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10 The Sun, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 PORTS Willamina wins cliffhanger over Horizon Hawks II WHS girls' basketball team remains in first place in West Valley League with 4.0 record Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Willamina edged Horizon Christian 41-40 in a girls' bas- ketball cliffhanger Friday at home It was close all the way, with the biggest lead 22-15 in Horizon's favor early in the third quarter. The score was tied when the first and third periods ended. The first score of the game was a three-pint shot by Madeleine Clark of the visiting Lady Hawks. She led all scor- ers with 13 points. The score soon became 5-5 on two free throws by Sammie Bowman, and after an exchange of steals, a layin by Nina Urnfrid gave the Lady Bulldogs a 7-5 lead. Horizon's Jessica [ I V00oens sank two free throws, and the first quarter ended at 7-7. Whitney Anderson put Willamina two points ahead with a ' layin at the start of the second quarter, but the visitors from Tualatin soon took the lead by penetrating the Bull- dogs' defense a few times. The halftime score was 20-14, and dnring halftime, coach Tom Anderson focused on ways to put pressure Photo by Susan Ragan on the Hawks. Horizon Christian's Danielle It took the entire Esquerra drives against third quarter for the Willamina's Brook Wilson and Bulldogs to catch up, Devon Stackhouse. even though they held the Hawks to four points for the period. Right after a layin by Kaydi Milton made the score 24-22, Horizon was called for traveling. An outside shot by Devon Stackhouse tied the score at the end of the quarter. The Hawks regained the lead at the start of the fourth quar- ter with a trey by Clark. The Bulldogs soon erased the lead, and an Anderson layin put them ahead 30-29. Willamina led most of the way thereafter, but with 19 seconds left, Clark hit a three to put Horizon ahead 40-39. After a Bulldog timeout, Bowman sank an inside shot just before the buzzer sounded. "We really didn't know about them in the first half," Tom Anderson said. "At halftime, we talked about putting pressure on them." Bowman's observation was, "We just came out with more energy." Much taller Hawks dominate Bulldogs Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Willamina's boys fought hard against a powerful Horizon Christian team but lost 78-49 at home Friday. The visitors from Tualatin, seven of whom are taller than any Bulldog, led all the way. Jordan Tebbutt, considered one of the best players in the West Valley League, was the top scorer with 18 points. Among his teammates, Calvin Ander- son had 15 points and Wyatt Houston 14. Thomas Gallagher led Willamina scorers with 11. The Hawks controlled the tip-off and scored 15 points be- fore a Gallagher layin provided the first Bulldog points with only 3:37 to go in the first quarter. Kenna Cumberland then stole the ball and sank two free throws to make the score 15-4. Another Willamina steal fol- lowed, by Tyson Jahn, but it did not result in a score. The Bulldogs' shots missed for the rest of the period until Jahn hit a three-pointer for a first-quarter score of 18- 7. Adam Oakes started the second-quarter scor- ing with an outside shot to make it 18-9 and then Photo by Susan Ragnn stole the ball for a pos- Willamina's'Kenna Cumber- session that ended with land goes up for a lay-up past another successful out- Horizon's Austin King. side shot, by Josh Plemmons. The Bull- dogs scored 18 points in the period, but the visitors from Tualatin, led by Houston, scored one more. The halftime score was 37-25, the last score coming on a trey by Cumberland following a steal by Nic Goodman. Although the third quarter started with a steal by Plemmons, the first score of the period came on a three by the Hawks' Michael Loomis. Tebbutt made a trey, Andy Zimbrick added two points for the Bulldogs with an inside shot, and a slam dunk from Tebbutt made the score 45-29. A Wfllamina timeout was followed by a layin from Oakes, but Horizon dominated the rest of the quarter, which ended with the score 56-33. . The Bulldogs' shooting was cold early in the fourth quarter until Cumberland sank a three for a 60-36 score. Horizon played its bench in the fourth but outscored Willamina 22-16. Jahn had a trey late in the period. "The kids competed well," Bulldog coach Josh Manley said. "I was really proud of how they performed. A team the caliber of Horizon Christian is going to do what they did." In the JV game, Horizon won 57-46. Photo by Clinton Wnlng Teammate Maria Cristema holds ice on the back of Kayla Roberts head after she was fouled and hit her head on the floor at Amity last week. Sheridan coach Gary Mahe said Tuesday that doctors told him that they expect she'll be out for three weeks. Sheridan survives bumps to beat Warriors 48-34 By Clinton Vining Publisher, The Sun The Sheridan High School girls' basketball team had a gi- gantic first half on its way to crushing Amity 48-34. The Lady Spartans were up 43-18 with 6:12 in the third quarter whenAmity guardAriel Dumler knocked Sheridan's Kayla Roberts to the floor. Roberts