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Enterprise rallies to down Panthers

CONCORD, Calif. — One day after playing its best game of the season and showing signs of growth, the South Medford girls basketball team reverted to its youthful tendencies.

South squandered a four-point lead in the final minute Saturday, losing 59-57 to Enterprise of California in the premier Emerald Division of the West Coast Jamboree.

The freshman-heavy and senior-less Panthers (6-5) were stung by untimely turnovers that led to a 3-pointer by Mary Phan, cutting their lead to one, and then a traditional three-point play by Jordan Matthews that turned out to be the winning score.

South had a good shot at a layup seconds prior to the final buzzer but missed.

It was the second time this season the Panthers led the Hornets (12-1) in the final minute of regulation and failed to pull out a victory.

“We learned a painful lesson again today on how to close out a game,” South coach Tom Cole said. “It’s just part of the growing pains.”

Junior forward Ula Chamberlin finished with a game-high 21 points for the Panthers, while freshman guard Kaili Chamberlin added 14 points and junior guard Bella Pedrojetti scored 11.

ENTERPRISE (59): Saechao 3, Matthews 11, Whetstone 3, Archibald 10, Gray 2, Stephens 2, Burke 13, Phan 9, Cooper 6. Totals: 22 9-17 59.

SOUTH MEDFORD (57): K. Chamberlin 14, Coleman 2, U. Chamberlin 21, Schmerbach 0, Pedrojetti 11, Fish 5, Perry 4, Laupola 0. Totals: 21 9-13 57.

Enterprise;8;14;13;24;—;59

South Medford;14;7;20;16;—;57

3-point goals — Enterprise 6 (Saechao 1, Whetstone 1, Burke 1, Phan 3), South Medford 6 (K. Chamberlin 2, U. Chamberlin 1, Pedrojetti 2, Fish 1).

MARIST 35, NORTH MEDFORD 34: At Lake Oswego, Marist outscored North Medford 4-2 in a defensive grinder of a fourth quarter, as the two teams both went scoreless over the final two minutes in the Nike Shootout at Lake Oswego High.

Senior post Megan Fossen, who finished with a game-high 17 points, missed on the shot on the final possession for the Black Tornado (6-6), which led by nine at halftime.

Emma McKenney and Lauren Eagen scored eight apiece for the Spartans (8-2).

NORTH MEDFORD (34): Ersepke 4, Baker 6, Karrick 5, Wells 0, Drysdale 2, Graff 0, Fossen 17. Totals: 12 8-11 34.

MARIST (35): Williams 5, Cary 0, Stephenson 0, Elliott 2, Doerr 2, McKenney 8, Ficek 5, Johnson 5, Eagen 8. Totals: 13 5-9 35.

North Medford;12;15;5;2;—;34

Marist;11;7;13;4;—;35

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Karrick 1, Fossen 1), Marist 4 (Williams 1, McKinney 1, Ficek 1, Johnson 1).

GRANTS PASS 58, RIDGEVIEW 34: At Bend, Alyssa Etheridge scored 12 points and Ahdra Klingler added 10 as Grants Pass posted its second victory in three games at the Les Schwab Holiday Oregon Hoopsfest.

The Cavers (8-4) opened up a 48-17 lead over Ridgeview entering the final period.

GRANTS PASS (58): Etheridge 12, Padgett 3, Gaither 8, Lingo 3, Ay. Klingler 4, Williams 2, Ah. Klingler 10, Rucker 0, Bruner 8, Nola 2, Yount 2, Durrant 2. Totals: 18 18-31 56.

RIDGEVIEW (34): Hartford 0, Sargent 0, Troutman 4, Pinkerton 4, Loving 4, Nelson 2, Jeter 9, Love 5, Cannon 2, Clark 4, Martin 0, Snyder 0. Totals: 12 8-15 34.

Grants Pass;14;16;18;10;—;58

Ridgeview;8;6;3;17;—;34

3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Etheridge 1, Gaither 2, Lingo 1), Ridgeview 2 (Loving 1, Love 1). Fouled out — Pinkerton.

CRATER 51, SOUTH UMPQUA 39: At Murphy, Crater senior guard Sydney Gray kicked it into gear in the second half to help Crater recover from a slow start in the third-place game of the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament at Hidden Valley High.

Gray rallied the Comets (9-1), who trailed 21-19 at halftime, with 13 of her game-high 20 points in the second half. Gray added five rebounds and four steals.

Because the Comets attacked North Valley’s zone, they capitalized on a 24-6 advantage from the free throw line.

