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BASKETBALL: Webb, Garcia lead Vikings to victory

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Published on December 18, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 18, 2017 10:09PM


On Saturday, the Umatilla Vikings’ hot start to the season hit a bump in the road with its first loss of the season. However, the Vikings were back to their winning ways on Monday evening, thumping the Heppner Mustangs 67-43 in Heppner.

For the Vikings (7-1) Kaden Webb scored 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting and dished out six assists, and Sebastian Garcia also netted 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. The duo combined to hit all eight of Umatilla’s made 3-pointers in the game. Seth Cranston also reached double digits with 10 points.

Umatilla shot 45 percent from the floor in the game, while its defense held Heppner to just 22 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.

Tyler Carter led the Mustangs (2-5) with 14 points, Justin McAninch added 10 points and Wyatt Steagall finished with seven points.

UP NEXT

Heppner travels to Echo on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Umatilla hosts Pilot Rock on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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UHS 20 20 18 9 — 67

HHS 7 13 15 8 — 43

UMATILLA — K. Webb 16, S. Garcia 16, S. Cranston 10, C. De Loera 6, Garland-Cook 5, U. Garcia 4, T. Durfey 3, M. Garcilazo 3, Holford 2, Hartung 2.

HEPPNER — T. Carter 14, J. McAninch 10, W. Steagall 7, B. Wolters 4, L. Burright 3, H. Nichols 2, A. Lindsay 2, G. McCurry 1.

3-pointers — UHS 8, HHS 2. Free throws — UHS 9-16, HHS 15-24.

IRRIGON 74, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 50 — At Irrigon, Johnny Phillips scored a season-best 33 points as he helped the Knights remain unbeaten on the season with a win over Liberty Christian on Monday.

“We focused on getting the ball inside to him, that’s about all that was working tonight,” Irrigon coach Davy Salas said.

Behind Phillips, Eric Carillo scored 12 points for the Knights (8-0) while Adrian Roa had nine and Keith Fleming had eight.

UP NEXT

Irrigon heads to Mac-Hi on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

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LC 11 11 18 10 — 50

IHS 16 20 14 24 — 74

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — N. Shupe 17, N. Hayden 14, R. Sullivan 9, N. Olsen 6, B. Weston 2, G. McClure 2.

IRRIGON — J. Phillips 33, E. Carillo 12, A. Roa 9, K. Fleming 8, A. Gomez 4, J. Sandoval 2, L. Covarrubia 2.

3-pointers — LC 2, IHS 2. Free throws — LC 8-10, IHS 14-20. Fouls — LC 21, IHS 13.

Girls Basketball

HEPPNER 58, UMATILLA 33 — At Heppner, the Mustangs defended their home court with a big win over the Umatilla Vikings on Monday night in non-league action.

Jacee Currin led the Mustangs (5-2) with a game-high 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, adding four rebounds and three assists. Sydney Wilson added 11 points and both Morgan Correa and Madison Combe pitched in six points for Heppner.

Devina Monreal led the Vikings (3-5) with seven points on 2-of-3 shooting and 3-of-5 from the free throw line, while Lauryn Journot, Nancy Ortiz and Katelyn Lorence each had six points for the Vikings. Umatilla shot a solid 39 percent for the game, but was hurt by 29 turnovers, 20 of which came in the first half.

UP NEXT

Heppner visits Echo on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Umatilla hosts Pilot Rock on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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UHS 5 8 8 12 — 33

HHS 18 13 23 4 — 58

UMATILLA — D. Monreal 7, L. Journot 6, N. Ortiz 6, K. Lorence 6, C. Alvarez 4, L. Leon-Leon 2, P. Picker 2.

HEPPNER — J. Currin 19, S. Wilson 11, M. Correa 6, M. Combe 6, J. Mahoney 5, S. Grant 4, K. Gray 4, J. McCullough 2, M. Ashbeck 1.

3-pointers — UHS 1, HHS 0. Free throws — UHS 10-19, HHS 16-23. Fouls — UHS 19, HHS 20.

IRRIGON 45, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 28 — At Irrigon, Kyle Wyant scored 12 points and Olivia Luna finished with 10 as the Knights thumped Liberty Christian (WA) on Monday evening.

The Knights (8-1) got off to a hot start and had shots falling while the Patriots struggled to get anything going the first two quarters.

After the break, Liberty Christian found somewhat of a rhythm but it was too little too late and despite poor shooting from Irrigon, the Knights sailed away with the nearly 20-point victory.

UP NEXT

Irrigon visits Mac-Hi on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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LC 2 2 8 16 — 28

IHS 15 11 9 10 — 45

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — M. Goodwin 16, E. Reed 4, K. Steele 4, H. Bush 2, D. Erlenbush 2.

IRRIGON — K. Wyant 12, O. Luna 10, J. Burns 6, M. Bowman 5, T. Davis 3, A. Munoz 3, A. Zacarias 2, N. Romero 2, E. Carrillo 2.

3-pointers — LC 2, IHS 1. Free throws — LC 6-12, IHS 8-13. Fouls — LC 15, IHS 14.



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