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South Medford routs Roseburg

There's no place like home, and South Medford took full advantage of it in the first half of the Southern Oregon Conference boys basketball campaign.

The sixth-ranked Panthers completed their first run through the conference with a 74-55 rout of Roseburg on Friday to remain unbeaten in the SOC.

In the second half of league play, South must hit the road for tough games at North Medford (Tuesday), Grants Pass, Klamath Union and Roseburg.

We have our work cut out for us, said South coach Dennis Murphy, whose team is 15-1, 7-0 in the SOC. If we were to have any chance (to win the league), we couldn't afford to lose at home in the first half.

A fast start, punctuated by the Panthers' balanced scoring ' four players finished in double figures ' keyed the win.

South scored 24 first-quarter points and built a 38-23 halftime lead.

It scored on eight of its first 10 possessions, while the Indians (2-5 SOC) turned the ball over four times during the same span.

We shot the ball real well early in the game, said Murphy.

Post players Eric Fischer and Craig Johnson, a reserve, scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Andy Hagert added 13 and Jeremy Frantz 12.

Ryan Fiegi contributed seven assists and four steals.

ROSEBURG (55) ' Harvey 0, Behrens 5, Moyer 0, Clagett 0, Hall 8, Jeremiah 8, Pust 9, Simone 2, Spicer 3, Krieg 6, Bauman 10, Garretsen 4. Totals: 23 3-4 55.

SOUTH MEDFORD (74) ' Fiegi 3, Roberts 4, Benson 2, Frantz 12, Berkey 3, Hagert 13, Hunter 2, Johnson 14, Fischer 15, Marshall 6. Totals: 29 11-15 74.

Roseburg.....................................14 9 14 18 ' 55

South Medford..........................24 14 20 16 ' 74

3-point goals ' Roseburg 6 (Hall 2, Jeremiah 2, Pust 1, Spicer 1), South Medford 5 (Frantz 3, Berkey 1, Hagert 1).

JV result ' South Medford won.

KLAMATH UNION 51, CRATER 49 ' At Central Point, Jacob Wynn scored 21 points as Klamath Union (4-3 SOC) held off Crater.

Wynn's jumper with under a minute to play provided the final margin as the Comets couldn't find the bucket in the closing seconds.

Andrew Norum led Crater (6-11, 2-5 SOC) with 20 points and eight rebounds before fouling out late in the contest. Colin Schoonover added 10 points.

KLAMATH UNION (51) ' Tucker 2, Ritter 10, Hughes 3, Wynn 21, Sargent 15, Crawford 0, Lockrem 0. Totals: 22 4-10 51.

CRATER (49) ' Schoonover 10, Sesock 4, Tate 5, Wiersma 1, Norum 20, Slezak 5, Bogle 2, Wilkerson 2. Totals: 19 7-10 49.

Klamath Union............................18 7 11 15 ' 51

Crater..........................................16 10 9 15 ' 49

3-point goals ' Klamath Union — (Ritter 2, Wynn 1), Crater 4 (Schoonover 1, Norum 3). Fouled out ' Sargent, Schoonover.

JV result ' Klamath Union won.

Girls

ROSEBURG 62, SOUTH MEDFORD 44 ' At Roseburg, South Medford suffered a second-half cold streak from the free-throw line and allowed Roseburg to remain unbeaten in SOC play.

The Panthers (7-10 overall, 5-3 SOC) jumped to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter only to see Roseburg (16-2, 8-0 SOC) take a 17-15 lead at halftime.

We just couldn't hit our free throws in the second half, said Panther head coach Andrea Jaime. We'd get within striking distance (five points) with a couple of minutes to go, but couldn't hit the free throws.

The Indians, behind Katie Fuller's game-high 19 points, went on to outscore South Medford 45-29 in the second half.

Beth Mueller led the Panthers with 11 points. She also blocked three shots and collected eight rebounds.

Natasha Wright had 10 points, six steals and three assists for South Medford.

Katie Singler, who entered the contest as the eighth-leading scorer in the SOC at 11.1 points per game, went scoreless for South.

SOUTH MEDFORD (44) ' Wright 10, Carlton 4, Corbin 8, Grant 1, Silva 8, Mueller 11, Singler 0, Brennan 2. Totals: 13 18-27. 44.

