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Singler's defense helps South stymie KU

SOC Girls Roundup

Katie Singler was the unsung hero for South Medford on Tuesday night.

Singler didn't provide a big offensive punch. Rather, the junior wing's contribution came on the other end of the floor during South Medford's 49-39 Southern Oregon Conference girls basketball victory over visiting Klamath Union.

Singler drew the defensive assignment on the SOC leading scorer Jenni Ritter and held the prolific junior to just five points ' more than 12 below her season average.

Katie was very unselfish, South Medford coach Andrea Jaime said. Her job was to limit Ritter's touches and she (Ritter) didn't get a whole lot of shots. Katie is definitely our defensive stopper. She had to give up a little scoring to do that.

Singler tallied five points to go with a team-high five assists and three offensive rebounds.

While Singler was bottling up the Pelicans' main offensive weapon, Panther posts Marissa Towry and Brittany Farrer took over in the middle.

— The pair combined for 36 points on 14-of-21 shooting and 14 rebounds.

They were working together inside and complementing each other very well, said Jaime. They really dominated the game tonight.

Towry and Farrer helped South (4-9, 2-2 SOC) to a 41-28 rebounding advantage.

That was significant, said Jaime. It's something we've been focusing on. We did a better job blocking out.

The Pelicans (7-5, 0-3 SOC) made a run at South in the fourth quarter, but Farrer's 10 points in the period helped the Panthers hold on to the lead.

Klamath got to within 37-35 in the final period, then South went on a 12-4 run to nail down the victory.

It was a see-saw battle, but we led the whole way, said Jaime. They made some key turnovers late in the game and Brittany got some easy buckets inside.

KLAMATH UNION (39) ' Narramore 4, Croxford 7, Fagan 13, Herron 2, DeGroot 1, Ritter 5, Dunton 7, Monti 0. Totals: 14-49 9-17 39.

SOUTH MEDFORD (49) ' Corbin 4, Stewart 0, Martin 3, Banuelos 1, Keck 0, Grant 0, Singler 5, Towry 16, Farrer 20, Watson 0. Totals: 19-46 10-19 49.

Klamath Union..............................7 15 7 10 ' 39

South Medford............................17 10 7 15 ' 49

3-point goals ' Klamath Union 2 (Croxford 1, Ritter 1), South Medford — (Martin 1). Fouled out ' Narramore, Herron, Corbin.

JV result ' Klamath Union won.

ROSEBURG 50, ASHLAND 39 '

At Roseburg, senior post Katie Fuller went for a game-high 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Roseburg (9-4, 2-2 SOC) handed Ashland its first conference loss.

The Indians shot 51 percent from the field (21-41), while holding Ashland (12-2, 3-1 SOC) to 25 percent shooting.

Roseburg limited Ashland's high-scoring junior backcourt duo of Hilary Huyett and Alysse Carlson seven and 11 points, respectively. The pair were combining for over 28 points a game on the season.

Huyett's only field goal was a fourth-quarter 3-pointer.

Roseburg won the rebounding battle, 29-22.

ASHLAND (39) ' Huyett 7, Carlson 11, Golling 2, Hastey 6, Roupp 0, Hill 13, Chase 0. Totals: 11-44 15-20 39.

ROSEBURG (50) ' Martin 6, Stephens 11, Jorgenson 4, Thompson 6, David 0, Corder 6, Fuller 17. Totals: 21-41 6-11 50.

Ashland.........................................7 7 5 20 ' 39

Roseburg.....................................15 7 10 18 ' 50

3-point goals ' Ashland 2 (Huyett 1, Carlson 1), Roseburg 2 (Martin 1, Stephens 1). Fouled out ' Roupp.

JV result ' Roseburg won.

GRANTS PASS 41, EAGLE POINT 30 '

At Eagle Point, Eagle Point committed 22 turnovers en route to its fourth conference loss in four outings.

The Eagles haven't recovered from an overtime loss to Ashland to open the league season.

Eagle Point (7-7, 0-4 SOC) trailed by only two points with 3:50 remaining in the final quarter, but got outscored 11-3 to end the game.

Senior Erin Glovinsky paced Grants Pass (8-5, 2-2 SOC) with 10 points, while Katelyn Van Brunt and Katie Tardieu added eight apiece.

Eagle Point's Ashley Curtis tied for game-high scoring honors with 10 points and Kristina Bateman contributed eight.

The Cavers outrebounded Eagle Point, 26-15.

GRANTS PASS (41) ' Glovinsky 10, VanBrunt 8, Tardieu 8, Seymour 4, Austin 4, Straw 2, Claflin 2, Siemens 3, Randall 0, Aschwanden 0. Totals: 15 11-17 40.

EAGLE POINT (30) ' Curtis 10, Bateman 8, Sychla 6, Logan 4, Whipple 2, Sorrels 0, Harrington 0, Phillips 0. Totals: 12 4-6 30.

Grants Pass............................8 10 8 15 ' 41

Eagle Point..............................4 11 6 9 ' 30

3-point goals ' Eagle Point 2 (Bateman 2).

JV score ' Grants Pass 50, Eagle Point 31.