GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Union keeps hold on second place in BMC

By Observer staff February 10, 2014 10:41 am

Enterprise guard Carson Sajonia (15) is bottled up by the Union defense Saturday. The Bobcats came away with a 67-39 win.
Enterprise guard Carson Sajonia (15) is bottled up by the Union defense Saturday. The Bobcats came away with a 67-39 win.

UNION — A all-around team effort led the Union girls basketball team to a 67-39 win against Enterprise Saturday.

The Bobcats had four players in double figures, helping lock up the second seed into the Blue Mountain Conference postseason tournament with an 12-2 conference mark.

Sarah Good had nine of her 17 points in the second quarter. Union pulled away to take a 35-20 lead, but Hayley Riggs connected on a 3-point shot at the buzzer to end the second quarter. 

Carsyn Roberts helped fuel the push in the second quarter, scoring seven of her 10 points, as Union took a 35-23 lead into the locker room. 

Keesha Sarman finished with a team-high 18 points, and Elly Wells added 13 points.

Riggs led the Outlaws with 10 points.

The loss leaves Enterprise on the outside looking into the tournament with a 5-9 overall record. Heppner and Grant Union are one game in front of the Outlaws for the final spot into the postseason.

A strong second quarter led Union to a 64-45 win against Elgin Friday.

Wells helped break a 10-all tie after the opening quarter, with seven points in the second quarter, and Union jumped out to a 34-18 lead at the half. Wells finished the game with 17 points.

Sarman scored 10 of her 18 points in the first half, while Roberts added 18 points.

Miah Slater led the Huskies with 10 points. Jordyn Anderson added nine points, while Stormy Silver finished with eight.

Elgin, on a four-game losing streak, has its work cut out to try and make the postseason conference tournament. The Huskies have a 5-8 record with three games left to play.

Elgin travel to Pilot Rock for a 6 p.m. game Wednesday. 

Union will travel to Grant Union, while Enterprise will host Heppner Friday. Both games are set for 6 p.m.

Badgers keep eyes on first place in league

NORTH POWDER —  The Powder Valley Badgers girls basketball team defeated Wallowa 37-29 Saturday, picking up its sixth consecutive win. 

Coach Allen Bingham said he felt they had a hard time getting on track. 

“We put them on the free-throw line early,” Bingham said. 

However, according to Bingham they were able to shut Wallowa down in the second half. 

“We need to play better than we did tonight,” Bingham said. 

Sally Blair and Alexandra Colton each scored 10 points. 

For Wallowa, Kristyn Young scored a game-high 13 points. Macey Frei finished with six points, and Lauren Makin added five points.

The Powder Valley girls basketball team defeated Pine Eagle 49-40 Friday. 

Sally Blair and Alexandra Colton scored 16 points each. Bailee Allen added seven points. 

Badgers head coach Allen Bingham said the game was tight until the fourth quarter. 

“We played consistent and we held them to one field goal in the fourth,” Bingham said. 

Powder Valley (13-5 overall, 7-2 OOL) will play at Cove (9-10 overall, 5-3 OOL) starting at 6 p.m. Friday. 

Panthers cap weekend with win against Eagles

JOSEPH — The Imbler girls beat Joseph 53-34 Saturday. 

For Imbler, Emma Bowers scored a game-high 15 points. Lexee Robertson ended the night with 12, while Katie Barry finished with 10. 

Joseph’s Hailee McClure shot 12 points. Breeanna Gibson Scored 6 points and Noel Taylor finished with 5. 

Imbler (15-5 overall, 7-2 OOL) will play at home versus Wallowa (6-13 overall, 2-7 OOL) starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

Joseph picked up a 28-26 win against Wallowa Friday. 

Coach Greg Oveson said Wallowa is playing hard but is having a difficult time shooting. 

Taylor Harshfield scored five points. Jocelyn Tanzey, Lauren Makin, Kristyn Young and Macey Frei each finished with four points. 

Wallowa (6-13 overall, 2-7 OOL) will play at Imbler (15-5 overall, 7-2 OOL) starting at 6 p.m. Friday.