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GIRLS BASKETBALL: South Medford falls to California power

HONOLULU — South Medford’s girls basketball team knew it had its hands full facing St. Mary’s of Stockton, California, in the semifinals of the Nike Iolani Classic Friday, but all things proved equal for the opponents through one quarter on the island.

With the score tied 11-all heading to the second quarter, however, St. Mary’s showed exactly why it has been one of the top programs in the West as the Rams extended their defense, as well as a lead, en route to a 62-47 triumph.

“We played smart in the first quarter,” said Panthers head coach Tom Cole, “and then we just turned the ball over too many times in the second quarter, which really hurt us going into halftime being down by nine points (32-23). Then we came out flat in the third quarter and it just got away from us.”

South Medford junior Kaili Chamberlin had 11 points and 12 rebounds, while junior Toni Coleman had 11 points and six steals and senior Bella Pedrojetti added nine points in the loss.

The Panthers will play either host Iolani or Mater Dei of California at 7:30 p.m. Pacific today in the third-place final.

South Medford committed 24 turnovers against St. Mary’s, and Cole said that proved to be the difference.

“They were just pressing and trapping and they had a lot of length and a lot of quickness,” said the coach, “and we just don’t get an opportunity to see a lot of teams of that caliber so there’s not a lot of learning time to get adjusted. And when you make too many mistakes against a team like that, it will cost you.”

Sophomore Sierra Logue added 12 rebounds, six blocks and six points for the Panthers, and junior Emma Schmerbach had seven points.

Amaya Oliver, a 6-foot-2 senior wing, had 23 points to lead St. Mary’s.

SOUTH MEDFORD (47): Chamberlin 11, Coleman 11, Dillard 0, E. Schmerbach 7, Pedrojetti 9, Logue 6, Coley 0, Dahlin 0, Stone 3, Teague-Perry 0, T. Schmerbach 0. Totals: 18-52 7-16 47.

ST. MARY’S (62): Perry 2, Amaya Oliver 23, Sherman 9, Vasquez 11, Anderson 0, Gotico 0, Lee 0, Owens 12, Lewis 5. Totals: 21 12-23 62.

South Medford11121410— 47

St. Mary’s11211713— 62

3-point goals — South Medford 4 (Coleman 1, Pedrojetti 1, Chamberlin 1, Stone 1), St. Mary’s 8 (Oliver 1, Sherman 1, Vasquez 3, Owens 3).

MCMINNVILLE 66, NORTH MEDFORD 44: North Medford’s Hannah Drysdale went for 17 points and 11 rebounds, but McMinnville’s strong start was too much for the Black Tornado to overcome.

Jazmyne Wells added nine points for North Medford (0-4).

MCMINNVILLE (66): Boggs 11, Galan 9, Sorenson 10, Elkins 2, Arzner 24, Hyder 8, Bliven 2, Angevine 0, Franklin 0, Manson 0. Totals: 27-51 8-15 66.

NORTH MEDFORD (44): Ersepke 4, Wells 9, Weaver 3, Christiansen 2, Chavez 2, Drysdale 17, Ross 4, Richardson 0, McNamee 0, Seney 0. Totals: 15-46 10-21 44.

McMinnville17211712— 66

North Medford912812— 44

3-point goals — McMinnville 4 (Boggs 1, Arzner 2, Hyder 1), North Medford 1 (Wells).

JV result — McMinnville won.

DOUGLAS (Nev.) 56, GRANTS PASS 31: At Minden, Nev., Taylynn Kizer led all scorers with 24 points, lifting host Douglas High of Nevada to a nonleague victory as Grants Pass continues its journey through the state.

The Cavers (1-3) trailed by only one point at halftime but Douglas erupted with 37 points in the second half behind Kizer and Riley Mello (13 points).

Isabel Lopez and Emily Rund each scored nine points to lead Grants Pass, while Camdyn Bruner added seven points in the second game of a three-day road trip.

GRANTS PASS (31): Lopez 9, Rucker, 2, Childers 0, Mock 0, Rund 9, C. Bruner 7, Teagle 4. Totals: 12 3-8 31.

DOUGLAS (56): Cadiaga 2, Tarkanian 3, Batcher 2, Galiett 4, Butalon 2, M. Bertalone 0. Doerr 6, Kizer 24, Mello 13. Totals: 20 2-2 56.

Grants Pass71194— 31

Douglas7121522— 56

3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Lopez 1, Rund 3), Douglas 7 (Tarkanian 1, Kizer 3, Mello 3).

CRATER 51, MAZAMA 38: At Klamath Falls, Teya Amidei erupted for 17 points behind three 3-pointers and added four assists and three rebounds to lift Crater to the nonleague victory over 4A Mazama.

