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IMBLER BOYS HOLD OFF ELGIN BEHIND CROW'S FIVE TREYS

GOING INSIDE: Imbler's John McKinnis (13) powers to the hole against Elgin Friday, squirting past the Huskies' Ricky Foster (2) and Codi Burgess (21). (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).
GOING INSIDE: Imbler's John McKinnis (13) powers to the hole against Elgin Friday, squirting past the Huskies' Ricky Foster (2) and Codi Burgess (21). (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).

IMBLER — The Imbler boys remain undefeated in Wapiti League basketball after their 61-51 victory over Elgin Friday.

Elgin coach Kyle Evans said the Panthers are a good team and the Huskies had too many turnovers and missed lay-ins.

Trevor Crow's 3-pointer put the Panthers ahead for good at 12-9 in the second quarter.

The Panthers led 24-15 at halftime. The Huskies closed to within 26-22 after two Ricky Foster free throws.

Then, Crow drilled another 3-pointer to push the lead to 29-22.

The Huskies were within 32-25 off Skyler Payne's bucket but Imbler's Jayce Hewitt scored on the other end to push the lead back to 34-25.

In the fourth quarter, the Huskies again rallied to cut the lead to 44-38. Crow came through again for the Panthers, hitting yet another 3-pointer to extend the lead to 47-38.

Foster paced the Huskies with 17 points, while Payne had 10.

Tanner McIntosh led the Panthers with 17 points. Crow had five 3-pointers in all for 15 points and Alan O'Donald scored 10 points.

The Panthers (5-0 in league, 12-1 overall) host Nyssa today, while Elgin (3-2, 8-3) hosts Grant Union.

Imbler 61, Elgin 51

Elgin boys 5 10 14 22 — 51

Imbler 9 15 14 23 — 61

Elgin — Ricky Foster 7 3-4 17, Bill Miller 0 1-2 1, Codi Burgess 1 0-0 2, Skyler Payne 3 3-4 10, Brandon Evans 3 0-0 7, Charlie Schumacher 2 0-1 5, J.T. Keating 3 2-2 9. Totals: 19 9-13 51.

Imbler — Alan O'Donald 4 2-2 10, Travis Hoskins 3 2-2 8, Trevor Crow 5 0-0 15, John McKinnis 3 0-0 6, Tanner McIntosh 8 0-0 17, Jayce Hewitt 2 1-2 5, Cody Campbell, Mitch Myers. Totals: 25 5-6 61.

Three-pointers — Elgin 4 (Payne, Evans, Schumacher, Keating); Imbler 6 (Crow 5, McIntosh). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Elgin 12, Imbler 15. Technical fouls — None.

JV score — Imbler 83, Elgin 42.

Joseph boys take care of the ball against Grant Union

JOSEPH — The Joseph basketball boys erupted for a 23-point third quarter en route to a 64-50 stomping of Grant Union.

Joseph coach Ron Lathrop said the Eagles played good defense and ran their offense well, turning the ball over only seven times.

The Eagles (3-2 in Wapiti League, 9-3 overall) held Grant Union's Bo Thunell to just eight points. Thunell hit eight 3-pointers in a game earlier this season.

Meanwhile, the Eagles had four players in double figures, led by Corey Otten's 20 and Cole Lathrop's 16.

Malte Sievers, a 6-foot-7 German exchange student, had one of his best games of the year for Joseph, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Joseph plays Enterprise today in Enterprise.

Joseph 64, Grant Union 50

Grant Union 9 13 11 17 — 50

Joseph boys 15 19 23 7 — 64

Grant Union — Thunell 1 5-6 8, Carpenter 1 0-0 2, Rollins 1 0-0 2, McChore 1 0-0 3, Koing 10 1-1 22, Rose 2 0-0 6, Moore 2 3-4 7, Eddy, Page. Totals: 18 9-11 50.

Joseph — Corey Otten 5 9-13 20, Andy Hayes 1 1-2 3, Lane Bailey 0 0-2 0, Chad Dotson 0 1-2 1, Kyle Hook 5 1-2 11, Cole Lathrop 8 0-2 16, Tristan Patton 1 0-0 2, Malte Sievers 5 1-2 11, Derrek Layton, Tristan Gorsline. Totals: 25 13-25 64.

Three-pointers — GU 5 (Rose 2, Thunell, McChore, Koing); Joseph 1 (Otten). Total fouls — GU 14, Joseph 13. Technical fouls — none.

JV score — Grant Union 69, Joseph 68.

Buzzer-beating three-pointer breaks Enterprise's heart

HALFWAY — For the second straight week, the Enterprise basketball boys came within a whisker of a Wapiti League win, but had their hearts broken again.

Pine-Eagle's Dan Kaese-meyer hit a 3-pointer in the final seven seconds of regulation to force overtime, which the Spartans controlled to win 67-61. Enterprise also lost 75-72 in overtime to Grant Union last week.

"Two heartbreakers in a row," said coach Duff Pace. Pace said that in addition to the tough loss, Enterprise also lost Tony Swart after he rolled an ankle.

On the final play of regulation, with Enterprise ahead 57-54, Pace said his boys played perfect defense — Kaesemeyer, Pine-Eagle's big scorer, simply hit a great shot to tie.

Enterprise was led by Zach Gassett, who scored 18, and Tony Swart, who scored 14. Clay Freels had 14 rebounds to go with his six points.

Enterprise had a great game from the free-throw line, shooting 19-for-21 (90.4 percent).

Enterprise (0-5 in Wapiti League, 2-11 overall) hosts Joseph today.

Pine-Eagle 67, Enterprise 61 (OT)

Enterprise boys 19 6 20 12 4 — 61

Pine-Eagle 14 9 18 16 10 — 67

Enterprise — Tony Swart 5 2-2 14, Andy Marcum 2 6-6, Zach Gassett 6 4-4 18, Kyle Bollman 0 1-2 1, Clay Freels 3 0-0 6, Craig Swart 2 3-3 7, Cole Phinney 1 3-4 5, Brinn Jones, Kyle Stookey, Jake VanderZanden. Totals: 19 19-21 61.

Pine-Eagle — Casche 1 0-2 2, Wickham 3 2-2 9, Kaesemeyer 7 3-4 21, Traw 2 0-0 4, Marks 5 3-3 13, Kehm 3 2-2 8, E. Lower 5 0-0 10, I. Lower. Totals: 26 10-13 67.

Three-pointers — Enterprise 4 (Tony Swart 2, Gassett 2); Pine-Eagle 5 (Kaesemeyer 4, Wickham). Fouled out — Marcum. Total fouls — Enterprise 18, Pine-Eagle 19. Technical fouls — none.

 
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