Gilchrist girls post first league win

staff report / The Bulletin /

MEDFORD — Ashley James posted a double-double with a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead Gilchrist to a 44-42 road victory over Rogue Valley Adventist on Thursday.

Behind James’ 31 points, the Grizzlies improved to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in Mountain Valley League games.

“We’re just playing better,” Gilchrist coach Tanna King said. “You can see the progress every game.”

Courtney James added seven points and Sydney Longbotham contributed four points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Gilchrist, which hosts Prospect on Tuesday, led 37-30 at the end of three quarters before holding off a late RVA rally.

Also on Thursday:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rogue Valley Adventist 74

Gilchrist 39

MEDFORD — The Grizzlies dropped their third straight game, falling to Mountain Valley League rival Rogue Valley Adventist on the road. Gilchrist (2-1 MVL, 5-4 overall) opened the season winning five of their first six games, but has not recorded a victory since Dec. 15. The Grizzlies continue league play on Tuesday with a home contest against Prospect.