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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Logue’s monster game boosts South Medford

South Medford's Sierra Logue. MT file photo

PORTLAND — South Medford junior forward Sierra Logue turned in the best game of her girls basketball career, in coach Tom Cole’s estimation, at a most opportune time.

Logue racked up 14 points, nine rebounds, eight blocks and a steal as the Panthers remained undefeated with a 70-56 quarterfinal win over Wilsonville Tuesday in the Maroon Bracket of the culminating week state tournament at Grant High.

“We got a really impressive effort from Sierra Logue,” said Cole. “I told her I thought it was the best game she’s ever played.”

South Medford (11-0) next plays West Linn, a 43-39 overtime winner over Jesuit, at 7 tonight.

Against Wilsonville (10-4), South Medford opened a 58-37 lead to begin the fourth quarter and fended off the Wildcats.

The two teams played on Dec. 29, 2019, and South Medford built a similar lead but never put Wilsonville away, winning 59-50.

“This felt a lot like that game,” said Cole, noting the Wildcats have plenty of firepower with Division I recruits Sydney Burns (UC Davis) and Emilia Bishop (Northern Colorado).

Logue’s big game included putting the clamps on Bishop, who scored only eight points.

“She just kind of rose to the occasion,” said Cole. “The kid’s (Bishop) obviously Division I, a highly touted and accomplished player, and Sierra really stepped up. I thought it was critical because they do so much with her.”

Logue wasn’t the only Panther to step up.

Kaili Chamberlin scored 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and made five steals. Donovyn Hunter had 16 points, three steals and kept pressure on Burns, who finished with 23 points.

Next up is West Linn and the Lions’ star, Aaronette Vonleh.

West Linn lost 81-69 to South Medford on June 4. The 6-foot-3 Vonleh, an Arizona recruit, averages 30.1 points per game and scored 37 against the Panthers.

WILSONVILLE (56): Borgen 11, Gatto 5, Timm 0, Schramm 6, McNamee 3, Burns 23, Bishop 8. Totals: 20 12-17 56.

SOUTH MEDFORD (70): Chamberlin 23, Coleman 5, Hunter 16, Dillard 0, E. Schmerbach 4, Logue 14, Coley 0, Dahlin 0, Stone 8, Perry 0. Totals: 29-69 8-11 70.

Wilsonville10161119— 56

South Medford15212212— 70

3-point goals — Wilsonville 4 (Borgen 1, Gatto 1, Burns 1, McNamee 1), South Medford 4 (Stone 2, Chamberlin 2). Fouled out — Hunter. Technical fouls — Chamberlin, Burns.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 50, EDDYVILLE 45: At Baker City, sophomore forward Emma Bischoff poured in 31 points to lead Rogue Valley Adventist in the consolation semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament at Baker High.

Bischoff scored 13 of her points in the Red Tail Hawks’ 20-point opening quarter, and she tallied eight of the team’s nine points as it took over in the fourth.

Bischoff made five 3-pointers, and Michaela Porter and Isabell Zamora each scored nine points for RVA.

Rogue Valley improved to 8-2 and plays North Douglas for fourth place at 1 p.m. Wednesday. North Douglas (8-1) downed Perrydale, 64-22, in the other consolation semifinal.

Eddyville ended the season with a 9-3 record.