Balanced South Medford defeats St. Mary’s

EUGENE — With three freshmen in the starting lineup and no seniors on the roster, the South Medford girls basketball team is learning on the go.

And the Panthers proved to be fast learners at the Luke Roth Tip-Off Classic at Sheldon High on Friday.

South Medford placed three players in double figures and used strong defense to turn back St. Mary’s Academy of Portland, 58-50, in the first of two games in the showcase event.

The Blues (1-2) defeated South Medford in the quarterfinals of last year’s Class 6A state tournament.

The Panthers (2-0) play Lincoln of Portland at 4:15 p.m. today.

“We got balanced scoring tonight,” said South Medford coach Tom Cole. “We had contributions from throughout the roster.”

Junior guard Ula Chamberlin scored 16 points and her freshman sister, Kaili, added 15 to pace the Panthers.

South got a boost from 5-foot-10 freshman Shakia Perry with 12 points and nine rebounds.

“(Perry’s) athleticism and length had a huge impact on the game,” said Cole.

South led 37-28 at halftime but St. Mary’s rallied to take the lead in the third quarter.

In fourth, Ula Chamberlin was 5 of 5 from the line and scored seven of the Panthers’ 11 points.

The South defense, led by freshman Toni Coleman, held the Blues to just five points in the fourth.

SOUTH MEDFORD (58): K. Chamberlin 15, Coleman 5, U. Chamberlin 16, Schmerbach 2, Pedrojetti 2, Fish 0, Dahlin 2, Perry 12, Laupola 4. Totals: 23 10-15 58.

ST. MARY’S ACADEMY (50): Brazille 8, Johnson 9, Kirchmeier 0, Galian 0, Eddy 5, Groshong 2, Troutman 2, Ruff 5, Newton 19, Fallon 0. Totals: 18 8-18 50.

South Medford;20;17;10;11;—;58

St. Mary’s Academy;14;14;17;5;—;50

3-point goals — South Medford 2 (K. Chamberlin 2), St. Mary’s 6 (Johnson 2, Newton 4).

DAVIS 38, NORTH MEDFORD 31: At Roseville, Calif., Megan Fossen went for 15 points and 15 rebounds but poor shooting hurt North Medford on the second day of the Elite Showcase.

The Black Tornado (2-2) closes out the tournament today against host Roseville.

North Medford was able to tie it at 29-all on Rylee Karrick’s steal and layup, but Davis closed the contest on a 9-2 run.

NORTH MEDFORD (31): Ersepke 1, T. Baker 8, Karrick 4, Christiansen 0, McLemore 2, Graff 1, Fossen 15. Totals: 12 5-16 31.

DAVIS (38): Forrester 12, Oliva 12, Agnew 8, Arnt 0, Beal 0, Scotten 6, Campos 0, Enowey 0, McGlothlin 0. Totals: 16 1-3 38.

North Medford;8;8;9;6;—;31

Davis;16;5;6;11;—;38

3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Fossen), Davis 3 (Forrester 2, Oliva 1).

SPANISH SPRINGS 45, GRANTS PASS 34: At Spanish Springs, Nevada, after jumping out to a fast start, Grants Pass was held to just two points in the second quarter against the out-of-state opponent..

Grants Pass (2-2) led 12-4 after the first quarter.

Ahdra Klingler was the lone Caver in double figures with 12 points.

GRANTS PASS (34): Etheridge 2, Padgett 2, Gaither 6, Ay. Klingler 4, Williams 2, Ah. Klingler 12, Bruner 6, Noga 0. Totals: 13 4-12 34.

SPANISH SPRINGS (45): Townsell 6, Pinedo 4, A. Wadsworth 19, Winters 0, H. Wadsworth 2, Sanchez 5, Johnson 9, Barraza 0. Totals: 18 5-7 45.

Grants Pass;12;2;14;6;—;34

Spanish Springs:4;16;13;12;—;45

3-point goals — Grants Pass 4 (Gaither 2, Ah. Klingler 2), Spanish Springs 4 (Townsell 2, A. Wadsworth 1, Sanchez 1).

CRATER 51, RIDGEVIEW 32: At Central Point, Maya Van Hook scored 10 of her career-high 17 points in the second half for Crater on the final day of the Crater Invitational.

Van Hook also came up with four steals and three assists, and Sydney Gray registered 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals for the Comets (3-0).

Crater also received eight points, four boards and three assists from Mackenzie Ryerson.

RIDGEVIEW (32): Crouch 2, Sargent 6, Troutman 0, Pinkerton 5, Loving 0, Nelson 0, Hall 8, Jeter 7, Love 0, Clark 4, Cannon 0. Totals: 13 4-7 32.

