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CENTRAL POINT – Defense was the name of the game on Friday night at Crater High, only South Medford got the best of the host Comets in a low scoring men’s basketball clash.

The visiting Panthers (11-1) kept Crater at a season low in points and clinched a portion of the Southern Oregon Conference regular season title with a 49-35 victory.

Freshman Jackson Weiland and junior Devon Malcolm each scored 11 points and senior Isaiah McNaught added 10 for South Medford, who used a 32-19 advantage in the second half to pull away.

Weiland also finished with six assists and three steals, and Malcolm also had a strong night with four steals, four blocks and eight rebounds.

“We just stagnated in attack,” said Crater coach Chris Schmerbach. “They did a good job defending us and our movement wasn’t really great and we just struggled to score.”

Jude Pannell hit a pair of 3 runs in the second half and finished with five steals and eight runs to help boost the Panthers.

“In the second half we started to take some shots,” said South coach James Wightman, “but I was just happy with our defense. For us, keeping Crater at 35 points at home was pretty good. “

For Crater (7-4), junior Colton Vranes had 15 points and senior Hunter Chubb added nine.

“I was happy with the way we defended and fought,” added Schmerbach, “we just didn’t have enough firepower to score tonight. If we only have one double-digit guy, we’re going to have a hard time beating people. “

Due to a tiebreaker in head-to-head cumulative scores, North Medford will take the No.1 seed and a first-round pass to next week’s SOC tournament and South Medford will be the seeded # 2 and will host Eagle Point on Monday.

The Panthers beat North 87-81 in double overtime and the Tornado won 74-64 in overtime to split their streak and force the co-championship.

MEDFORD SOUTH (49): Weiland 11, McNaught 10, Gaut 5, Adee 0, Adams 1, Bloodsaw 0, Pannell 8, Stand 3, Malcolm 11. Totals: 18 9-12 49.

CRATER (35): Idiart 0, Smith 2, Vranes 15, Acrey 0, Chubb 9, K. Price 0, Turner 0, L. Price 0, Dahlin 0, Eaton 2, Grant 4, Broesder 3. Totals: 15 0- 3 35.

South Medford6111220— 49

Crater79514— 35

3 Point Goals – South Medford 4 (Pannell 2, Booth 1, Malcolm 1), Crater 5 (Vranes 3, Chubb 1, Broesder 1). Technical foul – Chubb.

Score JV – South Medford 59, Crater 53

NORTH MEDFORD 71, GRANTS PASS 36: At Grants Pass, 1-2 punches from North Medford’s Trey Neff and Landon Ellis combined for 36 points to lead the Black Tornado to a comfortable victory in their regular season final.

Neff finished with a high of 20 points and five rebounds, while Ellis added 16 points to go with three assists and five steals. Neff also hit four of Black Tornado’s 10 3-pointers.

Connor Goodrich also scored in double digits for the Black Tornado (13-1) with 10 points, while Bryce Dyer recorded four assists.

Brandon Ziegler finished with 10 points and Preston Robertson had nine points to lead the Cavemen offensively (2-9).

North, who finished the regular season on a nine-game winning streak, is granted a first-round bypass in next week’s SOC tournament after receiving the No.1 seed due to a break-in tie with South Medford. The Black Tornado will face the winner of Monday’s match between Ashland and Roseburg.

The Grants Pass opens the tournament Monday in Crater.

NORTH MEDFORD (71): McLean 2, Ty. Neff 2, Tr. Neff 20, Plankenhorn 0, Orozco 4, Karrick 8, Ellis 16, Young 2, Miller 2, Dyer 0, Goodrich 10, Dominguez 2, Conrad 3. Totals: 26 9-11 71.

GRANT PASS (36): Mr. Anderson 8, Alderson 0, Bennett 3, Blanchard 0, Pollen 1, Robertson 9, Greenburg 5, Brandes 0, Ziegler 10. Totals: 14 5-8 36.

North Medford20221217— 71

Pass Grants1012104— 36

3 Point Goals – North Medford 10 (Tr. Neff 4, Karrick 2, Ellis 1, Goodrich 2, Conrad 1), Grants Pass 3 (M. Anderson 1, Bennett 1, Robertson 1).

Score JV – North Medford 62, Grants Pass 35

ASHLAND 49, ROSEBURG 41: At Ashland, Ashland seniors Finn Hilden and Ty Williams combined 31 points to help the Grizzlies overcome a three-point first quarter and beat Roseburg.

Hilden finished with a high 18 points, while Williams set a career-high 13 points and scored three 3-pointers on senior Grizzlies night.

With the win, Ashland (5-7) edged Roseburg (4-9) for the No. 4 seed in next week’s SOC tournament, with the game now scheduled to be played at Mountain Avenue Gym on Monday night.

Colton Marsters led Roseburg with 12 points.

