IMBLER GIRLS RALLY PAST DETERMINED JOSEPH

January 11, 2003 12:00 am
INSIDE POINTS: Joseph's Anna Yost (20) powers up for two points against Imbler Friday. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).
INSIDE POINTS: Joseph's Anna Yost (20) powers up for two points against Imbler Friday. (The Observer/RAENELLE KWOCK).

By Raenelle Kwock

Observer Staff Writer

IMBLER — The Joseph girls threw Imbler different looks defensively, but it was not enough to keep the Panthers from winning 58-43 Friday in the Wapiti League opener for both teams.

The Eagles (1-6 overall, 0-1 league) trailed just 18-15 entering the second quarter when the No. 4-ranked Panthers (10-1, 1-0) slowly started pulling away.

Down 32-23, the Eagles missed back-to-back one-and-one opportunities at 50 seconds and 23 seconds, which would have cut into the Panthers' lead.

The Eagles were down 34-25 at halftime and could only get as close as eight points in the second half.

Joseph coach Wendy McDaniel said she was pleased that the Eagles did not make many mental errors and that they kept their fouling down.

"We have a few things to work on," she said. "It was a good start for us."

"Both teams' offenses were pretty good," Imbler coach Dale Wagner said.

Anna Yost led the Eagles with 20 points.

Leanne Foster had a double-double for the Panthers with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Amy Clerget had 16 points, followed by Rasmussen with 14. Woody had 11 steals.

The Eagles host Nyssa today, while the Panthers are at Union.

Joseph girls 15 10 11 7 — 43

Imbler 18 16 10 14 — 58

Joseph — Heather Marshall 1 0-1 2, Licia Miller 3 2-4 8, Anna Yost 8 4-6 20, Katie Couch 0 2-2 2, Denae Micka 2 1-2 5, Cierra Jones 1 0-0 2, Julie Butterfield 1 2-4 4, Beth McClaran, Mandi Moncrief, Holly Parker. Totals: 16 11-19 43.

Imbler — Tiffany Rasmussen 6 2-3 14, Liz Woody 3 0-0 6, Amy Clerget 8 0-0 16, Emily Correll 1 1-2 3, Leanne Foster 8 1-2 17, Hannah Hall 1 0-0 2, Rachel Lowe. Totals: 26 4-7 58.

Three-pointers — Joseph, none; Imbler, none. Fouled out — Foster, Woody. Total fouls — Joseph 10, Imbler 17. Technical fouls — None.

JV score — Imbler 54, Joseph 37

WALLOWA GIRLS BLOW PAST CRANE 52-29

CRANE — The Wallowa girls put together their best first half so far, coach Greg Oveson said about the Cougars' 52-29 Old Oregon League win against Crane Friday.

The Cougars (8-3 overall, 2-0 OOL) were up 30-7 at the half.

Oveson said the Cougars were getting out on the fast break, moved the ball really well and came ready to play.

"We did a pretty good job," he said. "I'm happy with the way we played tonight."

Crane fell to 9-3, 2-1 in OOL.

Amanda Wilson scored 24 points to lead the Cougars. The Cougars travel to Cove today.

Wallowa girls 18 12 11 11 — 52

Crane 4 3 13 9 — 29

Wallowa — Holli Barton 3 0-0 7, Mysha Oveson 3 0-6 6, Megan McLain 1 1-2 3, Lynique Oveson 2 2-2 6, Larae Guillory 1 1-2 3, Amanda Wilson 8 7-8 24, Amber Josi 0 1-2 1, Sarah Bomberger 1 0-0 2, Sandra Deal, Chelcy Goodwin. Totals: 19 12-22 52.

Crane — Barrett 2 0-2 4, Nichols 4 0-0 11, Ugalde 2 0-0 4, Cargill 1 0-0 2, Anderson 0 2-4 2, Wright 1 0-2 2, D. Delke 2 0-0 4, Dunlap, Oellca, K. Delke. Totals: 12 2-8 29.

Three-pointers — Wallowa 2 (Barton, Wilson); Crane 3 (Nichols). Fouled out — Nichols. Total fouls — Wallowa 12, Crane 18. Technical fouls — None.

JV score — Crane 33, Wallowa 31

ENTERPRISE DEFENSE BEATS ELGIN

ELGIN — The Enterprise basketball girls limited Elgin to just 10 field goals and won their Wapiti League opener 40-24.

Elgin (7-2, 0-1 in Wapiti League) came in to the game as a defensive power, and Elgin did play decent defense, said Huskies coach Randy McKone. But, the Huskies simply made too many turnovers.

"Our turnovers were completely out of line," he said.

Enterprise (2-7, 1-0 in Wapiti) held Elgin to just 10 first-half points. Enterprise had good balance on offense, with four girls scoring six or more points.

Enterprise was led by lacey Nobles with 13 points.

Enterprise plays at Pine-Eagle today, while Elgin plays at Grant Union.

Enterprise 5 10 11 14 — 40

Elgin girls 4 6 8 6 — 24

Enterprise — Jessie Morgan 3 0-1 7, Chelcee Noland 3 0-0 6, Stefanie McCready 1 0-0 3, Lacey Nobles 5 2-6 13, Kayla Stoffel 4 0-0 8, Kallie Hadden 1 0-2 2, Jacinda Mitchell 0 1-2 1, Kayla Miller, Jennifer McCready, Caitlin Baird. Totals: 17 3-11 40.

Elgin — Amber Looslie 4 1-2 9, Hailey Wiles 1 1-6 3, Rose Darrow 2 0-0 4, Josie Cross 1 0-2 2, Tiffany Fincher 1 1-4 3, Kim McCrae 1 0-0 3. Totals: 10 3-14 24.

