GIRLS HOOP

January 20, 2003 12:00 am

UNION — Enterprise's Lacey Nobles scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half against Union, leading to a 47-32 Wapiti League win Saturday.

The Bobcats led 20-13 with less than a minute in the first half before Enterprise scored two baskets to pull within 20-17 end the half.

Enterprise's momentum spilled into the third quarter as it outscored the Bobcats 12-2.

Jana Brotherton had 15 rebounds, four steals and nine points for the Bobcats. Kallin Prince led the Bobcats with 13 points and three steals. Sandra Meredith had six rebounds. Lena Weitlauf had three steals.

The Bobcats (5-7 overall, 1-3 league) play at Nyssa, while Enterprise (4-8, 3-1) host Grant Union Friday.

Enterprise girls 4 13 12 18 — 47

Union 7 13 2 10 — 32

Enterprise — Jessie Morgan 1 0-0 2, Chelcee Noland 1 0-0 2, Lacey Nobles 7 6-8 23, Kayla Stoffel 1 2-2 4, Kallie Hadden 2 6-6 10, Caitlin Baird 3 0-0 6, Stefanie McCready, Kayla Miller, Jacinda Mitchell. Totals: 15 14-16 47.

Union — Lena Weitlauf 3 0-2 6, Kallin Prince 6 0-1 13, Rosa Goodman 0 0-1 0, Sandra Meredith 0 2-3 2, April Savely 1 0-1 2, Jana Brotherton 3 3-4 9, Kara Baxter, Shannon Mitchell, Chelsea Herron. Totals: 13 5-12 32.

Three-pointers — Enterprise 3 (Nobles 3); Union 1 (Prince). Rebound leader — Brotherton 15. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Enterprise 16, Union 16. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Enterprise defeated Union

Imbler girls crush Nyssa by 40 points

IMBLER — The Imbler basketball girls didn't get much of a contest Saturday against from a struggling Nyssa squad, winning 57-17.

Nyssa scored just four points in the first quarter, three in the second, six in the third and four in the fourth against Imbler's defense.

Leanne Foster led the Panthers (4-0 in Wapiti League, 13-1 overall) with 16 points, while Amy Clerget had 11. Imbler, ranked No. 4 in the state, is now all alone atop the Wapiti League, as Pine-Eagle beat Grant Union Saturday night.

Imbler travels to Elgin Friday.

Nyssa 4 3 6 4 — 17

Imbler girls 12 16 12 17 — 57

Nyssa — Sexton 3 0-2 6, Godinez 0 1-2 1, Y. Escobedo 1 0-0 2, A. Escobedo 1 1-2 3, Mitchell 2 1-2 5, Jensen, Booth, Moody, V. Escobedo. Totals: 7 3-8 17.

Imbler — Tiffany Rasmussen 3 0-0 6, Liz Woody 4 1-2 9, Amy Clerget 5 1-2 9, Emily Correll 3 2-2 8, Leanne Foster 6 4-5 16, Rachel Lowe, Hannah Hall 2 0-0 4, Mandy Griffin 1 0-0 2, Kayla Ritter, Penny Cline. Totals: 24 9-13 57.

Three-pointers — none. Fouled out — Sexton. Total fouls — Nyssa 13, Imbler 10. Technical fouls — none.

JV result — Imbler defeated Nyssa.

Joseph withstands Elgin rally in fourth

JOSEPH — The Joseph Eagles prevailed over the Elgin Huskies with a 46-43 Wapiti League win Saturday.

"My kids held their composure in the fourth," Joseph coach Wendy McDaniel said.

The Eagles led most of the way until the fourth quarter. In the last two minutes, the Eagles' full-court pressure created turnovers that finally turned the game their way.

The Huskies' Amber Looslie left with a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return.

Licia Miller led the Eagles with 22 points.

Hailey Wiles was the top scorer for the Huskies, with 18 points.

The Eagles (3-7 overall, 2-2 league) travel to Halfway to take on Pine-Eagle, while the Huskies (7-5, 0-4) host Imbler Friday.

Elgin girls 9 12 9 13 — 43

Joseph 10 13 14 9 — 46

Elgin — Amber Looslie 2 0-0 4, Brittany Beetle 1 0-0 2, Hailey Wiles 8 1-3 18, Josie Cross 1 0-0 2, Tiffany Fincher 3 5-6 11, Kim McCrae 2 0-0 6, Rose Darrow, Lacie Heighes. Totals: 17 6-9 43.

