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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Crater doubles up North Bend

NORTH BEND — For a midseason matchup of two top-12 girls basketball teams, it wasn’t much of a battle for Crater on Friday night.

The Comets, No. 5 in the Class 5A state power rankings, forced eight first-quarter turnovers and controlled action from the tipoff in cruising to a 54-27 Midwestern League victory over No. 11 North Bend.

“We kind of came out well and I don’t think they were really ready for the type of pressure we showed and where it was coming from,” said Crater coach Scott Dippel. “Everything we didn’t steal was a rushed shot, and that was big for us.”

Crater senior Eliza Idiart helped set the tone with 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and three assists, and senior Maya Van Hook added nine points for the Comets (10-2, 3-0 MWL).

After opening a 17-4 lead through one quarter against North Bend (7-3, 2-2), Crater began to establish 6-foot-2 center Averi Young and the junior responded with nine points, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

“She played great both on the offensive end and on the defensive end,” said Dippel of Young. “She was just moving the ball really well and had some nice inside-out stuff going with Idiart.”

Haley Snelgrove had 12 points to lead North Bend, which was limited to three field goals in the first half.

CRATER (54): Gugliotta 0, Hirsch 3, Dance 1, Idiart 14, Van Hook 9, Westbrock 0, Robison 2, Oestreich 6, Gray 5, Ellis 5, Dutkiewicz 0, Bowers 0, Young 9. Totals: 21 9-17 54.

NORTH BEND (27): Snelgrove 12, Markel 6, Lillebo 3, Matthews 2, Proett 2, Cunningham 2, Frank 0, Randle 0. Totals: 11 5-10 27.

Crater1791414— 54

North Bend46116— 27

3-point goals — Crater 3 (Idiart 2, Gray 1).

JV result — Crater 41, North Bend 15.

GLENCOE 48, NORTH MEDFORD 36: At Hillsboro, North Medford began to pick it up in the second half following a rough start but it wasn’t enough as Glencoe nabbed the nonleague victory.

The Black Tornado (5-6) jumped out to an early lead but that began to unravel due to turnovers. In the second quarter, North scored just two points on 0-for-9 shooting, helping Glencoe gain a 25-11 halftime advantage.

Jane Ersepke led all scores with 14 points and Hannah Drysdale pulled down 10 rebounds to go with her seven points for North Medford, which committed 20 turnovers to Glencoe’s 13 and had to endure three starters missing court time with three first-half fouls apiece.

NORTH MEDFORD (36): Ersepke 14, Wells 0, Baker 10, Fish 0, Kay. Seney 0, Christiansen 0, Thurman 5, Drysdale 7. Totals: 14 7-9 36.

GLENCOE (48): Becker 0, DeBord 5, Gerber 0, Anderson 0, Larrison 8, Van Dyke 6, Vandehey 9, Confer 13, Ball 7. Totals: 17 10-22 48.

North Medford921411— 36

Glencoe1411158— 48

3-point goals — North Medford 1 (Ersepke), Glencoe 2 (DeBord 1, Confer 1).

JV result — Glencoe won.

ASHLAND 46, THURSTON 41: At Ashland, sophomore wing Jayd Sollinger scored 14 of her game-high 21 points in the first half and Ashland was able to snap a 20-game Midwestern League losing streak at Mountain Avenue Gymnasium.

The Grizzlies (5-6, 1-3 MWL) trailed by one at halftime but rebounded from a two-point third quarter to outscore the Colts 18-9 in the final period and claim their first MWL victory since February 2016.

Sollinger — who hit all of the Grizzlies’ three 3-pointers — was one of three Ashland players to score in double figures. Point guard Nina Munson finished with 12 points before fouling out, while sophomore post Kendyl Abel scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Thurston sophomore Megan Miller scored a team-high 19 points.

THURSTON (41): Carpenter 2, Williams 2, Birkby 6, Petersen 0, Miller 19, Rice 0, Norman 9, Casley 3, Kelley 0, Stevens 0. Totals: 15 8-13 41.

ASHLAND (46): Wilson 0, Sollinger 21, Barnes 0, Baldwin 0, Larson 2, Munson 12, Rodriguez 0, Abel 11. Totals: 17 9-14 46.

