North Medford girls clamp down for first win


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    MCMINNVILLE — Jane Ersepke didn’t have her usual offensive output, but the North Medford junior guard contributed at the defensive end when it counted most in a 35-33 nonconference girls basketball win over McMinnville Friday.

    Ersepke, who scored two points, prevented McMinnville’s top scorer, Kylee Arzner, from getting the ball on an inbounds play in the waning seconds. The pass instead went to another post player, who missed a potential tying basket.

    “The Arzner girl was really hot,” said Black Tornado coach Aaron Rayburn. “Jane did a great job of not letting her catch the ball.”

    Talia Baker scored 18 points to lead North Medford (1-1) before fouling out. She had been defending Arzner, who scored 17 points, before exiting.

    Arzner made a 3-pointer moments earlier to pull the Grizzlies within 35-33.

    Jazmyne Wells added nine points for the Tornado.

    NORTH MEDFORD (35): Ersepeke 2, Wells 9, Ta. Baker 18, Fish 0, Weaver 2, Kay. Seney 0, Christiansen 4, Thurman 0, Drysdale 0. Totals: 9-33 17-29 35.

    MCMINNVILLE (33): Boggs 2, Galan 4, Cinnamon 0, Sorenson 2, Bliven 4, Messner 4, Johnson 0, Schorzman 0, Arzner 17. Totals: 13-37 4-11 33.

    North Medford95813— 35

    McMinnville49911— 33

    3-point goals — McMinnville 3 (Bliven 1, Arzner 2). Fouled out — Ta. Baker, Bliven.

    JV result — McMinnville.

    SOUTH MEDFORD 71, BEND 51: At Bend, Ula Chamberlin scored 20 of her 31 points in the second half to power sixth-ranked South Medford in the nonconference game.

    Chamberlin made 8 of 12 shots in the second half after shooting only 23 percent in the first half for the Panthers (3-0).

    South Medford committed just 11 turnovers and got 10 points from Bella Pedrojetti.

    The Panthers grabbed 18 steals, including four each by Toni Coleman and Shakia Teague-Perry. Coleman also had eight rebounds to go with eight points.

    SOUTH MEDFORD (71): K. Chamberlin 7, Coleman 8, U. Chamberlin 31, Dillard 2, Schmerbach 0, Pedrojetti 10, Logue 0, Coley 0, Dahlin 6, Teague-Perry 7. Totals: 26 10-15 71.

    BEND (51): Daniels 3, Kent 5, P. Gardner 6, Cannon 4, S. Gardner 8, K. Brown 13, Wheeler 2, Barudoni 8, P. Brown 0, Dairy 0, Zahniser 2. Totals: 18 11-22 51.

    South Medford17172314— 71

    Bend7151514— 51

    3-point goals — South Medford 9 (U. Chamberlin 5, Pedrojetti 2, Dahlin 2), Bend 4 (Daniels 1, Kent 1, P. Gardner 1, Barudoni 1). Fouled out — K. Chamberlin.

    JV result — South Medford won.

    GRANTS PASS 46, SPANISH SPRINGS 38: At Spanish Springs, Nev., Grants Pass raised its record to 3-0 with the nonconference win.

    Grace Gaither made four 3-pointers and scored 15 points to pace the Cavers. Elizabeth Williams chipped in 14 points.

    GRANTS PASS (46): Rucker 0, Gaither 15, Ay. Klingler 2, Williams 14, Ah. Klingler 9, Rund 0, Bruner 6, Yount 0. Totals: 11 16-29 46.

    SPANISH SPRINGS (38): Townsell 9, Gower 6, Perkins 2, Delamora 0, Dressler 2, Sanchez 12, Barraza 7, Barozzi 0, Mezger 0. Totals: 11 8-15 38.

    Grants Pass1812412— 46

    Spanish Springs512615— 38

    3-point goals — Grants Pass 8 (Gaither 4, Williams 2, Ah. Klingler 2), Spanish Springs 8 (Townsell 3, Gower 1, Sanchez 4). Fouled out — Perkins, Dressler. Technical foul — Bruner.

    CRATER 61, MAZAMA 18: At Central Point, Sydney Gray had 11 points, seven steals and five rebounds to lead Crater to the lopsided nonleague win.

    Eliza Idiart and Maya Van Hook scored eight points apiece and Presley Robison, Nehkyah Ellis and Averi Young seven apiece for the balanced Comets (3-1), who had 25 steals.

