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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Coley helps South breeze by Axe

EUGENE — Tanesha Coley got an opportunity and the South Medford freshman made a valuable contribution in a 70-54 Southwest Conference road victory at South Eugene Friday.

Coley posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in extended minutes when the Panthers (18-3, 5-1 SWC) ran into foul problems early.

Ula Chamberlin paced the South Medford attack with 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

The Panthers led 56-29 going in the fourth quarter before the Axe (8-13, 2-4) made an unsuccessful rally.

South Medford used a big rebounding advantage, 45-34, to secure the win.

Panther sophomore guard Toni Coleman provided 12 points, six rebounds and three steals and Shakia Teague-Perry added 11 points and six rebounds.

SOUTH MEDFORD (70): K. Chamberlin 3, Coleman 12, U. Chamberlin 21, Schmerbach 3, Pedrojetti 7, Coley 10, Dahlin 3, Teague-Perry 11. Totals: 26 16-20 70.

SOUTH EUGENE (54): Lewis 4, Lucas 3, Harris 5, Galloway 6, Stein 4, McGowan 7, Lee 11, Megert 9, Schmidt 2, Bryant 3. Totals: 19 11-23 54.

South Medford22112314— 70

South Eugene147825— 54

3-point goals — South Medford 2 (Pedrojetti 1, Dahlin 1), South Eugene 5 (Lucas 1, Galloway 1, McGowan 1, Lee 1, Megert 1).

JV result — South Eugene won.

GRANTS PASS 43, NORTH MEDFORD 33: At Grants Pass, Grants Pass used a big second quarter to gain separation in the Southwest Conference game.

The Cavers (13-7, 4-2 SWC) outscored North Medford (8-11, 1-5) by 16-3 in the second and took a 31-13 halftime lead. The Black Tornado cut its deficit to 35-28 entering the fourth.

Savannah Weaver paced North Medford with nine points. Ahdra Klingler scored 16 for Grants Pass.

NORTH MEDFORD (33): Ersepke 7, Wells 7, Ta. Baker 8, Weaver 9, Kay. Seney 0, Christiansen 2, Drysdale 0. Totals: 11 7-12 33.

GRANTS PASS (43): Rucker 0, Gaither 3, Ay. Klingler 6, Williams 12, Ah. Klingler 16, Rund 2, Bruner 2, Yount 2. Totals: 17 3-3 43.

North Medford103155— 33

Grants Pass151648— 43

3-point goals — North Medford 4 (Ersepke 1, Wells 2, Weaver 1), Grants Pass 3 (Gaither 1, Williams 4, Ah. Klingler 1).

CRATER 82, NORTH BEND 33: At Central Point, Crater’s Eliza Idiart knocked down three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Comets to a 23-0 lead in the Midwestern League victory.

Idiart, who was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc, finished with 14 points to go with three steals for Crater (17-3, 10-1 MWL).

Maya Van Hook added 15 points, six rebounds and two steals, Averi Young had nine points and four rebounds and Nehkyah Ellis seven points, six rebounds and five steals.

NORTH BEND (33): Snelgrove 6, Randle 0, Holling 0, Markel 5, Lillebo 1, MaKoa Matthews 15, Proett 2, Cunningham 2, Garrigus 0, Frank 0, Mahr 0, Gochnour 2. Totals: 10 8-18 33.

CRATER (82): Gugliotta 6, Hirsch 2, Dance 4, Idiart 14, Van Hook 15, Westbrock 2, Robison 7, Oestreich 0, Gray 4, Ellis 7, Dutkiewicz 2, Woodard 2, Bowers 8, Young 9. Totals: 30 17-21 82.

North Bend0101112— 33

Crater23231422— 82

3-point goals — North Bend 5 (Matthews 5), Crater 5 (Idiart 4, Young 1).

JV score — Crater 58, North Bend 19.

CHURCHILL 50, EAGLE POINT 43: At Eagle Point, Andrea Flores had 12 points and three rebounds and Nicole Lawler nine points and four assists for Eagle Point (8-11, 4-8 MWL).

The Eagles’ upset bid fell short after second-ranked Churchill (16-3, 11-1) hit 8 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Teya Amidei added eight points and Kierssa Hogan nine points and four boards for the Eagles.

CHURCHILL (50): N. Elstone 11, Smith 6, S. Elstone 3, Bolden 4, Starr 17, Scott 7, Aley 2, Acker 0, Rousseau 0. Totals: 17 13-19 50.