CRATER (51): Idiart 0, Van Hook 17, Ryerson 8, Robison 0, Duran-Espino 0, Gray 14, Ellis 6, A. Woodard 4, K. Woodard 2. Totals: 19 7-15 51.

Ridgeview;6;8;12;6;—;32

Crater;7;18;14;12;—;51

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Ryerson 2, Gray 3, Ellis 1), Ridgeview 2 (Sargent 2). Fouled out — Jeter.

HIDDEN VALLEY 84, ASHLAND 16: At Murphy, Hidden Valley bolted to a 45-12 halftime lead in the nonleague game, improving to 3-0.

Hannah Hayes scored 19 and Kaylee Krusemark 15 for the Mustangs.

Ashland’s Mya Elder-Hammond had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals and Anna Barnes six rebounds as the Grizzlies dropped to 0-2.

ASHLAND (16): Altig 0, Boskes 0, Sollinger 0, Barnes 0, Gorringe 0, Moran 2, LaCoste 0, Rich 2, Munson 0, Elder-Hammond 8, Witnauer 0, Rodriguez 4, Abel 0. Totals: 8 0-2 16.

HIDDEN VALLEY (84): Jackson 0, Hart 7, Scott 8, Elmore 3, Krusemark 15, Hurley 7, Lyon 4, Fisher 13, Hayes 19, Jessee 8. Totals: 31 14-22 84.

Ashland;10;2;4;0;—;16

Hidden Valley;22;23;13;26;—;84

3-point goals — Hidden Valley 8 (Elmore 1, Krusemark 2, Hurley 1, Hayes 2, Jessee 2).

JV score: Hidden VAlley 75, Ashland 33.

PHILOMATH 66, EAGLE POINT 39: At Philomath, cold shooting hampered Eagle Point and the host team knocked the Eagles into the consolation of the Philomath Survivor Series tournament.

Eagle Point (1-1) plays Waldport at 1:30 p.m. today.

The Eagles fell behind 16-2 after one quarter.

Eagle Point had three players with six points each — Kierssa Hogan, Alexa Burgess and Odalis Rincones.

ST. MARY’S 47, REEDSPORT 25: At Coquille, St. Mary’s notched its first season win in the opening round of the Winterlake Classic.

Emma Bennion, a junior forward, had 20 points to lead the Crusaders (1-4).

ST. MARY’S (47): Lippert 2, Sentosa 2, Conner 4, Young 2, Dunn 2, McGill 2, Christman 7, Bennion 20, Ward 6, Alftine 0. Totals 21 2-6 47.

REEDSPORT (25): Swift 2, Stoltey 5, Martin 5, Rodriguez 6, Seeley 2, Hausmann 5. Totals 7 8-20 25.

St. Mary’s;9;13;12;13;—;47

Reedsport;3;4;9;9;—;25

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 1 (Bennion 1); Reedsport 1 (Martin 1). Fouled out — Ward.

DE LA SALLE NORTH 41, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 32: At Lake Oswego, Cascade Christian outscored De La Salle North 22-19 in the second half but fell short in the Academy Mortgage Invitational at Westside Christian High.

Emily Stephens, a junior center, paced the Challengers (1-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (32): Willard 3, Reed 6, Alexander 4, Ferreira 2, Rineman 2, Stephens 13, R. White 2, E. White 0, Meilicke 0, Miller 0, Carlson 0, Bennett 0. Totals: 14 3-6 32.

DE LA SALLE NORTH (41): Horsely 2, Imes 4, Miller 9, Bristol 11,. Boyd 4, Fescer 11, Brennon 0, Rogers 0. Totals: 19 1-8 41.

Cascade Christian;4;6;11;11;—;32

De La Salle North; 6;16;8;11;—;41

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 1 (Willard 1), De La Salle North 2 (Miller 1, Bristol 1).

COQUILLE 73, ROGUE RIVER 24: At Coquille, tournament host Coquille pulled away early on the opening day of the Winterlake Classic.

The Chieftains (1-3), who play Reedsport today, got seven points from Madison McKown.

ROGUE RIVER (24): McKown 7, Langfield 3, Sizemore 4, Earnest 2, Spaeth 2, McWillie 4, Rangel 0, Howard 0, Reader 0. Totals: 11 2-9 24.

COQUILLE (73): Dieu 13, M. Wilson 9, Layton 1, M. Salazar 2, S. Salazar 6, Kaufman 8, GeDeros 4, D. Wilson 4, Howard 4, Baird 10, Van Pelt 9, Ruiz 9. Totals: 35 2-5 73.

Rogue River;4;9;3;8;—;24

Coquille;27;12;18;16;—;73

3-point goal — Coquille 1 (M. Wilson).

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