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GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Mary’s slips past Challengers again

St. Mary’s didn’t need any Ryker Rothfus heroics this time around, but she helped guide the Crusaders to another win over crosstown rival Cascade Christian in any event Friday night in her home finale.

Rothfus scored 18 points and fellow senior co-captain Carmel Ashland also added 18 as St. Mary’s held off the Challengers for a 58-48 season-ending girls basketball victory.

Rothfus had scored the game-winning basket in the waning seconds of a 44-42 win the last time the two teams met in Far West League play on Jan. 28. She got plenty of help Friday, with Hannah Erickson adding nine points and Katherine Mejia contributing eight points for St. Mary’s (5-10, 4-6 FWL).

Cascade Christian (5-19, 0-10) trailed 48-44 with just under two minutes to play when Mejia scored a key inside basket. It was 52-48 when Rothfus went coast-to-coast for a basket, and Ashland put the Challengers’ comeback hopes on pause with her own basket to create an eight-point cushion.

The Crusaders wound up outscoring the Challengers 21-10 in the final quarter.

Jordynn Jones led Cascade with 19 points, while fellow freshman Julia Brehm added 12 points.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (48): Shipman 0, Sweem 3, Williams 4, Brehm 12, Jones 19, Pierson 5, Roberson 5, Purrier 0. Totals: 19 8-17 48.

ST. MARY’S (58): Mayerle 0, Bowdoin 0, Ward 3, Rothfus 18, Erickson 9, Jensen 2, Ashland 18, Mejia 8, Vitos 0, Mills 0. Totals: 24 6-23 58.

Cascade Christian1561710— 48

St. Mary’s13121221— 58

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 2 (Jones 1, Roberson 1), St. Mary’s 4 (Rothfus 3, Ashland 1). Fouled out — Pierson, Sweem, Jensen.

SOUTH MEDFORD 68, GRANTS PASS 35: At Grants Pass, Lottie Dillard and Donovyn Hunter provided 20 points apiece for No. 4-ranked South Medford, which shot 50% from the field and wrapped up its ninth consecutive win in the Southwest Conference affair.

The junior Hunter also came away with a season-high eight steals on top of shooting 54% from the field and going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Dillard, a senior, added three rebounds and shot 64% from the field and was 5-for-7 from the line.

Kendall Fealey pitched in 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals while Sierra Logue had five steals and four blocks for the Panthers (19-3, 8-0 SWC), who had 17 steals and forced 21 turnovers. South Medford also turned the ball over just nine times.

Brooke Anderson led the way for the Cavers (11-8, 4-4) with 16 points.

SOUTH MEDFORD (68): Settle 0, Hunter 20, Dillard 20, S. Schmerbach 4, Ceron 2, Logue 1, West 2, Bullock 5, T. Schmerbach 4, Fealey 10. Totals: 26 12-17 68.

GRANTS PASS (35): Brandes 2, Kleiner 0, Anderson 16, Thompson 6, Bruner 3, K. Wakefield 0, Pastrell 1, Mock 1, B. Wakefield 0, Vainuku-Johnson 4, Tobey 2. Totals: 11 12-22 35.

South Medford12232211— 68

Grants Pass811115— 35

3-point goals — South Medford 3 (Hunter 1, Dillard 1, Fealey 1), Grants Pass 1 (Bruner).

CRATER 62, NORTH BEND 23: At North Bend, Sage Winslow scored all 10 of her points and had five of her six steals during the third quarter, where Crater used a 9-0 run to put the Midwestern League contest out of reach.

Eight of Winslow’s points in a quarter that saw the sixth-ranked Comets outscore North Bend 20-4 came via breakaway layups.

Abigail Winslow added six points, five rebounds and five steals for the Comets (18-4, 11-2 MWL), whose defense allowed just six points in the second half.

McKenzie Hirsch paced Crater with 12 points, freshman Addison Dippel added eight points and Lydia Traore recorded seven points and eight rebounds.

North Bend dropped to 11-12 overall and 5-9 in MWL play.

CRATER (62): K. Gugliotta 6, Sizemore 3, Gish 5, Dippel 8, Hirsch 12, S. Winslow 10, McCauley 0, A. Winslow 6, Vranes 3, A. Gugliotta 0, Traore 7, Idiart 0, Valencia 2. Totals: 24 8-14 62.

NORTH BEND (23): Frank 6, Reeves 2, Morris 0, Barker 7, L. Riddle 0, Lambert 7, M. Riddle 0, A. Riddle 0, Medina 0, Edera 0. Totals: 8 3-11 23.

