LAKE OSWEGO — Top-ranked South Medford experienced its first scare of the season and came out of it in valiant fashion in the Nike Interstate Shootout Wednesday at Lakeridge High.

LAKE OSWEGO — Top-ranked South Medford experienced its first scare of the season and came out of it in valiant fashion in the Nike Interstate Shootout Wednesday at Lakeridge High.

The Panthers rallied from an 11-point first-quarter deficit against 10th-ranked Westview of Portland for an 85-70 victory in the quarterfinals of the prestigious 16-team tournament.

South (8-0) had won its first seven games by an average of more than 35 points and hadn't trailed in any of them.

"I'm proud of the kids," said Panthers coach Tom Cole. "It was a neutral court, but it was a Portland audience, and for them to respond like they did and keep fighting, it really set the tone. We controlled the tempo and never looked back."

South cut the deficit to three points by halftime, and a basket, then a steal and a basket to start the third quarter put it in front for good.

The Panthers face Woodinville, a Washington power, at 8 tonight. The winner advances to the title game.

South defeated Westview by 32 points in an early game, and the Wildcats were determined from the outset not to let it happen again. They shut off the Panthers' vaunted transition game, hounded the South perimeter shooters and were aggressive on the offensive end.

Westview's 6-foot-1 Jaime Nared scored 13 first-quarter points, including going 7 of 8 on free throws. She attacked the middle and forced South's 6-5 Tess Picknell into foul trouble.

Picknell picked up her third foul early in the second quarter and her fourth foul early in the third and had to sit for long stretches. The Panthers' got stellar fill-in play from Luisa Tago, who "stepped in and played phenomenally," said Cole.

The Panthers clawed back with 50 points in the middle two quarters and won going away.

Kylie Towry had 20 points, Andee Ritter 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks and Ashley Bolston 14 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Despite her idle time, Picknell tallied 18 points, and Yaremi Mejia had 10 points, five assists and four steals.

WESTVIEW (70) — Doroha 6, Uhl 3, Parry 22, Nared 17, Curl 20, Lindley 0, Harden 2. Totals: 28 12-15 70.

SOUTH MEDFORD (85) — Vargas 0, Towry 20, Tago 8, Ritter 13, Bolston 14, Sleezer 2, Sprang 0, Mejia 10, Morris 0, Picknell 18. Totals: 33 17-20 85.

Westview 25 19 15 11 — 70

South Medford 14 27 23 21 — 85

3-point goals — Westview 2 (Uhl 1, Parry 1), South Medford 2 (Towry 1, Ritter 1). Fouled out — Nared.

NORTH MEDFORD 56, NEWBERG 36 — At Bend, McKensey Peters notched her third double-double of the season to lead North Medford in the Summit Christmas Tournament.

Peters, a 5-foot-11 junior post, had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Becca Allen scored 11 points, hitting all seven of her free throws, and Sydney Thomas was a force on the offensive boards.

The Black Tornado, which plays West Albany tonight, was intent on being aggressive going to the basket, and its effort was rewarded with 27 free throws, of which it made 19.

NEWBERG (36) — Stadeli 8, Hamilton 4, Burehett 0, Bolele 0, O'Halloran 0, Norris 2, Albo 2, Woginrich 3, Steele 3, Green 12. Totals: 15 3-7 36.

NORTH MEDFORD (56) — Ellis 6, Straub 4, Thomas 2, Erb 4, Peters 15, Allen 11, Matagi 4, Murphy 8. Totals: 18 19-27 56.

Newberg 11 11 7 7 — 36

North Medford 9 22 7 18 — 56

3-point goals — Newberg 3 (Stadeli 2, Woginrich 1), North Medford 1 (Erb 1). Fouled out — Green.

TURLOCK CHRISTIAN 52, CRATER 46 — At Brentwood, Calif., Crater rallied in the fourth quarter, getting five 3-pointers from Kasidy Cobb and Courtney Setzer, but couldn't overtake Turlock in the West Coast Jamboree.

Cobb scored 19 points and added seven rebounds, three steals and three assists for the Comets (4-3). Setzer had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Alix Young grabbed eight boards.