Joseph — Heather Marshall 2 0-0 4, Licia Miller 9 4-4 22, Anna Yost 3 3-5 9, Mandi Moncrief 1 0-0 2, Denae Micka 2 0-0 4, Cierra Jones 1 0-0 2, Julie Butterfield 1 1-4 3, Katie Couch, Beth McClaran. Totals: 19 8-13 46.

Three-pointers — Elgin 3 (Wiles, McCrae 2); Joseph, none. Fouled out — Beetle. Total fouls — Elgin 13, Joseph 12. Technical fouls — None.

JV score — Joseph 50, Elgin 43

Wallowa girls swamp Prairie City by 64-20

WALLOWA — The Wallowa basketball girls went to 4-1 in the Old Oregon League with an easy win Saturday night over Prairie City.

Wallowa (10-4 overall) won 64-20 to stay a game behind first-place Cove.

The Cougar girls backed off in the second half as they went into the halftime break with a 41-6 lead.

Coach Greg Oveson said that, believe it not, the game was tied 2-2 four minutes into the first quarter.

After that sluggish start, the Wallowa girls erupted, thanks in large part to their defensive pressure.

"We shot the ball really well and executed our offense," said Oveson.

The Cougars made five three-pointers in the game.

Oveson said the Cougars were able to bring up some junior varsity players to get in some minutes at varsity.

"We got everyone in the act," he said.

The Cougars had three girls in double figures, with Lynique Oveson scoring 11 and Larae Guillory and Sarah Bomberger 10 each.

Wallowa plays on the road next week against Jordan Valley.

Prairie City 2 4 9 5 — 20

Wallowa girls 16 25 8 15 — 64

Prairie City — Ricco 0 1-3 1, Lawrence 1 2-2 4, Black 2 0-0 4, D. Smith 0 1-3 1, Denton 0 2-4 4, K. Reid 2 0-2 4, Teague 0 0-2 0, Story, C. Smith. Totals: 7 6-16 20.

Wallowa — Holli Barton 2 0-1 5, Mysha Oveson 3 0-0 7, Michelle Odegaard 1 0-0 2, Megan McLain 4 0-1 8, Lynique Oveson 5 0-0 11, Chelcy Goodwin 1 0-0 2, Larae Guillory 4 0-0 10, Amanda Wilson 2 0-1 4, Amber Josi 2 0-0 4, Sarah Bomberger 5 0-0 10, Sandra Deal 0 1-2 1, Hayley Oveson, Emily Isley, Chelsea Frei 29 1-5.

Three-pointers — Prairie City, none; Wallowa 5 (Guillory 2, Lynique Oveson, Mysha Oveson, Barton). Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Prairie City 11, Wallowa 18. Technical fouls — none.

JV result — Wallowa def. Prairie City

Cove girls defeat Crane by 52-43

CRANE — Lisa Scheele scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead No. 1 Cove past Crane 52-43 for an Old Oregon League win Saturday.

"She just took over the game," Cove coach Dick Royes said.

The game was tied at halftime and at the end of the third quarter.

Cassie Mills came off the bench and grabbed 12 rebounds.

"She just stepped up, blocked shots, rebounded and played good defense," Royes said.

The Leopards (10-3 overall, 6-0 OOL) have a bye on Friday and travel to Adrian Saturday.

Cove 12 13 10 17 — 52

Crane 15 10 10 8 — 43

Cove — Jess Johnson 3 0-0 6, Amy Puckett 4 0-0 8, Lisa Scheele 8 5-7 26, Kathy Mann 3 1-2 8, Christina Cain 0 1-2 1, Cassie Mills 1 1-4 3, Ashley Holland, Keri Reynolds, Kara Mann. Totals: 19 8-15 52.

Crane — F. Wright 5 3-12 13, L. Nichols 3 2-2 10, K. Oelke 1 0-2 2, D. Ugalde 5 2-2 12, J. Cargill 1 0-0 2, A. Anderson 1 2-2 4, S. Bennett. Totals: 16 9-20 43.

Three-pointers — Cove 6 (Scheele 5, Kathy Mann); Crane 2 (Nichols 2). Fouled out — Anderson, Johnson. Total fouls — Cove 16, Crane 15. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Crane defeated Cove