CENTRAL POINT — After defeating Klamath Union on Tuesday, Crater changed its game plan against the Pelicans four days later.

CENTRAL POINT — After defeating Klamath Union on Tuesday, Crater changed its game plan against the Pelicans four days later.

The Comets slapped suffocating defensive pressure on visiting Klamath Union en route to a 53-21 Southern Sky Conference girls basketball victory Saturday.

"We took a different approach," said Crater coach J.T. Thomas. "Our intent was to defend in our man-to-man defense tonight. We wanted to limit their scoring."

That's just what the Comets did. Klamath Union managed just 12 points in the opening half as Crater (9-5, 5-1 SSC) took a 20-point lead. And the Comets did even better after intermission as the Pels scored nine points.

"We played very good position defense and limited their second chances," said Thomas. "Our posts did a good job of outletting deep. We scored a lot of transition baskets."

Crater received productive performances from a pair of sophomore backup guards — Lexie Kappel and Jenni Noon.

Noon scored a game-high 12 points, while Kappel tallied eight points to go with four rebounds and three steals.

"(Noon) gives us some scoring punch coming off the bench," said Thomas. "She can score from a lot of different areas on the floor."

KLAMATH UNION (21) — Kellom 6, Choukalos 4, Cesena 4, Holloway 2, Walker 2, Bliss 2, Gilbert 1. Totals: 6 9-12 21

CRATER (53) — Noon 12, Harding 9, Hills 8, Kappel 8, Albright 7, Deschamps 3, Saling 3, Heard 2, Steel 1. Totals: 23 3-8 53.

Klamath Union 6 6 5 4 — 21

Crater 12 20 12 9 —53

3-point goals — Crater 4 (Kappel 2, Deschamps 1, Saling 1). Technicals — Heard.

ASHLAND 66, EAGLE POINT 31 — At Eagle Point, Kelsey McKinnis poured in a season-high 20 points for Ashland which went 25-for-35 from the floor in a Southern Sky Conference rout over Eagle Point.

Allison Gida netted 17, Brenna Heater had 11 points and four rebounds and Layla Zare had 10 points for the Grizzlies (17-2, 6-0 SSC), which won its 17th straight game after starting the season 0-2.

The Grizzlies were in control by halftime with a 36-8 lead.

Kristen Wyatt led Eagle Point (4-14, 1-6 SSC) with eight points.

ASHLAND (66) — McKinnis 20, Heater 11, Gida 17, Petitt 1, Siebenlist 1, Zare 10, Silbowitz 0, Pavich 2, Van Zleck 4. Totals: 25 15-23 66.

EAGLE POINT (31) — Wyatt 8, Winner 0, Rasor 0, Dale 2, Desavedo 6, Baker 7, Hendrick 4, Leaf 2, Hagy 2, Shipman 0. Totals: 13 5-8 31.

Ashland 25 11 14 16 — 66

Eagle Point 8 0 9 14 — 31

3-point goals — Ashland 1 (McKinnis).

JV result — Ashland won.

SSC Boys

ASHLAND 68, EAGLE POINT 48 — At Ashland, Matt Lipski scored 24 points and Dillon Thigpen added 13 to lead Ashland.

Lipski, a 6-9 senior post, also had seven rebounds and four blocks. Lipski shot 11-for-16 from the field.

Ashland outscored Eagle Point 17-10 in the first quarter and never trailed with a full-court pressure defense that forced the Eagles into 16 turnovers.

Eagle Point — Marlia 16, Taylor 13, Rowley 10, Erickson 3, Tuttle 2, Broasel 2, Omotoy 2, Gonzalez 0, Banuelos 0, Gonsalves 0, Mensing 0. Totals: 20 5-8 48.

Ashland — Lipski 24, Thigpen 13, Sebrell 10, Jabna 6, Tygerson 5, Clement 4, Raymond 4, Pavlich 2, Moskowitz 0, Amrhein 0, Resch 0, Wilson 0. Totals: 25 13-24 68.

Eagle Point 10 9 12 17 —48

Ashland 17 13 21 17 —68

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Marlia 3), Ashland 5 (Thigpen 3, Sebrell 2). Fouled Out — Taylor.

JV score — Ashland 72 Eagle Point 34.

