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South girls prevail in MLK Showcase

STOCKTON, Calif. — South Medford used a scintillating third quarter to separate from Rio Linda and post a 77-62 win in the Martin Luther King Showcase on Saturday morning.

The Panthers (11-3), ranked fourth in the Class 6A media poll, used 22 points and 14 rebounds from senior Jasmin Falls and 15 points apiece from Ula Chamberlin and Jonnay Foote to earn the hard-fought nonconference victory.

South Medford, which hosts North Medford at 7 p.m. Wednesday, trailed by three points at halftime but outscored Rio Linda 21-8 in the third quarter to gain the momentum for good.

“I thought Jonnay’s energy was just kind of the catalyst for us really picking up the tempo of the game in the third quarter,” said South Medford head coach Tom Cole. “It was her best game of the season by far. She had a number of steals in the third quarter and also contributed 6 points in that quarter.”

Panthers senior Julissa Tago contributed 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds and Lauren Orndoff scored 13 points. Chamberlin also had eight assists and three steals and Foote managed four steals and four assists.

Falls continued her pivotal play in the post in the absence of 6-foot junior Hannah Washington, who suffered a broken foot one week ago.

“This is her third straight game where she’s put up big numbers offensively and really anchored what we were doing in the paint and clearly on the boards,” said Cole. “Jaz has really stepped up and she was strong again today.”

Alexis Zimmerman had 20 points to pace Rio Linda (10-7) and Brandy Huffhines scored 15.

SOUTH MEDFORD (77): Chamberlin 15, Johnson 0, Orndoff 13, Foote 15, Tago 12, Falls 22. Totals: 35 6-9 77.

RIO LINDA (62): Zimmerman 20, Daniels 0, Huffhines 15, Cook 0, Porter 6, Clayten 8, Bryant 8, Powell 3, Morrison 0. Totals: 23 8-16 62.

South Medford;25;14;21;17;—;77

Rio Linda;21;21;8;14;—;62

3-point goals — South Medford 1 (Orndoff 1), Rio Linda 8 (Zimmerman 4, Huffhines 1, Porter 2, Clayten 1). Technical foul — Rio Linda bench.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 33, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 29: At Eugene, Cascade Christian senior Tiani Alvarez scored nine points and Emily Stephens added seven points and 12 rebounds in the nonconference win at Northwest Christian University.

Abbey Alexander added seven points and Sarah Johnston had six rebounds for the Challengers (2-10).

Mikiah Tatlock had 15 points for Horizon Christian (2-13).

HORIZON CHRISTIAN (29): Lubben 2, Caron 5, Tatlock 15, Larsen 7, Brazie 0. Totals: 12 3-6 29.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (33): Plankenhorn 2, Alvarez 9, Alexander 7, Brown 3, Stephens 7, Rineman 2, Payne 2, Johnston 1. Totals: 11 10-19 33.

Horizon Christian;10;9;4;6;—;29

Cascade Christian;5;12;8;8;—;33

3-point goals — Horizon Christian 2 (Tatlock 2), Cascade Christian 1 (Alvarez 1).

BUTTE FALLS 32, GILCHRIST 23: At Butte Falls, Katie Munsell had 21 points and six steals for Butte Falls during Mountain Valley League action.

Destinee Ault recorded eight points and 10 rebounds and Munsell went 8-for-8 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help the Loggers (5-7, 1-5 MVL) pull away. Gilchrist (4-10, 2-4) trailed 17-8 at halftime before rallying to tie the game in the final frame.

RV ADVENTIST 48, TRIAD 28: Hannah Wood had 18 points and Ashton Petray 11 points and seven rebounds for Rogue Valley Adventist during Mountain Valley League action.

Savannah Zamora recorded 11 points and five steals for the Red Tail Hawks (11-3, 5-1 MVL), who led 25-18 at halftime against Triad (6-7, 2-3).

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 56, PROSPECT 25: At Klamath Falls, Prospect dropped to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the Mountain Valley League.

Hosanna Christian improved to 6-10, 1-6 in conference.


CASCADE CHRISTIAN 50, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 41: At Eugene, Brandon Winter had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Carson Cochran added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cascade Christian during nonleague action at Northwest Christian University.

Trenton Palmer added four points and six assists for the Challengers (11-3), who led 21-20 at halftime against Horizon Christian (9-6).

HORIZON CHRISTIAN (41): Olson 0, Lubben 2, Tillema 7, Egger 9, Schiele 2, Wakefield 0, Wyatt 3, Sprauer 6, Boone 0, Prinzing 12. Totals: 16 7-9 41.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (50): Palmer 4, Dunn 0, Wheeler 0, Morse 6, McLemore 4, Hadley 0, Flores-Alatorre 2, Cochran 16, Winter 18, Schaan 0. Totals: 17 11-14 50.

Horizon Christian;9;11;10;11;—;41

Cascade Christian;12;9;15;14;—;50

3-point goals — Horizon Christian 2 (Tillema 1, Wyatt 1), Cascade Christian 5 (Morse 1, McLemore 1, Cochran 3).

TRIAD 60, RV ADVENTIST 42: Nathaniel James had 15 points and Trevor Haugen added 11 for host Rogue Valley Adventist in the Mountain Valley League loss.

Jared Cumbee added seven points and four assists for the Red Tail Hawks (7-7, 3-3 MVL), who were undone by a second quarter that saw Triad (8-7, 4-2) outscore them by 15 points.

GILCHRIST 66, BUTTE FALLS 43: At Butte Falls, Wil Bateman scored 14 points and Jimmy Kinyon grabbed 13 rebounds for Butte Falls in the Mountain Valley League game.

Butte Falls (2-9, 1-6 MVL) trailed Gilchrist (9-5, 4-2) 26-22 at halftime.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 77, PROSPECT 38: At Klamath Falls, Sean Derr had 12 points and nine rebounds for Prospect in the Mountain Valley League contest.

Jarred Gaines added nine points and seven rebounds for the Cougars (5-11, 3-4 MVL), who trailed Hosanna Christian (13-2, 6-0) 41-23 at halftime.