Grizzlies cruise to win over Phoenix

The Ashland High girls basketball team discovered what it's like to play without its top player, Allison Gida, and that could come in handy tonight.

Gida got into early foul trouble in a nonleague game Friday against Phoenix and played little more than two quarters in the Grizzlies' 57-31 win.

Gida won't be available tonight, when Ashland visits Henley in another nonleague game, because she'll be celebrating her great-grandmother's 100th birthday in Portland.

"That was good for us," Grizzlies coach Tom McCracken said of Gida's limited play Friday. "I was glad to see that we could play without her."

Gida got two fouls in two seconds at the end of the first quarter, giving her three and sending her to the bench. She fouled out early in the fourth quarter. In the second quarter, Ashland outscored Phoenix 16-7.

Gida still managed her second straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to go along with four steals. The University of Utah recruit plays point guard on offense and inside on defense because she's the team's tallest player.

Kayla Reynolds made 3 of 7 3-pointers and scored 15 for Ashland (2-0).

Kelsey George scored 10 for Phoenix.

PHOENIX (31) — Horton 2, Welborn 3, George 10, Bradford 4, Helm 6, Engle 0, D. Tally 0, C. Talley 6. Totals: 10 7-9 31.

ASHLAND (57) — Shulenberger 4, Van Vleck 8, Sturges 4, Minor 0, Kasiah 3, Reynolds 15, Pavlich 0, Patton 4, Gida 17, Michiels 2. Totals: 23 5-7 57.

Phoenix.........................................7 7 9 8 — 31

Ashland.......................................17 16 10 14 — 57

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Welborn 1, George 1, Helm 2), Ashland 6 (Van Vleck 1, Kasiah 1, Reynolds 3, Gida 1). Fouled out — Gida.

JV score — Ashland 39, Phoenix 18

Prep Hockey

South Medford 7, Ashland 2

Jake Sexton had two goals and two assists and Jon Lines came up with 24 saves in goal to lead South Medford at The RRRink.

Brandon Punsuk added a goal and two assists for the Panthers (2-0), while Denzel Mobley had a goal and an assist.

Sydney Small, Nick Mix and Jimmy Ditty also scored for South Medford and Ryan Kuykendall and Ryan Lund added assists.

Sam Taylor scored both goals for Ashland (0-2) in the second period, the last coming off an assist from Kevin Dickson. Daniel Siegrist had 27 saves for the Grizzlies.

Bryce Crawford scored four goals and added an assist to lead Crater to an 8-3 win over Ashland on Wednesday in the season opener of the Southern Oregon High School Hockey League at The RRRink.

Preston Carney scored two goals and Kevin Dickson had one for Ashland. Sam Taylor assisted on two goals for the Grizzlies. Ashland goalie Gabe Dean made 25 saves.

Boys Basketball

Ashland 54, Tracy 47

At Redding, Calif., Billy Hansen's 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a tie game and sparked an Ashland surge that carried the Grizzlies to a consolation bracket win in the Harlan Carter Tournament.

Jordan Resch had 17 points and Mason Costantino added 15 to lead Ashland (1-2), while Hansen finished with 10 points. The Grizzlies next play Placer High of Auburn, Calif., at 12:30 p.m. today.

TRACY (47) — Black 14, J. Williams 5, McCrary 2, McDaniel 2, Dancy 12, Trew 3, T. Williams 8, Kuklo 1. Totals: 18 6-10 47.

ASHLAND (54) — Resch 17, Kendall 2, Pavlich 10, Costantino 15, Hansen 10, Stone 0, Chasmar 0, Hitchko 0, Heater 0. Totals: 18 14-24 54.

Tracy (Calif.)................................12 13 13 9 — 47

Ashland..........................................7 18 14 15 — 54

3-point goals — Tracy 5 (Black 4, J. Williams 1), Ashland 4 (Pavlich 2, Hansen 2).

JV score — Ashland 38, Tracy 32.

Foothill 73, Ashland 63

At Redding, Calif., Ashland stuck with Foothill's boys basketball team before attrition finally took over Thursday night in the opening round of the Harlan Carter Tournament.

The Grizzlies (0-2) received 21 points from Jordan Resch but, with only eight players in uniform, didn't have enough to slow Foothill (Calif.) in a 73-63 loss.

"We ran out of steam," said Ashland coach Larry Kellems. "We were doing well and up in the third quarter but that game Tuesday night against North Medford really paid its toll on us. We played hard against North Medford and being down a couple players, we just didn't have any gas in the tank coming into the fourth quarter."

Mason Costantino added 14 points and Adam Pavlich scored nine points for Ashland.

ASHLAND (63) — Kendall 4, Stone 0, Pavlich 9, Chasmar 6, Costantino 14, Hansen 7, Resch 21, Hitchko 2. Totals: 21 17-27 63.

FOOTHILL (73) — R. Crisoto 6, D. Crisoto 11, Perrson 3, Schmidt 17, Oliver 6, Porter 6, Whatley 5, Depaoli 1, Butler 3, Pigmore 6, Putnam 4, Rothwell 2, McCarthy 3. Totals: 25 16-27 73.

Ashland 15 16 15 17 — 63

Foothill 17 16 19 21 — 73

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Costantino 2, Pavlich 1, Resch 1), Foothill 7 (R. Crisoto 2, D. Crisoto 1, Perrson 1, Schmidt 1, Oliver 2). Fouled out — Rothwell, D. Crisoto, Resch.

JV result — Foothill won.

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