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Wednesday, December 14, 1994, The Sun 9 Willamina's Abbey Mendenhall, 45, and Kathy Goodenough, 33, block out Sheridan's Jennifer Colton, 22, and Lisa Prough during a free throw attempt last Thursday. The Lady Spartans won the game, 39-22.--Photos by Travis Moor beat By ll'avis Moore to begin the third quarter and an 8-1 Staff Writer, The Sun run. The Lady Bulldogs went cold The Lady Spartan basketball team from the field and Sheridan led outscored Willamina 26-10 in the 34-17 after three quarters. first and third quarters last Thursday Neither team shot well in the final night at Sheridan on their way to a period. Two Willamina starters 39-22 win. fouled out, and Sheridan coasted to Sheridan started the game by the 17-point victory. hitting two quick shots. The Lady The Lady Spartan balanced attack Sparts played tough defense and had no one in double figures scar- continued the hot shooting for a ing. Nine of the ten Sheridan players 13-7 lead after the first period, scored. Sheridan point guard Mandi Prough led Sheridan with 8 points Kadell opened the second by hitting and 3 blocked shots. Kadell added 6 a 3-pointer. After a timeout, Misty points, while Jennifer Colton had 6 Cherry helped bring the Lady Bull- points and 8 rebounds. dogs back with a long 3-pointer. The Other Lady Spartan scorers were: Lady Spartans led 21-14 at halftime. Jenny Ashcroft, 4; Amber Barker, 4; Lisa Prough hit a couple of shots Stacy Lockwood, 4; Kelli Hensley, 3; Amanda Simpson, 2; Rachel Stockam, 2. Neah-Kah-Nie By Travis Moore Sheridan held on for the win, 46-39. Staff Writer, The Sun Jennifer Colton had her first vat- The Lady Spartan girls basketball sity double-double. She led the team built a 39-27 lead after three Lady Sparts with 14 points and 10 quarters and coasted to a 46-39 rebounds. victory Saturday afternoon against Kelli Hensley added 8 points. Neah-Kah-Nie. Amber Barker had 7, while Mandi Sheridan opened with some sharp Kadell and Lisa Prough added 6 shooting from the outside. The Lady apiece. Sparts led after one quarter of Other Sheridan scorers were: physical play, 14-8. Amanda Simpson, 2; Stacy Lock- The hot shooting continued in the wood, 2; Jenny Ashcroft, 1. second quarter and allowed Sheri- Coach Cyndey Daniels said dan to build a 28-18 halftime lead. Neah-Kah-Nie was a tough oppo- The teams traded baskets in the nent. third period with the Lady Sparts "It was a physical game," she coming out one hoop ahead, 11-9. said. "They had some tall girls and Sheridan took the 12-point edge we handled them all right. Our into the fourth, rebounding wasn't bad. We outhus- The Lady Pirates outscored the tied them." Lady Spartans 12-7 in the final The win put Sheridan's record at period, but it wasn't enough as 2-0 on the season. Cherry led Willamina with 13 points, including three 3-pointers to go with 8 rebounds. Kristine Reid added 3 points. Abbey Mendenhall had 2 points and 8 boards. Katherine Goodenough and Tricia Mendenhall had 2 points apiece. Lady Spartan coach Cyndey Daniels said she was happy with her team's performance in its season opener. "It was good for our first game," she said. "It was a real team effort. you can't focus on one player on this team. Everyone got some play- ing time." Willamina coach Kelly Bordwell said, "I didn't feel like we came out ready to play. Our defense wasn't aggressive and we didn't move our feet. We had a lot of fouls that could have been avoided." The win moved Sheridan to 1-0, and the loss dropped Willamina to 0-2 on the season. amps L75 12. Bheridan's Lisa Prough takes a shot from the baseline as Willamina's Tricla Mendenhall, 23, and Abbey Mendenhall attempt to double down. Prough was the Lady Sparts leading scorer with 8. By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun 6-4, along