Print this ArticlePrint this Article Email this ArticleEmail this Article
Text Size: A | A | A

Roseburg downs AHS girls

Ashland gets off to slow start in nonleague tilt; Grizz boys also dealt setback
Buy This Photo
Ashland High junior Sadie Kasiah attempts to fend off Roseburg defender Ashley Backen during a nonconference game at Mountain Avenue Gym on Tuesday.
 Posted: 2:00 AM January 09, 2013

Ashland came out a little tentative against Roseburg on Tuesday night and paid the price.

Passing up open looks, the Grizzlies fell behind by double digits early and never recovered as Roseburg rolled to a 52-30 victory at Mountain Avenue Gym.

It also didn't help that the Indians (10-3), who opened the season with eight straight wins, dominated the boards.

"Honestly, we played really good zone defense," Ashland coach Emily Hesse said, "it was just their second-chance points. We struggled blocking out and that's basically what hurt us. Our defense was awesome."

Roseburg ability to track down loose balls was awesome, too, as the Indians broke out to a 21-9 lead at the break before outscoring Ashland 13-3 in the third quarter to win going away. Shelby Snook led Roseburg with 17 points and Ashley Backen added 11.

Ashland sophomore post Michaela Dunn hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 19 points to help the Grizzlies finish strong. They scored more points in the fourth (18) than in the first three quarters combined.

Hesse said many of the same 3-point looks were open earlier in the game as well, but the Grizzlies failed to capitalize.

"We weren't taking those shots in the beginning," she said.

Hesse added that she talked to the Grizzlies after the game about, "just being aggressive. When you're open, shoot the ball, and when you drive, drive hard and drive for a purpose."

Ashland next hosts Yreka next Tuesday.

ROSEBURG (52) — Snook 17, K. Chong 0, M. Chong 7, Johnson 7, Provencal 1, Backen 11, Thrush 1, Fox 6, Griggs 2. Totals: 21 8-16 52.

ASHLAND (30) — Williams 0, Winner 3, Kuykendall 0, Teixeira 1, Dunn 19, Kasiah 3, Walker 0, Thornton 0, Brookins 4. Totals: 11 3-6 30.

Roseburg 13 8 13 18 — 52

Ashland 4 5 3 18 — 30

3-point goals — Roseburg 2 (Johnson 2), Ashland 5 (Dunn 4, Kasiah 1). Technical fouls — Roseburg coach Jeff Thomas.

JV score — Roseburg won.

Boys Basketball

Spencer Johnson scored a game-high 14 points as Roseburg jumped out to a 21-5 lead after one quarter en route to a 75-25 nonleague victory over Ashland on Tuesday at Roseburg High School.

Gabe Stanley led the Grizzlies with seven points and Connor Kaegi added six, but Ashland managed just nine field goals.

Ashland faces Yreka next Tuesday.

ASHLAND (25) — Stanley 7, Kaegi 6, Atteberry 5, Fredrickson 3, Feinberg 3, Shibley-Styer 1, Malclom 0, Walters 0, Layton 0, Crenshaw 0. Totals: 9 4-11 25.

ROSEBURG (75) — S. Johnson 14, A. Johnson 11, Seely 9, Caylor 9, Weber 9, Reid 5, Haskett 4, Lent 4, Stiefel 4, Baumgartner 4, Ball 2, Groshong 0. Totals: 31 6-9 75.

Ashland 5 8 8 4 — 25

Roseburg 21 21 21 12 — 75

3-point goals — Ashland 3 (Kaegi 1, Fredrickson 1, Feinberg 1), Roseburg 7 (S. Johnson 2, A. Johnson 1, Stiefel 1, Reid 1, Seely 1, Caylor 1). Fouled out — Atteberry.

JV score — Roseburg 62, Ashland 41.

Reader Reaction
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form. New comments are only accepted for two weeks from the date of publication.