Union girls drop EHS

The Union girls had three players in double figures Saturday night to boostthe Bobcats over the Enterprise girls 42-28 at Enterprise. Union's scoring was led by senior Jana Botherton with 16 points. Kallin Prince and Lena Weitlauf had 14 and ten points respectively in the contest for the Bobcats.

Sophomore Kallie Hadden led EHS with eight points in the game. Lacey Nobles, Enterprise's leading scorer over the season had a horrible night scoring only two points in the contest after scoring a career high 31 against Joseph last weekend. The Red and Black gave up the ball 15 times in the contest,compared to Union's six.

Both squads matched each other basket for basket in the first quarter withthe game tied at eight points after one period.

Enterprise had a hard time getting their hoops to fall in the second quarter,allowing Union to outscore them 11-3 to take a 19-11 lead at the half. Union extended their lead to 31-21 at the end of the third and kept the advantageoutscoring Enterprise 11-7 in the final period for the win.

Score by quarter:

Enterprise: 8 3 10 7 = 28

Union: 8 11 12 11 = 42

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Morgan 1(1) 5; Noland 3 6; S. McCready 1 2; Nobles 1 2; Smith 24; Hadden 3 2/2 8; Baird 1/2 1. Totals: 11 (1) 3/4 = 28, team fouls 17.

Union: Mitchel 1 2; Weitlauf 4 2/4 10; Prince 4 (2) 0/1 14; Brotherton 5 6/10

16. Totals: 14 (2) 8/15 = 42, team fouls 9.

Grant Union downs EHS by one

By Tim Adams for the Chieftain

Grant Union trailed for most of the game on Saturday before Bo Thunell was able to feed Simmons a pass in the lane with two seconds showing on the clock.

Almost like something you would read in a novel about the of a senior basketball player in his final home game of the season, Simmons knocked down his 31st point of the game to give the Prospectors a 60-59 victory over Enterprise.

The Savages were in charge most of the game, taking Enterprise an 18-8 after the first quarter of action.

During the first quarter, the game was delayed for a lengthy period of time when Enterprise's Grady Rawlins went down with a serious ankle injury and was taken from the court to the hospital by ambulance.

As things turned out, Rawlins' injury would not be the first for Enterprise.

In the second period, the game was again delayed when Enterprise's Andy Marcum suffered a possible neck injury after crashing to the floor while driving to the basket.

This required an ambulance to be summoned to the Grant Union gym for a second time.

"I think they fed off the two injuries and we didn't," Grant Union coach Mike Workman said. "We came out with a lot of fire to start the game and after their two players got hurt, we went flat."

The Prospectors trailed 33-24 at halftime before getting hot from the field.

In the third quarter, Simmons scored 11 points as Grant Union put a total of 21 points on the board to trim the Enterprise lead to 47-45.

The two teams exchanged the lead down the stretch in the fourth quarter before Simmons was able to tally the winning basket.

Taylor Schmadeka scored 12 points and Thunell added 10 for Grant Union.

Enterprise was paced by Tim Gilbert with 24 points, and Kevin Gomes had 12 points. Craig and Tony Swart added eight points each.

Score by quarter:

Enterprise: 18 15 14 12 = 59

Grant Union: 8 16 21 15 = 60

Individual scoring:

Enterprise: Tim Gilbert 12 0-0 24, Kevin Gomes 4 2-3 12, Tony Swart 3 0-0 8, Andy Marcum 1 0-0 3, Zach Gasset 0 0-0 0, Grady Rawls 2 0-0 4, Craig Swart 3 0-0 8, Brandon Kiser 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Lukens 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 2-3 59.

Grant Union: Trevor Simmons 12 7-8 31, Taylor Schmadeka 3 5-6 12, Bo Thunell 3 3-4 10, Matt Curtis 1 1-2 4, Andy Ellison 0 0-0 0, Adam Kowing 0 0-0 0, Billy Colson 1 0-1 3. Totals 20 16-21 60.

Three-point goals - Enterprise 7 (T. Swart 2, Gomes 2, C. Swart 2, Marcum), Grant Union 4 (Thunell, Schmadeka, Curtis, Colson). Turnovers - Enterprise 25, Grant Union 15. Total fouls - Enterprise 17, Grant Union 11. Fouled out - Lukens. Technical foul - Lukens.

Determined E-gals overcome Huskies

The Joseph E-gals never gave up Friday night and their efforts payed off with a big fourth quarter comeback to defeat Elgin 41-39. Anna Yost had a big night for the Blue and Gold, dropping in 21 points including 9/10 from the free throw stripe in the win.

Joseph struggled in the first half with Elgin taking a 24-17 lead to the locker room at the break. The Huskies led 33-24 at the end of three periods.

Joseph caught fire in the final period pounding the Huskies with a 17-6 run to squeek out the win.

Kim McCrae led the Husky effort with 15 points.

Score by quarter:

Joseph: 9 8 7 17 = 41

Elgin: 13 11 9 6 = 39

Individual scoring:

Joseph: Marshall 2 4; Yost 6 9/10 21; Couch 1 1/2 3; M. Moncrief 1 1/2 3; Micka 0/2 0; Jones 1 1/2 3; Butterfield 1 2; B. Moncrief 1 (1) 5. Totals: 12 (1) 12/21 = 41, team fouls 16.

Elgin: Looslie 3 2/3 8; Beedle 3 2/3 8; Wiles 2 0/2 4; R. Darrow 1 0/2 2;

Cross 2 4; Fincher 0/3 0; McCrae 4 (2) 1/3 15. Totals: 15 (2) 3/13 = 39,

team fouls 17- Cross fouled out.

