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6A/5A girls hoops: Panthers crush Roseburg

ROSEBURG — Whether it was creating havoc with a smothering full-court press or converting high percentage shots, everything was working Friday for the South Medford girls basketball team.

The Panthers had six players reach double figures in scoring as the team rolled up a season-high in points and captured an 88-36 Southwest Conference victory over host Roseburg.

South Medford’s sizzling start began with its full-court defensive pressure, which led to a 35-point opening quarter.

“I thought because we were trapping and getting turnovers, we were creating easy scoring opportunities just based on our press,” said South Medford coach Tom Cole. “With our defensive intensity in the first quarter, they really struggled with our press.”

Although the Panthers (16-2, 3-0 SWC) toned down their full-court pressure in the second quarter, their hot shooting at the offensive end continued. South Medford shot 51 percent from the field (37-for-72), including an 8-for-20 clip from the 3-point arc.

Senior guard Ula Chamberlin paced the Panthers with 22 points, eight rebounds and drained four from downtown. Chamberlin was backed by sophomore guard Toni Coleman, who turned in 18 points, four assists and four steals.

Sophomore forward Kaili Chamberlin registered 13 points with three 3-pointers and pulled down eight boards for the Panthers, who received 10 points and nine rebounds from sophomore forward Shakia Teague-Perry as well as 11 points and three steals from junior guard Bella Pedrojetti.

Freshman forward Tanesha Coley provided a spark off the bench with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Roseburg (2-15, 0-3) received 11 points from Emma Vrendenburg.

SOUTH MEDFORD (88): E. Chamberlin 13, Coleman 18, U. Chamberlin 22, Dillard 0, Schmerbach 4, Pedrojetti 11, Coley 10, Dahlin 0, Perry 10. Totals: 37-72 6-13 88.

ROSEBURG (36): Anderson 0, Allen 6, Murphy 5, Vrendenburg 11, Wayman 0, Knudson 0, Russell 0, Melvin 8, Bergmann 6. Totals: 13-57 5-9 36.

South Medford35211517— 88

Roseburg91458— 36

3-point goals — South Medford 8-20 (K. Chamberlin 3, U. Chamberlin 4, Pedrojetti 1), Roseburg 5-23 (Vrendenburg 3, Melvin 2).

JV result — South Medford won.

SOUTH EUGENE 43, NORTH MEDFORD 31: At Eugene, North Medford came out of the first quarter with the lead but South Eugene got hot in the second and took over the Southwest Conference contest.

Jane Ersepke dropped in 14 points for the Black Tornado (7-9, 0-3 SWC), which committed 18 turnovers to South Eugene’s 12.

The second quarter run for the Axe (8-9, 2-1) began with a pair of 3-pointers from Hannah Stein and they outscored North Medford 19-6 in the frame.

NORTH MEDFORD (31): Ersepke 14, Wells 5, Fish 2, Weaver 8, Christiansen 0, Thurman 2, Drysdale 0. Totals: 14-36 2-8 31.

SOUTH EUGENE (43): Lewis 8, Harris 0, Galloway 4, Stein 11, McGowan 5, Megert 0, Jost 4, Schmidt 5, Bryant 6. Totals: 15-35 10-14 43.

North Medford9697— 31

South Eugene519127— 43

3-point goals — North Medford 1-4 (Weaver 1), South Eugene 3-8 (Stein 3).

SHELDON 47, GRANTS PASS 32: At Grants Pass, Aly Mirabile scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarater to help Sheldon remain unbeaten in Southwest Conference play at 3-0 in league and 14-4 overall.

Ahdra Klingler scored 14 points to pace Grants Pass (10-7, 1-2).

SHELDON (47): Sowers 9, Mirabile 19, Foutz 0, Pierzina 2, Walk 6, Scurlock 5, Neuman 6, Sperry 0. Totals: 15 11-14 47.

GRANTS PASS (32): Rucker 0, Gaither 5, Ay. Klingler 6, Williams 0, Ah. Klingler 14, Rund 2, Bruner 5. Totals: 11 9-15 32.

Sheldon1311716— 47

Grants Pass6998— 32

3-point goals — Sheldon 6 (Sowers 3, Mirabile 2, Scurlock 1), Grants Pass 1 (Ah. Klingler 1). Fouled out — Ay. Klingler, Bruner.

CRATER 48, THURSTON 27: At Springfield, Crater jumped out to a big lead early and Maya Van Hook and Sydney Gray controlled the inside game in the Midwestern League road victory.

Crater (14-3, 7-1 MWL) grabbed a 12-point lead at the end of the first quarter and used a patient, efficient offense to remain in command against host Thurston (6-11, 3-6).

Van Hook, a senior post, paced the Comet attack with 15 points to go with six rebounds and two steals. Gray contributed nine points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Crater outrebounded the Colts, 29-13, and pulled down 18 offensive rebounds.

CRATER (48): Gugliotta 0, Hirsch 2, Dance 5, Idiart 4, Van Hook 15, Westbrock 0, Robison 6, Oestreich 0, Gray 9, Ellis 0, Dutkiewicz 0, Woodard 4, Bowers 0, Young 3. Totals: 22 3-7 48.

THURSTON (27): Carpenter 1, Williams 0, Birkby 0, Petersen -0, Miller 6, Bradley 2, Rice 2, Norman 10, Kelley 3, Stevens 0, Burke 0. Totals: 10 3-16 27.

Crater1810812— 48

Thurston6759— 27

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Dance 1), Thurston 2 (Norman 1, Kelley 1). Fouled out — Young.

SPRINGFIELD 49, EAGLE POINT 23: At Springfield, Eagle Point was put on its heels early and could never rally in the Midwestern League loss against fourth-ranked Springfield.

The Millers (13-4, 8-1 MWL) used a tight man half-court defense to hold the Eagles to their lowest scoring total of the season.

Senior forward Alexa Burgess scored eight points to pace Eagle Point (8-8, 4-5).

EAGLE POINT (23): Shelton 4, Hogan 4, Flores 2, Amedei 2, Burgess 8, Lawler 3, Monroe 0, Swanson 0, Sked 0, Sather 0. Totals: 9 2-3 23.

SPRINGFIELD (49): Elliott 5, Newell 10, Durbin 9, Chapman 2, Williams 4, E. McKenney 12, Barraza 5, Oswalt 2. Totals: 20 3-4 49.

Eagle Point3578— 23

Springfield1115176— 49

3-point goals — Eagle Point 3 (Burgess 2, Lawler 1), Springfield 6 (McKenney 4, Durbin 1, Barraza 1).

JV score — Springfield 39, Eagle Point 36.

WILLAMETTE 59, ASHLAND 46: At Ashland, Jayd Sollinger poured in 22 points and Nina Munson added 13 in the Midwestern League loss.

Willamette (5-11, 3-6 MWL) outscored the host Grizzlies (5-10, 1-7) by 14 points over the second and third quarters to pull away for the win.

WILLAMETTE (59): Morris 0, Schear 0, Murphy 0, Smith 20, Gayle 0, Young 9, Crawford 5, Bitikofer 5, Lee 0, Willoughby 20. Totals: 19 12-17 59.

ASHLAND (46): Wilson 2, Sollinger 22, Barnes 0, Goringe 0, Moran 2, Baldwin 1, Larson 0, Munson 13, Rodriguez 0, Abel 6. Totals: 21 2-9 46.

Willamette1715243— 59

Ashland1310158— 46

3-point goals — Willamette 6 (Smith 5, Willoughby 1), Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2). Technical foul — Ashland bench.

JV result — Willamette won.

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