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ORTS Wednesday, February 6, 1991, The Sun 9 s chew up Sparts, 54-43 e Wild, Wild West Valley ue playoff race is hot Moore The Sun Bulldog basket- moved back into second the West Valley League by beating Sheridan 54-43. outscored the Spar- m the final period. hit a couple inside Willamina in the first but Jan Campos helped 12-9 lead by sinking 'Dogs line-up pounded on the boards in the q"aner. Willamina's Marlyn the game at 24-24 with 45 in the hall went for the last shot, Christianson buried a from the top of the key expired. 'llonen hit a few the second half and a small lead. Sheri- ball to Christianson he kept the Sparts in the some strong moves. It 37-37 heading into the scored the first five final period and didn't began to press in the quarter. The Sparts turnovers, but weren't on the offensive end. hit a three pointer Willamina walked the 54-43 victory. shot 21 for 37 from the mostly inside shots off rebounds. Sheridan shot 16 of 42. the Bulldogs with 16 grabbed 10 rebounds. 7 for 10 from the field. added 14 points with one Mahurin scored 12 for on 4 for 5 shooting. He rebounds. led everyone with 21 15 rebounds. He scored 10 points in the shut down the Spar- scorer. Campos had with two three-pointers. victory made the even more unclear was. Both teams had record and were tied for second behind the Santiam Christian Coach Larry Samples trouble blocking out board They did a against Jan. It the difference in the and Sheridan have a to make the playoffs, picture won't be weeks. dump 50-47 Campos scored 23 points, 21 of which came on seven three-pointers. Christianson had nine points, 12 boards and six steals. Yoder also had nine points with one three-pointer and a 4 for 4 performance at the line. Sheridan was 7 for 20 at the line on the night, but made up for it by hitting nine three-pointers. Spartan coach Larry Samples said "We broke the three point barrier tonight. We got away from the free throw contest we were in for the first half. "They did a good job of keeping Casey from getting the ball inside. Jeremy (Yoder) had one of his best all-around games of the year." 'Dogs crush Spartan basketball zts West Valley League c to five games Jan. 29a 50-47 victory. Lady Spurts helped push the fall to S.C. in the first qu.arter A basket Amity back to Points. two more long range second quarter, and added another. The outrebounded period and took a Rideway added 8. No other Sheri- dan player had more than two points. Moore and Carla Rodney each had 6 rebounds. Sheridan had 25 costly turnovers in the game. S.C. rebounded well but didn't have many boards because of its high shooting percen- tage. Sheridan now drops to 2-8 in league play. Lady Bulldogs nip Spartans By "n'avis Moore Correspondent, The Sun The Willamina High School girls basketball team beat Sheridan for the third time this season in a West Valley League contest Thursday Gaston, 65-49 night. The Lady Bulldogs outrebounded By Brian Wornath Correspondent, The Sun Bulldog center John Hofenbredl scored 20 points to lead Willamina to a 65-49 win Jan. 29 over Gaston. He hit 7 of 9 from the field and 6 of 10 from the free throw line. "We struggled at times, but I think it was similar to Western Mennonite the other night," said coach Jerry Buczynski. "We just kept working hard until t'mally we got some good things going for us in the last four or five minutes of the game. As long as we keep working hard we'll stay in some games." The Bulldogs started strong. Wil- lamina guard Jorma Kyllonen scored a bucket in the f'wst 15 seconds. Bulldog forward Will Kirk- ham added another two points less than a minute later. Gaston was held scoreless until almost halfway into the opening quarter. The 'Dogs lead by 10 points after one period. The Bulldog defense stiffened in the second period, intercepting Gas- ton passes. The 'Dogs held a 31-23 lead at the half. In the third quarter the Grey- hounds picked up their offense and the 'Dogs seemed to get a bit flustered. With four minutes left in the period, the 'Dogs defense and lead was starting to crumble and Gaston closed to within three points. But the 'Dogs held on to close the quarter with a 45-40 edge. By the fourth period Willamina's game got back on track and the 'Dogs