LAKE OSWEGO — South Medford discovered its girls basketball team can play with elite competition, and in the process watched sophomore Tess Picknell obliterate a long-standing record in the Nike Laker Interstate Shootout Wednesday.

LAKE OSWEGO — South Medford discovered its girls basketball team can play with elite competition, and in the process watched sophomore Tess Picknell obliterate a long-standing record in the Nike Laker Interstate Shootout Wednesday.

The Panthers (7-3) got off to a fast start and trailed by two points at halftime before losing to Jefferson, the No. 2-ranked Class 5A team, 53-42, in the fifth-place game in the 16-team upper division at Lake Oswego High. South Medford placed eighth.

Picknell had eight more blocked shots, giving her 25 for the four-game tournament. The previous record for the 19-year event was 15 and was set in 2000. The 6-foot-5 sophomore eclipsed that mark by two after only three games.

In conjunction with her blocks, she approached a triple-double, leading the Panthers with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

South Medford jumped to an 8-1 lead and trailed 25-23 at halftime. The Democrats' pressure took a toll in the third quarter.

"The second quarter was real strong," said South Medford coach Tom Cole, who starts two freshman guards. "It was probably our best quarter of the year. We really limited turnovers and controlled the rebounds. We played a real solid tempo and were real smart in that quarter."

In the third, Jefferson got several three-point plays and built a cushion it wouldn't relinquish, due in part to poor shooting by the Panthers.

"One thing our kids learned is they can play with anybody on a given night," said Cole, who said his team has yet to play three solid quarters in a game. "It was a winnable game for us. There's no question we could have won."

SOUTH MEDFORD (42) — Vargas 5, Towry 7, Tago 1, Becker 4, Curtius 2, Hubbard 2, Morris 0, Mejia 4, T. Picknell 13, H. Picknell 4. Totals: 18 4-10 42.

JEFFERSON (53) — Brazzle 2, Carr 6, Hammick 0, Jackson 10, A. Reynolds 15, J. Reynolds 17, Smith 1, Tillman 1, Wilson 1. Totals: 19 14-22 53.

South Medford 10 13 11 8 — 42

Jefferson 18 7 18 10 — 53

3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Vargas 1, Towry 1), Jefferson 1 (Jackson 1).

NORTH MEDFORD 47, LINCOLN 43 — At Canby, North Medford shot 42 percent from the field — its first time over 40 percent this season — and was 11 of 12 on free throws in the fourth quarter while taking fourth place in the Canby Tournament.

The win over the Portland school gave the Black Tornado a 2-1 tourney record. It's 6-3 overall.

Karissa Dixon scored 18 points and had seven steals, five rebounds and four assists. She was 4-for-4 at the line in the fourth, when she tallied nine points.

Dixon, the point guard, had only four turnovers in three games. Alyssa Maurer added seven points and five rebounds.

North Medford, which was 13 of 31 from the field, rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit.

The Black Tornado outrebounded the Cardinals, 27-17.

LINCOLN (43) — Lamson 17, Sheldon 0, Harmier 18, Archambault 0, Akanbi 2, Levinson 0, Adamson 0, Beeson 2, McDonald 4. Totals: 16 9-11 43.

NORTH MEDFORD (47) — Straub 4, Kummer 0, Maurer 7, Black 3, Peters 2, Allen 6, Dixon 18, McMillen 2, Becker 5. Totals: 13 19-34 47.

Lincoln 14 11 8 10 — 43

North Medford 7 8 13 19 — 47

3-point goals — Lincoln 2 (Harmier 2), North Medford 2 (Dixon 2). Fouled out — Sheldon, Harmier.

GRANTS PASS 51, NORTH BEND 36 — At Coos Bay, Heather Wonsyld was one of three Grants Pass players with 10 points and added nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals as the Cavers placed fourth in the Les Schwab South Coast Classic.

Grants Pass (4-4) also got 10 points each from Annie Edgar and Katie Soares, who added seven rebounds.

GRANTS PASS (51) — Wonsyld 10, Edgar 10, Soares 10, Smith 9, Ward 8, Aguilera 4, Daniels 0, Bath 0, Perry 0, Johnson 0. Totals: 23 5-10 51.

NORTH BEND (36) — Davidson 25, Foster 6, Mateski 4, Dunham 1, McColbugh 0, Weidman 0, Fisher 0. Totals: 9 17-27 36.

Grants Pass 11 16 12 12 — 51

North Bend 6 8 10 12 — 36

3-point goals — North Bend 1 (Davidson 1). Fouled out — Bath.

CRATER SPLITS — At Kona, Hawaii, Crater lost a tough game to Waikea, 48-46, then took out its frustration a couple hours later with a 61-16 win over Lloyd Minister of Canada in the World Youth Basketball Tournament.

