LA GRANDE — Double-double machine Kalan McGlothan piled up 14 points and 10 rebounds to help power her Pendleton Buckaroos to their seventh straight win with a hard-fought 41-33 victory over La Grande on Tuesday evening.
“I would describe it as an ugly win, but it’s still a win,” Pendleton coach Kevin Porter said. “It was a very, very physical game. I liked the grit out of this team, they played through a lot of adversity tonight and my hat off to them to be able to play through it and hang on.”
Maureen Davies followed McGlothan with eight points and six rebounds for the Buckaroos (8-5), while Jaiden Lemberger had six points. The injury bug bit Pendleton again in the game as Lemberger, Pendleton’s best outside shooting threat and shutdown defender, twisted her ankle in the second quarter and did not return. Pendleton coach Kevin Porter said her status moving forward is unknown at this time until she gets the ankle evaluated this week.
Camryn Collman led the Tigers (6-7) with 19 points.
Pendleton now has one week off until it travels to Baker on Jan. 16.
PHS 12 12 6 11 — 41
LAG 5 6 14 8 — 33
PENDLETON — K. McGlothan 14, M. Davies 8, J. Lemberger 6, H. Porter 4, R. Gentner 3, K. Bradt 2, U. Guerrero 2, J. Wilson 1.
LA GRANDE — C. Collman 19, E. Dunlap 8, K. Williams 3, J. Howton 2, D. Lester 1.
3-pointers — PHS 1, LAG 3. Free throws — PHS 6-9, LAG 10-17. Fouls — PHS 17, LAG 13.
ECHO 54, STANFIELD 45 — At Stanfield, senior Marti Huff led Echo to a 54-45 victory over Stanfield.
The win came during a short league break where the Cougars (5-9 overall, 1-3 Old Oregon League) had lost three straight games.
The Tigers (2-11) where entering the game off a nail-biting win over Stanfield. They were able to overcome the 30-plus turnovers in that game. But on Tuesday night hosting Echo, they weren’t so lucky.
Behind Huff, junior Kylee Murstig tallied 10 points.
For Stanfield, sophomore Kendra Hart led the team with 17 points, while fellow sophomore Savannah Sharp pitched in 13 points.
Echo will have one more away game before returning home, a 6 p.m. showdown on Friday in Powder Valley. Stanfield will travel to Heppner on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
EHS 12 14 15 13 — 54
SHS 13 10 15 7 — 45
ECHO — M. Huff 28, K. Murstig 10, L. Cox 3, E. Brown 2, A. Putman 2, R. McCarty 1.
STANFIELD — K. Hart 17, S. Sharp 13, K. McClure 8, C. Blankenship 3, A. Carrillo 2, J. Wallace 2.
3-pointers — EHS 0, SHS 0. Free throws — EHS 8-18, SHS 12-24. Fouls — EHS 12, SHS 9.
WESTON-MCEWEN 55, MAC-HI 30 — Weston-McEwen started a three-game road trip Tuesday with a big win over Mac-Hi. The 55-30 victory was thanks in part to three double-digit performances from the TigerScots (7-6).
Senior captains Alyssa Finifrock and Chelsea Quaempts each scored 13 points, and junior Katie Vescio followed with 12 of her own.
The win is Weston-McEwen’s sixth in its last seven games, and will give the TigerScots momentum heading into league play Saturday.
For the Pioneers (2-12 overall, 0-1 Greater Oregon League), senior Brianna Hernandez led with 12 points.
Mac-Hi held on to a very narrow one-point led after the first quarter, but couldn’t put together another double-digit quarter for the remainder of the game.
Weston-McEwen will face Heppner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Mac-Hi hopes to break its seven-game skid with a trip to La Grande on Friday.
W-E 14 8 15 18 — 55
M-H 15 8 4 3 — 30
WESTON-MCEWEN — A. Finifrock 13, C. Quaempts 13, K. Vescio 12, T. Hearn 9, K. Graves 3, E. Scheibner 2, T. Burke 2, L. Moses 1.
