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PREP BASKETBALL: South Medford girls surge past Crater

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Sierra Logue drives to the hoop during the second quarter.

It didn’t take long on Tuesday night for Crater to find out just what the South Medford girls can do when the Panthers are out and running.

Fueled by its pressure and swarming defense from the get-go, South Medford built an early double-digit lead and went from there, rolling to an 84-35 win over Crater at South Medford High and snapping the Comets’ five-game season-opening win streak.

“We kind of played in a bit of a surge in the first half,” South Medford head coach Tom Cole said. “We went up really big, then we let them start some momentum and then came back and went up big. We came out in the third quarter and I felt like we were more focused. We got out of the press and played man-to-man and just tried to get consistency out of any unit that played.”

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Crater’s gym, but issues with the air conditioning on a day when temperatures hit triple digits around the Rogue Valley meant the game was moved to Medford.

Sophomore Donovyn Huinter led South (3-0) with 20 points — 10 apiece in each half — and had eight steals.

Two other Panthers scored in double figures, with Kaili Chamberlin finishing with 17 points and four rebounds while Laini Dahlin had 10 points.

As a team, South Medford recorded 21 steals and forced 27 Crater turnovers.

“Typically, we try to get that out of four quarters. We didn’t get that effort collectively for four quarters, but it was only our third game of the season,” Cole said. “We’ve got a tough week, go to Portland tomorrow to play three of the top teams in the state, so we’ll get a good barometer of where we’re at or where we’re not this week.

“So it’s good to get a win at home to start that journey over the next four games in four days. We did some good things tonight and I think there’s some things we’ll have to shore up to be successful there.”

And on their home court, the unbeaten Panthers started awfully fast..

South opened the game on a 10-2 run and pushed its lead into double digits within the first 4 1/2 minutes. Four of the Panthers’ first five baskets came in transition, as their press was causing the Comets all types of problems.

Crater momentarily cut the game to single digits at 18-9, but South answered with another run, 13-1, that spanned over the final two minutes of the first quarter and into the early portions of the second to make it 31-10 and take complete control.

“We go into it thinking we can play consistently, but certain substitutions, certain substitution sequences, we aren’t as successful as keeping the pressure up and gave up some buckets that I don’t think we should have,” Cole said. “We got out of the press and played man-to-man and just tried to get consistency out of any unit that played. The first half, not everybody was playing the way I thought they’re capable of, but in the second half I thought we got a little more consistent, had less turnovers and did a better job of limiting their scoring.”

Crater was led offensively by freshman Abigail Winslow, who had 10 points. Madison Dutkiewicz had eight points and hit two of her team’s three 3-pointers.

CRATER (35): Sizemore 0, Amidei 3, Weaver 0, Hirsch 5, Stidham 4, Waters 2, Winslow 10, Dutkiewicz 8, Richardson 3, Valencia 0, Gonzalez 0. Totals: 13 6-22 35.

SOUTH MEDFORD (84): Chamberlin 17, Coleman 9, Hunter 20, Dillard 5, E. Schmerbach 6, Settle 0, Logue 8, Coley 2, Dahlin 10, Stone 5, Perry 2, Ceron 0, T. Schmerbach 0, Fealey 0. Totals: 34 84.

Crater101078— 35

South Medford26152914— 84

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Dutkiewicz 2, Richardson 1); South Medford 2 (Stone 1, Chamberlin 1).

JV result — Crater won.

GRANTS PASS 51, NORTH MEDFORD 21: Grants Pass limited North Medford to single-digit scoring in each quarter in a game moved to North Medford High because of air conditioning issues at Grants Pass High.

The Cavers (4-2) led 17-2 after the first quarter and 31-7 at halftime.

Grants Pass got 13 points each from Brooke Anderson and Sophie Mock. Emily Rund added 11 points.

Jazmyne Wells scored 13 for North Medford (2-4), and Ali Stevens grabbed eight rebounds to go with five points.

