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PREP ROUNDUP: Rockets host weekend tournament, open with big win

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Published on December 15, 2017 12:01AM

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Pilot Rock’s Riley Lankford shoots the ball in the Rockets’ ??-?? win against/loss to Enterprise on Friday in Pilot Rock.

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Pilot Rock’s Bryson Pierce and Enterprise’s Dylan Marr go up for a rebound in the Rockets’ ??-?? win against/loss to the Outlaws on Friday in Pilot Rock.

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Pilot Rock’s Chris Weinke drives the ball surrounded by Enterprise’s Jimmy Wells (10), Brett Greenshields (32) and Rylie Hayward in the Rockets’ ??-?? win against/loss to the Outlaws on Friday in Pilot Rock.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris Pilot Rock’s Chris Weinke drives the ball surrounded by Enterprise’s Jimmy Wells (10), Brett Greenshields (32) and Rylie Hayward in the Rockets’ ??-?? win against/loss to the Outlaws on Friday in Pilot Rock.

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Pilot Rock’s Kaitelyn Evans grabs rebound over Enterprise’s Karli Bedard on Friday in the Rockets’ 38-34 loss to the Outlaws in Pilot Rock.

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Pilot Rock’s Sara Weinke gets tangles up with Enterprise’s Lexie Gassetton on Friday in the Rockets’ 38-34 loss to the Outlaws in Pilot Rock.

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Pilot Rock’s Kayla Deist drives on Enterprise’s Gracie Carlsen on Friday in the Rockets’ 38-34 loss to the Outlaws in Pilot Rock.

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Enterprise’s Brett Greenshields blocks a shot from Pilot Rock’s Bryson Pierce in the Rockets’ ??-?? win against/loss to the Outlaws on Friday in Pilot Rock.

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PILOT ROCK — The Pilot Rock Rockets started out their season as good as any team could. They were riding a five-game winning streak going into the second weekend of December. That’s when the Rockets dropped back-to-back games.

But Pilot Rock was able to turn things around the first day of the tournament it’s hosting with a 52-37 (5-2) victory over Enterprise.

The Rockets were led by senior captain Chris Weinke, who notched a game-high 20 points. Weinke’s counterpart, senior captain Bryson Pierce, chipped in 13 of his own.

“They played well, under control basketball,” head coach Eric Smidt said.

Smidt also praised the Rockets’ defensive efforts as Pilot Rock held the Outlaws (3-3) to single-digit quarters in the first half.

Weinke and Pierce’s efforts go beyond just being the top scorers, as Smidt said they are mostly likely averaging double-doubles.

For Enterprise, junior Dylan Marr knocked down a team-high 11 points.

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EHS 5 9 10 13 — 37

PR 11 13 12 16 — 52

ENTERPRISE — D. Marr 11, J. Even 8, R. Hayward 8, J. Wells 4, B. Locke 2, R. Masters 2, C. Bathke 1, B. Greenshields 1.

PILOT ROCK — C. Weinke 20, B. Pierce 13, L. Weinke 4, R. Lankford 4, B. Key 2, A. Drake 1, C. Munkers 1.

3-pointers — EHS 7, PR 2. Free throws — EHS 4-6, PR 24-35. Fouls — EHS 20, PR 12.

NIXYAAWII 86, WALLOWA 40 — At Mission, Noah Enright scored a game-high 21 points as Nixyaawii earned its first league win of the season by thumping Wallowa on Friday evening.

Four Golden Eagles (5-1, 1-0) in all finished in double figures, with Deven Barkley adding 17 points, Quanah Picard adding 12 and Mick Schimmel with 11. Christopher Nobles led Wallowa (4-3, 0-1) with 19 points.

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WHS 8 11 8 10 — 40

NCS 31 22 17 12 — 86

WALLOWA — C. Nobles 19, M. Moore 7, W. Prince 6, S. Hilliard 2, R. Hafer 2, C. Goebel 2, F. DeVore 2.

NIXYAAWII — N. Enright 21, D. Barkley 17, Q. Picard 12, M. Schimmel 11, Moses Moses 5, D. Sigo 5, T. Burns 4, L. Ortega 3, Magi Moses 2, R. Bronson 2, L. Penney 2.

3-pointers — WHS 1, NCS 6. Free throws — WHS 5-12, NCS 12-18. Fouls — WHS 15, NCS 10.

UMATILLA 83, GERVAIS 51 — At Amity, Kaden Webb and Trent Durfey paced the Umatilla Vikings to their sixth consecutive win as they defeated Gervais on Friday night at the Amity Warrior Classic.

Webb had a game-high 19 points and added 10 assists for the Vikings (6-0), while Durfey pitched in 16 points and nine rebounds. Seth Cranston, Sebastian Garcia (10) and Jakeb Cook (10) all finished in double figures as well. Elvis Vallejo led Gervais (1-5) with 16 points.

Umatilla plays the host Amity in the tournament championship on Saturday.

