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Home arrow Opinion arrow JOSEPH WINS THIS ROUND AGAINST IMBLER

JOSEPH WINS THIS ROUND AGAINST IMBLER

JOSEPH — It took nearly two years and six games, but the Joseph basketball boys finally got Imbler.

Joseph had gone 0-6 in its last six games against Imbler, but thanks to a strong second half and balanced scoring, the Eagles beat the Panthers 63-51 Friday.

Joseph and Imbler have traded the Wapiti League championship the last seven years, though this year, Nyssa has emerged as the front-runner in the league.

Joseph had four players in double figures. Imbler's Tanner McIntosh scored 25, but he didn't get that much scoring help. John McKinnis was next in scoring for Imbler with nine.

Corey Otten led the Eagles with 17 points, while teammates Cole Lathrop and Malte Sievers each scored 14. Tristan Patton scored 12.

Joseph went into the half down 33-31, but took control with a 32-18 second half.

"That was probably our best team game all year," said Joseph coach Ron Lathrop. He said the balanced scoring was a result of good passing. Cole Lathrop had eight assists, while Otten had seven.

Joseph (5-3 in Wapiti League, 11-4 overall) travels to Halfway today to take on Pine-Eagle, while Imbler (7-2 in league, 14-3 overall) hosts Enterprise.

Joseph 63, Imbler 51

Imbler 11 22 6 12 — 51

Joseph boys 12 19 16 16 — 63

Imbler — Alan O'Donald 3 0-0 6, Travis Hoskins 0 0-2 0, Trevor Crow 1 3-3 5, John McKinnis 3 3-4 9, Tanner McIntosh 10 4-6 25, Jayce Hewitt 2 2-6 6. Totals: 19 12-21 51.

Joseph — Corey Otten 7 3-5 17, Andy Hayes 0 1-2 1, Kyle Hook 0 4-8 4, Cole Lathrop 5 3-5 14, Tristan Patton 6 0-0 12, Malte Sievers 6 2-3 14, Chad Dotson 0 1-2 1, Derrek Layton. Totals: 24 14-25 63.

Three-pointers — Imbler 1 (McIntosh); Joseph 1 (Lathrop). Fouled out — McKinnis, Hoskins. Total fouls — Imbler 23, Joseph 17. Technical fouls — none.

JV score — Imbler 67, Joseph 61.

Cove boys blast Adrian 95-42

COVE — The Cove boys zoomed out to a 33-7 first quarter lead and cruised past Adrian 95-42 in Old Oregon League basketball Friday.

"We shot the ball real well in the first half," Cove coach Todd Gorham said. "We sustained a good effort in the second half."

The Leopards (5-1 in OOL, 8-3 overall) had not played since Jan. 17 due to a bye and a power outage.

Five Leopards were in double figures with Devan Frank leading the way with 18 points, followed by Sean Louden's 14, Chris Taylor's 13, Josh Pfel's 12 and Tom VanNice's 11.

The Leopards played at Jordan Valley today.

Cove 95, Adrian 42

Adrian boys 7 6 14 15 — 42

Cove 33 31 14 17 — 95

Adrian — Jones 9 0-3 20, Ashton 4 1-7 9, Buchholz 1 2-2 5, Branspiter 1 1-4 3, Bowns 1 1-3 3, Brown 1 0-0 2, May, Rust. Totals: 17 5-18 42.

Cove — Devan Frank 7 2-4 18, Sean Louden 5 2-2 14, Chris Taylor 6 0-1 13, Josh Pfel 6 0-1 12, Tom VanNice 4 3-6 11, Tanner Marshall 4 0-0 9, Andy Altenburg 4 0-0 9, Jake Locken 1 2-2 5, David Mills 1 0-0 2, Raage Sofe 1 0-2 2, Jon Louden, Scott Cartney, Jon Cartney. Totals: 39 9-18 95.

