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PREP ROUNDUP: McGlothan carries Pendleton to second straight win

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Published on December 20, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 20, 2017 10:11PM

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The Weston-McEwen TigerScots boys basketball team poses on the floor of Moda Center, home of the NBA’s Portland TrailBlazers  in Portland on Wednesday. The TigerScots played Toledo at Moda Center on Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of Brian Pickard The Weston-McEwen TigerScots boys basketball team poses on the floor of Moda Center, home of the NBA’s Portland TrailBlazers in Portland on Wednesday. The TigerScots played Toledo at Moda Center on Wednesday.

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MILWAUKIE — Pendleton senior Kalan McGlothan scored a season-high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and recorded five steals to lead her Buckaroos to a 57-41 road victory over the Rex Putnam Kingsmen on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s the second consecutive win for the Buckaroos (3-5), who are fresh off of a 60-48 win over South Albany one night ago where McGlothan again led the team with 23 points and 18 rebounds. After missing the first four games with a hamstring injury, McGlothan and fellow senior post Maureen Davies has made Pendleton a tough team to guard inside. Davies netted 14 points, four rebounds, three blocks against Putnam and had 12 points and nine rebounds against South Albany.

“It’s no secret our strength comes from our post play,” Pendleton coach Kevin Porter said.

Against the Kingsmen (1-5) Pendleton’s defense turned up their play when they needed it the most to help earn the win. At the end of the third quarter with the Bucks and Kingsmen tied at 39-39, Porter recalled telling the team “you got eight minutes left, we’re better than them so you just have to go out there and out-work them,” and the team listened well. The Buckaroos defense held the Kingsmen to a mere two points in the final quarter and tallied 22 steals on the game.

And while McGlothan and Davies got the headlines, Porter emphasized the importance of other players’ contributions outside of the scoring department. Rylee Gentner had just one point, but grabbed six rebounds, had two steals and two assists, Hallie Porter did not score though she led the team with seven assists with four steals, and Jaiden Lemberger had six points with five steals and three assists.

Now Pendleton heads into its Christmas break with a two-game win streak and feeling a whole lot better about the rest of the season than it did two weeks ago.

“It’s nice to start jelling together and it’s good to have kids excited again,” Porter said. “They’re finally starting to feel eachother out on the floor and it’s a good way to go into Christmas break.”

UP NEXT

Pendleton next hits the floor in the Les Schwab Holiday Oregon Hoopfest against Mountain View at Mountain View High on Dec. 28.

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Wednesday

PHS 13 12 14 18 — 57

RP 12 13 11 2 — 41

PENDLETON — K. McGlothan 33, M. Davies 14, J. Lemberger 6, C. Cooley 2, H. Kile 2, S. Spriet 1, R. Gentner 1.

REX PUTNAM — S. Rope 14, A. Paul 12, M. Evans 7, M. Weimer 4, M. Provost 2, M. Booth 2.

3-pointers — PHS 0, RP 2. Free throws — PHS 9-14, RP 1-3. Fouls — PHS 10, RP 15.

Tuesday

PHS 13 20 9 18 — 60

SA 13 14 11 10 — 48

PENDLETON — K. McGlothan 23, M. Davies 12, J. Lemberger 11, H. Porter 7, R. Gentner 7.

SOUTH ALBANY — K. Mayhue 18, B. Barbee 10, A. Flores 6, A. Sadowsky 6, C. Angel 2, M. Maynard 2, V. Vargas 2, B. Mitchell 2.

3-pointers — PHS 2, SA 2. Free throws — PHS 20-32, SA 2-10. Fouls — PHS 13, SA 26.

NIXYAAWII 77, IMBLER 15 — The streaking Nixyaawii Eagles continued to shut down their competition while putting big numbers on the board. Their 77-15 win was highlighted by 20-point performance from senior Mary Stewart.

Stewart, along with seniors Milan Schimmel and Kaitlynn Melton, led the team in its seventh straight win. Schimmel pitched in 12 points, and had a team-best nine assists and eight rebounds. Melton added 11 points of her own.

