A natural instinct would be to shy away when something isn’t going your way. But, scorers don’t have that mindset. They keep firing at the basket, despite a little frustration.
Powder Valley's Bailee Allen goes up for a shot against Imbler Friday. The Badgers won the game 43-41 on a last second shot by Allen Bingham.
Without the mentality from Bailee Allen, the Powder Valley girls basketball team wouldn’t be sitting at the top of the Old Oregon League standings with a 5-2 record.
La Grande extends winning streak to 13 games
La Grande's Brandon Dall puts up a jumper against Ontario Friday night. La Grande picked up the Greater Oregon League win 55-47.
BURNS –– The La Grande boys basketball team (14-2 overall, 3-0 GOL) won a non-league game against the Burns Highlanders (9-11 overall, 3-1 EOL) 55-47 Saturday.
The Concordia University women’s basketball came into the weekend with just one conference win. After an impressive offensive stretch, the Cavaliers now are now 3-9 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.
Tony Eackles Jr. hung in the air for what seemed like minutes. He contemplated passing for a brief second only because the defense was glued to him. In the end, somehow, Eackles Jr. lofted the shot high enough to hit what turned out to be the game-winning shot with six seconds on the clock.
Badgers take down Panthers
Inspite of a stellar effort by Ontario’s Jason Hauter, the La
Grande boys basketball team picked up a 65-50 win in a battle between
the Greater Oregon Leagues only undefeated teams.
The rest of Ontario’s roster couldn’t seem to find the bottom of
the basket. La Grande (13-2 overall, 3-0 GOL) on the other hand, kept
the passing tight and set up one basket after another.
Brandon Dall had a team-high 18 points for La Grande. Troy Williams
added 14 points, making 5-of-8 free-throws attempts. Jake Powell
scored all nine of his points in the second quarter.
with a game-high 27 points. Ryan Hawker added seven points for
Ontario (12-5 overall, 2-1 GOL).
No. 5 La Grande will travel to Burns for a 5:30 pm. game tonight.
The La Grande
girls basketball team beat Ontario in a Greater Oregon League
matchup 56-44 Friday.
For La Grande,
Avery Albrecht scored a game high 19 points, making 7-of-10 from the
free-throw line. Auslin McDaniel-Perrin finished with 15 points,
while Kylin Collman added 14 points.
Riley Helmick finished with 15 points, while Cheye Anderson added
nine points. Rylee Salutregui
scored five points.
The Tigers (10-5
overall, 3-0 GOL) will travel to Burns for a 4
p.m tipoff today.
The postseason awards were finalized, and it ended with something everyone already knew —Imbler running back Joe Griffin had an amazing football season.
The junior was named Co-player of the Year for Class 1A. He shared the honor with Josh Cardwell, a senior, of Lowell.
La Grande’s Brandon Cederholm drives during a recent game. The Tigers defeated Fruitland, Idaho, 63-47 Tuesday night.
No. 9 La Grande road win extends streak to 11 games
FRUITLAND, Idaho — For the first time in his three years at the helm of the La Grande boys basketball team Mark Carollo brought a win back from Fruitland, Idaho.
The Tigers bounced back from a slow start to pick up their second win against the Grizzlies this season, 63-46 Tuesday night, extending La Grande’s winning streak to 11 games.
Union’s Keesha Sarman drives to the basket against Pilot Rock. The Rockets defeated Union 56-49 in the last meeting. (NANCY CAMPBELL photo)
Union head coach Rhondie Johansen is excited to see how far her team has come since the first half of the basketball season. The No. 6 Bobcats will get a good measuring-stick game against Pilot Rock Friday night.
The Rockets are No. 3 in the OSAA state ranking with a 15-3 overall record and are on top of the Blue Mountain Conference with a 9-1 record.
Powder Valley’s Marcus Pratt (24) meets with Imbler’s Luke Silbernagle (10) in the lane during the first Old Oregon League meeting between the teams Jan. 11. The Panthers won that game 53-49. (NANCY CAMPBELL photo)
Badgers look to defend home court against Panthers
Round three of what should be at least a four-round bout is the featured game in the area when No. 3 Imbler travels to No. 2 Powder Valley Friday night.
These two teams are familiar with this scenario. Last season, they finished the season with identical records, 21-4. In league play, each team won at home. The big win came in the postseason tournament, a 53-39 win by Imbler.
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