    Mazama (2-2) was led by Kassi Strong, who scored four.

    MAZAMA (18): Clemons 0, M. Lease 3, Hill 0, K. Lease 5, Kappas 0, Spoon 2, Jeffrey 2, Strong 4, Erikson 0, Albers 2. Totals: 5 7-15 18.

    CRATER (61): Gugliotta 4, Hirsch 4, Idiart 8, Van Hook 8, Robison 7, Gray 11, Ellis 7, Dutkiewicz 0, Woodard 1, Young 7, Dance 2, Westbrock 2, Oestreich 0, Bowers 0. Totals: 27 4-10 61.

    Mazama5526— 18

    Crater23131510— 61

    3-point goals — Mazama 1 (K. Lease), Crater 5 (Idiart 2, Robison 1, Ellis 1, Young 1).

    JV result — Crater 51, Mazama 13.

    DOUGLAS 42, ASHLAND 37: At Winston, a tough shooting night for Ashland prevented the Grizzlies from picking up their second consecutive road win as they fell to Douglas.

    Ashland’s Nina Munson had 20 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and hit two of Ashland’s three 3-pointers.

    Munson and sophomore wing Jayd Sollinger (13 points) accounted for 33 of Ashland’s 37 points.

    ASHLAND (37): Sollinger 13, Barnes 0, Baldwin 0, Larson 0, Munson 20, Summers 0, Witnauer 2, Rodriguez 1, Abel 1. Totals: 12 10-21 37.

    DOUGLAS (42): Parson 6, Hall 3, Phillips 6, Snuka-Polamalu 3, Gillis 0, Davis 3, Thorp 3, Dickover 18. Totals: 42.

    Ashland78418—37

    Douglas810915—42

    3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Sollinger 1, Munson 2); Douglas 1 (Hall 1). Fouled out — Munson, Witnauer, Rodriguez, Abel.

    JV result — Douglas won.

    HENLEY 52, EAGLE POINT 50, OT: At Eagle Point, Kierssa Hogan’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer for Eagle Point sent the game into overtime, but the Eagles couldn’t captialize in the nonleague game.

    Teya Amidei scored 16 points and Andrea Flores had 15 points and four assists for the Eagles (2-1), who turned the ball over late in OT to squander their last scoring opportunity. Nicole Lawler added six points and four assists.

    HENLEY (52): Loney 8, Sharp 11, Peterson 2, Smith 3, Moore 8, Lowry 4, Northcutt 16, Barnett 0, McLauchlin 0. Totals: 21 12-25 52.

    EAGLE POINT (50): Hogan 7, Monroe 1, Flores 15, Amidei 16, Burgess 2, Swanson 2, Lawler 6, Sather 1, Shelton 0. Totals: 12 5-10 50.

    Henley13164910—52

    Eagle Point1016798—50

    3-point goals — Eagle Point 7 (Hogan 2, Amidei 3, Lawler 2). Technical foul — Lawler, Hogan.

    Fouled out — Monroe, Swanson, Lowry, Moore.

    JV result — Eagle Point won.

    ST. MARY’S 55, ROGUE RIVER 27: At Phoenix, Emma Bennion scored 10 points for St. Mary’s and turned in a strong defensive performance in the first round of the Phoenix Tournament.

    St. Mary’s (3-0) will play the winner of Phoenix-Tillamook in the finals at 4 p.m. today.

    Bennion helped limit Rogue River’s leading scorer, Jesse Langfield, to two points.

    Madi Andrews, a sophomore guard, tallied all eight of her points in the second quarter as the Crusaders outscored the Chieftains 16-0 to pull away after leading by three at the end of the opening period.

    Rogue River (3-2) was led by junior forward Madison McKown with nine points.

    ROGUE RIVER (27): Sizemore 4, Rangel 4, McKown 9, Langfield 2, Howard 2, Spaeth 6, Earnest 0, Drake 0, Hansen 0. Totals: 11 5-8 27.

    ST. MARY’S (55): Young 4, Andrews 8, Alvarez 5, Bennion 10, Lippert 9, Rajagopal 5, Dunn 5, Christman 2, Rothfus 5, Ward 2, Conner 0 Totals: 25 1-2 55.

    Rogue River601110—27

    Home9162010—55

    3-point goals — St. Mary’s 3 (Lippert 1, Rajagopal 1, Dunn 1).

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