Imbler (2-5) had minimal success against Nixyaawii (7-0) on Wednesday night. After scoring only 13 points through the first three quarters, the Panthers only knocked down one field goal in the fourth quarter.

Their efforts were squashed thanks to a stellar defensive performance. Nixyaawii created 24 turnovers, 15 of which were steals en route to the 60-plus point victory.

“(I’m) very pleased with our defense and unselfish play,” Eagles head coach Jeremy Maddern said.

UP NEXT

Nixyaawii hosts Umatilla on Friday for a 6 p.m. tipoff before competing in the Boucnin’ Cancer basketball event held at Helix High School.

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IHS 5 5 3 2 — 15

NCS 24 23 13 17 — 77

IMBLER — H. Kilpatrick 9, G. Smith 2, A. McDonald 2, C. McGinness 2.

NIXYAAWII — M. Stewart 20, M. Schimmel 12, K. Melton 11, K. Mountain Chief 7, E. Butler 6, L. Moses 5, A. Looney 4, T. Van Pelt 4, E. Looney 4, I. Herrera 2, S. Patrick 2.

3-pointers — IHS 0, NCS 4. Free throws — IHS 3-8, NCS 3-11. Fouls — IHS 8, NCS 9.

Boys Basketball

TOLEDO 56, WESTON-MCEWEN 36 — At Portland, the Weston-McEwen TigerScots got the chance to play like the pros on Wednesday afternoon, playing a non-league game against Toledo at Moda Center, the home of the Portland Trail Blazers. But when all was said and done, the TigerScots came up short to Toledo 56-36.

From the start, the Boomers took control and jdumped to an early 17-8 lead after one quarter. It was a lead they would never relinquish as they claimed a 56-36 victory after 32 minutes of play.

Weston-McEwen (2-7) has struggled as of late, and were only to pick up one win during a six-game stretch. Senior Brett Speed continues as the TigerScots top performer and led the team with 18 points.

For Toledo (4-5), sophomore Conner Marchant finished with a game-best 21 points.

The TigerScots have a quick turnaround and will host Waitsburg (WA) on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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W-E 8 8 14 6 — 36

THS 17 17 13 9 — 56

WESTON-MCEWEN — B. Speed 18, A. Gambill 6, J. Speed 4, K. Rodriguez 3, P. Munk 2, K. McGill 2, E. Ezell 2, G. Smith 2.

TOLEDO — C. Marchant 21, J. Rozewski 15, J. Spangler 10, M. McApline 4, C. Howard 3, N. Cross 2, J. Greenwald 1.

3-pointers — W-E 4, THS 5. Free throws — W-E 2-4, THS 6-9. Fouls — W-E 11, THS 11.

NIXYAAWII 59, IMBLER 36 — After a close two-point loss nearly two weeks ago, the Eagles have been doing nothing but winning and they continued their streak with a 59-36 victory over Imbler on Wednesday.

Sophomore Mick Shimmel led Nixyaawii with 18 points, while sophomore Jayce Burnette was Imbler’s top point getter with 10.

It was one of the Eagles (6-1) more physical matchups, as the Panthers (1-6) brought their own toughness to the matchup.

“It wasn’t out cleanest game,” Nixyaawii head coach Shane Rivera said, “but we won.”

UP NEXT

The doubleheaders will continue as the Eagles will also face the Umatilla Vikings on Friday before joining the girls team at Helix.

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IHS 6 8 14 8 — 36

NCS 18 13 11 15 — 59

IMBLER — J. Burnette 10, G. Slater 7, C. Gorham 6, C. Goodman 5, R. Patterson 4, W. McDonald 4.

NIXYAAWII — M. Schimmel 18, Q. Picard 11, D. Barkley 9, N. Enright 8, T. Burns 5, Ma. Moses 2, W. Oatman 2.

3-pointers — IHS 2, NCS 3. Free throws — IHS 2-5, NCS 13-21. Fouls — IHS 18, NCS 12.



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