Pedrojetti powers Panthers past Cavers

Sophomore guard Bella Pedrojetti hit four 3-pointers en route to a season-high 28 points and South Medford scored three straight transition baskets off turnovers to start the fourth quarter, pulling away in what had been a tight, back-and-forth game for a 73-58 Southwest Conference victory Tuesday at South Medford High.

Ula Chamberlin added 15 points, six rebounds and three steals and Shakia Perry eight points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (16-9, 8-3 SWC), who have won three of their last four games heading into their regular-season finale Friday against North Medford.

South Medford coach Tom Cole credited Pedrojetti with righting the ship after some early foul trouble that forced Ula Chamberlin and Kaili Chamberlin to the bench.

“During that stretch (Pedrojetti) really had to shoulder the scoring responsibility and just was much more aggressive driving tonight,” Cole said.

Pedrojetti, the SWC’s third-leading scorer, hit 8 of 17 field goals, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.

Grace Gaither and Ahdra Klingler scored 16 points apiece to lead the Cavers (13-9, 5-5), who trailed by only two entering the fourth quarter.

GRANTS PASS (58): Etheridge 7, Gaither 16, Ay. Klingler 3, Williams 3, Ah. Klingler 16, Rucker 0, Bruner 13, Yount 0. 21 10-18 58.

SOUTH MEDFORD (74): K. Chamberlin 6, Coleman 8, U. Chamberlin 15, Schmerbach 4, Pedrojetti 28, Dahlin 3, Perry 8, Laupola 2. Totals: 25 19-23 74.

Grants Pass;8;19;23;8;—;58

South Medford;18;14;20;22;—;74

3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (Gaither 3, Ay. Klingler 1, Williams 1, Ah. Klingler 1), South Medford 5 (Pedrojetti 4, Dahlin 1). Fouled out — Etheridge. Technical foul — Grants Pass coach Wakefield.

JV result — Grants Pass won.

NORTH MEDFORD 49, ROSEBURG 16: North Medford notched its ninth straight victory in the Southwest Conference by cruising past visiting Roseburg.

With the Indians (6-15, 0-10 SWC) focused defensively on taking away North’s two leading scorers, senior post Megan Fossen and senior guard Rylee Karrick, sophomore point guard Jane Ersepke had a breakout offensive performance for the Black Tornado (15-7, 9-1) with a career-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers, the second straight game in which she has put up double figures in scoring.

Fossen added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while junior post Ana Baker (eight points, eight rebounds, three steals), senior wing Julia Graff (two points, five rebounds, three steals) and Karrick (two points, three assists, three steals) also made solid contributions for North.

ROSEBURG (16): Bartlett 0, Robles 7, Olsen 0, Am. McGraw 3, As. McCraw 0, Lake 0, Melvin 0, Knudsen 0, Wheeler 0, Birdman 6. Totals: 7 0-2 16.

NORTH MEDFORD (49): Ersepke 18, T. Baker 2, Karrick 2, Seney 0, A. Baker 8, McLemore 6, Drysdale 0, Graff 2, Fossen 11. Totals: 18 10-14 46.

Roseburg;2;8;3;3;—;16

North Medford;11;20;12;6;—;49

3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Robles 1, Am. McCraw 1), North Medford (Ersepke 3).

JV score — Roseburg 41, North Medford 40.

CRATER 67, CHURCHILL 60: At Eugene, Crater trailed by four points early in the fourth quarter before rallying with a 12-0 run to defeat host Churchill for a Midwestern League victory.

The Lancers (8-12, 5-6 MWL) opened the final period by converting three straight field goals to take the lead, but the Comets (17-4, 8-3) countered by feeding the ball inside to junior post Maya Van Hook, who scored seven of her team-high 15 points in the fourth, to key an aggressive offensive attack that helped limit transition opportunities for hot-shooting Churchill.

Junior guard Sydney Gray had 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Crater, while senior guard Mackenzie Ryerson (seven assists, five rebounds) and senior post Alexus Woodard each knocked down a trio of treys and finished with 13 points apiece. Ellis added eight blocked shots.