Three-pointers — Enterprise 3 (Morgan, McCready, Nobles); Elgin 1 (McCrae). Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Enterprise 14, Elgin 12.

JV result — Enterprise defeated Elgin

COVE GIRLS ROMP OVER PRAIRIE CITY

PRAIRIE CITY — The Cove girls got off to a fast start, buried Prairie City right off the bat, and cruised to an easy 63-32 win Friday night.

Cove (7-3 overall, 3-0 in Old Oregon League) built up a lead of 15-2 after the first quarter and 35-6 at the half.

Cove had three girls in double figures. Kathy Mann led with 14 points, while Kelcie Robinson had 13 and Lisa Scheele 12.

Coach Dick Royes said Mann had a good game with five steals and five assists and only three turnovers. Robinson had seven steals and six blocks.

Royes also liked the play of Jessie Johnson. She scored six points, had five rebounds, two blocks and two assists. "Off the bench, she really gave us a boost," he said.

The Leopards play Wallowa today. Both teams are red-hot and are undefeated in Old Oregon League play. That game should begin at about 4 p.m.

Cove girls 15 20 16 12 — 63

Prairie City 2 4 12 14 — 32

Cove — Jessie Johnson 2 2-4 6, Amy Puckett 1 0-0 2, Lisa Scheele 6 0-0 12, Kathy Mann 6 2-3 14, Christina Cain 0 2-2 2, Ashley Holland 1 0-0 2, Keri Reynolds 2 0-0 4, Kinsey Keagle 0 2-4 2, Kelcie Robinson 6 1-2 13, Cassie Mills 3 0-0 6, J. Gugem, Kara Mann, Julia Scheele. Totals: 27 9-15 63.

Prairie City — C. Ricce 1 0-0 2, N. Lawrence 3 1-2 7, L. Black 1 0-2 2, D. Smith 1 0-0 2, M. Teague 0 0-3 0, C. Denton 1 0-0 3, E. Reid 3 2-3 9, K. Reid 1 0-0 2, A. Rockhill 2 1-1 5, G. Smith. Totals: 13 4-11 32.

Three-pointers — Cove, none; Prairie City 2 (Denton, E. Reid). Fouled out — Mills. Total fouls — Cove 17, Prairie City 12. Technical fouls — none.

JV score — Prairie City 19, Cove 18 (2 quarters)

POWDER VALLEY GIRLS COME FROM BEHIND

JORDAN VALLEY — The Powder Valley basketball girls smothered Jordan Valley on defense Friday, giving up just 11 second-half points for a come-from-behind win.

The Badger girls won 47-36 behind 16 points from Joelle Bain and Lacey Lyman's three treys and 12 points.

Powder Valley (9-3, 2-1 in Old Oregon League) went into the halftime break down 25-20, but outscored the Mustangs (6-6, 0-3 in OOL) 10-3 in the third quarter and 17-8 in the fourth. The Badgers shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to keep the Mustangs at bay.

Powder Valley hosts Adrian today. The girls game should begin at about 4 p.m.

Powder Valley girls 11 9 10 17 — 47

Jordan Valley 13 12 3 8 — 36

Powder Valley — Hailee Bingham 0 4-4 4, Mandi Wendt 1 0-0 2, Alisha Thompson 0 1-2 1, Shauna Nelson 2 1-1 5, Lacey Lyman 4 1-2 12, Kali Miller 1 4-4 6, Jenny Dayhoff 0 1-2 1, Joelle Bain 7 2-6 16, Amanda Demarre. Totals: 15 14-21 47.

Jordan Valley — Cuvelier 1 0-2 2, Baltzor 4 0-0 8, M.Johnson 4 0-2 8, McKenzie 1 0-1 2, Watkins 3 4-7 11, Franke/Hall 2 1-2 5, K.Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-14 36.

Three-Point Goals—Powder Valley 3 (Lyman 3), Jordan Valley 1 (Watkins). Total Fouls — Powder Valley 15, Jordan Valley 20. Fouled out — Franke, Hall. Technical Fouls — None. Rebounds — Powder Valley 32, Jordan Valley 30.

UNION GIRLS LOSE TO GRANT UNION

JOHN DAY — The Union basketball girls were undone by a deep Grant Union bench and a quick start by the Prospectors in their Wapiti League opener Friday.

Union (4-5, 0-1 in Wapiti League) fell behind 20-4 after the first quarter and lost 68-36.

Eleven different Prospectors (7-3, 1-0 in Wapiti) scored in the game. Grant Union also played tough, physical defense.

"They hit us real hard with pressure," said coach Wayne Herron. "We didn't handle it well initially."

Kallin Prince led the Bobcats with 16 points.

The Bobcats play Imbler in Union this afternoon.

Union girls 4 13 6 13 — 36

Grant Union 20 20 14 14 — 68

Union — Jana Brotherton 3 1-5 7, Rosa Goodman 0 1-4 1, Lena Weitlauf 1 3-9 5, Kallin Prince 6 3-3 16, Shannon Mitchell 0 0-2 0, April Savely 0 2-4 2, Sandra Meredith 2 1-2 5, Kara Baxter, Christi Pierce, Chelsea Herron, Angie Collins. Totals: 12 11-29 36.

Grant Union — Reyes 1 0-0 2, Matthews 2 0-0 5, Krausse 4 0-2 8, Weigum 1 0-0 2, Simmons 1 1-2 3, Courchesae 3 0-0 6, Chaunell 7 0-0 15, Moles 6 4-7 16, Vidourek 1 0-0 3, Jones 3 0-0 6, Salviro 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30 5-11 68.

Three-pointers — Union 1 (Prince); Grant Union 3 (Matthews, Simmons, Vidourek). Fouled out — Simmons. Total fouls — Union 12, Grant Union 26.

JV score — Grant Union 35, Union 32