GIRLS BASKETBALL: South steals win from Santa Fe


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    DEL MAR, Calif. — South Medford put together one of its best games of the young season and defeated Santa Fe Christian, 69-23, in nonconference girls basketball Friday.

    The Panthers, ranked fifth in Oregon’s 6A ranks, had a season-high 25 steals and season-low nine turnovers. It also had 13 assists.

    “The ball moved a lot better tonight,” said coach Tom Cole after South Medford (5-1) rebounded from its first loss the night before. “It was definitely more equally dispersed. We had some good highlights.”

    Toni Coleman, the state leader in steals last year as a freshman, had a season-high seven to spark the Panthers’ defense. Ula Chamberlin contributed four thefts.

    Bella Pedrojetti scored 15 points in the win, Kaili Chamberlin 12 and Shakia Teague-Perry 10. Teague-Perry added eight rebounds and Coleman four assists.

    SOUTH MEDFORD (69): K. Chamberlin 12, Coleman 8, U. Chamberlin 9, Dillard 0, Schmerbach 3, Pedrojetti 15, Logue 0, Coley 4, Dahlin 8, Teague-Perry 10. Totals: 29 5-8 69.

    SANTE FE CHRISTIAN (23): Goethals 5, Navarro 0, Raymond 2, Valasek 16, Bliss 0, Hannan 0, Weinstein 0, Dabasinskas 0. Totals: 8 5-11 23.

    South Medford2324139— 69

    Santa Fe Christian10427— 23

    3-point goals — South Medford 6 (U. Chamberlin 1, Pedrojetti 3, K. Chamberlin 2), Santa Fe Christian 2 (Valasek 1, Goethals 1).

    NORTH MEDFORD 45, LIBERTY 39: At Napa, Calif., Talia Baker provided offensive punch and defensive tenacity to lead North Medford to the championship game of the Wine Valley Tournament.

    The Black Tornado (3-1) faces Mission San Jose today at 1:30 for the title.

    Baker scored 20 points and was part of a second-half surge that made up an 11-point deficit.

    Jane Ersepke added 10 points in the win.

    LIBERTY (39): Kinslow 2, Ramirez 5, Hartman 9, Jacobson 14, Whitten 3, Arkind 2, Sigsworth 4. Totals: 15 5-7 39.

    NORTH MEDFORD (45): Ersepke 10, Ta. Baker 20, Weaver 2, Kay. Seney 2, Christiansen 9, Thurman 2, Fish 0, Kar. Seney 0, Drysdale 0. Totals: 17 9-14 45.

    Liberty81975— 39

    North Medford1441611— 45

    3-point goals — Liberty 4 (Ramirez 1, Hartman 2, Whitten 1), North Medford (Ersepke 1, Christiansen 1).

    JESUIT 40, GRANTS PASS 25: At Portland, Grants Pass managed double figures in only one quarter against No. 5-ranked and unbeaten Jesuit in the nonconference game.

    It was the first loss for the Cavers (4-1).

    Ahdra Klingler scored 10 for Grant Pass.

    GRANTS PASS (25): Gaither 8, Ay. Klingler 3, Williams 0, Ah. Klingler 10, Rund 0, Bruner 4, Yount 0. Totals: 6 8-14 25.

    JESUIT (40): Hookland 6, Fanelli 13, Corradini 3, Tuck 2, Hickey 10, Freeman 6. Totals: 14 5-8 40.

    Grants Pass41065— 25

    Jesuit1212610— 40

    3-point goals — Grants Pass (Gaither 1, Ay. Klingler 1, Ah. Klingler 3), Jesuit 7 (Hookland 2, Fanelli 2, Corradini 1, Freeman 2).

    CRATER 48, THURSTON 32: At Central Point, a cold second quarter left ninth-ranked Crater behind by two at halftime, but the Comets pulled away in the Midwestern League game the last two quarters.

    Sydney Gray scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added two assists and two steals for Crater (6-1, 2-0 MWL).

    Maya Van Hook scored 11, Averi Young had eight points and four rebounds and McKenzie Hirsch four points, four rebounds and four steals.

    THURSTON (32): Carpenter 5, Birkby 3, Miller 9, Bradley 4, Rice 0, Norman 2, Casley 0, Kelley 3, Stephens 6. Totals: 12 6-10 32.

    CRATER (48): Gugliotta 2, Hirsch 4, Idiart 7, Van Hook 11, Robison 2, Gray 14, Ellis 2, Dutkiewicz 2, Woodard 0, Young 8. Totals: 18 10-12 48.

    Thurston51287— 32

    Crater1141419— 48

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

    WILLAMETTE 57, ASHLAND 50: At Eugene, Ashland, seeking its first Midwestern League win in 22 months, pulled within four points in the last couple minutes.

    Ashland (3-3, 0-1 MWL) was Nina Munson’s 17 points and Jayd Sollinger’s 13.

    ASHLAND (50): Sollinger 13, Barnes 0, Baldwin 2, Larson 2, Munson 17, Summers 0, Witnauer 2, Rodriguez 8, Abel 6. Totals: 19 11-28 50.

