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Home arrow Online arrow Photos arrow IMBLER GIRLS SHOOT DOWN TOP-RANKED ROCKETS

IMBLER GIRLS SHOOT DOWN TOP-RANKED ROCKETS

By The Observer

IMBLER It wasnt pretty, but Imbler toppled the top-ranked Class 2A girls basketball team in the state Friday with a stellar defensive performance.

The Panthers, hosting No. 1 Pilot Rock, shut down the up-tempo Rockets for a 29-28 victory.

It was a total defensive game by both teams. Our girls played their hearts out and Im extremely proud of them, Imbler coach Dale Wagner said.

Its fantastic to beat the No. 1-ranked team in the state. Its nice to have a game like this so early in the season.

Tiffany Rasmussen scored 11 of her game-high 15 points in the pivotal third quarter, which saw Imbler (6-1) outscore the Rockets 12-6.

Tiffany took over in that third quarter, Wagner said. Pilot Rock came out in a man-to-man defense (in the third) and we did well against it.

Rasmussen also led the Panthers with 10 rebounds and seven steals.

Meaghan Campbell had eight points and Liz Woody added four.

Imbler, which trailed 15-11 at the half, had the edge in free throws, making 7-of-14 to Pilot Rocks 1-of-4.

Amanda Doherty paced the Rockets with 14 points.

Imbler travels to Powder Valley today.

Pilot Rock girls 5 10 6 7 28

Imbler 6 5 12 6 29

Pilot Rock McLaughlin 3 1-2 7, Doherty 7 0-0 14, Vogler 2 0-0 5, Krosting 0 0-2 0, Mitchell, Kinkead, Jobes 1 0-0 2, Robles. Totals: 13 1-4 28.

Imbler Rasmussen 7 1-2 15, Campbell 2 4-8 8, Woody 1 2-4 4, Clerget, Correll 1 0-0 2, Hall. Totals: 11 7-14 29.

Three-pointers Pilot Rock, Vogler; Imbler, none. Fouled out None. Total fouls Pilot Rock 14, Imbler 10. Technical fouls None.

WALLOWA THUMPS ECHO

WALLOWA Wallowa turned the heat on in the second half as the Cougars handily beat Echo 42-21 Friday.

After taking a 16-12 halftime lead, the Cougars ran away from Echo with a 26-9 second half at the Wallowa Lions Club Tournament.

I dont know if (Echo) wore down in the second half or what, Wallowa coach Greg Oveson said. We were more relaxed in the second half.

Wallowa (3-3) shot 35 percent in the second half after a 15-percent first-half performance.

Our highlight was we had only eight turnovers, Oveson said. I dont think Ive ever had a girls team with only eight turnovers in one game.

The Cougars used a stiffling defense for 26 steals while holding Echo to single-digit scoring in each quarter.

Mysha Oveson scored 10 points and Amanda Wilson added eight for Wallowa.

Candice Davis had 10 points to lead Echo.

Wallowa plays Cove today for the tournament championship. Echo will play Jordan Valley for the consolation title.

Echo girls 3 9 2 7 21

Wallowa 9 7 13 13 42

Echo Bruce 1 0-0 2, Serrond, Primmer 1 0-0 2, Billsborough 2 1-2 5, McFarlane, Zita 1 0-0 2, Davis 3 3-4 10. Totals: 8 4-6 21.

Wallowa Barton 2 0-0 5, M.Oveson 4 1-2 10, Odegaard, McLain 1 0-0 2, L.Oveson 2 0-0 4, Shelton 1 0-0 2, Guillory 2 2-4 6, Lewis 2 0-0 4, Wilson 4 0-0 8, Josi, Deal 0 1-2 1. Totals: 18 4-8 42.

Three-pointers Echo, Davis; Wallowa, Barton, M.Oveson. Fouled out None. Total fouls Echo 11, Wallowa 11. Technical fouls None.

COVE TAMES MUSTANGS

WALLOWA The Cove Leopards overcame a slow start and rolled over the Jordan Valley Mustangs 57-37 Friday at the Wallowa Lions Club Tournament.

Lisa Scheele scored a game-high 19 points, Kelcie Robinson added 16 and Kathy Mann pitched in 12 for Cove (4-2).

Robinson did a great job scoring with big girls all over her, Cove coach Dick Royes said. It was a great team win, with lots of help off our bench on defense to shut them down.

Cove did not score in the first three minutes, when Jordan Valley took a 4-0 lead. The Leopards went on an 8-0 run and took a 27-15 halftime lead behind Robinsons eight second-quarter points.

We switched to a man-to-man defense in the second quarter and that was the difference, Royes said. They played us even in the half-court game, but we capitalized on some transition baskets.

Cove plays Wallowa this evening in the tournament championship game.

Jordan Valley 13 2 9 13 37

Cove 13 14 7 23 57

Jordan Valley M.Johnson 1 0-0 2, K.Johnson, Smith, MacKenzie 7 0-0 15, Eiguren 5 1-2 11, Franke-Hall 1 0-0 2, Watkins 3 1-2 7. Totals: 17 2-4 37.

Cove Pereira 1 0-0 2, Jes.Johnson 0 1-2 1, Jen.Johnson, Scheele 7 3-3 19, Whitall, C.Cain, Holland 1 0-0 2, J.Cain, Mann 5 0-1 12, Keagle, Robinson 6 4-6 16, Puckett 2 1-2 5, Mills. Totals: 22 9-14 57.

Three-pointers Jordan Valley, MacKenzie; Cove, Scheele 2, Mann 2. Fouled out None. Total fouls Jordan Valley 15, Cove 11. Technical fouls None.

HUSKIES SURVIVE IN OT

ELGIN The Helix Grizzlies gave the Elgin Huskies all they could handle Friday night.

It wasnt pretty, but Elgin knocked off Helix 44-38 in overtime at the Elgin Holiday Tournament.

Were just not a very good basketball team yet, said Elgin coach Randy McKone, whose team beat Helix by 17 points two weeks ago. Were still trying to find out who really wants to step up and wants to play.

Elgin trailed most of the second half after a 12-12 halftime time. The Huskies led 34-32 with 10 seconds to play, but Ashley Rysdam missed two free throws and Helixs Emily Sallee drove the length of the court and scored off the glass to force overtime.

The game was tied 37-37 with 46 seconds left in overtime when Elgins Kristi Case made a free throw but missed the second. DeLeah Wiles grabbed the rebound and scored, giving the Huskies a three-point lead.

After a Helix free throw and with 25 seconds left, Wiles missed a pair of free throws but Leann Foster was there to grab the rebound and score.

Foster scored 15 points for Elgin (4-2), which was 13-for-37 from the free throw line.

The Huskies play in todays championship game against Weston-McEwen, which beat Prairie City 33-32.

Helix 9 3 10 12 4 38

Elgin 5 7 6 16 10 44

Helix Kvern, Seely 2 10-17 14, Sallee 2 0-0 4, Schroeder 0 2-4 2, Denton, Campbell 1 1-4 4, Sorey 7 0-0 14, Scott 0 0-3 0. Totals: 12 13-28 38.

Elgin D.Wiles 3 3-15 9, Looslie 0 1-4 1, Rysdam 2 3-7 7, H.Wiles 1 0-0 2, Darrow 0 2-2 2, Heighes, Case 2 1-2 6, Schumacher, Fincher 1 0-0 2, McCrae, Foster 6 3-7 15. Totals: 15 13-37 44.

Three-pointers Helix, Campbell; Elgin, Case. Fouled out Seely, Sallee, Campbell, Sorey. Total fouls Helix 26, Elgin 25. Technical fouls None.

 
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