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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Comets fall to No. 4 Springfield

CENTRAL POINT — No. 9 Crater rallied from a double-digit deficit to get within striking distance late but couldn’t overcome the loss of its starting center as fourth-ranked Springfield held on for a 52-40 victory in Midwestern League girls basketball Friday at Crater High School.

After the Comets cut Springfield’s lead to five points with 1:45 to go, the visiting Millers got a clutch 3-pointer from Emma McKenney — last season’s Class 5A player of the year — and went 4-for-4 at the free-throw line down the stretch to secure their fourth win in a row.

Crater, which played most of the game without 6-foot-2 post Averi Young, saw its five-game win streak snapped, falling to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in the MWL. Springfield improved to 10-3 overall and remained perfect in league at 5-0.

Young suffered a dislocated shoulder only minutes into the game and could not return.

“I think once we lost (Young) at the very beginning of the first quarter, we had a hard time adjusting,” Crater head coach Scott Dippel said.

Without Young’s size to contend with, Springfield center Kayley Elliott scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the first half plus Springfield’s first two buckets of the third quarter. McKenney scored 15 and hit each of the Millers’ three 3-pointers.

Maya Van Hook had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead Crater, while Nehkyah Ellis added seven points, nine rebounds and three steals. Eliza Idiart scored seven.

“We tried to apply pressure in different ways, but they’ve got McKenney,” Dippel said. “We put pressure on them but they were still able to find the mismatches that were created.”

Crater used a 7-0 run capped by a Madison Dutkiewicz 3-pointer to get back in the game, but Springfield came through when the pressure was on.

“McKenney’s 3 was the big shot; that really changed the comeback,” Dippel said.

Van Hook scored 12 of her 16 in the second half for the Comets, who have a week off before hosting Willamette next Friday.

SPRINGFIELD (52): Elliott 16, Newell 9, Durbin 8, L. Barraza 0, Chapman 0, Williams 2, McKenney 15, J. Barraza 2. Totals: 18 13-15 52.

CRATER (40): Gugliotta 0, Hirsch 0, Dance 0, Idiart 7, Van Hook 16, Robison 2, Gray 5, Ellis 7, Dutkiewicz 3, Woodard 0, Young 0. Totals: 15 8-15 40.

Springfield15121213— 52

Crater119128— 40

3-point goals — Springfield 3 (McKenney 3), Crater 2 (Idiart 1, Dutkiewicz 1).

JV result — Crater won.

SOUTH MEDFORD 78, EUREKA 53: At Eureka, Calif., South Medford senior Ula Chamberlin had 27 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead her team to its second win in California in three days.

Bella Pedrojetti added 18 points and Kaili Chamberin had 11 points for the Panthers (11-2), who also got a boost with nine rebounds and four steals by Toni Coleman, eight rebounds by Tanesha Coley and seven boards by Sierra Logue.

Paige Lyons scored 12 points for Eureka (13-6).

SOUTH MEDFORD (78): K. Chamberlin 11, Coleman 4, U. Chamberlin 27, Dillard 0, Schmerbach 5, Pedrojetti 18, Logue 2, Coley 2, Dahlin 2, Teague-Perry 7. Totals: 29-79 14-19 78.

EUREKA (53): Chalmers 8, Guilbert 1, Pratton 3, Carroll 0, Rodgers 7, Wesson 9, Watson 0, Boynton 2, Napoleon 11, Lyons 12. Totals: 18-69 10-21 53.

South Medford19172121— 78

Eureka1014218— 53

3-point goals — South Medford 6 (K. Chamberlin 1, U. Chamberlin 3, Pedrojetti 2), Eureka 7 (Chalmers 1, Pratton 1, Rodgers 1, Wesson 1, Napoleon 1, Lyons 2).

THURSTON 50, EAGLE POINT 45: At Springfield, Eagle Point closed to within two points with three minutes left in the Midwestern League game before Thurston held on.

The Eagles (6-7, 2-4 MWL) got a spark in the second half from Teya Amidei, who scored all eight of her points after the break.

Nicole Lawler paced Eagle Point with 12 points, Alexa Burgess grabbed nine rebounds to go with six points, and Andrea Flores had six rebounds and two steals.

Thurston is 4-10 and 1-5.

EAGLE POINT (45): Hogan 9, Monroe 2, Flores 2, Amidei 8, Burgess 6, Swanson 6, Lawler 12, Shelton 0, Sked 0, Sather 0. Totals: 17 1-2 45.

THURSTON (50): Williams 9, Birkby 2, Petersen 2, Miller 13, Rice 2, Norman 15, Casley 3, Stevens 4, Carpenter 0. Totals: 20 8-13 50.

