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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Phoenix falls on late KU trey

PHOENIX — Phoenix did just about everything right to close out Friday’s Skyline Conference girls basketball showdown with Klamath Union.

Unfortunately for the Pirates, so did the Pelicans.

Morgan James connected on two foul shots with 16 seconds to play to give Phoenix the lead, but Klamath Union answered on a 3-pointer by Emma Langley with three seconds left to net a 41-39 victory.

“To go from a really high to a really low, low like that is pretty defeating,” Pirates head coach Chelsea Winner said. “But the girls played well and came back in that second half and I was very proud of how they were executing.”

Anabell Delgado had 14 points to lead Phoenix (7-13, 1-6 Skyline) in scoring, while James and Kynna Nolan each had 11 points. James also finished with nine rebounds and Nolan had five.

Klamath Union led 21-15 at halftime but Phoenix used a 14-6 edge in the third quarter to take the lead. The fourth quarter played out in back-and-forth fashion despite the Pirates only being able to connect on 9 of 20 foul shots.

“To be down by one with 16 seconds left and Morgan hits two free throws in a row after we’d had a horrible shooting night, that was pretty big,” Winner said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win and hopefully that’s something we’ll be able to build on.”

Dianara Pena had 11 points to lead KU (9-10, 3-4).

KLAMATH UNION (41): Mendez 6, Hall 8, E. Garcia 2, Pena 11, Langley 6, Mahan 4, Slaven 4, S. Garcia 0, Neese 0. Totals: 15 7-15 41.

PHOENIX (39): James 11, Nolan 11, Potratz 3, Delgado 14, Rector 0, Mohamud 0. Totals: 14 9-20 39.

Klamath Union138614— 41

Phoenix691410— 39

3-point goals — Klamath Union 4 (Mendez 1, Pena 1, Langley 2), Phoenix 2 (Nolan 2). Fouled out — Nolan.

JV result — Klamath Union won.

SOUTH MEDFORD 71, ROSEBURG 20: Fourth-ranked South Medford shot 60% from field and dominated defensively for the Southwest Conference home victory.

Donovyn Hunter led the Panthers with 17 points and five steals while Sierra Logue dropped in 12 points and Sara Schmerbach added nine.

Janaya Bullock added five points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (16-3, 5-0 SWC), who led 25-2 after one quarter and shot 30-for-50 from the field.

Roseburg fell to 1-15 overall and 0-6 in the SWC.

ROSEBURG (20): Bowman 2, Morello 2, Muntifering 3, Carpenter 2, Smith 5, Murphy 0, Miller 6. Totals: 7 3-10 20.

SOUTH MEDFORD (71): Settle 7, Hunter 17, Dillard 7, S. Schmerbach 9, Ceron 4, Logue 12, West 2, Bullock 5, T. Schmerbach 2, Fealey 6. Totals: 30 9-14 71.

Roseburg2738— 20

South Medford2519189— 71

3-point goals — Roseburg 3 (Miller 2, Smith 1), South Medford 2 (S. Schmerbach 2).

JV result — South Medford won.

SOUTH EUGENE 46, NORTH MEDFORD 26: Caileigh Raines had eight points and joined Brooke Richardson with nine rebounds apiece, but a slow start plagued North Medford in the Southwest Conference loss.

Jaiden Gallery added six points while Kiera McNamee had six boards and Olivia Boger pulled in five rebounds for the Black Tornado (7-12, 1-5 SWC), which trailed 17-3 after one quarter.

Sofia Megert and Alia Harris each scored 15 for South Eugene (5-12, 3-3).

NORTH MEDFORD (26): Raines 8, Gallery 6, Lane 4, Boger 3, Richardson 3, Stevens 2, Patel 0, Hamlin 0, McNamee 0. Totals: 9 7-12 26.

SOUTH EUGENE (46): Megert 15, Harris 15, Lucas 7, Galloway 4, Davis 2, Betenson 2, Villalobos 1, Tuguldur 0, Blanke?. Totals: 14 15-23 46.

