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PREP ROUNDUP: South routs Roseburg in boys hoop opener

Junior Sleezer, shown shooting in 2020 game, helped South Medford top Roseburg. Mail Tribune file photo

South Medford shared the ball as well as it has in a handful of years and a freshman guard led the Panthers in scoring in a season-opening, 81-48 Southern Oregon Conference boys basketball rout of visiting Roseburg Monday.

South Medford got behind 5-0 to start the game, then asserted itself.

“Then we just started playing together,” said coach James Wightman. “We talked about that. We had to play hard and play smart and play together. It can’t be a selfish thing. In the second half, that’s the best we’ve passed the ball around in the last four or five years.”

Jackson Weiland, a 5-foot-10 freshman guard, started in his first varsity game and led all scorers with 20 points. He made four of South Medford’s 12 3-pointers.

His running mate, junior guard Junior Sleezer, added 11 points, while senior wing Jeremy Gaut tallied 16.

“He was solid,” Wightman said of Weiland. “I thought him and Junior in the backcourt together were very, very good. They were tough.”

Weiland doesn’t take many poor shots, said the coach, and plays within himself.

“He told me he was a little nervous,” said Wightman, “and that went away after the first 30 seconds, or on the first possession.”

Sleezer added six assists and two steals, and senior guard Isaiah McNaught had nine points, five rebounds and two steals.

The Panthers outscored Roseburg 21-9 in the second quarter to take a 34-20 halftime lead.

Roseburg got 14 points from Zachary Martin.

ROSEBURG (48): Pinard 5, J. Parker 2, Mendoza 6, Six 6, Fullerton 5, Stedman 2, M. Parker 8, Martin 14. Totals: 16 10-13 48.

SOUTH MEDFORD (81): Weiland 20, Sleezer 11, McNaught 9, Gaut 16, Adams 9, Bloodsaw 5, Pannell 6, Booth 5. Totals: 29 11-19 81.

Roseburg1191513— 48

South Medford13212522— 81

3-point goals — Roseburg 6 (Pinard 1, Fullerton 1, M. Parker 2, Martin 2), South Medford 12 (Weiland 4, Sleezer 1, McNaught 1, Gaut 2, Adams 3, Booth 1). Technical foul — Gaut, Booth.

JV result — South Medford 55, Roseburg 37.

NORTH MEDFORD 66, EAGLE POINT 28: At Eagle Point, North Medford used a balanced offensive attack and sound defense to take command in a season-opening win over Eagle Point.

Tyson Neff, Nick Karrick and Bryce Dyer each tallied 11 points for the Black Tornado (1-0). Dyer also had six rebounds and a pair of assists, and Austin McLean added five points and seven rebounds.

Landon Ellis added eight points and three assists for North Medford, which scored 25 points off of assists.

The Eagles (0-1) were led by Brennen Neyt’s 12 points.

NORTH MEDFORD (66): McLean 5, Ty. Neff 11, Tr. Neff 6, Orozco 2, Karrick 11, Ellis 8, Miller 4, Dyer 11, Goodrich 4, Dominguez 2.

EAGLE POINT (28): Neyt 12, Smith 4, Esquibel 5, Carlton 2, Valdovinos 0, Quintero 2.

North Medford18152310— 66

Eagle Point7858— 28

3-point goals — North Medford 5 (Tr. Neff 2, McLean 1, Ty. Neff 1, Karrick 1), Eagle Point 4 (Neyt 2, Esquibel 1, Quintero 1).

JV result — North Medford won.

CRATER 56, ASHLAND 40: At Ashland, Hunter Chubb poured in 22 points to power Crater in the season debut for both teams.

The Comets, who also picked up 13 points from Colton Vranes and 11 from Kadin Price, had an 18-11 lead at halftime but used a 20-point third quarter to pull away.

Egan Shields paced the Grizzlies (0-1) with 12 points and Hawthorn Lapierre added 11.

CRATER (56): Smith 0, Vranes 13, Acrey 0, Chubb 22, K. Price 2, L. Price 11, Broesder 2, Eaton 2, Grant 4, Lasater 0. Totals: 21 8-15 56.

ASHLAND (40): Coster 8, Lapierre 11, Golden 0, Kimbrough 0, Hilden 6, Stowasser 0, Lehnerz 0, Cooper 0, McNamara 0, Wright 0, Shields 12. Totals: 16 6-8 40.

Crater7112018— 56

Ashland471019— 40

3-point goals — Crater 4 (Vranes 2, Chubb 2), Ashland 2 (LaPierre 1, Hilden 1); Fouled out — Lapierre, Lasater.

