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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Giles powers North past KU, 58-41

KLAMATH FALLS -- Ashlee Giles snapped out of an early-season slump at the right time.

Giles, who suffered an eye injury against South Eugene Saturday, didn't exhibit any vision problems Tuesday night -- exploding for a game-high 21 points as the Black Tornado defeated previously unbeaten Klamath Union, 58-41, in a Southern Oregon Conference girls basketball opener at Pelican Court.

Not only did Giles provide an offensive spark, but the 5-foot-9 senor wing was the catalyst for North's defensive pressure that had 25 steals and forced 34 turnovers.

Ashlee has been struggling the last couple of games, but she settled in tonight, North Medford coach Mike Kay said.

Giles had 11 of North's steals to go with five rebounds and four assists. She canned all three 3-point attempts and finished 7-of-12 from the field.

Giles was by far the best player on the floor, Klamath Union coach Jack Sharp said. We didn't have any answer for her on both the defensive and offensive ends. She was all over the place. She really rattled our young guards.

The Black Tornado (5-1) led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, then outscored the Pels 34-17 over the next two periods to take control of the game.

North opened the second half with a 10-0 run and limited KU to three field goals in the period.

Our defense did a nice job of putting pressure on them and getting the game at our tempo, said Kay. We got going and did the things we like to do and they didn't respond to it.

Another key factor to North's victory was the defensive effort by Tressa Manwaring and Jenny Ross on Klamath Union 6-footers Pam Frei and Kate Richards. Frei, who's headed to NCAA Division II Southern Colorado on a scholarship, was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.

This is a huge win for us, said Kay, whose team will have its second straight difficult road game Friday when it visits three-time defending SOC champion Crater. It's tough to come over here and get a win.

NORTH MEDFORD (58) -- Close 12, Crenshaw 6, Ross 10, McLauchlan 0, Bennett 2, Giles 21, Manwaring 7, Ledford 0, Nelson 0, Hwang 0. Totals: 21 12-24 58.

KLAMATH UNION (41) -- Gilbert 16, Sa. Davison 3, Sh. Davison 3, Denson 7, Todd 1, Richards 5, Frei 4, Kelstrom 2. Totals: 15 11-25 41.

North Medford............ 11 14 20 13 -- 58 Klamath Union ...............10 8 9 14 -- 41

3-point goals -- North Medford 4 (Close 1, Giles 3). Fouled out -- Sh. Davison.

JV score -- North Medford 58, Klamath Union 39.

ROSEBURG 35, CRATER 30 -- At Roseburg, the Indians beat three-time defending SOC champion Crater for the first time in four years in the conference opener for both clubs.

Roseburg's Lindsay Johnson tossed in a jumper to break a 26-all tie with 6:28 to play and Megan Robbins responded with a free throw for Crater (4-3, 0-1 SOC).

But Jordan Crossfield scored two baskets and the Indians (3-3, 1-0) kept the Comets at bay.

Crater led 22-17 at the half as Emily Wiley scored six of her 10 points. But Roseburg cranked up its defensive pressure and limited the Comets to one basket by Wiley in the third quarter in cutting the lead to 24-23.

Crossfield led the Tribe with 12 points, while Becci Randall added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Wiley pulled down seven rebounds for Crater.

CRATER (30) -- Wiley 10, Arreola 4, Robbins 4, Yager 3, Hemphill 2, Sapienza 3, McLeod 2, Johnson 2, Durbin 0, Wiersma 0. Totals: 12-58 5-14 30.

ROSEBURG (35) -- Crossfield 12, Randall 11, Johnson 6, Goodell 5, Bradburn 1, Makinson 0, Stephens 0. Totals: 12-32 10-16 35.

Crater ..............................11 11 2 6 -- 30 Roseburg ..........................9 8 6 12 -- 35

3-point goals -- Crater — (Sapienza 1), Roseburg (Goodell 1). Fouled out -- Stephens.

JV score -- Crater 52, Roseburg 30

ASHLAND 74, GRANTS PASS 57 -- At Ashland, sophomore Jackie Woods poured in 25 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Grizzlies in the Southern Oregon Conference opener for both teams.

Woods added five assists and six steals, while junior Chelsea Morgan added 13 rebounds and 10 points for Ashland (2-2, 1-0).

Junior Jenny Pippa chipped in eight assists and 16 points for Ashland, including four of the team's seven 3-pointers.

Kaci Williams paced Grants Pass (1-5, 0-1) with 25 points.

GRANTS PASS (57) -- Williams, Thomason 11, Mack 6, Nealy 0, Higgins 3, Thompson 0, Davidson 0, Heater 3, Moser 4, Pilcher 5. Totals: 20 16-27 57

ASHLAND (74) -- Woods 25, Morgan 10, Staples 8, Bullen 0, Seltzer 11, Pippa 16, McNaught 2, Zundel 0, Noyes 2. Totals: 27 9-20 74

Grants Pass ..................8 15 16 18 -- 57 Ashland ......................18 18 22 16 -- 74

3-point goals -- Grants Pass — (Heater), Ashland 7 (Staples 2, Seltzer 1, Pippa 4). Fouled out -- Pippa.

JV score -- Ashland 50, Grants Pass 31.

GLIDE 51, PHOENIX 37 -- At Glide, Phoenix couldn't shake it's cold shooting streak as the Pirates wound up 16-of-66 from the floor and fell to 3-4.

Lindsey Croll paced the Wildcats with 17 points, while Kelsey McManus added 15.

Phoenix (3-4) is without guard Jessica Prisbey, who was injured in a tournament two weeks ago. The Pirates hope she'll be back in time for the start of Skyline Conference play in January.

