EHS, WHS victors at Pioneer Bank Invitational

Enterprise sophomore Craig Swart picks up a loose ball as Grady Rawls (background) sprints down the court during the third quarter of the EHS-vs-Wheeler game on Friday night. Enterprise won the contest 62-42.

The Enterprise boys and Wallowa girls basketball teams received kudos over the weekend as the top placers in the Pioneer Bank-Enterprise Winter Classic. Enterprise cruised to a 20 point 62-42 victory on Friday night against Wheeler County and faced cross county rival Wallowa in the championship round on Saturday. EHS downed the Cougs 56-41 in the boys championship match up.

The Wallowa boys finished in second place in the tournament after defeating Ione 67-36 in the opening round on Friday night.

The Coug-gals exploded for a 25-5 run in the first half of their championship match-up with Wheeler County on Saturday night to win their contest 46-23 after defeating Ione 45-42 in the opening round of the tournament on Friday.

Friday's games:

Enterprise boys-vs-Wheeler

"We were a little tentative in the first quarter but picked it up playing pretty strong in the second and third periods," said EHS Coach Duff Pace. The Falcons jumped out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first period.

Enterprise was able to get their game on track in the second period holding Wheeler to seven point. Kevin Gomes hit two three point shots in the period to ignite the EHS offense. "Kevin never quits. Every team needs a player with his kind of intensity to get things going," Pace said. The Red and Black went into half time holding a six point 29-23 advantage.

Enterprise continued to control the tempo of the contest throughout the second half, outscoring the Falcon 33-19 for the win.

Grady Rawls led the Enterprise attack with 22 points. Rawls and Tim Gilbert were big in the paint pulling down 10 and 12 rebounds respectively in the contest.

Pace also praised the play of sophomore Tony Swart for pulling down key rebounds in the victory.

Score by quarter:

Enterprise: 6 23 22 11 = 62

Wheeler: 16 7 14 5 = 42

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: T. Swart 4 1/1 9; Marcum (1) 2/2 5; Gassett 000; Gomes 1 (2) 1/2 9; Bollman 000; Rawls 9 4/7 22; Freels 1 2 ; C. Swart 1 2; Gilbert 3 2/6 8; Kiser 3/4 3; Lukens 1 2. Totals: 20 (3) 13/22 = 62, 16 fouls.

Wheeler: Laing 000; Kloak 4 8; J. Moore 1 (3) 2/3 13; Schultz 1 (1) 2/4 7; Pack 3 4/6 10; Pierce 2 1/1 5; R. Moore 3 6. Totals: 14 (4) 9/14 = 42, 16 fouls. Kloak, J. Moore fouled out.

Wallowa-vs-Ione

Randy Spaur scored 39 points to lead Wallowa past Ione 67-36 Friday night at the Enterprise Winter Classic. The Wallowa junior scorched the net hitting 29 points from the field plus shooting a perfect 10/10 from the free throw line .

The Cougars dominated the game from the start building a 34-16 lead at the half. Ione made a run in the third quarter but Wallowa's momentum and Spaur were too much for the Cardinal squad.

"Randy's a great player and athlete that excels at any sport that he participates in," said Wallowa Coach Gerry McLain. "His shooting was incredible, especially at the free throw line. He's a real competitor," McLain added.

McLain also praised the play of sophomores Ryan Harshfield and Dustin Byers for their ball handling and scoring abilities. Harshfield finished the game with 15 points.

Tyler Brown led Ione's scoring with 12 points.

Score by quarter:

Wallowa: 14 20 18 15 = 67

Ione: 8 8 11 9 = 36

Individual scoring:

Wallowa: Byers 2/2 2; Walker 1 2; Harshfield 6 (1) 15; Spaur 10 (3) 10/10 39; Pringle 1 1/2 3; McDaniel (1) 1/2 4; Long 1 0/1 2; Williams 000. Totals: 19 (5) 14/17 = 67, 9 fouls.

