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LA GRANDE GIRLS GET REVENGE ON PENDLETON

SCRAMBLE IS ON: Powder Valley's Heather Tittle (left) battles for a loose ball against Echo Friday. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).
SCRAMBLE IS ON: Powder Valley's Heather Tittle (left) battles for a loose ball against Echo Friday. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).

PENDLETON — The La Grande basketball girls avenged a loss earlier this season to Pendleton by pulling out a 47-44 win at the Red Lion Basketball Classic Friday.

La Grande coach Isaac Williams said even though the Tigers were beaten badly by Pendleton Dec. 9, the girls believed in themselves.

"It's a real big win," Williams said.

He said rebounding and offense led the Tigers to victory.

Amber Rasmussen scored 16 points to lead the Tigers. Jill Jensen and Kayla Crouch had 10 apiece. Jenna Jensen hit a pair of 3-pointers.

The Tigers (2-3) continue play in the Red Lion Classic today.

La Grande 47, Pendleton 44

La Grande girls 3 18 8 18 — 47

Pendleton 8 15 10 11 — 44

La Grande — Jenna Jensen 2 3-4 9, Amber Rasmussen 6 4-8 16, Jill Jensen 4 2-5 10, Kayla Crouch 5 0-0 10, Morgan Bonney 1 0-0 2, Tricia Nebeker, Mikell Woodfield, Kelly Bedard. Totals: 18 9-17 47.

Pendleton — Waterlund 3 0-0 9, Wise 2 0-0 4, Vogler 3 3-4 12, Larson 2 0-2 4, Thomas 1 0-0 2, Jensen 2 0-0 4, Schuening 1 0-0 2, Hammond 2 0-2 4, Moses-Connor 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 3-8 44.

Three-pointers — La Grande 2 (Jenna Jensen 2); Pendleton 7 (Waterlund 3, Vogler 3, Moses-Connor). Fouled out — Vogler. Total fouls — La Grande 13, Pendleton 17. Technical fouls — None.

Powder Valley girls pound Spray by 40

ELGIN — The No.1-ranked Powder Valley girls zoomed out to a 21-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 57-17 win over Spray at the Elgin Christmas Basketball Tournament Friday.

"We came out pretty aggressive," Powder Valley coach Allen Bingham said.

The Badgers built a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes of the first quarter before Spray scored a bucket.

A flurry of Badger points were scored in transition off steals and the press.

Bingham said the Badgers' Kali Miller did a good job playing defense on Megan Garber, who finished the game with 12 points.

The Badgers were without injured Joelle Bain. Bingham said Bain, last year's leading scorer for the Badgers, will have clearance to practice Monday.

Bingham said he is being cautious and wants her healthy for the next three months. On the serendipitous side, Bingham said Bain's absence has opened up playing time for other Badgers, helping them develop.

The Badgers (4-1) are playing Elgin for the tournament championship today.

Powder Valley 57, Spray 17

Spray girls 2 5 3 7 — 17

Powder Valley 21 8 12 16 — 57

Spray — Reagan 0 0-2 0, Kocourkova 2 0-0 5, M. Garber 5 1-6 12, Benedikt, A. Garber, Bruce, Cody, Cromwell, Fischer. Totals: 7 1-8 17.

Powder Valley — Heather Tittle 1 0-0 2, Hailee Bingham 3 0-0 6, Alisha Thompson 3 0-0 6, Shauna Nelson 5 1-2 11, Lacey Lyman 2 2-2 7, Kali Miller 8 3-4 19, Tara Fuhrman 0 0-1 0, Sabrina Rich 1 0-0 2, Kris Wendt 1 2-2 4, Trista Wendt. Totals: 24 8-11 57.

Three-pointers — Spray 2 (Kocourkova, M. Garber); Powder Valley 1 (Lyman). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Spray 13, Powder Valley 16. Technical fouls — None.

Cove girls crash the boards for first win

COVE — The Cove basketball girls won their first game of the year Friday with balance and by dominating the boards.

The Cove girls beat Jewell 46-29 in their Cove Tournament opener.

Christina McGilvary led the team with 10 points. Keri Reynolds came off the bench to nail three 3-pointers for nine points. A total of nine Cove girls scored.

"They were real excited. The girls did a good job tonight," said coach Candy McGilvary.

Coach McGilvary said Cove outrebounded Jewell 40 to 21. Christina McGilvary led the way with 12 boards.

Cove will play Imbler in the tournament championship at about 4 p.m. today.

