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Crater girls rebound in tournament

SEATTLE — After losing to a California all-star team the previous day, the Crater High girls took out their frustrations on Shorecrest High of Seattle at the Midsummer Night's Madness 2000 basketball tournament on Friday.

The Comets raced to an early 17-0 lead and Jody McLeod scored a game-high 29 points in the 80-36 victory.

They had no answer for Jody, Crater coach Scott Dippel said. We isolated her on the block every time we got in a half-court set, and she tore them apart.

Finally, they started double-teaming her, but then she passed out to an open player and we hit some outside shots.??

McLeod added 11 rebounds.

Crater led 52-15 at halftime.

Sarah Pool added 11 points, Amy Denson had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kelsey Anhorn came off the bench for seven points and two assists as the Comets improved to 6-1 in the 50-team tournament.

The Comets meet Lake Washington High in the semifinals of the high school bracket today at 8:30 a.m. today.

— Legion Baseball

SPOKANE 5, NORTH JACKSON — ?

At Olympia, Wash., Seth Gemar held North Jackson hitless for the first five innings and Spokane went on to beat the Royals at the Lakefiar Invitational baseball tournament.

North Jackson rallied for two runs in the seventh inning and had the bases loaded with two outs when Gemar got Ryan Garrett to ground out to end the game.

Brian Strodthoff pitched well in relief for the Royals, limiting Spokane to one run and three hits in five innings of relief. He also had eight strikeouts and only one walk.

North Jackson, now 21-7, meets the Black Hills Bandits of Olympia, Wash., today at — p.m.

Spokane............................................ 031 001 — 5 6 1

North Jackson................................. 000 001 2 — — 6 1

Gemar and Nichols; Stevenson, Strodphoff (3) and Garrett. W — Gemar. L — Stevenson (3-2). 2B — S: Brown; NJ — Garrett, Gray.

— Little League Baseball

DISTRICT 8 LITTLE LEAGUE ?

At Grants Pass, Rick Imhausen pitched brilliantly in relief, and Abe Eubank contributed two RBIs as Medford National stayed alive in the consolation bracket of the major boys division of the District 8 Little League Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Roseburg Friday.

Imhausen allowed four hits and struck out seven in five innings of work.

Medford National meets the Grants Pass Reds today at 7:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game.

DISTRICT 6 LITTLE LEAGUE ?

James Horsley singled home Kyle Singler with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Medford American edged Ashland 2-1 in an opening-round game of the District 6 Little League Tournament Friday at the Medford American fields.

Singler reached scoring position by hitting a single and stealing second.

Tyler Heil tossed a complete-game six-hitter with 12 strikeouts and three walks for Medford American. Ashland's lone run was unearned.

The remainder of the tournament will be contested at LaPine.

— Babe Ruth Baseball

BABE RUTH TOURNAMENT ?

At Eagle Point, Kyle Williamson fired a no-hitter through four innings and struck out 10 of the 15 batters he faced to power Medford to an 11-1 victory over Ashland in an opening-round game of the 13-year-old Babe Ruth district tournament on Friday.

The game ended after five innings by virtue of the 10-run rule. Medford finished with eight hits, led by Justin Mayer's double.

Also, Phoenix defeated Central Point 3-1.

In the 14-year-old bracket, Medford rolled to an 8-1 victory over Central Point.

In the 15-year-old bracket, Phoenix downed Medford 4-3.

Brady Rhodes delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Phoenix to its win.

Ryan Kirk pitched the last inning to get the win for the Pirates, who meet Eagle Point in a second-round game today at noon.