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PREP BASKETBALL: Buckaroos earn first win

East Oregonian

Published on December 5, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 5, 2017 11:02PM


For the second straight game, the Pendleton girls basketball team came out of the gates playing slow and faced a 14-point deficit at halftime. However, after Saturday’s comeback attempt fell just short, the Buckaroos put together a better comeback in the second half on Tuesday and earned a 56-48 victory over Southridge (WA) in Kennewick.

Pendleton trailed Southridge 30-16 at halftime and was challenged by coach Kevin Porter to come out in the second half and play a better brand of basketball, which they did. Jaiden Lemberger scored all of her game-high 15 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds for a double-double to pace the Buckaroos (1-2). Rylee Gentner and Maureen Davies contributed 11 points apiece to help the Buckaroos’ second half surge, where they outscored the Suns (1-3) 40-18.

“They took it up on themselves and played hard and clawed back in it,” Porter said. “There is never any quit in these girls and that’s good to see.”

Pendleton next plays at Walla Walla (WA) on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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PHS 7 9 20 20 — 56

SHS 15 15 8 10 — 48

PENDLETON — J. Lemberger 15, R. Gentner 11, M. Davies 11, S. Spriet 8, H. Kiele 8, N. Nevue 2, H. Porter 1.

SOUTHRIDGE — E. Ball 10, B. Brisbois 9, A. Griffith 8, B. Ball 6, A. Mendez 5, S. Sanders 5, P. Santos 4, C. Chavez 1.

3-pointers — PHS 2, SHS 3. Free throws — PHS 13-24, SHS 9-21. Fouls — PHS 21 (Gentner), SHS 23 (Ball, Brisbois).

IRRIGON 48, WESTON-MCEWEN 40 — At Irrigon, Ana Zacarias and Jada Burns helped their Knights defeat the Weston-McEwen TigerScots for the second time in four days, this time by a 48-40 score on Tuesday evening.

Zacarias and Burns both scored game-high 14 points for the Knights (4-0) and Alyia Munoz pitched in eight points. Chelsea Quaempts led the TigerScots (1-3) with 13 points, while Katie Vescio and Alyssa Finifrock each had eight.

Irrigon next plays Imbler in the Heppner Tournament on Friday at 3 p.m.. Weston-McEwen plays King’s Way Christian Friday at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Tournament in Mt. Angel.

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W-M 7 12 13 8 — 40

IHS 8 13 16 11 — 48

WESTON-MCEWEN — C. Quaempts 13, K. Vescio 8, A. Finifrock 8, A. Coffman 6, J. Lambert 2, Hear 2, T. Burke, McIntyre, Davis, Moses.

IRRIGON — A. Zacarias 14, J. Burns 14, A. Munoz 8, K. Wyant 5, N. Romero 3, O. Luna 2, T. Davis 2, B. Rice.

3-pointers — W-M 0, IHS 2. Free throws — W-M 10-13, IHS 8-15.

PILOT ROCK 49, HELIX 33 — At Pilot Rock, six players scored at least five points for Pilot Rock as it defeated Helix on Tuesday evening to stay unbeaten on the season.

“We played a very balanced game,” Pilot Rock coach Dan Deist said. “All girls were very in-tune and it was all around a good game.”

Kayla Deist and Lilie Brewer led the Rockets (3-0) with nine points, while Grace Austin had eight, Sara Weinke seven, Rhyanne Oates six and Kaitelyn Evans five. Annie Wood led the Grizzles (1-3) with nine points and Charmayne Bennett had eight.

Pilot Rock next plays Riverside at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Umatilla. Helix plays at Enterprise on Friday at 6 p.m.

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GHS 6 8 11 8 — 33

PR 13 11 14 11 — 49

HELIX — A. Wood 9, C. Bennett 8, S. Wilson 5, A. Krol 4, E. Fehrenbacker 3, H. Christman 2, K. Harper 2.

PILOT ROCK — K. Deist 9, L. Brewer 9, G. Austin 8, S. Weinke 7, R. Oates 6, K. Evans 5, B. Howland 3, B. Baleztina 2.

3-pointers — GHS 4, PR 4. Free throws — GHS 3-7, PR 3-13. Fouls — GHS 10, PR 12.

