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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chamberlin helps South sweep GP

South Medford’s girls basketball team recorded a season sweep over Grants Pass on Tuesday, with the Panthers not at their best but still plenty good enough to secure a 48-35 victory at South Medford High.

Senior standout Ula Chamberlin knocked down six 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points on a night when South Medford didn’t otherwise have its high-scoring prowess.

The host Panthers improved to 19-3 overall and 6-1 in Southwest Conference play, while Grants Pass dropped to 13-8 and 4-3. It was the Cavers’ third loss to South Medford this season.

Shakia Teague-Perry added eight points and Kaili Chamberlin scored seven points, had five rebounds and three steals for the Panthers, who gradually pulled away after leading 25-20 at halftime.

Ahdra Klingler scored 14 points to pace Grants Pass.

GRANTS PASS (35): Rucker 0, Gaither 6, Ay. Klingler 5, Williams 6, Ah. Klingler 14, Rund 2, Bruner 2, Yount 0. Totals: 14 4-10 35.

SOUTH MEDFORD (48): K. Chamberlin 7, Coleman 4, U. Chamberlin 20, Schmerbach 2, Pedrojetti 3, Logue 4, Coley 0, Teague-Perry 8. Totals: 15 11-17 48.

Grants Pass101087— 35

South Medford10151013— 48

3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Gaither 2, Ay. Kllingler 1), South Medford 7 (Pedrojetti 1, U. Chamberlin 6).

JV result — South Medford won

SHELDON 59, NORTH MEDFORD 39: At Eugene, North Medford shot the ball well but so did the Southwest Conference’s first-place squad Sheldon, which owned the glass, leading to more possessions and the victory.

The Black Tornado (8-11, 1-5 SWC) shot 51 percent from the field on 18 of 35 shooting but Sheldon (18-4, 8-0) outrebounded North Medford 28-14 and shot 50 percent from the field on 23 of 46 shooting.

Jane Ersepke paced the Black Tornado with 13 points and Jazmyne Wells pitched in 10.

NORTH MEDFORD (39): Ersepke 13, Wells 10, Baker 2, Weaver 6, Kay. Seney 0, Christiansen 0, Thurman 0, Drysdale 8. Totals: 18-35 3-7 39.

SHELDON (59): Sowers 3, Washington 0, Mirabile 16, Foutz 5, Pierzina 9, Walk 5, Bartram 0, Scurlock 10, Rygg 2, Neuman 7, Sperry 2. Totals: 23-46 8-9 59.

North Medford129135— 39

Sheldon1218209— 59

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Wells 2), Sheldon 5 (Sowers 1, Mirabile 2, Foutz 1, Walk 1).

JV result — Sheldon won.

MAZAMA 38, PHOENIX 22: At Phoenix, sophomore post Josie Bolstad pulled in 11 rebounds to go with her 12 points for Phoenix but 25 team turnovers proved to be the difference in the Skyline Conference contest.

Sandra Hill scored 10 points to pace Mazama (8-12, 3-5 Skyline), which used a 10-4 first-quarter surge to take control against the Pirates (6-16, 0-8).

MAZAMA (38): Clemens 3, M. Lease 7, Hill 10, K. Lease 8, Spoon 2, Jeffrey 2, Albers 6. Totals: 12 12-32 38.

PHOENIX (22): Carrillo 5, Villasenor 0, Christensen 0, Esqueda 0, Skaff 0, Bolstad 12, Tellez 3, Flores 0, Badillo 0, Parent 2. Totals: 9 3-13 22.

Mazama108128— 38

Phoenix4792— 22

3-point goals — Mazama 2 (K. Lease 2), Phoenix 1 (Carrillo 1). Fouled out — M. Lease, Albers, Carillo, Christensen.

JV result — Mazama won.

SUTHERLIN 52, ST. MARY’S 37: St. Mary’s senior Emma Bennion scored 17 points and Ibixica Alvarez added 11 but a cold shooting night put the Crusaders in a bind in the regular-season finale at St. Mary’s High.

