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Crater takes over second place with win

CENTRAL POINT — Crater took a major step in securing second place in the Southern Oregon Hybrid with a 44-31 victory over Grants Pass in girls basketball Tuesday.

The two teams were tied for second place entering the contest. Crater (13-6) is 6-3 to Grants Pass' 5-4, and the Comets have won two of the three meetings with the Cavers, giving them a tiebreaker edge.

Crater has three conference games to play. Its other two losses in the SOH were to top-ranked South Medford.

"There are a few more to go and we're not going to rest until we know we're there for sure," said Thomas.

The Comets opened a first-quarter lead of seven points but couldn't put Grants Pass away until the fourth.

The Caver defenders were a handful inside.

"Their staff does a very good job with them defensively," said Thomas. "If you're playing Grants Pass, you'd better be ready for a physical game around the glass. We were literally getting beat up on the offensive glass, and you can't do that against good teams because it continues to give them hope and momentum."

Crater's play underneath was better after halftime, and the Comets protected the ball against an active GP defense.

Kelly Ferris had 12 points for Crater, making 5 of 10 field goals and both free throws. She also had four rebounds and two steals.

Freshman Courtney Setzer had 10 points, five rebounds and two steals, and Kasidy Cobb, moved to point guard following a season-ending injury to Beth McNichols, had nine points, six assists, two blocks and a steal.

GRANTS PASS (31) — Edgar 16, Bice 9, Miller 2, Jordan 2, Phillips 2, Henderson 0, Davidson 0, Theriau 0, Pittman 0, Luker 0, Dean 0. Totals: 13 5-9 31.

CRATER (44) — Ferris 12, Setzer 10, Cobb 9, Hampson 5, Owen 3, Gavin 2, Young 2, Bascom 1, B. Heard 0, Scott 0, Guthrie 0, M. Heard 0. Totals: 16 10-12 44.

Grants Pass 5 6 11 9 — 31

Crater 12 5 8 19 — 44

3-point goals — Crater 2 (Hampson 1, Cobb 1).

JV score — Crater 39, Grants Pass 32.

SOUTH MEDFORD 70, ROSEBURG 19 — At Roseburg, top-ranked South Medford clinched at least a tie for the Southern Oregon Hybrid championship behind a 20-point effort from Kylie Towry.

The defending SOH champion Panthers (20-0, 9-0 SOH) jumped out to a 12-0 lead and were never threatened.

South junior point guard Yaremi Mejia added 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The Panthers received nine points, seven rebounds and five steals from Ashley Bolston and Tess Picknell provided seven rebounds, six assists and three blocks to go with nine points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (70) — Towry 20, Mejia 13, Bolston 9, T. Picknell 9, Tago 8, Vargas 8, Morris 2, Sleezar 1, Sprang 0, Ritter 0. Totals: 27 6-10 70.

ROSEBURG (19) — R. Picknell 4, Backen 3, M. Chong 3, Baumgartner 2, K. Chong 2, Griggs 2, Roy 2, Fox 1, Humphry 0, Estrada 0, Jackson 0. Totals: 6 7-12 19.

South Medford 22 23 12 13 — 70

Roseburg 6 3 2 8 — 19

3-point goals — South Medford 8 (Mejia 3, Towry 2, Vargas 2, Bolston 1).

JV result — South Medford won.

ASHLAND 44, EAGLE POINT 31 — At Ashland, Sarah Kasiah had 14 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots as Ashland wrapped up the championship of the two-team Class 5A SOH.

The Grizzlies (12-9, 2-0 SOH) beat the Eagles (3-16, 0-2) for the second straight time. They play once more.

Georgia Williams grabbed seven rebounds for the Ashland, while Taylor Zehren had five steals and Sadie Kasiah four steals.

The Eagles got 11 points from Alexia Hall and 10 from Vanessa Pena. Casie Johnson had 10 rebounds.

EAGLE POINT (31) — Hines 2, Pena 10, Cowden 0, May 6, Hall 11, Nielsen 0, Johnson 2. Totals: 12-34 5-10 31.

ASHLAND (44) — Shulenberger 5, Sad. Kasiah 6, Sar. Kasiah 14, Minor 4, Williams 6, Zehren 5, Pavlich 2, Thornton 2. Totals: 20-58 2-7 44.

Eagle Point 7 3 8 13 — 31

Ashland 13 11 10 10 — 44

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2-6 (Hall 2), Ashland 2-7 (Shulenberger 1, Sar. Kasiah 1). Fouled out — Johnson.

KLAMATH UNION 64, PHOENIX 53 — At Klamath Falls, Kasey Hamilton had a hot shooting night for Phoenix and the Pirates trailed by just one entering the final period.

Hamilton, a sophomore forward, scored 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting. Erika Marshall added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Pirates (9-12, 3-6 Sky).

Jackie Gardner scored 19 points to lead Klamath Union (15-7, 6-3).

PHOENIX (53) — Ramirez 8, D. Tally 5, Hamilton 14, Marshall 12, Toney 5, B. Tally 4, Brown 5, McAlister 0. Totals: 20 11-30 53.

KLAMTH UNION (64) — Stoliker 3, Gardner 19, Glassow 10, Mie 5, Armstrong 11, Porter 12, Burns 4, Rice 0, Horn 0, Hayden 0. Totals: 23 18-29 64.

Phoenix 5 15 19 14 — 53

Klamath Union 13 16 11 24 — 64

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Ramirez 2). Fouled out — D. Tally, Marshall.

JV result — Klamath Union won.

HENLEY 51, NORTH VALLEY 32 — At Merlin, after a rough first quarter, North Valley played fourth-ranked Henley tough in the Skyline game.

