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Tornado falls prey to Hornets

North Medford showed tremendous poise in battling back against Henley but the Black Tornado girls basketball team couldn’t seal the deal Tuesday in nonleague action at North Medford High.

Henley, which placed fourth in the Class 4A state tournament last year, built a 12-point lead in the second quarter before North Medford finally got going and trimmed its deficit to six at the break behind a late 3-pointer from Lexi Hall.

The Black Tornado (1-2) stormed out of halftime with a 14-4 surge in the third quarter to take the lead and held a four-point lead with 31⁄2 minutes to go before the veteran Hornets ultimately rallied in their season opener.

“I’m really proud of our effort,” said North Medford head coach Tim Karrick. “They kind of got the best of us in the last couple minutes but it was a nip-and-tuck game. They just did a good job of executing down the stretch.”

Savannah Bumgardner had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals to pace the Tornado, and Maggie Freeman added 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Britanny Kochenderfer had 18 points and Natalie DeLonge 13 for Henley (1-0), which returns all but two players from last year.

HENLEY (44) — Mathis 6, Whisler 0, Kochenderfer 18, Mueller 7, DeLonge 13, deHoop 0, O’Connor 0, Haigh 0. Totals: 13 15-29 44.

NORTH MEDFORD (38) — Martin 2, Ross 2, Bumgardner 15, Karrick 3, Hall 5, Hamilton 0, Freeman 11, Fossen 0. Totals: 16 5-10 38.

Henley;14;8;4;18;—;44

North Medford;8;8;14;8;—;38

3-point goals — Henley 3 (Mathis 2, Kochenderfer 1), North Medford 1 (Hall 1). Fouled out — Bumgardner.

JV result — Henley won.

SOUTH MEDFORD 105, ENTERPRISE 82: At Redding, Calif., South Medford sophomore Lauren Orndoff poured in a career-high 31 points to go with seven rebounds and junior Julissa Tago narrowly missed out on a triple-double in the nonconference victory.

Tago finished with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the second-ranked Panthers (4-1), who withstood foul troubles to fend off their California foes.

Keyari Sleezer added 18 points, four rebounds and three assists and Andee Ritter had her best game since returning from injury with seven assists and 11 points, including a pair of momentum-changing 3-pointers in the second half.

Jasmin Falls added nine points and seven rebounds, while Khamira Sanders poured in 42 points to pace Enterprise.

SOUTH MEDFORD (105) — Williams 4, Tago 27, Johnson 5, A. Ritter 11, K. Ritter 0, Orndoff 31, Sleezer 18, Falls 9, Washington 0. Totals: 41 18-25 105.

ENTERPRISE (82) — Gray 13, Sanders 42, A. Franks 2, Hill 8, Briggs 4, K. Franks 5, Cooper 8. Totals: 26 26-44 82.

South Medford;27;29;15;34;—;105

Enterprise;15;24;18;24;—;82

3-point goals — South Medford 5 (A. Ritter 3, Sleezer 2), Enterprise 4 (Gray 3, Sanders 1). Fouled out — Falls, Hill.

JV result — Enterprise won.

BEND 34, GRANTS PASS 32: At Bend, Grants Pass was unable to hold a fourth-quarter lead as Bend outscored the Cavers 7-2 in the final frame to earn the nonleague win.

Skylie Brummett had nine points and Molly Torgerson added eight for Grants Pass (0-2), while Amanda Tobey pulled in eight rebounds and Jacque Luaders had four rebounds, six assists and eigth steals.

Sophia Jackson had 13 points for Bend (2-1).

GRANTS PASS (32) — Brummett 9, Torgerson 8, Miller 5, Johnson 4, Dinkle 4, Luaders 2, Tobey 0, LaPan 0, Musser 0, Wise 0. Totals: 14-45 2-2 32.

BEND (34) — Fettig 0, Wheeler 2, Hadley 0, Scott 0, Evert 1, Roath 0, Olson 4, Petrie 0, Cunningham 0, Parker 2, A. Jackson 8, Kinkade 2, Robinson 0, S. Jackson 13. Totals: 13 8-12 34.

Grants Pass;15;8;7;2;—;32

Bend;10;11;6;7;—;34

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2-18 (Brummett 1, Miller 1).

ASHLAND 45, HIDDEN VALLEY 31: At Ashland, Sierra Webster led Ashland with 10 points and teammate Michaela Dunn added nine in the nonconference victory.

Georgia Williams added eight points for Ashland (2-1), which opened an 18-0 lead through one quarter. The Grizzlies next play Mazama on Thursday in the Crater Tournament.

HIDDEN VALLEY (31) — Krusemark 6, Heeter 5, Ottosen 5, McGuinness 4, Eells 4, Larson 3, Sarganis 2, Schiavone 2. Totals: 12 6-15 31.

ASHLAND (45) — Webster 10, Dunn 9, Williams 8, Suckles 6, Read 6, Honeycutt 2, Rooney 2, Brookins 2, Altig 0, Teixeira 0. Totals: 19 7-12 45.

Hidden Valley;0;11;9;11;—;31

Ashland;18;9;16;4;—;45

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 1 (Krusemark 1).

GOLD BEACH 64, ROGUE RIVER 49: At Gold Beach, Kortney Moore led Rogue River with 16 points while freshman guard Bobbie Rideout contributed 12 points. Anjelica Pamplona added 10 points for Rogue River (1-2) in the loss.

Gold Hill’s (2-0) Savanna Rucker had 17 points.

ROGUE RIVER (49) — Moore 16, Rideout 12, Pamplona 10, Smith 8, M. Worthington 3, K. Worthington 0, Lamar 0, Emerson 0, S. Worthington 0. Totals: 16 15-25 49.

GOLD BEACH (64) — Rucker 17, Hancock 10, Clifford 9, B. Allen 8, Landau 6, Timeus 6, Mickelson 4, Newdall 3, Riders 1, S. Allen 0, Turner 0. Totals: 25 9-21 64.

Rogue River;9;7;11;23;­—;49

Gold Beach;22;25;9;11;—;64

3-point goals — Rogue River 2 (Moore 1, Smith 1). Gold Beach 5 (Rucker 3, Mickelson 2). Fouled out — K. Worthington, S. Allen.

BUTTE FALLS 39, GLENDALE 24: At Glendale, Butte Falls sophomore Katie Munsell had 12 points, nine steals and two assists and junior Raleigh Weaver added 11 points and nine rebounds to help the Loggers improve to 3-0.

Hanna Kuykendall scored eight points and Shawna Creech added five points and five assists for Butte Falls.