UNION (50) — Bacchetti 2, Choukalos 12, Rice 10, Brock 3, J.Wilder 5, Newman 8, Vanover 3. Totals: 18 10-20 50.
    Eagle Point 4 15 21 13 — 53
    Klamath Union 13 6 18 13 — 50
    3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Wood 6), Klamath Union 4 (Rice 2, Brock 1, Vanover 1). Fouled out — Rice.
    MAZAMA 62, ASHLAND 39 — At Ashland, Georgia Williams had 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks but Mazama used its height advantage to secure a runaway nonleague win at Mountain Avenue Gym.
    Megan Morris had 24 points and center Caileigh Smith added 17 for Mazama (17-3), which opened up a 17-point halftime lead.
    Sadie Kasiah added eight points and Hanna Greenberg five boards for the Grizzlies (10-12).
    MAZAMA (62) — Hamel 0, Morris 24, Lease 4, Paschal 7, M. Smith 2, C. Smith 17, Benson 8. Totals: 24 9-16 62.
    ASHLAND (39) — Williams 16, Altig 0, Tilley 0, Greenberg 2, Teixeira 1, Dunn 3, Sukles 2, Kasiah 8, Walker 2, Read 3, Turner 2, Lenthe 0. Totals: 14 4-7 39.
    Mazama 15 20 13 14 — 62
    Ashland 9 9 10 11 — 39
    3-point goals — Mazama 5 (Morris 4, Lease 1), Ashland 7 (Williams 3, Kasiah 2, Dunn 1, Read 1).
    JV score — Mazama 34, Ashland 33.
    Skyline Conference
    HENLEY 46, PHOENIX 37 — At Klamath Falls, senior forward Baylee Toney scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds but Phoenix couldn't overcome a big rebounding deficit.
    Britanny Kochendorfer tallied 17 points to pace Henley (19-2, 8-1 Sky), which leads the conference by one game with one game remaining.
    The Pirates (17-6, 6-3) received 10 points from Bailee Tally and Kasey Hamilton had nine rebounds.
    Phoenix, which will finish third in the Skyline, hosts Klamath Union in its final league game on Thursday.
    PHOENIX (37) — Tally 10, Vaught 3, Skaff 3, Marshall 4, Hamilton 6, Toney 11. Totals: 14 6-12 37.
    HENLEY (46) — Whisler 5, Mathis 3, Mueller 4, Moates 4, Delonge 13, Kochendorfer 17, Haigh 0, Turner 0. Totals: 18 10-19 46.
    Phoenix 16 10 6 5 — 37
    Henley 14 14 8 10 — 46
    3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Tally 2, Vaught 1).
    JV score — Henley 34, Phoenix 24.
    NORTH VALLEY 51, HIDDEN VALLEY 25 — At Murphy, North Valley forward Mikala Mohr scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with seven steals for the Knights in the Skyline Conference victory.
    Alexis Scott also contributed 12 points and five steals for North Valley (7-15, 3-6 Sky).
    Kristin McGuiness led Hidden Valley (1-18, 0-9) with 10 points.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (25) — McGuiness 10, Heeter 4, Larson 4, Schiavone 3, Devos 2, Sarganis 2, Ottosen 0, Traughber 0, Jones 0. Totals: 9 5-14 25
    NORTH VALLEY (51) — Scott 12, Mohr 10, Bell 7, McCaskill 6, Pittman 6, Wagman 6, Werner 2, Paul 2, Stewart 0, Rau 0, Kite 0. Totals: 22 3-6 51
    Hidden Valley 4 6 6 9 — 25
    North Valley 6 13 14 18 — 51
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 2 (McGuiness 2), North Valley 4 (McCaskill 2, Bell 1, Pittman 1).
    JV score — Hidden Valley 28, North Valley 25.
    Mountain Valley League
    NORTH LAKE 43, RV ADVENTIST 35 — At Silver Lake, freshman guard Kendra Murphy scored 26 points to help North Lake advance to the Mountain Valley League tournament.
    Ashton Petray had 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals, and Claudia Velasco eight rebounds and two steals for Rogue Valley Adventist, which finished its season 7-15.
    North Lake (15-7) can qualify for the state tournament by winning the MVL tourney, which will be held at Oregon Tech.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (35) — Petray 11, Haddad 0, Wood 11, Scott 8, Zamora 5, Velasco 0. Totals: 13-62 6-13 35.
    NORTH LAKE (43) — Brown 0, Nelson 3, Davidson 6, J. Stockton 7, Harris 0, Hand 1, Murphy 26, Phillips 0, Fine 0, T. Stockton 0, Miller 0. Totals: 14-70 14-24.
    Rogue Valley Adventist 5 10 14 6 — 35
    North Lake 6 10 13 14 — 43
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 3 (Wood 1, Scott 2), North Lake 1 (J. Stockton 1). Fouled out — Zamora, Davidson.
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