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Late run lifts Ashland to 19th straight win

KLAMATH FALLS — Mazama has managed to stay close with the Ashland girls basketball team the last few meetings.

On Friday, however, the third-ranked Grizzlies used a 9-0 burst with six minutes to play to take control and claim their 19th straight win with a 61-45 victory over the Vikings.

During that spurt, Ashland's Allison Gida came up with three straight steals and Brenna Heater had another to break the game open.

"We struggled over here the last time we played them," said Ashland coach Steve Farley. "We got after them in the second half (tonight), came out and pressured and forced some turnovers."

In the first half, the Grizzlies (19-2, 8-0 SSC) had a difficult time feeding the ball into their posts, Heater and Natalie Del Carlo.

When the Vikings fell behind, they switched to a full-court press defense with hopes of forcing Ashland into turnovers. But Mazama's plan backfired, opening up Heater in the post and allowing lanes to the basket for Kelsey McKinnis, which helped Ashland run away with a 25-16 advantage in the fourth quarter.

"We picked up the tempo of the game (in the second half), which I think favored us to get some easy buckets," said Farley. "Kelsey had a heyday getting to the rim in the second half."

McKinnis netted a game-high 21 — eight in the fourth — to go with four assists and four steals. Ashland had 10 steals as a team.

Heater scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half while collecting 11 rebounds and a pair of steals.

ASHLAND (61) — McKinnis 21, Heater 17, Del Carlo 2, Gida 13, Petitt 3, Siebenlist 2, Zare 0, Silbowitz 0, Pavich 2, Van Vleck 1. Totals: 27 5-12 61.

MAZAMA (45) — Saltenberger 14, Hunter 2, MacPhee 0, Miller 4, Groves 4, Jones 5, Garrett 7, Grigsby 9. Totals: 17 9-19 45.

Ashland 14 11 11 25 — 61

Mazama 8 11 10 16 — 45

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Petitt 1, McKinnis 1), Mazama 2 (Saltenberger 2).

JV result — Ashland won.

KLAMATH UNION 49, EAGLE POINT 41 — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point committed 27 turnovers and was outscored 16-4 in the fourth quarter as Klamath Union rallied for the SSC win.

The Eagles (4-16, 1-8 SSC) held a two-point advantage with just under three minutes to play before the Pelicans fought back to grab a two-point edge with 18 seconds remaining. Eagle Point had a chance to tie but missed two free throws.

Klamath Union (3-13, 2-6 SSC) made 8 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter and 16 of 36 overall to pull away late.

Eagle Point's Taylor Hagy scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Teneea Baker added 11 points.

Katie Choukalos had 15 points and Paige Halloway scored 10 for the Pelicans.

KLAMATH UNION (49) — Choukalos 15, Gilbert 7, Halloway 10, Witcraft 6, Roberts 2, Woodley 9, Doshier 0, Walker 0, Luther 0, Kellom 0. Totals: 16 16-36 49.

EAGLE POINT (41) — Schipman 2, Hagy 13, Leaf 4, Baker 11, Desavedo 6, Wyatt 1, Dale 4, Henderson 0, Hedrick 0, O'Conner 0, Rasor 0. Totals: 14 13-23 41.

Klamath Union 10 9 14 16 —49

Eagle Point 13 13 11 4 —41

3-point goals — Klamath Union 1 (Gilbert 1). Fouled out — Gilbert, Leaf, Desavedo.

JV result — Klamath Union won.

Skyline Conference

PHOENIX 49, ILLINOIS VALLEY 18 — At Cave Junction, Kelsey George scored 16 points and had nine steals, four assists and four rebounds to lead Phoenix to a Skyline win over Illinois Valley.

Terra Fry added 10 points and five rebounds for the Pirates, who shot 17-for-32 from the floor in the second half to outscore the Cougars 36-8.

The win improves the Pirates to 8-3 in the Skyline Conference and 13-8 overall.

PHOENIX (49) — Baker 2, Ke. George 16, Helm 5, Ka. George 2, Smith 7, Fry 10, Passante 7, Singleton 0, Tally 0, Main 0. Totals: 22 4-10 49.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (18) — Huntamer 2, Hults 6, R. Yeoman 4, Allan 4, Cleman 2, K. Yeoman 0, Cotta 0, Farr 0, Kaderline 0, Tausaga 0. Totals 7 2-2 18.

Phoenix 7 6 16 20 —49

Illinois Valley 8 2 4 4 —18

3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Passante 1), Illinois Valley 2 (Hults 2).

JV result — Phoenix won.

HENLEY 57, NORTH VALLEY 28 — At Merlin, Sierra Patzke and Taylor Wallace each tallied 14 points to lead Henley to the Skyline Conference victory.

Becky Egli's 10 points led North Valley, which fell behind 29-12 at halftime.

HENLEY (57) — Patzke 14, T. Wallace 14, Poetsch 2, Matheson 2, C. Wallace 8, Waugh 10, Carlton 3, Reed 4. Totals 21 11-19 57.

NORTH VALLEY (28) — Egli 10, Ni. Goens 6, Ellis 2, Na. Goens 3, Robles 2, Giesen 5. Totals 11 6-16 28.

Henley 17 12 14 14 — 57

North Valley 7 5 11 5 — 28

3-point goals — Henley 4 (Patzke 4).

JV score — Henley 42, North Valley 30.

Mountain Valley League

HOSANNA 52, BUTTE FALLS 32 — At Butte Falls, Kim Shaw and Kaylen Justman each scored 13 points to lead Hosanna past Butte Falls.

Karlee Stephenson and Annie Ferguson led Butte Falls (15-10, 6-6 MVL) with eight points each in the loss.

HOSANNA (52) — Shaw 13, Justman 13, Ronnande 9, Matchett 7, Griggs 6, Crawford 2, K. Anderson 2, Barnes 0, Kippinger 0, Chonister 0, Howard 0, A. Anderson 0. Totals: 23 5-16 52.

BUTTE FALLS (32) — Stephenson 8, A. Ferguson 8, F. Ferguson 7, Kirkpatrick 6, Sutfin 3, C. Garote 0, Myers 0, B. Garote 0. Totals: 14 2-6 32.

Hosanna 12 13 9 18 —52

Butte Falls 9 9 11 3 —32

3-point goals — Hosanna 1 (Justman 1), Butte Falls 2 (Stephenson 2). Fouled Out — K. Anderson, Sutfin.

PROSPECT 49, PAISLEY 46, OT — At Prospect, Catherine Anderson had a game-high 22 points, Jen King added 13 and the two each scored four in overtime to vault Prospect over Paisley.

Anderson also had six assists, seven rebounds, four steals and drilled three 3-pointers for the Cougars, who began the extra frame on a 6-0 run, putting the contest out of reach.

Prospect (11-9, 4-8 MVL) also received eight boards from King and eight points, five rebounds and four steals from Shianne Tanner. Alexis Zeller added five assists and six steals.

PAISLEY (46) — Landenberger 0, Jaques 0, Matee 1, Negus 21, O'Leary 11, Chiono 2, Weems 3, McKay 7, Batbold 0. Totals: 16 5-14 46.

PROSPECT (49) — Anderson 22, King 13, Zeller 2, Baker 0, Peters 4, Tanner 8. Totals: 18 8-17 49.

Paisley 14 13 7 6 6 — 46

Prospect 11 10 8 10 9 — 49

3-point goals — Paisley 8 (Negus 6, O'Leary 2), Prospect 3 (Anderson 3). Fouled out — Peters.