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PREP ROUNDUP: South caps road trip with win over West Linn

South Medford’s Donovyn Hunter, right.

WEST LINN — Playing its fourth game in as many days, the South Medford girls basketball team proved no worse for the wear Friday as the Panthers shook off a halftime deficit to win going away at West Linn, 81-69.

Sophomore Donovyn Hunter had 22 points and senior Kaili Chamberlin scored 20 to help South Medford (6-0) push past the Lions (5-2) in a clash of Class 6A heavyweights.

“They’re very good, they just beat Oregon City by 42 points,” said Panthers head coach Tom Cole of West Linn, “and they were very good tonight, too. I just think our kids were very good as well.”

The Panthers built a 10-0 lead to start the game before 6-foot-3 Lions post Aaronette Vonleh, sister of former Trail Blazer Noah Vonleh, took charge. The Arizona-bound standout scored 27 first-half points to propel West Linn to a 47-34 lead at halftime.

“She’s a different player than even she was last year,” said Cole of a more agile Vonleh, “and she’s been one of the top players in the state for four years now and one of the top recruits at that position. She was very difficult to handle in the first half.”

Second-half adjustments with Sierra Logue, Chamberlin and Tanesha Coley paid off for the Panthers, with Vonleh finishing at 37 points after netting only 10 in the final 16 minutes.

South Medford also did a good job of ratcheting up its defensive pressure, using a handful of steals early in the third quarter to cut its deficit and build confidence similar to Wednesday’s showing at Beaverton.

“We just kind of whittled away possession by possession,” said Cole, “then Donovyn Hunter went on a scoring spree where she hit like nine points in a row with a couple 3s and a bucket where she also converted at the free-throw line.”

Toni Coleman (14 points) and Logue (10 points) played key roles on both ends of the court.

Payton Shelstad added 10 points for West Linn.

SOUTH MEDFORD (81): Chamberlin 20, Coleman 14, Hunter 22, Dillard 0, E. Schmerbach 5, Ceron 0, Logue 10, Coley 0, Dahlin 0, Settle 0, Stone 6, Teague-Perry 0, T. Schmerbach 2, Fealey 2. Totals: 29-47 20-26 81.

WEST LINN (69): I. McVicker 6, Fulcher 5, Molden 0, Schmidt 0, Hess 0, O. McVicker 7, Gabel 0, Shelstad 10, Vonleh 37, Sheffield 4, Kehoe 0. Totals: 25-37 13-21 69.

South Medford21131928— 81

West Linn20271111— 69

3-point goals — South Medford 3 (Hunter 2, Coleman 1), West Linn 6 (Vonleh 1, O. McVicker 1, I. McVicker 1, Fulcher 1, Shelstad 2) . Fouled out — Chamberlin, Shelstad, Fulcher.

ASHLAND 45, ROSEBURG 31: At Ashland, senior Jayd Sollinger recorded an impressive double-double with 23 points and 20 rebounds for Ashland, which used a 15-5 surge in the second quarter to pull away.

Kirsten Morgan gave the Grizzlies (3-2) a boost with six steals, six rebounds and seven points, while Gabby Heiken added eight points.

Amy Carpenter led Roseburg (0-5) with 10 points.

ROSEBURG (31): Bowman 0, S. Muntifering 5, Morello 2, Carpenter 10, Smith 1, J. Muntifering 5, Pinard 3, McClatcher 2, Miller 3, Murphy 0. Totals: 13 3-6 31.

ASHLAND (45): Montgomery 0, Lambert 2, Sollinger 23, Carter 0, Morgan 7, Heiken 8, Sayre 0, Robinson 0, Losinski 2, Abel 3, Jenkins 0. Totals: 19 4-8 45.

Roseburg11587— 31

Ashland1315116— 45

3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Miller 1, S. Muntifering 1), Ashland 3 (Heiken 2, Sollinger 1).

JV result — Roseburg won.

EAGLE POINT 43, KLAMATH UNION 32: At Eagle Point, senior Hailey Burcham knocked down all three of her 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Eagle Point build a 15-7 advantage en route to a second straight victory.

Burcham finished with 18 points for the Eagles (2-5), while Kierssa Hogan added 11 points and Haley McCornack had nine rebounds.

Eagle Point used steady defensive pressure to force turnovers and pull away from Klamath Union (3-3), with Emilee Nielsen grabbing four steals.

Keely Hall scored six points to pace the Pelicans.

KLAMATH UNION (32): Mendez 3, Delaney 3, Dali-Probst 4, Hall 6, Mahan 4, Slaven 3, Garcia 5, Neese 4, Langley 0, Pena 0. Totals: 10 3-9 32.

EAGLE POINT (43): Hogan 11, Nielsen 9, Burcham 18, Hanan 3, Balero 2, McCornack 0, Ar. Cabrera 0, Al. Cabrera 0, Raber 0. Totals: 9 7-12 43.

Klamath Union76613— 32

Eagle Point1531411— 43

3-point goals — Klamath Union 3 (Mendez 1, Delaney 1, Garcia 1), Eagle Point 6 (Hogan 2, Nielsen 1, Burcham 3).