was helped to the bench, but when her condition seemed to worsen, the gam.e was delayed so that medics could tend to her. "They took two out," said SHS coach Gary Mahe. "By taking her out, they took out the other Roberts." Jessica Roberts went to the hospital with her sister, Kayla. Coach Gary Mahe said on Tuesday that doctors told him Roberts would be out approxi- mately three weeks. "She's a valuable part of our Photo by Clinton Vlnlng Sheridan junior Meagan Ogle passes the ball past Amity defenders to senior Brittany Bradford. team," Mahe said. Before the injury, Kayla Roberts had 10 rebounds, two points, an assist and a steal. Hanna Ellis led all scorers with 27. Ten rebounds gave her a double-double. She also had seven steals and two assists. Meagan Ogle, who the coach acknowledged for play- ing very well, had nine points. After Roberts' injury, Mahe told his girls to hold onto the ball. "We're not going to go to the basket except for a lay-up," he said. In the final quarter and a half, Sheridan scored five more points, three of them from the stripe. "The team was very consis- tent and took care of the ball," Mahe said Colton was no match for the Lady Spartaus on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Sheridan won easily 58-22 The Lady Sparts continued their winning streak to three on Friday at Westside Christian, winning the West Valley League dual 41-32. Ellis scored 18 in the game, leading all scorers. Westside's Mikaela Eastedin had 13. Jes- sica Roberts had 13 for Sheri- dan. With a 4-1 WVL record, 8- 7 overall, .the Lady Spartans, who played Dayton at home after press time on Tuesday, will play at Gervais on Friday at 6 p.m., wrapping up the first round of league play. On the Road: 3 wins, 1 broken backboard By Clinton Vining Publisher, The Sun The Spartans wrapped up a three-game road trip last week with three conference wins and a broken backboard. Sheridan led Colton 57-28 with 7:18 leflin the fourth when Spartan post Tre Hale- Edmerson tossed the ball offthe backboard to himself and jammed it home for the final points of the game. Unlike the pros, high schools don't have replacement backboards sitting in storage, because it's rare that one gets broken. The coaches, referees agreed and, later, the OSAA concurred--game over. Sheri- dan wins 59-28. In today's world of technol- ogy, it's amazing that not a single video was captured of the shattering dunk, but the Sheri- dan senior did pose for photos in front of the broken board. The 6-6 post stole the show, but it was teammate Taylor Grauer who led Spartan scor- ers. He had 21, seven rebounds and three steals. Brandon Paholio and Hale- Edmerson each had 12 points. Hale-Edmerson also had 12 assists and seven rebounds. Paholio and Joey Hertel led Above: Brandon Paholio tosses a no-look pass in the Spartans' 64-53 win at Amity last Wednesday. Right: Tre Hale- Edmerson points to the backboard he broke at CoRon High School last week, Photo by Clinton Vlnlng/ Contributed Photo with five steals apiece. The Spartans improved to 3- 1 in the West Valley League with their second road win on Wednesday at Amity. Another impressive first quarter, 20-5, put Sheridan sol- idly in front for the rest of the game. As the Warriors surged in the fourth quarter, the crowd cheered, and with two minutes left, one would have thought it was a three point game, but the Spartans were up by 14. Sheridan won 64-53, and for the,second night in a row, Grauer led all scorers with 19. Hale-Edmerson had a triple- double with 18 points, 11 re- bounds and 11 assists. Brock Ingram added 13 points for Sheridan. A 17-4 first quarter demor- alized the Westside Christian Eagles on Friday, allowing the Spartans to lead all the way to a 66-43 win. Hale-Edmerson had a huge night with a season high 29 points, shooting 71 percent from the field, 2-for-3 beyond the arch and 60 percent (3-for- 5) from the foul line. He also had 15 rebounds. The Spartans, 4-1 in the WVL, have an 11-3 over all record and were ranked fourth in the latest 3A Coaches Poll. Horizon Christian and Dayton hold the .top two spots and Blancher, one of three teams to beat Sheridan, is in third. Sheridan hosted Dayton on Tuesday aftbr press time. They play at Gervais on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bulldogs wrestle to third place at Classic Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Willamina placed third out of 16 3A schools at the 2011 Oregon Wrestling Classic held Friday and Saturday in Redmond. Four Bulldogs went unde: feated. Coty Brown (103 pounds ) and Brandon Miller (135) had 6-0 records, TJ Greenhill (160) was 5-0 and Trevor Hunt (130) was 3-0. Dayton placed first in the tournament and Burns second. Wfllamina beat Glide for fourth place after losing to Glide in an earlier round. The 16 schools were divided into four pools Three Friday duals determined pool seedings. The top two from each pool advanced to the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs fin- ished second in their pool to Glide and advanced to the semi- finals, in which they lost to Burns. "Overall, I was pleased with how we competed," coach WRESTLING ]Page 8