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BOYS BASKETBALL: Dawgs drop third straight game on the road

East Oregonian

Published on January 3, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on January 3, 2018 9:34PM

YAKIMA — After a forgettable weekend at the Cresent Valley Invitational — where Hermiston went 0-2 — the Bulldogs opened 2018 on the road once again.

On Wednesday, the Bulldogs made a trip across the border to face AC Davis and suffered a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Pirates.

“(I) saw better things tonight,” head coach Casey Arstein said, “but you’re not going to win games by giving up 26 points in the fourth quarter.”

Despite the loss, Hermiston did some things well. The Bulldogs (4-7) held Davis’ studs to only 32 combined points.

The Pirates (8-2) were led by sophomore Earl Lee III (18 points) and senior Alexander Delgado (14 points) on their way to their third consecutive victory.

Down only six points at the half and trailing 31-25, Hermiston came out of the break scoring 16 of its 60 points. The early second half efforts were thanks to a seven-point third-quarter performance from junior Ryne Andreason.

Andreason finished with 12 points on the night behind junior Cesar Ortiz, who had a team-high 16 points.

The Bulldogs entered the fourth quarter only down 48-41 but some mental mistakes led to a handful of turnovers that Davis was easily able to take advantage off.

Hermiston will not prepare for its first home game of 2018, a 7 p.m. Friday matchup with Silverton.


HERMISTON 15 10 16 19 — 60

AC DAVIS 13 18 17 26 — 74

HERMISTON — C. Ortiz 16, R. Andreason 12, A. James 10, J. Ramirez 10, A. Earl 4, C. Smith 3, A. Mendez 3, B. Davis 2.

AC DAVIS — E. Lee 18, A. Dlgado 14, I. Evans-Kimble 12, C. Kelley 11, B. Williams 10, J. Reyes 9.

3-pointers — HHS 9, DHS 6. Free throws — HHS 13-18, DHS 4-4. Fouls — HHS 11, DHS 13.


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