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Second-half surge carries Cavers past Lancers

GRANTS PASS — After a mistake-filled first half, the Grants Pass girls basketball team came out and looked like a fresh team that could do no wrong in the final 16 minutes Friday.

The Cavers cleaned up their miscues by committing just five after the break and caught fire from the perimeter to shoot 55 percent from the field to clobber Churchill 64-51 in Grants Pass' season opener.

"We just made silly turnovers that were uncharacteristic, ones that we don't make in practice," said Grants Pass coach Robert Lingo. "At halftime we stressed that we wouldn't turn the ball over."

Despite committing 11 turnovers, Grants Pass (1-0) clinged to a two-point lead at the break. The Cavers came out firing thereafter, making 12- and 15-foot jump shots at will.

"They're really confident in their abilty to score," said Lingo. "Our girls shot well from the perimeter. It was fun to watch."

Kayla Loffer only scored seven points for Grants Pass, but her biggest impact came on the defensive end against Churchill guard Susan Smith. Loffer put the clamps on one of the state's top point guards, holding Smith to just nine points while making it difficult for her to run the offense.

"If we could take (Smith) out of the game, we knew we could limit what they could do on offense," said Lingo. "Kayla had the assignment for most of the night and did a really good job."

Senior forward Chelsey Chamberlain generated 12 points, five assists and four rebounds for the Cavers. Natasha Torgerson added eight points, three blocks, four rebounds and two assists in another all-around effort.

Alexa Moore led Churchill with 15 points.

CHURCHILL (51) — Moore 15, Fagles 10, Smith 9, Nnoli 8, Bernhardt 3, Goschie 6, Stallings 0, Weber 0, Chapman 0. Totals: 20 6-11 51.

GRANTS PASS (64) — Chamberlain 12, Franko 11, Torgerson 8, Pittman 8, Loffer 7, Randall 6, Henry 5, Pepperling 3, Lathen 2, Wonsyld 2, Stephenson 0. Totals: 26 10-17 64.

Churchill 13 13 13 12 — 51

Grants Pass 12 16 18 18 — 64

3-point goals — Churchill 5 (Moore 2, Fagles 1, Smith 1, Bernhardt 1), Grants Pass 2 (Henry 1, Chamberlain 1).

JV score — Grants Pass 49, Churchill 34.

SHELDON 70, CRATER 27 — At Eugene, Katie Steigleman racked up 20 points as Sheldon hammered Crater in the first round of the Sheldon Tipoff Tournament.

Aundrea Albright led the Comets (0-1) with seven points. Crater faces Marist today in the second round of the tournament.

CRATER (27) — Albright 7, Heard 5, Deschamps 5, Harding 4, Britton 2, Steel 2, Kappel 1, Sullivan 0, Hills 0, Noon 0, Smith 0, Saling 0. Totals: 8 8-18 27.

SHELDON (70) — Steigleman 19, T. Brown 15, Ward 13, T. Brown 8, King 4, Anderson 4, McWilliams 2, Pancilinan 2, Girod 2, Doe 1, Bray 0, Hauser 0. Totals: 26 17-29 70.

Crater 3 2 14 8 — 27

Sheldon 27 11 13 19 — 70

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Deschamps 1, Heard 1, Albright 1), Sheldon 1 (Ward).

JV result — Sheldon won.

CROOK COUNTY 57, EAGLE POINT 35 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point shot just 9-for-49 from the field and committed 38 turnovers in the nonconference loss.

Junior guard ShyAnne Jones led the Eagles (0-3) in scoring with eight points, while junior Erin Hedrick pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds.

Crook County's Jessica Lea tossed in a game-high 25 points.

CROOK COUNTY (57) — Duncan 9, Verity 2, Cary 2, Lea 25, Severance 12, Stafford 2, Wilcox 5, Kelso 0, Crofcheck 0. Totals: 23 8-14 57.

EAGLE POINT (35) — Landman 3, Schipman 6, Jones 8, Hagy 4, Hedrick 2, DeVaughn 3, Baker 2, Desavedo 3, Wyatt 4, Henderson 0, Dale 0. Totals: 9 15-32 35.

Crook County 17 20 13 7 — 57

Eagle Point 9 12 6 8 — 35

3-point goals — Crook County 3 (Duncan 1, Lea 2), Eagle Point 2 (Jones 1, DeVaughn 1). Fouled out — Stafford, Hagy.

JV score — Eagle Point 35, Crook County 34.

GLENDALE 44, PHOENIX 43, 4OT — At Glendale, freshman guard Danielle Smith went for a game-high 25 points for Phoenix (1-1) in the four-overtime affair.

Glendale's Gretchen Owens and Ashley Marriott combined for 36 points, with Marriott scoring all four of her team's points in the final overtime.

Phoenix sophomore point guard Kelsey George scored 12 points to go with seven steals and five assists.