JV result — Eagle Point 39, Klamath Union 27

HIDDEN VALLEY 48, PHOENIX 26: At Murphy, Hidden Valley remained undefeated, dominating the first and fourth quarters by a 29-9 count.

The Mustangs (4-0) got 17 points from Kaiah Fisher and 15 from Teryn Powers.

Phoenix (4-2) was led by Morgan James, who had 10 points and four steals. Josie Bolstad grabbed six rebounds to go with four points.

PHOENIX (26): James 10, Skaff 1, Hernandez 0, Lumbreras 6, Potratz 1, Rector 0, Bolstad 4, Flores 2, Parent 2. Totals: 9 8-10 26.

HIDDEN VALLEY (48): Powers 15, Tiffin 0, Bents 2, Noga 4, Steele 10, Hurley 0, Lowry 0, Wiley 0, Bennett 0, Fisher 17. Totals: 20 4-6 48.

Phoenix4985— 26

Hidden Valley1610913— 48

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (Powers 3, Noga 1).

JV result — Hidden Valley won

Boys Basketball

KLAMATH UNION 51, EAGLE POINT 43, OT: At Klamath Falls, Eagle Point rallied to take the lead late in regulation, only to have undefeated Klamath Union tie it in the final seconds and pull away in overtime.

Alex Smith made a 3-pointer and another field goal down the stretch to pull the Eagles (0-8) even with Klamath Union (6-0), then Brennen Neyt put them ahead in the last minute with a basket.

The Pelicans’ Jacob Cook scored on an inbound play in the last seconds to knot it. Cook scored 23 points for KU, which outscored Eagle Point 9-1 in the extra period.

Neyt scored 19 points for the Eagles, while Smith added 12.

EAGLE POINT (43): Smith 12, Valdovinos 0, Dutton 4, Amidei 0, Neyt 19, Quintero 5, Carlton 2, Esquibel 1. Totals: 16 6-14 43.

KLAMATH UNION (51): Zumwalt 0, Franklin 5, Cook 23, Macias 7, Short 11, Watah 5, Nyangena 0. Totals: 20 8-21 51.

Eagle Point991212 1— 43

Klamath Union11101011 9— 51

3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Smith 2, Neyt 2, Quintero 1), Klamath Union 3 (Franklin 1, Macias 1, Watah 1). Fouled out — Neyt.

JV result — Klamath Union 50, Eeagle Point 43

HIDDEN VALLEY 50, PHOENIX 45: At Murphy, Hidden Valley used a strong third quarter to help stave off Phoenix in the Skyline contest.

The Mustangs (3-1) outscored Phoenix (0-4) 16-8 in the third to take a 39-33 lead.

Jeremiah Noga paced Hidden Valley with 14 points.

For Phoenix, Dylan Harper scored 15 points, while Julius Bolstad had five points and eight rebounds and Jake Olsiewski four points and seven boards.

PHOENIX (45): Talbott 0, Selden 8, Monroe 4, Stubbs 1, Valadez 6, Osario 2, Harper 15, Bolstad 5, Olsiewski 4. Totals: 17 8-17 45.

HIDDEN VALLEY (50): D. Iwamizu 2, Burchfield 4, McLean 12, Matusik 11, Noga 14, Stone 2, M. Iwamizu 5, Stever 5. Totals: 21 4-8 50.

Phoenix1213812— 45

Hidden Valley1581611— 50

3-point goals — Phoenix 3 (Selden 2, Harper 1), Hidden Valley 4 (Burchfield 1, McLean 1, Matusik 1, M. Iwamizu 1).

Wrestling

THURSTON 52, CRATER 24: At Springfield, Thurston dominated the dual match between state Class 5A powerhouses, recording six falls and a forfeit win.

Crater won four matches, all by pins. They were by Colton Bryant at 132 pounds, Kellen Kerrigan at 145, Angel Perez at 170 and Jimmy Jordahl at 220. Bryant needed only 37 seconds for his fall.

*106 — Kanoe Kelly, T, won by forfeit; 113 — Jacob Statesman, T, pinned Wren Rambo, :35; 120 — Braylin Ruchti, T, dec. Ty Havniear, 8-5; 126 — Eddie Matheus, T, pinned Ayden Tazioli, 2:37; 132 — Colton Bryant, C, pinned Justin Melheim, :37.

138 — Logan Slonecker, T, pinned Ryan Hill, :46; 145 — Kellen Kerrigan, C, pinned Rodrigo Harrison, 1:16; 152 — Hunter Harwood, T, pinned Matthew Bolanos, 1:55; 160 — Manuel Monroy, T, major dec. Brayden Gray, 15-6.

170 — Angel Perez, C, pinned Varney Doreen, 5:17; 182 — Asher Ruchti, T, pinned Kabb Christensen, 3:35; 195 — Jeremy Foss, T, dec. Ethan VanHook, 11-6; 220 — Jimmy Jordahl, C, pinned Keannan Bowditch, 1:12; 285 — Brian Jenkins, T, pinned Gabriel Williams, :41.

* starting weight