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ELGIN GIRLS STUN CONDON; UNION BEATS RIVERSIDE AT BUZZER

The Elgin girls basketball team overcame a sluggish start and remained undefeated by beating defending Class 1A state champion Condon 34-31 Saturday at the Umatilla Tournament.

The Huskies won despite failing to score a single point in the first period. They exploded for 16 in the second to take a 16-12 lead into the half.

"It was a great game ... a real physical defensive game," said coach Randy McKone. "The kids played awfully, awfully well."

Tiffany Fincher led the Huskies with 12 points, while Haily Wiles scored eight. Wiles and Amber Looslie were named to the all-tournament team.

"This moves us to 4-0. It's been a wonderful start to the season," McKone said.

Elgin plays Friday in the Huskies Christmas tournament.

Elgin girls 0 16 9 9 — 34

Condon 6 6 11 8 — 31

Elgin — Amber Looslie 2 0-2 4, Haily Wiles 3 2-7 8, Lacie Haighes 2 1-2 5, Josie Cross 2 0-0 4, Tiffany Fincher 5 2-2 12, Kim McCrae 0 1-4 1, Rose Darrow. Totals: 14 6-17 34.

Condon — Kristen Aamodt 0 1-2 1, Angela Anderson 1 4-6 6, Jessica Snyder 3 0-3 6, Katee Humphrey 5 3-4 16, Haylee Farrar 0 2-2 2, Norie Winters, Sharon Hawk, Janet McElligott. Totals: 9 10-17 31.

Three pointers — Elgin, none; Condon 3 (Humphrey 3). Total fouls — Elgin 15, Condon 18. Fouled out — Elgin, none; Condon, Winters. Technical fouls — none.

BORTHERTON'S SHOT AT BUZZER GIVES UHS WIN

BOARDMAN — A shot at the buzzer by Jana Brotherton gave the Union girls a 36-34 road win over Riverside Saturday.

Brotherton's short turnaround jumper was set up by an assist from Ammi Kucera, said coach Wayne Herron. With the score tied 34-34 and just six seconds left, Union inbounded the ball and Kucera found Brotherton open near the basket in time for the game-winning shot.

Herron said Riverside came in to the game with a 4-0 record, so this was a tough team. "We're much improved from last week," he said.

Kallin Prince led the Bobcats with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Brotherton ended up with eight points and 10 rebounds. Sandra Meredith led the team with 14 rebounds to go along with her seven points.

Herron also lauded the courage of point guard Lena Weitlauf, who had to play the Riverside game wearing a protective mask because of a broken nose she suffered against Cove last week. "She really showed toughness and composure" against Riverside, Herron said.

Union plays at the Pilot Rock Tournament Friday.

Union girls 11 11 6 8 — 36

Riverside 9 8 8 9 — 34

Union — Jana Brotherton 3 2-5 8, Ammi Kucera 2 0-2 5, Rosa Goodman 1 0-0 2, Kallin Prince 5 0-0 10, Shannon Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Sandra Meredith 3 1-4 7, Chelsea Herron 0 2-2 2, Lena Weitlauf. Totals: 15 5-13 36.

Riverside — Stephanie Turner 1 0-0 2, Julie Gordarier 2 1-2 5, Melany Hancock 4 2-2 10, Jessica Burns 1 1-2 3, Alysia Burns 2 0-0 4, Heather Regelsted 5 0-0 10, Esmerelda Leon, Tiffany Matheney, Chelcea Moser. Totals: 15 4-6 34.

Three pointers — Union 1 (Kucera); Riverside, none. Total fouls — Union 10, Riverside 19. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none.

JV result — Riverside def. Union.

WALLOWA SHUTS DOWN WHEELER COUNTY

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa girls capped off the weekend with a championship at the Enterprise Tournament Saturday.

Wallowa shot and defended well in its 46-23 win over Wheeler County.

"We shot the ball as well as we have all year," Wallowa coach Greg Oveson said.

Four Wallowa players hit 4 of 8 field goals. Mysha Oveson led Wallowa with 12, followed by Megan McLain with nine, and Amanda Wilson and Sarah Bomberger with eight each.

"The kids played hard," coach Oveson said. "We played good defense."

Wheeler County managed five points the first half.

Lily Herrera led Wheeler County with 10 points.

"We're getting more confidence, better ball movement, better shot selection," Oveson said.

Wallowa hosts the Baker JV Friday.

Wheeler County 3 2 11 7 — 23

Wallowa girls 13 12 7 14 — 46

Wheeler County — Micci Mortimore 1-4 2-2 4, Jennifer Greenfield 0-7 2-5 2, Lily Herrera 3-15 3-4 10, Cara Greenfield 2-7 1-4 5, Ashley Josi 0-1 0-0 0, Elisa Herrera 1-2 0-0 2, Alicia Hankins 0-1 0-0 0, Griffith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 7-38 8-15 23.

