Huskies hold off hard-charging Irrigon

By Observer staff January 27, 2014 11:00 am

ELGIN — The Elgin girls basketball team squeaked out a close win against Irrigon 44-42 Friday night. The two teams were locked 19-all at the half. The Huskies found their rhythm to take a 35-29 lead after the third quarter.

Jordyn Anderson and Katie Witherspoon led the Huskies with 11 points apiece. 


Beatriz Aguilera had a game-high 14 points for Irrigon. Ashli Roberts connected on two 3-pointers, and finished the game with 10 points. 

“I feel like there was a lot of contribution from the ladies,” Elgin head coach Mike Slater said. “Miah (Slater) had a phenomenal 18 rebounds.” 

Elgin will travel to Grant Union for a Blue Mountain Conference game at 6 p.m. Friday night.

Weston-McEwen 42
Enterprise 30

ENTERPRISE — Weston-McEwen pulled away with a 42-30 win over the Enterprise girls basketball team Saturday night. The Tiger-Scotts led 15-5 after one quarter and pushed the lead to 22-10 at the half. 

Senior Molly von Borstel lead Weston-McEwen with 13 points. The Tiger-Scots went 15-of-35 from the free-throw line, while Enterprise finished 6-of-12.

The Pilot Rock girls basketball team came away with a 13-point win against Enterprise Friday night. 

The Outlaws held a two-point lead over the Rockets after one quarter, but couldn’t hold on, losing 49-36. 

Senior Hayley Riggs lead the Outlaws with 16 points. Carsen Sajonia led the evening from the 3-point line going 1-of-2, and finished with seven points. 

Enterprise (5-12 overall, 2-8 BMC) will play Irrigon at 6 p.m. Friday night. 

Imbler 48
Joseph 29

IMBLER — The Imbler girls basketball team bounced back from a loss to Cove last Saturday to defeat Joseph 48-29 Friday night.

Junior Emma Bowers scored a game-high 14 points for the Panthers, with 10 points coming in the first half. Imbler jumped out to a 21-8 halftime lead.

Malia Mills added 10 points for the Panthers, while Lexee Robertson finished with seven points. Haliee McClure led the Eagles with 11 points. Noel Taylor finished with eight points.

The Panthers will travel to Powder Valley for a 6 p.m. game Friday.

Powder Valley 51
Cove 46

COVE — Cove’s bid to go undefeated the first time through the Old Oregon League schedule came up just short. The Leopards girls basketball team lost on the road to Powder Valley 51-46. 

“It was one of the best girls games I’ve ever seen,” Cove head coach Brendan May said. “There were 10-plus lead changes. It was an all out battle.”

The Badgers went 6-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, helping outscore Cove 12-5 in the final frame.

As a team, the Leopards shot 13-of-31 from the free-throw line, while Powder Valley made 14-of-25.

The Badgers’ Alexandra Colton scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, while Bailee Allen finished with 12 points.

Mikayla Murchison had 18 points and 19 rebounds to lead Cove. Kayla Johnson finished with 10 points.

The Leopards picked up their fourth league win by defeating Pine Eagle 48-32 Friday night. 

Johnson and Murchison each scored 12 points in the win. 

Cove held the Spartans to one field goal in the first quarter, and built a 15-4 lead. The Leopards passed the Pine Eagle total for the game by pushing the lead to 37-21 after three quarters.

Cove (8-8 overall, 4-1 OOL) will travel to Joseph for a 6 p.m. game Friday. Powder Valley (9-5 overall, 3-2 OOL) will travel to Imbler for a 6 p.m. game Friday.

Union 56
Irrigon 32

UNION — A well-rounded scoring attack led the Union girls basketball team Saturday.

The Bobcats defeated Stanfield 56-32 behind 22 points from junior Keesha Sarman. But, Union head coach Rhondie Johansen was happy that everyone got involved.

“Everyone was able to get into the game and played well,” Johansen said. “Elly (Wells) and Delanie (Kohr) are getting more consistent with their scoring. Teams are going to focus on Keesha, so we need other girls to step up.”

Kohr finished with 10 points. Wells and Sarah Good each scored six.

Union (15-2 overall, 8-1 BMC) will travel to Pilot Rock for a 6 p.m. game Friday.