SALEM — Though it wasn't as decisive this time around, the Grants Pass girls basketball team showed it has West Salem's number on Wednesday.

SALEM — Though it wasn't as decisive this time around, the Grants Pass girls basketball team showed it has West Salem's number on Wednesday.

The Cavers did most their damage in the paint while avoiding West Salem's 3-point barrage to get a 57-48 victory in the opening round of the Class 6A playoffs at West Salem High School.

Grants Pass (15-10) plays Sunset in the second round on Saturday.

The last time Grants Pass faced the Titans, it was a 73-47 winner. Yet in that preseason meeting, the Cavers didn't crash the boards like they did Wednesday.

Second-chance shot opportunities were nonexistent for the Titans as the Cavers held a 45-28 rebounding advantage in the contest.

"We really kept them off the offensive glass," said Grants Pass assistant coach Nate Olson. "We were very intense in the first half on defense."

Despite Grants Pass' success in the key, Cavers post Gabby Randall was sidelined for lengthy stints because of foul trouble throughout the game.

Before fouling out in the fourth quarter, she scored 12 points to share team-high honors with Natasha Torgerson.

Torgerson added 10 rebounds and Chelsea Chamberlain also pulled down 10 boards to go with 10 points. Amber Franko tossed in nine points and nine rebounds for the Cavers.

GRANTS PASS (57) — Torgerson 12, Randall 12, Franko 9, Pepperling 6, Aguilera 2, Loffer 4, Chamberlain 10, Stephenson 2, Zottola 0. Totals: 21 14-26 57.

WEST SALEM (48) — Connolly 16, Coba 16, Lyon 4, Morin 3, Davis 1, Molina 1, Kumm 1, Fischer 6, Buchheit 0. Totals: 14 13-22 48.

Grants Pass 13 13 14 17 — 57

West Salem 6 8 15 15 — 48

3-point goals — Grants Pass 1 (Torgerson 1), West Salem 7 (Coba 3, Connolly 3, Morin 1). Fouled out — Randall.

SHELDON 61, WEST LINN 42 — Katie Steigleman scored 25 points as Sheldon advanced to the second round of the 6A playoffs with a decisive victory over West Linn.

Sheldon (19-7) led 24-17 at halftime and throughout the second half, making 22 of 29 free throws to end any West Linn hopes for a late rally. The Irish will face Tualatin on Saturday for a berth in the state tournament.

WEST LINN (42) — Adzasu 20, Dewart 7, Christianson 5, Wattman-Turner 4, Pidinger 2, Josslyn 2, Maleike 2, May 0, Miller 0, Kolasinski 0, Sitton 0, Schumacher 0. Totals: 17 7-13 42.

SHELDON (61) — Steigleman 25, Ward 13, Anderson 10, Th. Brown 8, Ta. Brown 3, Hauser 2, King 0, Gray 0, Pangilinan 0, Girod 0, Froehlich 0. Totals: 18 22-29 61.

West Linn 7 10 11 14 — 42

Sheldon 12 12 10 27 — 61

3-point goals — West Linn 1 (Adzasu 1), Sheldon 3 (Ward 1, Steigleman 2). Fouled out — Adzasu.

SOUTH EUGENE 62, DAVID DOUGLAS 31 — At Eugene, Mackenzie Kerins had 19 points and six rebounds to lead three South Eugene players in double figures in the playoff-opening rout.

Alyse Barnes added 16 points and Sarah Whitfield had 16 points and six rebounds for the Axemen, who used a 19-3 run in the first quarter to pull away.

DAVID DOUGLAS (31) — Mattsen 13, Lutz 8, Kuhn 8, Conlon 2, Sporri 0, Gaehring 0, Ramirez 0, Chayanam 0.

SOUTH EUGENE (62) — Kerins 19, Barnes 16, Whitfield 16, Roberts 3, Williams 2, Teninty 4, Shivers 2, Blackwell 0, Sinkey 0, Kiplonger 0, Hobart 0, Cook 0.

David Douglas 7 7 9 8 — 31

South Eugene 23 11 10 18 — 62