IMBLER BOYS WIN 'SHOOTFEST' OVER GRANT UNION

February 01, 2003 12:00 am

JOHN DAY — The Imbler and Grant Union boys got into a wild shootfest in Friday's Wapiti League basketball game.

"We finished just shooting it out with them," Imbler coach Ken Kramer said.

The No. 4-ranked Panthers won 93-86 to stay a perfect 7-0 in league (15-1 overall).

The Panthers had a whopping advantage at the free-throw line, going 29-for-40. They were 19-for-24 from the line in the fourth quarter. The Prospectors were 15-for-19.

The Prospectors' Beau Thunell "shot the lights out," Ken Kramer said. Thunell led the Prospectors with 26 points, including four three-pointers.

Imbler had six players in double figures. Tanner McIntosh led the Panthers with 22 points, while Ethan Davis had 19.

The Panthers travel to take on Joseph today.

Imbler boys 15 29 19 30 — 93

Grant Union 22 18 23 23 — 86

Imbler — Tanner McIntosh 6 10-13 22, Ethan Davis 4 9-10 19, Travis Hoskins 6 0-2 12, Colin Culbreth 4 5-6 13, Trevor Crow 3 3-4 10, Troy Hoskins 5 0-1 10, Bryan Davidson 1 1-2 3, Alan O'Donald 1 1-2 4. Totals: 30 29-40 93.

Grant Union — Thunell 7 8-8 26, Simmons 8 2-2 18, Colson 4 3-6 13, Kowing 5 0-0 10, Ellison 3 1-1 8, Schmadeka 3 0-0 7, Curtis 1 0-0 3, Rose 0 1-2 1. Totals: 31 15-19 86.

Three-pointers — Imbler 4 (Davis 2, Crow, O'Donald); Grant Union 9 (Thunell 4, Colson 2, Ellison, Schmadeka, Curtis). Fouled out — Curtis, Colson. Total fouls — Imbler 18, Grant Union 26. Technical fouls — Grant Union coach.

JV result — Grant Union defeated Imbler

Wallowa boys cruise past Powder Valley

WALLOWA — The Wallowa boys are feeling much better after Friday's 63-34 Old Oregon League basketball win over Powder Valley Friday.

"It's encouraging to see people out there for a change," Wallowa coach Gerry McLain quipped.

The Cougars, set back by a nasty virus, were shorthanded in last Friday's loss at Jordan Valley. That flu spread to the girls team this week.

Ryan Harshfield led the Cougars (6-10 overall, 5-2 OOL) with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Randy Spaur had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

The Badgers (3-14, 1-7) were led by Deven Thompson's eight points.

The Cougars travel to Crane, while the Badgers host Jordan Valley today.

Powder Valley boys 3 10 15 6 — 34

Wallowa 9 19 17 18 — 63

Powder Valley — David Dozhier 1 0-0 2, Rylie Wendt 1 0-0 2, Deven Thompson 3 0-1 8, Riley Grove 0 2-2 2, Kaycee Shroyer 1 1-2 3, Cody Taylor 1 0-0 3, Thomas Weems 2 1-2 5, Sheldon Heffernan 1 0-0 3, Arden Perkins 1 0-0 2, Todd Baxter 2 0-2 4. Totals: 13 4-9 34.

Wallowa — Dustin Byers 1 0-0 2, Ryan Harshfield 9 3-4 22, Caleb Pringle 1 0-0 2, Jeff Kendall 5 0-0 12, Randy Spaur 7 2-5 17, Kyle McDaniel 1 3-3 5, Andrew Long 1 1-2 3. Totals: 25 9-14 63.

Three-pointers — Powder Valley 4 (Thompson 2, Taylor, Heffernan); Wallowa 4 (Harshfield, Kendall 2, Spaur). Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Powder Valley 13, Wallowa 13. Technical fouls — None.

JV score — Powder Valley 43, Wallowa 37

Joseph boys pound Union in first half

JOSEPH — A dominating first quarter from the Joseph boys set the tone in their 77-47 Wapiti League basketball win over Union Friday.

The Eagles (7-10 overall, 3-4 league) were up 33-6 after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way.

Corey Otten was the Eagles' top scorer with 19, followed by Dustin Gibbs with 18 and Cole Lathrop 17.

Jeremy Shankel had 15 points to pace the Bobcats (2-13, 0-7). Union coach James Freitag gave his boys credit that after a rough first half, they fought hard in the second half and didn't quit.

The Eagles host Imbler, while the Bobcats host Grant Union today.

Union boys 6 4 17 20 — 47

Joseph 33 16 16 12 — 77

Union — Gavin Watson 1 1-2 3, Rudy Turner 2 0-0 4, Tanner Johnson 3 0-0 6, Jim Garwood 2 0-0 4, Jeremy Shankel 6 0-0 15, Jared Baxter 2 0-0 5, Ben Williamson 6 0-0 12, John Dodds. Totals: 22 1-2 47.

