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Cavers' Torgerson torches Liberty in triumph

HILLSBORO — Natasha Torgerson scorched Liberty for 16 points, and the Grants Pass girls basketball team kicked off the season with a 47-35 preseason victory Monday.

The Cavers (1-0) were in control with a 31-18 halftime advantage and were never threatened after the intermission.

Torgerson accounted for two of the Cavers' three 3-pointers and chipped in four steals and two blocked shots.

Heather Wonsyld chimed in for seven points and seven rebounds for the Cavers, and Stephanie Pepperling provided a defensive boost with five steals to accompany her six-point evening.

Grants Pass 18 13 9 7 — 47

Liberty 12 6 12 5 — 35

GRANTS PASS (47) — Wonsyld 7, Pepperling 6, Aguilera 2, Loffer 9, Stephenson 2, Torgerson 16, Soares 5, Lebby 0, Lathen 0. Totals: 18 8-15 47.

LIBERTY (35) — Tsai 6, Johnson 6, Colebrook 2, Hamel 4, Elliot 8, Misa 0, Aldrink 4, Elnwaller 1, Roby 4, Russell 0. Totals: 13 5-8 35.

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Torgerson 2, Loffer 1), Liberty 4 (Elliot 2, Johnson 1, Tsai 1).

NORTH VALLEY 50, ROGUE RIVER 42 — At Rogue River, in her debut for North Valley, Jacquie Nicholson poured in a game-high 14 points as the Knights bested Rogue River in a preseason opener.

Nicholson, a transfer from Hidden Valley, notched 10 of her 14 in the third quarter for the Knights (1-0), who received 11 points from Taylor Vandehey.

The Chieftains (0-1) were led by Sabrina Smith's nine points, seven rebounds and four steals. Shawna Turham tossed in nine points for Rogue River.

North Valley 9 15 12 14 — 50

Rogue River 11 6 8 17 — 42

NORTH VALLEY (50) — Ni. Goens 4, Na. Goens 2, Robles 4, Reinhart 4, Vandehey 11, Ellis 3, Crawford 2, Fray 6, Nicholson 14, Brown 0. Totals: 22 6-15 50.

ROGUE RIVER (42) — Lara 2, Ehrhardt 4, Turnham 9, Coulter 2, Smith 9, Maxey 7, King 5, Fricke 4, Cullota 0, Summers 0. Totals 16 9-19 42.

3-point goals — Rogue River 1 (Maxey).

JV score — North Valley 56, Rogue River 31.

Boys Basketball

MAZAMA 50, HENLEY 47 — At Klamath Falls, Jordan Rose and Drew Millsap scored 18 and 13 points, respectively, for Mazama, which claimed the preseason contest against host Henley.

Trailing 38-37 entering the fourth quarter, the Vikings (1-0) went on an early run and led by as many as eight.

The Hornets (0-1) received 15 points — including three 3-pointers — and five rebounds from Zach Fahner while Austin Lesueur contributed 10 points and nine boards.

Mazama 10 15 12 13 — 50

Henley 9 17 12 9 — 47

MAZAMA (50) — Rose 18, Millsap 13, Mawsan 4, Jackson 9, Saltenberger 3, Mathis 3, Anderson 0, Swann 0. Totals: 17 15-25 50.

HENLEY (47) — Brewster 7, Fahner 15, Mueller 7, Herr 4, Lesueur 10, Myers 4, Verling 0. Totals: 16 11-22 47.

3-point goals — Mazama 1 (Mathis), Henley 4 (Fahner 3, Mueller 1). Fouled out — Lesueur, Fahner.

JV result — Henley won.