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Sheldon squeaks past North Medford

EUGENE — North Medford battled back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a lead against Sheldon but couldn’t finish off the comeback in Southwest Conference girls basketball Friday.

Sheldon (11-5, 4-1 SWC), ranked ninth in the 6A media poll, eked out a 49-47 victory in a matchup of two of the conference’s top three teams.

North, ranked 11th, dropped to 11-4 and 3-2. It was the Black Tornado’s second road game in three days against ranked teams. It lost at No. 4 South Medford, 71-54, Wednesday.

North trailed by eight entering the fourth quarter but went ahead 47-46 with 40 seconds left on a steal and a layup by Savannah Bumgardner — who had a monster game with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

In the last 10 seconds, Sheldon got a basket inside for a one-point lead. After the Irish missed a free throw on the play, North turned the ball over at the other end without getting off a shot. Sheldon tacked on a free throw for the final margin.

“I’m real proud of the effort, playing two of the toughest opponents in our league back-to-back on the road,” said Tornado coach Tim Karrick. “We were down eight and never quit. That’s the way we’ve been this year. No matter what the situation is, we never give up.”

Megan Fossen had eight points and 14 rebounds for North, and Maggie Freeman scored 10.

Autumn Baumgartner scored 21 for Sheldon but had only one point in the second half against the defense of Joanna Ross and M.J. Hamilton.

NORTH MEDFORD (47): Lane 0, Ross 0, Bumgardner 20, Karrick 6, Hamilton 1, Mo. Fossen 0, Freeman 10, McLemore 2, Me. Fossen 8. Totals: 19 7-14 47.

SHELDON (49): Winkler 2, Barclay 0, Miller 0, Hanson 6, Morosky 8, Baumgartner 21, Reinen 6, Green-Brooks 6. Totals: 17 9-13 49.

North Medford;10;15;8;14;—;47

Sheldon;17;15;9;8;—;49

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Karrick 2), Sheldon 6 (Hanson 2, Baumgartner 4).

JV score — Sheldon 53, North Medford 49.

SOUTH MEDFORD 88, SOUTH EUGENE 41: Julissa Tago had 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and Jasmin Falls recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for fourth-ranked South Medford during Southwest Conference play.

Lauren Orndoff had 16 points and 13 assists and Ula Chamberlin added 10 points for the Panthers (13-3, 5-0 SWC), who led 26-8 after the first quarter against South Eugene (2-13, 1-4). South Medford recorded a season-high 30 assists.

SOUTH EUGENE (41): Brown 0, Williams 9, Barrows 0, Cavinee 0, Galloway 9, Stein 1, McAninch 6, Bineham 9, McGowan 7. Totals: 16 7-13 41.

SOUTH MEDFORD (88): Chamberlin 10, O'Brien-Long 8, Johnson 4, Orndoff 16, Foote 0, Jones 0, Falls 24, Tago 26. Totals: 39 4-8 88.

South Eugene;8;13;10;10;—;41

South Medford;26;15;24;23;—;88

3-point goals — South Eugene 2 (Galloway 1, Bineham 1), South Medford 6 (Chamberlin 2, Orndoff 1, Tago 3).

JV result — South Eugene won.

GRANTS PASS 57, THURSTON 36: At Grants Pass, Jacque Luaders and Abi Johnson combined for 25 points in the Southwest Conference victory for Grants Pass.

The Cavers (8-5, 3-2 SWC) jumped on Thurston (3-8, 0-5) early and built a 33-15 halftime lead.

THURSTON (36): Minium 2, Gallup 5, Regas 4, Keefauver 4, Donahoe 10, Landrum 2, Gilbert 7, Annus 0. Totals: 12 11-16 36.

GRANTS PASS (57): Klingler 4, Wise 0, Torgerson 3, LaPan 0, Johnson 13, Musser 2, Luaders 12, Tobey 9, Dinkel 4, Etheridge 6, Kujowski 4. Totals: 23 5-12 57.

Thurston;3;12;11;10;—;36

Grants Pass;13;20;13;11;—;57

3-point goals — Thurston 1 (Gallup 1), Grants Pass 6 (Torgerson 1, Johnson 3, Luaders 2).

SPRINGFIELD 25, CRATER 22: At Springfield, Crater had a four-point lead with around four minutes to go in the contest but a technical foul allowed fourth-ranked Springfield to tie the score and take the Midwestern League contest.

An illegal substitution call on Crater and subsequent technical foul on coach David Heard gave Springfield two free throws — which they made — and possession of the ball.

Evie Kent’s defense on Millers standout post Hannah Eddens helped the Comets carry the lead until the fourth quarter.

Destiny Fahndrich led Crater (11-6, 3-2 MWL) with nine points and eight rebounds.

CRATER (22): Fahndrich 9, E. Scott 2, Heard 3, C. Scott 2, Kent 6, Woodard 0. Totals: 9-23 2-5 22.

SPRINGFIELD (25): Guthrie-Baker 1, Dade 0, Klym 12, Walker 0, Eddens 5, Gonzalez 7, Blackwell 0. Totals: 8-30 9-17 25.

Crater;2;9;7;4;—;22

Springfield;2;4;5;14;—;25

3-point goals — Crater 2 (Fahndrich 1, Heard 1). Technical foul — Crater bench, Crater coach Heard.

JV result — Springfield won.

