Powder girls win in OT

By Gerry Steele February 05, 2012 06:20 pm

Powder Valley moved a step away from claiming the Old Oregon League girls basketball championship Saturday.

The Lady Badgers swept Joseph 65-33 on Friday, and edged Pine-Eagle 53-47 in overtime Saturday at Powder Valley. Pine-Eagle defeated Imbler 45-37 Friday to set up Saturday's showdown.

The sweep lifts Powder to 8-1 in OOL play. That is one game better than Wallowa. Powder Valley closes out its regular season Friday at Wallowa (7-2).

"We'll have to come ready to play," said Powder Valley coach Allen Bingham.

"Wallowa always shoots the ball well at their place."

Friday at Joseph, the Badgers led just 16-11 after one period, then broke the game open. Powder Valley outscored the Eagles 41-13 in the second and third quarters.

"Things started to happen in the secnd and third quarters," Bingham said. "It was a game where we got to play a lot of kids and they all showed good focus, no mater who we had in the game."

Jessica Pedro led three Badgers in doubel figures with 20 points. Ali Abrego added 12 points and Jessi Stephens 10.

 

POWDER VALLEY (65)

   Pedro 9 2-2 20, Abrego 5 2-4 12, K. Feik 1 0-0 2, Colton 4 0-2 8, Stephens 5 0-2 10, Trindle, Hampton 2 3-4 7, Silbernagel 1 1-2 4, Martin 0 1-2 1, Loennig, A. Feik 0 1-2 1, Ochoa . Totals 27 10-18 65.

JOSEPH (33) ­ 

   Delury 1 0-1 3, Doss 1 0-0 2, Hunting 0 1-3 1, Cooney 1 1-3 3, Goss 1 0- 02, McClure 2 0-0 4, Cooper, Gibson 3 2-3 8, N. Taylor 2 3-7 7, H. Taylor 1 1-2 3. Totals 12 8-19 33.

Powder Valley       ­16

 21
 20
  8 — 65
 12
   1
  9 — 33
 14
 12
   6   3 — 47
 14
 11
 10   9 — 53
 13
  8
  12 — 37
   8
 13
 15 — 45

 

Joseph                  ­ 11

  Three-point baskets — Silbernagel, Delury. Fouled out —Silbernagel. Total fouls —Powder Valley 19, Joseph 18. Techincals —none.

 

Saturday, against Pine-Eagle, Stephens proved to be a key cog.

The Powder senior finished with 20 points to lead all scorers. That included all nine of Powder Valley's points in overtime.

Teammate Katie Feik gave Stephens the opportunity to star in the extra period when she hit a free throw — her only point — with seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 44-44.

"I'm not sure how many seconds were left when Katie hit her free throw, her only point, to tie the game," Bingham said. "It was a big point."

Bingham said the teams went at each other all evening long.

"It was a really good game," he said. "It was close the whole time."

Bingham said the Badgers led early only to have Pine-Eagle catch up. Then the Spartans took a sizable lead only to have Powder battle back.

"Both teams kept answering the challenge," Bingham said. 

"We beat them every which way but on the scoreboard," said Pine-Eagle coach Roger Gulick.

Bingham noted that free throws hurt both teams down the stretch. Both teams shot 28 free throws with Powder making 12 and Pine-Eagle 11.

"Both teams had numerous chances to win at the free throw line and couldn't do it," Bingham said.

"We missed five one-and-ones in the last  two minutes," Gulick said.

"I thought we played hard, but we played tired after working so hard the night before with Imbler."

Stephens led Powder Valley with 20 points. Alexandra Colton added 17.

Chelsie Gulick topped Pine-Eagle with 18 points. Bri Thatcher added 14.

 

PINE-EAGLE (47)

   Gulick 7 4-9 18, Terjeson 2 1-2 5, Butler 1 0-1 2, Pallan, Carr 0 1-4 1, M. Thatcher 3 1-6 7, B. Thatcher 5 4-6 14. Totals 18 11-28 47.

POWDER VALLEY (53) ­ 

   Pedro 3 1-6 7, Abrego 4 0-0 8, Feik 0 1-4 1, Colton 7 3-5 17, Stephens 5 7-13 20, Hampton, Silbernagel. Totals 19 12-28 53.

Pine-Eagle          ­12

Powder Valley    ­  9

  Three-point baskets — Stephens 3. Fouled out —Gulick, Carr, Abrego. Total fouls —Pine-Eagle 22, Powder Valley 21. Techincals —none.

 

Pine-Eagle can still claim second place in the league race, but needs Powder's help to do so.

Pine-Eagle (6-3 in league play) must defeat Cove Friday and hope Powder tops Wallowa.

Pine-Eagle took an early lead against Imbler only to have the Panthers battle back to tie the game at 17-17 at halftime.

Pine-Eagle regained a slim lead in the third quarter then held Imbler off the rest of the way.

"It was a tough game," Gulick said. "We had to burn a lot of energy to win."

Gulick said a 20-second stretch in the third quarter proved to be the turning point. Pine-Eagle scored seven straight points during that spurt to pull ahead to stay.

"That was pretty much the game after that," Gulick said. "We played pretty much straight up after that. It was fun to watch."

Chelsie Gulick and Bri Thatcher each tallied 14 points to lead the Spartans.

 

IMBLER (37)

   McGilvray, Lees 2, Fullerton, Teeter 5, Bingaman 2, Bowers 7, Wiley 5, Olson 9, McDaniels, Slater, McIntosh 7. Totals 14 8-11 37.

PINE-EAGLE (45) ­ 

   Gulick 14, Terjeson 2, B. Thatcher 14, Butler 4, Pallan, Carr 7, M. Thatcher 4, Davis, Simrell, Thompson, Digges, Saunders. Totals 19 7-10 45.

Imbler             ­4

Pine-Eagle­     9

  Three-point baskets — Olson. Fouled out —Wiley. Total fouls —Imbler 13, Pine-Eagle 16. Techincals —none.