The Comets (3-0) blew open the game with a 22-point second quarter built on the defensive rebounding and quick outlet passing of Kayana Woodard (12 rebounds) and Madison Dutkiewicz, who finished with six points, two steals and five rebounds.

Mazama dropped to 1-4.

CRATER (51): Gugliotta 2, Hanson 0, Hirsch 7, Robison 0, Amidei 17, Waters 1, Stidham 4, Dutkiewicz 6, Woodard 8, Young 6. Totals: 19 8-10 51.

MAZAMA (38): Clemens 7, Charkins 2, Romander 12, Lease 3, Baley 3, Spoon 2, Gilmore 9, Albers 0, Jeffrey 0, Hamilton 0. Totals: 13 10-19 38.

Crater822912— 51

Mazama66917— 38

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Amidei 3), Mazama 4 (Clemens 1, Romander 2, Lease 1).

JV score — Crater 59, Mazama 26

EAGLE POINT 56, HENLEY 54, OT: At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point’s Andrea Flores scored a game-high 15 points and made a quick basket in overtime and the Eagles held on to win the back-and-forth contest.

Flores, who also grabbed 15 rebounds, began the extra period with a breakaway layup that put the Eagles (2-1) ahead 53-51 before closing out Henley with defense and free throw shooting.

The Eagles had the lead in the fourth quarter until Henley’s Kinzie Nelson knocked down a pair of late 3-pointers, including the game-tying trey with six seconds remaining.

Hailey Burcham added 12 points and Kacy Whitman 10 for the Eagles, who picked up five points and eight rebounds from Alyssa Swanson.

EAGLE POINT (56): Hogan 7, Nielsen 2, Flores 15, Whitman 10, Burcham 12, Swanson 5, Sked 3, McCornack 2, Balero 0. Totals: 21 12-29 56.

HENLEY (54): Loney 10, Melsness 5, Cheyne 11, Sharp 6, Peterson 3, Nelson 9, Badker 10. Totals: 19 11-15 54.

Eagle Point7181795— 56

Henley111514113— 54

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Burcham 1, Hogan 1), Henley 5 (Cheyne 3, Nelson 2). Fouled out — Swanson, Cheyne, Loney.

JV result — Henley won.

PHOENIX 79, WOODBURN 41: At Phoenix, Josie Bolstad led a balanced Phoenix attack with 32 points and 17 rebounds, propelling the Pirates to the nonleague victory.

Bolstad was also backed on the boards by Delani Parent, who pulled down 13 rebounds, as the Pirates (3-0) outrebounded Woodburn, 51-24.

Phoenix guard Lola Lumbreras generated 16 points, six assists and three steals while Crisal Tellez produced 10 points and eight rebounds. Phoenix dealt out 15 assists overall and forced 23 turnovers with 13 steals.

WOODBURN (41): A. Kent 10, Salinas 2, Flores 0, Barajas-Contreras 6, Cabrera 0, Christiansen 3, T. Kent 4, Neshem 11, Cruz-Bogarin 2, Kalugin 3, Zepeda 0. Totals: 13 11-18 41.

PHOENIX (79): James 6, Skaff 9, Hernandez 0, Lumbreras 16, Bolstad 32, Tellez 10, Jackson 3, Champion-Blazio 0, Parent 3. Totals: 34 8-22 79.

Woodburn101399— 41

Phoenix29181715— 79

3-point goals — Woodburn 4 (Barajas-Contreras 1, Neshem 3), Phoenix 3 (Skaff 1, Lumbreras 1, Jackson 1).

JV result — Woodburn won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 47, PACIFIC/POWERS 41: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian bolted out to a 16-0 lead through one quarter then had to fend off a rally to claim the win in the Holiday Hoops Classic at Hosanna Christian High.

Sophie Ferreira had 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals to pace the Challengers (2-0), who next face Sherman at noon today.

Katelyn Willard added 10 points, Paisley Fish had eight points, three assists and three steals and Liz White contributed seven points and three assists against Pacific/Powers (2-2).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (47): Ferreira 13, Willard 10, Fish 8, White 7, Hagloch 6, Joseph 3, Clark 0, Pierson 0, Sweem 0, Hensley 0. Totals: 20 6-21 47.

PACIFIC/POWERS (41): Blanton 18, Hall 8, Lee 6, Vincent 6, Lang 2, Griffiths 1, White 0. Totals: 16 7-22 41.

Cascade Christian168815— 47

Pacific/Powers016916— 41

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 1 (Willard 1), Pacific/Powers 2 (Lee 2). Fouled out — Fish, White, Lee.

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