Eagle Point981711— 45

Thurston915179— 50

3-point goals — Eagle Point 10 (Hogan 3, Amidei 2, Burgess 1, Lawler 4), Thurston 2 (Norman 1, Casley 1).

NORTH BEND 48, ASHLAND 45: At Ashland, Ashland wasn’t able to continue its season-long trend of playing strong in the second half, as the Grizzlies managed just 15 points after halftime in North Bend’s comeback win at Mountain Avenue Gymnasium.

The Grizzlies (5-7, 1-4), who were ahead by as much as 41-35 in the fourth quarter, had a pair of chances to tie the game on Jayd Sollinger 3-pointer attempts, but both tries rimmed out.

Sollinger finished with a team-high 18 points, but Munson and Abel — the Grizzlies’ other two top scorers — only combined for six points in the game. Jenna Altig had nine points.

Haley Snelgrove recorded a game-high 21 points for North Bend (9-3, 4-2).

NORTH BEND (48): Randle 0, Markel 10, Matthews 2, Porett 5, Cunningham 8, Snelgrove 21, Frank 2. Totals: 18 10-24 48.

ASHLAND (45): Altig 9, Wilson 2, Sollinger 18, Barnes 0, Larson 0, Munson 4, Witnauer 2, Rodriguez 8, Abel 2. Totals: 16 7-16 45.

North Bend1017714— 48

Ashland191169— 45

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Altig 2, Sollinger 2). Fouled out — Munson.

JV result — North Bend won.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 63, SOUTH UMPQUA 48: Cascade Christian sophomore Katelyn Willard scored 12 of her 13 points in a key second-quarter surge that allowed the Challengers to pull away for their first Far West League victory.

South Umpqua (8-7, 2-1 FWL) led 14-12 after one quarter but Cascade Christian (6-10, 1-1) outscored the Lancers 25-11 in the second quarter.

Emily Stephens totaled 13 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists in a complete-game effort for the Challengers. Point guard Abigail Alexander added 12 points and only one turnover, Elliana Hagloch had 10 points and Mallory Meilicke had nine points.

SOUTH UMPQUA (48): Gibson 8, McClure 0, Ferguson 0, McCall 3, Lind 3, Lowell 0, Gray 0, Pires 8, Kelly 22, Griffin 4. Totals: 19 6-14 48.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (63): Joseph 0, Quast 0, Alexander 12, Meilicke 9, Clark 0, Ferreira 6, Willard 13, Hagloch 10, Sweem 0, Stephens 13, Hensley 0. Totals: 25 8-19 63.

South Umpqua1411914— 48

Cascade Christian12251313— 63

3-point goals — South Umpqua 2 (Gibson 2, McCall 1, Lind 1), Cascade Christian 5 (Alexander 2, Meilicke 1, Willard 2). Fouled out — Willard.

ST. MARY’S 50, DOUGLAS 39: Ibixica Alvarez’s 3-pointer to cap the end of the third quarter sparked St. Mary’s big fourth quarter, where the host Crusaders seized control and their first Far West League win of the season.

Leading 36-34 heading into the final frame, St. Mary’s (7-5, 1-1 FWL) controlled the pace and received a big 3-pointer midway through the quarter by Emma Bennion, then a game-sealing trey from Olivia Lippert with 54 seconds left.

Douglas dropped to 6-6 overall and 0-3 in FWL play.

DOUGLAS (39): Parson 2, Hall 11, Phillips 2, Polamalu 6, Davis 5, Dickover 13. Totals: 16 6-26 39.

ST. MARY’S (50): Young 3, Alvarez 10, Bennion 23, Conner 2, Lippert 12, Christman 0, Ward 0. Totals: 20 5-8 50.

Douglas128145— 39

St. Mary’s11121314— 50

3-point goals — Douglas 1 (Davis), St. Mary’s 5 (Alvarez 2, Bennion 1, Lippert 2). Fouled out — Ward.

JV result — Douglas won.

ROGUE RIVER 49, BUTTE FALLS 30: At Butte Falls, junior Madison McKown poured in 16 points and senior Jesse Langfield added 11 for Rogue River in the Southern Cascade League victory.

The Chieftains (9-5, 2-1 SCL) had a 36-6 lead at halftime.

Leanna McNabb paced the Loggers (1-12, 0-4) with 10 points.

RV ADVENTIST 31, NORTH LAKE 28: Savanah Zamora led a balanced attack that powered host Rogue Valley Adventist past the Mountain Valley League’s lone unbeaten team.

Zamora generated 11 points, six rebounds and a pair of steals while teammate Zoe Belovitch registered eight points, four assists and knocked down a pair of free throws in the last two minutes that helped hold off North Lake (8-5, 6-1 MVL).

Paris Quave added 10 points for the Red Tail Hawks (9-1, 6-1).

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