TURNER'S MATES HELP HIM SCORE 31 AGAINST UNION

December 20, 2001 11:00 pm

By The Observer

UNION Brody Turner turned the tables Thursday night on the Union Bobcats.

The Powder Valley guard scored 31 points and gave his Badgers a 54-36 non-league boys basketball win over Union three weeks after the Bobcats won the teams season-opener.

Powder Valley coach Blake Jones said Turners teammates played well, giving him the opportunity to shine.

It was a great individual effort within the team context that won the game, Jones said.

We tried different defenders on him. He had a great shooting night tonight, Union coach Alex Steenstra said about Turner.

Turner had four 3-pointers in his total. Powder Valley held Union to four points in the fourth quarter.

In the third quarter, we made a run and had several opportunities to tie and go ahead, but they were very tough defensively, Steenstra said.

Lucas Maples scored 11 for Union (4-3) and Jordi Steenstra added 10.

Powder Valley (2-4) hosts Imbler on Saturday, while Union does not play until visiting Riverside on Dec. 29.

Powder Valley boys 10 18 7 19 55

Union 9 11 12 4 36

Powder Valley Browne 1 0-0 2, Taylor, Thompson 1 1-2 3, Turner 11 5-10 31, Gray, Lyman 2 0-0 4, Heffernan 3 0-1 6, Martin 4 0-0 8. Totals: 22 6-13 54.

Union Warren 2 0-0 4, Jos.Steenstra, Maples 6 0-1 11, Jor.Steenstra 3 4-4 10, Johnson, Dunbar 1 0-0 2, Shankel 3 1-2 7, OConnor 1 0-1 2, Baxter, Maley. Totals: 15 5-8 36.

Three-pointers Powder Valley, Turner 4; Union, Maples. Fouled out Martin. Total fouls Powder Valley 15, Union 13. Technical fouls None.

Girls: Powder prevails

UNION Free throw shooting at the end of the game proved the difference between the Powder Valley Badgers and the Union Bobcats.

Powder Valley pulled ahead of Union to win the close non-league girls basketball game, 39-31 Thursday.

It was a good game for both teams, Badgers coach Allen Bingham said. We shot the ball quite well at the free throw line. Nine-for-12 for us is quite good.

Ashley Wisdom scored 12 points for Powder Valley (4-2), which has won four in a row.

Union (2-6) got 16 points from Kallin Prince, who shot the ball well tonight, Union coach Wayne Herron said.

Overall, it was our best defensive outing, Herron said. They just keep improving.

Powder Valley hosts Imbler on Saturday, while Union hosts Umatilla on Dec. 28.

Powder Valley girls 9 7 10 13 39

Union 10 6 9 6 31

Powder Valley Coleman, Harrison 2 0-0 4, Taylor 2 0-0 4, Wisdom 4 3-4 12, Bingham 3 2-4 8, Lyman 0 1-2 1, Dayhoff, Kasper, Bain 3 0-0 6, Simonis 1 2-2 4, Wendt, Nelson. Totals: 15 8-12 39.

Union Upshaw 2 0-0 4, Wright, Titus 2 0-0 4, Gruis, Brotherton 1 1-1 3, Bomberger 1 2-4 4, Goodman, Kucera, Weitlauf 0 0-2 0, Prince 6 2-2 16. Totals: 12 5-9 31.

Three-pointers Powder Valley, Wisdom; Union, Prince 2. Fouled out Simonis. Total fouls Powder Valley 14, Union 15. Technical fouls None.

Boys: Joseph on top

SALEM Marcus Wells and the Joseph Eagles opened the Salem Holiday Invitational with a 75-53 boys basketball victory over North Douglas.

Wells scored 25 points to lead the Eagles to the win in the eight-team, three-day tournament.

Marcus had a good game. He was really strong for us inside, Joseph coach Ron Lathrop said. They played a zone and left the middle wide open.

Wells wasnt the only beneficiary. Tyler Nall, Cole Lathrop and Levi Stubblefield each scored 10 points for Joseph (5-0).

Matt Grumbley had 11 points for North Douglas.

Joseph will play St. Marys of Medford in the tournaments second round at 4 p.m. today.

North Douglas boys 13 15 14 11 53

Joseph 20 18 16 21 75

North Douglas Andes, C.Wells 1 0-0 3, Pennington 1 0-0 2, Grumbley 3 3-4 11, J.Wertz, K.Wertz 1 0-0 2, Taylor 1 2-2 5, Plumb 1 0-0 2, Barrow 4 0-0 8, Poage 2 2-4 6, Cleaner 4 1-2 9, Shulmire 2 1-3 5. Totals: 20 9-15 53.

Joseph Nall 4 0-0 10, Shear, Stroup 2 0-0 5, M.Wells 10 5-8 25, Braden, Cod.Lathrop 2 1-2 5, Gibbs 2 0-1 4, Butterfield 1 1-1 3, Col.Lathrop 4 2-3 10, Layton 1 0-0 2, Stubblefield 4 2-4 10, Team 0 1-1 1. Totals: 30 12-20 75.

Three-pointers North Douglas, C.Wells, Grumbley 2, Taylor; Joseph, Nall 2, Stroup. Fouled out Stroup. Total fouls North Douglas 18, Joseph 14. Technical fouls None.