BOYS: ELGIN SWEEPS WAPITI OPENING WEEKEND

January 07, 2002 12:00 am

By The Observer

ELGIN Elgin completed a Wapiti League weekend sweep by edging Wallowa 39-36 Saturday.

The hosting Huskies boys basketball team took control in the second half by outscoring Wallowa 24-16.

It was a good, defensive battle on both sides of the ball, Elgin coach Kyle Evans said. No one got the upper hand until the end.

Tyler Davis paced Elgin (7-2 overall, 2-0 league) with 10 points.

Wallowa (5-6, 0-2) was led by Shane Byers with 11 points.

The win came a day after Elgin beat Pine Eagle at Halfway 63-54 on Friday after trailing 14-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Davis led Elgin with 16 points against Pine Eagle. Justin Harris added 13.

On Friday, Elgin travels to Enterprise and Wallowa is at Imbler.

Wallowa boys 7 13 4 12 36

Elgin 12 3 10 14 39

Wallowa Byers 5 0-1 11, C.Smergut 4 0-0 9, Pringle 1 2-2 4, Spaur 4 0-1 8, P.Smergut, Smith 2 0-2 4, J.McDaniel. Totals: 16 2-6 36.

Elgin Harris 1 1-2 3, Burgess 2 2-5 6, Williams 2 0-1 4, McKone 3 1-2 7, Davis 5 0-0 10, Payne 1 0-0 2, Evans 3 1-4 7, Southard. Totals: 17 5-14 39.

Three-pointers Wallowa, Byers, C.Smergut; Elgin, none. Fouled out None. Total fouls Wallowa 13, Elgin 17. Technical fouls None.

Fridays game

Elgin boys 5 14 22 20 63

Pine Eagle 14 12 18 10 54

Elgin Harris 5 2-2 13, Burgess 5 0-0 10, Williams 2 1-2 5, McKone 5 0-1 10, Davis 8 0-2 16, Evans 3 3-4 9, Southard, Payne. Totals: 28 6-11 63.

Pine Eagle Kaesemeyer 1 0-0 2, Simpson 5 1-2 11, Anderson 5 2-2 13, Richmond 4 0-0 8, Casch 2 2-2 6, Durr 7 0-0 14, Montgomery, Stromer, Peterson. Totals: 24 5-6 54.

Three-pointers Elgin, Harris; Pine Eagle, Anderson. Fouled out Davis. Total fouls Elgin 14, Pine Eagle 14. Technical fouls None.

ENTERPRISE FALLS AT P-E

HALFWAY A fast start didnt give Enterprise the edge it needed to beat Pine Eagle on the road Saturday.

After taking a 16-10 first-quarter lead, Enterprise couldnt hold back the hosting Spartans, falling 58-55 in Wapiti League action.

We had a chance to blow it open in the first quarter, but we let them stick around, Enterprise coach Duff Pace said.

Pine Eagle outscored Enterprise (3-7, 1-1) in each of the final three quarters.

Kyle Crawford had 21 points to lead Enterprise. Tim Gilbert and Eric Stangel added 13 apiece.

Enterprise hosts Elgin Friday.

Enterprise boys 16 14 12 13 55

Pine Eagle 10 18 15 15 58

Enterprise Stangel 6 0-0 13, Crawford 8 4-5 21, Gomes 2 0-0 4, Freels 1 0-0 2, Gilbert 6 1-3 13, Capdeville 1 0-0 2, T.Swart, Kiser, Lukens. Totals: 24 5-8 55.

Pine Eagle Kaesemeyer 6 1-2 17, Simpson 4 0-0 8, Anderson 10 5-6 25, Richmond 1 0-0 2, Durr 1 0-0 2, Stromer 2 0-0 4, Casch. Totals: 24 6-8 58.

Three-pointers Enterprise, Stangel, Crawford; Pine Eagle, Kaesemeyer 4. Fouled out None. Total fouls Enterprise 11, Pine Eagle 10. Technical fouls None.

IMBLER STOPS UNION

UNION Imblers defense put the clamps on Union Saturday for its second straight Wapiti League victory.