ran away with a 16-point win. Willamina's strong rebounding played a big role in the game. The 'Dogs muscled the 'Hounds 33-26 on the boards. "We weren't moving the ball that well on defense in the first half...we were half a step late and they were making some good passes and get- ting some good shots off us, espe- cially inside," Buczynski said. "I think we got a little lax there (in the third quarter) and allowed them to be aggressive towards the hoop. We also gave up a few offen- sive rebounds, which you can't allow to happen," the coach added. By "ll'avls Moore Correspondent, The Sun The Santiam Christian Lady Eagles at least doubled Sheridan's scoring in every quarter to beat the Lady Spans 56-25 in West Valley League action Monday night. Sheridan in the first quarter, but a good shooting percentage gave the Lady Sparts a 10-8 lead. Scoring off turnovers, the Lady Bulldogs ran past Sheridan for a 24-19 halftime lead. The Lady Sparts gradually cut the lead with ball control and halfway through the fourth quarter Sheridan led 34-33. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way. Willamina led 41-40 with 32 seconds left and the ball in Sheridan's hands. The Lady Sparts turned the ball over, and Willamina called a timeout with 24 seconds. When Willamina put the ball back in play, the team passed the ball around and Sheridan didn't foul until there were only two seconds left on the clock. The free throw was no good, but two seconds weren't enough to set up a good shot for the Lady Sparts. Final score: Willamina 41, Sheridan 40. Willamina had balanced scoring with two players in double figures. Sam Hayes had 12 points, and Riscilla Lacno added 11. Nichol Moore was the only Lady Spartan in double figures with 19 points. She also grabbed 10 rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs raised their record to 4-5 with the win. The record puts Willamina in the thick of the race for the league's fourth and final playoff position. Sheridan's league record dropped to 2-7. The Lady Spans haven't been mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, but it will be an uphill battle the rest of the schedule. Willamina coach Dan Halter said, "We didn't stop our intensity tonight. In the five games we've lost we've had leads, but then lost our intensity. We stayed in the game all the way tonight and didn't give up." Bowling scores Sunday Mix4KI Team Won 1. Who Cares? 13 3 2. Shack-ups 13 3 3. Risberg Truck Line 11 5 4. Mendenhall Trucking 10 6 5. D Stake Mill 10 7 6. #14 10 6 7. Blue Sharks 8 8 8. Martin & Wright Paving 7 g g. D Steel 7 g 10. A-dec - 7 9 11. Classic Hair Design 5 11 12. Counlry Companies 5 11 13. Stuck Electric 3 13 14. Can't Touch Us 3 13 High men sedes, John Smith, 644.High men games, Emle Turndige, 235; Gary Deels, 227; John Smith, 229, 213, 202; Ed Brickell, 213; George Imon, 223; Doug Lundmark, 207; Ores! Bell, 204; Lyle Smith, 200. High women series, Ira Walker, 521. High women game, Cindy Brickell, 212. Splits picked up, Kevin Scott 3-6-7-10, James Highley 2-7, Den/al Thompson 4-5-10, Karen Bell 5-6, Claudie and Willamina's Jorma Kyllonen dribbles around Jan Campos, 23, and Casey Chrlstianson, 33, while Jeremy White, 43, gets set to stop his drive--Photo by Brian Wornath. Bulldog Anthony Mahurln, 40, goes up high for rebound against Gaston. Willamina crushed Greyhounds, 65-49, and are back in playoff race.--Photo by Brian Wornath. Spartan matmen host tourney By Shawn Callsnan Correspondent, The n The Sheridan malmen hosted their largest tournament of the sea- son Saturday, taking on Wasco County and 3A schools Dallas, Gladstone, Philomath and Yamhill- Carlton. Philomath won the tourney with 184 team points. Dallas placed second with 156. Gladstone scored 148 and Sheridan took fourth with 131. Rob Rasar, 98 lbs., got a bloody nose and a 17-2 win in his first match against "Ibny Sammons of Gladstone, He was slow to start in his second match but was back to speed in a few seconds. Midway through the second period, however, his sides began to ache severely and so he had to forfeit the match due to injury default. Against Jacob Holzworth of Glad- stone, Lewis Asuncion wrestled very well, getting the pin with two seconds to go in the first period. Jamie Hensley, 123 lbs., had a