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Home arrow Opinion arrow HEFFERNAN LEADS BADGERS OVER IMBLER

HEFFERNAN LEADS BADGERS OVER IMBLER

By The Observer

NORTH POWDER Justin Heffernan took advantage of Imblers focus on Brody Turner Saturday.

Heffernan, a senior post, scored a season-high 22 points and helped lead Powder Valleys boys basketball team past visiting Imbler Saturday, 53-50.

Justin had a fantastic game, Powder Valley coach Blake Jones said. We also had great rebounding from Justin and Riley Martin. We outrebounded Imbler two-to-one.

The Panthers turned their attention to Powder senior guard Turner, the Badgers leading scorer coming into the contest.

Imbler (5-3) led 29-25 at the half, but Powder outscored the Panthers 15-9 in the third quarter.

It was tight all the way, Imbler coach Ken Kramer said. We concentrated on Brody and Heffernan went off on us.

Theyve got Martin back now, plus we missed seven free throws.

Martin returned after missing the first six games with a broken finger he injured during football. He added 12 points. Turner also had 12 points for Powder Valley (3-4).

Brandon Campbell paced Imbler with 16 points and Colin Culbreth had 11. Tanner McIntosh had 10.

Powder Valley travels to Spray Thursday, and Imbler is at Pilot Rock Friday.

Imbler boys 15 14 9 12 50

Powder Valley 9 16 15 13 53

Imbler Campbell 6 4-6 16, Tra.Hoskins, Crow 2 0-0 4, Davis 0 1-2 1, McIntosh 4 0-0 10, Glenn 2 0-0 4, Parret 1 2-2 4, Culbreth 4 3-7 11, Wyatt, Tro.Hoskins. Totals: 19 10-17 50.

Powder Valley Browne 1 1-2 4, Taylor, Thompson, Turner 5 1-1 12, Gray, Lyman 0 3-4 3, Heffernan 9 4-6 22, Swales, Martin 5 2-2 12. Totals: 20 11-15 53.

Three-pointers Imbler, McIntosh 2; Powder Valley, Turner, Browne. Fouled out None. Total fouls Imbler 14, Powder Valley 17. Technical fouls None.

Joseph finishes fourth

SALEM Joseph proved it belongs among the elite in the Class 2A ranks this season.

On Saturday, the Eagles defeated Vernonia 69-58 in the morning game and came back to beat Neah-Kah-Nie 51-48 in the afternoon game to finish fourth at the 16-team Salem Holiday Invitational.

We were one of the top five or six teams there, Joseph coach Ron Lathrop said. Where we are at this point of the season, I feel pretty good about it.

We still have a lot of things to work on, but we know what we have to work on.

Marcus Wells, who was named the most valuable player of the turnament, finished with a team-high 13 points.Dollen Stroup added nine.

Against Vernonia, Wells scored 19 points and Stroup had 18. Tyler Nall added 13 and Levi Stubblefield had 12.

Joseph (7-1) went 3-1 at the three-day tournament, losing only to St. Marys of Medford by two points on Friday.

The Eagles travel to the Echo Tournament Friday where they will open with Dayville-Monument.

Joseph 51

Neah-Kah-Nie 48

Joseph Nall 3 0-0 6, Stroup 4 1-1 9, Shear 1 0-0 2, Wells 5 3-5 13, Cod.Lathrop 2 0-0 5, Butterfield 2 0-0 4, Col.Lathrop 2 2-2 6, Stubblefield 3 0-0 6, Layton. Totals: 22 6-8 51.

Neah-Kah-Nie Lincoln 1 0-0 2, Hunt 1 0-0 2, Myers 2 1-1 5, Alison 0 1-2 1, McKey 8 6-6 22, Householder 4 0-0 8, Christensen 4 0-0 8. Totals: 20 8-9 48.

Three-pointers Joseph, Cod.Lathrop; Neah-Kah-Nie, none.

Joseph 69

Vernonia 58

Vernonia individual statistics unavailable

Joseph Nall 4 2-2 13, Shear, Stroup 7 4-4 18, Wells 6 6-9 19, Cod.Lathrop 1 0-0 3, Col.Lathrop 1 2-2 4, Butterfield, Layton, Stubblefield 6 0-0 12. Totals: 25 14-17 69.

Three-pointers Joseph, Nall 3, Wells, Cod.Lathrop.

Elgin loses by one

ELGIN It was a tale of two halves for Elgin Saturday.

The Huskies jumped to a 37-18 lead and were ahead by as much as 20 over visiting Weston-McEwen before doing a reversal in the second half and losing 51-50.

The loss came in the championship contest at Elgins Holiday Tournament.

