fb pixel

Log In


Reset Password

PREP ROUNDUP: Crater clamps down on North; South sweeps

CENTRAL POINT — Defense has been a regular strength for the Crater girls basketball program, but the Comets took it up a notch Wednesday in a 76-13 romp over visiting North Medford.

The Comets held the Black Tornado to two field goals in the first half and one in the second half and used a 16-2 surge in the first quarter spurred by junior McKenzie Hirsch to pull away.

“We did a really good job putting pressure on them and working hard, whether it was in the full-court or halfcourt defense, and held them to one shot,” said Crater head coach Scott Dippel. “And then we got out and ran a little.”

Hirsch was 4-for-4 from the field in the first quarter and scored nine of her game-high 24 points to propel the Comets (2-0), who next play at Roseburg Friday. Hirsch also contributed four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

“(Hirsch) was really on on the offensive end so we ran some set plays to her and she hit open shots for us,” said Dippel.

Crater freshman Abby Winslow added 16 points, seven assists and seven steals, while sophomore Kate Stidham had 11 points and freshman Chase Weaver added 10.

Senior wing Isela Chavez scored five points and sophomore Diya Patel added four points for North (1-1).

NORTH MEDFORD (13): Gallery 0, Stewart 0, Stevens 2, Wells 0, Richardson 0, Patel 4, McNamee 2, Hamlin 0, Chavez 5. Totals: 3 6-9 13.

CRATER (76): Sizemore 2, Amidei 1, Weaver 10, Hirsch 24, Stidham 11, Waters 2, Winslow 16, Dutkiewicz 4, Richardson 0, Valencia 2, Gonzalez 4. Totals: 22 (8) 6-10 76.

North Medford2551— 13

Crater16252213— 76

3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Patel 1), Crater (Hirsch 4, Stidham 3, Winslow 1).

JV result — Crater JV2 won.

SOUTH MEDFORD 72, GRANTS PASS 37: South Medford senior Kaili Chamberlin sizzled in the season opener with 21 of her 25 points in the first quarter to lead a diverse attack for the reigning Southwest Conference champions.

Chamberlin knocked down her first six shots — going 5-for-7 from 3-point range — and finished 8-for-10 overall in the first quarter for the Panthers (1-0).

Bella Stone chipped in with 10 points, five steals and five assists, while fellow senior guard Toni Coleman had nine points and five steals and sophomore Kendall Fealey added six points and three steals.

Brooke Anderson scored 13 points to lead the Cavers (0-1).

GRANTS PASS (37): Lopez 2, Anderson 13, Bruner 7, Pastrell 0, Mock 3, Rund 4, Wakefield 0, Hull 1, Seidel 5, Teagle 0, Poteet 2. Totals: 11 13-26 37.

SOUTH MEDFORD (72): Chamberlin 25, Coleman 9, Hunter 4, Dillard 2, E. Schmerbach 6, Settle 2, Logue 2, Coley 4, Dahlin 2, Stone 10, Ceron 0, T. Schmerbach 0, Fealey 6. Totals: 27 12-18 72.

Grants Pass611911— 37

South Medford2819817— 72

3-point goals — Grants Pass 2 (Anderson 1, Bruner 1), South Medford 6 (Chamberlin 5, Stone 1).

JV result — South Medford won.

Boys Basketball

NORTH MEDFORD 59, CRATER 39: Landon Ellis led a balanced offense and host North Medford slowly battled back from an early deficit in the SOC contest.

Crater (1-1), which made five of its seven 3-pointers in the first half, built an 8-2 lead to start and stayed close, trailing 24-21 at halftime before the Black Tornado (2-0) pulled away.

Ellis had 11 points and four assists, Tyson Neff scored 10 points and Nick Karrick had nine points and four assists. Austin McLean and Bryce Dyer paced North in rebounds with 11 and eight, respectively.

Crater’s Colton Vranes scored 15 points and Blake Eaton tallied 13.

CRATER (39): Smith 3, Vranes 15, Acrey 0, K. Price 2, L. Price 2, Eaton 13, Lasater 1, Chubb 3. Totals: 14 4-10 39.

NORTH MEDFORD (59): McLean 7, Ty. Neff 10, Tr. Neff 8, Orozco 2, Karrick 9, Ellis 11, Miller 2, Dyer 5, Goodrich 3, Dominguez 2, Conrad 0. Totals: 23-48 7-12 59.

Crater813117— 39

North Medford8161718— 59

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Smith 1, Vranes 3, Eaton 3), North Medford 6-17 (McLean 1, Ty. Neff 1, Karrick 3, Dyer 1). Fouled out — Lasater.

