LAYTON NAILS GAME-WINNER FOR JOSEPH BOYS

December 07, 2001 11:00 pm

By The Observer

JOSEPH Jake Layton picked the best time to make his first shot of the night.

The Joseph junior hit the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime Friday, capping a comeback by the Eagles in their 61-60 non-league boys basketball victory over the Heppner Mustangs.

With 4.2 seconds left, Tyler Nall took the ball down court to the top of the key and flipped a pass to Layton.

He was all alone down in the corner and he buried it, Joseph coach Ron Lathrop said.

Joseph (2-0) trailed by 10 points at least three times throughout the game, Lathrop said.

We didnt shoot very well from the field, he said, and theyre pretty quick. They got some easy baskets on us.

In overtime, Cole Lathrop and Dollen Stroup each made a pair of free throws that kept the Eagles in the lead or tied the game.

Marcus Wells scored 20 points to lead Joseph, which also got 12 points from Levi Stubblefield.

David Norton scored 18 points for Heppner, and Brian Rust added 10 points.

Joseph hosts Prairie City this evening.

Heppner boys 15 18 15 7 5 60

Joseph 15 14 10 16 6 61

Heppner Elguezabal 2 0-0 4, Norton 7 4-7 18, Matheny 3 2-4 8, Adams 2 0-1 4, Rust 4 2-2 10, McCabe 2 5-6 9, Drake 3 0-0 7. Totals: 23 13-20 60.

Joseph Nall 7 0-0 15, Stroup 1 2-2 4, Wells 8 4-7 20, Gibbs, Col.Lathrop 3 2-4 8, Layton 1 0-0 2, Stubblefield 6 0-0 12. Totals: 26 8-13 61.

Three-pointers Heppner, Drake; Joseph, Nall. Fouled out Matheny, Stubblefield. Total fouls Heppner 15, Joseph 22. Technical fouls None.

Union upends Marsing

HALFWAY Jeremy Shankel scored 28 points and Union used strong rebounding to ease past Marsing, Idaho, Friday.

The Bobcats beat Marsing 71-57 at the Pine-Eagle Tournament.

Union (2-1) led at the half 30-26, but used its strong second-half rebounding to pull away.

We had some foul trouble in the first half, Union coach Alex Steenstra said. In the third quarter, we rebounded well and had a chance to get our fast-break going.

Jordi Steenstra pulled down 19 rebounds to go with his 10 points, and Lucas Maples added 12 points.

Union plays Pine-Eagle today.

Union boys 18 12 22 19 71

Marsing, Idaho 15 11 13 18 57

Union Satterfield 2 1-2 5, Warren 1 0-0 2, Jos.Steenstra, Maples 4 2-4 12, Jor.Steenstra 3 4-9 10, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Dunbar 2 3-4 7, Shankel 13 2-5 28, OConnor 1 1-2 3, Baxter 0 0-2 0, Clark 1 0-0 2, Maley. Totals: 28 13-28 71.

Marsing Scott 2 1-3 6, Usabel 5 0-1 11, Fromm 5 2-6 12, Heller, Aqueros 1 0-0 2, Quebrado 6 4-5 18, Caldwell 1 3-4 6, McIntyre 1 0-0 2, Roeser. Totals: 21 10-19 57.

Three-pointers Union, Maples 2; Marsing, Quebrado, Scott, Usabel, Caldwell. Fouled out Caldwell, Fromm, Heller. Total fouls Union 19, Marsing 24. Technical fouls None.

Elgin cools after first

UMATILLA Elgin looked sluggish after a fast start.

The Huskies took a 14-13 first-quarter lead, but never put up a double-digit quarter again in a 45-36 loss to Condon Friday at the Umatilla Tournament.

We had a good first quarter, but it was downhill from there, Elgin coach Kyle Evans said. Condon is a good, physical team.

Three players shared scoring honors for Elgin (1-1): Justin Harris, Josh Hamill and Tyler Davis had 10 points apiece.

Randy Carnine led Condon with a game-high 18.

Elgin plays Helix today.

Elgin boys 14 6 8 8 36

Condon 13 16 12 4 45

Elgin Harris 4 2-2 10, Burgess 2 0-1 4, Hamill 5 0-1 10, Southard 1 0-0 2, Davis 5 0-0 10, Payne 0 0-2 0, McKone. Totals: 17 2-6 36.

Condon Church 2 0-0 4, Schaeffer 4 0-0 10, Anderson 0 2-4 2, Lantas 2 0-1 4, Smith 2 1-3 7, Kilgore 0 0-2 0, Carnine 7 2-2 18. Totals: 17 5-12 45.

Three-pointers Elgin, none; Condon, Carnine 2, Smith 2, Schaeffer 2. Fouled out Davis. Total fouls Elgin 14, Condon 12. Technical fouls None.

Wallowa falls by six

ENTERPRISE Wallowa controlled its game with Pilot Rock for all but three minutes Friday.

Those three minutes came at the end of the first half and gave the Rockets a 15-point halftime lead as Pilot Rock won 58-52 at Enterprises Winter Classic.

We tried to run with them, and we got tired, Wallowa coach Gerry McLain said. Besides that, we played a good game.

The Cougars (1-1), without point guard Shane Byers, who was gone for his sisters wedding, were led by Casey Smerguts 16 points. Randy Spaur added 12.

Pilot Rock, which was outscored in every quarter except the second, outscored Wallowa 25-9 in the pivotal second period.

Both teams played with only seven players.

Wallowa plays Enterprise today.

