ENTERPRISE TAKES WAPITI LEAD

January 26, 2002 12:00 am
JUMPER: Enterprise's Ashley Anderson takes a shot over Imbler's defense during Friday's game. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).
JUMPER: Enterprise's Ashley Anderson takes a shot over Imbler's defense during Friday's game. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).

Imbler The Enterprise girls basketball team is still undefeated in Wapiti League play after knocking off the other unbeaten team Friday.

Enterprise scored the games first seven points, but then had to come from behind to beat Imbler 46-38.

Enterprises defense held Imbler to just two points in the fourth quarter.

Theyre a talented team, Imbler coach Dale Wagner said. Theyre a very talented team.

Imbler (13-4 overall, 6-1 league) recovered from its flat start to take a 25-17 halftime lead. Enterprise (12-3, 7-0) got a mini run on four points from Ashley Anderson and three more from Michelle Gardner to cut the gap to 32-28 with 2:54 left in the third quarter.

In the fourth, Enterprises suffocating defense frustrated Imbler. With 5:26 left, Lacey Nobles buried a 3-pointer, knotting the game at 36. Imbler would not recover. Enterprise scored seven straight points after that.

They just shut us down, in the fourth quarter, Wagner said.

Anderson and Nobles each scored 13 points. Meaghan Campbell had 10 points for Imbler.

Despite the loss, Wagner said he was happy with his teams performance.

It was a good effort, he said.

Enterprise 12 5 14 15 46

Imbler 11 14 11 2 38

Enterprise Dawson 1 7-10 9, Gardner 1 1-2 3, Davis 0 0-0 0, Nobles 5 0-0 13, Anderson 5 3-4 13, Christensen 2 0-2 4, Harvey 2 0-1 4, Conrad 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 11-19 46.

Imbler Clerget 2 0-0 4, Woody 4 1-2 9, Correll 4 0-0 8, Campbell 4 2-2 10, Hall 0 0-2 0, Ritter 0 0-0 0, Rasmussen 2 3-8 7. Totals: 16 6-14 38.

Three-pointers Enterprise, Nobles 3; Imbler, none. Fouled out Campbell, Rasmussen. Total fouls Enterprise 13, Imbler 16. Technical fouls None.

FREE THROWS SINK JOSEPH

Joseph The Joseph Eagles lost their sixth-straight Wapiti League game Friday as Elgin beat them Friday, 60-53.

Joseph coach Wendy McDaniel said her team had to foul at the end, and Elgin responded by making its free throws.

Deleah Wiles paced Elgin (7-7, 3-4) with 23 points, while Leanne Foster scored 20.

Molly Broadbend had 13 rebounds and 15 points for Joseph (2-11, 0-6). Lea Ganos added 12 points.

Elgin 13 12 13 22 60

Joseph 9 20 13 11 53

Elgin D.Wiles 11 1-2 23, Looslie 0 0-1 0, Rysdam 2 5-8 9, H.Wiles, Darrow, Heighes 0 0-2 0, Case, Schumacher 2 2-2 7, Fincher 0 1-2 1, McCrae, Foster 8 4-10 20. Totals:23 13-27 60.

Joseph Marshall 1 0-0 2, Miller 1 0-0 2, Yost 3 1-2 7, Couch 2 1-2 6, Moncrief, Ganos 4 4-9 12, Broadbent 5 5-14 15, McClaren 1 5-6 7, Carpenter 1 0-0 2 . Totals: 18 16-33 53.

Three-pointers Elgin, Schumacher; Joseph, Couch. Fouled out Marshall, Yost. Total fouls Elgin 24, Joseph 22. Technical fouls Case.

UNION BEATS WALLOWA

WALLOWA Another scoring drought by the Wallowa Cougars didnt help their cause Friday against the Union Bobcats.

Union got 17 points from Jana Brotherton and outscored Wallowa 15-3 in the third quarter of its 44-39 Wapiti League girls basketball victory.

We were 1-for-14 in the third quarter, Wallowa coach Greg Oveson said. The same thing happened last week against Pine-Eagle. Were losing these games by five or six points.

Wallowa (7-9, 2-5) got 16 points from Mysha Oveson and 10 more from Laura Lewis.

Sarah Bomberger and Kallin Prince each scored 10 points for Union (6-9, 4-3), which trailed by two points at halftime.

Union girls 14 6 15 9 44

Wallowa 6 16 3 14 39

Union Upshaw 2 1-2 5, Wright, Titus 1 0-0 2, Gruis, Brotherton 8 1-2 17, Bomberger 5 0-0 10, Weitlauf, Prince 4 2-4 10. Totals: 20 4-12 44.

Wallowa Barton, M.Oveson 6 2-2 16, McLain, L.Oveson 2 0-1 5, Guillory 2 1-2 6, Lewis 2 5-8 10, Wilson 0 0-1 0, Deal 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 8-14 39.

Three-pointers Union, none; Wallowa, M.Oveson 2, L.Oveson, Guillory, Lewis. Fouled out M.Oveson. Total fouls Union 17, Wallowa 16. Technical fouls None.

COVE OUTRUNS MUSTANGS

JORDAN VALLEY A deeper bench helped the Cove Leopards run past the Jordan Valley Mustangs in Fridays Old Oregon League girls basketball game.

We pretty much had a feel for them that if we kept the tempo up theyd run out of gas, Cove coach Dick Royes said.

Cove (10-3, 5-1) had a 30-19 lead at halftime but watched the Mustangs come back behind some strong shooting. Royes kept the subs coming into the game, however, and Jordan Valley (2-11, 0-6) soon tired.

Lisa Scheele had a lot fo steals and open court layups, Royes said; she finished with 22 points. Kelcie Robinson added 20 points.

Cove girls 16 14 19 15 64

Jordan Valley 13 6 15 7 41

Cove Pereira 1 0-0 2, Jes.Johnson, Jen.Johnson 2 0-0 4, Scheele 9 4-6 22, Whitall 3 0-2 6, Holland 0 2-2 2, Mann 0 4-4 4, Robinson 10 0-0 20, Puckett 2 0-0 4, Mills. Totals: 27 10-14 64.

Jordan Valley M.Johnson 2 0-1 4, MacKenzie 5 0-0 12, Franke-Hall 2 3-6 7, Watkins 2 6-14 11, Smith, Baltza 2 0-0 4, Eiguren 1 1-2 3, Grenke, Davis, Brown, M.Johnson, K.Johnson. Totals: 14 10-23 41.

Three-pointers Cove, none; Jordan Valley, MacKenzie 2, Watkins. Fouled out None. Total fouls Cove 15, Jordan Valley 14. Technical fouls None.