The Hornets (18-3, 9-0 Sky) outscored North Valley (5-17, 1-8) 19-3 in the first quarter, then just 32-29 the rest of the way.

The Knights, who got 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists from Kenzie Schmoll, had only 13 turnovers. Makayla Sanders, North Valley's lone senior, had five rebounds and three assists.

HENLEY (51) — Morgan 16, Fahner 10, Scholer 9, Parker 6, Olden 5, DeLonge 3, Patterson 2, Dehoop 0, Kochenderfer 0, Mueller 0. Totals: 22 6-9 51.

NORTH VALLEY (32) — Schmoll 15, D'Arpino 6, McElheran 4, Sanders 2, Scott 2, Mohr 2, Wolsey 1, Gronholm 0, Werner 0, Dart 0. Totals: 13 6-13 32.

Henley 19 5 14 13 — 51

North Valley 3 6 12 11 — 32

3-point goals — Henley 1 (Scholer).

JV score — Henley 64, North Valley 22.

MAZAMA 44, HIDDEN VALLEY 21 — At Murphy, senior wing Jenna King scored 18 points but was only one of two players to score for Hidden Valley, which dropped its 10th straight game.

The Mustangs (2-21, 1-8 Sky) led 11-10 at halftime.

Hidden Valley had 18 of its 28 turnovers in the second half, which helped Mazama (19-4, 7-2) pull away.

MAZAMA (44) — Reynolds 11, Totten 4, Morris 12, Valenta 10, Mallams 2, Smith 2, Fausk 3, Ture 0, Oosterman 0. Totals: 20 2-4 44.

HIDDEN VALLEY (21) — Hansen 3, King 18, Lambert 0, Taylor 0, Waggoner 0, Goree 0, Harmon 0. Totals: 7 4-6 21.

Mazama 7 3 15 19 — 44

Hidden Valley 2 9 5 5 — 21

3-point goals — Mazama 2 (Reynolds 1, Valenta 1) Hidden Valley 3 (King 3). Technical foul — Mazama coach.

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 42, LAKEVIEW 27 — Cascade Christian's Jordan Martinez scored 13 points and the Challengers clinched the Southern Cascade Hybrid championship.

Meghan Higday had eight points, seven rebounds and three assists, Katie Aguilar seven points and six rebounds and Kelsey Cochran seven points for Cascade Christian (15-9, 6-1 SCH).

LAKEVIEW (27) — Bryant 7, Frederick 4, Reese 2, Pennington 4, Sims 6, Staub 4, Powell 0, Nicholl 0, Arcularius 0, Murphy 0. Totals: 8 7-11 27.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (42) — Aguilar 7, Cochran 7, Martinez 13, Hunt 4, Zimmerer 2, M. Britton 1, Higday 8, Jessee 0, K. Britton 0, Kinney 0, Brown 0. Totals: 18 2-3 42.

Lakeview 4 8 6 9 — 27

Cascade Christian 10 15 8 9 — 42

3-point goals — Lakeview 2 (Bryant 2), Cascade Christian 4 (Martinez 2, Cochran 1, Aguilar 1).

JV result — Lakeview won.

ST. MARY'S 49, ILLINOIS VALLEY 28 — St. Mary's freshman Rose Alvarez compiled 14 points, seven steals and five assists and sophomore sister Emily Alvarez added 10 points and six steals to lead the Crusaders (16-6, 5-3 SCH).

Kimberly Crow scored eight points for the Cougars (3-17, 0-7).

ILLINOIS VALLEY (28) — T. Frederick 4, Householder 0, Barker-Cortrecht 2, S. Frederick 2, Brooks 0, LaFlamme 0, Wellen 4, Augustadt 4, Dixon 2, Crow 8, Burns 2, Vidales 0. Totals: 11 6-19 28.

ST. MARY'S (49) — DeBoer 3, E. Alvarez 10, Console 5, R. Alvarez 14, Harrie 2, Martin 6, Juncal 7, Vasey 0, Weiland 0, Eaton 2, Rothfus 0. Totals: 21 4-14 49.

Illinois Valley 9 8 2 9 — 28

St. Mary's 11 12 16 10 — 49

3-point goals — St. Mary's 3 (R. Alvarez 2, Juncal 1). Fouled out — LaFlamme.

JV result — St. Mary's won.

LOST RIVER 46, ROGUE RIVER 43, OT — At Merrill, Lost River edged Rogue River despite Alli Ehrhardt's 29-point, 18-rebound effort in nonconference play.

Alexis Turner's deep 3-pointer from the left corner with 12 seconds to go sent the game into overtime. Krista Sites scored all five of Lost River's points in OT, including a successful three-point play that put the Raiders on top for good.

Ehrhardt scored 24 of her 29 in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and finished with four assists. Her 18 rebounds is a career high.

Emily Roldan had eight points for the Chieftains (15-8), who raced out to an 11-3 lead but, after a poor second quarter, trailed by as many as 13 in third.

ROGUE RIVER (43) — Lee 4, Ehrhardt 29, Coulter 2, Roldan 8, Taylor 0, Lamar 0, Pamplona 0, Angeletti 0. Totals: 16 5-10 43.

LOST RIVER (46) — Turner 10, Mantanona 5, Parks 6, Swartout 18, Paschke 2, Sites 6. Totals: 17 6-11 46.

Rogue River 11 4 12 14 2 — 43

Lost River 10 14 8 9 5 — 46

3-point goals — Rogue River 6 (Ehrhardt 4, Roldan 2), Lost River 6 (Turner 3, Mantanona 1, Parks 1, Swartout 1).

JV score — Lost River 30, Rogue River 20.