South Medford continued to get quality guard play from Brittney Newcomb and Sheena Barkley in a 69-45 nonconference girls basketball victory over Class 5A-ranked Silverton at the Panthers' gym Saturday afternoon.

South Medford continued to get quality guard play from Brittney Newcomb and Sheena Barkley in a 69-45 nonconference girls basketball victory over Class 5A-ranked Silverton at the Panthers' gym Saturday afternoon.

Newcomb tossed in a game-high 19 points and Barkley added 13. Newcomb also had six assists, five steals and four rebounds. The guard tandem combined for all five of South's 3-pointers.

"We had some great guard play," said South Medford coach Tom Cole. "We moved the ball and passed well, and that allowed us to get good shots.

"Newcomb and Barkley got the other players involved in our offense," added Cole. "(Newcomb) did some damage from the outside and also got some good penetration. Barkley really set her up."

The Panthers (4-1) held a 28-22 halftime lead against the fifth-ranked Silver Foxes, but turned up the defensive intensity in the third quarter. South outscored Silverton 21-10 in the period to take a 17-point lead into the final stanza.

"We communicated better on the defensive end and forced a high tempo," said Cole.

The Panthers got a boost from senior forward Alanna Stevens, who has missed all of the Panthers' previous games because of an illness. Stevens scored six points and pulled down four rebounds.

"(Stevens) gave us a lot more presence in the middle and provided strong defensive pressure," said Cole. "She gave us more depth."

South Medford senior wing Kinzie Towry posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and came up with five steals.

"From going from a season with no wins last year and only one the year before, we are developing a program," said Cole. "We're trying to create a winning atmosphere. This victory was our best team effort. We got a lot of contributions from our entire lineup."

SILVERTON (45) — Bazzi 7, St. Paul 5, Stadeli 4, Milliron 6, Cox 2, Mosher 6, Morgan 5, Sprauer 6, Ousterhoust 4, King 0. Totals: 16 10-16 45.

SOUTH MEDFORD (69) — Towry 13, McCoy 0, Stevens 6, Newcomb 19, Barkley 13, Salisbury 9, Medina 7, Batten 2. Totals: 24 15-22 69.

Silverton 8 14 10 13 — 45

South Medford 17 11 21 20 — 69

3-point goals — Silverton 3 (Milliron 2, St. Paul 1), South Medford 5 (Newcomb 3, Barkley 2). JV result — Silverton won.

WEST ALBANY 70, EAGLE POINT 26 — At Albany, West Albany's team speed was the difference as the Bulldogs ran away from Eagle Point (3-8) for the nonconference victory.

Eagle Point's Taylor Hagy had six points and Nicole Leaf had three points and six rebounds for the Eagles, who fell behind 16-2 after the first quarter and 43-8 at the half against West Albany's trapping, pressure defense.

The Bulldogs were led by Dani Kastrava's 17 points and Kayla Grady's 14.

EAGLE POINT — Schipman 3, Hagy 6, Henderson 1, Leaf 3, Hedrick 3, Desavedo 2, Wyatt 2, Stephens 2, Rasor 4, Baker 0, Dale 0. Totals: 8 8-16 26.

WEST ALBANY — Grady 14, Lepman 5, Martin 5, Slade 8, Jamison 2, Silsby 4, Hortsch 6, Stevens 3, Kastrava 17, Sipe 6, K. Johnston 0, J. Johnston 0. Totals: 30 6-15 70.

Eagle Point 2 6 12 6 —26

West Albany 16 27 16 11 —70

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Schipman 1, Hedrick 1), West Albany 4 (Martin 1, Kastrava 1, Hortsch 2). Fouled out — Leaf, Desavedo, Silsby.

JV result — West Albany won.

CRESCENT VALLEY 45, CRATER 44 — At Central Point, Crater couldn't get a couple of shots to fall in the final seconds and dropped the nonconference contest to the Corvallis team.

Crescent Valley overcame a seven-point deficit with a 14-6 edge in the third quarter, and both teams managed six points in the fourth period as defense dominated.

Ashlee Saling made a personal-best four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for the Comets (2-4). Alana Harding added nine points and Bonnie Heard had seven rebounds.

CRESCENT VALLEY (45) — Molly Doran 16, Batista 11, Coyier 6, Dong 6, Waite 4, Kaufman 2, H. Doran 0, Barnes 0, Rausch 0. Totals: 16 11-16 45.

CRATER (44) — Ashlee Saling 16, Harding 9, Heard 6, Britton 5, Albright 4, Noon 2, Kappel 2, Hills 0, Deschamps 0, Steel 0, Smith 0. Totals: 16 8-13 44.

Crescent Valley 7 18 14 6 — 45

Crater 17 15 6 6 — 44

3-point goals — Crescent Valley 2 (M. Doran 2), Crater 4 (Saling 4). Fouled out — Kaufman.

JV score — Crater 44, Crescent Valley 25.

HIDDEN VALLEY 38, SCAPPOOSE 28 — At Aurora, Jamie Richardson scored 15 points as Hidden Valley won the consolation championship of the North Marion Tournament.

Richardson also had three assists and three steals for the eighth-ranked Mustangs (7-2). Megan Swanson added eight rebounds.

SCAPPOOSE (28) — Smith 13, Hickman 4, Klobas 5, Wight 2, McDaniel 2, Benes 2, Krueger 0. Totals: 13 1-2 28.

HIDDEN VALLEY (38) — Richardson 15, Silva 9, Seal 6, Fikso 4, Swanson 4, Edwards 0, Figoni 0, Ross 0, Smith 0. Totals: 13 7-19 38.

Scappoose 5 5 8 10 — 28

Hidden Valley 8 6 9 15 — 38

3-point goals — Scappoose 1 (Klobas 1), Hidden Valley 3 (Richardson 2, Silva 1).

Boys Basketball

CRATER 51, LEBANON 34 — At Lebanon, Bryce Peila had 13 points and six steals and Jared Murphy dominated inside as Crater improved to 5-3 in the nonconference game.

Murphy had eight rebounds and seven blocked shots to go with six points.

Nick Brothers tallied 11 points and contributed five steals.

The Comets limited the Warriors to three points in the first quarter.

CRATER (51) — Robbins 4, Peila 13, Brothers 11, Lokeno 4, Dalton 2, Runberg 9, Murphy 6, Corcoran 2, Lee 0, Hicks 0. Totals: 21 8-16 51.

LEBANON (34) — Duerr 3, Van Antwerp 10, Beckler 11, Hackstedt 6, Herman 4, Castro 0, Patel 0, Estes 0, Geus 0. Totals: 11 9-11 34.

Crater 10 14 17 10 — 51

Lebanon 3 12 10 9 — ­31

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Peila 1), Lebanon 3 (Duerr 1, Van Antwerpe 2).

JV score — Crater 78, Lebanon 67.

Hockey

CRATER 3, EUGENE 2 — At Eugene, Bryce Crawford scored two goals and had one assist to lead Crater to its first win of the season.

Crawford's goals came in the first and third periods, while Tate Stevens also scored in the first period for the Comets. Crawford assisted on Stevens' goal.

Crater outshot the Lightning, 30-16.

Crater 2 0 1 —3

Eugene 0 1 1 —2