WAITSBURG (WA) 38, MAC-HI 35 — At Waitsburg, Washington, the Mac-Hi Pioneers were outscored 18-7 in the fourth quarter as Waitsburg stole a three-point win on Tuesday night.

“It was back-and-forth the whole game, both teams were pretty evenly matched,” Mac-Hi coach Brooke Garton said. “It wasn’t the prettiest game we’ve played, we had a lot of turnovers, but we hung in there.”

Brianna Hernandez led the Pioneers (0-3) with 11 points and Kayla Casillas added seven. Chloe Pearson led Waitsburg with 11.

Mac-Hi (0-3) next plays Stanfield on Thursday in Umatilla at 3:30 p.m.

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MHS 8 7 13 7 — 35

WHS 9 8 3 18 — 38

MAC-HI — B. Hernandez 11, K. Casillas 7, M. Yensen 5, S. Earls 4, B. Jones 3, M. Martinez 2, H. Hair 2, A. Castillo 1.

WAITSBURG — C. Pearson 11, A. Sandau 8, D. Williams 7, T. Jones 6, K. Miller 6, T. Larsen 1.

3-pointers — MHS 1, WHS 1. Free throws — MHS 12-26, WHS 12-22. Fouls — MHS 20 (Hernandez, Yensen fouled out), WHS 18 (Pearson fouled out).

Boys Basketball

IRRIGON 72, WESTON-MCEWEN 33 — At Irrigon, Johnny Phillips scored a game-high 20 points to help Irrigon defeat Weston-McEwen for the second time in four days on Tuesday evening.

Behind Phillips, Eric Carillo finished with 11 points and Keith Fleming finished with 10 to lead the Knights (4-0). Brett Speed and Parker Munck led the TigerScots (1-3) with 10 points apiece.

Irrigon next plays Imbler on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Heppner. Weston-McEwen plays Salem Academy on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel.

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W-M 7 12 8 6 — 33

IHS 20 21 23 8 — 72

WESTON-MCEWEN — B. Speed 10, P. Munck 10, G. Smith 8, D. Cain 3, J. Speed 2.

IRRIGON — J. Phillips 20, E. Carillo 11, K. Fleming 10, L. Carillo 8, D. Vera 7, A. Roa 7, L. Covarrubia 3, J. Sandoval 3, A. Gomez 2, P. Holcomb, D. Telles, P. Bevington.

3-pointers — W-M 2, IHS 6. Free throws — W-M 9-17, IHS 6-8. Fouls — W-M 10, IHS 17.

PILOT ROCK 63, HELIX 19 — At Pilot Rock, Bryson Pierce continued his fast start to the season as his 22 points helped Pilot Rock beat Helix in non-league action on Tuesday.

Pierce has now scored at least 20 points in all three games to start the season for the Rockets (3-0). Levi Thieme, Chris Weinke and Bodie Key all scored eight points to help boost the Rockets as well. Eli Sprenger led the Grizzlies (0-3) with 10 points.

Pilot Rock next plays Riverside on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Umatilla. Helix plays at Enterprise on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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GHS 2 6 6 5 — 19

PR 26 17 12 8 — 63

HELIX — E. Sprenger 10, P. Brower 3, L. Davis 2, M. McBee 2, B. Fairchild 2.

PILOT ROCK — B. Pierce 22, L. Thieme 8, C. Weinke 8, B. Key 8, R. Lankford 7, A. Drake 4, C. Munkers 4, L. Weinke 2.

3-pointers — GHS 1, PR 2. Free throws — GHS 2-6, PR 5-13. Fouls — GHS 13, PR 11.

BAKER 92, STANFIELD 41 — At Baker City, the young Stanfield Tigers were sent home with a tough loss on Tuesday night, falling to the Baker Bulldogs in non-league action.

Eduardo Nunez scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (1-4) and Brody Woods added 13.

Stanfield next plays Arlington on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Umatilla.

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SHS 5 11 15 10 — 41

BHS 21 18 30 23 — 92

STANFIELD — E. Nunez 16, B. Woods 13.

BAKER — K. Sand 20, C. Osborn 14, D. Story 13.

3-pointers — SHS 2, BHS 6. Free throws — SHS 7-16, BHS 14-22. Fouls — SHS 18, BHS 16.



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