ROSEBURG (62) ' Grady 10, Williams 9, Stephens 11, Kitzrow 0, Coen 4, Fuller 19, Bitter 9. Totals 17 26-37 62.

South Medford..........................13 2 13 16 '44

Roseburg....................................9 8 23 22 ' 62

3-point Goals ' Roseburg 2 (Williams 1, Coen 1). Fouled out ' Carlton, Mueller, Singler, Williams, Fuller.

JV result ' Roseburg won.

NORTH MEDFORD 47, GRANTS PASS 26 ' Kailey Bostwick hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter to set the tone as host North Medford rolled in the SOC contest.

The Black Tornado led 40-15 after three quarters, and its starters played little more than half the game.

Bostwick didn't turn the ball over and also had four assists.

Kerstin Mellbye scored 13 points to lead North (11-7, 6-2 SOC).

GRANTS PASS (26) ' Briggs 0, Seymour 0, Taylor 7, Smith 0, Tardieu 2, Glovinsky 6, Claflin 3, Austin 0, McHan 4, VanBrunt 2, Strong 2. Totals: 12 2-3 26.

NORTH MEDFORD (47) ' Bostwick 6, Cordell 4, Standifer 6, Westermann 0, Eastwold 8, Heath 0, Seeley 2, Mellbye 13, Lilly 4, Murphy 4, Bennett 0, Reeves 0. Totals: 17 8-15 47.

Grants Pass....................................4 4 7 11 ' 26

North Medford...........................13 14 13 7 ' 47

3-point goals ' North Medford 5 (Bostwick 2, Standifer 2, Cordell 1).

JV result ' North Medford won.

ASHLAND 59, EAGLE POINT 39 ' At Eagle Point, Ashland expanded its lead on a series of technical fouls in the final seconds of the SOC contest.

Eagle Point was within four points with about a minute to play, but the deficit reached 10 with 18 seconds left.

It was then that Eagle Point coach Bob Kleker and an assistant were hit with three technical fouls on the heels of a foul on the court.

Ashland made all eight free throws, finishing 19-of-21 in that department.

Hilary Huyett had 19 points, five assists and four steals for Ashland (13-4, 6-2 SOC). Marla Morin had 18 points and eight rebounds and Alysse Carlson 11 points and six assists.

Eagle Point (10-8, 2-6 SOC) got nine points, seven rebounds and six steals from Ashley Curtis, nine points from Selena Sychla and seven rebounds from Alisa Lee.

ASHLAND (59) ' Huyett 19, Carlson 11, Golling 0, Roupp 1, Hansen 2, Sobolik 8, Hill 0, Morin 18. Totals: 18 19-21 59.

EAGLE POINT (39) ' Bilden 5, Curtis 9, Richardson 0, Bateman 7, Sychla 9, Harrington 0, McLaughlin 4, Lee 5. Totals: 15 8-16 39.

Ashland.......................................18 10 6 25 ' 59

Eagle Point....................................6 9 13 12 ' 39

3-point goals ' Ashland 4 (Huyett 3, Carlson 1), Eagle Point — (Sychla 1). Fouled out ' Bateman, McLaughlin. Technical fouls ' Eagle Point bench 3.

CRATER 67, KLAMATH UNION 43 ' At Klamath Falls, Crater jumped to an 18-6 lead and retained control throughout to level its Southern Oregon Conference record at 4-4.

Katie Robertson, who has scored 46 points the past two games, led the Comets (9-9 overall, 4-4 SOC) with 22 points. Dani Montgomery added 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Brandi Bocchi scored 14 and Jenni Ritter had 11 for the Pelicans (9-9, 0-8 SOC).

CRATER (67) ' Black 11, Wasniewski 2, Tinney 5, Kell 3, Bettencourt 2, Montgomery 19, Huntley 1, Robertson 22, Green 4, Adams 1. Totals: 23 16-25 67.

KLAMATH UNION (43) ' Bocchi 14, Cooke 2, Uerlings 4, Gardner 1, Foster 0, Fagen 3, Herron 0, Calab 0, Ritter 11, Seratt 8. Totals 15 10-26 43.

Crater....................................... 18 14 20 15 ' 67

Klamath Union............................. 6 12 16 9 ' 43

3-point goals ' Crater 5 (Robertson 3, Montogomery 1, Black 1); Klamath Union — (Bocchi 1, Ritter, 1, Fagen 1).

JV result ' Klamath Union won.