with athletic ability and a good shot in and around the paint. Last week I made predictions on the Sheridan boys Jeremiah Johnson is back at power forward. and girls basketball team league races, and this week Johnson is the Dogs' fiercest rebounder and proba- it is Wiilamina's turn. bly Willamina's physically strongest player. But predicting anything about the Bulldog boys If the Bulldogs can get good team play from its and girls teams is greatly complicated this season starters and solid play from at least a few players off with Willamina's move to the class 3A Val-Co the bench, they are capable of taking the fourth League. It wouldn't be fair to try to pick the records playoff position. of each team in the league since I honestly don't The Lady Bulldogs are looking stronger than they know much about the VaI-Co. have in several years. Most of the credit for that But I have heard talk about the league, seen state change can be credited to first-year coach Kelly rankings and know the two Willamina teams. So Bordwell. hopefully these things give me enough knowledge Willamina is showing better fundamentals and about the league to make some very generaldiscipline under Bordwell. But that might not be able predictions, to propel the Lady Dogs into the Val-Co playoffs. First the boys side. Other newspapers around the The Lady Dogs finished in a tie for seventh in the league have picked Willamina as low as seventh in West Valley League last year, and have most of their the league. That prediction was based on a poll taken varsity players back. by Val-Co coaches. I think the coaches who picked Willamina seventh Misty Cherry was the leading scorer in Willa- are going to be surprised. The Bulldogs are coming mina's first two games this season. She averaged from the tough West Valley League, and will be 14.5 points in those contests. Cherry is a 5-5 point stronger than most of these coaches seem to think, guard who will probably be one of the best shooters Most talk and rumors say that Toledo will be the in the league. She sank five 3-pointers in her first two league's top team with Philomath and Taft close games. behind at second and third. Tricia Mendenhall will probably end up being the The Val-Co League playoffs will include the top Lady Bulldogs second leading scorer. She is a 5-8 four teams. The fight for the fourth and final playoff wing and probably the most athletic player on the spot is expected to be fierce, team. WiUamina will be in the hunt for that final playoff Post Abbey Mendenhall, 5-10; guard Winema spot. The Bulldogs will be battling Yamhill-Carlton, Wolf, 5-4; wing Rhonda Kirkham, 5-6; wing Kris- Waldport and Newport for the final playoff spot. tine Reid, 5-7; and post Katherine Goodenough, 5-9, Jefferson is not expected to be in the hunt. will all be key players for Willamina this season. The Dogs have an experienced team. Willamina Nine of the 12 Lady Bulldogs are sophomores and graduated one starter from last season. That was freshmen. That youth may give Willamina some West Valley League Most Valuable Player Matt problems during league play. Aalto. But Bordwell has said her team is intelligent and Starting guards Noah Fox and Seth Morley return able to make quick adjustments. This, along with the to coach Jerry Buczynski's team. Both are good sound fundamentals and discipline, should give the 3-point shooters and have good bali handling skills. Lady Dogs more Vai-Co League victories this season Once they get the pre-season under their belts they then they have had in the West Valley League in the should reduce the amount of turnovers they commit, past few seasons. Bulldog post Dennis Phipps is also back in the Newport and Philomath were picked by class 3A starting lineup. Phipps gives Willamina some size at coaches as the VaI-Co League's top two teams. By Travls