The Comets, 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the tourney, finish play today against the defending state champion.

Against Waikea, Crater got the ball with seven seconds left and made three passes before Jen Noon took an open 3-pointer from the top of the key that rimmed out.

Noon had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the Comets won the board battle, 39-23. Crater's Lexie Kappel limited last year's state player of the year to 11 points.

In the second game, Noon had 20 points and Kelly Ferris scored 12. The Comets had 19 assists.

WAIKEA (48) — Imai 11, Moe 10, Kealoha-Ferriera 8, Amvimuia 7, Mamohala-Roloos 6, Pacheco 4, Frava 2. Totals: 21 3-11 48.

CRATER (46) — Noon 17, Kappel 7, Powell 7, Steel 7, Cobb 3, Britton 3, McGrath 2, Ferris 0, McNichols 0, Owen 0. Totals: 12 18-31 46.

Waikea 10 11 18 9 — 48

Crater 12 13 8 13 — 46

3-point goals — Waikea 3 (Moe 2, Kealoha-Ferriera 1), Crater 4 (Noon 2, Steel 1, Cobb 1).

WILLAMETTE 47, ASHLAND 35 — At Coos Bay, third-ranked Willamette remained undefeated with the victory in the championship game of the South Coast Les Schwab Tournament.

The Wolverines (10-0) are the Class 5A defending state champions.

Ashland (7-5) stayed with Willamette until a 32-second stretch in the second quarter, when Alyssa Worthen made three of her four 3-pointers. The Wolverines ended the quarter with a buzzer-beating trey for a 31-14 lead at halftime.

Ashland was able to whittle the deficit to 38-32 but couldn't get closer.

Allison Gida fouled out for the second time in three tournament games but was named the eight-team event's most valuable player. She had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists against Willamette.

Callie McCoy added 10 points and Kayla Reynolds made the all-tourney first team.

ASHLAND (35) — Shulenberger 4, Van Vleck 2, Sturges 2, McCoy 10, Reynolds 3, Gida 14, Patton 0. Totals: 13 7-11 35.

WILLAMETTE (47) — Alsalani 0, Josh 8, Wilkinson 5, Harper 3, Lein 4, Crane 1, Glassow 3, Worthen 12, Mahaffie 9, Robertson 2, Winther 0. Totals: 11 19-26 47.

Ashland 9 5 9 12 — 35

Willamette 10 21 7 9 — 47

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Reynolds 1, Gida 1), Willamette 6 (Josh 1, Harper 1, Worthen 4). Fouled out — Gida.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 54, UMATILLA 45 — At Salem, Megan Hallmark capped a stellar performance at the Crusader Invitational with 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Cascade Christian earn fourth place for the second straight year at the eight-team tournament.

Hallmark averaged 14 points and nine boards over three games at the tournament for the Challengers (7-3). Teammate Aleena Cesaro, who posted a 17-point per-game average over the last three contests, added 13 points against Umatilla.

Cascade Christian opens Sunset League play Saturday at Rogue River.

UMATILLA (45) — Mendoza 4, Kennedy 7, Vandever 2, Routson 9, Siler 11, Watson 1, Castanon 11, Trujillo 0, Bombela 0. Totals: 16 13-24 45.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (54) — Brown 7, Aguilar 5, Hallmark 15, Cochran 7, Kinney 2, Vondra 3, Sellers 2, Cesaro 13, J. Martinez 0, Hunt 0, Martin 0, V. Martinez 0, Ballard 0. Totals: 17 5-11 54.

Umatilla 4 14 8 19 — 45

Cascade Christian 11 19 6 18 — 54

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 5 (Brown 1, Hallmark 2, Aguilar 1, Cochran 1). Fouled out — Siler.

ST. MARY'S 49, OAKLAND 32 — At Oakland, Kylee Adderson had 12 points and eight rebounds and was joined on the all-tournament team by Veronica Valdez as St. Mary's won the championship at the Oakland Holiday Classic.

Valdez chipped in with six points and four steals, and the Crusaders (8-2) also got eight points and seven rebounds from Katie Bates and eight points from Abby Steinsiek.

ST. MARY'S (49) — D. Valdez 4, Provost-Shean 0, Steinsiek 8, Street 7, Adderson 12, Holton 0, Bates 8, Jackson 2, V. Valdez 6, Alvarez 2. Totals: 22 3-8 49.

OAKLAND (32) — Beecroft 0, Young 0, Spencer 7, Harper 1, McLean 7, VanDettey 2, Humphreys 5, Roeder 2, Bainbridge 6, Cottier 0, Champion 2. Totals: 12 6-8 32.

St. Mary's 8 17 14 10 — 49

Oakland 4 8 9 11 — 32

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Steinsiek 2), Oakland 2 (McLean 1, Humphreys 1).