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UHS 27 25 14 17 — 83

GHS 10 17 9 15 — 51

UMATILLA — K. Webb 19, T. Durfey 16, S. Cranston 13, S. Garcia 10, J. Cook 10, G. Armenta 5, M. Garcilazo 2, U. Garcia 2, N. Holford 2, S. Hartung 2, C. DeLoera 2.

GERVAIS — E. Vallejo 16, P. Villegas 13, A. Kalugin 9, N. Zarhkoff 5, A. Tarula 5, , X. Ramon 3.

3-pointers — UHS 7, GHS 7. Free throws — UHS 4-11, GHS 8-12. Fouls — UHS 14, GHS 11.

STANFIELD 54, ELGIN 31 — Things finally clicked for Stanfield as the Tigers hosted the Elgin Huskies on Friday. After coming off of two close wins, the Tigers were finally able to pull ahead of their competition and defeat Elgin 54-31.

“We finally put together a complete game,” head coach Devin Bailey said. “It was amazing.”

Senior Brody Woods led the Tigers (4-5) with 19 points. For the Huskies (4-1), senior Brandon Howes and junior Brandon Caldwell were the top scorers after finishing with eight points a piece.

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EHS 5 9 11 6 — 31

SHS 15 13 11 15 — 54

ELGIN — B. Howes 8, B. Caldwell 8, I. Smith 6, J. Palmer 3, C. Lathrop 3, I. Adams 2, D. Larman 1.

STANFIELD — B. Woods 19, E. Nunez 17, E. Esquivel 9, B. Bailey 6, R. Orozco 2, M. Sanchez 1.

3-pointers — EHS 4, SHS 2. Free throws — EHS 3-8, SHS 8-12. Fouls — EHS 16, SHS 11.

MAC-HI 58, CONDON/WHEELER 51 — There was plenty of action happening at Pilot Rock on Friday. To open the tournament, Mac-Hi took on Condon/Wheeler and it came down to the wire. The Pioneers snuck away with a 58-51 victory over the Knights.

For Condon/Wheeler, it came down to a lack of exectution.

“Very poor shooting night,” head coach Tanner McIntosh said. “Finished up shooting 33-percent. Kids played hard and gave themselves a chance in the end.”

But the Knights (3-2) couldn’t outlast the Pioneers (6-1), who picked up their second consecutive win.

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CONDON/WHEELER — B. Harrison 17, T. Homer 10, H. Winslow 9, J. Hoover 8, C. Johnson 7.

GIRLS basketball

ENTERPRISE 38, PILOT ROCK 34 — Entering Friday’s game against Enterprise, the Pilot Rock Rockets knew they would be facing a tough test.

The girls entered the season hot with a three-game winning streak but then sandwiched a pair of wins with two losses.

The Enterprise Outlaws gave the Rockets their second straight loss to move their record to 5-1 on the season.

The Outlaws were led by junior Karli Bedard but she wasn’t the only player Pilot Rock had to look out for.

“It was a great game,” Rockets head coach Dan Deist said. “Enterprise is a well-coached team, with long tall athletes.”

While Deist praised both team’s defensive efforts, it was Enterprise who had the advantage after holding the Rockets (5-3) to only 19 points through three quarters.

The Rockets will be looking for revenge when they travel to Enterprise next week.

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EHS 6 10 7 15 — 38

PR 8 5 6 15 — 24

ENTERPRISE — K. Bedard 9, A. Gray 7, A. Exon 7, R. Gray 6, G. Carlsen 4, R. Christmas 4, L. Gassett 1.

PILOT ROCK — G. Austin 8, K. Deist 8, B. Baleztina 6, S. Weinke 5, K. Evans 4, R. Oates 3.

3-pointers — EHS 1, PR 2. Free throws — EHS 7-18, PR 12-25. Fouls — EHS 21, PR 18.

NIXYAAWII 92, WALLOWA 26 — The Nixyaawii Eagles had no problems defending their home court Friday. Nixyaawii ran away with a 92-26 win over the visiting Wallowa Cougars.

Every Eagle (5-0) got playing time and all but two scored to get Nixyaawii close to the century mark for the first time this season.

Senior Mary Stewart led all scorers with 27 points for Nixyaawii. Fellow senior Milan Schimmel chipped in 22. Schimmel also led the team in assists (six) and junior Ermia Butler had a team-best seven rebounds.

The Cougars (2-4) got little, if nothing, going against the Eagles, and were held to single digits all four quarters. Nixyaawii played great defense, head coach Jeremy Maddern said, and ended the beating with 23 steals.

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NIX 39 25 24 4 — 92

WHS 9 6 5 6 — 26

NIXYAAWII — M. Stewart 27, M. Schimmel 22, E. Looney 13, K. Mountain Chief 8, E. Butler 6, L. Moses 6, T. Van Pelt 4, K. Melton 4, T. Melton 2, M. Kiena 2.

WALLOWA — G. Pendarvis 6, R. Ferre 6, A. Young 5, S. Tillery 4, R. Goller 3, J. Johnson 2.