The two teams will have a quick turnaround, however, and play again on Thursday in the Far West League playoffs to determine the No. 2 seed from the league. St. Mary’s (12-9, 5-5 FWL) finished third and Sutherlin (12-11, 7-3) was second to Brookings-Harbor, which gets the automatic No. 1 seed to the state playoffs.

Megan Carrillo had 15 points and Jadyn Vermillion added 11 for Sutherlin, which got ahead with an 11-6 edge in the second quarter and then played very deliberately on offense with possessions going as long as two minutes.

SUTHERLIN (52): Ganger 2, Bailey 10, Masterfield 7, Vermillion 12, Carrillo 15, Neilsen 6. Totals: 22 4-11 52.

ST. MARY’S (37): Alvarez 11, Bennion 17, Conner 3, Rothfus 4, Ward 2, Young 0, Lippert 0, Christman 0. Totals: 15 3-7 37.

Sutherlin13111513— 52

St. Mary’s106147— 37

3-point goals — Sutherlin 4 (Bailey 1, Masterfield 1, Vermillion 1, Carrillo 1), St. Mary’s 4 (Alvarez 3, Conner 1).

JV result — Sutherlin won.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR 67, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 40: At Brookings, Cascade Christian wasn’t able to hang with hot-shooting Brookings-Harbor and Lexi Schofield, who dropped in 23 points to claim the Far West League win.

Abigail Alexander produced 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Challengers (7-17, 2-8 FWL), who saw both Emily Stephens and Katelyn Willard go down with injuries in the season finale.

The Challengers also picked up 10 points and eight boards from Sophie Ferreira.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (40): Joseph 1, Quast 8, Alexander 13, Meilicke 0, Clark 0, Ferreira 10, Willard 3, Hagloch 2, Sweem 0, Stephens 3, Hensley 0. Totals: 14 5-13 40.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (67): Fitzhugh 0, Schofield 23, Fulton 6, Davis 0, Crosby 0, James 0, Alexander 14, Olivera 2, Murray 5, Harms 4, Nalls 4, McCrae 7. Totals: 23 13-29 67.

Cascade Christian129109— 40

Brookings-Harbor20142012— 67

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 7 (Stephens 1, Alexander 3, Willard 1, Quast 2), Brookings-Harbor 8 (Schofield 3, Alexander 2, Murray 1, Harms 1, Fulton 1).

ROGUE RIVER 43, BONANZA 42: At Rogue River, Jesse Langfield scored 15 points and Jonwyn Ayres added 11 as Rogue River solidified its hold on a spot in Friday’s Southern Cascade League playoffs during the Chieftains’ regular-season finale.

Rogue River (17-8, 10-4 SCL) built a 38-33 cushion through three quarters but a cautious approach during the fourth quarter almost came back to bite the Chieftains as Bonanza (11-13, 7-7) closed the gap but ultimately couldn’t pull off the comeback.

Depending on Tuesday’s outcomes, Rogue River will be either the No. 2 or 3 seed for Friday’s playoffs at Henley, where No. 1 plays No. 4 and No. 2 plays No. 3. The winners play for state playoff top seeding Saturday.

Kiki Dotson had 14 points for Bonanza.

RV ADVENTIST 32, TRIAD 3: Paris Quave had a strong all-around performance, Rogue Valley Adventist’s defense was in top form and the Red Tail Hawks took a share of the Mountain Valley League title with the victory.

The Red Tail Hawks (19-2, 14-2 MVL) will take on fellow co-champion Hosanna Christian (19-5, 14-2) on Thursday to decide the MVL’s top seed for the state tournament.

Quave went for 15 points, two assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals, while teammate Madelyn Bennett generated 12 points, four assists, five boards and five steals and Savannah Zamora recorded five points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Triad finished its season 6-15 overall and 3-13 in the MVL.

CHILOQUIN 60, PROSPECT 17: At Chiloquin, Prospect dropped to 3-20 overall and 0-15 in Mountain Valley League play with the loss. Chiloquin improved to 13-8 and 11-5.

South Medford's Ula Chamberlin, shown in action earlier this season, led her team with 20 points on Tuesday. [Mail Tribune / Andy Atkinson]