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Duo lifts Klamath over Tornado

KLAMATH FALLS — Megan Leppert did her part in the first half and Sam Gilbert provided the rest of the scoring punch for the Klamath Union girls basketball team during a 66-56 Southern Oregon Conference win over North Medford Friday.

Leppert scored all 20 of her points in the first half as the Pelicans pulled out to a 13-point halftime lead and never looked back.

Both the first and second quarters were just terrible for us, said North Medford coach J.T. Thomas. We are just constantly getting exposed in the post.

Gilbert and Leppert combined for 17 of Klamath Union's 22 second-quarter points as the Pelicans (9-3) pulled away to improve their SOC mark to 2-2.

It seemed like whenever we'd get within striking distance, she'd (Gilbert) throw in another dagger, said Thomas. We did a pretty good job of at least trying to slow her down, but she kept coming up with big plays.

Kerstin Mellbye led the Black Tornado with 13 points and Kara Hwang added 12 as North dropped to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

— NORTH MEDFORD (56)

— — Lilly 3, Gentry 3, Versteeg 6, Mellbye 13, Stevenson 4, Hwang 12, Hodges 9, Nelson 6, Miller 0, Meager 0. Totals: 17 11-20 56.

— KLAMATH UNION (66)

? Gilbert 25, Donahoo 3, Davison 7, Leppert 20, Fagan 2, Sharp 6, Brookshire 3, Spires 0. Totals: 24 13-20 66.

— North Medford.......................................13 13 18 12 — 56 Klamath Union......................................17 22 15 12 — 66

3-point goals — North Medford — (Lilly), Klamath Union 5 (Gilbert 3, Donahoo 1, Leppert 1). Fouled out — Hodges, Nelson.

JV score — Klamath Union 48, North Medford 43.

SOUTH MEDFORD 58, EAGLE POINT 34 -Emily Perttu scored 22 points and Lindsey McHenry pulled down 11 rebounds as host South Medford evened its conference record at 2-2.

All nine Panthers on the roster played in all four quarters and South steadily pulled away.

Kellie Thomas had eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in the win. Whitney Grant had 11 points, five assists and three steals. Perttu added six rebounds and three steals.

Danielle Rouhier scored 12 for Eagle Point.

— EAGLE POINT (34) ?

Bilden 2, Rouhier 12, Williams 0, Wheeler 0, Bateman 0, Winner 2, Kell-Dell 0, McLaughlin 2, Curtis 7, Trautman 0, Lee 9, Adams 0. Totals: 14 5-13 34.

— SOUTH MEDFORD (58) ?

Perttu 22, Wright 0, Grant 11, Hunt 3, Berkey 0, McHenry 9, Thomas 7, Mueller 2, Zenz 4. Totals: 25 6-9 58.

— Eagle Point.............................................13 6 10 5 — 34 South Medford....................................19 10 11 18 — 58

3-point goals — Eagle Point — (Rouhier 1), South Medford 2 (Grant 1, Thomas 1).

— — ROSEBURG 55, GRANTS PASS 42 -At Roseburg, Lindsey Heard had 16 points and Erin Goodell made three key defensive plays in the fourth quarter to lead Roseburg to a Southern Oregon Conference win.

Goodell had three steals in the final stanza to thwart a second-half Grants Pass rally.

The Indians improved to 8-6 overall and 1-0 in the SOC.

— GRANTS PASS (42)- Moon 12, Thomason 8, Nealey 7, Klingel 5, Higgins 4, Pilcher 4, Glowinsky 2, Taylor 0, Briggs 0. Totals: 17-42 4-7 42.

— ROSEBURG (55)

? Heard 16, Burmeister 11, Gilding 9, Grady 8, Goodell 7, Lint 2, Stephens 2, Bartholomew 0, Hansen 0, Filosi 0, Bitter 0, Williams 0. Totals: 23-46 3-6 55.

— Grants Pass..............................................10 10 13 9 — 42 Roseburg..................................................18 8 13 16 — 55

3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Thomason 2, Nealey 1, Klingel 1), Roseburg 6 (Heard 4, Grady 1, Goodell 1).

JV score — Roseburg 39, Grants Pass 30.