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Ashland High junior Nina Munson attempts to dribble past Eagle Point High defender Andrea Flores at Eagle Point High on Tuesday.(PHOTO BY: LARRY STAUTH JR)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sollinger sparks Ashland past EP

EAGLE POINT — Jayd Sollinger came up clutch for Ashland in a 51-46 come-from-behind victory over Eagle Point in Midwestern League girls basketball Tuesday.

Sollinger, a sophomore wing, scored 15 of her game-high 19 points in the second half as the Grizzlies (6-10, 2-7 MWL) erased a three-point deficit going into the final quarter.

Eagle Point led 21-16 at halftime.

Sollinger scored seven points in the fourth, including a timely 3-pointer.

“The buckets by Sollinger were the difference,” said Eagle Point coach Marvin Denman. “They look to her down the stretch. She did a nice job finding the basket.”

Kelsi Monroe, an undersized senior post, led the Eagles (8-9, 4-6) with 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

“(Monroe) attacked the hole and got to the bucket,” said Denman.

Junior wing Andrea Flores added 10 points for Eagle Point.

“(Flores) was consistent throughout the game,” said Denman. “She got some rebounds and hit some big free throws in the fourth quarter.”

Ashland reversed a 60-56 overtime loss to the Eagles earlier in the season.

Grizzlies junor guard Nina Munson had a good all around game with eight rebounds, six assists and six points.

“Their defense pushed them ahead,” said Denman. “Our offense didn’t flow the way we wanted to. We were stagnant and that contributed to our downfall.”

ASHLAND (51): Wilson 7, Sollinger 19, Barnes 2, Baldwin 8, Larson 4, Munson 6, Abel 5, Moran 0. Totals: 22 5-12 51.

EAGLE POINT (43): Shelton 4, Hogan 2, Monroe 11, Flores 10, Amidei 6, Burgess 8, Sather 2, Swanson 0, Sked 0. Totals: 15 9-14 43.

Ashland881619— 51

Eagle Point912148— 43

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Wilson 1, Sollinger 1), Eagle Point 4 (Amidei 2, Burgess 2).

JV result — Ashland won.

GRANTS PASS 73, ROSEBURG 29: At Roseburg, Ahdra Klingler scored 21 points and Grants Pass bolted to a 36-16 first-half lead in the Southwest Conference game.

The Cavers (11-7, 2-2 SWC) got three 3-pointers and 15 points from Grace Gaither. Klingler also sank three 3s.

Grants Pass held Roseburg (2-16, 0-4) to single-digit scoring in each quarter.

GRANTS PASS (73): Rucker 6, Gaither 15, Lingo 0, Ay. Klingler 7, Williams 5, Ah. Klingler 21, Rund 7, Bruner 6, Childers 6, Young 6. 29 8-10 73.

ROSEBURG (29): Anderson 2, Allen 0, Murphy 2, Vrendenburg 8, Wayman 0, Lake 0, White 0, Knudsen 4, Melvin 7, Bergmann 6. Totals: 12 2-6 29.

Grants Pass20161720— 73

Roseburg7958— 29

3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (Gaither 3, Ah. Klingler 3), Roseburg 3 (Vrendenburg 2, Melvin 1).

ST. MARY’S 56, SOUTH UMPQUA 49: Sophomore guard Olivia Lippert sparked a St. Mary’s second-half comeback by scoring 12 of her career-high 19 points in the third quarter of the Far West League home contest.

St. Mary’s (10-7, 3-3 FWL) trailed by as many as 11 points in the second quarter before cutting the deficit to five at the break.

Emma Bennion, a senior guard, led the Crusaders with 21 points.

For South Umpqua (8-11, 2-5), senior wing Tayah Kelly had a team-best 19 points.

SOUTH UMPQUA (49): Gibson 9, McCall 8, Lind 3, Gray 4, Pires 2, Kelly 19, Griffin 4, Lowell 0, Ferguson 0, McClure 0. Totals: 21 5-8 49.

ST. MARY’S (56): Alvarez 7, Bennion 21, Conner 2, Lippert 19, Christman 1, Rothfus 2, Ward 4, Young 0, Rajagopal 0. Totals: 21.11-21 56

South Umpqua1510915— 49

St. Mary’s7132016— 56

3-point goals — South Umpqua 2 (Gibson 1, Lind 1), St. Mary’s 3 (Lippert 3). Fouled out — Gray, Pires.

JV result — St. Mary’s won.

SUTHERLIN 46, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 45: Sutherlin’s swarming defense took a toll in the fourth quarter, helping erase a 12-point deficit in the Far West League game at Cascade Christian High.

Megan Carrillo, a 5-foot-3 guard for Sutherlin (10-10, 4-2 FWL), scored on a putback with eight seconds left, and the Challengers (7-13, 2-4) couldn’t answer.

Cascade Christian led by a dozen early in the fourth and by nine with four minutes to play.

The Challengers’ Emily Stephens had 16 points, making 7 of 8 free throws, and eight rebounds, and Katelyn Willard drained four 3-pointers and scored 14 points.

SUTHERLIN (46): Ganger 13, Bailey 2, Masterfield 8, Vermillion 5, Carrillo 6, McHugill 5, Nielsen 7, Turner 0. Totals: 17 7-10 46.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (45): Quast 0, Alexander 6, Meilicke 2, Ferreira 4, Willard 14, Hagloch 3, Stephens 16. Totals: 15 10-15 45.

Sutherlin124624— 46

Cascade Christian1281213— 45

3-point goals — Sutherlin 5 (Ganger 3, Masterfield 2), Cascade Christian 5 (Stephens 1, Willard 4). Fouled out — Bailey, McHugill, Meilicke.

ROGUE RIVER 45, GLIDE 43, 2OT: At Glide, Rogue River senior Jesse Langfield scored 13 points, including a pair of free throws in the second overtime to push the Chieftains in front for the Southern Cascade League victory.

Glide (9-9, 4-5 SCL) was able to score in the waning seconds of regulation after Rogue River (13-7, 6-3) was called for an illegal play, giving the ball back to the host team to set up the tying basket.

Each team scored five points in the first overtime to go into another extra period tied 41-all.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 49, BUTTE FALLS 24: At Butte Falls, Illinois Valley moved to 7-12 overall and 5-4 in Southern Cascade League play with the road victory over Butte Falls/Crater Lake Charter (2-16, 1-8).

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