3-pointers — NIX 11, WHS 0. Free throws — NIX 7-8, WHS 3-4. Fouls — NIX 7, WHS 6.

MAC-HI 48, CONDON/WHEELER 25 — At the Pilot Rock Tournament, Mac-Hi followed an impressive first-quarter performance with three more dominate outings to defeat Condon/Wheeler 48-25.

“It was back and forth the entire first quarter,” Mac-Hi head coach Brooke Garton said, “but we kept at it and started to gain a lead in the second quarter.”

The Pioneers (2-6) momentum continued into the second half, and they were able to come away with their second win of the season. Leading the squad was senior Brianna Hernandez with a game-high 20 points.

“The girls played well as a team tonight, taking care to pass to each other to get good shots,” Garton said.

The Knights’ (0-5) struggled to keep up with their first-quarter performance, and committed 32 turnovers and scored in the single digits en route to their fifth consecutive loss. Senior captain Annika Rietmann led the team with eight points.

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M-H 15 12 10 11 — 48

C/W 12 5 3 5 — 25

MAC-HI — B. Hernandez 20, J. Hernandez 6, S. Earls 6, B. Jones 5, C. Breeding 3, H. Hair 4, A. Castillo 2, Yensen 1, B. Garcia 1.

CONDON/WHEELER — A. Rietmann 8, Jaeger 7, Mode 4, A. Carnine 4, L. Clark 2.

3-pointers — M-H 6, C/W 2. Free throws — M-H 6-10, C/W 3-12. Fouls — M-H 12, C/W 11.

HELIX 36, ECHO 28 — In Helix, the Grizzlies picked up only their second win of the season after defeating Echo 36-28.

The Cougars (2-3) had a slow start, and finally broke out in the fourth quarter but it was too little too late as the Grizzlies (2-4) had already built up their lead.

Senior Emma Fehrenbacker led Helix with 18 points — the only Grizzly to score in double digits.

For Echo, senior Marti Huff outscored everybody on the court with a game-high 18 points.

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EHS 6 4 8 10 — 28

HLX 12 5 6 13 — 36

ECHO — M. Huff 18, T. Skillman 4, R. McCarty 4, Parks 2.

HELIX — E. Fehrenbacker 11, A. Wood 8, K. Mize 5, S. Wilson 4, C. Bennett 4, A. Krol 2, H. Christman 2.

3-pointers — EHS 2, HLX 1. Free throws — EHS 0-0, HLX 11-24. Fouls — EHS 18, HLX 5.

ELGIN 49, STANFIELD 40 — To open the Stanfield Tournament, the Tigers got off to a good start against the visiting Elgin Huskies. The teams were neck-in-neck after the first quarter with Elgin holding a narrow one-point lead, 15-14. But a slow second quarter stopped both teams momentum and after coming out of the half, the Tigers lost their chance at opening the weekend with a win.

Elgin claimed a 49-40 victory after holding Stanfield to a scoreless third quarter.

The Tigers (0-9) needed to rally in the fourth quarter, and scored 21 points in an effort to come back but the final buzzer sounded before Stanfield could come close to the Huskies (4-2).

Sophomore Kendra Hart led the Tigers with 28 points. For Elgin, senior Hannah McClure was its top scorer with 13 points.

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EHS 15 7 20 7 — 49

SHS 14 5 0 21 — 40

ELGIN — H. McClure 13, T. Noble 9, Ja. Palmer 7, Jo. Palmer 7, K. Evans 7, T. Anderson 4, S. Baker 2.

STANFIELD — K. Hart 28, S. Sharp 6, A. Griffin 2, A. Carrillo 2, J. Wallace 2.

3-pointers — EHS 1, SHS 4. Free throws — EHS 12-20, SHS 4-7. Fouls — EHS 11, SHS 14.

Wrestling

TRI-STATE TOURNAMENT — Hermiston crossed the border for a weekend at the Tri-State Tournament in Idaho, and fared well on the first day of competition.

Aiden Villareal (145 pounds) and Joey Gutierrez (195 pounds) both advanced to the semifinals in their respective weight classes on Friday. Gutierrez won two matches by decision and one by fall, and Villareal won two by decision, one by major decision and one by fall. Several Bulldogs remain alive in the consolation bracket as well.

Action picks back up on Saturday.

ECHO AT TWIN FALLS — At Twin Falls, Idaho, the Echo Cougars wrapped up Day 1 of the Wiley Dobbs Invitational on Friday night with only one wrestler left in contention for a title.

Kenny Bevan won three matches on Friday, all by fall to reach the semifinals at 195 pounds. His first two victories both came within the first 30 seconds of the match, and his quarterfinal win came at the 2:23 mark.

Mychael Pointer was ousted from contention in the 145-pound quarterfinals by a 7-4 decision and then lost in the consolation round by fall. Hayden Hilliard was ousted in the consolation round at 138 pounds as well.















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