Pilot Rock boys 11 25 10 12 58

Wallowa 12 9 12 19 52

Pilot Rock Sampson 4 0-0 10, Christensen 5 0-0 10, Stelk 4 0-0 12, Harrison 8 0-0 17, Perry 2 3-3 7, Wallace 1 0-0 2, Waite. Totals: 24 3-3 58.

Wallowa McDaniel 2 1-3 7, C.Smergut 8 0-0 16, Pringle 1 0-0 2, Long, Spaur 5 2-4 12, P.Smergut 1 2-4 4, Smith 5 1-2 11. Totals 22 6-13 52.

Three-pointers Pilot Rock, Stelk 4, Sampson 2, Harrison; Wallowa, McDaniel 2. Fouled out Christensen. Total fouls Pilot Rock 16, Wallowa 9. Technical fouls None.

Ione downs Enterprise

ENTERPRISE Brad Burright ignited Ione past Enteprise Friday with 31 points.

Burright scored nine points in the final quarter as Ione overcame an Enterprise third-quarter lead for a 67-54 win at the Winter Classic.

Enterprise (0-3) went on a 9-0 run to start the second half and took the lead later in the period.

But we couldnt maintain (the lead), Enterprise coach Duff Pace said.

Kyle Crawford led Enterprise with 15 points. Kelsey Lukens added 14 points, and Tim Gilbert pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds.

Ione boys 22 12 16 19 67

Enterprise 12 13 17 12 54

Ione Neiffer 3 2-2 8, Burright 12 6-10 31, Roberts 2 1-2 6, Gates 2 6-7 12, Reitman 1 1-4 3, Crisman 3 0-0 7, Raible. Totals: 23 16-25 67.

Enterprise Stangel 1 0-0 2, Crawford 7 1-4 15, Gomes 2 3-4 7, Rawls 5 0-1 10, Gilbert 3 0-1 6, Lukens 6 2-6 14, Capdeville. Totals: 24 6-16 54.

Three-pointers Ione, Gates 2, Burright, Roberts, Crisman; Enterprise, none. Fouled out Neiffer, Gilbert, Rawls. Total fouls Ione 17, Enterprise 19. Technical fouls None.

Imbler survives LHS JV

COVE Tanner McIntoshs two 3-pointers in the final minute of the third quarter swung the momentum to the Imbler Panthers for good.

The treys triggered a 14-2 run that put the Imbler Panthers on top for good in their 39-34 victory over the La Grande JV at the Cove Booster Club Tournament.

They were desperately needed by a team that had struggled on offense all night to that point.

Were struggling a bit to find out what we can go with, Imbler coach Ken Kramer said. Were doing it as much to ourselves as people are doing it to us defensively.

Imbler (1-1) led by as many as nine in the fourth quarter before La Grande made a game of it. The Tigers cut the lead to four, 35-31, after Imbler missed five free throws in a row.

Random Glenn then made three free throws in the final minute and Trevor Crow had one with eight seconds to play to ice the victory.

La Grandes Brenton Dowdy led all scorers with 14 points. Colin Culbreth led Imbler with nine points.

Imbler will play Echo this evening for the tournament championship.

La Grande JV boys 4 7 12 11 34

Imbler 7 5 12 15 39

La Grande JV Perry 1 0-0 2, Ogburn 2 0-0 4, K.Moore 2 1-2 6, D.Moore 1 0-0 2, Cederholm, Dowdy 3 8-14 14, Sheehy 2 0-6 4, Brown, Ely 1 0-1 2, Steck. Totals: 12 9-23 34.

Imbler Campbell 2 3-4 8, ODonald, Tra.Hoskins 1 0-0 2, Crow 3 1-6 7, Davis 1 0-2 2, McIntosh 2 0-2 6, Davidson 0 1-2 1, Glenn 0 3-4 3, Parret 0 1-4 1, Culbreth 3 3-5 9, Wyatt, Tro.Hoskins, Gorham. Totals: 12 12-29 39.

Three-pointers La Grande JV, K.Moore; Imbler, Campbell, McIntosh 2. Fouled out Sheehy, Tro.Hoskins, Culbreth. Total fouls La Grande JV 27, Imbler 21. Technical fouls None.

Echo holds off Cove

COVE The Cove Leopards fell behind 10-0 early and could never catch up to the Echo Cougars.

Echo survived Coves better play in the second half and won the Cove Booster Club Tournament game 42-38 Friday.

We basically outplayed them after that the rest of the game, Cove coach Todd Gorham said, but we couldnt make enough shots and free throws to get over the hump.

Cove (0-2) missed two 3-pointers in the final minute. The Leopards best 3-point shooter, Justin Marler, fouled out with two minutes to play.

He was in foul trouble the whole game, Gorham said.

Chris Taylor led Cove with 12 points; he was 6-for-7 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Devan Frank added 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

The Leopards play the La Grande JV this afternoon in the tournament consolation game.

Echo boys 13 11 9 9 42

Cove 10 7 6 15 38

Echo Bilyea 4 8-12 16, Clifton 1 0-0 2, H.Urenda 5 2-4 12, Snow 1 0-0 2, J.Urenda 2 0-0 4, Bodwig 3 0-0 6, Thompson. Totals: 16 10-16 42.

Cove Hurst, Pfel, McLaughlin 0 0-1 0, Marshall 0 0-2 0, Marler 3 1-2 7, Altenburg 2 2-4 6, Taylor 3 6-7 12, Frank 4 1-2 11, Manley 0 2-4 2. Totals: 12 12-22 38.

Three-pointers Echo, none; Cove, Frank 2. Fouled out Clifton, Snow, Marler, Frank. Total fouls Echo 20, Cove 17. Technical fouls None.