Moore Kevin Osborn, 3-0, 172; Sterling 60-9, and Woodburn, 50-9. Staff Writer, The Sun Ebensteiner, 3-0, 185; Paul Hasslen, Coach Bob Bishop said his team The Bulldog wrestling kept rol- 3-0, 215. had another strong showing. ling last week, winning a home Other Willamina wrestlers corn- "It was a good meet," he said. tournament Friday night. Ten Willa- peting at the tournament were: Noah "There was some good competition mina wrestlers won their matches. Taimadge, 2-1, 142; Talon Mishler, at the tournament. We had some The undefeated Bulldog wrestlers 2-1, 160; Tyson Payne, heavyweight, close matches. Mollala and Wood- were: John Fasana, 3-0, 100 pounds; 1-2; Ken Rosenberry, O-1, 134. burn thought we looked good. Joey Smith, 3-0, 106; Brian Osborn, The Dogs dominated every teamWoodburn beat us twice last year." 3-0, 112; Joey Smith, 3-0, 119; Brad they wrestled in the tournament. Willamina will be taking its show Roselle, 3-0, 126; Dustin Leno, 2-0, Willamina beat Gervais in the first on the road Friday night at a four- 134; Jake McKnight, 3-0, 151; round, 69z3, and crushed Mollala, team tournament in Sheridan. By Travis Moore The third quarter was also fairy Coach Jerry Buczynski said, "We Staff Writer, The SUn even. The Bulldogs were able to let them back into the game. We led build a 44-34 lead after three peri- by about 10 points the whole game The Bulldog boys basketball team squeaked out a 58-55 victory ads. until the fourth quarter. Our free against Nestucca at Cloverdale last The Bobcats shooting touch came throws wouldn't go at the end." Thursday. to them in the fourth quarter when Willamina dominated the firstWillamina couldn't hit a free throw. Willamina will play Clatskanie on Nestucca made it close, but the Friday and Sheridan on Saturday. quarter with good shooting and Dogs held on for the 3-point win. Both games are at home. solid defense. The Dogs built a 16-7 Buczynski said, "I can't find Jeremiah Johnson led Willamina lead after one. The teams traded baskets in the with 13 points and 13 rebounds, anything about Clatskanie, but I Josh Fillible added 12. Noah Fox know Sheridan is a good ball club. second quarter. Willamina main- mined the 9-point lead at halftime, and Dennis Phipps had 9 points If you let them get out on the break, 30-21. apiece, it's trouble. We are definitely caps- Other Bulldog scorers were: ble of beating them." ml Daniel Haug, 6; Seth Morley, 5; The Bulldogs are 1-1 for the Youth basketball scores Mike Jeffries, 2; Jason Mercier, 2. preseason. WlLLAMINA YOUTH BASKETBALL Magic 28, Knick= 22 Magl--S. Kyllonen 16, R. Williams 8, M. Pond, 4. Kntek=--S. Snook 11, B. Pond 5, D. Johnson 4, J. Hillebrand 2. Magic 4 7 7 10-28 Knick= 6 5 5 6- 20 Bulls 37, Homats 27 Bulla--J. Warnicke 12, R. Bailer 9, C. Abrames 8, R. Torres 4, C. Shenk 2, G. Reid 2. Homet~--A. Mendenhall 12, J. Bailey 7, C. Smith 4, J. Wright 4. Bulls 8 11 10 8-37 Hornets 11 6 0 10-27 WlLLAMINA YOUTH BASKETBALL Hornets 46, Knick= 211 Horneta--B Heinlein 20, A. Menden- hall 15, J. Bailey 5, M. Howard 2, C. Smith 2, J. Wright 2. Knick=,--D. Johnson 20, B. Johnson 5, B. Pond 2, S. Snook 2. Hornets 10 14 12 10-46 Knick= 3 7 6 12 - 20 Magic 21, Bulls 19 Magic~R. Williams 11, S. Kyllonen 4, C. Murrow 4, M. Pond 2. BulIIv--C. Shank 5, C. Abrames 4, J. Wamicke 4, R. TorTes 2, G. Reid 2, R. Bailer 2. Magic 7 2 10 2- 21 Bulls 6 2 5 6- 19 Wdlamina Bulldogs Kevin Osborn WRESTLING Willamina High School Bulldogs proudly salute Kevin Osborn as their athlete of the week. He has started the season off right with 6-0 in all his wrestling matches. He is a major asset to the team as a whole. She.'dan artans Jennifer Colton BASKETBALL Sheridan High School Spartans proudly salute Jennifer Colton for her outstanding performance last week in basketball. 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