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A big second quarter Friday gave the Union Bobcats girls basketball team the edge they needed to secure a 47-30 Blue Mountain Conference road victory over Grant Union.

Union, which led by just four after one, outscored the Prospectors 17-3 in the second to take a 31-13 halftime lead and control of the game.

Callie Glenn scored 19 points — including 15 in the first half — to lead Union, while Audrey Wells added nine points.

Elgin 46, Wallowa 41: The Huskies used a big third quarter Friday to turn the tables and held on in the fourth for an important Old Oregon League road win over Wallowa. 

Elgin trailed 15-9 at the break after a low-scoring first half, but poured in 18 points in the third — seven of which came from Mariah Wilhelm — to take a 27-21 lead after three, then held on in the fourth. 

Wilhelm finished with 14 points for Elgin, and both Kaelin Evans and Tymra Anderson added 10 points. 

Jamie Johnston scored 20 points to lead the Cougars, and Kyla Hook had 11 points.

Joseph 52, Griswold 24: Madelyn Nelson turned in a career night with 25 points Friday to outscore Griswold on her own in Joseph’s Old Oregon League road win. 

Nelson scored 13 points in the first half as the Eagles raced out to a 34-9 halftime lead, then scored 10 points more in the third quarter as the lead reached 32 after three quarters.

Sabrina Albee added 13 points and Brianna Micka had seven for Joseph.

Powder Valley 42, Imbler 20: The Badgers raced out to a 14-point first-quarter lead Friday and never looked back as they earned an Old Oregon League road win over the Panthers.

Belle Blair scored 11 points to lead a balanced attack for Powder Valley. Dallee Jo Bingham added 10 points and Autumn Davis added nine.

Kenna Whitmore led Imbler with seven points. 

Cove 56, Pine Eagle 33: The Leopards woke up from a slow start Friday with a huge second quarter and rolled past Pine Eagle at home in Old Oregon League play.

After leading just 5-4 after one, Cove dropped 27 points in the second quarter — nine from Elli Hines-Dunlap and eight from Raegan Duby — to take a commanding 32-10 lead at the half. 

Duby finished with 17 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Cove, which had nine players score. Hines-Dunlap added 13 points.


Enterprise 65, Weston-McEwen 28: The Outlaws opened the game on a 20-2 run Saturday and had no issues in earning a Blue Mountain Conference road win.

The big first quarter set the tone for Enterprise as by halftime it built an insurmountable 33-10 lead. Carsyn Miller and Jada Gray each had 10 points and Asiya Salim added eight points for the Outlaws, who had 12 of their 13 players score.

Enterprise (14-3 overall, 6-2 BMC) hosts Heppner Friday. 

Union 52, Pilot Rock 16: The Bobcats cruised to an easy home win Saturday to stay undefeated in Blue Mountain Conference play. 

Eleven of the 12 players to see the court scored for Union, which was led by 15 points from Callie Glenn and six points from Taylar Daggett. The Bobcats held Pilot Rock to just one field goal in the first half and built a 29-3 lead at the break.

Union (19-3 overall, 9-0 BMC) visits Stanfield Friday, and can clinch a share of the BMC regular-season title with a win.

Elgin 53, Griswold 21: Tymra Anderson scored 20 points Saturday to nearly match visiting Griswold as the Huskies routed the Grizzlies at home in Old Oregon League play for their 11th win in the last 12 games. 

Elgin clamped down defensively to hold Griswold to just six first-half points and take a commanding 27-6 halftime lead. 

Mariah Wilhelm added 11 points for the Huskies (15-3 overall, 7-1 OOL) who face Cove on the road Friday. 

Nixyaawii 54, Wallowa 42:  The Cougars were unable to hold onto an early lead Saturday as they dropped an Old Oregon League game on the road to Nixyaawii.

Jamie Johnston scored 16 points to lead the Cougars, and Haley Brockamp added 12. Wallowa led by two points after one quarter, but fell behind 27-22 at the half, and Nixyaawii extended the margin in the second for the win.

The Cougars (10-10 overall, 5-4 OOL) host Imbler Friday. 

Powder Valley 32, Cove 23: After being held scoreless in the second quarter Saturday, the Badgers flipped the script and blanked Cove in the third to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit on the way to a 32-23 road win in Old Oregon League play.

Cove outscored Powder Valley 12-0 in the second to take a 19-8 lead at the half, but the Badgers’ defense took over, and Powder Valley scored 14 in the third to retake the lead 22-19 after three en route to the win.

Powder Valley outscored Cove 24-4 in the second half, and limited the Leopards to two field goals after the break.

Belle Blair scored 15 points to lead the Badgers and Josi Krieger added six, while Taylor Fett had six points for Cove and Austin Kendall added five.

Powder Valley (10-8 overall, 6-2 OOL) hosts Nixyaawii Tuesday, while Cove (9-8, 2-4) visits Joseph Tuesday.

Pine Eagle 37, Imbler 26: Kenna Whitmore scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the second half Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers fell short in a home Old Oregon League contest against the Spartans.

Whitmore had seven in the third to keep Imbler in the game as it trailed 21-17 after three, but the Spartans scored 16 points in the final quarter to pull away.

Anika McDonald added five points, all in the fourth, for Imbler (1-16 overall, 1-6 OOL), which visits Wallowa Friday.

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