PHOENIX (37) -- Bourdon 10, Curtis 4, Clark 2, Nikodym 4, Jackson 4, Meredith 6, Bones 7, Gonzalez 0, Hansen 0. Totals: 16-66 5-5 37.

GLIDE (51) -- Croll 17, DeGroot 0, Hopkins 8, Widman 2, Holm 0, Ruhn 2, Carstensen 5, McManus 15, Edding 0, Pynch 0, Willis 0, Lathers 2. Totals 21-52 5-9 51

Phoenix ..........................10 6 6 15 -- 37 Glide .............................15 13 6 17 -- 51

3-point goals -- Glide 2 (Hopkins 20). Fouled out -- None.

JV score -- Glide won

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 65, ILLINOIS VALLEY 24 -- At Cave Junction, Natalie Peck scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Christina McCandless added 12 points and five rebounds as the Challengers (4-0) remained unbeaten.

Bethany Wolfer and Katie Longan combined for 15 points, sharing time at the off-guard spot.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (65) -- Peck 19, Tait 9, Wolfer 8, Longan 7, Tiedemann 6, Adamson 1, Clarke 3, Ch. McCandless 12, Conley 0. Totals: 28 6-9 65

ILLINOIS VALLEY (24) -- Russell 6, Hoskins 6, Walker 2, Bell 5, Dougherty 5, Moore 3, Eichman 0, Long 0, Wendover 0, Cunningham 0. Totals: 9 5-10 24

Cascade Christian ........18 13 18 16 -- 65 Illinois Valley ....................4 5 5 10 -- 24

3-point goals -- Cascade Christian — (Peck 2, Longan 1). Illinois Valley — (Moore 1).

JV score -- Cascade won.

ROGUE RIVER 52, COQUILLE 26 -- At Rogue River, Mindi Yost had six of Rogue River's 12 steals to lead the undefeated Chieftains's defensive pressure.

Rogue River (4-0) grabbed a 9-0 lead and built a 33-8 halftime margin.

Yost added four assists and six points, while Allison Bailey came off the bench to score six of her eight points in the second quarter.

Rogue River's Shae Wright scored a game-high 12 points and added three blocks.

COQUILLE (26) -- Gederos 11, Daugherty 3, Landmark 0, Swindall 3, Lucatero 0, Plew 6, Zarfoss 3, Arzie 0, Grami 0, Lewis 0. Totals: 9 6-9 26.

ROGUE RIVER (52) -- S. Wright 12, Marland 4, Yost 6, Bailey 8, Donaghy 8, Anderson 2, Kay 0, B. Wright 2, McGinnis 7, Badley 3, Forbuss 0. Totals: 22 8-13 52.

Coquille ..............................2 6 9 9 -- 26 Rogue River ...................17 16 12 7 -- 52

3-point goals -- Coquille 2 (Gederos 1, Swindall 1). Fouled out -- Plew.

JV score -- Rogue River 48, Coquille 46.

GLENDALE 54, ST. MARY'S 35 -- At Glendale, Colleen Fleming scored 17 points and Sarah Maurer poured in 10 of her 12 points in the first quarter as Glendale rolled to a 20-5 advantage in the first eight minutes.

Sophomore guard Lani Brophy led St. Mary's (0-4) with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

ST. MARY'S (35) -- Gritsch 6, Jackson 6, Crumatie 2, Greene 1, Barnard 0, Cook 4, Brophy 16. Totals: 14 1-3 35.

GLENDALE (54) -- Harrison 4, Zink 0, Sanchez 3, Lee 4, Miller 4, Fleming 17, Snow 0, Bresnan 10, Grosjacques 0, Prince-Kelly 0, Glover 0, Maurer 12. Totals: 24 6-9 54.

St. Mary's .......................5 10 9 11 -- 35 Glendale ......................20 10 22 2 -- 54

3-point goals -- St. Mary's — (Brophy 3).

HIDDEN VALLEY JV 30, BUTTE FALLS 27 -- At Butte Falls, junior post Sarah Bechler came off the bench to score eight points and grab 12 rebounds, but Butte Falls (1-3) lost to the Hidden Valley JV for the second time this season.

Hidden Valley sophomore Jennifer Bain scored a team-high 10 points and Christina Wicks connected on 4-of-5 free throws and added a field goal for six of her eight points in the final period.

HIDDEN VALLEY JV (30) -- Criteser 0, Wicks 8, Hayworth 4, Davis 2, Davidson 2, Bandy 0, Bain 10, Snyder 2, Thompson 2, Sare 0. Totals: 12-44 6-12 30.

BUTTE FALLS (27) -- Dunlap 0, McClanahan 6, Torres 1, Wilson 0, Stockton 2, Peterson 0, Nelson 4, Bechler 8, McLaughlan 6. Totals: 11-50 7-15 27.

Hidden Valley JV ............10 8 2 10 -- 30 Butte Falls .........................4 8 4 11 -- 27

Fouled out -- Thompson.

PROSPECT 47, CAMAS VALLEY 40 -- At Prospect, Jessica Kraemer scored 10 points and Addie Stockebrand added nine as the Cougars improved to 4-2 on the season.

Kary Lendermen chipped in eight points for Prospect, who held high-scoring Leslie Hiscocks to only 12 points.

CAMAS VALLEY (40) -- J. Wafer 15, Hiscocks 12, St. Claire 2, Thrust 1, K. Wafer 2, Luscomb 0, Weaver 8. Totals: 16 8-21 40

PROSPECT (47) -- Lendermen 8, Jessica Kraemer 10, Stockebrand 9, Gordon 3, Applegate 1, Moore 6, Acrey 2, Lewis 2, Baker 6. Totals: 18 11-20 47

Camas Valley ...................8 5 10 17 -- 40 Prospect ...........................14 16 8 9 -- 47

Technical fouls -- Kraemer.