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Page 1 6 ~P~I~T~ - December 17, 2008 Boys beat S. Umpqua, Eagle Point to win hoops tourney By Dick Oglesby For The New Era The boys basketball varsity team won the Phoenix Tournament over the weekend, beating South Umpqua and Eagle Point. Sweet Home 81, S. Umpqua 46 The Huskies played South Umpqua Friday, using pressure on defense to create and take advantage of turnovers to jump out to a 39-27 lead by halftime. Coach Kostanty Knurowski praised his team's defense in the game, especially in the fourth quarter. He said Sweet Home's "constant pressure or push was very confusing and caused many playmaking opportunities" for his team and pulled the Huskies together." He said the Huskies' shooting percentage was "very good" and he was Impressed with the way they shared the ball in scoring and working as a team. Drew Emmert led the scoring with 17 points. Gavin Kauffman. 16; Levi Marchbanks. 15: Josh Riggs, 12: Brent Mayer, seven; John Webb and Ryan Graville. five each; Jerome Coleman, three; and Brock Cota with one point. Sweet Home 15 24 26 16 - 81 S. Umpqua 10 17 10 9 -46 Sweet Home 52, Eagle Point 38 Against Eagle Point on Saturday, the Huskies pulled away in the second period after leading 11-8 at the first-quarter buzzer, taking a 23-15 advantage into the locker room. They never let up, outscoring the 5A-division Eagles throughout the rest of the game. Knurowski credited the win to good defense. "We did not shoot well," he said. "I was very pleased with the team's performance in both games, winning all eight quarters for the two games." Gavin Kauffman led the scoring with 15 points, with Ryan Graville adding 12. Josh Riggs nine, Drew Emmert six, Brent Mayer and Levi Marchbanks four each and Jerome Coleman with 2. Three players were named to the all-tournament team: Brent Mayer. Gavin Kauffman and Ryan Graville. The Huskies are scheduled to host Elmira at 7 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Sweet Home 11 12 15 14 - 52 Eagle Point 8 7 13 10 - 38 lapp -lohdays These Sweet Home Merchants wish to say thank you for your patronage. Visit their business to enter their drawing! Husky girls make progress but come up empty in 3 games Junction City, winning one game but losing to Stayton in the finals. Coach John Barnes. who has shuttled players up and down from JV to varsity in order to maximize everyone's playing time. said it was a productive week. especially at the defensive end. The Huskies are shifting in and out of man defense By Ken Roberts For The New Era Sweet Home's girls' basketball team continued to make strides in a three-game week but still came up empty-handed, losing to Creswell. Yamhill-Carlton. and Estacada. The junior varsity team also played in a Saturday tournament at '/-lap.py 9-1ofidays Enter To, Win $10 towards a Name: Phone: ,~ I Drawing to be held Man. Dec. 22nd. 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"We like to watch the shot instead of blocking out. But they are getting better at realizing the positive effect of blocking out." After two days of needed practice time, Sweet Home faces appy ol days Enter To, Win A Free Ham Name: Phone: Drawing to be held Man. Dec. 22nd.. One entry per person. Drop By: UMPQUA BANK 1890 Main Street q-lapp3/q-lo day s .Enter To Win A Free Ham Name: Phone: Drawing to be held Man. Dec. 22nd. One entry per person. :~ Drop By: Sweet Home Funeral Chapel 1890 Main Street q4"appy 9-/-o qdays Enter To: Win A FreeHam Name: Phone: Drawing to be held Man. Dec. 22nd. One entry per person. . Drop By: FARMERS INSURANCE Craig Fentiman-Agent 3037 Main Street q4appy q-(o haCa y s Enter To Win A Free Ham Name: Phone: Drawing to be held Men. Dec. 22nd. One entry per oerson. Drop By: THE NEW ERA 1313 Main Street another busy schedule, with Sisters on the road Wednesday, undefeated Gladstone at home on Friday, and then another road game at Elmira. Cresweli 49, Sweet Home 28 Creswell opened strong and continued to gradually pull away more each quarter. Paige Niemi and Jenny Hamn, who also led the Huskies with eight points, put together some high numbers in the rebounding column. Rylee Cole added six points to the Sweet Home effort. Sweet Home 8 8 5 7-28 Creswell 16 13 11 9 - 49 Sweet Home: Hamn 8, Cole 6, Cuilla 4, Makin 3, Niemi 2, Whitfield 2, Davis 2, Yost 1 Creswelh Tigue 16, Magathan 10, Gabrio 9, McClanahan 4, Brummett 3, Schmidt 3, McMahon 2, Geil 2 Yamhill-Carlton 45, SH 18 Yamhill shut out the Huskies 14-0 in the first quarter and held them scoreless until Brianna Yost sank a free throw with 3:17 to go m the second quarter. The Tigers used a 2-1 advantage in rebounds to gain more opportunities to score. After the slow start, the Huskies kept the margin much closer. Devyn Makin and Niemi led Husky scorers with 5 while Niemi also led Sweet Home in rebounds and steals. Sweet Home 0 5 7 6- 18 Y-C 14 10 11 10 - 45 Sweet Home: Maktn 5, Niemi 5, Hamn 3, Whitfield 2, Trewin 2, Yost 1 Y-C: Webb 12, Anderson 8, Findley 6, Bellwood 15, Larson 4, Fox 3, Adams 2, Harder 2, Jensen 2 Estacada 32, Sweet Home 21 Sweet Home put together a strong defensive effort , led by Devyn Makin's four steals, to hold down the Rangers' offense. but shooting woes and Estacada's offensive rebounds once again affected the outcome of the contest. Hamn was the most productive Husky with a double- double in scoring and rebounding with 11 points, seven at the free throw line. and 10 rebounds. Annie Whitfield tallied six points for Sweet Home. including five straight in the fourth quarter in which the Huskies outscored the Rangers 8-5. Sweet Home 3 5 5 8-21 Estacada 10 9 8 5-32 Sweet Home: Hamn 11, Whitfield 6, Niemi 2 Cuilla 1, Rubidoux 1 Estacada: Swier 7, M.Feldman 6, Kammeyer 5, Arreger 5, Adamson 3, S.Alradhi 2, J.Feldman 2, Williams 1, N.Alradhi 1 t