Wallowa — Holli Barton 0-3 0-0 0, Mysha Oveson 4-10 4-6 12, Michelle Odegaard 0-1 0-0 0, Megan McLain 4-9 1-2 9, Lynique Oveson 1-3 0-0 2, Larae Guillory 1-7 0-0 3, Amanda Wilson 4-11 0-0 8, Amber Josi 1-1 0-0 2, Sarah Bomberger 4-8 0-0 8, Sandra Deal 1-5 0-0 2, Chelcy Goodwin. Totals: 20-56 5-8 46.

Three-pointers — Wheeler County, L. Herrera; Wallowa, Guillory. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Wheeler County 12, Wallowa 15. Technical fouls — None.

JV scores — Ione 19, Wallowa 17

Enterprise 17, Wallowa 16

POWDER BALLEY GIRLS RIDE BIG THIRD QUARTER

HALFWAY — The Powder Valley girls exploded for 27 points in the third quarter to beat Joseph at the Pine-Eagle Tournament Saturday 69-33.

"We just failed to show up," said Joseph coach Wendy McDaniel. "Our number of turnovers was completely unacceptable."

Powder Valley coach Allen Bingham said the Badgers played well all weekend. The girls played Pine-Eagle tough Friday night but lost a close one, 40-37.

Joelle Bain led the Badgers against Joseph with 21, while Mandi Wendt scored 11 and Shauna Nelson 10. Licia Miller led the Eagles with 14.

The Eagles (0-3) don't play again until Dec. 27. McDaniel was concerned that the girls are not going to get in enough games before the beginning of Wapiti League play. "It would help to have a full preseason like the boys," she said.

In the Powder Valley vs. Pine-Eagle game Friday, Bain again led the way with 19 points. Bingham said this was a defensive battle in which both teams struggled, especially in the first three periods. "It was the kind of game where nobody could make the baskets go in," said Bingham.

After four games, Bain is averaging 20.8 points a game. Powder Valley (2-2) will host Spray Thursday.

Powder Valley 18 12 27 12 — 69

Joseph girls 4 13 8 8 — 33

Powder Valley — Amanda DeMarre 1 0-0 2, Hailee Bingham 0 1-3 1, Alisha Thompson 2 1-1 5, Shauna Nelson 5 0-0 10, Laci Lyman 2 0-0 4, Kali Miller 3 2-4 8, Joelle Bain 9 3-4 21, Sabrina Rich 3 1-2 7, Mandi Wendt 5 1-1 11. Totals: 30 9-15 69.

Joseph — Holly Parker 1 0-0 2, Licia Miller 6 1-3 14, Anna Yost 1 2-3 4, Mandi Moncrief 1 3-5 5, Danae Micka 2 2-6 6, Julie Butterfield 1 0-0 2, Katie Couch, Cierra Jones, Beth McLaran. Totals: 12 8-17 33.

Three-pointers — Powder Valley, none; Joseph 1 (Miller). Total fouls — Powder Valley 19, Joseph 18. Fouled out — Lyman, Yost. Technical fouls — none.

JV game — Powder Valley 27, Joseph 23.

Powder Valley 6 8 10 13 — 37

Pine-Eagle girls 10 7 7 16 — 40

Powder Valley — Bingham 1 2-4 4, Nelson 2 0-0 4, Lyman 2 2-4 6, Miller 0 4-7 4, Bain 7 4-12 19, Wendt, Thompson. Totals: 12 12-27 37.

Pine-Eagle — Katherine Beam 2 0-0 4, Cathy Carnahan 4 4-6 12, Lila Forte 3 4-10 10, Abby Morrison 3 2-2 8, Molly Coffee 0 1-2 1, Christen Shevham 1 3-4 5, Stephanie Peterson, Peer Lacey, Laura Hale. Totals: 13 14-24 40.

Three-pointers — Powder Valley 1 (Bain); Pine-Eagle, none. Totals fouls — Powder Valley 17, Pine-Eagle 22. Fouled out — Nelson. Technical fouls — none.

COVE GIRLS TURN UP DEFENSIVE PRESSURE

IMBLER — The Cove girls allowed 11 points in the first half of their 54-33 consolation victory over Stanfield at the Imbler Basketball Tournament Saturday.

"Our second quarter defense was outstanding," Cove coach Dick Royes said.

Cove outscored Stanfield 14-4 in the quarter.

Even though Cove had a 34-11 halftime lead, Stanfield came out strong in the second half.

"Stanfield did a good job to play us even in the second half — Kim Davis kept them in it," Royes said. Davis led Stanfield with 15 points.

He said he was pleased with the offense and the team taking care of the basketball.

"The girls worked hard tonight to cut down on our turnovers," he said. "I was glad to see a balanced scoring attack."

