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PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers prevail in battle of the Souths

South Medford sent off its six girls basketball seniors in fitting fashion Saturday in their home finale, celebrating a very impactful group in the program before they, in turn, had a big impact on South Eugene in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Panthers leader Kaili Chamberlin had 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists and fellow senior Toni Coleman added 11 points and five rebounds to help South Medford cruise to a 69-42 win over the visiting Axe.

The Panthers pushed their season record to 10-0 with yet another rout, and will embark on a potential culminating week title at a double-elimination Elite 8 invitational at Grant High that begins Tuesday for South Medford against Wilsonville (10-3).

“I thought we got way more contributions from everybody today,” said South Medford coach Tom Cole, whose team advanced to the Class 6A semifinals last year before the COVID-19 shutdown. “Hopefully we can continue that next week.”

Sophomore Donovyn Hunter had another strong game with 11 points, four rebounds and two steals, but it was her defensive effort in holding down South Eugene (7-5) leader Sofia Megert that was key Saturday.

The 5-foot-4 Megert scored 30 points in last year’s first meeting of the Souths and 21 in the second meeting, but was limited to 11 points in the only 2021 matchup thanks to Hunter’s efforts.

Emma Schmerbach finished with seven points and Sierra Logue had four rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

SOUTH EUGENE (42): Megert 11, Bryant 7, Harris 12, Jensen 7, Tugalder 0, Schmidt 5, Jacobson 0, Ellison 0. Totals: 12-39 14-22 42.

SOUTH MEDFORD (69): Chamberlin 20, Coleman 11, Hunter 11, Lillard 3, E. Schmerbach 7, Logue 2, Coley 4, Dahlin 0, Stone 0, Teague-Perry 2, Settle 0, T. Schmerbach 5, Fealey 4. Totals: 29-71 8-13 69.

South Eugene8121210— 42

South Medford1821219— 69

3-point goals — South Eugene 4 (Megert 2, Jensen 2), South Medford 3 (Chamberlin 1, Coleman 1, T. Schmerbach 1).

PHOENIX 42, HENLEY 31: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix used its height advantage in 6-foot senior posts Delani Parent and Josie Bolstad to build an early cushion and never looked back to cap an action-packed week that saw the Pirates win 3-of-4 Skyline matchups in a five-day span.

Parent scored five of her team-high 14 points in the first quarter and Bolstad had seven of her nine points in the frame to help Phoenix (9-4) gain a 17-8 advantage.

Bolstad also finished with 13 rebounds, while Parent had nine boards and Morgan James contributed eight points and five rebounds.

Annie Campos scored 15 points for Henley (4-6).

PHOENIX (42): James 8, Skaff 6, Lumbreras 3, Bolstad 9, Flores 2, Parent 14. Totals: 15 8-15 42.

HENLEY (31): Martino 0, R. Mattox 4, Parker 0, Campos 15, Sharp 4, Northcutt 1, Nelson 4, L. Mattox 3. Totals: 10 7-15 31.

Phoenix171483— 42

Henley89113— 31

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

JV result — Henley won.

DOUGLAS 64, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 46: Cascade Christian senior Katelyn Willard had a strong all-around effort in the regular-season finale, but Douglas proved too much at Cascade Christian High.

Willard finished with 18 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds for the Challengers (3-8).

Bella Williams added 12 points and Liz White had seven points, six steals, five rebounds and four assists.

Kierra Bennett scored 26 points and Male’ata Polamalu added 20 to pace Douglas (6-4).

DOUGLAS (64): Bennett 26, Ma. Polamalu 20, Sapp 8, Mi. Polamalu 6, Lund 4, Perron 0, T. Polamalu 0, Avery 0. Totals: 25 8-15 64.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (46): Willard 18, Williams 12, White 7, Joseph 5, Pierson 4, Akins 0, Dunn 0, Sweem 0, Snowden 0. Totals: 18 6-17 46.

Douglas1517923— 64

Cascade Christian1010179— 46

3-point goals — Douglas 6 (Ma. Polamalu 4, Bennett 2), Cascade Christian 4 (Willard 3, White 1). Fouled out — White.

Boys Basketball

BEND 69, EAGLE POINT 44: At Bend, Bend raced to a big early lead with 46 first-half points in Eagle Point’s regular-season finale.

Bend (9-4) connected on 13 3-pointers, getting at least one trey from seven different players.

Brennen Neyt scored a game-high 18 points for Eagle Point (1-13), while Alex Smith and Gabe Esquibel both added nine points.

Cody Claussen finished with 16 points to lead the Lava Bears.

EAGLE POINT (44): Smith 9, Valdovinos 0, Dutton 0, Amidei 0, Neyt 18, Quintero 8, Carlton 0, Esquibel 9, Uribe 0. Totals: 17 5-11 44.

BEND (69): Claussen 16, Koehler 3, Keown 13, Shields 4, Gottschalk 6, Baker 7, Doke 12, Dornhecker 6, Johnson 1, Roy 1. Totals: 22 12-15 69.