North Medford35810— 26

South Eugene1711612— 46

3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Raines 1), South Eugene 3 (Megert 1, Lucas 1, Galloway 1). Fouled out — Stevens.

JV score — South Eugene 38, North Medford 35

SHELDON 45, GRANTS PASS 43: At Grants Pass, Brooke Anderson’s deep 3-point attempt in the waning seconds came up short and Grants Pass could not get a rebound shot up as time expired in the SWC loss.

Anderson led the Cavers (10-7, 3-3 SWC) with 20 points while Brooklyn Wakefield had 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Sophie Mock led GP defensively by holding Sheldon standout Paityn Rhode scoreless, as Gabbie Harms led the Irish (12-8, 5-1) with 15 points.

SHELDON (45): Line 2, Rhode 0, Pappas 10, Wright 11, Sprouse 0, G. Harms 15, Bruegman 7. Totals: 19 6-13 45.

GRANTS PASS (43): Anderson 20, Thompson 0, Bruner 5, Pastrell 0, Mock 5, B. Wakefield 10, Vainuku-Johnson 3, Tobey 0. Totals: 17 2-5 43.

Sheldon169614— 45

Grants Pass1010158— 43

3-point goals — Sheldon 1 (Bruegman 1), Grants Pass 7 (Anderson 4, Bruner 1, Mock 1, Vainuku-Johnson 1).

EAGLE POINT 32, NORTH BEND 17: At North Bend, Morgan Dole led all scorers with 12 points and Eagle Point took charge on the defensive end to lock up its first Midwestern League victory.

The Eagles (4-12, 1-8 MWL) allowed just four points in the first half and received solid perimeter defense from Dole and Emily Nielsen, while Haley McCornack provided four points and nine rebounds. Nielsen added seven points.

North Bend dropped to 11-10 overall and 5-7 in MWL play.

EAGLE POINT (32): Dole 12, Nielsen 7, Hanan 2, Baldwin 0, Balero 7, McCornack 4, Cabrera 0. Totals: 12 4-10 32.

NORTH BEND (17): Frank 6, Reeves 0, Morris 0, Barker 7, L. Riddle 0, Lambert 0, M. Riddle 0, A. Riddle 4, Edera 0, Pex 0. Totals: 5 5-6 17.

Eagle Point78116— 32

North Bend2285— 17

3-point goals — Eagle Point 4 (Dole 2, Nielsen 1, Balero 1), North Bend 2 (Frank 1, Barker 1).

JV result — North Bend won.

CHURCHILL 52, ASHLAND 18: At Ashland, No. 10-ranked Churchill raced out to a 23-0 lead after one quarter and rolled to a Midwestern League win at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Three players scored in double figures for Churchill (11-6, 5-4 MWL), led by sophomore guard MaeAni Dotts’ 14 points.

Gabby Heiken scored five points to lead Ashland (1-14, 0-8).

CHURCHILL (52): Bierman 3, Dotts 14, Gansen 0, Poetzl 4, Rodman 0, Woolley 0, Jackson 0, Moody 10, Statzer 0, Scott 6, Humphrey 5, Richardson 10, Phillips 0. Totals: 23 4-6 52.

ASHLAND (18): Montgomery 0, Sayre 3, Lambert 0, G. Carter 1, Jenkins 0, Heiken 5, L. Carter 2, Robinson 2, Lundgren 2, Pokrob 0, Ayala 0, Pistole 3. Totals: 6 3-4 18.

Churchill2312134— 52

Ashland0954— 18

3-point goals — Churchill 2 (Woody 2), Ashland 3 (Sayre 1, Heiken 1, Pistole 1).

ST. MARY’S 47, SOUTH UMPQUA 29: St. Mary’s snapped a three-game losing skid with a win over South Umpqua, as the Crusaders improved to 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the Far West League.

Phoenix’s Morgan James (center), seen here in a file photo from earlier this season, scored 11 points in the Pirates’ close lose to Klamath Union on Friday night.