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Page 12 Hells Canyon Journal February 28, 1996 Huskies End Spartan Girls' Tournament Hopes Pine Eagle's varsity girls' basketball team reached the end of the line in its 1995-96 basketball campaign Satur- day night, with a 47-38 loss to the Elgin Huskies at the Dis- trict 8 2-A Basketball Tour- nament. The Spartans started strong, reeling off the first five points of the game, be- fore Elgin came on with a 10- 2 run of its own. Once they took the lead, the Huskies maintained a one- to three- point advantage until an Annie Godwin basket at the halftime buzzer put the Spar- tans back up by one, 26-25. Both teams appeared tight in the third quarter, as Elgin outscored Pine Eagle 6-4 in the period, giving the Hus- kies a one-point edge, 31-30. In the fourth quarter, Elgin's shooting touch began to return, while the Huskies' aggressive, half-court trap- ping defense forced Spartan turnovers, denied Pine Eagle the inside pass to Annie Godwin, and prevented the Spartans from getting high percentage shots. "I didn't like to see the sea- son end like that," admitted coach Chuck Peterson, "but that's part of what sports is about -- you learn to deal with the disappointment of losing as well as with the ec- stacy of winning." The loss to Elgin couldn't Photo by Steve aackslrom FAITHFUL FANS root on the Spartans in the Eastern Oregon State College fieldhouse. be called asurprise in their last six meetings with the Huskies, the Spartans have won only once. 'Tou have to give them [the Huskies] credit," Peterson commented. "It sure shows you that defense wins bas- ketball games." Both teams had unremark- able nights at the offensive end of the court. Pine Eagle connected on only 13 of 50 field goal attempts (26 per- cent), while Elgin put the ball down 17 times in 65 tries (26 percent). "This has been a great bunch of kids to work with," Peterson said. "I've really liked the way they support each other." Only four members of this year's varsity will return next year. For the six Spartan se- niors, Annie Godwin, Kim Stutzman, Cynthia Tucker, Pauli Elguezabal, Sandra McCoy and Alayna Bledsoe the game marked their end of their high school basketball careers. In the District finals, En- terprise prevailed over Elgin. Pine-Eagle 38 Elgin 47 Player FG FT R A S P L. Smith 2-119-16 7 0 0 2 P. Elguezabal 0-2 0-00 0 0 0 K. Stutzman 1-5 5-64 0 0 7 C. Rowen 0-2 0-04 1 I 0 C. Tucker 2-8 1-29 1 2 5 A. Godwin 7-16 1-1 14 1 0 15 J. Vaughan 3-9 3-86 0 0 9 A, Bledsoe 0-2 0-00 0 0 0 S. McCoy 0-1 0-01 0 0 0 M. Elguezabal 0-3 0-0 2 1 1 0 Pine-Eagle 11 15 4 8 38 Elgin 13 12 6 16 47 Wrestles at State Jake Sligar, the Spartans' sole representative at the State Wrestling Tournament at Oregon City, drew the un- enviable assignment of' tak- ing on the number one seed in the 217-pound weight class. Matched against Adam Thomas of Santiam Chris- tian, Sligar engaged Thomas in a spirited match, high- lighted by Thomas take- downs and Sligar reversals. Finally, Thomas' strength and experience proved too much for lone Spartan, and Jake was pinned by the even- tual 217-pound state champ.. Jake was also pinned in the second round of his see- ond mgW bY Clir n..I !i, " bdon, a serifor rr mShb H . PEHS Senior Gets Basketball Refs ' Scholarship Seniors Annie Godwin of Pine Eagle High School and Fred Spain ofLa Grande High .School are the recipients of $500 college scholarships awarded by the Northeast Oregon Basketball Officials Association. For several years, the as- sociation has awarded two scholarships for a male and female basketball player graduating from the 12 schools served by the associa- tion. The group covers Union and Wallowa counties and all of Baker County except Hun- tington. Each official in the association donates one game fee toward the scholarship fund. The scholarships are based on a combination of qualities athletic ability, scholastic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship. Scholarship applications are sent to area school counselors in January and collected by the associa- tion in early February. Re- cipients are chosen by a five- member committee. High Scores & Other Achievements at Halfway Bowl Monday Night Ladies' League Brenda Kuwahara 174 Betty Lindsay 171 Wednesday Afternoon Mixed League Leslie Ayhens 168 Chester Stewart 137 Wednesday Evening Mixed League Susan Sciarrino 160 Joe Sciarrino 170 Thursday Evening Men's League Allen Douglas 201 Roger Gulick 213-209 Saturday Afternoon Junior League Grades 1 - 3 Stephanie Bryan 98 Celine Sandoval 64 Grades 4 - 6 Ashley Bell 112 Karl Young 103 Jesse Thaeker 97 Libby Thomas 79 Nick Melchior 76 Lindsay Schudel 75 Thon Lisle 74 Grades 7 - 9 Derral Thomas ' - 99.avg. ....... --- -l'rhbIer's "Jdsh- McD6n'ald ............................................... ...... Josh-Endersby ..... Ot placed second at 217 pounds. JAKE SUGAR (right) at the District Wrestling Toumament. Jade Peer 69 avg.