IMBLER - The Weston-McEwen girls beat the only basketball team to have stopped them in five games by beating Imbler 45-37 Saturday to win the Imbler Tournament.
Weston-McEwen coach Jeff Griggs said it was not a stretch to say that overall, the TigerScots played their best game of the season.
"This was a great team win," he said. "We were real patient and we shot well in the second half."
The game was close throughout the first three periods. Imbler led 13-12 after the first, 24-22 at halftime and 33-31 entering the fourth, where the TigerScots won the battle 14-4.
Darcy Thompson got her first start at point guard, replacing her sister Darlene, who was ill. Griggs praised her effort in running the offense and also lauded the efforts of Schellie Schoonover and Kayla Johnson among others.
Imbler's Tiffany Rasmussen was a dominant force in the season opener against Weston-McEwen, but she was held to nine points Saturday, all in the first half.
Johnson led the TigerScots with 19 points and also grabbed six rebounds and two steals. Kayla Paredes had 10 points and nine rebounds for Weston-McEwen.
Umatilla 62, Helix 21
UMATILLA - The Umatilla girls basketball team finished off its own tournament with a commanding 62-21 victory over the Helix Grizzlies Saturday in the third-place game.
Umatilla (2-3) outscored the Grizzlies (1-4) 25-0 in the third period.
"We played the way that we are capable of playing in the third quarter," Umatilla coach Wendell Kreder said. "We played hard and a lot better than (Friday's) game."
Umatilla's Jasmine Campos led all scorers with 17 and picked up five steals and four assists.Chrissi Forshee scored 11 points, Dauna Borden chipped in 10 points and Meghan Dahlin grabbed eight rebounds for Umatilla.
Ione 44, Enterprise 43
ENTERPRISE - Natalie McElligott scored 19 points to help lead the Ione Cardinals past Enterprise 44-43 in the girls third-place basketball game at the Enterprise Tournament Saturday.
McElligott's final two points were the biggest as she stole the ball and made a jump shot with 10 seconds left to give the Cardinals the victory.
"It was a good, tough mental victory for us," Ione coach Dana Heideman said.
McElligott also had with seven steals and seven rebounds.
Diana McElligott scored 11 points and freshman Jennifer Griffith came off the bench to score eight points for the Cardinals.
"She gave us a big boost," Heideman said of Griffith.
The Cardinals (3-2) committed just seven turnovers
Enterprise was led by Lacey Nobles' 13 points.
Bickleton, Wash. 41,
ARLINGTON - Bickleton, Wash., defeated Arlington 41-31 to claim the girls title at the Snowball Basketball Tournament Saturday.
"We came out and played a very solid first half, Arlington coach Wade Kilby said. "(Bickleton) played a little better in the second half, but we just made a million mistakes."
Arlington led 6-2 after the first quarter and 20-9 at halftime, but scored only 11 second-half points.
Kilby said the Honkers (2-4) showed their inexperience. He added that most of the time Arlington had three freshmen in the lineup.
"We got rattled and started throwing the ball away," he said.
Bickleton's Anne Hess led all scorers with 24 points.
Jennifer Dale, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored eight points to lead Arlington.
Union 36, Riverside 34
BOARDMAN - Union scored a 36-34 girls basketball victory Saturdayand handed Riverside its first loss in five games.
Jana Brotherton sank a game-winning basket at the buzzer to break a 34-34 tie and give the Bobcats the non-league win
Riverside, which shot only 15 of 71 from the floor, got a game-tying bucket from Heather Roglestad, but was unable to force overtime as Brotherton was found open under the basket.
Roglestad led the Pirates with 10 points while Kallin Prince led Union with 14.
Cove 54, Stanfield 33
IMBLER - Stanfield's girls basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start in the third-place game with Cove, falling 54-33 in the Imbler Tournament Saturday.
"I thought we came out a little flat," Stanfield coach Nathan Williams said.
Cove was led in scoring by K.J. Mann's 11 points and Kim Davis led Stanfield (2-2) with 17.