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Home arrow Opinion arrow ENTERPRISE GIRLS STUFF MCLOUGHLIN IN OVERTIME

ENTERPRISE GIRLS STUFF MCLOUGHLIN IN OVERTIME

IONE — The Enterprise girls used stifling defense to storm from way back to beat Mac-Hi 41-34 in overtime in the Ione basketball tournament Saturday.

Enterprise outscored Mac-Hi 20-5 in the fourth quarter and overtime. In fact, the Enterprise girls held Mac-Hi completely scoreless in overtime.

"You can't get a better (early season) learning experience than an overtime game," said coach Mike Crawford.

Enterprise actually came out hot, taking a 15-4 lead after one period, but the girls only scored six points in the second and third periods combined, then rallied to outscore Mac-Hi 13-5 in the fourth.

Enterprise won despite only shooting 24.5 percent from the floor (13-53).

Lacey Nobles came through big, hitting 6-of-7 free throws, pulling down 10 rebounds and grabbing seven steals. Caitlin Baird scored nine points and had 14 boards.

Against Umatilla Friday, the girls struggled from the floor with 26 percent shooting from the field. They were also done-in by a bad third quarter. They scored only three points in the third and were beaten 58-42. Umatilla's Jasmine Campos scorched Enterprise for 27 points.

Nobles had 17 points, nine rebounds and five steals.

Crawford was happy with how the team played at the tournament, though he said the girls will have to shoot better.

"We're playing well. We just aren't shooting well," he said.

Mac-Hi 4 14 11 5 0 — 34

Enterprise girls 15 2 4 13 7 — 0

Mac-Hi — Lauren Burlingame 6 2-4 15, Brittany Garton 2 1-2 6, Megan Rambo 0 0-1 0, Charlene Hubbard 0 0-2 0, Becky Haskins 3 1-4 7, Kelli DeVink 1 4-6 6, Cassie Sears, Katie Brown. Totals 12 8-19 34.

Enterprise — Jessie Morgan 0-5 5-7 5, Chelce Noland 0-4 0-0 0, Stefanie McCready 1-2 0-0 2, Kayla Miller 0-2 0-1 0, Jennifer McCready 0-1 0-0 0, Lacey Nobles 4-18 6-7 15, Kayla Stoffel 3-7 1-4 8, Jacinda Mitchell 1-3 0-0 2, Caitlin Baird 4-11 1-2 9. Totals: 13-53 13-23 41.

Three-pointers — Mac-Hi 2 (Burlingame, Garton). Enterprise 2 (Nobles, Stoffel). Fouled out — Burlingame, DeVink. Total fouls — Mac-Hi 19, Enterprise 16. Technical fouls — none.

JV score — Enterprise 43, Ione 38

Umatilla 12 15 16 15 — 34

Enterprise girls 13 9 3 17 — 0

Umatilla — A. Harvey 0 1-2 1, Henry 3 0-0 6, Forshee 2 0-0 5, Jasmine Campos 10 4-6 27, Dahlin 3 1-4 7, Borden 2 2-4 6, C. Harvey 2 0-0 4, Bollinger 1 0-0 2, Villanueva, Pankey. Totals: 23 8-16 58.

Enterprise — Morgan 4-15 1-1 11, Noland 0-4 0-1 0, Kayla Miller 1-3 1-2 3, J. McCready 0-0 1-2 1, Nobles 6-15 4-4 17, Stoffel 3-11 0-1 7, Smith 0-3 3-5 3, Mitchell 0-2 0-0 0, Baird 0-2 0-0 0, Jennifer Weber, Jessica Marcum, S. McCready.

Three pointers — Umatilla 4 (Campos 3, Forshee); Enterprise 5 (Morgan 2, Miller, Nobles, Stoffel). Total fouls — Umatilla 18, Enterprise 12. Fouled out — A. Harvey. Technical fouls — none.

— Pierre LaBossire

Playing hard leads Elgin to second win

Hard work paid off for the Elgin girls in their win over the La Grande JV basketball team Saturday.

Elgin coach Randy McKone said the girls put in two nights in a row of playing harder than he has ever seen for their 39-25 preseason win.

