Outlaw girls victorious in home court tournament

<p>Enterprise senior post player Emily Ketscher puts up a shot while playing the Joseph Eagles Friday night. Two days of basketball were played at Quinn Court in the Enterprise Educational Foundation's Winter Classic Tournament.</p>

The Outlaw girls won both of their games, and took first place in the Enterprise Educational Foundation Winter Classic Tournament last weekend at Quinn Court.

Enterprise first beat the Joseph Eagles in the Friday night match-up, 54-28, and then went on to win against Wallowa, Saturday evening, 40-31.

Overall Enterprise coach Mike Crawford was happy with his team’s performance but said there are improvements to be made. “Our fast break was better, allowing for more open shots and easier baskets,” he said.

About playing the E-Gals, Crawford said, “Joseph is a better team than what showed up Friday night, but our girls executed well and played pretty good defense.”

Hayley Riggs was the high scorer for Enterprise with 24, Tiffanie George was next with 7. McKenna Miller, Emily Ketscher, Katie Birkmaier, Carsen Sajonia, and Callyn Stewart each scored 4. Emma Hall and Sarah Aschenbrenner each scored 2.

In the first quarter the Outlaws scored 14 to Joseph’s 6; second period, Enterprise 7 to 5; third period 9 for the Outlaws to 5 for the Eagles; and in the last quarter Joseph scored 13 to Enterprise’s 10.

In the 4th period Coach Crawford subbed in five girls all at once.

In the rematch against Wallowa, (Wallowa won the first time), both teams came out strong but the Outlaw girls’ defense took over and by the end of the first half the score was 29-19. In the third quarter Wallowa only scored 3 to the Outlaws 18. In the last period Enterprise scored 8 to the Cougar’s 9. Final score Enterprise 54, Wallowa 31.

Coach Crawford said, “The team was more composed and were applying pressure. Our skill level was much better than in the first game.”

Hayley Riggs again was the leading scorer for Enterprise with 15. Hannah Schaafsma was next with 5.Emma Hall, Emily Ketscher Tiffanie George and Carsen Sajonia all scored 4, while Sarah Aschenbrenner scored 2.

In an emotional highlight, in the game Amy Edison, who is having to sit out her senior season because of an injury, was put under the basket for the opening tip off, the Outlaws fed the ball to her and she scored Enterprise’s first 2 points. Sportsmanship by Wallowa made this possible.

The Pilot Rock Rockets will be Enterprise next opponent, Friday Dec. 20, at home.

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