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    Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Friday, Jan. 8
January 6, 2016
Grant Union basketball @
Union in Union, JV games
begin at 3 p.m., followed
by varsity
Grant Union
vs. Burnt
River in
Monument, girls 6 p.m./
boys 7:30 p.m.
Long Creek
Prairie City
vs. Harper/
in Prairie
City, girls 6
7:30 p.m.
Prairie City
Grant Union
wrestling @
Duals in
starts at 5
Saturday, Jan. 9
Grant Union basketball
vs. Elgin in John Day, JV
games begin at 1 p.m.
followed by varsity
Grant Union wrestling @
Riverside Duals in Board-
man, starts at 10 a.m.
Prairie City basketball
@ Long Creek/Ukiah
in Long Creek, 2 p.m.
girls/3:30 p.m. boys
Dayville/Monument bas-
ketball @ Harper/Hunting-
ton in Harper, girls 5 p.m.
(MT)/6:30 p.m. (MT)
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Defensive pressure from Grant Union players, including Kaylee Wright (15) Kori Pentzer (23), Jozie Rude (20), Whitney
McClellen (24) and Samantha Brock (3), left Enterprise player Riley Gray (31) with few options in Saturday’s game. The
Prospectors won the first league game of the season 61-34.
Lady Pros take down Enterprise Outlaws, 61-34
Boy Pros
team arrests
Outlaws in
77-39 win
Prospectors start 2016
with first league win
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY — The Grant Union
Prospector boys took control of their
¿ rst league game from the start, top-
pling the Enterprise Outlaws 77-39 last
While the Prospectors stayed on
top, leading 18-5 in the ¿ rst Tuarter and
34-18 in the second, they picked up the
pace in the ¿ nal period.
“I saw great improvement in the
second half, defensively and offensive-
ly,” said head coach Steve Speth. “We
moved the ball better and ¿ nished our
See PROS, Page A18
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY — The Grant Union Lady Pros-
pectors started league play Saturday, Jan. 2, on a
positive note — a 61-34 win over the Enterprise
The game, played at Grant Union, had a slow
start for the home team as the Lady Outlaws put
seven points on the board before the Prospectors
¿ red up.
As soon as Grant Union warmed up, they took
the lead and didn’t look back.
.ori Pent]er led the team in the ¿ rst Tuarter
with 13 points, followed by Heather Mosley with
5, Kaylee Wright 3 and Mariah Moulton 2.
The Prospectors led 21-10 in the ¿ rst and
closed out the second, 33-20.
Head coach Mark Mosley gave the Outlaws
credit for a competitive game.
“I call them a dangerous team,” he said. “They
can hang around — they’ve got size and shoot the
ball well.”
Grant Union also had their offensive game on,
and defense helped win the contest.
“We shot the ball really well tonight,” coach
Mosley said of his team. “We didn’t do a good job
on the boards tonight, rebounding — that’s some-
thing we’ve got to improve on.”
He added, “We emphasized deÀ ections tonight
on defense, and had 16 steals.”
Outlaw player Darby Gassett, a 5-foot-5 ju-
nior, scored two 3-pointers in the game.
Pentzer and Heather Mosley had one three-
point shot each.
Heather said she was happy with the night’s
“I thought we played really good defense and
shut them down inside,” she said. “It was a good
game, and it was fun.”
Last week, Dec. 28-30, Grant Union compet-
ed at the Central Linn Holiday Tournament in
Halsey, taking two wins and a loss for third place.
On day one of the tournament, the Prospectors
ran over Toledo, 66-15.
Then came their big test against the Monroe
The nail-biter had Grant Union taking a 57-59
“It was an awesome game to be involved in,”
coach Mosley said. “It was very intense, right to
the wire. As a game it could have gone either way
— it went extremely well.”
The Prospectors toppled Oakridge 66-30 in
their ¿ nal game.
Grant Union hosted the Burns Hilanders on
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Grant Union Prospector Kori Pentzer
(23, white and red) flies up to score
over the reach of Enterprise defense,
her teammate Kenzie Wilson (12) in the
action. Enterprise players are Eliza Irish
(23) and Ashley Exon (43).
Tuesday, past press time. On Friday, the Prospec-
tors travel to Union for a 6 p.m. game, and they
host Elgin on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The stats
GU girls vs. Enterprise
Kori Pentzer: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals
Kaylee Wright: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Heather Mosley: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Mariah Moulton: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals
Kenzie Wilson: 7 points, 2 steals
Jozie Rude: 1 point, 3 rebounds
Samantha Brock: 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Hailie Wright: 1 rebound
Panther teams fall in Badger basketball battle
Prairie City hosts Hornets
Friday in league play
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Grant Union Prospector Zack
Deiter lays in a shot under
pressure from the Enterprise
Outlaws in Saturday’s game.
PRAIRIE CITY — The Prairie City Panther girls and
boys teams each took a loss to Powder Valley in hoops ac-
tion Saturday.
The teams now look forward to their ¿ rst league games
Friday, as they host Harper/Huntington with girls varsity
beginning at 6 p.m.
The Prairie City girls lost Saturday 23-44 to a strong
Powder Valley push.
Head coach Penny Black said, while the Powder Valley
game was tough, her team didn’t back down.
“Powder Valley has some really athletic girls, and they
had a pretty ¿ erce press,” she said. “They knew if they pres-
sured us, they would get a lot of turnovers. We got a lot of
good shots in the paint, but they didn’t fall.”
Black said her team picked up their energy in the fourth.
“The girls didn’t give up,” she said.
The battle will only help Prairie City as they prepare to
host Harper/Huntington in their ¿ rst league game on Friday.
The Lady Panthers beat Harper/Huntington 35-33 earli-
er in the season at the Union Christmas Classic.
“In that game we played everyone, and I think we’ll play
them pretty strong,” Black said.
The Prairie City boys were defeated 45-63 last Saturday.
Panther boys head coach Jonathon Gill said his team
was hampered by the À u season.
“I want to commend those kids for coming together de-
spite some of the obstacles,” he said.
He said the game was back and forth for the most part,
but missing 11 of 15 free throws was the deciding factor in
the loss.
“We’re excited for league play for the rest of the season
Prairie City Panther Brianna Zweygardt (20)
moves upward for the tip in Saturday’s game
against Powder Valley.
— it now goes to another level,” he said. “Our goal is to be
one of the three teams to represent the High Desert League
for the state tournament.”
He added, “We have a great opportunity to reach our
goal, and it starts Friday night.”
The Prairie City teams travel to Long Creek on Saturday
to face Long Creek/Ukiah with the girls game beginning
at 2 p.m.
Contributed photos/Nancy Hitz
Prairie City Panther Ethan
Camarena battles in
Saturday’s game against
Powder Valley.