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McNary hands North Medford its first loss

KEIZER — North Medford had host McNary on the ropes in nonconference girls basketball Tuesday.

But the Celtics rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to hand North Medford its first loss of the season, 43-38.

“They just executed better than us down the stretch,” said North Medford coach Tim Karrick. “They got better shots and took better care of the ball. They finished the game like they needed to to get the win.”

The loss negated an outstanding performance by North sophomore guard Maggie Freeman, who went for 22 points.

The Black Tornado (5-1) trailed early against the Greater Valley Conference squad, but Freeman keyed a big second-quarter burst that had North finish the half on a 13-0 run to take a one-point lead at intermission.

Freeman had eight points in the period.

“(Freeman) really picked her game up in the second quarter,” said Karrick. “We increased the tempo and pushed the ball. She got some points in transition and distributed the ball.”

North battled McNary (6-1) even on the boards, with each team pulling down 21. Megan Fossen had 11 rebounds for the Black Tornado.

“We competed hard and left it all on the court,” said Karrick. “I like the way our girls battled back against a real quality team. There are some things we can take from this game that will help us down the road.”

NORTH MEDFORD (38): Lane 0, Ross 0, Bumgardner 5, Karrick 7, Hamilton 0, Freeman 22, McLemore 0, Fossen 4. Totals: 13 10-19 38.

MCNARY (43): Doutt 4, Montano 0, Hingston 13, Flores 13, Hunter 5, Strand 7. Totals: 18 4-9 43.

North Medford;5;15;11;7;—;38

McNary;13;6;12;12;—;43

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Freeman 2), McNary 2 (Hingston 1, Flores 1).

JV result — North Medford won.

WILSONVILLE 47, ASHLAND 17: At Corvallis, sophomore Alex Crane scored eight points but no other Grizzly scored more than four in the Crescent Valley tournament.

Mya Elder-Hammond added four points for the Grizzlies (2-7), who fell behind 28-7 at the half.

ASHLAND (17): Voskes 0, Winner 2, Altig 0, Richardson 1, Crane 8, Miller 0, Hayes 0, O’Connor 2, Elder-Hammond 4, Kolar 0. Totals: 7 3-11 17.

WILSONVILLE (47): Morris 2, Kimball 8, Burke 4, Welberg 0, Bynum 8, Classen 3, McNiel 10, Trese 6, Pritchett 4, Rowan 2. Totals: 19 5-13 47.

Ashland;3;4;6;4; –; 17

Wilsonville;13;15;11;8; –; 47

3-point goals – Wilsonville 3 (Kimball 1, Classen 1, McNiel 1).

ROGUE RIVER 47, SOUTH UMPQUA 35: At Rogue River, senior Keelie Worthington tallied 13 points for Rogue River in the nonconference win.

The Chieftains (2-5) had 15 assists on their 20 field goals.

Della Birdsall added 10 points for the Chiefs.

SOUTH UMPQUA (35): Davis 2, Brown 2, Kelley 2, Mueller 0, McCall 5, Rudy 22, Lancaster 0, Westbrooks 0, Griffin 2. Totals: 15 5-15 35.

ROGUE RIVER (47): Hamilton 9, K. Worthington 11, Smith 0, Langfield 13, S. Worthington 4, Herinckx , Birdsall 10.: Totals: 20 4-11 47.

South Umpqua; 8;9;11;7;—;35

Rogue River;14;12;11;10;—;47

3-point goals — Rogue River 3 (Hamilton 2, Langfield 1).

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 42, GLENDALE 6: At Glendale, Hannah Wood scored 11 points to lead a balanced attack for Rogue Valley Adventist.

Senior point guard Ashton Petray added nine points and nine steals and Carli Zamora nine points and 10 rebounds for the Red Tail Hawks (6-2),