Cove 46, Jewell 29

Cove girls 7 12 12 15 — 46

Jewell 2 8 10 9 — 29

Cove — Kara Mann 3 0-0 6, Shelly Schrago 0 0-1 0, Julie Schelle 1 2-5 4, Keri Reynolds 3 0-2 9, Christina Cain 1 0-0 2, Ashley Holland 2 0-2 4, Christina McGilvary 5 0-2 10, Cassie Mills 1 2-2 4, Ashley Gorham 2 1-2 5. 16 5-16 46.

Jewell — Lee 1 0-2 3, Seeley 2 0-2 4, Ulm 2 0-0 5, Kyle Nelson 0 1-2 1, S. Uerling 4 7-15 15, Dugan 0 1-2 1, J. Uerling, Lucinda Williams, Larissa Williams, Haney. Totals: 9 9-23 29.

Three-pointers — Cove 3 (Reynolds 3), Jewell 2 (Lee, Ulm). Fouled out — None. Total fouls —Cove 19, Jewell 14. Technical fouls — None.

Imbler tightens the screws in second half

COVE — The Imbler basketball girls played tough defense in the second half to come from behind and beat Joseph in the opening game of the Cove Tournament.

Imbler (2-3) gave up just 11 points in the second half as the Panthers won 38-28.

Imbler was led by Kayla Ritter's 16 points, while Anna Yost had 10 points and Julie Butterfield had six points and 14 rebounds.

Imbler coach Barry Bowers said both he and his girls thought they came out sluggish in the first half. At the break, the Panthers were down 17-15.

"Our intensity was a lot better," in the second half, he said.

Joseph coach Dan Butterfield thought his girls had a letdown from a victory Friday over the La Grande junior varsity. "That wasn't the same team we were yesterday. We weren't ready to play," he said.

Imbler 38, Joseph 28

Imbler girls 6 9 12 11 — 38

Joseph 7 10 4 7 — 28

Imbler — Mandy Griffin 2 0-0 4, Emily Westover 1 0-0 2, Penny Cline 2 0-1 4, Hannah Hall 4 0-0 8, Kayla Ritter 6 4-8 16, Sarah Hill, J. Bartell. Totals: 17 4-9 38.

Joseph — Holly Parker 1 0-0 2, Julie Butterfield 3 0-0 6, Anna Yost 4 1-4 10, Brooke Moncrief 3 0-0 7, Amanda Exon 1 0-0 3, Joy Kuppinger, Haddie Carpenter, Emily Williams, Beth McClaran. Totals: 12 1-4 28.

Three-pointers — Imbler, none; Joseph 3 (Yost, Moncrief, Exon)

Elgin girls thump Echo to go 4-0

ELGIN — The Elgin girls surged past Echo 51-23 in the Elgin Christmas Basketball Tournament Friday.

"We came out and played really hard," Elgin coach Randy McKone said.

He said it was the "most complete" game the Huskies have played this season.

Hailey Wiles and Amber Looslie had 10 points apiece to lead the Huskies.

The Huskies (4-0) play Powder Valley for the tourney championship, while Echo plays Spray today.

Elgin 51, Echo 23

Echo girls 5 5 8 5 — 23

Elgin 9 12 22 8 — 51

Echo — JoDee Williams 1 0-0 2, Jessica Emmel 1 0-1 2, Ali McQuain 1 0-0 2, Mazie Madison 2 0-1 4, Rebecca Ferge 1 1-2 3, Jessica Zita 1 0-0 2, Rachel Jackson 3 1-3 7, Lindsey Hasket 0 1-2 1, Trista McQuain, Courtney Jordan, Emily Reese. Totals: 10 3-9 23.

Elgin — Rebecca Sanders 2 0-0 4, Ambler Looslie 5 0-1 10, Kit McClure 1 0-2 2, Hailey Wiles 5 0-0 10, Kelsey Davis 2 0-0 4, Ashley Hogan 1 0-0 2, Delia Darrow 0 0-2 0, Josie Cross 1 0-1 2, Tiffany Fincher 4 1-2 9, Kristin Thamert 1 0-0 3, Alli Burgess 2 0-0 4, Mary Alice Tucker 0 1-6 1. Totals: 24 2-14 51.

Three-pointers — Echo, none; Elgin 1 (Thamert). Fouled out — Zita. Total fouls — Echo 13, Elgin 16. Technical fouls — None.

Union girls lose another tight one

PILOT ROCK — The Union basketball girls played a nip-and-tuck battle with Pilot Rock Friday, but came out on the short end 53-51.

Free throws were the difference in the Pilot Rock Tournament opener. Pilot Rock hit 16-of-26, while Union shot 11-for-23.

Union (2-3) had four girls in double figures, led by Chelsea Herron with 13.

Coach Wayne Herron was disappointed in the Bobcats' second-straight close loss, but said the girls gave it their best.

