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Hot-shooting Phoenix pounds St. Mary's

PHOENIX — Phoenix found an offensive groove against St. Mary's in nonconference girls basketball Tuesday.

The Pirates jumped out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 54-25 victory at the Phoenix High gym.

"It was one of those breakout shooting nights for us," said Phoenix coach Randy Kirkland. "We knocked down our open shots."

The Pirates (3-4) were 22-for-48 (46 percent) from the field.

Freshman Danielle Smith paced Phoenix with 18 points, while Kelsey George and Chelsea Passante added 14 each.

Phoenix came out on fire — hitting 10 of its first 14 shots — in the opening quarter. Smith, Passante and George scored six points each as Phoenix took a 23-5 first-period advantage.

Senior Terra Fry failed to score but was a defensive stopper and led the Pirates with nine rebounds.

George added six steals and four assists.

St. Mary's (7-2) was paced by senior guard Whitney Adderson's eight points.

The Pirates outrebounded the Crusaders, 39-29.

"It was the first time all season we outrebounded an opponent," said Kirkland.

ST. MARY'S (25) — V. Valdez 4, W. Adderson 8, K. Adderson 4, Picknell 2, Bates 1, Volk 2, Bladek 2, Steinsiek 2, Williams 0, D. Valdez 0, Street 0, Gross 0. Totals: 8 7-12 25.

PHOENIX (54) — Ke. George 14, Tally 4, Helm 4, Smith 18, Passante 14, Baker 0, Ka. George 0, Scowden 0, Main 0, Fry 0. Totals: 22-48 7-9 54.

St. Mary's 5 9 4 7 — 25

Phoenix 23 11 8 12 — 54

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (W. Adderson 2), Phoenix 3 (Passante 3).

JV score — St. Mary's 47, Phoenix 38.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 40, ROGUE RIVER 30 — At Brookings, Kara Miller had 26 to lead Brookings-Harbor past Rogue River (3-4).

Miller, a 5-foot-10 senior post, scored 22 points in the second half as Brookings-Harbor pulled away.

Facing a zone defense, Rogue River had a difficult shooting night, near 20 percent, and went scoreless in the second quarter.

Senior post Shawna Hamre led Rogue River with eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Rogue River senior wing Ashley Phillips had four steals to go along with three points.

ROGUE RIVER (30) — Hamre 8, Smith 6, Phillips 3, Caschera 6, Reyes 4, Updegraff 3, Cauble 0, Turnham 0. Totals: 12 6-12 30.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (40) — Goergen 2, Hernandez 4, Hannan 2, Miller 26, Juarez 6, Ochoa 0, Keys 0. Totals: 14 12-27 40.

Rogue River 6 0 12 12 — 30

Brookings-Harbor 6 5 11 18 —40

JV result — Brookings-Harbor won

SUTHERLIN 45, NORTH VALLEY 40, OT — At Sutherlin, North Valley's Lauren Crawford netted a game-high 19 points, but her Knights could only muster one point in overtime as Sutherlin rallied for the nonconference victory.

The Knights managed an 18-12 lead at the break after limiting Sutherlin to just two points in the second quarter. But Sutherlin rallied in the final period to force the extra frame.

Destiny Cowan led Sutherlin's balanced scoring attack with 13 points and Sierra Terrel-Perez chipped in 12.

NORTH VALLEY (40) — Crawford 19, Giesen 8, Goens 6, Swanson 5, Ellis 1, Robles 1. Totals: 15 9-16 40.

SUTHERLIN (45) — Cowan 13, Terrel-Perez 12, Bennett 9, Weber 4, Garcia 3, Hutchings 2, Gilman 2, Holts 0, Evans 0, Mendenhall 0, O'Fay 0. Totals: 16 13-21 45.

North Valley 9 9 6 15 1 — 40

Sutherlin 10 2 7 20 6 — 45

3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Swanson). Fouled out — Ellis, Garcia.

JV score — Sutherlin 43, North Valley 23.

GRANTS PASS 69, NORTH EUGENE 13 — At Grants Pass, Amber Franko scored a season-high 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and four assists to guide Grants Pass in the rout.

North Eugene went just 4-for-43 from the field and made only 4 of 12 from the free-throw line. The Cavers took the advantage on the glass with a 41-20 edge.

Chelsey Chamberlain dropped in 15 points and Gabby Randall added 11 for the Cavers (5-1), which received nine rebounds, two blocks, two assists and four points from Natasha Torgerson.

NORTH EUGENE (13) — Huff 5, Wilson 4, Knight 3, T. Ficek 1, Kimball 0, Virde 0, Wiltz 0, Dehaven 0, M. Ficek 0, Harvey 0. Dunn 0. Totals: 4-43 4-12 13.

GRANTS PASS (69) — Franko 16, Chamberlain 15, Randall 11, Henry 6, Wonsyld 3, Pittman 6, Pepperling 4, Loffer 2, Stephenson 2, Torgerson 4. Totals: 29-51 10-17 69.

North Eugene 3 4 5 1 — 13

Grants Pass 21 20 14 14 — 69

3-point goals — North Eugene 1 (Knight 1), Grants Pass 1 (Chamberlain 1).

JV result — Grants Pass 50, North Eugene 37.

ASHLAND 59, MADRAS 30 — At Madras, Brenna Heater flourished against a smaller Madras interior, compiling 21 points, six blocks and four steals as Ashland earned the nonconference victory.

The Grizzlies (7-2) collected 27 steals, seven coming from Allison Gida, who also contributed 12 points and four assists.

Ashland took a 13-point lead into the break, then built its advantage to 25 heading into the final period.

Natalie Del Carlo and Kelsey McKinnis tossed in 11 points apiece, and McKinnis also had four steals for the Grizzlies. Heidi Siebenlist added six steals.

ASHLAND (59) — Heater 21, Contreras 0, Del Carlo 11, Gida 12, Petitt 0, McKinnis 11, Siebenlist 2, Silbowitz 0, Pavlich 0, Van Vleck 2. Totals: 24 8-16 59.

MADRAS (30) — Danzaka 5, Graybad 4, Ahern 4, Made 4, Smith 3, Haugen 2, Wahnetah 4, Lewtwiker 0, Olney 4. Totals: 10 10-17 30.

Ashland 19 9 19 12 — 59

Madras 6 9 7 8 — 30

3-point goals — Ashland 1 (McKinnis 1).

JV result — Ashland won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 44, GLIDE 42 — At Glide, Andi Vondra's tip-in with 50 seconds left was the go-ahead basket that put Cascade Christian up for good in a slim conference victory over Glide.

Vondra's putback made it 44-42 Challengers, then Glide sealed its fate with a late turnover.

Alena Cesaro's 10 points paced the Challengers (4-4, 1-0 Sunset), who overcame a 1-for-12 showing from the free-throw line.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (44) — Cesaro 10, Barlow 9, Cason 8, Vondra 4, Sellers 4, Sha 4, Blodgett 3, Case 2, Ballard 0, Kelly 0. Totals: 21-44 1-12 44.

GLIDE (42) — Garrison 12, Nelson 8, Schiermeister 8, Hatley 7, Bryant 5, Gilbreath 2, Standish 0, Schaeffer 0, Rushby 0. Totals 16-37 10-17 42.

Cascade Christian 14 9 8 13 — 44

Glide 11 8 16 7 — 42

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

JV score — Cascade Christian 43, Glide 39.