South Medford 87
Willamette 53

At South Medford, the Panthers (12-5, 5-0 league) rallied behind a huge first half spark by senior Deacon Edgar to defeat Willamette 87-53 in SWC league game.

Deacon Edgar scored 14 of his career high 17 points in the first half, in which, sparked a 28-7 run in the second quarter to give South Medford a 43-23 halftime lead.

The Panthers would outscore the Wolverines a combined 53-25 in the second and third quarters. Shooting 65% from the field, the Panthers put on their best offensive display of the season thus far. Going 31/48 from the floor and 11/20 from behind the arc, the Panthers took that hot shooting to extend their win streak to 6 games. Junior guard Jackson Weiland scored 27 points, and Sophomore Boden Howell chipped in 22.

The Panthers now stand 5-0 in conference league play, with a big week coming up next week against South Eugene, 11th ranked West Salem, and Sheldon (who’s tied for second place in the SWC)

South Medford 87 (12-5 overall, 5-0 league)

Weiland 27, Howell 22, Edgar 17, Akpan 12, Sewell 5, Shuldburg 2, Henry 2, Johnson 0, Adee 0, Livdahl 0

Willamette 53 (7-10 overall, 1-4 league)

Small 18, Long 16, O’Roy 4, Garcia 4, Thatcher 3, Hall 2, Owen’s 2, Zumwalt 2, Conavad 2, Butler 0, Smisek 0

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Dakota Metcalf


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