Ione: Eckstrom 000; Christman 2 4; K. Thompson 1 1/2 3; Raible 000; C. Thompson 000; Brown 3 (2) 12; Radie 1 1/2 3; Morgan 2/2 2; Krebs 1 2; Rietman 2 4; Gates 1 (1) 1/1 6. Totals: 11 (3) 5/7 = 36, 19 fouls.

Wallowa girls-vs-Ione

A 13 point fourth quarter helped lift the Wallowa Cougar girls over Ione 45-42 Friday night .

Scoring for both teams seesawed throughout the entire contest. Wallowa held a five point advantage at the half, leading 28-23. Ione regained the lead 37-32 heading into the final period out scoring the Cougars in the third 14-4.

The Cougs worked their way back into the contest in the fourth quarter and with five minutes remaining held a slight advantage. " We were a lot more patient on offense passing the ball which allowed us to get into better shooting position," said Wallowa Coach Greg Oveson.

Amanda Wilson led the Cougars scoring with ten points in the contest.

Lynique Oveson tossed in eight with Mysha Oveson and Megan McLain hitting for seven points each.

Diana McElligott led the Cardinals and all scoring in the contest with 16 followed by Sara Peck scoring 12.

Score by quarter:

Wallowa: 8 20 4 13 = 45

Ione: 16 7 14 5 = 42

Individual scoring:

Wallowa: Barton 1/2 1; M. Oveson 2 (1) 7; McLain 2 3/5 7; L. Oveson 1 6/9 8; Guillory 1 1/2 3; Wilson 3 (1) 1/2 10; Bomberger 2 2/4 6; Deal 1 1/2 3. Totals: 12 (2) 15/26 = 45, 12 fouls.

Ione: D. McElligott 1 2/2 4; N. McElligott 1 (4) 2/4 16; Key 000; Orem 1 0/0 2; J. Griffith 000; Peck 5 2/4 12; Chitty 000; T. Griffith 000; Holland 3 2/2 8. Totals: 11 (4) 8/12 = 42, 22 fouls. D. McElligott fouled out.

Enterprise girls-vs-Wheeler

Lilly Herrera and Jennifer Greenfield combined for 25 of Wheelers 30 points to lift the Falcons past a young Enterprise squad 30-22 on Friday. Wheeler was able to build a 16-9 lead at the half after a 7-2 run in the second quarter that was the difference in the ball game. "I put a lot of pressure on my team and it showed," said Enterprise Coach Mike Crawford.

Senior Lacy Nobles led Enterprise's scoring with 14 points.

Score by quarter:

Enterpise: 7 2 5 8 = 22

Wheeler: 9 7 6 8 = 30

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Morgan 2 4; Noland 1 2; S. McCready 000; Miller 000; Nobles 4 (1)

3/6 14; Stoffel 1 2; Hadden 000; Mitchell 000; Baird 000. Totals: 8 (1) 3/8

= 22

Wheeler: Hankins 000; L. Herrera 4 (2) 2/2 16; C. Greenfield 2 4; Mortimore

1/4 1; G. Greenfield 2 5/11 9. Totals 8 (2) 8/17 = 30

Saturday's games:

Enterprise boys-vs-Wallowa

Enterprise played a tough Wallowa team on Saturday in the boys championship game. The Red and Black were

able to do a good job of containing the Cougar players except Spaur who scored 23 points in the contest. "Defensively, Randy Spaur definitely gave us a hard time," said EHS coach Duff Pace. " We wanted to shut down Spaur and Ryan Harshfield " We'd like to think that we were one for two in that department," he said.

Enterprise led the contest from the outset building a 31-22 lead at the half.

Pace said it's always fun as a coach to see some one come off of the bench and spark the team. Against the Cougars the spark was Kelsey Lukens. "He was unconscious hitting his first four shots and grabbing six rebounds in the game," Pace said. " He gave us a lift and was really the difference for us in the first half."

