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South girls steamroll past North

Julissa Tago got top-ranked South Medford off to a fast start and the hot-shooting Panthers never let up en route to an 88-45 home victory against North Medford in Southwest Conference girls basketball Tuesday.

It was South Medford’s 60th consecutive conference victory.

Tago, a junior wing, scored 13 of her game-high 30 points in the opening period as the Panthers (17-4, 10-0 SWC) grabbed a commanding 29-8 lead.

“(Tago) attacked the bucket and really helped spread the floor out,” said South Medford coach Tom Cole.

Tago shot 70 percent from the field in the game on 14-for-20 shooting.

All five Panther starters scored in double figures and Andee Ritter and Hannah Washington posted double-doubles.

Ritter, a senior guard, scored 11 points and dished out 10 assists, while Washington had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Keyari Sleezer provided 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

“Andee is extremely unselfish,” said Cole. “She is a settling presence and can do so many things.”

Lexi Hall paced North Medford (9-11, 4-6) with 11 points.

“The North Medford guards were disciplined and did a good job breaking our press,” said Cole. “We didn’t get a lot of transition buckets.”

South Medford shot 51 percent (32-for-63) from the field.

“The difference tonight was we were very efficient,” said Cole. “We’re continuing to build off our balance and starting to find ways to score from a lot of different positions.”

NORTH MEDFORD (45) — Lane 0, Parker 5, Martin 8, Ross 0, Bumgardner 3, Hall 11, Covington 0, Kuykendall 0, Hamilton 2, Freeman 9, McLemore 3, Fisk 0, Fossen 4. Totals: 17 8-21 45.

SOUTH MEDFORD (88) — Williams 2, Tago 30, Johnson 0, A. Ritter 11, K. Ritter 2, Sleezer 17, Lemons 4, Falls 12, Washington 10. Totals: 32 20-24 88.

North Medford;8;10;13;14;—;45

South Medford;29;15;24;20;—;88

3-point goals — North Medford 3 (Parker 1, Freeman 2), South Medford 4 (Sleezer 1, A. Ritter 2, Tago 1)

JV result — North Medford won.

ROSEBURG 45, GRANTS PASS 35: At Grants Pass, Roseburg prevailed in the Southwest Conference game.

The Indians improved to 14-6 overall, 7-3 in league. Grants Pass dropped to 6-13, 4-6 in conference.

CRATER 51, ASHLAND 33: At Ashland, Cheyenne Scott scored the first eight points of the game, Courtney Setzer had 12 points and nine rebounds and Crater cruised in the Midwestern League contest.

Scott finished with 11 points and Destiny Fahndrich added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Comets (19-1, 9-0 MWL), who outscored Ashland 20-3 in the first quarter.

Georgia Williams had 11 points and four rebounds for the Grizzlies (7-12, 0-9).

CRATER (51) — Gavin 3, Bascom 3, Fahndrich 10, Bean 0, E. Scott 0, Heard 7, Noles 2, C. Scott 11, Berriochoa 1, Ryerson 2, Woodard 0, Setzer 12, Lane 0, Kent 0. Totals: 15 8-17 51.

ASHLAND (33) — Williams 11, Altig 4, Rodriques 0, Elder-Hammond 4, Honeycutt 0, Teixeira 1, Dunn 7, Webster 0, Sukles 4, Crane 2, Read 0. Totals: 12 7-15 33.

Crater;20;14;14;3;—;51

Ashland;3;3;13;14;—;33

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Scott 2, Gavin 1), Ashland 2 (Williams 1, Dunn 1).

Technical Fouls — Ashland bench, Ashland coach Hafner.

MAZAMA 65, PHOENIX 19: At Phoenix, Bailee Talley had 10 points and five rebounds for Phoenix during Skyline Conference play.

Alexis De La Torre added seven points and ten rebounds for the Pirates (5-16, 1-8 Sky), who committed 35 turnovers.

Mercedez Paschal had 19 points for Mazama.

MAZAMA (65) — Smith 2, Thompson 17, Hall 2, Lease 11, Paschal 19, Debrosa 3, Williams 4, Benson 7, Juhle 0, Mcneilly 0. Totals: 28 4-6 65.

PHOENIX (19) — Talley 10, De La Torre 7, Wallack 2, Barger 0, MacLennan 0, LaNier 0, Burns 0. Totals: 8 3-9 19.

Mazama;19;13;17;16;—;65

Phoenix;6;4;4;3;—;19

3-point goals — Mazama 5 (Lease 2, Thompson 1, Paschal 1, Debrosa 1).

ST. MARY'S 43, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 26: Rose Alvarez scored 14 points, Meg Vasey added 10 points and St. Mary's kept pace with Lakeview for first place in the Southern Cascade League with the triumph.

Dakotah Rothfus had seven points, including a pair of key steals and layups to start the fourth quarter for the Crusaders (12-10, 6-1 SCL).

Sarah Miller scored nine points for Cascade Christian (5-14, 2-4).

ST. MARY'S (43) — Hough 1, Alvarez 14, Vasey 10, Juncal 6, Rothfus 7, Birmingham 5, Miller 0, Lara 0, Austin 0, Clement 0. Totals: 18 4-13 43.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (26) — Alvarez 3, Brown 8, Morse 2, Miller 9, Payne 4, Kammerzell 0, Zimmerer 0. Totals: 10 5-8 26.

St. Mary's;8;7;14;13;—;43

Cascade Christian;6;8;7;7;—;26

3-point goals — St. Mary's 2 (Alvarez 2), Cascade Christian 1 (Miller 1).

LAKEVIEW 66, ROGUE RIVER 36: At Rogue River, senior guard Anjelica Pamplona went for a game-high 23 points in a losing effort for Rogue River in the SCL home game.

Lakeview (16-3, 6-1 SCL) had too much height and athleticism for the Chieftains (8-15, 2-6).

Rogue River junior forward Larissa Hamilton pulled down a team-best nine rebounds.

Amanda Arcularius and Delaney Hall had 19 points each for the Honkers.

LAKEVIEW (66) — Hall 19, Reese 2, Warner 2, Arcularius 19, McKenzie 2, Barry 0, A. Conley 2, Cahill 5, M. Conley 0, Maita 5. Totals: 34 2-7 66.

ROGUE RIVER (36) — Hamilton 0, K. Worthington 0, M. Worthington 0, Moore 9, Rideout 1, Pamplona 23, Smith 2, S. Worthington 2. Totals:

3-point goals — Lakeview 6 (Arcularius 3, Hall 1, Crumine 1, Maita 1), Rogue River 4 (Pamplona 4).

JV score — Lakeview 61, Rogue River 28

ILLINOIS VALLEY 46, PROSPECT 42: At Prospect, Lakota Sizemore led Prospect with 19 points and seven rebounds in the nonconference game.

Julia Latona added 10 points for Prospect (6-15).

Allison Primeau scored 15 points, Aundrea Miller 12 points and Victoria Johnson 10 points for Illinois Valley (9-13), which led 27-20 at halftime.

CHILOQUIN 43, BUTTE FALLS 28: At Chiloquin, Raleigh Weaver had 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Butte Falls during Mountain Valley League action.

Shawna Creech recorded seven points, five rebounds and four steals for the Loggers (12-10, 7-6 MVL).