"Wins and losses right now aren't as important, they'll be important later," said EHS Girls Basketball Coach Mike Crawford. "We need to learn how to play together, get things done and play as a team."

The latter became a truth for the Enterprise girls as they were defeated 58-42 by Umatilla on Friday, only to rebound and win an overtime thriller 41-34 against Mac-Hi on Saturday at the Ione Tournament over the weekend.

Crawford played 12 girls in their first game against Umatilla which they lost by 16 points . "We were down by one point at the end of the first quarter and five at the half and some of what I did cost us the game but until I evaluate the players in game situations I don't know how to make us better," Crawford said. "I learned things in the first game that I did not repeat in the second game,"he added.

EHS led the contest 13-12 at the end of the first quarter but fell behind 27-22 at the half. The third quarter saw Umatilla extend their lead to 43-25. Enterprise out scored Umatilla 17-15 in the final period.

Lacey Nobles led the Red and Blacks scoring with 17 points in the contest. The Enterprise senior also grabbed nine rebounds and five steals.

Jessie Morgan contributed 11 points to the effort with six points coming in the second quarter on two three point shots from beyond the arc.

Enterprise jumped out to a 15-4 lead at the end of the first quarter against Mac-Hi in Saturday's match-up only to see their advantage dwindle. Mac-Hi came roaring back in the second period to take a one point 18-17 lead going into the locker room at the half. Mac-Hi continued to control the game throughout the third quarter building a 29-21 lead heading into the final period of play. Enterprise clawed their way back into the contest to knot the score at 34 points each at the end of regulation behind the scoring of Nobles, Kayla Stoffel and Kaitlin Baird.

With EHS up 38 to 34 in the overtime period, Crawford burned his last time out with under a minute left in the contest. He told his players that they would win the game with free throws or lay ups so they needed to play conservatively and protect the ball.

"The next thing you know we're in overtime with Mac-Hi having a chance to win it," Crawford said. "We put the ball up from outside, that was just like a turnover that allowed Mac-Hi back into the game," he added.

Fortunately, Mac-Hi was unable to generate any offense off of the miscue allowing EHS to close out the game with a seven point 41-34 victory.

"We couldn't have had anything better happen to us than to go into overtime in the first weekend," Crawford said. "Hopefully the girls have learned that they have to manage the clock, because the difference in the game when you go into OT comes down to a break or decision that you make that's going to give you the win or the loss. That's a pressure situation and now we've been through one," he said.

Nobles led Enterprise's scoring with 15 followed by Baird and Stoffel with nine and eight points respectively.

Baird and Nobles pulled down 14 and 11 rebounds in the contest. Nobles also had seven steals.

Enterprise: 13 9 3 17 = 42

Umatilla: 12 15 16 15 = 58

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Morgan 2 (2) 1/1 11; Miller 2 (0) 1/2 5; McCready 1/2 1; Nobles 5 (1) 4/4 17; Stoffel 1 (1) 1/0 5; Smith 3/5 3. Totals: 10 (4) 10/16 = 42

Rebounds: Nobles 9; Smith 5. Steals: Nobles 5.

Umatilla: A. Harvey 1/2 1; Henry 3 (0) 6; Forshee 1 (1) 5, Campas 7 (3) 4/6 27; Dahlin 3 (0) 1/4 7; Borden 2 (0) 2/4 6; C. Harvey 2 (0) 4; Bollinger 1 (0) 2. Totals: 19 (4) 8/16 = 58

Enterprise: 15 2 4 13 = 34 OT 7 = 41

Mac Hi: 4 14 11 5 = 34 OT 0 = 34

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Morgan 5/8 5; McCready 1 (0) 2; Nobles 3 (1) 6/7 15; Stoffel 2 (1) 1/5 8; Mitchell 1 (0) 2; Baird 4 (0) 1/2 9. Totals: 11 (2) 13/23 = 41

Rebounds: Baird 14, Nobles 11, Morgan 5. Steals: Nobles 7.

Mac Hi: Burlingame 5 (1) 2/4 15; Garton 1 (1) 1/2; Haskins 3 (0) 1/4 7; DeVink 1 (0) 4/6 6. Totals: 10 (2) 8/19 = 34

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