great night for the Spans, going 4 for 4. He got the quick advantage in his fwst match, against Gladstone's Dusty Ayers and kept it, winning 15-2. Hesley's next match was a bit closer but he still wrestled extremely well to win 13-2. He picked up nine points on his next opponent while allowing none to be scored on himself. His most lop- sided victory came against Ventura Dryer who seemed to be his strong- est opposition of the nighL Hensley was very quick, though, getting the of his matches by wide margins. He was ahead from the start against Andy Tester, getting the pin in just under two minutes. Chad had a counter for every one of Shawn Allen's moves in his second match, resulting in a 6-1 win. He had a little more trouble with his next opponent, but dominated in the final minutes to win 13-2. Runes looked strongest in his final match of the night against Brad Babb, pinning him in 1:26. Brad Kleis, 136 lbs., had a decent night for Sheridan, beating Dusty Garus of Dallas 21-13 in a match in which both wrestlers were nearly pinned. Kleis did even better against Andy Merrall of Y-C, pinning him in 3:32. Travis Taylor found a quick oppo- nent who liked to use his feet in Joe Garmttson of Gladstone. Taylor triumphed, however, pinning him in 3:04. Taylor's match against Dion Gering of Y-C was a long one in which both wrestlers were pushed out of bounds a number of times. Travis kept his head, though, and came out with a 7-1 win. Andy Jordan had as good a night as any Sheridan wrestler, com- pletely dominating all his matches except for one. That one match was against Craig Thomas of Dallas and although Jordan seemed to have the obvious advantage the entire match, he didn't get a lot of points he should have gotten because be was out of bound As it was, he had to settle for a 5-5 draw. Against Andy Lundgren of Glad- stone, Jordan was always ahead but had some trouble with the pin which came in 2:56. It was a little closer with Morgan Ayer of Philo- math until Jordan stuck him with 1:20 to go in the second period. His final match was a bit more even, but not much. Jordan got the technical fall by a score of 19-3 against CLan Montgomery of Y-C. Shane Errand, who usually wres- tles 191, wrestled at heavyweight See WRESTLING, Page 12 NOW OFFERING Quality USDA Inspected Beef Family Packs ,j, l lead. pressed Amity to SeCOnd half. Sheridan turnovers and with by Campos and Spartans took the 37 lead with game. turnovers, a three- three point play later, within two points the game with 46 Sheridan called a the break an inside Christianson and a by yoder sealed the S.C.'s home hoops were friendly to the Lady Eagles in the first quarter, getting a few shots to roll down. Sheridan couldn't get up a good shot, and Santiam led 10-2 after one. S.C. started fast breaks in the second and---combined with good defense.--- The Lady Eagles built a 28-11 half time lead. Santiam got almost all of the rebounds in the third quarter. Bad passing by Sheridan helped S.C. get a 40-17 lead going into the fourth. The Lady Spans shot poorly in the fourth and Santiam continued to convert on Sheridan turnovers. Nichol Moore led the Lady Spar- tans with 10 and Ernie Turnidge 6-7-10, Dianna Benton 5-7, Marge Maynard 2-5-7, Bob Murrow 5-10 and 3-10, Cyndey Daniels 2-7-8 and 3-10. pin in 1:11. Chad Runes had another great night for the Spans, winning all four Sports Schedule Thursday, Feb. 7 Gids Basketball: Nestucca at Willamina, 6 p.m.; Sheridan at Dayton, 6 p.m. Boys Basketball: Dayton freshmen at Sheridan, 6 p.m. Wrestling: Willamina Middle School at Molalla, 3:45 p.m. Friday, Fek II Wrestling: Sheridan, Dayton, Warmnton, Lupine at Willamina, 4:30 p.m. Boys Basketball: Dayton at Sheridan, 6 p.m.; Willamina at Nestucca, 6 p.m. Monday, Fob. 11 Gid$ Basketball: Nestucca at Sheridan, 6 p.m.; Willamina at Santiam Christian, 6 p.m. Boys Basketlmall: Sheridan freshmen at Nestucca, 6 p.m. Ttmtday, Feb. 12 Wrestling: Willamina Middle School, Banks, Dayton at Sheddan (Chapman), 3:45 p.m. Boys Basketball: ,mtlam Christian at Wilmina, 6 p.m.; Sheridan at Nestucca, 6 p.m. save $$$ Specl00al 50 LB Pack, Save time! Call for price! WILLAMINA MEAT SERVICE 1/2 mile east of Wlllamina on Hwy. 18B . 876-2516 _ y...xw Custom Slaughter- Cutttng- Wrapp0ag - Curtng..b_'...:"