Crater13162013— 62

North Bend8742— 23

3-point goals — Crater (Sizemore 1, Dippel 2, Hirsch 2, Vranes 1), North Bend (Frank 2, Lambert 1).

JV result — Crater won.

NORTH EUGENE 46, ASHLAND 28: At Ashland, junior Kendra Caruso scored 10 points and senior Gabby Heiken knocked down three of Ashland’s five 3-pointers for her nine points in the Midwestern League loss.

The Grizzlies (1-18, 0-12 MWL) trailed only 20-17 at halftime but a 15-5 run in the third quarter allowed North Eugene (6-13, 3-10) to pull away.

Emily Hardrath scored 11 points to lead the Highlanders.

NORTH EUGENE (46): Filipe 3, Rankin 0, Rutledge 6, Schpankyn 0, Nguyen 9, Hobbs 7, Hardrath 11, Becraft 7, Haynes 1, Olondo 2. Totals: 15 13-18 46.

ASHLAND (28): Montgomery 1, Sayre 1, Lambert 3, Caruso 10, G. Carter 0, Jenkins 0, Heiken 9, Robinson 0, Lundgren 0, Pokrob 4. Totals: 7 9-11 28.

North Eugene1461511— 46

Ashland8956— 28

3-point goals — North Eugene 3 (Rutledge 2, Nguyen 1), Ashland 5 (Caruso 2, Heiken 3).

WILLAMETTE 47, EAGLE POINT 17: At Eugene, top-ranked Willamette remained unbeaten in Midwestern League play with a runaway win over Eagle Point.

Freshman wing Brynn Smith outscored Eagle Point (5-14, 2-10 MWL) with a game-high 23 points to lead Willamette (22-1, 14-0), which has won eight straight since a Jan. 21 loss to South Medford.

Morgan Dole scored six points to lead Eagle Point.

EAGLE POINT (17): Raber 0, Dole 6, Nielsen 2, Hanan 4, Baldwin 0, Pena 0, Munoz 0, Balero 2, McCornack 3, Schauffler 0, Cabrera 0, Lindstrom 0. Totals: 8 1-5 17.

WILLAMETTE (47): Morris 4, Obie 0, Garcia 3, Warberg 0, Nguyen 3, Smith 23, Wagner 1, Marshall 0, Rush 2, Hopkins 0, Hostetler-McLaughin 0, Johnson 0, Coffman 9, Ireland 2. Totals: 21 1-2 47.

Eagle Point3482— 17

Willamette1015139— 47

3-point goals — Willamette 4 (Garcia 1, Nguyen 1, Smith 1, Coffman 1).

JV result — Willamette won.

HIDDEN VALLEY 53, PHOENIX 37: At Murphy, Morgan James scored 15 points and had seven rebounds but Phoenix was unable to overcome a tough first quarter in a Skyline Conference loss.

Anabell Delgado added 10 points and six steals for Phoenix (8-14, 2-6 Skyline), which trailed 15-2 after the first quarter.

Skylar Willey scored 19 points and Teryn Powers added 13 for Hidden Valley (11-10, 6-3).

PHOENIX (37): James 15, Nolan 5, Woodward 0, Vos 0, Potratz 3, Delgado 10, Rector 0, McConnell 2, Mohamud 2. Totals: 11 14-20 37.

HIDDEN VALLEY (53): Powers 13, Rommes 5, Tiffin 4, Bents 5, Noga 7, Kelly 0, Lowery 0, Willey 19, Bennett 0, Skinner 0. Totals: 21 5-8 53.

Phoenix2111212— 37

Hidden Valley1516175— 53

3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (James 1), Hidden Valley 6 (Powers 3, Rommes 1, Bents 1, Noga 1).

JV result — Hidden Valley won.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 31, NORTH LAKE/PAISLEY 27: At Klamath Falls, Emma Bischoff had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way as Rogue Valley Adventist held on in the Mountain Valley League playoff game at Crosspoint Christian High.

Michaela Porter added six points and eight rebounds and Isabell Zamora had eight assists for the Red Tail Hawks (18-3), who play Trinity Lutheran at 6 p.m. today to determine the MVL’s Nos. 1 and 2 seeds to the Class 1A state playoffs.

RVA trailed by two points at halftime but settled in to build an eight-point lead with four minutes to play to fend off North Lake/Paisley (12-7).

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSt Mary's Carmel Ashland steals the ball against Cascade Christian during the first quarter of Friday night’s game.