Hansen, Resch spark Grizz rout

Billy Hansen scored 25 points, and he and Jordan Resch each scored seven in the third quarter as Ashland pulled away for a 72-47 Southern Sky Conference boys basketball win over Eagle Point, Friday at Eagle Point.

Eagle Point battled to a 27-all tie at halftime with eighth-ranked Ashland. But the Grizzlies (13-7, 6-2 SSC) turned up their defensive pressure and got their transition game going to outscore the Eagles 22-3 in the third quarter.

Adam Pavlich scored 16 for Ashland, which made 11 3-pointers. Resch added 13 points and Mason Costantino 11.

For Eagle Point (1-7), Tyrone Holmes scored 12 and Logan Winter and Jonathan Bolston each tallied 10 points.

ASHLAND — Hansen 25, Pavlich 16, Resch 13, Costantino 11, Kendall 4, Heater 2, Stone 1, Foley 0, Chasmar 0, Mills 0, Hitchko 0, Westerberg 0, Dickey 0. Totals: 24 13-15 72.

EAGLE POINT — Holmes 12, Winter 10, Bolston 10, Smith 6, Snow 6, Reed 3, Morris 0, Marlia 0, Gonzalez 0, VanDyke 0. Totals: 19 3-8 47.

Ashland 17 10 22 23 — 72

Eagle Point 16 11 3 17 — 47

3-point goals — Ashland (Hansen 5, Pavlich 3, Costantino 2, Kendall 1), Eagle Point (Smith 2, Bolston 2, Snow 2). Fouled out — Winter.

JV score — Ashland 60, Eagle Point 41.

Girls Basketball

Sarah Patton's eight-point first quarter got Ashland out to a 16-0 start, and the Grizzlies coasted to a 49-16 win over Eagle Point Friday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Patton finished with 10 points, as did Drew Van Vleck, who also pulled down seven rebounds for the Grizzlies (16-5, 8-0 SSC).

Ashland senior guard Allison Gida scored nine points and had seven steals. Patton also grabbed four steals as the Grizzlies' full-court pressure frustrated the Eagles.

EAGLE POINT (16) — Richardson 2, S. Rodgers 4, Fernandes 4, Henderson 0, C. Rodgers 1, Hunsley 3, McCready 2, Morris 0. Totals: 6 2-4 16.

ASHLAND (49) — Shulenberger 7, Van Vleck 10, Sturges 0, Minor 0, Kasiah 0, Thornton 0, McCoy 0, Reynolds 5, Pavlich 2, Patton 10, Gida 9, Michiels 6. Totals: 22 4-6 49.

Eagle Point 3 3 3 7 — 16

Ashland 16 10 6 17 — 49

3-point goals — Eagle Point 2 (Hunsley 1, S. Rodgers 1), Ashland 1 (Reynolds 1).

JV score — Ashland 42, Eagle Point 24.

College Softball

Southern Oregon fell to 0-4 on the season, dropping a doubleheader at No. 20 CSU San Marcos Friday.

CSU San Marcos won the opener 11-5 and the nightcap 4-2.

CSU San Marcos improved to 4-0 with the victories. The Raiders travel to Vanguard Saturday.

In the opener, the Raiders scored five in the second on base hits by Jordyn Kurtz, Bailey Price, Sarah Wharton and Rayne Okimoto.

CSU San Marcos came back with a single run in the second, three in the third, two in the fifth and five in the sixth to win going away.

Kathryn Moy, Price and Wharton each had a pair of hits for the Raiders.

In the second game, CSU San Marcos took a 4-1 lead after three innings and allowed a run in the seventh to SOU.

Moy, Meghan Laughlin, Price, Wharton and Justine Fulton each had one hit for the Raiders.

Karri Johnson picked the last four innings for the Raiders and gave up just two hits.

Women's Basketball

The Southern Oregon women's basketball team played its best game in a while, rolling to a 74-62 victory over Northwest University at McNeal Pavilion Friday.

The win is the Raiders second consecutive and gives them a 6-8 conference record along with a 17-8 overall mark. Northwest dropped to 9-4 in conference play and 13-8 overall.

In a season that has seen the Raiders drop games due to lapses in defense, Southern Oregon managed to stay solid for the entire 40 minutes by posting 46 defensive rebounds.Seniors Ashley Baker and Jacki Speer had 27 rebounds combined, compared to 28 by Northwest.

"When we play with such intensity and hard defense we can beat anybody," SOU head coach Lynn Kennedy said of the team's performance. "We talked about matching their intensity and I think we did that really well out there tonight."

While Southern Oregon was staying strong on defense, offense was staying busy as well with Carly Wood hitting from outside. Wood posted a season-high 18 points, going 4-for-5 from 3-point land and 6-for-9 from the field.

Speer led all scorers with 25 points to go along with her 16 rebounds.

Southern Oregon returns to action tonight against Evergreen State for the annual Senior Night Game.

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