Observer staff

The Enterprise girls basketball team had no answer for Tri City Prep, Washington, standout Talia Von Delhoffen.

The freshman scored 40 points, 22 of which came in the second half, and Tri City Prep pulled away in the second half for a 56-38 win to end the Outlaws’ six-game winning streak.

Enterprise was within six points at halftime at 24-18, and was down 36-27 after three quarters, but couldn’t keep up. Von Delhoffen scored 15 points and was 7-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone.

Shelby Moncrief scored 11 points, including seven in the third quarter, for Enterprise. Riley Gray and Karli Bedard both added eight points.

The Outlaws (8-2 overall) host McLoughlin Thursday.

Also Saturday

Joseph 64, Horizon Christian 34: Sabrina Albee and Alexis Sykora both scored 27 points, and Joseph rebounded from a rare loss with a blowout win over Horizon Christian, Hood River.

The Eagles put the game out of reach quickly. Sykora scored 12 in the opening quarter as Joseph raced out to a 19-8 lead, then teamed with Albee to score all 19 second-quarter points — Albee with 12, Sykora with seven — and Joseph led at the break, 38-15.

The Eagles went on to lead 55-23 after three quarters.

Joseph (7-2 overall) returns to Old Oregon League play Friday at Echo.

Molalla 69, La Grande 54: Camryn Collman scored 25 points, including 19 in the second half, but the Tigers were unable to keep pace with Molalla.

La Grande found itself down 35-22 at halftime and never recovered from the deficit. Lauran Rinker also reached double figures with 10 points. Ella Dunlap added nine points.

La Grande (4-6 overall) opens Greater Oregon League play Friday at Ontario.

Boys

Horizon Christian 53, Joseph 39: Joseph found itself in a first-half hole and couldn’t dig out as Horizon Christian, Hood River, pulled away.

Joseph was down just one point after the first, but saw the deficit grow to 25-16 at halftime, and 40-30 through three quarters.

Nobody reached double figures for the Eagles, but both Chase and Caevan Murray led the way with nine points. Chase Murray scored all of his in the second half. Jean Luc Palma added seven.

The Eagles (5-3 overall) travel to Echo Friday to resume Old Oregon League play.

Tri City Prep 51, Enterprise 44: The Outlaws dropped a tight back-and-forth affair against Tri City Prep.

Enterprise was up 22-20 at halftime, and down just 31-30 after three quarters, but Tri City Prep scored 20 points in the final quarter.

Brett Greenshields led the Outlaws with 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Wells added 11 points.

The Outlaws (3-7 overall) host McLoughlin Thursday.

Friday

Girls

Enterprise 32, Willamina 24: Reece Christman scored all eight of her points in the second half, and Enterprise overcame a slow start to win a defensive battle against Willamina.

The teams were tied at 2-all after one quarter, and Enterprise was down 13-12 at halftime before finding a rhythm. Christman scored four in the period, Riley Gray and Shelby Moncrief had three each, and the Outlaws built a 24-20 lead before pulling away in the fourth.

Gray added five points for Enterprise. Kylie Anderson had 11 points to lead Willamina.

Country Christian 45, Joseph 35: Mollie Lewandowski scored 20 points in the second half, and 12 in the fourth quarter, as Country Christian rallied in the final period to hand Joseph just its second loss of the season.

Lewandowski finished with 24 points, and was the difference-maker as the Cougars outscored Joseph in the fourth, 18-6.

Joseph held a 20-16 halftime lead, and was up 29-27 after three quarters, but couldn’t hold on.

Sabrina Albee led the Eagles with 12 points. Emma Hite added nine.

La Grande 52, Crook County 36: Camryn Collman led a balanced attack with 14 points, and La Grande pulled away from Crook County.

The Tigers race out to a 26-17 halftime lead, and extended it to 44-26 through three quarters.

Lauran Rinker added nine points and Delaney Lester scored seven.

Boys

Joseph 58, Country Christian 39: Chase Murray scored 13 points to lead three Joseph players in double figures as the Eagles cruised to a road victory.

Jean Luc Palma and Tyler Homan both added 10 points as the Eagles ran out to a 31-16 halftime lead, and extended it to 53-29 after three quarters. Eight Joseph players scored in all.

Howie Long scored 12 points to lead the Cougars.

Willamina 38, Enterprise 36: Jimmy Wells and Brycen Locke both led the way with nine points, but the Outlaws saw their fourth-quarter rally come up short.

Enterprise was down 27-21 at the break, and 33-25 after three quarter. Rylie Hayward scored five in the quarter to help spark the comeback, but it wasn’t enough.

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