MAC-HI — B. Hernandez 12, B. Jones 4, C. Breeding 4, H. Hair 4, V. Garcia 2, S. Earls 2, B. Garcia 1.
Free throws — W-E 21-38, M-H 6-15. Fouls — W-E 18, M-H 28.
CONDON/WHEELER 31, ARLINGTON 25 — It was a low scoring affair in Arlington, as Condon/Wheeler defeated the host school 31-25.
The Knights (2-11 overall, 2-1 Big Sky League) struggled their entire season until picking up their first win in league play last week. They added their second victory just four days later and threaten Class 1A BSL leader Horizon Christian, Hood River.
For the Honkers (1-4, 0-2), they are currently riding a four-game losing streak after opening their season with a win on New Years Day.
Condon/Wheeler will stay on the road and travel to Sherman for a 6 p.m. tipoff Friday, while Arlington heads to Dufur for a 6 p.m. matchup Friday.
STANFIELD 61, ECHO 45 — In their final non-league matchup, the Stanfield Tigers came back from two consecutive losses to pull off a 61-45 victory despite being down some boys in the first half.
A handful of players had to sit out the first two quarters for disciplinary purposes, and it showed as the Cougars (6-9 overall, 3-1 Old Oregon League) entered halftime up 27-21.
Things came together for the Tigers (7-8) in the second half, and it started with a 23-point third quarter.
Leading Stanfield was sophomore Rene Sanchez with 12 points, and both juniors Hugo Hernandez and Eduardo Nunez put up 11 points each.
For Echo, junior Devan Craig was the top scorer with a game-high 13 points.
Stanfield will hit the road and face Heppner at 6 p.m. Friday, while Echo also continues its travel to Powder Valley for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff Friday.
EHS 12 15 13 5 — 45
SHS 6 15 23 17 — 61
ECHO — D. Craig 13, J. Medrano 8, Z. Gehrke 6, M. Marcum 6, B. MacPherson-Thacker 5, D. Curiel 4, C. White 2, T. Mulder 1.
STANFIELD — R. Sanchez 12, H. Hernandez 11, E. Nunez 11, B. Woods 8, E. Esquivel 5, B. Bailey 5, S. Keltz 4, R. Orozco 2, M. Connell 2.
3-pointers — EHS 3, SHS 6. Free throws — EHS 10-32, SHS 9-18. Fouls — EHS 16, SHS 14.
WESTON-MCEWEN 56, MAC-HI 44 — In Tuesday’s doubleheader pitting the Weston-McEwen TigerScots against the Mac-Hi Pioneers, the visitors swept their opponents. After the Weston-McEwen girls team picked up a big win, the boys followed up with a 56-44 victory of their own.
Leading the efforts was Weston-McEwen’s top scorer, senior Brett Speed.
Speed ended with a game-high 28 points and was practically unstoppable.
For Mac-Hi, senior Luis Garcia led with 13 points.
Now, riding a two-game win streak the TigerScots (5-10) will jump into league play. The Pioneers (10-5 overall, 0-1 Greater Oregon League) will have a chance to shake off their latest skid with a short road trip.
Weston-McEwen will travel to Heppner for a 4 p.m. matchup Saturday. Mac-Hi will head to La Grande on Friday for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
WESTON-MCEWEN — B. Speed 28, B. Rudolph 9, P. Munk 6, G. Smith 4, K. Rodriguez 3, J. Speed 2.
MAC-HI — L. Garcia 13, A. Delgado 9, A. Pio 8, Z. Hodgen 8, W. Gilmore 2, J. Ruiz 2, A. Perez 2.
3-pointers — W-M 6, M-H 5. Free throws — W-M 9-20, M-H 3-5. Fouls — W-M 10, M-H 20.
DUFUR 57, IONE 32 — On its home court, Dufur bounced back for its league opening loss to defeat Ione 57-32.
The Rangers (4-7 overall, 1-1 Big Sky League) handed the Cardinals (2-9, 0-1) a similar fate, as this was Ione’s first BSL matchup.
Dufur will remain at home and welcome Arlington for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff Friday, while Ione will host Horizon Christian, Hood River at 7:30 p.m. Friday.