Lisa Scheele and Kelcie Robinson each scored 13 points followed by Kathy Mann with 11.

Cove plays Pine-Eagle at the Leopards' home tournament Friday.

Cove girls 20 14 11 9 — 54

Stanfield 7 4 10 12 — 33

Cove — Amy Puckett 2 0-0 4, Lisa Scheele 5 3-4 13, Kathy Mann 4 2-5 11, Ashley Holland 1 1-3 3, Christina Cain 2 0-0 4, Kelcie Robinson 6 1-3 13, Cassie Mills 2 2-2 6, Kara Mann. Totals: 17 9-17 54.

Stanfield — Kyle Mills 1 2-4 4, Kim Davis 4 3-4 15, Kellie Davis 1 0-0 2, Cara Kammerzell 2 0-1 4, Ellery Ena 2 0-2 4, Nanci Sandoval 1 0-0 2, Danielle Weathermon 1 0-0 2, Nicole Mills. Totals: 12 5-12 33.

Three-pointers — Cove 1 (Kathy Mann); Stanfield 4 (Kim Davis 4). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Cove 17, Stanfield 18. Technical fouls — Kathy Mann.

WESTON-MCEWEN DEFEATS IMBLER

IMBLER — Weston-McEwen took home the tourney championship after its 45-37 win over the Imbler girls Saturday.

Imbler defeated Weston-McEwen in its season-opener earlier this month.

Imbler coach Dale Wagner said the team had a let-down offensively and defensively in the fourth quarter.

Imbler was outscored 14-4 in the fourth.

Amy Clerget had 10 points for the Panthers. Emily Correll had eight rebounds.

Shortly after the game ended, the power went out at the Imbler gym.

Imbler will play La Grande JV Friday at the Cove Tournament.

Weston-McEwen 12 10 9 14 — 45

Imbler girls 13 11 9 4 — 37

Weston-McEwen — Kati Bennett 2 0-0 4, Johnson 7 4-4 19, Thompson 1 0-2 2, Kendra Winn 3 2-6 8, Katie Todd 1 0-0 2, Kayla Paredes 5 0-0 10, Ashley Rideout, Ashley Peterson, Shellie Shoonover. Totals: 19 6-12 45.

Imbler — Tiffany Rasmussen 4-9 1-1 9, Liz Woody 1-6 1-2 3, Amy Clerget 5-12 0-0 10, Emily Correll 2-5 3-4 7, Leanne Foster 2-8 2-2 6, Hannah Hall 1-1 0-0 2, Rachel Lowe. Totals: 15-31 7-9 37.

Three-pointers — Weston-McEwen 1 (Johnson); Imbler, none. Rebound leader — Correll 8. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Weston-McEwen 8, Imbler 12. Technical fouls — None.

IONE NIPS ENTERPRISE IN CONSOLATION GAME

ENTERPRISE — The Ione girls held off Enterprise in the final seconds for a 44-43 consolation win at a tournament here Saturday.

Enterprise coach Mike Crawford said he called timeout with 15 seconds left to draw up the winning shot. But, after the ball was inbounded, the play did not happen.

"They played outstanding defense down the stretch," he said. "We couldn't get the basket in the hoop."

After getting outscored 20-8 in the second quarter, Enterprise turned around and outscored Ione 26-18 in the second half and had a narrow lead with 40 seconds remaining.

Crawford said things did not work out down the stretch after Enterprise forced two turnovers in the last minute.

Lacey Nobles led Enterprise with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Kallie Hadden had nine rebounds. Jennifer McCready had three assists. Natalie McElligott had 19 points for Ione.

Enterprise plays Hermiston JV at the Pilot Rock Tournament Friday.

Ione 6 20 11 7 — 44

Enterprise girls 9 8 16 10 — 43

Ione — Diana McElligott 5 1-2 11, Natalie McElligott 8 1-2 19, Caitlin Orem 1 0-0 2, Jennifer Griffith 3 0-0 8, Sara Peck 0 2-2 2, Barbara Holland 1 0-2 2, Tracy Griffith Emily Key. Totals: 18 4-8 44.

Enterprise — Jessie Morgan 1-6 1-3 4, Chelcee Noland 3-4 0-0 6, Stefanie McCready 2-4 0-0 4, Kayla Miller 1-1 0-0 2, Lacey Nobles 4-10 4-7 13, Kayla Stoffel 2-8 0-0 4, Kallie Hadden 1-2 4-4 6, Jacinda Mitchell 1-1 0-0 2, Caitlin Baird 1-3 0-0 2, Jennifer McCready. Totals: 16-39 9-14 43.

Three-pointers — Ione 4 (N. McElligott 2, J. Griffith 2); Enterprise 2 (Morgan, Nobles). Rebound leader — Nobles 16. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Ione 16, Enterprise 8. Technical fouls — N. McElligott.

JV result — Enterprise undefeated in tourney

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