"They played well together," he said.

Elgin opened preseason play with a victory over Helix Friday.

The Huskies (2-0 overall) overcame early foul trouble and came away with a 21-17 lead at halftime.

After scoring seven points in the first quarter, the Huskies doubled their point total in the second.

Amber Looslie's layup with 31 seconds in the second gave the Huskies their largest lead of the first half at 21-14. Jessica Fulfer answered with a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to make the score 21-17.

The La Grande jayvees were held scoreless in the third until Ellyn Mereman dropped in a bucket with 1:13 left, with the Huskies holding a 29-19 advantage.

The Huskies held a double-digit lead the rest of the game.

Even though the La Grande JV players towered over the Huskies, McKone said Josie Cross and Tiffany Fincher were able to give the Huskies good minutes in the post.

Cross had seven points and Fincher six.

McKone added McCrae played a "great overall game" and Looslie "played really good."

Looslie led Elgin with 10 points and McCrae nine.

"They are just a great bunch of kids working their tails off," he said.

Elgin travels to the Umatilla tournament Friday.

The La Grande JV's top scorer was Nikki Nielson with six.

Elgin 7 14 11 7 — 39

La Grande JV girls 8 9 2 6 — 25

Elgin — Amber Looslie 4 2-2 10, Brittany Beedle 0 1-4 1, Haily Wiles 1 0-0 2, Rose Darrow 1 0-0 2, Lacie Heighes 0 2-3 2, Josie Cross 3 1-6 7, Tiffany Fincher 2 2-8 6, Kim McCrae 2 4-6 9, Ashley Hogan. Totals: 13 12-29 39.

La Grande JV — Nikki Nielson 2 2-2 6, Jessica Fulfer 1 1-2 4, Ellyn Mereman 1 0-0 2, Tricia Nebeker 1 0-0 2, Abbey Kenny 1 0-0 2, Kelly Boddard 1 0-0 2, Bethany Barker 0 0-1 0, Jamie Crouch 1 0-1 2, Missy Novak, Jenna Jensen 2 0-0 5, Morgan Bonney. Totals: 10 3-6 25.

Three-pointers — Elgin 1, McCrae; La Grande JV 2, Fulfer, Jensen. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Elgin 12, La Grande JV 17. Technical fouls — None.

— Raenelle Kwock

Wallowa girls struggle from floor

ATHENA — The Wallowa girls struggled in the first half in a Saturday 62-36 loss to Weston-McEwen.

The girls shot 3-for-29 in the first half and scored just 12 points.

"They shot the ball really well, and we didn't. We didn't play that badly. We just didn't shoot well," said Cougars coach Greg Oveson. "I'm not discouraged. We'll get better."

Weston-McEwen hit eight three-pointers in the game. Sara Bomberger led the Cougars with 10 points.

Wallowa plays Friday at the Enterprise tournament.

Wallowa girls 8 4 10 14 — 36

Weston-McEwen 21 13 19 9 — 62

Wallowa — Holli Barton 2 0-0 4, Mycha Oveson 1 0-1 2, Michelle Odegaard 0 1-4 1, Megan McLain 1 1-2 3, Larae Guillory 1 0-0 2, Amanda Wilson 3 1-2 7, Amber Josi 0 2-2 2, Sara Bomberger 5 0-2 10, Sandra Deal 2 1-2 5, Chelsea Goodwin. Totals: 15 6-15 36.

Weston-McEwen — Schonover 1 0-0 3, Bennett 2 0-0 5, D. Thompson 5 0-0 13, Johnson 4 0-0 10, Peterson 1 0-0 2, Darcy Thompson 3 0-0 7, Winn 2 1-2 5, Todd 0 1-2 1, Parades 2 6-8 10, Tucker 2 0-0 4, Nichols 1 0-0 2, Rideout. Totals: 23 8-12 62.

Three pointers — Wallowa, none; Weston-McEwen 8 (D. Thompson 3, Johnson 2, Darcy Thompson, Schonover, Bennett). Total fouls —Wallowa 11, Weston-McEwen 14. Fouled out — Wilson. Technical fouls — none.

 
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