The visiting Panthers (7-5, 2-0) held Union to two points in the second and fourth quarter en route to a 47-35 win.

Union (4-6, 0-2) got within 33-31 in the third quarter, but didnt get any closer.

In the third quarter, we took the initiative, but in the fourth quarter we got tentative, Union coach Alex Steenstra said. In the fourth quarter we managed only two free throws.

Brandon Campbell scored a game-high 19 points for Imbler.

Jeremy Shankel paced Union with 16 points. Jordi Steenstra added 11.

Imbler hosts Wallowa Friday, while Union hosts Nyssa.

Imbler boys 12 17 8 10 47

Union 13 2 18 2 35

Imbler Culbreth 7 5-6 19, ODonald, Tra.Hoskins, Crow 2 0-0 4, Davis 0 1-2 1, McIntosh 1 2-4 4, Gorham, Davidson 0 2-2 2, Culbreth 2 1-2 5, Glenn 2 0-0 5, Wyatt, Tro.Hoskins 3 1-1 7. Totals: 17 12-17 47.

Union Satterfield 0 1-2 1, Warren 0 1-2 1, Maples 2 1-2 6, Jor.Steenstra 4 3-3 11, Jos.Steenstra, Dunbar, Shankel 7 2-2 16, OConner, Baxter, Clark, Maley. Totals: 13 8-11 35.

Three-pointers Imbler, Glenn; Union, Maples. Fouled out Maples, Satterfield. Total fouls Imbler 14, Union 20. Technical fouls None.

PV LOSES HEARTBREAKER

JORDAN VALLEY Brody Turner scored 20 points and Powder Valley came close to picking up a big road win Saturday.

The Badgers led early but

couldnt stop hosting Jordan Valley, the defending Class 1A state champs, late in a 49-41 Old Oregon League loss.

We wound up losing the game, but I saw some good things, Powder Valley coach Blake Jones said. They just executed a little better than us at the end.

Powder hosts Prairie City Friday.

Powder Valley boys 10 8 13 10 41

Jordan Valley 7 15 10 17 49

Powder Valley Browne 1 0-0 3, Thompson 1 5-5 7, Turner 8 0-0 20, Lyman, Heffernan 2 0-0 4, Baxter, Martin 3 0-0 7. Totals: 15 5-5 41.

Jordan Valley J.Anderson 4 3-6 11, Freese 5 0-0 10, McKenzie 3 1-2 7, Eiguren 2 0-0 4, Uhalde 2 2-5 6, Connell, Lequerica 4 2-6 11. Totals: 20 8-19 49.

Three-pointers Powder Valley, Turner 4, Browne, Martin; Jordan Valley, Lequerica. Fouled out Thompson. Total fouls Powder Valley 16, Jordan Valley 11. Technical fouls None.

COVE COMES WITHIN FOUR

PRAIRIE CITY The win column keeps getting closer for Cove every week.

On Saturday, the Leopards fell 49-45 at Prairie City in Old Oregon League action, marking its closest margin of defeat of the season.

We played really well after the first quarter, Cove coach Todd Gorham said.

The Leopards (0-9, 0-2) fell behind 12-5 after the opening period, but pulled within two with a minute left. Prairie City made four free throws in the final minute.

Josh Pfel, Devan Frank and Justin Marler scored 12 points each to lead Cove.

Cove is at Crane Friday.

Cove boys 5 12 14 14 45

Prairie City 12 12 12 13 49

Cove Pfel 4 4-6 12, Marler 4 3-5 12, Altenburg 1 0-0 2, Taylor 1 1-2 3, Frank 5 2-3 12, Manley 0 4-7 4, McLaughlin. Totals: 15 14-23 45.

Prairie City Adams 2 5-6 9, Wheeler 1 0-0 2, Moulton 4 1-2 9, Wineager 1 0-2 2, Waggoner 4 0-0 9, Munyon 4 3-4 11, Jackson 3 1-2 7, Fast. Totals: 19 10-16 49.

Three-pointers Cove, Marler; Prairie City, Waggoner. Fouled out Marler, Moulton, Jackson. Total fouls Cove 22, Prairie City 19. Technical fouls None.