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Tornado overhauls Grants Pass

For the second straight game, the North Medford High girls basketball team dug itself a big hole in the first period and came roaring back.

This time, however, the Black Tornado completed its comeback and posted a 50-42 Southern Oregon Conference victory over Grants Pass.

Senior post Ashley Nelson had 13 points and senior wing Kara Hwang added 10 for the Tornado, which improved to 2-5 in the SOC and 5-11 overall.

The kids did a good job of staying with the game plan, said North Medford coach J.T. Thomas said. Their press bothered us in the first quarter but we got it figured out and played pretty well the rest of the way.

North Medford trailed 21-17 at halftime but went on a 22-5 run in the third quarter to take a 38-26 lead and never looked back.

Freshman point guard Anna Lilly had a strong floor game for North Medford with six points, four assists and three steals.

We had a couple of lengthy discussions this week on what we need to get accomplished in the halfcourt, Thomas said, and she took that to heart. Anna was a steadying influence on us tonight. She did a lot of good things.

— GRANTS (42) -Moon 15, Pilcher 6, Klingel 7, Thompson 2, Higgings 4, Morton 0, Nealy 6, Thomason 2. Totals: 16 9-20 42.

— NORTH MEDFORD (50) -Nelson 13, Hodges 4, Hwang 10, Stevenson 3, Mellbye 7, Miller 2, Versteeg 5, Meager 0, Gentry 0, Lilly 6. Totals: 17 13-21 50.

— Grants Pass ......................................... 13 8 5 16 — 42 North Medford .................................. — 14 22 11 — 50

3-point goals — Grants Pass — (Moon 1), North Medford — (Nelson 2, Hwang 1).

JV score — North Medford 45, Grants Pass 38.

ASHLAND 78, ROSEBURG 63 ?

At Roseburg, senior guard Hanna Seltzer bombed in 24 points and sophomore post Marla Morin scored a season-high 16 as Ashland roared back from a 37-33 halftime deficit to thump Roseburg.

Shannon Burmeister had 23 points for the Indians, who fell to 4-3 in the SOC and 9-8 overall.

— ASHLAND (78) ?

Seltzer 24, Morin 16, Bullen 13, Woods 12, Huyett 8, Kalemkeris 3, Fascilla 2, Harais 0, Gooch 0. Totals: 32-61 9-15 78.

— ROSEBURG (63) ?

Burmeister 23, Gilding 15, Heard 13, Goodell 5, Grady 3, Lint 2, Stephens 2, Bartholomew 0. Totals: 22-43 17-23 63.

— Ashland ....................................... 20 13 23 22 — — 78 Roseburg ..................................... 12 25 15 11 — 63

3-point goals — Ashland 5 (Huyett 2, Seltzer 3), Roseburg 2 (Grady 1, Heard 1).

JV score — Roseburg 52, Ashland 32.

KLAMATH UNION 71, EAGLE POINT 41 -At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point (4-12, 0-7 SOC) trailed 17-16 in the second quarter, but never recovered after turning the ball over on six of its next seven possessions.

Klamath Union (10-5, 3-4 SOC) ended the half on a 21-2 run.

Eagle Point junior wing Danielle Rouhier tallied a game-high 18 points, five blocks and five rebounds. Alisa Lee led the Eagles with eight rebounds.

— EAGLE POINT (41)

? Rouhier 18, Lee 5, Troutman 4, Stanfield 4, McLaughlin 4, Winner 4, Wheeler 2, Bilden 0, Williams 0, Bateman 0, Kell-Dell 0, Adams 0. Totals: 19 1-10 41.

— KLAMATH UNION (71)

— — Lepperts 17, Gilbert 16, Davidson 14, Brookshire 12, Sharp 9, Fagan 3, Donahoo 0, Verling 0, Vieira 0, Buckham 0, Spires 0. Totals: 28 14-24 71.

— Eagle Point .....................................11 7 13 10 — — 41 Klamath Union ..............................15 23 14 19 — 71

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Rouhier 2), Klamath Union — (Gilbert 1). Fouled out — Rouhier.

JV result ?Klamath Union won.