PHOENIX (43) — Smith 25, Baker 2, Ke. George 12, Helm 2, Main 2, Tally 0, Ka. George 0, Fry 0, Hendricks 0. Totals: 18 4-9 43.

GLENDALE (44) — Owens 19, Phelps 2, Lovemark 4, Marriott 17, Prock 2, Brown 0, Henry 0, Lovelady 0. Totals: 18 8-14 44.

Phoenix 14 6 10 8 0 2 0 3 — 43

Glendale 15 11 3 9 0 2 0 4 — 44

3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Smith 3).

JV score — Phoenix 46, Glendale 36.

HIDDEN VALLEY 48, NATOMAS 31 — At Yreka, Calif., Jamie Richardson's near triple-double vaulted Hidden Valley past Natomas High of Sacramento, Calif., and into the Harlan-Carter Classic championship game.

Richardson tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals.

Laura Silva added 13 points and nine boards for the Mustangs (3-0), who received a team-high 10 rebounds from Haley Fikso.

Hidden Valley will play Yreka for the championship at 5 p.m. today.

NATOMAS (31) — Morris 1, Davis 10, Harris 7, Deuisscher 8, Brownfield 3, Gipson 2, Benson 0, Reynolds 0, Benson 0, Walker 0, Thurmon 0. Totals: 12 1-3 31.

HIDDEN VALLEY (48) — Seal 6, Edwards 0, J. Richardson 21, Bailey 0, Swanson 2, Guevara 0, Figoni 0, Ross 2, Laura Silva 13, Fikso 4, Nicholson 0. Totals: 19 9-16 48.

Natomas 8 7 6 10 — 31

Hidden Valley 12 15 10 11 — 48

3-point goals — Natomas 3 (Davis 2, Brownfield 1), Hidden Valley 1 (Richardson).

ROGUE RIVER 45, SOUTH UMPQUA 30 — At Rogue River, Shawna Hamre and Angie Caschera lead Rogue River on a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter to help the Chieftains pull away in their season opener.

Hamre scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked two shots for Rogue River (1-0), while Caschera tallied 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals.

SOUTH UMPQUA (30) — Falk 6, Moses 4, Duffy 8, Church 2, Chase 4, Stevens 6. Totals: 13 4-6 30.

ROGUE RIVER (45) — Caschera 13, Reyes 0, Turnham 10, Updegraff 0, Hamre 20, Phillips 0, Smith 2, Cauble 0. Totals: 20 5-8 45.

South Umpqua 6 8 8 8 — 30

Rogue River 10 12 8 15 — 45

Fouled out — Duffy.

JV score — Rogue River 38, So. Umpqua 27.

PROSPECT 42, CROOK COUNTY CHRISTIAN 25 — At Prospect, sophomore guard Alexis Zeller's aggressive defense sparked an 18-1 second-quarter run for Prospect in the opening round of the Prospect Tournament.

The Cougars (1-1) will play Camas Valley for the championship today.

Prospect trailed 10-7 after the first quarter, but the big second period turned the game around.

Prospect junior guard Becky Musard led all scorers with 19 points, while junior point guard Catherine Anderson posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

CROOK COUNTY CHRISTIAN (25) — Phillips 0, Wendel 0, B. Antonsen 2, Simpson 5, Lee 0, Zubrich 3, Lyle 0, P. Antonsen 4, Hargreaves 6, Castillo 0, Clements 1, Roberts 4. Totals: 10 5-10 25.

PROSPECT (42) — Anderson 11, Zeller 4, McCullom 0, Peters 0, King 6, Musard 19, Baker 0, Tanner 2, Bender 0. Totals: 18 4-12 42.

Crook County Christian 10 1 6 8 — 25

Prospect 7 18 10 7 — 42

BUTTE FALLS 45, UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN 37 — At Canyonville, Felicia Ferguson and Beth Sutfin had double-doubles to lead Butte Falls in the Canyonville Christian Academy Tournament.

Ferguson finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Sutfin had 11 points and 17 rebounds for the Loggers.

Butte Falls also received 12 points and six steals from Karlee Stephenson.

Umpqua Valley Christian (37) — Pittam 2, Hawkins 2, Robinson 2, Chappell 0, Zerbach 12, Harding 8, Free 9, Bentley 2. Totals: 13 4-10 37.

Butte Falls (45) — Stephenson 12, A. Ferguson 2, Kirkpatrick 2, Myers 0, F. Ferguson 12, Driskell 6, Sutfin 11. Totals: 20 4-11 45.

Umpqua Valley Christian 11 12 8 6 —37

Butte Falls 13 14 8 10 —45

3-point goals — Umpqua Valley Christian 7 (Zerbach 4, Harding 2, Free 1). Butte Falls 1 (Stephenson 1). Fouled out — Driskell, Harding.