Eagle Point156716— 44

Bend21251310— 69

3-point goals — Eagle Point 5 (Neyt 2, Quintero 2, Esquibel 1), Bend 13 (Claussen 3, Koehler 1, Keown 2, Gottschalk 2, Baker 1, Doke 2, Dornhecker 2).

JV result — Bend won.

HENLEY 56, PHOENIX 31: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix sophomore Julius Bolstad scored 14 points but the Pirates fell behind 18-2 through one quarter and couldn’t recover in the Skyline Conference contest.

Dylan Harper and Jackson Selden each added six points for Phoenix (2-9).

Joe Northcutt scored 20 points to lead Henley (4-6).

PHOENIX (31): Talbott 3, Selden 6, Monroe 0, Stubbs 2, Trenbeath 0, Harper 6, Loy 0, Bolstad 14. Totals: 10 10-12 31.

HENLEY (56): Frank 6, E. Hayes 3, Patzke 0, Stork 6, Boersma 2, Cheyne 9, Suty 0, Schwenk 6, Fitts 0, A. Hayes 1, Bennett 3, Northcutt 20, Gonzalez 0. Totals: 25 3-9 56.

Phoenix26149— 31

Henley1891910— 56

3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Talbott 1), Henley 3 (E. Hayes 1, Cheyne 1, Bennett 1). Fouled out — Stubbs.

NORTH LAKE/PAISLEY 56, PROSPECT 31: At Silver Lake, Theo James and Andrew Hammer each posted a double-double, but Prospect was unable to break into the win column.

James had 13 points and 14 rebounds and Hammer produced 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (0-10). Dylan Christian added eight rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Wrestling

SWC CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Grants Pass, North Medford senior Jeremiah Jackson won a district title at 220 pounds to highlight local action in the five-team Southwest Conference championships at Grants Pass High.

Jackson pinned Roseburg’s Grady Hamilton in 4 minutes to cap his unbeaten run in the tourney.

South Medford had a strong showing with runner-up efforts by Brayden Ostvik (120), Aidan Rania (126) and Hunter Hernandez (195).

The Panthers finished third in the team standings with 232 points behind SWC champion Roseburg (450) and Grants Pass (376). North Medford was fourth (159), followed by Sheldon (139).

Placing third for South Medford was Kristian Hernandez (106), Isaack Valdez (152) and Jack Rampton (170).

North Medford had four wrestlers finish third in Alex Silva (138), Jace Garibay (145), Brett Rucker (182) and Robbie Caster (220).

TEAM SCORES: Roseburg 450, Grants Pass 376, South Medford 232, North Medford 159, Sheldon 139.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106 — Gage Singleton, Ros, pinned Higen Spani, Ros, :50; 113 — Robert Miner, GP, dec. Cristian Martinez, Ros, 6-4; 120 — Josef Miner, GP, pinned Brayden Ostvik, SM, 2:48; 126 — Christian Dara, GP, pinned Aidan Rania, SM, 2:58; 132 — Nash Singleton, Ros, pinned Jayden Whipp, GP, :27.

138 — Kahleb Diaz, Ros, pinned Tagge Fry, GP, 1:56; 145 — Rhett Martin, Ros, pinned Elliot Harris, GP, 4:54; 152 — Varrius Scanlan, Ros, pinned Zander Mustafa, GP, :50; 160 — Ryan Johnston, GP, pinned Colton Mignola, Ros, :27.

170 — Darian Thacker, Ros, pinned Bricen Stewart, She, 1:08; 182 — Dredan Myers, GP, dec. Colby Olsen, Ros, 3-0; 195 — Rogan Coffman, Ros, pinned Hunter Hernandez, SM, 2:00; 220 — Jeremiah Jackson, NM, pinned Grady Hamilton, Ros, 4:00; 285 — Logan Burden, GP, pinned Wyatt Mills, Ros, 1:13.

THIRD-PLACE FINALS

106 — Kristian Hernandez, SM, pinned Nathan Higa, GP, 3:25; 113 — Koen Shelby, Ros, pinned Cameron Johnson, SM, 1:49; 120 — Mark Astry, GP, pinned Connor Maukonen, SM, 4:09; 126 — Kosmo Stoddard, She, pinned Tim Essin, She, 1:25; 132 — Garrett Gallego, Ros, pinned Cole Meyer, She, 5:50.

138 — Alex Silva, NM, pinned Noah Allen, NM, 1:28; 145 — Jace Garibay, NM, pinned Issac Peters, She, 1:39; 152 — Isaack Valdez, SM, pinned Kalvin Diaz, GP, 3:53; 160 — Bruxton Leair, GP, pinned Owen Oliver, She, 3:02.

170 — Jack Rampton, SM, pinned Gage Blay, GP, 2:55; 182 — Brett Rucker, NM, major dec. Lucas Rivera, SM, 13-5; 195 — Owen Townes, GP, pinned Emmitt Gibson, Ros, 1:20; 220 — Robbie Caster, NM, pinned Li Moala, SM, 1:29; 285 — Brady Nunemaker, Ros, pinned Dutch Nicholson, NM, 3:00.