Three-pointers — Adrian 3 (Jones 2, Buchholz); Cove 8 (Frank 2, S. Louden 2, Taylor, Marshall, Altenburg, J. Locken). Fouled out — Brown, Buchholz. Total fouls — Adrian 14, Cove 14. Technical fouls — None.

JV result – Cove def. Adrian.

Powder Valley boys lose a heartbreaker

NORTH POWDER — It was a tough 53-50 Old Oregon League basketball loss for the Powder Valley boys Friday.

The Badgers were ahead by one point with 16 seconds remaining, but Prairie City won the game in the clutch.

"They ended up with the ball and made a tough shot to win it," Powder Valley coach Blake Jones said.

Prairie City went ahead by one point after the shot and the Badgers were forced to foul.

Justus Gray paced the Badgers with 17 points. Deven Thompson chipped in 13 points including three 3-pointers.

The Badgers (3-5 in league, 7-9 overall) host Wallowa today.

Prairie City 53, Powder Valley 50

Prairie City boys 14 9 20 10 — 53

Powder Valley 16 9 11 14 — 50

Prairie City — Waggoner 3 1-2 7, Moulton 3 2-2 8, Wheeler 3 2-3 8, Davis 1 0-0 2, Lovell 1 1-2 3, Monihan 1 2-2 5, Jackson 2 0-0 5, Fast 6 2-3 15, Hendricks. Totals: 20 12-14 53.

Powder Valley — Justus Gray 6 4-6 17, Deven Thompson 5 0-0 13, Kaycee Shroyer 2 3-6 7, Tom Weems 1 0-0 2, Rylie Wendt 1 0-1 2, Todd Baxter 3 3-5 9, Bryson Allen, Arden Perkins. Totals: 18 10-18 50.

Three-pointers — Prairie City 3 (Monihan, Jackson, Fast); Powder Valley 4 (Gray, Thompson 3). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Prairie City 17, Powder Valley 16. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Powder Valley def. Prairie City.

Enterprise boys struggle against first-place Nyssa

ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise boys ran into a buzzsaw in first-place Nyssa Friday, losing to the Bulldogs 79-56.

Nyssa, a hot shooting team that hit seven 3-pointers and shot 16-for-22 from the line against Enterprise, has yet to lose in Wapiti League play at 8-0.

Enterprise coach Duff Pace said his boys didn't come out strong in the first half, but improved in the second half, scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter.

"We played a little tentative in the first half, and when you play that way, the rim gets real small," Pace said.

Pace said that while Jake VanderZanden and Kyle Stookey didn't score a lot of points, these two bench players came in and played well, particularly on defense.

Enterprise's Craig Swart hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, while Tony Swart scored 15.

Enterprise (1-7 in league, 3-13 overall) plays today at Imbler.

Nyssa 79, Enterprise 56

Nyssa 19 20 22 18 — 79

Enterprise boys 13 8 10 24 — 56

Nyssa — Lewis 3 3-4 10, Whitmore 1 3-4 5, Holliday 3 4-4 11, Fuentes 4 2-2 11, Garcia 1 0-0 3, Holcomb 0 2-2 2, Parra 4 0-1 8, Waldo 7 1-3 17, Paz 2 1-2 6, Escobedo 3 0-0 6, Baker. Totals: 28 16-22 79.

Enterprise — Tony Swart 6 3-5 15, Andy Marcum 1 2-2 4, Zach Gassett 1 0-1 3, Jake VanderZanden 0 4-6 4, Clay Freels 3 4-4 10, Craig Swart 5 2-2 16, Brinn Jones 2 0-0 4, Jake Thompson, Tim Horrocks, Kyle Stookey. Totals: 18 15-20 56.

Three-pointers — Nyssa 7 (Waldo 2, Lewis, Holliday, Fuentes, Garcia, Paz); Enterprise 5 (Craig Swart 4, Gassett). Fouled out — Gassett, Garcia. Total fouls — Nyssa 22, Gassett 20. Technical fouls — Gassett.

JV result — Nyssa defeated Enterprise.

 
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