Observer staff

Riley Gray led the way with 12 points as the Enterprise girls coasted to an easy 47-21 road victory over McLoughlin Tuesday night.

The Outlaws outscored the Pioneers in every quarter, jumped out to a 23-9 halftime lead and were never threatened. They limited Mac-Hi to just eight converted field goals on the night.

Ashley Exon added nine points to a balanced scoring attack for Enterprise, and Ashlyn Gray scored seven. Eight players scored in the victory for the Outlaws.

Enterprise (5-1 overall) squares off against Pilot Rock at the Pilot Rock Invitational Friday.

Also Tuesday

McLoughlin 40, Enterprise 39: The Enterprise boys slipped to 3-3 after dropping a tight battle at McLoughlin Tuesday night.

Neither team managed to gain a real advantage in the game. The teams played to a 15-all draw at halftime, and the Pioneers pulled ahead 26-23 entering the fourth before eking out the win.

Rylie Hayward scored nine points Chris Bathke had eight and Jimmy Wells added seven for the Outlaws, who meet Pilot Rock at the Pilot Rock Invitational Friday.

New Plymouth 51, Elgin 38: The Elgin boys saw their four-game winning streak to start the season come to an end with a road loss to New Plymouth, Idaho, Tuesday.

The Huskies found themselves in a early hole, falling behind at the half, 26-16. They cut the deficit to five at 36-31 after three quarters, but couldn’t seize control.

The teams also missed a combined 28 free throws: Elgin shot just 6-for-20, while New Plymouth wasn’t much better at 14-for-28.

Caleb Lathrop led Elgin (4-1 overall) with 13 points and hit three 3-pointers. Brandon Howes added 12 points for the Huskies, who meet Stanfield at the Stanfield Tournament Friday.

Monday

La Grande JV 42, Elgin 33: The Elgin girls led at the end of each of the first three quarters, but the La Grande JV put together a strong fourth-quarter comeback to top the Huskies Monday night.

Elgin held a 27-24 lead through three before La Grande posted an 18-6 run in the final quarter to secure the win and send Elgin (3-2 overall) to a second-straight loss.

Taylor Noble scored 12 points to lead the Huskies, who face Stanfield at the Stanfield Tournament Friday.

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