Junior guard Isis Smith (19 points), senior wing Kayla Nesbitt (21 points) and junior wing Isabel Acker (16 points) combined for 56 of the 60 total points and all 11 of the 3-pointers converted by the Lancers.

CRATER (67): Idiart 0, Van Hook 15, Ryerson 13, Robison 0, Gray 14, Ellis 4, A. Woodard 13, Young 6, K. Woodard 2. Totals: 27 7-9 67.

CHURCHILL (60): N. Elstone 0, Smith 19, S. Elstone 2, Aley 0, Young 0, Nesbitt 21, Acker 16, Reyes 2. Totals: 24 1-5 60.

Crater;18;12;16;21;—;67

Churchill;20;7;18;15;—;60

3-point goals — Crater 6 (Ryerson 3, A. Woodard 3), Churchill 11 (Smith 3, Nesbitt 5, Acker 3).

JV result — Crater 36, Churchill 32.

MAZAMA 41, PHOENIX 18: At Phoenix, Taylor DeVry scored 13 points for Phoenix in the Skyline Conference setback.

The Pirates (3-19, 0-9 Sky) were limited to single-digit scoring in each quarter by the Vikings (16-5, 7-2).

Delani Parent had five rebounds, Maggie Carrillo three assists and Josephine Bolstad two blocks for Phoenix.

MAZAMA (41): Smith 2, Lease 7, Kappas 2, DeLaRosa 5, Williams 16, DeLonge 9, Clemens 0, Hall 0, Zahler 0. Totals: 15 10-19 41.

PHOENIX (18): DeVry 13, Kentner 2, Lopez 3, Carrillo 0, Villsenor 0, Badillo 0, Christensen 0, Tellez 0, Bolstad 0, Parent 0. Totals: 6 4-7 18.

Mazama;10;11:13;7;—;41

Phoenix;6;4;5;3;—;18

3-point goals – Mazama 1 (DeLaRosa 1), Phoenix 2 (DeVry 2).

JV score — Mazama 32, Phoenix 30.

EAGLE POINT 60, ASHLAND 48: At Ashland, Carlene Hart scored 23 points and Ashli Meerten 14 to lead Eagle Point, which pulled away late to sweep the season series.

The Grizzlies (3-18 overall, 0-11 MWL) trailed 25-20 at the break and 42-37 at the end of the third quarter.

The Eagles (10-12, 4-7) closed the game with a strong fourth quarter to push their lead into double digits.

Freshman wing Jayde Sollinger scored a team-high 13 points for Ashland. Senior guard Mya Elder-Hammond added 12 points, while sophomore Vita Witnauer and freshman Kendyl Abel had eight and seven points, respectively.

EAGLE POINT (60): Hogan 5, Flores 0, Burgess 8, Swanson 0, Rincones 5, Lawler 5, Meerten 14, Hart 23. Totals: 28 3-11 60.

ASHLAND (48): Altig 0, Voskes 3, Sollinger 13, Barnes 0, Gorringe 1, LaCoste 0, Munson 4, Elder-Hammond 12, Witnauer 8, Abel 7. Totals: 17 9-16 48.

Eagle Point;18;7;17;18;—;60

Ashland;11;9;17;11;—;48

3-point goals — Eagle Point 1 (Lawler), Ashland 4 (Sollinger 3, Voskes 1). Fouled out — Meerten.

JV score — Eagle Point 44, Ashland 31.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 50, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 36: At Cave Junction, Illinois Valley defeated visiting Cascade Christian to win the Southern Cascade League playoff game.

Sophie Ferreira, a sophomore guard, had 19 points to lead the Challengers (11-15), while junior forward Mallory Meilicke added nine points.

Junior post Aarika Brooks finished with a game-high 20 points for the Cougars (15-7).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (36): Reed 3, Alexander 3, Meilicke 9, Ferreira 19, Cave 2, Willard 0, Bennett 0, Joseph 0, Rineman 0, Carlson 0, Haglock 0, Robinson 0, White 0. Totals: 13 7-12 36.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (50): Scott 4, Miller 5, Navarro 5, Brooks 20, Moore 9, Gomez 7. Totals: 19 9-22 50.

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 3 (Meilicke 1, Ferreira 1, Reed 1), Illinois Valley 3.

Fouled out — Willard.

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