CRATER 73, KLAMATH UNION 68 — At Klamath Falls, after a fast first quarter by Klamath Union, Crater came back to get the Southern Sky win.

Josh Lokeno led the Comets with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. Jared Murphy added 18 points and had 10 rebounds. Nick Brothers also chipped in with 13 points, four assists and four steals.

Crater (11-6, 4-1 SSC) outrebounded Klamath Union, 30-20. The Comets also had their best night at the free-throw line, going 20-for-25 for the game and 13-for-15 in the fourth quarter.

Evan Gallagher led the Pelicans with 27 points, 21 in the first half as he made all five of his 3-pointers.

CRATER (73) — Lee 6, Robbins 11, Brothers 13, Lokeno 20, Dalton 2, Runberg 3, Murphy 18, Hicks 0. Totals: 24 20-25 73.

KLAMATH UNION (68) — Foster 10, Lundy 9, Chadderdon 7, Bartolomei 3, McLaughlin 12, Gallagher 27, Amos 0. Wilder 0. Totals: 25 7-10 68.

Crater 17 17 16 24 —73

Klamath Union 25 9 11 22 —68

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Lee 2, Lokino 4), Klamath Union 11 (Foster 2, Lundey 1, Chadderson 3, Bartolomei 1, Gallagh er 6). Fouled out — Foster, Lundy.

JV score — Klamath Union 75, Crater 71.

SWC Boys

SOUTH EUGENE 64, SHELDON 48 — At Eugene, Taylor Rooke-Ley exploded for a career-high 22 points to lead South Eugene over Sheldon.

Sheldon (48) — Reynolds 17, Clemo 8, Garcia 6, White 5, Higgins, Davis 5, Pinz 4, Wellman 2, Todd 1, Agerter 0.

South Eugene (64) — T. Rooke-Ley 22, Hayward-Mayhew 18, Lokombo 4, S. Coleman 4, H. Rooke-Ley 2, A. Coleman 8, Brown 2, Risinger 2, Lapite 2, Masterson 0, Jacobs 0, Trachtenberg 0.

Sheldon 14 11 12 11 —48

South Eugene 16 15 18 15 —64

SWC Girls

GRANTS PASS 46, ROSEBURG 32 — At Roseburg, Natasha Torgerson scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Grants Pass.

Chelsey Chamberlain added 11 points and five rebounds as the Cavers improved to 10-6 overall and 3-4 in league.

Katie Wilton led the Indians with 13 points.

GRANTS PASS (46) — Torgerson 16, Chamberlain 11, Franko 9, Randall 6, Pepperling 2, Wonsyld 2, Pittman 0, Henry 0. Totals: 20 3-10 46.

ROSEBURG (32) — Wilton 13, Baker 8, Erickson 7, Garvis 2, Hutchins 2, Berry-Cabrio 0, Whitman 0. Totals: 14 3-4 32.

Grants Pass 9 12 11 14 —46

Roseburg 2 6 7 17 —32

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Franko 1, Chamberlain 1, Torgerson 1), Roseburg 1 (Wilton 1).

JV result — Grants Pass won.

SHELDON 57, SOUTH EUGENE 47 — At Eugene, Sheldon shot 57 percent from the field with the help of Theresa Brown's team-high 16 points in a Southwest Conference victory over South Eugene.

Brown also had 10 rebounds and four assists.

Katie Steigleman registered 10 points, five boards and five dimes for the Irish (12-5, 5-2 SWC).

SHELDON (57) — Th. Brown 16, Ward 14, Steigleman 10, Ta. Brown 7, Pangilinan 5, Girod 3, Anderson 2, King 0, Gray 0, Mohona 0, Houser 0. Totals: 20-35 11-17 57.

SOUTH EUGENE (47) — Whitfield 15, Peninty 12, Williams 6, Roberts 5, Cook 5, Barnes 2, Clark 2. Totals: 16-46 13-21 47.

Sheldon 14 11 12 20 — 57

South Eugene 9 6 15 17 — 47

3-point goals — Sheldon 6 (Ward 4, Pan 1, Ta. Brown 1), South Eugene (Roberts 1, Whitfield 1).

JV score — Sheldon 47, South Eugene 40.