JV result — North Medford 57, Crater 41.

SOUTH MEDFORD 79, GRANTS PASS 40: At Grants Pass, Devon Malcolm made his debut with 26 points as South Medford roared to a 55-18 lead at halftime in the SOC game.

Malcolm, a 6-foot-3 junior transfer from Butte Falls, had several dunks in the early going to spark the Panthers (2-0).

Jude Pannell, who made both of South’s 3-pointers, and Jeremy Gaut each scored 14, and Junior Sleezer added 10.

Trent Anderson led Grants Pass with 16 points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (79): Weiland 6, Miller 2, Sleezer 10, McNaught 4, Gaut 14, Adee 0, Bloodsaw 3 , Pannell 14, Booth 0, Malcolm 26. Totals: 34 9-14 79.

GRANTS PASS (40): T. Anderson 16, M. Anderson 9, Alderson 0, Bennett 9, Polen 0, B. Robertson 0, Greenburg 2, Sawyer 4, Ziegler 0. Totals: 14 9-10 40.

South Medford22331311— 79

Grants Pass7111212— 40

3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Pannell 2), Grants Pass 3 (T. Anderson 2, Bennett 1). Fouled out — B. Robertson.

JV result — Grants Pass won.

ROSEBURG 52, EAGLE POINT 48: At Roseburg, Eagle Point junior Brennen Neyt poured in 19 points and Colt Carlton added 14 but the Eagles saw a potential game-tying 3-pointer hit the back iron and come out into Roseburg’s hands with 16 seconds remaining.

Gabe Esquibel added 10 points for the Eagles (0-2), who rallied from a 10-point first-quarter deficit.

Zachary Martin had 23 points and Mykah Mendoza added 14 for Roseburg (1-1).

EAGLE POINT (48): Smith 0, Valdovinos 3, Neyt 19, Quintero 8, Carlton 14, Esquibel 10, Uribe 4, Saucedo 0, J. Amidei 0. Totals: 21 0-3 48.

ROSEBURG (52): Pinard 0, Mendoza 14, Parker 2, Six 4, Fullerton 2, Stedman 0, Parker 7, Martin 23. Totals: 15 15-22 52.

Eagle Point1113717— 48

Roseburg219913— 52

3-point goals — Eagle Point 6 (Neyt 3, Quintero 2, Valdovinos 1), Roseburg 7 (Martin 3, Parker 2, Mendoza 2). Fouled out — Esquibel.

JV result — Roseburg 60, Eagle Point 43

Girls Golf

ST. MARY’S WINS: At Eagle Point, the Hammericksen sisters, Baylee and Riley, led St. Mary’s to victory in the Southern Oregon Golf Championships at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Baylee Hammericksen took medalist honors, shooting a 76, and Riley Hammericksen was third with an 82.

The Crusaders scored 367 as a teams, defeating runner-up Grants Pass by 19 shots.

Bandon’s Cassie Kennon was second with an 81.

GIRLS

At Eagle Point GC, Eagle Point

TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 367, Grants Pass 386, North Valley 444, Klamath Union 526, Coquille 559.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Baylee Hammericksen, 39-37—76; 2, Cassie Kennon, Bandon, 41-49—81; 3, Riley Hammericksen, 38-44—82; 4, McKayla Walker, 41-43—84; 5, Lauren Sandfort, Roseburg, 45-43—88.

Local Teams

ST. MARY’S (367): Baylee Hammericksen 39-37—76, Riley Hammericksen 38-44—82, Ainsley Dunn 51-49—100, Chelsea Horn 52-52—104.

GRANTS PASS (386): Josie Daywitt 48-42—90, Brooke Anderson 49-44—93, Margaret Marks 45-53—98, Mackenzie Powers 46-54—100.

Local Individuals

7, Grace Norton, North Medford, 46-45—91; 12, Leila Bunker, Ashland, 48-53—101; T23, Haiie Kelton, North Medford, 62-63—125; T25, Brianna Poppa, Cascade Christian, 63-63—126; 29, Cloie Love, Eagle Point, 71-65—136; 30, Isabell Yauch, 75-68—143.

Wrestling

PHOENIX WINS TWO: At Phoenix, Phoenix posted two dominant wins in a six-match meet against North Valley.

For the Pirates, Marcelo Camargo pinned North Valley’s Landon Myers in the second period, and Patrick Calhoun defeated the Knights’ Eli Myers by technical fall, 17-2.

Crater senior McKenzie Hirsch, shown in action last season, scored 24 points to lead the Comets past North Medford in girls basketball Wednesday. Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune