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Giles, North steal win from Indians

ROSEBURG -- North Medford coach girls basketball Mike Kay never subscribed to the if it ain't broke don't fix it adage.

The fourth-ranked Black Tornado retooled its defense Friday night and it paid off in a 65-33 in Southern Oregon Conference victory over Roseburg.

Kay discarded his traditional man-to-man press, switching to two zone-presses that made junior Ashlee Giles look like a master thief.

Giles had 11 steals, including seven in the third period, as the Tornado bound and gagged Roseburg's offense -- allowing a total of five points in the second and third quarters.

We got up and got in the passing lanes and forced them to make decisions, said Kay, whose club improved to 9-0 in SOC action. That was just an incredible quarter for Ashlee.

After Giles picked the Indians' pockets, North guards Dolinda Meeker and Lu Crenshaw finished off the Tribe. Meeker scored 15 points, while Crenshaw turned in her best night of the season with 13 points, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

When we get that kind of performance from those three we're tough to beat, said Kay. We've been in a flat spot and this is the first time we've stepped up to the intensity level we're capable of.

Ericka Brosterhous led the Black Tornado with 17 points, while Giles added 14.

NORTH MEDFORD (65) -- Close 0, Crenshaw 13, Meeker 15, Harvey 0, Dickerson 3, Nelson 2, Giles 14, Brosterhous 17, Ledford 2, Jackson 0. Totals: 26 9-20 65.

ROSEBURG (33) -- M. Makinson 4, Hall 0, Weeks 0, Goodell 0, Crossfield 1, Johnson 3, Bradburn 4, Stephens 8, K. Makinson 0, Wolf 4, Randall 5, Coke 0, Dodd 4. Totals: 9 15-21 33.

North Medford14 12 22 17 -- 65

Roseburg8 10 — 12 -- 33

3-point goals -- North Medford 5 (Crenshaw 3, Meeker 2). Fouled out -- Jackson.

JV score -- Roseburg 47, North Medford 44.

CRATER 81, MAZAMA 32 -- At Central Point, Jennifer Dunlap, showing signs she's recovered from serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident last fall, matched teammate Caryn Ross' 14 points and added four assists.

Dunlap, a 5-foot-8 senior guard, connected on 4-of-6 3-pointers and scored eight points in the first quarter to help the seventh-ranked Comets (14-2, 8-1 SOC) grab a 23-6 lead.

Crater freshman center Jody McLeod came off the bench to toss in 13 points and haul down eight rebounds.

Cherrith Wiersma contributed six steals and six assists for the Comets.

MAZAMA (32) -- D. Young 11, Peoples 5, Sha 2, Bednar 2, K. Young 2, Guetzloe 7, Ireland 2, Hart 1, Mills 0. Totals: 11 7-10 32.

CRATER (81) -- Dunlap 14, Ross 14, McLeod 13, Gentile 4, Case 3, Hemphill 3, Robbins 6, Sapienza 2, Caster 2, Che. Wiersma 0, Cha. Wiersma 7, Wiley 7, Schneider 6. Totals: 30 15-18 81.

Mazama6 8 5 13 -- 32

Crater23 17 23 18 -- 81

3-point goals -- Mazama — (D. Young 2, Guetzloe 1), Crater 6 (Dunlap 4, Chase 1, Hemphill 1).

JV score -- Crater 74, Mazama 22

KLAMATH UNION 46, EAGLE POINT 36 -- At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point burst into an early lead, but faltered late as Klamath Union won for the third time in its past four SOC games.

The Pelicans came out with a box-and-one to stop conference scoring leader Becky Gregory. They didn't take into account Sunnie Crandall, who scored nine of her 13 points in the first period as the Eagles took a 13-5 lead.

Klamath switched to a man-to-man defense with Jessyca Arthur, Tyann Sandusky and Sarah Davison taking turns on Gregory. By halftime, it was tied and at the end of the third quarter Arthur gave the Pels a 34-33 lead.

Klamath limited the Eagles (10-7 overall) to three points in the fourth quarter and hit 6-of-8 free throws in the period.

Gregory, who has three times topped the 30-point mark this season, finished with 13 points as did Arthur.

EAGLE POINT (36) -- Damon 2, Roth 4, Gregory 13, Crandall 13, Ford 2, Happel 2, Smith 0, Thomas 0, Lucas 0, Bernhardt 0, Lee 0. Totals: 14 6-12 36.

KLAMATH UNION (46) -- S. Davison 7, Arthur 13, Sargent 9, Bales 2, Frei 7, Ullman 8, Sandusky 0, Thomas 0. Totals: 15 16-21.

Eagle Point13 5 15 — -- 36

Klamath Union5 13 16 12 -- 46

3-point goals -- Eagle Point 2 (Gregory 1, Crandall 1). Fouled out -- Roth.

JV score -- Klamath Union won.

ASHLAND 54, GRANTS PASS 49 -- At Grants Pass, Ashland converted just — of 11 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter, including 2 of 6 in the final minutes, but Grants Pass couldn't capitalize.

Down 51-48 in the final minute, the Cavers faltered on two offensive possessions.

The Grizzlies were led by senior post Djuna Wilhelm's 23 points.

Sophomore wing Kaci Williams led Grants Pass with 13 points and eight rebounds while Mandy Lane chipped in 12 points and three steals for the Cavers.

ASHLAND (54) -- Wilhelm 23, Morgan 4, Davenhauer 0, Cooley 0, Seltzer 6, Pippa 11, McNaught 5, Woods 5, Ruth 0. Totals: 22 5-16 54.

GRANTS PASS (49) -- Williams 13, Lane 12, Hopkins 8, Thomason 0, Barbian 0, Higgins 2, Kleier 5, Moser 2, Kelly 7. Totals: 18 13-26 49.

Ashland8 13 20 13 -- 54

Grants Pass10 9 12 18 -- 49

3-point goals -- Ashland 5 (Pippa 3, Seltzer 1, McNaught 1). Fouled out -- Wilhelm, Pippa, Kleier, Williams.

JV score -- Grants Pass 53, Ashland 36.