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PREP BASKETBALL: South routs North to stay unbeaten

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Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Emma Schmerbach (5) drives to the basket against Jaiden Gallery during the second quarter.

Coming off a particularly arduous three-game road trip in Portland, South Medford’s girls basketball team showed few signs of letting up Tuesday as the host Panthers built a 21-0 lead through one quarter and cruised to a 67-16 rout of North Medford.

South Medford spread out its attack in points and minutes played, with senior Kaili Chamberlin leading 13 scorers overall with 13 points for the Panthers (7-0).

Tanesha Coley added 10 points and three steals, Emma Schmerbach scored nine points, Donovyn Hunter had seven rebounds and Sierra Logue contributed eight points, six rebounds and three blocks for South.

“We’ve got really 10 days in the regular season left after tonight and the challenge for us is can we be better in 10 days to prepare us for whatever the end of season tournament can be,” said Panthers coach Tom Cole. “Some of the goals that we have are can we get different rotations on the floor and still have the same kind of expectation to reduce turnovers, to control rebounds and limit scoring. That’s part of the challenge.”

On Tuesday, North Medford (2-7) managed only five field goals overall, with senior Jazmyne Wells knocking down two of her team’s four 3-pointers to finish with nine points.

The Panthers had 20 steals and forced 28 turnovers by the Black Tornado.

Cole said plans for a season-ending tournament in the culminating Week 6 portion of the season call for a pair of 16-team brackets to be comprised of a blend of the top Class 6A and 5A teams in the state.

Seeding will be handled by school athletic directors, coaches and select media members, with the double-elimination tourney taking place largely at Portland Interscholastic League sites.

The double-elimation brackets will allow for three games to be played during the week, with a potential fourth crossover game pitting the winners of each bracket.

NORTH MEDFORD (16): Stevens 3, Gallery 0, Stewart 3, Wells 9, Patel 0, Hamlin 1, McNamee 0, Chavez 0, Holmes 0. Totals: 5 2-4 16.

SOUTH MEDFORD (67): Chamberlin 13, Coleman 4, Hunter 4, Dillard 2, E. Schmerbach 9, Ceron 2, Logue 8, Coley 10, Dahlin 2, Stone 4, Teague-Perry 4, Settle 0, T. Schmerbach 3, Fealey 2. Totals: 28 9-19 67.

North Medford0934— 16

South Medford21132112— 67

3-point goals — North Medford 4 (Wells 2, Stevens 1, Stewart 1), South Medford 2 (Chamberlin 1, T. Schmerbach 1).

JV result — South Medford won.

PHOENIX 59, HENLEY 36: At Phoenix, seniors Josie Bolstad and Delani Parent each posted double-doubles and two others nearly accomplished that feat as Phoenix beat Henley for the first time in eight years.

Bolstad totaled 23 points and 10 rebounds while Parent had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Pirates (6-2), whose last win over Henley came Jan. 8, 2013, during a 39-37 nail-biter in Klamath Falls.

Lola Lumbreras finished with 11 assists, five steals and eight points and fellow sophomore Morgan James added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Annie Campos scored 16 points to lead Henley (2-3).

HENLEY (36): Martino 4, Mattox 5, Parker 2, Mouch 0, Poe 0, Campos 16, Sharp 0, Northcutt 0, Nelson 9. Totals: 13 (1) 7-11 36.

PHOENIX (59): James 10, Skaff 8, Lumbreras 8, Bolstad 23, Flores 0, Parent 10. Totals: 22 (4) 3-6 59.

Henley416511— 36

Phoenix13161020— 59

3-point goals — Henley 1 (Nelson 1), Phoenix 4 (Lumbreras 2, Parent 2).

JV result — Phoenix won.

LAKEVIEW 58, ROGUE RIVER 19: At Rogue River, Lakeview got off to a fast start and kept the pressure on, leading 17-4 after one quarter and 37-4 at halftime.

Ayrica Hanson scored eight points for the Chieftains, who dropped to (1-4).

Lakeview (6-1) got 16 points from Tyler McNeley.


HENLEY 46, PHOENIX 32: At Phoenix, Phoenix managed only four points in each of the first two quarters and dropped to 1-5 on the season.

The Pirates got eight points from Julius Bolstad.

Henley is 2-3.

HENLEY (46): Frank 8, Hayes 8, Stork 0, Boersma 0, Cheyne 6, Suty 0, Fitts 8, Northcutt 16, Patzke 0. Totals: 18 9-15 46.

PHOENIX (32): Talbott 2, Selden 3, Monroe 2, Stubbs 4, Morrison 0, Osorio 6, Harper 2, Bolstad 8, Olsiewski 5. Totals: 13 5-6 32.

Henley 12 10 12 12— 46

Phoenix 4 4 13 11— 32

3-point goals — Henley 1 (Northcutt 1), Phoenix 1 (Olsiewski).

ST. MARY’S 56, BROOKINGS-HARBORG 43: St. Mary’s built an eight-point lead in the first quarter and kept control throughout in the Crusader gym.

St. Mary’s (5-3) got 16 points from Luke Bennion, who blistered the nets from long range. He made all five of the Crusaders’ 3-pointers.

Will Kranenburg added 10 points.

Brookings-Harbor, which fell to (2-2), was paced by Kayson Christiansen’s nine points.

BROOKINGS-HARBOR (43): Kay. Christiansen 9, Beaman 4, Russell 21, Kal. Christiansen 2, Turner 0, Green 0, Soule 3, Badger 3, Harms 0, Orman 0, Serna 1. Totals: 14 15-23 43.

ST. MARY’S (56): Friesen 0, Kranenburg 10, Walker 9, Bennion 16, Delplanche 2, Hadley 6, Sternenberg 5, Patel 5, Foster 2, Haynes 1, Johnson 0. Totals: 21 9-16 56.

Brookings-Harbor6111313— 43

St. Mary’s14131415— 56

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 5 (Bennion 5). Fouled out — Hadley, Russell.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 46, ELKTON 37: At Elklton, David Zamudio scored 21 points and had a steal to lead Rogue Valley Adventist on Monday.

The Red Tail Hawks, who improved to 5-2, also got 11 points, three assists and three steals from Cody Mendenhall.

RVA held a 19-16 halftime lead over Elkton, which dropped to 2-2.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Tatum Schmerbach shoots for three points during the 3rd quarter.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Bella Stone breaks up the pass to North Medford's Jazmyne Wells during the 3rd quarter.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Kim Ceron drives to the basket during the second quarter.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Kaili Chamberlin drives to the hoop during the 1st quarter.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Sierra Logue blocks the shot of North Medford's Kiera McNamee during the 1st quarter.