EAGLE POINT — Illinois Valley had difficulty with Eagle Point's full-court press in a girls nonconference basketball game Wednesday.

EAGLE POINT — Illinois Valley had difficulty with Eagle Point's full-court press in a girls nonconference basketball game Wednesday.

The Eagles jumped on Illinois Valley early en route to a 55-37 home victory.

Eagle Point (5-15) set the tone by outscoring the Cougars 21-5 in the first quarter.

"Our defense played well," said Eagle Point coach Tony Cooper. "We forced some turnovers off the press that led to some fastbreak baskets."

Senior guard Brittany Mellor paced the Eagles with 12 points and Marissa O'Connor chipped in 10.

Nicole Leaf, a senior forward, pulled down seven rebounds and had four assists for the Eagles.

Eagle Point outrebounded IV, 30-16, and 15 came on the offensive glass.

Amanda Hults scored 14 points for the Cougars.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (37) — Huntumer 6, Tausaga 6, Hults 14, Johnson 7, Cleman 4, Bullock 0, Tyler 0, Pelletier 0. Totals: 11 10-19 37.

EAGLE POINT (55) — Mellor 12, Leaf 4, Mason 3, Hedrick 2, O'Connor 10, Rodgers 1, Wyatt 8, Dale 2, Winter 4, Fernandez 7, Bigham 2. Totals: 20 12-19 55.

Illinois Valley 5 7 12 13 — 37

Eagle Point 21 9 11 14 — 55

3-point goals — Illinois Valley 5 (Tausaga 1, Hults 4), Eagle Point 3 (Mellor 1, O'Connor 2).

JV result — Eagle Point won.

SWC Girls Basketball

SOUTH EUGENE 67, SHELDON 37 — At Eugene, second-ranked and undefeated South Eugene was paced by sophomores Ellen Cook and Olivia Roberts, who combined for 27 points.

The Axemen (17-0, 8-0 SWC) led 28-15 at halftime.

The loss drops Sheldon into a Southwest Conference second-place tie with South Medford at 5-3.

SHELDON (37) — A. Anderson 9, Martin 6, Hauser 4, Doe 1, Hinton, Stiles 8, Dillon 3, Froehlich 2, H. Anderson 2, Boring 2, Fisher 0, Witherspoon 0, Clark 0, Mulvey 0.

SOUTH EUGENE (67) — Cook 15, Roberts 12, Teninty 7, Clark 6, Barnes 4, Shivers 9, Grubbs 7, Keams 6, Brabender 1, Severson 0, Kiplinger 0.

Sheldon 8 7 9 13 — 37

South Eugene 17 11 19 20 — 67

S.O. League Hockey

SOUTH MEDFORD 4, KLAMATH FALLS 2 — Freshman Brandon Punsuk scored one goal and had two assists for South Medford.

The Panthers led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Jed Rennels and Dane Irving.

Klamath Falls cut the deficit to 2-1 on a goal by Blake Adkins with 12:53 remaining in the second.

South (3-6-1) answered a little over a minute later when Andrew Phillips' shot found the back of the net off Punsuk's second assist of the game.

Arron Bellini converted for the Ice Hawks with just 28 seconds left in the second.

Punsak gave South a 4-2 advantage with 4:34 remaining in the game. Samantha Andrews picked up her second assist of the match on the play.

South Medford goaltender Brandon Andrews recorded 20 saves, while Damien Tulley rejected 49 shots for the Ice Hawks (0-6-0).

Klamath Falls 0 2 0 — 2

South Medford 2 1 1 — 4

CHURCHILL 6, NORTH MEDFORD 0 — Cody D'Agosta and Stefan Veach each scored a pair of goals against short-handed North Medford.

The Black Tornado's roster has been reduced to 12 players and two of those were injured in the game.

Churchill (6-1-0) led 3-0 after the first period, then tacked on three more scores — two on power plays — in the final stanza.

Freshman goalie Chase Myers recorded 25 saves for North (4-5-0).

Churchill 3 0 3 — 6

North Medford 0 0 0 — 6