ROSEBURG (41): Pinard 7, Mendoza 6, J. Parker 6, Marsters 12, M. Parker 5, Martin 5, Stedman 0. Totals: 15 7-14 41.

ASHLAND (49): Lapierre 8, Hilden 18, Williams 13, Nogues 1, Barnes 5, Shields 4, Showasser 0. Totals: 15 12-18 49.

Rosebourg145139— ​​41

Ashland3141319— 49

3 point goals – Roseburg 4 (J. Parker 2, M. Parker 1, Martin 1), Ashland 7 (Lapierre 2, Hilden 1, Williams 3, Barnes 1). Technical foul – J. Parker, Williams.

Score JV – Roseburg 53, Ashland 45.

Girls basketball

GRANTS PASS 43, NORD MEDFORD 21: At Grants Pass, senior goaltender Emily Rund scored 19 points, a game-high, and connected on all three Grants Pass points except one in a win over North Medford.

Rund scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Cavers (8-4) increased their lead to 22-11 at halftime.

Jaiden Gallery scored 10 points to lead North (2-10).

North Medford host Eagle Point in the first round of the SOC tournament on Monday, while second-seeded Grants Pass will be at home against South Medford’s JV team.

NORTH MEDFORD (21): Gallery 10, Stewart 2, Stevens 4, Wells 0, Richardson 0, Patel 3, Hamlin 0, McNamee 2, Chavez 0. Totals: 6 8-10 21.

PASS SUBSIDIES (43): Lopez 2, Bruner 4, Pastell 1, Mock 8, Rund 19, Wakefield 3, Hall 0, Seidel 6, Poteet 5. Totals: 16 11-18 43.

North Medford3846— 21

Pass Subsidies 184 110-43

3 Point Goals – North Medford 1 (Patel 1), Grants Pass 5 (Rund 4, Wakefield 1).

ASHLAND 49, ROSEBURG 24: In Roseburg, Ashland senior wing Jayd Sollinger nearly dominated Roseburg on his own and the Grizzlies attempted an incredible 39 free throws to close out the regular season.

Sollinger finished with a double-double, scoring a record 22 points – including a 14v17 night on the line, all coming in after the first quarter – and shooting 13 rebounds.

For the game, Ashland (6-4) was 23-for-39 of the charity strip.

Ashland sophomore Kirsten Morgan had 10 points and five steals, while senior post Kendyl Abel had seven rebounds and three assists.

Junior Chelsea Miller scored eight points to lead Roseburg (0-10).

The two teams meet again in the first round of the SOC tournament at 5:00 p.m. Monday in Ashland.

ASHLAND (49): Montgomery 0, Lambert 6, Sollinger 22, Carter 0, Morgan 10, Heiken 6, Sayre 0, Losinski 3, Abel 2, Jenkins 0. Totals: 11 23-39 49.

ROSEBURG (24): S. Muntifering 0, Morello 0, Mohlsick 0, Carpenter 2, Rivera 0, Smith 0, J. Muntifering 5, Pinard 5, McClather 2, Miller 8, Murphy 0, Cunningham 0, Stribling 2. Totals: 11 0-2 24.

Ashland10101613— 49

Rosebourg24144—24

3 point goals – Ashland 2 (Sollinger 2), Roseburg 2 (J. Muntifering 1, Pinard 1). Technical foul – Roseburg Smith coach 2.

JV result – Roseburg won.

Catch

SOUTH REGIONAL GIRLS: At Cottage Grove, North Medford’s Estella Gutches and Lily McMahon each won regional titles and Eagle Point’s Shayla McNulty defeated Phoenix’s Isabella Prinslow in one of the marquee championship games of the 55-team tournament.

The Black Tornado also saw Alyx Cameron finish second to help North tied for fourth in the team standings with 98 points.

Thurston won the team crown with 209 points, followed by North Salem (115.5), McKay (110), North Medford and Sweet Home (98) to complete the top 5 teams.

Gutches scored a major 9-0 decision in the 110-pound final against Analise Smith of Bend, while McMahon pinned Springfield’s Destiny Cowans at 120 in 4 minutes.

McNulty, a reigning state champion, also won a pin (4:00) at 135 over Prinslow to help the Eagles finish 18th overall with 30 points.

Cameron advanced to the final at age 100, but was pinned in 3:21 by Thurston’s Kaylee Annis for second.

In other local matches, Ashland’s Sienna Caruso lost by pin in the final for third place at 100 to Hayleigh Michael of La Pine, and Bailey Greco of Crater lost her match for third place to Gabi Gilbert of Thurston. to 155.

Phoenix finished 26th with 24 points, while Ashland and Crater tied for 34th with 14 points.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSouth Medford’s Isaiah McNaught shoots for two points in Wednesday’s second quarter against Ashland.



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