PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bobcats sweep conference weekend

By Observer staff January 06, 2014 09:32 am

UNION — Ty Coon got hot from behind the arc, and Union capped a strong weekend with a 76-61 win against Heppner Saturday.

The Bobcats boys basketball team jumped out by shooting 10-of-20 from behind the arc, six coming from Coon. The senior finished with a game-high 21 points. Kenneth Sipp hit three shots from behind the arc on his way to a 16-point night.

Johnny Kennon added 11 points, while J.D. Graves scored 10 points.

Union grabbed a 36-24 lead by halftime, and kept things going by shooting 25-of-43 from the field and won its third straight game.

Graves helped fuel a 70-43 win against Pilot Rock Friday, scoring a team-high 16 points.

Union held the Rockets to one field goal in the opening quarter, jumping out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter.

Coon and Chase Houck finished with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Kennon hit double figures with 10 points. 

Justin Willingham led the Rockets with 19 points.

Union (5-6) will travel to Weston-McEwen for a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday.

Huskies salvage weekend

ELGIN — It took a rough game on Friday to show the Elgin boys basketball team what it needed to do in order to come away with a win.

The Huskies rebounded from a loss to defeat Weston-McEwen 50-44 in overtime Saturday.

Weston-McEwen hit a 3-point shot to force overtime, but Elgin outscored the Tiger-Scots 13-7 in overtime for its first Blue Mountain Conference win, improving to 1-3.

Jake Burgess had a game-high 21 points for the Huskies, and Stephen Howes added 12 points. Gavin Christensen scored 11 points.

Grant Union pulled away from Elgin for an 84-53 win Friday.

The Prospectors jumped out to a 23-5 lead in the opening quarter, and the Huskies couldn’t get back into the game, trailing 43-20 at the half.

Burgess finished with 15 points. Curtis Little added 10 points, while Gage Little scored nine points.

Elgin (3-6) will host Enterprise at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Outlaws drop two

ENTERPRISE — Consistency continues to be Enterprise’s biggest opponent so far this season.

The Outlaws boys basketball team fell to Stanfield 52-40 Saturday. Enterprise fell into a 28-13 hole at the half, scoring just three points in the second quarter, but, pulled to within six points, 36-30, after coming out of the half strong.

Damon Greenshields finished with 12 points, while David Ribich scored 11 points. 

Kaden Lathrop added eight points. 

Irrigon showed no mercy during an 87-24 win against Enterprise Friday. 

The Knights jumped out to a 16-0 lead, and the Outlaws trimmed the lead to single digits. 

Irrigon then connected on four straight 3-point shots to open the game back up, and took a 39-15 lead into the half.

Greenshields was the lone scorer in double figures with 13, as head coach Jeff Micka rested his starters in the second half. Lathrop added nine points.

Enterprise (4-5) will play Elgin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Badgers extend streak

POWDER VALLEY — The winning streak reached double figures for Powder Valley.

The Badgers boys basketball team improved to 10-0 on the season with a 76-41 win against Prairie City.

Logan Allen led the offensive charge, as the Badger pulled away quickly in the first half 42-15. 

Allen finished the game with 17 points. Jason Benites finished with 14 points, while Tyler Robinson scored 12 points. 

Garrett Lovell led Prairie City with 17 points. 

Powder Valley will travel to Imbler for a 5:30 p.m. game Saturday.

Panthers cruise in Idaho

IMBLER — Trace Vancleave had a monster day for Imbler to fuel a road win against Notus, Idaho. 

The sophomore went 12-of-18 from the floor during a 53-33 win against Notus. Vancleave almost outscored the opposition on his own, finishing with 24 points and adding nine rebounds.

Kyle Johnson scored 14 points for the Panthers, while Eli Bowers added eight points. 

The Panthers doubled up Notus at the half, leading 34-17, and pushed the lead to 20 points to open the fourth quarter. 

Imbler will host Powder Valley at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.