"The girls gave a good effort tonight. It was a balanced effort," he said. "These close ones, we need to turn around."

Chelsea Herron added six assists and six steals. Kallin Prince hit a pair of treys and scored 12. Sandra Meredith had 10 points and six boards, while April Savely scored 10.

Union plays Enterprise today at the consolation final of the tournament.

Pilot Rock 53, Union 51

Union girls 11 12 16 12 — 51

Pilot Rock 13 11 15 14 — 53

Union —Kara Baxter 1 0-0 2, Lena Weitlauf 0 2-5 2, Chelsea Herron 4 5-6 13, kallin Prince 5 0-2 12, Sandra Meredith 4 2-5 10, April Savely 4 2-5 10, Chelsea Haywood 1 0-0 2, Angela Collins, Jennifer Brotherton, Shannon Mitchell. Totals: 19 11-23 51.

Pliot Rock — Walker 4 5-6 13, Kannard 1 1-2 3, Heise 1 5-5 7, Bronson 1 1-2 4, Kurk 4 1-4 9, Wesiberg 1 0-0 2, Robles 3 3-6 9, Howard 3 0-1 6, Sampson, Ulrich. Totals: 18 16-26 53.

Three-pointers — Union 2 (Prince 2), Pilot Rock 1 (Bronson). Fouled out — Bronson. Total fouls — Union 22, Pilot Rock 22. Technical fouls — None.

Enterprise loses first game of season

PILOT ROCK — The physical play of the 4A Hermiston junior varsity girls was a factor for the 2A Enterprise girls.

"We were quite prepared to play that way," Enterprise coach Mike Crawford said.

The Hermiston junior varsity handed Enterprise a 45-41 loss at the Pilot Rock Basketball Tournament Friday.

It was Enterprise's (4-1) first loss of the season.

"We were within two points and had the ball several times in the last four minutes," Crawford said. "We couldn't get over the hump and get it done."

Enterprise's Caitlin Baird had seven rebounds, nine points and two blocks. Kayla Stoffel had 12 points and five steals.

Enterprise is playing Union in the consolation game today.

Hermiston JV 45, Enterprise 41

Enterprise girls 6 15 11 9 — 41

Hermiston JV 12 9 13 11 — 45

Enterprise — Chelcee Noland 2 0-2 4, Stefanie McCready 0 1-4 1, Jessie Morgan 1 6-11 8, Jennifer McCready 0 1-2 1, Kayla Stoffel 5 2-2 12, Kallie Hadden 2 2-2 6, Caitlin Baird 4 1-4 9, Jessica Marcum, Madi Smith. Totals: 14 13-27 41.

Hermiston JV — Gozad 2 0-0 4, Cody 3 0-0 7, Ramirez 5 3-5 15, Chadwick 2 4-5 8, Douglas 1 0-0 2, Ena 3 1-4 7, Walchi 1 0-0 2, Hodney. Totals: 17 8-14 45.

Three-pointers — Enterprise, none; Hermiston JV 3 (Cody, Ramirez 2). Rebound leader — Baird 7. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Enterprise 13, Hermiston JV 20. Technical fouls — None.

Wallowa struggles against Pine-Eagle

HALFWAY — The Wallowa girls were unable to get much going against Pine-Eagle Friday.

Pine-Eagle defeated the Cougars 62-30.

Wallowa coach Greg Oveson said the Cougars did not shoot well against a good team.

Mysha and Lynique Oveson led the Cougars with 10 points apiece.

The Cougars (0-5) host the Baker junior varsity today.

Pine-Eagle 62, Wallowa 30

Wallowa girls 6 6 7 11 — 30

Pine-Eagle 19 17 12 14 — 62

Wallowa — Mysha Oveson 3 4-9 10, Caitlin Turner 1 0-2 2, Lynique Oveson 3 4-6 10, Wendy Spaur 1 0-0 2, Emily Isley 2 0-3 4, Chelsea Frei 1 0-0 2, Leah Pringle, Olivia Soares. Totals: 11 8-20 30.

Pine-Eagle — Coffee 6 0-0 13, Morrison 2 0-0 4, Carnahan 1 0-0 2, Forte 5 0-0 10, Thomas 0 1-2 1, Baxter 1 0-0 3, Shevham 6 7-8 19, Gulick 0 1-2 1, Hale 3 3-5 9, Swanson. Totals: 24 12-17 62.

Three-pointers — Wallowa, none; Pine-Eagle 2 (Coffee, Baxter). Fouled out — Turner, Frei, Carnahan. Total fouls — Wallowa 14, Pine-Eagle 21. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Pine-Eagle def. Wallowa.

 
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