EAGLE POINT (43): Shelton 3, Hogan 9, Monroe 2, Flores 12, Amidei 8, Lawler 9, Burgess 0, Swanson 0, Sather 0. Totals: 17 0-2 43.

Churchill1561512— 50

Eagle Point146914— 43

3-point goals — Churchill 3 (N. Elstone 2, S. Elstone 1), Eagle Point 9 (Shelton 1, Hogan 3, Amidei 2, Lawler 3). Fouled out — Burgess.

THURSTON 55, ASHLAND 35: At Springfield, Jayd Sollinger scored 14 points but Ashland faded after a strong start in the Midwestern League game.

Madelyn Larson, Nina Munson and Kendyl Abel added six points apiece for the Grizzlies (6-13, 2-10 MWL), who led 16-13 after one quarter but were outscored 25-10 in the middle two quarters. Abel grabbed 10 rebounds.

ASHLAND (35): Altig 0, Wilson 2, Sollinger 14, Barnes 0, Moran 0, Baldwin 0, Larson 6, Munson 6, Rodriguez 1, Abel 6. Totals: 11 12-22 35.

THURSTON (55): Williams 13, Birkby 3, Petersen 3, Miller 16, Bradley 4, Rice 0, Norman 9, Kelley 3, Stevens 2, Burke 2. Totals: 20 14-19 55.

Ashland16469— 35

Thurston13121317— 55

3-point goals — Ashland 1 (Sollinger 1), Thurston 1 (Kelley 1). Fouled out — Abel.

HENLEY 58, PHOENIX 31: At Klamath Falls, shorthanded Phoenix came out flat energetically and was unable to keep up with Henley.

Maggie Carrillo led the Pirates (6-15, 0-7 Skyline Conference) with seven points and five rebounds.

The Hornets (12-8, 6-1) grabbed 17 offensive rebounds which led to plenty of second-chance points and outrebounded the Pirates, 32-26.

PHOENIX (31): Carrillo 7, Villasenor 6, Esqueda 0, Skaff 0, Bolstad 6, Tellez 4, Flores 2, Badillo 2, Parent 4. Totals: 11 7-9 31.

HENLEY (58): Loney 9, Nelson 0, Cheyne 0, Sharp 9, Barnett 4, Smith 2, McLauchlin 0, Moore 18, Lowry 2, Northcutt 14, Badker 0. Totals: 23 11-23 58.

Phoenix69511— 31

Henley16151710— 58

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Villasenor 2), Henley 1 (Loney). Fouled out — Bolstad.

JV result — Henley won.

ST. MARY’S 53, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 39: St. Mary’s Emma Bennion scored 24 points in the Far West League victory at Cascade Christian High.

Cascade Christian (7-16, 2-7 FW) trailed 28-23 at halftime and got to within two points in the third. Bennion scored nine points in the period to help the Crusaders extend their advantage.

Bennion also led the Crusaders (12-8, 5-3) in steals and rebounding.

Emily Stephens scored 11 for the Challengers, while Sophie Ferreira grabbed 12 rebounds and Katelyn Willard dished out five assists.

ST. MARY’S (53): Young 4, Alvarez 7, Bennion 24, Conner 3, Lippert 12, Ward 3, Dunn 0, Christman 0, Rothfus 0, Ragajopal 0. Totals: 22 3-6 53.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (39): Quast 2, Alexander 4, Meilicke 3, Ferreira 9, Willard 6, Hagloch 4, Stephens 11, Joseph 0. Totals: 13 11-23 39.

St. Mary’s16121411— 53

Cascade Christian914106— 39

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 6 (Alvarez 1, Bennion 2, Conner 1, Lippert 2), Cascade Christian 2 (Willard 1, Stephens 1).

ROGUE RIVER 56, ILLINOIS VALLEY 46: At Rogue River, senior guard Jesse Langfield scored 16 points to lead a balanced Rogue River attack in the Southern Cascade League victory.

Rogue River (16-7, 9-3 SCL) broke a 40-all tie by outscoring the Cougars 16-6 in the final period.

Senior forward Laura Howard chipped in 12 points and Madison McKnown added 10 for the Chieftains, who won their fourth straight league game.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 36, NORTH LAKE 16: Savanah Zamora had 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals, Zoe Belovitch eight points and seven boards and Madelyn Bennett six points and five boards as RVA (18-2, 13-2 Mountain Valley League) earned its sixth straight win.

North Lake fell to 12-9 and 13-2.

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