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North romps past Bend to remain unbeaten

BEND — North Medford girls basketball coach Tim Karrick undoubtedly will be looking at why his team has started slowly in recent games, but he has no qualms with how the Black Tornado keeps finishing.

North Medford fell behind 6-0 to start Saturday's game against host Mountain View and trailed by as many as eight, but the Tornado rallied for a 66-46 nonconference romp.

Saturday's contest was a mirror of Friday's 48-29 win over Bend, with North using a dominant third quarter to secure victory. North Medford outscored Mountain View 16-6 in the third quarter to take a 19-point lead into the fourth.

Sophomore point guard Karissa Dixon helped key North's winning surge by knifing through the Cougar pressure to set up easy baskets for her teammates and herself.

"She did a really good job today of penetrating and dishing off or finishing at the rim," said Karrick. "They used a full-court press the whole time and she broke it down pretty well."

Dixon finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds, while senior post Erica Schultz had another monster game with 27 points and 11 rebounds.

The Tornado (3-0) rallied to take a two-point advantage into the second quarter, then built that edge to 38-29 by halftime.

Jana Parker had a solid all-around effort with 11 points, six rebounds and a couple steals, while fellow senior Kellie Satterfield supplied five rebounds and three steals.

North Medford also received a big boost off the bench from senior Kacie Whitehead, who was pressed into a heavier workload since junior post McKenzie Smith was sidelined by an injury. Whitehead contributed eight points and seven rebounds to offset foul trouble by the Tornado's other post players.

NORTH MEDFORD (66) — Schultz 27, Dixon 14, Parker 11, Whitehead 8, Egge 4, Abeloe 2, Gall 0, Satterfield 0, DeKorte 0, Kummer 0, Wonsyld 0. Totals: 22 22-32 66.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (46) — Mayhew 12, Hofman 6, Doregan 5, Greves 4, Anderson 4, Willey 4, Lend 3, Bartholomew 3, A. Love 3, K. Love 2, Schoenloen 0, Reil 0, Danford 0, VanRussell 0. Totals: 16 13-21 46.

North Medford 16 22 16 13 — 66

Mountain View 14 15 6 11 — 46

3-point goals — Mountain View 1 (A. Love 1). Fouled out — Abeloe, Anderson.

JV score — North Medford 50, Mountain View 34.

BEND 63, SOUTH MEDFORD 61 — At Bend, South Medford fell to 1-1 with the narrow loss to Bend in nonconference action.

The Lava Bears outscored the Panthers 15-9 in the fourth quarter to move ahead.

Brittany Newcomb scored 25 points and Kinzie Towry added 13 for South Medford.

SOUTH MEDFORD (61) — Newcomb 25, Towry 13, Barkle 8, Medina 8, Salisbury 5, Coy 2, Batten. Totals 23 9-12 61.

BEND (63) — Bruening 23, Niebergall 18, Danforth 9, Salazar 4, Schatz 4, Gould 3, Friesen 2, Taylor Boise, Cardwell. Totals 21 18-29 63.

South Medford 15 19 18 9 —61

Bend 17 14 17 15 —63

3-point goals — South Medford 6 (Newcomb 3, Barkle 2, Salisbury 1); Bend 3 (Niebergall 3).

ASHLAND 46, GRANTS PASS 37 — At Grants Pass, Brenna Heater scored 17 points and added nine rebounds and four blocks to lead Ashland to the nonconference win.

Kelsey McKinnis added 15 points for the Grizzlies (3-2), while Allison Gida had 10 points, six assists and four steals.

Kayla Loffer led Grants Pass (3-1) with 10 points.

ASHLAND (46) — Heater 17, McKinnis 15, Gida 10, Siebenlist 2, Pavlich 2, Del Carlo 0, Zare 0, Silbowitz 0, VanVlech 0. Totals: 18 8-10 46.

GRANTS PASS (37) — Loffer 10, Henry 2, Wonsylt 2, Franko 3, Pittman 9, Pepperling 4, Torgerson 7, Chamberlain 0, Stephenson 0. Totals: 15 7-11 37.

Ashland 11 13 12 10 — 46

Grants Pass 10 9 5 13 — 37

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (McKinnis 2).

JV score — Grants Pass 49, Ashland 30.

EAGLE POINT 62, MADRAS 45 — At Madras, after suffering a six-point loss to Madras on Friday, Eagle Point was able to use better ball-handling and shooting to get a win in a rematch at the Madras Tournament.

Taylor Hagy led the Eagles with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Nicole Leaf had 12 rebounds to go with her eight points and five assists.

EAGLE POINT (62) — Hagy 17, Landman 4, Schipman 8, Leaf 8, Hedrick 4, DeVaughn 6, Baker 5, Desavedo 6, Dale 2, Rasor 2. Totals: 25 10-19 62.

MADRAS (45) — Arizmendez 4, Aguilar 2, Gutierrez 7, M. Smith 4, J. Smith 8, Yallup 3, Kaltuskis 6, Wahnetah 2, Spino-McCormack 4, Olney 5. Totals: 18 6-15 45.

