Grants Pass ends losing skid against Crater

GRANTS PASS — The Crater boys basketball team was its own worst enemy Friday.

The Comets committed 19 turnovers and didn't keep an active Grants Pass squad off the boards in a 61-43 Caveman victory.

"We came out flat and they took it to us," said Crater coach John Parent. "We gave up a lot of offensive rebounds and turnovers. We didn't box out very well. Those are things you can't do. We just didn't have any energy. It was pretty disappointing."

Coming off a win over Eagle Point and a strong showing against 10th-ranked Roseburg, the Comets (4-11, 0-5 SOH) didn't muster the same performance against a Grants Pass team coming off three straight losses.

The Cavemen (6-9, 2-3 SOH), meanwhile, registered an uplifting win.

"It was kind of a collective effort," said Cowell. "We've taken some lumps the last few weeks. We've had a little adversity come our way and I was proud of our effort tonight."

Tony Scriven had 17 points and five rebounds for Grants Pass, which got a season-best performance from Kolton Mahr with 13 points and three rebounds off the bench.

Cody Dismukes recorded 18 points and five rebounds for the Comets, and Jordan Douglas contributed 11 points.

CRATER (43) — Erskine 0, Stewart 0, Rodman 0, Martin 8, Jaasko 0, Seiver 0, Dismukes 18, Neal 0, Funderburk 0, Douglas 11, Bennett 0, Morgan 6. Totals: 16 6-10 43.

GRANTS PASS (61) — Emptage 0, Griggs 9, Fields 7, Bennett 1, Evens 5, Scriven 17, Etheridge 3, Tardieu 6, Mahr 13. Totals: 21 19-27 61.

Crater 5 14 10 14 — 43

Grants Pass 12 19 9 21 — 61

3-point goals — Crater 5 (Martin 2, Douglas 2, Morgan 1).

Girls

SOUTH MEDFORD 74, ROSEBURG 27 — At Roseburg, Kylie Towry had 18 points as South Medford used a balanced scoring effort to cruise in its Southern Oregon Hybrid contest.

Tess Picknell recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots and Lupita Vargas added 15 points for the Panthers (11-5, 5-0 SOH). Towry knocked down four 3-pointers and Vargas drained three triples.

Yaremi Mejia turned in 11 points and six rebounds and Ashley Bolston added six assists for South.

Tatum Anderson and Stefenie Griggs each had six points for the Indians (6-9, 1-4).

SOUTH MEDFORD (74) — Towry 18, Picknell 17, Vargas 15, Mejia 11, Curtius 6, Bolston 4, Tago 3, Brennan 0, Carroll 0. Totals: 30-53 5-8 74.

ROSEBURG (27) — Anderson 6, Griggs 6, Alspaugh 5, Howard 5, Snook 3, Picknell 2, Cox 0, Chong 0, Torres 0, Johnson 0, Thrush 0. Totals: 11-34 2-5 27.

South Medford 18 19 19 18 — 74

Roseburg 6 8 2 11 — 27

3-point goals — South Medford 9 (Towry 4, Vargas 3, Curtius 2), Roseburg 3 (Howard 1, Alspaugh 1, Snook 1).

JV score — Roseburg 45, South Medford 41.

CRATER 58, GRANTS PASS 32 — At Central Point, Kelly Ferris recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Crater in the SOH game.

Senior forward Brook Blaisdell scored 12 and senior guard Katie Powell 10 for the Comets (10-4, 3-2 SOH).

Senior guard Courtney Smith scored seven for Grants Pass. Junior center Annie Edgar and senior point guard Maricela Aguilera each tallied six for the Cavers (4-11, 0-5).

GRANTS PASS (32) — Smith 7, Edgar 6, Aguilera 6, Johnson 4, Luker 4, Daniels 1, Jordan 0, Phillips 0, Dean 0, Davidson 0, Bice 0, Syfert 4. Totals: 14 3-6 32.

CRATER (58) — Ferris 20, Blaisdell 12, Powell 10, Cobb 7, Ashworth 5, Owen 2, Britton 2, McNichols 0, Young 0, Lile 0, Scott 0, Guthrie 0, Hampson 0. Totals: 27 2-2 58.

Grants Pass 8 5 13 6 — 32

Crater 14 15 21 8 — 58

3-point goals — Crater 2 (Ashworth 1, Cobb 1), Grants Pass 1 (Smith).

JV score — Crater 51, Grants Pass 45.

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