BROKEN ARM KNOCKS OUT PLAYER, BUT ELGIN BOYS WIN DEBUT GAME

December 06, 2001 12:00 am

By The Observer

ELGIN Despite losing his son with a broken arm, Elgin boys basketball coach Kyle Evans was pleased with the Huskies 58-37 win Tuesday over the La Grande junior varsity.

For the first game, I was really pleased. Our turnovers were low and we ran our offense really well, Evans said.

His son, Brandon, broke his arm while diving for a ball. He continued to play and iced it after the game, but went to the hospital Wednesday morning to have it checked out. He will be out indefinitely, Kyle Evans said.

Tyler Davis paced Elgins attack with 20 points. Brandon Burgess pitched in 12.

La Grande got nine points each from Brenton Dowdy and Trae Perry.

La Grande JV boys 8 11 7 11 37

Elgin 17 10 21 10 58

La Grande JV Ogburn 1 1-4 3, Moore 2 1-2 5, Dowdy 3 3-6 9, Ely 1 1-2 3, Perry 3 2-2 9, Brown 0 6-8 6, Steck 1 0-0 2, John Lowe, Cederholm. Totals: 11 14-24 37.

Elgin Harris, Burgess 6 0-0 12, Williams 4 0-1 8, McKone 4 1-1 9, Southard 1 0-0 2, Davis 10 0-4 20, Evans 3 1-2 7, Hamill, Payne, Schumacher. Totals: 28 2-8 58.

Three-pointers La Grande JV, Perry; Elgin, none. Fouled out Ogburn. Total fouls La Grande JV 12, Elgin 17. Technical fouls None.

Girls win first game

ELGIN Elgins girls basketball team pulled out a 42-33 non-league victory Tuesday over the La Grande junior varsity in its first game of the season.

Leann Foster scored 10 points to lead the Huskies, which had their game last Saturday snowed out.

We played adequate defense at times, Elgin coach Randy McKone said.

Caylin Goss led the La Grande JV with 10 points.

La Grande JV girls 12 5 9 7 33

Elgin 15 4 12 11 42

La Grande JV Nebeker 1 0-2 2, Baum 0 1-2 1, Je.Jensen 4 1-1 9, Goss 4 1-2 10, Nielson 1 0-0 3, Bunkers 1 0-0 3, J.Crouch 1 0-0 2, Butler, Leavitt, Ji.Jensen 2 0-2 4, J.Crouch 0 0-2 0. Totals: 14 3-9 33.

Elgin D.Wiles 4 1-5 9, Looslie 2 1-2 5, Rysdam 2 2-3 6, H.Wiles 1 0-0 2, Darrow, Heighes, Case 1 0-0 2, Schumacher 2 2-6 6, Fincher 0 0-2 0, McCrae 1 0-0 2, Foster 5 0-2 10. Totals: 19 0 6-20 42.

Three-pointers La Grande JV, Goss, Nielson, Bunkers; Elgin, none. Fouled out Jenna Jensen, Foster. Total fouls La Grande JV 16, Elgin 15. Technical fouls None.