GRANTS PASS (51): Anderson 13, Bruner 2, Pastrell 3, Mock 13, Rund 11, Teagle 1, Poteet 8, Lopez 0, Wakefield 0, Hull 0, Seidel 0. Totals: 18-57 5-8 51.

NORTH MEDFORD (21): Stewart 0, Stevens 5, Wells 13, Richardson 2, Hamlin 1, Patel 0, McNamee 0, Chavez 0. Totals: 8-32 3-6 21.

Grants Pass1714155— 51

North Medford2595— 21

3-point goals — Grants Pass 10-27 (Anderson 3, Pastrell 1, Mock 3, Rund 3), North Medford 2-11 (Stevens 1, Wells 1).

JV result — Grants Pass 39, North Medford 11.

PHOENIX 39, EAGLE POINT 20: At Phoenix, Phoenix outscored Eagle Point 15-0 in the third quarter to pull away.

Senior Josie Bolstad recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pirates (5-1). Morgan James added eight points and seven rebounds, while Lola Lumbreras had seven points, five rebounds and three steals.

Hailey Burcham led Eagle Point (0-5) with eight points. Burcham and Kierssa Hogan each hit a pair of 3-pointers.

EAGLE POINT (20): Hogan 6, Nielsen 1, Burcham 8, Hanan 0, Balero 3, McCormick 0, Al. Cabrera 0, Ar. Cabrera 2. Totals: 7 2-4 20.

PHOENIX (39): James 8, Skaff 4, Hernandez 0, Lumbreras 7, Potratz 0, Rector 0, Bolstad 15, Flores 0, Parent 5. Totals: 16 5-12 39.

Eagle Point4709— 20

Phoenix119154— 39

3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Hogan 2, Burcham 2); Phoenix 2 (Lombreras 1, Parent 1).

JV result — Eagle Point won.

ST. MARY’S 43, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 32: St. Mary’s sophomore Morgan Dole recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Crusaders past Cascade Christian.

St. Mary’s (2-5) had just four players score in the game, but three of them were in double figures. Along with Dole, Katherine Mejia had 12 points, while Ryker Rothfus finished with 10.

The Crusaders’ only other scorer was Maddie Ward, who had nine points and eight rebounds.

Liz White led Cascade Christian (1-3) with 15 points. Katelyn Willard added eight and hit two of the Challengers’ three 3-pointers.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (32): Joseph 5, Willard 8, White 15, Holt 1, Roberson 3, Shipman 0, Pierson 0, Sweem 0, Snowden 0. Totals: 12 5-9 33 .

ST. MARY’S (43): Dole 12, Rothflus 10, Ward 9, Mejia 12, Bowdoin 0, Erickson 0, Jensen 0, Ashland 0. Totals: 15 6-16 43.

Cascade Christian12479— 32

St. Mary’s1471210— 43

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Willard 2, Roberson 1); St. Mary’s 5 (Dole 2, Rothflus 2, Mejia 1).

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 46, CHILOQUIN 16: At Chiloquin, Emma Bischoff piled up 20 points and 20 rebounds to pace RVA.

The Red Tail Hawks led 22-2 at halftime en route to their second win in as many games.

Michaela Porter added 12 points, four assists and four steals, and Madelyn Bennett had six assists.

HOSANNA-TRIAD 76, PROSPECT 40: At Klamath Falls, three Prospect players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough against Hosanna-Triad Wednesday night.

Prospect (0-4) was led by Boden Perkins’ 13 points. Perkins also chipped in four assists and three steals.

Theo James recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists, while Andrew Hammer had 12 points.

Hosanna-Triad (6-2), which has won three straight, was led by Micah Young’s 20 points.

Boys

NORTH MEDFORD 54, GRANTS PASS 33: Treyson Neff filled up the stat sheet with 17 points, four assists and four rebounds, and North Medford used a big second quarter to shake off a slow start and beat Grants Pass.