Grady Rawls and Tim Gilbert led Enterprise's scoring with 15 and 14 points respectively. The duo also pulled down eight and seven rebounds in the victory.

Score by quarter:

Enterprise: 17 14 20 5 = 56

Wallowa: 11 11 13 6 = 41

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: T. Swart 1 0/1 2; Marcum 000; Gassett 000; Gomes 1 (1) 4/4 9; Bollman 000; Rawls 3 (1) 6/8 15; Freels 1 (1) 5 ; C. Swart 1/3 1; Gilbert 6 2/2 14; Kiser 1 0/2 2; Lukens 4 8. Totals: 17 (3) 13/20= 56.

Wallowa: Byers 2 0/1 4; Walker 000; Harshfield 1 (1) 0/2 5; Spaur 10 (1) 0/5 23; Pringle 3 1/1 7; McDaniel 1 2; Long 0/2; Williams 000. Totals: 17 (2) 1/11 = 41.

Wallowa girls -vs- Wheeler

The Coug-gals dominated Wheeler in the girls championship match-up out scoring the Falcons 25-5 at the half.

"I'm real happy with the play that I saw from the team this weekend," said Wallowa Coach Greg Oveson. He added that he wanted to get out to a fast start and get the lead.

Wheeler gained momentum in the third quarter out scoring Wallowa 11-7 before the Cougs got their fast break going as they had in the first half. "That really deflated Wheeler," Oveson said.

Mysha Oveson led the Cougars scoring with 12 points in the win.

Score by quarter:

Wallowa: 13 12 7 14 = 46

Wheeler: 3 2 11 7 = 23

Individual scoring:

Wallowa: Barton 000; M. Oveson 4 4/6 12; McLain 4 1/2 9; L. Oveson 1 2; Guillory (1) 3; Goodwin 000; Wilson 4 8; Bomberger 4 8 ; Deal 1 2; Josi 1 2. Totals: 19 (1) 5/8 = 46

Wheeler: Hawkins 000; L Herrera 2 (1) 3/4 10; G. Greenfield 2 1/4 5; Josi 000; E. Herrera 1 2; Mortimore 1 2/2 4; J. Greenfield 2/5 2; Griffith 000. Totals: 6 (1) 8/15 = 23

Enterprise girls-vs-Ione

"It was a difference of night and day," said Enterprise Coach Mike Crawford of their second game of the tournament against Ione in the consolation round.

"We played pretty good basketball against a better team matching them shot for shot over all but the second quarter where we faltered to inexperience, but we are going to do that for awhile," he said.

Ione outscored EHS 20-8 in the second quarter in the 44-43 win.

Enterprise had the ball and a one point lead with 40 seconds to go in the game with the opportunity to win. The Red and Black turned the ball over twice and missed a shot as time wound down giving Ione opportunities and a lay up for the win.

"Every time we go through a situation like this we are learning. I saw good things happen on Saturday that I didn't see happen offensively on Friday,"he said.

The EHS coach said that the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall together.

Veteran player Lacey Nobles led Enterprise's scoring with 13 points.

Score by quarter:

Enterpise: 9 8 16 10 = 43

Ione: 6 20 11 7 = 44

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Morgan (1) 1/3 4; Noland 3 6; S. McCready 2 4; Miller 1 2; Nobles 3 (1) 4/7 13; Stoffel 2 4; Hadden 1 4/4 6; Mitchell 1 2; Baird 1 2. Totals:

14 (2) 9/14 = 43

Ione: D. McElligott 5 1/2 11; N. McElligott 6 (2) 2/3 19; Key 0/4 0; Orem 1 2; J. Griffith 1 (2) 8; Peck 2/2 2; Chitty 000; T. Griffith 000; Holland 1

0/2 2. Totals: 14 (4) 4/8 = 44

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