TURLOCK CHRISTIAN (52) — Halie Bergman 16, Burton 12, Muller 10, Snyder 8, Morelli 6, Moore 0, Beard 0, LaFollette 0. Totals: 14 19-24 52.

CRATER (46) — Cobb 19, Setzer 13, McNichols 7, Owen 2, Scott 2, Young 3, Guthrie 0, Hampson 0, Heard 0, Bascom 0. Totals: 17 5-12 46.

Turlock Christian 17 11 10 14 — 52

Crater 7 15 4 20 — 46

3-point goals — Turlock Christian 5 (Morelli 2, Bergman 2, Snyder 1), Crater 7 (Cobb 4, Setzer 3).

GRANTS PASS 50, NORTH BEND 42 — At Coos Bay, Annie Edgar scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the second half and Grants Pass advanced to the semifinals of the eight-team Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Invitational.

Edgar also had 11 rebounds and two steals for the Lady Cavers (4-2), who play tonight at 5:15 for a spot in the final.

Also for Grants Pass, Kyndra Syfert scored 13 points and Kayla Bice added 13 points and four rebounds.

GRANTS PASS (50) — Dean 2, Luker 3, Miller 0, Bice 13, Jordan 0, Syfert 13, Phillips 2, Pittman 0, Davidson 2, Edgar 15, Henderson 0. Totals: 22 3-9 50.

NORTH BEND (42) — Spence 4, Greif 6, Ransom 3, Ring 15, Banta 8, Oman 2, Barker 0, Urbanova 4. Totals: 14 12-16 42.

Grants Pass 14 14 13 9 — 50

North Bend 9 15 10 7 — 42

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Syfert 3), North Bend 2 (Ring 2).

ASHLAND 48, MYRTLE POINT 29 — At Coos Bay, senior point guard Taylor Zehren scored a season-high 14 points and Ashland held Myrtle Point to seven points in the first half in the first round of the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Invitational.

Allison Shulenberger added nine points and Sarah Pavlich and Sadie Kasiah six apiece for the Grizzlies (5-4), who play Madras at 1:45 p.m. today for a spot in the final.

Caitlyn Robison paced the Bobcats (5-4) with 14 points.

ASHLAND (48) — Shulenberger 9, Sad. Kasiah 6, Sar. Kasiah 3, Minor 5, Cochrane 0, Williams 5, Zehren 14, Pavlich 6. Totals: 17 12-18 48.

MYRTLE POINT (29) — Canaday 0, Meyer 0, Hitner 2, Fandel 0, Stidham 0, Hermann 3, Seals 0, Miller 2, Robison 14, Sturgill 2, Henshaw 1, McCrorey 8. Totals: 10 7-24 29.

Ashland 13 11 10 14 — 48

Myrtle Point 3 4 14 8 — 29

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Shulenberger 1, Sar. Kasiah 1), Myrtle Point 2 (Hermann 1, Robinson 1). Fouled out — Sar. Kasiah, Williams, Pavlich.

VALLEY CATHOLIC 48, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 35 — At Salem, Kelsey Cochran scored eight points and Meghan Higday pulled down eight rebounds for Cascade Christian, which dropped into the Salem Academy Invitational consolation bracket.

Jordan Martinez added seven points for the Challengers (5-7), who play Sheridan today at noon.

VALLEY CATHOLIC (48) — Alsdorf 11, LaBonte 10, Ford 4, Luyten 2, J. Bush 8, K. Bush 5, Davis 2, Baglai 6, Flemmer 0, Mannen 0, McLoughlin 0, Gabourel 0, Duyck 0, McDevitt 0. Totals: 20 6-13 48.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (35) — Cochran 8, Martinez 7, Jessee 5, Higday 6, Brown 2, Hunt 3, Zimmerer 2, M. Britton 2, K. Britton 0, Kinney 0. Totals: 13 6-9 35.

Valley Catholic 6 15 18 9 — 48

Cascade Christian 7 6 8 14 — 35

3-point goals — Valley Catholic 2 (LaBonte 2), Cascade Christian 3 (Martinez 2, Hunt 1).