NORTH EUGENE 68, ASHLAND 29: At Eugene, Kasydie Winner had seven points, five steals and three rebounds for Ashland during Midwestern League action.

Emma Hickman added six points and six rebounds and Mya Elder-Hammond five rebounds and four steals for the Grizzlies (2-13, 0-4 MWL), who trailed 24-2 after the first quarter against North Eugene (13-3, 3-1).

ASHLAND (29): Voskes 0, Winner 7, Altig 6, Hickman 6, Miller 3, Hayes 5, O'Connor 0, Elder-Hammond 2, Rooney 0. Totals: 11 4-10 29.

NORTH EUGENE (68): Keller 3, Baboyan 0, Cowles 0, Gambill 20, Seeley 0, M. Carrier 6, Schmechel 4, O'Malley 8, S. Carrier 22, Campbell 5. Totals: 28 9-10 68.

Ashland;2;12;6;9;—;29

North Eugene;24;19;15;10;—;68

3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Winner 1, Miller 1, Hayes 1), North Eugene 3 (Keller 1, Gambill 2). Fouled out — Winner, Hayes.

JV result — North Eugene won.

CHURCHILL 73, EAGLE POINT 65: At Eugene, Adrienne Wood erupted for 31 points for Eagle Point in the Midwestern League contest.

Eagle Point (4-11, 0-4 MWL) led 35-34 at halftime but Churchill (9-8, 2-3) outscored the Eagles 17-9 in the third quarter to take command.

EAGLE POINT (65): Lilly 5, S. Beal 0, Crowe 6, Wood 31, Alden 0, C. Beal 2, Meerten 7, Hart 14. Totals: 24 13-15 65.

CHURCHILL (73): Moriguchi 0, I. Smith 11, Huey 0, Williams 8, K. Smith 15, Nesbitt 6, Sanders 0, Haugen 15, Bass 10, Nitkowski 8, Husk 0, Kuhl 0. Totals: 23 18-35 73.

Eagle Point;18;17;9;21;—;65

Churchill;17;17;17;22;—;73

3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Wood 4, Crowe 2), Churchill 6 (Haugen 3, Nesbitt 2, I. Smith 1). Fouled out — Meerten, Nitkowski.

JV result — Churchill won.

MAZAMA 70, PHOENIX 29: At Phoenix, Kaylene Ritter poured in 20 points but Mazama’s balanced attack was too much for Phoenix.

The Pirates dropped to 6-11 overall and 0-4 in the Skyline Conference.

MAZAMA (70): Smith 4, M. Lease 2, Hall 9, A. Lease 15, Paschal 14, De La Rosa 5, Williams 4, Benson 13, Coffman 4. Totals: 33 7-16 70.

PHOENIX (29): Burns 4, Ritter 20, Lopez 2, De La Torre 3, Hague 0, Tous 0, Rodriguez 0, Marroquin 0, Orndorff 0, Kentner 0. Totals: 12 4-7 29.

Mazama;18;19;15;18;—;70

Phoenix;6;9;11;3;—;29

3-point goals — Mazama 1 (De La Rosa 1), Phoenix 1 (Ritter 1).

JV result — Mazama won.

ST. MARY'S 55, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 43: Emma Bennion had 15 points and Adrien Birmingham added 12 points for St. Mary's in the Southern Cascade League win.

Ibi Alvarez scored 10 points for the Crusaders (9-8, 2-1 SCL), who trailed 24-19 at halftime before surging ahead in third quarter.

Emily Stephens recorded 11 points and 16 rebounds and Tiani Alvarez had six points and nine assists for the Challengers (2-12, 0-3).

ST. MARY'S (55): Hough 5, Alvarez 10, Bennion 15, Vasey 7, Miller 6, Birmingham 12, Wheelock 0. Totals: 15 7-12 55.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (43): Alvarez 6, Laird 3, Alexander 7, Brown 8, Stephens 11, Rineman 2, Payne 4, Meilicke 2, Plankenhorn 0, Beard 0, Johnson 0. Totals: 12 13-22 43.

St. Mary's;10;9;18;18;—;55

Cascade Christian;9;15;6;13;—;43

3-point goals — St. Mary's 6 (Alvarez 2, Bennion 1, Vasey 1, Birmingham 2), Cascade Christian 2 (Alvarez 1, Alexander 1). Technical fouls — Payne.

LAKEVIEW 42, ROGUE RIVER 14: At Rogue River, Jesse Langfield scored six points for Rogue River in the Southern Cascade League game.

The Chieftains dropped to 3-12 overall, 1-3 in league.

LAKEVIEW (42): Lightle 0, Reese 4, Steward 2, Warner 8, Ramsey 0, Conley 12, Graham 2, Stanton 2, Johnston 8, Nicholls 2, Dunn 2. Totals: 17 2-7 42.

ROGUE RIVER (14): Hamilton 0, K. Worthington 3, Smith 0, Fricke 0, Langfield 6, Howard 0, Reeder 0, S. Worthington 5, Herinckx 0, Birdsall 0. Totals: 5 1-4 14.

Lakeview;11;10;15;6;—;42

Rogue River;5;4;5;0;—;14

3-point goals — Rogue River 1 (S. Worthington 1), Lakeview 2 (Warner 2).

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 61, BUTTE FALLS 27: At Butte Falls, Raleigh Weaver collected 12 points and four blocks for Butte Falls during Mountain Valley League action.

Katie Munsell added nine points and five steals for the Loggers (6-9, 2-7 MVL).