We started really good and then we came out flatter than a fiddle in the second half, Elgin coach Kyle Evans said.

The problem came when Elgin (5-2) quit playing in its press defense.

We got them down by 20 and I called off the press. Then they started coming back. We gave up the momentum and never got it back, Evans said.

Jake Williams had 13 points to lead Elgin.

T.J. Parish led Weston with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Tyler Jorgenson added 15.

Elgins next game is its Wapiti League opener at Halfway against Pine-Eagle on Jan. 4.

Weston-McEwen boys 13 5 16 17 51

Elgin 20 17 9 4 50

Weston-McEwen Tucker 1 0-3 3, Parish 5 2-5 16, Duncan 3 0-1 7, Delph 2 0-0 5, Jorgenson 7 1-2 15, Johnson 1 3-4 5. Totals: 19 6-15 51.

Elgin Harris 3 0-0 7, Burgess 3 3-8 9, Williams 6 1-2 13, McKone 3 2-2 8, Jo.Hamill 1 0-0 2, Davis 3 2-2 8, Evans 1 1-7 3. Totals: 20 9-21 50.

Three-pointers Weston-McEwen, Parish 4, Tucker, Duncan, Delph; Elgin, Harris. Fouled out None. Total fouls Weston-McEwen 17, Elgin 19. Technical fouls None.

Victory eludes Cove

WALLOWA A red-hot fourth quarter Friday wasnt enough to put Cove into the win column for the first time this season.

The Leopards scored 28 points in the final quarter and were led by Devan Franks 23 points, but fell to Echo 53-48 in the consolation title game at the Wallowa Tournament.

We were down as much as 16 in the fourth quarter, but got to within three and had a chance to tie with a minute left, Cove coach Todd Gorham said.

Cove (0-7) missed a couple shot attempts at the end and sent Echo to the free throw line, where the Cougars went 11-for-15 in the final quarter.

Weve got to figure out how to play and entire game, Gorham said.

Justin Marler added 13 points for Cove.

Echo was led by Jess Belyeas 20 points.

The Leopards hosts Jordan Valley on Jan. 4 for its next contest.

Echo boys 8 11 12 22 53

Cove 8 4 8 28 50

Echo Belyea 5 9-11 20, Clifton 1 0-0 2, H.Urenda 5 1-2 11, J.Urenda 6 1-3 15, Bodewig 2 0-1 5, Thompson, McFarlane, Mueller. Totals: 19 11-17 53.

Cove McLaughlin 1 0-0 2, Marler 6 0-0 13, Taylor 2 0-0 4, Frank 10 3-5 23, Manley 3 0-0 6, Pfel 0 0-2 0, Marshall, Altenburg, Borowiak, Hurst. Totals: 22 3-7 48.

Three-pointers Echo, J.Urenda 2, Bodewig, Belyea; Cove, Marler. Fouled out Taylor. Total fouls Echo 10, Cove 18. Technical fouls None.

Wallowa falls to Jordan

WALLOWA A night after winning its home opener, Wallowa took a plunge when it faced Class 1As top-ranked Jordan Valley Mustangs.

The Cougars fell to visiting Jordan Valley 60-34 in the title game at the Wallowa Tournament.

We had an adequate amount of good shots, we just couldnt make them, Wallowa coach Gerry McLain said.

Wallowa (3-4) completed only 15-of-64 shots from the field for 23 percent.

The Mustangs 6-foot-5 Jeff Anderson had a lot to do with the low percentage.

He intimidated us. He had five or six blocks and we rushed our shots, McLain said.

Randy Spaur and Steve Smith scored 10 points apiece for Wallowa.

Shawn Lequerica scored a game-high 23 points, and Anderson added 14.

Wallowa travels Friday to play the Baker JV.

Jordan Valley boys 13 18 17 12 60

Wallowa 10 6 12 6 34

Jordan Valley McKenzie 1 0-0 2, J.Anderson 7 0-0 14, Freese 4 0-2 8, Eiguren 3 0-0 6, Lequerica 6 8-9 23, Conro 1 0-0 3, Johnson, Grenke 1 0-0 2, Watkins, P.Anderson 1 0-0 2, Smith. Totals: 24 8-11 60.

Wallowa Byers, C.Smergut 4 0-0 8, Spaur 5 0-0 10, Smith 4 2-2 10, Pringle, J.McDaniel 1 0-0 2, P.Smergut, K.McDaniel 1 0-0 2, Long 0 2-2 2, Kendall. Totals: 15 4-4 34.

Three-pointers Jordan Valley, Lequerica 3, Conro; Wallowa, none. Fouled out None. Total fouls Jordan Valley 10, Wallowa 7. Technical fouls None.

 
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