Thurston101759— 41

Ashland1016218— 46

3-point goals — Thurston 3 (Casley 1, Birkby 2), Ashland 3 (Sollinger 3). Fouled out — Miller, Munson.

CHURCHILL 74, EAGLE POINT 51: At Eugene, Eagle Point put itself in a hole with 14 first-half turnovers that led to a 42-19 deficit at the break in the Midwestern League road loss.

Senior forward Alexa Burgess tallied 13 points for Eagle Point (6-5, 2-2 MWL), which made 11 3-pointers.

For Churchill (7-2, 4-0), freshman guard Danika Starr led all scorers with 20 points.

EAGLE POINT (51): Shelton 2, Hogan 9, Flores 6, Amidei 6, Burgess 13, Sked 2, Lawler 9, Sather 4. Totals: 20 0-2 51.

CHURCHILL (74): N. Elstone 6, Smith 9, S. Elstone 2, Miller 4, Bolden 9, Starr 20, Acker 2, Young 4, Scott 7, Husk 2, Aley 2, Rousseau 7. Totals: 25 6-9 74.

Eagle Point1091913— 51

Churchill16262012— 74

3-point goals — Eagle Point 11 (Hogan 3, Amidei 2, Burgess 3, Lawler 3), Churchill 5 (Bolden 2, Starr 2, Scott 1).

PHOENIX 51, ELMIRA 36: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix’s defensive pressure wore down Elmira and the Pirates’ offense got hot in the fourth quarter of the Skyline/Sky Em Crossover Tournament game at Mazama High.

Maggie Carrillo, the Pirates’ senior guard, paced the attack with 19 points and Josie Bolstad added 16, with nine coming in the final period when Phoenix outscored the Falcons 18-7.

Phoenix (5-8) had a good free-throw shooting night, converting 18 of 22 attempts.

ELMIRA (36): Blunt 2, A. White 2, Greene 16, Porter 7, C. White 2, Coffman 0, Williamson 3, Hanson 2, Feltz 2. Totals: 12 8-20 36.

PHOENIX (51): Carrillo 19, Villasenor 2, Christensen 4, Skaff 0, Bolstad 16, Tellez 0, Flores 0, Badillo 2, Parent 8. Totals: 15 18-22 51.

Elimira12987— 36

Phoenix12111018— 51

3-point goals — Elmira 4 (Greene 4), Phoenix 3 (Carrillo 3). Fouled out — C. White.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 56, VALLEY CATHOLIC 54, OT: At Salem, junior wing Sophie Ferreira hit the winning basket with 14 seconds remaining and Emily Stephens had a big game for Cascade Christian in the Salem Academy Classic.

With the game tied 54-all in overtime, the Challengers (5-8) broke the Valley Catholic (6-6) press and Ferreira raced for a transition layup. The Valiants then turned the ball over to seal the Cascade Christian victory.

Stephens, a senior guard, went for a game-high 23 points, including four in overtime, to go with 19 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Ferreira, who recently returned the lineup after an injury, scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds.

The Challengers outrebounded the Valiants, 41-33.

Cascade Christian plays for fourth place against Portland Adventist at 7:30 tonight.

VALLEY CATHOLIC (54): C. Wilder 11, Kawaguchi 18, Hererra 1, Jones 3, Justice 0, K. Snook 6, Kinder 0, Co 0, Gunther 3, Wonderlick 0, L. Snook 0, Trecker 0, Goodno 2, Fredd 12. Totals: 16 19-29 54.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (56): Quast 4, Alexander 6, Meilicke 2, Ferreira 8, Willard 8, Sweem 5, Stephens 23. Totals: 20 13-27 56.

Valley Catholic1579185— 54

Cascade Christian101018117— 56

3-point goals — Valley Catholic 5 (C. Wilder 1, Kawaguchi 3, K. Snook 1), Cascade Christian 3 (Alexander 1, Willard 2). Fouled out — Kawaguchi, Alexander.

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 50, PROSPECT 21: At Prospect, Hosanna Christian came out sizzling in the first half and cruised in the Mountain Valley League game.

The Lions (8-4, 3-1 MVL) got six 3-pointers — from five players — in the first half for a 38-13 lead at intermission.

Tianna McGonagle scored 11 points and McKenzie Thompson eight for Prospect (3-8, 0-4).

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