Girls Basketball

CRATER 64, ASHLAND 40: At Ashland, Crater hit its stride at both ends of the floor in the second quarter, going on an 11-0 run to pull away.

After the Comets began the game with an 8-0 run, the Grizzles made a run of their own and cut Crater’s lead to 13-10 by the end of the first quarter before tying the game at 13-all early in the second.

The Grizzlies’ run forced Crater to call a timeout, and out of the timeout, the Comets got more aggressive and used 11 straight points to close the frame on a 24-6 run. They went 8-for-8 on free throws and came away with five steals during the surge.

The Comets’ Kate Stidham tallied six of her 13 points in the quarter and also finished with four steals, two rebounds and a pair of assists.

Teya Amidei and McKenzie Hirsch also created plenty of defensive havoc for the Comets. Amidei had six steals to go with her 11 points while Hirsch’s all-around game resulted in nine points, nine rebounds, four steals and four assists.

The Grizzlies (0-1) picked up a game-high 22 points from Jayd Sollinger and 10 points from Kendyl Abel.

CRATER (64): Sizemore 5, Amidei 11, Weaver 6, Hirsch 9, Stidham 13, Waters 3, Dukiewicz 8, Richardson 2, Valencia 0, Gonzalez 0. Totals: 23 17-23 64.

ASHLAND (40): Montgomery 0, Lambert 0, Sollinger 22, Carter 0, Morgan 3, Heiken 2, Sayre 0, Losinski 1, Able 10, Robinson 0. Totals: 14 8-17 40.

Crater13241512— 64

Ashland109129— 40

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Sizemore), Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2).

JV result — Crater won.

Boys Golf

ST. MARY’S WINS: At Klamath Falls, Bryce Stiemert placed second, leading St. Mary’s to the team title in the season-ending Southern Oregon Golf Championships at Running Y Ranch Resort.

Stiemert, a senior, shot a 2-over-par 74, including a 3-under 33 on the back nine, to finish one shot behind individual champion Oliver Ausland of Grants Pass. Ausland had nines of 36 and 37.

St. Mary’s team score of 318 out-distanced runner-up Grants Pass, which scored 331.

Another Crusader player, Brock Drury, cracked the top five with a score of 78, which tied for fourth place with South Medford’s Henry Williams.

BOYS

At Running Y Ranch Resort, Klamath Falls

TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 318, Grants Pass 331, Crater 353, Bandon 367, Henley 401, North Valley 442.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Oliver Ausland, Grants Pass, 73; 2, Bryce Stiemert, St. Mary’s, 74; 3, Cruz Kilborn, North Valley, 76; T4, Brock Drury, St. Mary’s 78; T4, Henry Williams, South Medford, 78.

Local Team Scores

ST. MARY’S (318): Bryce Stiemert 41-33—74, Brock Drury 38-40—78, Tiger Kao 42-41—83, Elliot Zimmer 41-42—83.

GRANTS PASS (331): Oliver Ausland 36-37—73, Wyatt Mooney 39-45—84, Trent Anderson 44-41—85, Clayton Pilcher 47-40—87.

CRATER (353): Ben Idiart 42-38—80, Marcus Idiart 41-40—81, Tate Broesder 46-45—91, Tucker Laws 47-48—95.

Local Individual Scores

T4, Henry Williams, South Medford, 39-39—78; T7, Toby Barnes, Ashland, 39-42—81; T14, Dylan Ivens, North Medford, 41-43—84; 19, Conner Couch, South Medford, 39-47—86.

Girls Basketball

NORTH MEDFORD 31, EAGLE POINT 26: North Medford used a 30-18 rebounding advantage in the season-opening win.

Jazmyne Wells scored 10 points and Ali Stevens scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Black Tornado. Kiera McNamee matched Stevens with a team-high eigth rebounds.

North Medford held the Eagles to two points in the second quarter and led 15-8 at halftime.

Eagle Point got nine points from Hailey Burcham and eight from Haley McCornack.

EAGLE POINT (26): Raber 0, Burcham 9, Hanan 5, Julero 0, Maldonado 0, Cortes 0, McCormack 8, Ar. Cabrera 0, Al. Cabrera 4. Totals: 6-37 12-15 26.

NORTH MEDFORD (31): Gallery 1, Stewart 4, Stevens 6, Wells 10, Patel 4, Hamlin 0, McNamee 6, Chavez 0. Totals: 9-41 10-18 31.

Eagle Point 6 2 5 13— 26

North Medford 6 9 8 8— 31

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Burcham 1, Al. Cabrera 1); North Medford 3 (Stewart 1, Wells 2).