Pine Eagle drops Joseph

The Pine Eagle girls outscored Joseph by a margin of 25-15 in the second and third quarters to defeat the Eagles 46-33 Saturday night at the newly named Sather Court in Joseph.

Christen Sherham led the Spartans and all scorers in the game with 18 points, including eight in the final period..

Things were looking good for the E-gals with the score knotted at seven at the end of the first period. Pine Eagle controlled the second quarter taking a 20-15 lead into halftime. The hoop covers were on for the Blue and Gold in the third as numerous shots wouldn't drop leaving the Eagles with four points in the period. The Spartans capitalized on JHS's shooting woes taking the third quarter 12-4. Both squads matched one another 14 all in the final period in the Spartans win.

Anna Yost and Mandi Moncrief led Joseph's scoring with 12 and10 points respectively.

Score by quarter:

Pine-Eagle: 7 13 12 14 = 46

Joseph: 7 8 4 14 = 33

Individual scoring:

Pine-Eagle: Coffee 2 (1) 2/4 9: Beam 1 2; Morrison 0-1 0; Carnahan 4 0/1 8;

Forte 2 1/3 5; Sherham 7 4/8 18; Hale 2 4. Totals: 18 (1) 7/17= 46, team

fouls 20.

Joseph: Parker 1 0-1 2; Yost 5 2-4 12; Couch 1 (1) 5, Moncrief 4 2-2 10;

Micka 2 4; Butterfield 0-2 0. Totals: 13 (1) 4/9 = 33, team fouls 18.

Wallowa girls rally in win

A plan to start all seniors in the last regular season game instead of his usual starting five almost backfired on Wallowa girls basketball coach Greg Oveson Saturday night in Wallowa. Fortunately his troops rallied in the final minutes to stave off an upset, besting the highly competitive Jordan Valley Mustangs 43-39.

Wallowa trailed 6-0 midway in the first period when Oveson mass substituted to bring some life to his offense. Wallowa rallied to within 6-5 by the end of the first period, then saw a hot shooting Mustang squad reel off 10 straight points en route to a 23-11 halftime advantage.

Wallowa played much better in the third period, but so did the visitors from Jordan Valley who connected on six of their first seven shots from the field. By the end of that period the Mustangs still held a 35-28 advantage over the second place team in the Old Oregon League.

The Mustang's freshman Lauren Cuvelier upped that lead to 37-28 before Wallowa began a furious two minute rally which put them in the lead for the first time all night. Amanda Wilson triggered a 13-2 run with a three-point field goal and, after Julie Eiguren connected for the Mustangs with over six minutes remaining in the contest to place the score at 39-31, the Old Oregon League's fifth place team went suddenly silent. Larae Guillory and Wilson did the damage in the next two minutes, lifting Wallowa into a precarious 41-39 advantage at the 4:30 mark.

Admittedly fatigued, Oveson instructed his squad to stall away the remaining time on the clock which they did successfully. Free throws by Wilson and Sarah Bomberger put the game out of reach.

Jordan Valley, which had played so well all night, did not score in the final 6:30 of the game.

Wilson led all scorers with 16 points, including three shots from outside the arc. Bomberger repeatedly got the ball in the low post and scored from close range in the third period when she scored eight of her 11 points. Mindy Johnson tallied six field goals to lead the Mustangs in scoring with 12 points.

Score by Quarter:

Jordan Valley 6 17 12 4 = 39

Wallowa 5 6 17 15= 43

Individual Scoring:

Jordan Valley: Grenke 0 0 0, Katie Johnson 1 0 2, Cuvelier 3 1-1 7, Baltzor 2 0 4, Mindy Johnson 6 0 12, Mackenzie 1 (1) 2-2 7, Eiguren 1 0 2, Watkins 2 1-3 5, Franke-Hall 0 0 0. Totals 16 (1) 4-6 39.

Wallowa: Barton 0 0 0, Mysha Oveson 1 0 2, Odegaard 0 0 0, McLain 1 0-1 2, Lynique Oveson 1 (1) 3-6 8, Guillory 2 0 4, Wilson 3 (3) 1-2 16, Bomberger 5 1-4 11, Deal 0-1 0. Totals 13 (4) 5-14 43.

Coug boys season ends

The Wallowa boys basketball team's last chance to make the district tournament went up in flames Saturday as WHS fell to the talented Jordan Valley Mustangs by a 64-42 score on the Cougars home court. The Mustangs ended the season at 10-2 and tied for first place in the Old Oregon League with Cove. Wallowa ended the season with a 6-6 league mark in fifth place.

Wallowa traded baskets with their taller foe in the opening minutes, last leading 9-7 at the 3:35 mark of the first period. Then Jordan Valley, led by six points from Shaun Lequerica, ran off 10 unanswered points and the route was on.

Lequerica led all scorers with 20 points. The tall, slender Anderson showed some good touch near the basket in scoring seven field goals and 14 points.

Ryan Harshfield led WHS in scoring with 13 points, one more than teammate Randy Spaur.

Score by Quarter:

Jordan Valley: 17 10 17 20 = 64

Wallowa: 12 7 13 10 = 42

Individual Scoring:

Jordan Valley: Drew Elsner 2 1-1 5, Mackenzie 3 0 6, Paul Elsner 1 1-2 3, Grenke 2 (1) 2-2 9, Anderson 7 0 14, Lequerica 5 (2) 4-6 20, Conro 2 (1) 7. Totals 22 (4) 8-11 64.

Wallowa: Byers 2 1-4 5, Harshfield 2 (3) 13, Spaur 4 (1) 1-1 12, Pringle 1 0-2 2, Kendall 1 0 2, Williams 0 0 0, Long 0 2-2 2, McDaniel 1 (1) 1-2 6. Totals 11 (5) 6-10 42.

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