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PREPS: Oregon City girls rally for another crown

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon City High players and coaches bask in their victory over South Medford after Saturday's Class 6A title game at Moda Center.The Oregon City Pioneers rallied from 12 points down in the second half to win their 12th girls basketball state championship Saturday night.

The Pioneers, who trailed South Medford 40-28 in the third quarter at Moda Center, came back to win 57-48 over the Panthers.

It was OC's first title since 2009.

Jessica Gertz scored 13 points and Cierra Walker had 13.

Oregon City, the No. 2 seed in the Class 6A tourney, finished the season with a 22-6 record.

South Medford wound up at 26-4.by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon City coach Kurt Guelsdorf celebrates as the Pioneers win the state championship.