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GIRLS BASKETBALL: South Medford rolls

EUGENE — A year ago, South Medford’s girls basketball roster was rife with freshmen — seven, to be exact.

“It was good to see how much maturity has happened in a year,” said Panthers coach Tom Cole after South Medford opened the season with a 76-58 victory over Westview in the Luke Roth Tournament at Sheldon High. “I’m not so naive to think we won’t still have our ups and downs, but there’s definitely been some growth.”

South Medford, ranked eighth in the Class 6A preseason coaches poll, got 26 points and six rebounds from its lone senior, Ula Chamberlin. Bella Pedrojetti, the only junior, added 19 points.

“We were pretty balanced, which was nice,” said Cole. “Bella and Ula, the two oldest, handled a lot of the scoring, but we got really good production the others.”

Sophomores Toni Coleman, Kaili Chamberlin and Shakia Teague-Perry each had nine rebounds. Coleman scored 12 and Teague-Perry eight.

The Panthers play Forest Grove at 4:15 p.m. today.

SOUTH MEDFORD (76): K. Chamberlin 6, Coleman 12, U. Chamberlin 26, Schmerbach 2, Pedrojetti 19, Logue 0, Coley 3, Dahlin 0, Teague-Perry 8. Totals: 31 9-11 76.

WESTVIEW (58): Llamas 6, Uwase 12, Napoli 0, Antich 3, Davis 8, Lindsay 0, Keeney 2, Gross 1, Flennaugh 18, Miller 8. Totals: 22 7-13 58.

South Medford9212125— 76

Westview6161521— 58

3-point goals — South Medford 5 (U. Chamberlin 2, Pedrojetti 3), Westview 7 (Flennaugh 4, Antich 1, Llamas 2).

JV score — Westview won.

JESUIT 57, NORTH MEDFORD 40: Seventh-ranked Jesuit pulled out to a 10-point halftime lead in the nonconference season opener for both teams.

The Crusaders held the Black Tornado to four points in the third quarter.

North Medford is under the guidance of first-year coach Aaron Rayburn. It got 20 points from Jane Ersepke, who was 8 of 13 from the field; nine points from Talia Baker and six points and eight rebounds from Abby Christiansen.

JESUIT (57): Menendez 0, Block 9, Hookland 2, Comia 6, Fanelli 9, Corradini 9, Mori 6, Tuck 4, Lizer-Zmudzinski 0, Hickey 4, Freeman 8, Kirkland 0, Grant 0, Corey 0. Totals: 20-47 11-16 57.

NORTH MEDFORD (40): Ersepke 20, Wells 1, T. Baker 9, Fish 4, Weaver 0, Kay. Seney 0, Chrstiansen 6, Thurman 0, Drysdale 0. Totals: 15-28 8-18 40.

Jesuit11201412— 57

North Medford516415— 40

3-point goals — Jesuit 6-14 (Corradini 3, Comia 1, Fanelli 1, Block 1), North Medford 2-3 (Ersepke 2).

JV score — Jesuit won.

GRANTS PASS 53, BEND 45: At Grants Pass, Ahdra Klingler tallied a game-high 22 points and Grants Pass used a fast start to hold off the Intermountain Conference team in the season opener for both teams at Heater-Newman gym.

Grants Pass jumped out to an 11-2 first-quarter lead.

Senior guard Grace Gaither sank three 3-pointers and scored 14 points to boost the Caver attack.

BEND (45): Daniels 0, Kent 8, P. Gardner 3, Cannon 0, S. Gardner 4, K. Brown 10, Wheeler 8, Barudoni 6, P. Brown 0, Darry 0, Zahniser 4. Totals: 16 5-6 45.

GRANTS PASS (53): Page 0, Rucker 0, Gaither 14, Ay. Klingler 8 Williams 2, Ah. Klingler 22, Rund 0, Bruner 7, Yount 0. Totals: 18 12-15 53.

Bend2101120— 45

Grants Pass11131415— 53

3-point goals — Bend 6 (Kent 2, P. Gardner 1, T. Barudoni 2, K. Brown 1), Grants Pass 5 (Gaither 3, Ah. Klingler 2); Fouled out — Bruner.

DEL NORTE 45, CRATER 41: At Yreka, Calif., Del Norte, Calif., pulled away from a tie game in the last few minutes for the semifinal victory in the Yreka Miners Invitational.

Crater (1-1) had a chance to pull within two points in the final 40 seconds, but Sydney Gray’s driving shot was blocked, and the Comets were forced to foul down the stretch.

Gray paced Crater with 16 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists. McKenzie Hirsch had all seven of her points in the second quarter and chipped in eight rebounds and two steals.

The Comets play in the third-place game at 2:30 p.m. today against either Brookings-Harbor or Yreka.

CRATER (41): Gugliotta 0, Hirsch 7, Idiart 0 Van Hook 9, Robison 0, Gray 16, Ellis 7, Dutkiewicz 0, Woodard 0, Bowers 0, Young 2. Totals: 13 13-15 41.

DEL NORTE (45): Brous 0, Zepeda 2, As. Lenover 0, Clifton 5, Al. Lenover 0, Horton 11, Stone 17, Sanchez 8, Jackson 2. Totals: 14 14-32 45.

Crater109139— 41

Del Norte151198— 45

3-point goals — Crater 1 (Gray 1, Ellis1), Del Norte 3 (Stone 3). Fouled out — Van Hook, Young.

ST. MARY’S 43, NORTH VALLEY 32: Senior guard Emma Bennion poured in 15 points as host St. Mary’s captured the victory in its season debut.

Bennion’s big shot came midway through the third quarter with a game-tying 3-pointer that swung the momentum in the Crusaders’ favor.

The Crusaders (1-0) picked up nine points from Ibixica Alvarez while Olivia Lippert and Emma Ward chipped in seven points apiece.

NORTH VALLEY (32): Kersten 1, Miller 7, Stewart 2, B. Touey 13, K. Touey 3, Welch 6, Mohr 0, Garza 0. Totals: 12 7-19 32.

ST. MARY’S (43): Young 1, Alvarez 9, Bennion 15, Lippert 7, Christman 4, Ward 7, Andrews 0, Conner 0. Totals: 16 9-19.

North Valley51179— 32

St. Mary’s4111315— 43

3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Miller 1), St. Mary’s 2 (Bennion 1, Lippert 1); Fouled out — Bennion.

JV result — St. Mary’s won.

DOUGLAS 46, ROGUE RIVER 21: At Rogue River, senior guard Jesse Langfield and junior Madison McKown both scored six points to lead Rogue River in the nonconference home loss.

Douglas (1-0) led 29-11 at halftime.

The Chieftains (1-1) could not match up inside against the Trojans, who were paced by 6-3 sophomore Amy Dickover’s 18 points.

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