    WILLAMETTE (57): Morris 17, Schear 0, Murphy 0, Gayle 0, Young 5, Crawford 3, Bitikofer 4, White 0, Willoughby 28. Totals: 19 18-37 57.

    Ashland9101120— 50

    Willamette16141116— 57

    3-point goals — Ashland 1 (Sollinger 1), Willamette (Morris 1); Fouled out — Munson, Witnauer, Abel, White, Crawford.

    SPRINGFIELD 38, EAGLE POINT 25: At Eagle Point, taller Springfield prevailed in a defensive battle in the Midwestern League opener for both teams.

    The Millers (2-1) took control by outscoring Eagle Point (3-2) by eight points in the second quarter and led 24-12 at halftime.

    Teya Amidei paced the Eagles with seven points and Kierssa Hogan added six.

    SPRINGFIELD (38): Elliott 12, Newell 4, Durbin 7, McKenney 9, J. Barraza 6, L. Barraza 0, K. McKinney 0, Oswalt 0, Williams 0. Totals: 11 7-9 38.

    EAGLE POINT (25): Hogan 6, Monroe 4, Flores 2, Amidei 7, Burgess 3, Lawler 3, Shelton 0, Swanson 0, Sked 0, Sather 0. Totals: 7 2-9 25.

    Springfield111377— 38

    Eagle Point7585— 25

    3-point goals — Springfield 3 (McKenney 3) Eagle Point 4 (Hogan 2, Amidei 1, Burgess 1).

    JV result — Springfield won.

    WOODBURN 31, PHOENIX 26: At Woodburn, Phoenix rallied in the second half to go ahead late in the game but got outscored 7-0 down the stretch in the nonconference loss.

    The Pirates (3-3) trailed 20-12 at halftime then took a 26-24 lead with about two minutes remaining. Woodburn (2-3) capitalized from the line during its final burst to pull out the win.

    Maggie Carrillo paced the Pirates with 12 points and Josie Bolstad contributed 10.

    Cristal Tellez pulled down nine rebounds and Bolstad five.

    PHOENIX (26): Carrillo 12, Villasenor 0, Christensen 0, Skaff 2, Bolstad 10, Tellez 0, Flores 2, Badillo 0, Parent 0. Totals: 7 11-17.

    WOODBURN (31): Kent 6, Quezada 3, Arechiga 5, Christiansen 0, Santillan 0, Cruz 1, Garcia 8, Mann 0, Kalugin 8. Totals: 10 9-24.

    Phoenix6668— 26

    Woodburn61447— 31

    3-point goals — Phoenix 1 (Carrillo 1), Woodburn 2 (Kent 1, Arechiga 1). Fouled out — Tellez; Technical foul — Tellez, Arechiga.

    JV result — Woodburn won.

    DEL NORTE 72, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 22: At Murphy, Cascade Christian got off to a good start, leading by a point after one quarter before the California team raced ahead in the Evergreen Tournament at Hidden Valley High.

    Emily Stephens had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Challengers (1-3). Teammate Abigail Alexander pulled down nine rebounds.

    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (22): Joseph 0, Quast 2, Alexander 6, Meilicke 2, Clark 0, Hagloch 0, Sweem 0, Stephens 12, Hensley 0. Totals: 7 8-8 22.

    DEL NORTE (72): Brous 0, Howie 0, Zepeda 0, Horner 0, Ash. Lenover 2, Clifton 9, Al. Lenover 4, Ledezma 4, Horton 23, Stone 13, Sanchez 15, Jackson 2. Totals: 31 8-10 72.

    Cascade Christian11272— 22

    Del Norte10211526— 72

    3-point goals — Del Norte 2 (Stone 1, Clifton 1). Fouled out — Hagloch.

    COQUILLE 67, ST. MARY’S 51: At Coquille, short-handed St. Mary’s battled hard against undefeated Coquille but had no answer for junior post Morgan Baird, who went for 34 points.

    Olivia Lippert and Ibixica Alvarez paced the Crusaders (4-2) with 14 points each and Emma Bennion added 13.

    Coquille (5-0) led 38-30 at halftime against St. Mary’s, which was without four varsity players.

    ST. MARY’S (51): Young 1, Alvarez 14, Bennion 13, Lippert 14, Rajagopal 3, Christman 4, Olson 2, Meyer 0, Snyder 0, Dunn 0. Totals: 17 8-12 51.

    COQUILLE (67): Layton 3, Salazar 2, Gallino 3, GeDeros 3, Dieu 12, Wilson 10, Baird 34. Totals: 29 6-8 67.

    St. Mary’s1317912— 51

    Coquille16221613— 67

    3-point goals — St. Mary’s 8 (Alvarez 4, Bennion 1, Lippert 2, Rajagopal 1) Coquille 3 (Layton 1, Gallino 1, GeDeros 1).

    JV result — St. Mary’s won

    ROGUE RIVER 45, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 22: At Rogue River, Laura Howard was effective near the basket and led a balanced Rogue River attack with 10 points in the nonconference victory.

    Senior guard Jesse Langfield added nine points and Madison McKown chipped in eight for the Chieftains (5-3).

    Rogue River held a 30-8 halftime advantage.

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