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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chamberlin’s 24 boost South Medford to title

DEL ORO, California — Kaili Chamberlin scored a season-high 24 points and South Medford had a season-low 10 turnovers in winning the championship of the Del Oro Mike Takeyama Classic Saturday, 67-48, over Franklin High of Sacramento, California.

The Panthers (6-2) got off to a fast start and led by 18 in the first quarter against Franklin (10-3). But they lost momentum and most of the lead through lineup changes over the next couple quarters, said coach Tom Cole.

Franklin pulled to within three in the fourth quarter before Sierra Logue helped the Panthers regroup. After South Medford scored for a five-point lead, she stole the ensuing inbound pass and scored to increase the advantage.

“I felt like that was the bucket of the game,” said Cole. “We were really struggling offensively, playing really tight and having bad turnovers. We didn’t get some stops where we needed them and were really kind of rattled. (Logue’s play) just sort of triggered us to have a different sense of urgency.”

The Panthers, ranked third in 6A in Oregon, have played only one home game and doesn’t have another until a couple weeks into January.

After Christmas, they are in a high-level tournament in Portland, the PIL Holiday Classic, and will open against a top team from Tennessee.

“The hardest thing about this year’s schedule is we’re on the road a lot, but more than being on the road is we’re playing quality opponents, and we’ve got to be ready to play,” said Cole.

“We did some good things today and had some learning moments this weekend,” he added.

Logue had seven points and four blocked shots — her season average.

“We haven’t had that in a long time,” said Cole.

Bella Pedrojetti scored 12 points for South Medford and Bella Stone had nine points and three steals.

Tanesha Coley registered eight rebounds and two blocks, Chamberlin added five rebounds and Toni Coleman had four assists and two steals.

FRANKLIN (48): Edinburgh 0, Yee 0, Litt 0, Clark 14, Haynes 1, Reb. Sy 12, Ren. Sy 6, Tai 3, Okodogbe 2, Nguyen 10. Totals: 12-48 17-24 48.

SOUTH MEDFORD (67): Chamberlin 24, Coleman 2, Dillard 2, E. Schmerbach 1, Pedrojetti 12, Logue 7, Coley 6, Dahlin 0, Stone 9, Teague-Perry 4, T. Schmerbach 0, Fealey 0. Totals: 25 13-14 67.

Franklin1218108— 48

South Medford2615719— 67

3-point goals — Franklin 7 (Clark 4, Reb. Sy 2, Ren. Sy 1), South Medford 4 (Chamberlin 3, Stone 1).

FREEDOM 55, NORTH MEDFORD 39: At Napa, Calif., North Medford ran into an offensive buzzsaw in its third game of the Napa Wine Valley Tournament at Napa High and finished in second place to the Oakley, California, school.

The Black Tornado (2-5) had matchup problems with Freedom as they were without post players Hannah Drysdale and Abby Christiansen because of injuries. Jaida Ross (six points) and freshman Brooke Richardson filled in but weren’t able to stop Freedom standout Fanta Jamissa, who scored a game-high 18 points.

Jane Ersepke had 10 points and Kayla Seney seven for North Medford.

FREEDOM (55): Green 2, Moore 7, Gordon 6, Jamissa 18, Zen-Dash 4, LaFrades 8, Ayilose 10. Totals: 25 3-8 55.

NORTH MEDFORD (39): Richardson 1, Ersepke 10, Wells 6, McNamee 4, Weaver 5, Seney 7, Jai. Ross 6, Stewart 0, Jaz. Ross 0, Patell 0, Chavez 0, Hamlinx 0. Totals: 17 3-8 39.

Freedom1910179— 55

North Medford107157— 39

3-point goals — North Medford 2 (Ersepke 1, Seney 1), Freedom 2 (Moore 1, LaFrades 1).

HARRISBURG 53, PHOENIX 38: At Elmira, Josie Bolstad scored nine points and Lola Lumbreras’ half-court buzzer-beater pulled Phoenix within one at halftime, but Harrisburg extended its lead in the third quarter before employing a stalling tactic to secure the win on the final day of the Elmira Tournament.

Kassandra Skaff added eight points and Delani Parent seven for the Pirates (3-3).

HARRISBURG (53): Buzzard 11, Christensen 0, Langley 9, Bucher 10, Cheek 4, Johnson 13, Traw 6. Totals: 22 6-11 53.

PHOENIX (38): James 2, Skaff 8, Lumbreras 6, Bolstad 9, Tellez 6, Jackson 0, Parent 7. Totals: 16 4-12 38.

Harrisburg14111414— 53

Phoenix716105— 38

3-point goals — Harrisburg 3 (Buzzard 2, Langley 1), Phoenix 2 (Lumbreras 2).

DEL NORTE (Calif.) 68, ST. MARYS 49: At Murphy, St. Mary’s Paige Rajagopal led three players in double figures with 17 points, but Del Norte held the Crusaders at bay with a strong finish as the Evergreen Bank Winter Tournament wrapped up at Hidden Valley High School.

Rajagopal added a couple of 3-pointers, and the Crusaders’ Morgan Dole was named player of the game with 13 points. Olivia Lippert added 10 points with a pair of makes from downtown.

St. Mary’s (1-8) took a hit in the second quarter when junior Stella Olson left with a dislocated shoulder.

Del Norte was 21-for-26 from the free throw line and outscored the Crusaders 11-5 in the fourth quarter.

ST. MARYS (49): Lippert 10, Rajagopal 17, Salmon 3, Christman 6, Dole 13, Conner 0, Olson 0, Ashland 0. Totals: 16 12-17 49.

DEL NORTE (68): Brous 6, As. Lenover 6, Stilwell 3, Ledezma 6, Al. Lenover 5, Taylor 14, Wilson 2, Clifton 20, Jackson 6, Grogan 0. Totals: 21 21-26 68.

St. Mary’s1217155— 49

Del Norte21171911— 68

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 5 (Lippert 2, Rajagopal 2, Dole 1), Del Norte 5 (As. Lenover 1, Taylor 4); Fouled out — Conner. Technical foul — Del Norte coach Clifton.

HIDDEN VALLEY 63, EAGLE POINT 32: At Murphy, Eagle Point’s offense fizzled in the second and third quarters, allowing Evergreen Bank Winter Tournament host Hidden Valley to pull away in the final round of the event.

Andrea Flores scored 10 points for the Eagles (3-4), who were outscored by the Mustangs 35-9 over the middle quarters.

The Mustangs’ Kaiah Fisher was the contest’s high scorer with 17 points.

EAGLE POINT (32): Hogan 3, Flores 10, Whitman 4, Balero 4, Swanson 4, Sked 2, McCornack 3, Conte 2. Totals: 15 1-2 32.

HIDDEN VALLEY (63): Powers 4, Noga 7, Steele 14, Hurley 5, Berg 6, Elmore 2, Graham 3, Brown 5, Fisher 17. Totals: 27 4-6 63.

Eagle Point116312— 32

Hidden Valley17171811— 63

3-point goals — Eagle Point 1 (Hogan 1), Hidden Valley 5 (Fisher 1, Graham 1, Berg 1, Steele 1, Noga 1).

JV result — Eagle Point won.

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