Crater junior post Nehkyah Ellis contributed seven points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, while Alexus Woodard provided 11 points and nine rebounds.

SOUTH UMPQUA (39): McCall 0, Lind 0, Brown 0, Vermillion 7, Gray 4, Pires 4, Kinney 5, Kelly 0, Rudy 17, Griffin 0. Totals: 14 6-7 39.

CRATER (51): Westbrock 0, Idiart 4, Van Hook 0, Ryerson 2, Robison 3, Gray 20, Ellis 7, Bowers 4, A. Woodard 11, Young 0. Totals: 12 24-33 51.

South Umpqua;13;8;5;13;—;39

Crater;8;11;14;18;—;51

3-point goals — South Umpqua 3 (Rudy 3), Crater 1 (Robison 1, Gray 1, Ellis 1). Fouled out — Brown.

FALL RIVER 50, EAGLE POINT 36: At Grants Pass, Fall River, of McArthur, Calif., shot 42 free throws while fouling out Eagle Point’s two starting post players, and Eagle Point was unable to recover from a sluggish start while struggling with turnovers in the Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament.

Senior forward Odalis Rincones scored 11 for the Eagles (5-4), who cut the lead to seven in the third quarter but couldn’t get any closer.

Senior team captain Madison Corder finished with a game-high 18 points for the Bulldogs (11-3).

EAGLE POINT (36): Hogan 1, Monroe 2, Flores 6, Burgess 5, Swanson 4, Rincones 11, Meerten 2, Hart 7, Torres 0, Lawler 0. Totals: 12 12-23 36.

FALL RIVER (50): Corder 18, Osborn 3, Markum 3, McKinlay 10, Prehouse 6, Betz 7, Leighton 3, Maier 0. Totals: 16 16-42 50.

Eagle Point;3;11;13;9;—;36

Fall River;16;7;14;13;—;50

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Burgess 1, Rincones 1), Fall River 2 (Corder 1, Markum 1). Fouled out — Meerten, Hart.

THE DALLES 42, ASHLAND 26: At Corvallis, cold-shooting plagued Ashland in the third-place game of the Crescent Valley Tournament.

After trailing 21-9 at halftime, the Grizzlies (2-7) made a push early in the third quarter but couldn’t sustain an effective attack.

Ashland’s Malia Rodriguez and Nina Munson combined for 11 points.

THE DALLES (42): Hoylman 0, Miller 6, Thomasian 15, Taylor 0, Lebreton 6, Finn 11, Belanger 0, L’Alualo 2.

ASHLAND (26): Altig 2, Voskes 4, Sollinger 4, Barnes 2, Gorringe 2, Munson 5, Elder-Hammond 1, Summers 0, Rodriguez 6, Abel 0.

The Dalles;8;13;9;12;—;42

Ashland;4;5;7;10;—;26

3-point goals — The Dalles 1 (Finn 1). Fouled out — Taylor, Summers.

OREGON EPISCOPAL 55, ST. MARY’S 18: At Portland, St. Mary’s had only two starters and seven total players available in a nonleague loss to host Oregon Episcopal.

Emma Ward, a junior forward, had nine points to lead the Crusaders (2-10), who were held to six points through the first three quarters.

Freshman guard Lauren Han scored 14 for the Aardvarks (5-6).

ST. MARY’S (18): Conner 4, McGill 3, Christman 2, Ward 9, Young 0, Dunn 0, Gibbs 0. Totals: 7 4-10 18.

OREGON EPISCOPAL (55): Walters 1, Ruoff 6, Balandi 2, Jhooty 7, Holzman 8, Aaron 4, Borbon 5, Lowell 4, Han 14, Bailey 2, Pontz 2. Totals: 23 7-11 55.

St. Mary’s;4;0;2;12;—;18

Oregon Episcopal;22;7;13;13;—;55

3-point goals — Oregon Episcopal 2 (Holzman 1, Han 1). Fouled out — McGill.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 40, SHERIDAN 38: At Salem, sophomore guard Sophia Ferreira scored 18 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead Cascade Christian at the SAC Holiday Classic at Salem Academy High.

Liz White, a freshman guard, dished out seven assists and Mallory Meilicke had three steals for the Challengers (7-8)

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (40): Willard 9, Meilicke 8, L. White 1, Ferreira 18, R. White 4, Miller 0, Reed 0. Totals: 14 8-14 40.

SHERIDAN (38): VanZant 11, Ellis 11, Buckhoff 3, Kasmen 2, Williams 7, Paul 4, Wofford 0, Gaurdiola 0. Totals: 14 6-14 38.