Neff also recorded three of his team’s five 3-pointers, as North Medford (6-1) outscored Grants Pass (1-5) in the second quarter to take a 32-17 lead into the break.

North’s Landon Ellis finished with eight points, while Bryce Dyer did a little bit of everything for the Black Tornado, scoring four points, and recording five assists to go with six rebounds.

Four Grants Pass players finished with six points.

GRANTS PASS (33): T. Anderson 5, Alderson 0, Bennett 2, Quist 0, Blanchard 0, Polen 6, P. Robertson 0, B. Robertson 6, Sawyer 2, Brandes 0, Ziegler 6, Greenburg 6. Totals: 12 5-6 33.

NORTH MEDFORD (54): McLean 2, Ty. Neff 4, Tr. Neff 17, Orozco 3, Karrick 7, Ellis 8, Miller 5, Dyer 4, Goodrich 4, Dominguez 0, Conrad 0. Totals: 22 5-11 54.

Grants Pass710610— 33

North Medford626166— 54

3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Polen 2, B. Robertson 2); North Medford 5 (Ty. Neff 1, Tr. Neff 3, Carrick 1). Technical foul — North Medford coach Plankenhorn.

JV score — North Medford 56, Grants Pass 38.

SOUTH MEDFORD 64, CRATER 50: South Medford scored 38 second-half points and pulled away in the SOC contest.

Devon Malcolm paced the Panthers (6-0) with 17 points, while Jackson Weiland scored 14 and Jeremy Gaut 11.

Crater (4-2) was led by Tate Broesder’s 13 points. Blake Eaton added 12 and Colton Vranes and Logan Price each scored 10.

CRATER (50): Smith 0, Vranes 10, Chubb 4, K. Price 1, Turner 0, L. Price 10, Eaton 12, Broesder 13. Totals: 19 5-20 50.

SOUTH MEDFORD (64): Weiland 14, Sleezer 8, McNaught 2, Gaut 11, Adams 4, Pannell 8, Booth 0, Malcolm 17. Totals: 27 10-13 64.

Crater1081913— 50

South Medford14121919— 64

3-point goals — Crater 7 (Vranes 1, L. Price 2, Eaton 1, Broesder 3). Fouled out — Vranes, Sleezer. Technical foul — Malcolm, Crater coach Schmerbach.

JV result — Crater 65, South Medford 54.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 64, ST. MARY’S 33: Cascade Christian’s staunch defense made 24 steals and held St. Mary’s to two first-quarter points in the rivalry win at Cascade Christian.

The Challengers (7-0) — who began the game with a 18-0 run — got 14 points and eight steals from Levi Marincus, while Matt McPheeters had 14 points and five steals.

Cascade Christian’s Austin Maurer produced 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, and Morgan Law added 11 points, six assists and five steals.

St. Mary’s (4-3) got 15 points from Will Kranenburg.

ST. MARY’S (33): Friesen 0, Kranenburg 15, Walker 0, Bennion 0, Delplanche 3, Hadley 0, Sternenberg 7, Patel 0, Foster 5, Haynes 3, Johnson 0. Totals: 11 6-12 33.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (64): Reece 4, Marincus 14, Anderson 2, Coppedge 2, P. Maurer 2, McPheeters 14, Law 11, A. Maurer 13, Nering 2. Totals: 30 0-1 64.

St. Mary’s214116— 33

Cascade Christian22141315— 64

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 5 (Kranenburg 1, Delplanche 1, Sternenberg 1, Foster 1, Haynes 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Marincus 2, Law 1, A. Maurer 1).

HOSANNA-TRIAD 76, PROSPECT 40: At Klamath Falls, three Prospect players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough against Hosanna-Triad Monday.

Prospect (0-4) was led by Boden Perkins’ 13 points. Perkins also chipped in four assists and three steals.

Theo James recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists, while Andrew Hammer had 12 points.

Hosanna-Triad (6-2), which has won three straight, was led by Micah Young’s 20 points.