Ashland girls start fast, ease past Klamath Union

Allison Gida scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter to help the Ashland High girls basketball team jump out to a quick start en route to a 57-40 Southern Sky Conference win over Klamath Union on Friday at Klamath Falls.

The Grizzlies (9-5, 2-0 SSC) built a 35-17 halftime lead.

Gida also had seven steals and five rebounds. Grizzly senior guard Ila Sturges added 10 points.

ASHLAND (57) — Shulenberger 5, Van Vleck 8, Sturges 10, Minor 0, Kasiah 2, McCoy 7, Reynolds 6, Pavlich 2, Patton 2, Gida 14, Michaels 1. Totals: 23 9-15 57.

KLAMATH UNION (40) — Lundy 9, Gardner 2, Glassow 4, Porter 3, Rudo 2, Gonzales 0, Roberts 4, Holloway 8, Silva 8. Totals: 17 5-9 40.

Ashland 23 12 16 6 — 57

Klamath Union 12 5 13 10 — 40

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Reynolds 2), Klamath Union 1 (Lundy 1).

JV score — Ashland 52, Klamath Union 32.

Men's Basketball

Nate Menefee connected for his sixth 30-point-plus game of the season as Evergreen State downed Southern Oregon 105-69 on Friday night at Olympia, Wash.

Evergreen led by 11 at the half and used a 24-11 run to start the second half to put the game away.

Anthony Gallagher added 17 points while Ben Wilson scored 16 and Tyrell Dixon 10 for Evergreen State. Julio Feliciano paced the game with 13 rebounds and also added seven assists and nine points. Justonn Smith led the Raiders with 17 points on a night when their leading scorer, Jarrad Childs, was held scoreless on just three field goal attempts in 22 minutes.

Women's Basketball

The Southern Oregon women blew a double-digit lead and lost to Evergreen State, 70-61, in overtime Friday in Olympia, Wash.

Evergreen State improved to 6-11 overall and 2-4 in Cascade Conference games. Southern Oregon dropped to 13-5 overall and 2-5 in conference play. The Raiders travel to Northwest University on Saturday night.

Katie Garcin led Evergreen State with 13 points.

Southern Oregon was led by Krystal Smith's 10 points. Ashley Baker, Emily Brookins and Gabe Johnson all had nine points for the Raiders.

Southern Oregon made 56 percent of its shot in the first half and jumped out to a 34-22 advantage at the half.

The second half was a different story as the Geoducks rallied back to tie the game at 53-all after regulation. The overtime period was as Evergreen, as the Geoducks outscored the Raiders 17-8.

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