Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, March 06, 1996, Page SEVEN, Image 7

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    Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, March 6, 1996
Lady Cards bring home trophy from Baker City
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Lady Cards show the trophy
Lady Cards celebrate
The lone crowd cheers on their team
Melissa McElligott gets the nets
Number One
Cardinal players named all stars
Three lone players were
named to the state basketball
tournament all star team last
weekend in Baker City.
Melissa McElligott and Suzy
Heideman were placed on the
first team for the girls, and
Luke Swanson made second
team all tournament.
The lone Lady Cards used
defensive pressure and a run-
run offense to defeat the defen­
ding state 1A basketball
champs 60-46, and claim the
state title for their own Satur­
day in Baker City.
The Cards tenacious defense
forced the number one ranked,
and defending state champs,
the Powers Cruisers, to turn
the ball over 27 times on the
road to defeat.
lone's leading scorer Melissa
McElligott knocked down 30
points, and teammate Dawn
Boor added another 10 and four
steals to contribute to the win
and enable the Lady Cards to
bring home the state champion­
It was lone's strategy to run
the ball and tire out Power's
6-foot 5-inch center and leading
scorer, Jenny Mowe.
Mowe still scored 28 points to
lead the Cruisers, but it wasn't
enough as the Cards also got 10
points from Suzy Heideman,
four from Laree Anderson, and
two each from Stephanie
Haguewood, Niki Sullivan,
and Tori Odinet.
The game was
as close as
the score would indicate, as the
teams went to the locker room
with Powers up by four, 29-25,
but lone came back strong in
the second half, especially the
fourth quarter where they
outscored the Cruisers, 21-8, to
walk away with the victory.
first team
Luke Swanson (striped shirt) made second team
Melissa McElligott slips one under 6’5" Jenny Mowe
We did it!