Eagle Point 12 17 14 19 — 62

Madras 8 9 13 15 — 45

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (DeVaughn 2), Madras 3 (Gutierrez 1, Yallup 1, Olney 1).

HIDDEN VALLEY 53, MAZAMA 34 — At Klamath Falls, Haley Fikso scored 17 points and Ashley Seal and Jamie Richardson scored 10 points each to lead Hidden Valley (5-0) to the road victory.

The Mustangs turned a tight game after one quarter into a double-digit lead at the break with a 14-2 advantage in the second quarter.

Melissa Jones led Mazama with nine points.

HIDDEN VALLEY (53) — Seal 10, Edwards 2, Richardson 10, Bailey 2, Swanson 8, Figoni 0, Ross 0, Silva 4, Fikso 17, Smith 0. Totals: 24 4-7 53.

MAZAMA (34) — Lawrence 2, Grigsby 7, Newman 0, Garrett 8, Jones 9, Groves 2, Karther 0, McPhee 0, Hunter 2, Saltenberger 4, Hoskins 0, Edwards 0. Totals: 12 8-15 34.

Hidden Valley 14 14 13 12 —53

Mazama 13 2 11 8 —34

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Seal 1), Mazama 2 (Grigsby 1, Saltenberger 1). Fouled out — Richardson.

JV result — Hidden Valley 35, Mazama 26.

BANDON 34, ILLINOIS VALLEY 23 — At Gold Beach, Becky Butler scored 15 points to help Bandon in the Pacific Rim Tournament.

Raesha Yoman led the Cougars with 10 points.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (23) — Huntamer 3, Tausaga 1, Cotta 0, Hults 2, Yeoman, Allan 3, Cleman 4. Total: 34

BANDON (34) — Garrett 0, Rynone 2, M. Torres 4, Berry 2, J. Torres 0, Haueter 2, Butler 15, Valentine 4, Baker 4, Smith1. Total: 34.

Illinois Valley 4 4 6 9 — 23

Bandon 7 6 10 11 — 34

LA PINE 76, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 43 — At La Pine, Megan Glenn, Kassi Conditt and Amanda Blankenship scored 14 points each to lead La Pine in the championship game of its own tournament.

La Pine jumped out to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter and a 45-15 lead at the break.

Sophomore posts Andi Vondra and Becca Sellers led the way for Cascade Christian (2-2). Vondra had 13 points and Sellers eight. Both were named to the all-tournament team.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (43) — Vondra 13, Sellers 8, Blodgett 6, Ballard 6, Cason 2, Kelley 2, Cersao 2, Barlow 4, Sha 0, Case 0, Hallmark 0. Totals: 17 8-17 43.

LA PINE (76) — Glenn 14, Conditt 14, Blankenship 14, Jackson 8, Brown 6, Snyder 6, Ramirez 4, Detwiler 4, Schulz 6. Totals: 34 6-14 76.

Cascade Christian 8 7 10 18 —43

La Pine 23 22 19 12 —76

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 1 (Blodgett). Fouled out — Jackson

JV result: Cascade Christian 39, La Pine 31

ST. MARY'S TAKES THIRD — At Gold Beach, St. Mary's defeated Bandon, 58-48, then scored a 45-26 victory over Brookings-Harbor to finish third at the eight-team Gold Beach Tournament.

Veronica Valdez led the Crusaders (5-1) with eight points, while Nikki Steinsiek added seven points against Brookings.

Against Bandon, Valdez again led the way with 15 points. Kylee Adderson contributed nine points and Katie Bates scored eight.

BANDON (48) — Garrett 6, M. Torres 2, Barry 7, J. Torres 1, Butler 7, Valentine 13, Baker 6, Smith 4, Hauter 0, Rynone 0. Totals: 14 18-28 48.

ST. MARY'S (58) — D. Valdez 2, W. Adderson 5, Steinsiek 4, Street 2, K. Adderson 9, Volk 1, Williams 6, Bates 8, Gross 4, V. Valdez 15, Picknell 1, Bladek 0. Totals: 23 12-25 58.

Bandon 14 14 5 13 —48

St. Mary's 14 18 15 11 —58

Fouled out — J. Torres, Butler.

ST. MARY'S (45) — D. Valdez 3, W. Adderson 2, Steinsiek 7, Bladek 2, Street 2, K. Adderson 4, Volk 4, Williams 6, Bates 2, Gross 3, V. Valdez 8, Picknell 2. Totals: 20 2-5 45.

BROOKINGS (26) — Hernandez 3, Keys 3, Larsson 2, Cannon 5, Miller 6, Jvarez 5, Carrlito 0, Ochoa 0, Woodcock 0. Totals: 11 4-10 26.

St. Mary's 13 15 7 10 —45

Brookings 8 1 8 7 —26

3-point goals — 3 (D. Valdez 1, Steinsek 1, Gross 1).