Joseph — Corey Otten 6 7-9 19, Andy Hayes 1 2-4 4, Tristan Gorsline 1 0-0 2, Kyle Hook 1 0-0 2, Tristan Patton 1 0-0 2, Jake Layton 2 0-0 4, Dustin Gibbs 6 4-6 18, Eric Butterfield 3 0-0 7, Cole Lathrop 6 4-5 17, Joe Dawson 1 0-2 2, Derek Layton. Totals: 28 17-26 77.

Three-pointers — Union 2 (Shankel, Baxter); Joseph 4 (Gibbs 2, Butterfield, Lathrop). Fouled out — Turner. Total fouls — Union 20, Joseph 14. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Joseph defeated Union

Nyssa, Enterprise boys battle to end

NYSSA — The Enterprise boys lost an eight-point lead heading into the fourth and fell to Nyssa 73-70 in the final seconds of their Wapiti League basketball game Friday.

Nyssa stormed back in the fourth quarter and led 71-70 with 20 seconds left. Enterprise fouled Jared Rasmussen, who sunk two free throws, setting up Enterprise's final chance to tie the game.

Enterprise coach Duff Pace said the final shot "hit the rim, not the heart" enabling Nyssa to hold on for the win.

He said Enterprise did not have enough free throw attempts. Nyssa shot 17-for-22 from the line, while Enterprise was 7-for-10.

Tim Gilbert had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Enterprise. Grady Rawls led Enterprise with 21 points.

Enterprise (9-6 overall, 4-3 league) hosts Elgin today.

Enterprise boys 18 21 17 14 — 70

Nyssa 20 10 18 25 — 73

Enterprise — Tony Swart 2 2-2 6, Kevin Gomes 7 0-0 17, Grady Rawls 9 2-3 21, Clay Freels 1 1-2 3, Craig Swart 1 0-0 3, Tim Gilbert 5 2-3 12, Kelsey Lukens 4 0-0 8, Brandon Kiser, Andy Marcum. Totals: 29 7-10 70.

Nyssa — Mike Fuentes 4 0-1 10, Leonel Martinez 1 0-0 3, Mitch Holliday 10 6-6 28, Jesse Garcia 1 2-2 4, Jared Rasmussen 2 8-11 13, Jason Rodriguez 4 1-2 9, Cody Waldo 3 0-0 6, Juan Parra, Aurillo Diaz. Totals: 25 17-22 73.

Three-pointers — Enterprise 5 (Gomes 3, Rawls, C. Swart); Nyssa 6 (Fuentes 2, Martinez, Holliday 2, Rasmussen). Rebound leader — Gilbert 12. Fouled out — None. Total fouls — Enterprise 16, Nyssa 14. Technical fouls — None.

JV result — Nyssa defeated Enterprise

Jordan Valley returns favor to Cove

COVE — A month ago, the Cove boys went down to Jordan Valley and shocked the Mustangs, beating them on their home floor.

Friday, Jordan Valley returned the favor, coming into Cove and beating the Leopards 54-43 to force — for all intents and purposes — a four-way tie for first place in the Old Oregon League.

Cove (6-2 in OOL, 9-6 overall) simply didn't shoot well, according to coach Todd Gorham.

"We shot the ball terribly," said Gorham. "We never could get anything going."

Meanwhile, the Mustangs did shoot well, hitting six three-pointers to account for a third of their 54 points. "They can shoot threes if you don't get out and guard them," said Gorham.

The result leaves Jordan Valley, Cove, Wallowa and Prairie City all tied in the loss column with two losses.

Part of that logjam will get busted up one way or another today as Prairie City comes to Cove to play the Leopards.

Jordan Valley 13 12 14 15 — 54

Cove boys 8 9 10 16 — 43

Jordan Valley — Lequerica 5 8-10 20, Anderson 7 0-0 14, Conro 4 0-0 10, Grenke 2 0-0 6, McKenzie 2 0-0 4, Elsner, Hiparell, Johnson. Totals: 20 8-10 54.

Cove — Devan Frank 6 1-2 13, Josh Pfel 4 1-2, Justin Marler 2 2-3 8, John Pfel 3 0-1 6, Chris Taylor 0 1-2 1, Russell Hurst 2 0-0 5, Jason Hagey, Andy Altenburg. Totals: 17 5-10 43.

Three-pointers — Jordan Valley 6 (Lequerica 2, Conro 2, Grenke 2); Cove 4 (Marler 2, Pfel, Hurst). Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Jordan Valley 12, Cove 13. Technical fouls — none.

JV score — Jordan Valley 42, Cove 41.