CLASS 5A DISTRICT 2 REGIONALS: At Cottage Grove, Crater and Eagle Point each crowned a pair of regional champions but finished behind Thurston in the nine-team tournament at Cottage Grove High.

Matthew Bolanos (145 pounds) and Kabb Christensen (170) each went unbeaten in their respective weight classes for the Comets, who scored 301 points to trail only Thurston at 418.

Third-place Eagle Point totaled 268 points, with Diego De La Cruz (106) and Noe Cortez (126) securing regional titles for the Eagles.

Crater also received runner-up efforts from Ty Havniear (120), Ayden Tazioli (126), Ethan VanHook (195) and Jimmy Jordahl (220).

Placing second for Eagle Point were Tygren Lopez (113), Dylan Dahling (138), Kyle O’Neil (160) and Joel Montes (285).

TEAM SCORES: Thurston 418, Crater 301, Eagle Point 268, North Bend 105.5, Springfield 84, Willamette 71, North Eugene 62, Ashland 44, Churchill 0.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106 — Diego De La Cruz, EP, pinned Kanoe Kelly, Thu, 1:15; 113 — Braylin Ruchti, Thu, dec. Tygren Lopez, EP, 12-7; 120 — Eddie Matheus, Thu, dec. Ty Havniear, Cra, 6-3; 126 — Noe Cortez, EP, pinned Ayden Tazioli, Cra, 5:38; 132 — Elijah Southern, Thu, pinned Andrew Salnas, NE, :48.

138 — Logan Slonecker, Thu, pinned Dylan Dahling, EP, 3:03; 145 — Matthew Bolanos, Cra, pinned Rodrigo Harrison, Thu, 3:24; 152 — Hunter Harwood, Thu, pinned Sawyer Casarez, Thu, 1:46; 160 — Manuel Monroy, Thu, pinned Kyle O’Neil, EP, 3:43.

170 — Kabb Christensen, Cra, pinned Varney Doreen, Thu, 2:46; 182 — Asher Ruchti, Thu, pinned Auron Cramer, Thu, :35; 195 — Bryce Indell, Wil, dec. Ethan VanHook, Cra, 8-3; 220 — Vaun Halstead, Thu, major dec. Jimmy Jordahl, Cra, 12-2; 285 — Brian Jenkins, Thu, pinned Joel Montes, EP, :55.

THIRD-PLACE FINALS

106 — Gunner Copeland, EP, pinned Reggie Watson, NB, 3:33; 113 — Jacob Stutesman, Thu, pinned Colton White, EP, 1:21; 120 — Luke Callahan, EP, pinned Juventino Macias, Spr, :51; 126 — Fernando Gonzalez, Spr, dec. Ethan Ingram, NB, 8-2; 132 — Colton Bryant, Cra, pinned Kenai Copeland, EP :46.

138 — Ryan Hill, Cra, dec. Aiden Chenoweth, Cra, 5-1; 145 — David Brown, EP, major dec. Jimmy Morgan, Cra, 10-0; 152 — Liam Buskerud, NB, major dec. Brayden Gray, Cra, 12-2; 160 — Braiden Tester, Cra, dec. Logan McAllister, Wil, 4-0.

170 — Angel Perez, Cra, pinned Juan Martin Cardona, Spr, 2:27; 182 — Cutter Woodworth, NB, tech. fall Jimmie Copeland, EP, 15-0; 195 — Foss Jeremy, Thu, won by forfeit over Nathaniel Brown, Thu; 220 — Jake Robitz, Ash, dec. Keannan Bowditch, Thu, 6-0; 285 — Neal Walter, NB, pinned Justin Brehm, Cra, 4:45.

Swimming

CLASS 4A DISTRICT 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Cottage Grove, Phoenix swimmers Nate Wood and Sophia Stubblefield each posted third-place showings in the regional event.

Wood placed third in the boys 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.88, while Stubblefield touched the wall third in the girls 200 freestyle in 2:28.43.

The Phoenix girls also finished third in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:50.76, with Stubblefield joined by Heidi Taylor, Emily Montoya and Rose Moser.

Taylor earlier placed fourth in the girls 100 butterfly (1:16.13) and the Pirates finished sixth in the girls team standings.

Wood also finished fifth in the boys 50 freestyle (25.51), with teammate Elwood Hosking fifth in the boys 200 freestyle (2:21.47) and sixth in the 100 freestyle (58.46).

Hosking and Wood also teamed with Tyler Clark and Zyan Shull-Bain to finish fourth in the boys 200 freestyle relay (1:44.04) and fifth in the 200 medley relay (2:01.28).

As a team, Phoenix placed seventh in the boys meet.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Marshfield 342, Klamath Union 287, North Valley 188, Henley 183, Hidden Valley 160.5, Cottage Grove 155, Phoenix 143.5.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES: Marshfield 381, Henley 257, Cottage Grove 232, Klamath Union 202, North Valley 132, Phoenix 105, Hidden Valley 74.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford's Toni Coleman steals the ball from Crater's Abigail Winslow during the third quarter of Thursday’s game.