LA GRANDE — Pendleton road into La Grande on Tuesday with a four-game win streak. The non-league game versus the Tigers came just days after the Buckaroos’ first CRC road win in Hood River.
However, this road trip would not have the same outcome as Pendleton fell 57-50. Junior Tyler Newsom led the efforts with a game-high 27 points.
La Grande has been solid, winning eight of its last 10 games before hosting the Bucks (9-7 overall, 1-0 Columbia River Conference). The Tigers got out to an early lead and maintained it throughout the rest of the game. Junior Nick Tsiatsos was La Grande’s top shooter with 20 points.
The game would favor the home team as the Tigers improved to 12-7 overall after the victory and sit atop their Class 4A Greater Oregon League.
Pendleton will play its first CRC game at Warberg Court on Friday, hosting The Dalles at 7 p.m.
PHS 12 13 9 16 — 50
LGHS 17 12 12 16 — 57
PENDLETON — T. Newsom 27, K. Sams 9, R. Scott 6, R. Russell 5, S. Jerome 2, D. Jackson 1.
LA GRANDE — N. Tsiatos 20, K. Chandler 15, C. Reed 6, N. Chamberlain 4, I. Chamberlain 4, B. Bell 4, G. Blackman 2, H. Youngblood 2.
3-pointers — PHS 7, LGHS 4. Free throws — PHS 11-15, LGHS 17-24. Fouls — PHS 18, LGHS 15.
IRRIGON 45, RIVERSIDE 31 — The visiting Irrigon Knights earned a season sweep of Riverside on Tuesday.
On Jan. 10, just one game into Eastern Oregon League play, Irrigon handed Riverside a 56-50 loss on its home court.
The Pirates were hoping to get revenge when they hosted the Knights, but fell short. The 45-31 loss is Riverside’s third in its last four games.
Meanwhile, Irrigon is now riding a three-game win streak with the victory.
The Knights (16-2 overall, 5-1 EOL) will have a quick turnaround and return home to welcome Umatilla for a Thursday matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates (9-10, 1-4) will begin its three-game road trip on Friday in Umatilla. The game is slated for 7:30 p.m.
ARLINGTON 52, IONE 40 — On the road, Arlington won its third consecutive game with a 52-40 victory over Ione.
The Honkers now move to 9-7 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky League, while the Cardinals (4-13 overall, 2-5 BSL) are trying to climb out of the bottom of the league.
These two teams will be pitted against each other again later in the week. Ione will travel to Arlington on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
IONE 65, ARLINGTON 20 — Plagued with injuries, Arlington only had five girls playing Tuesday night in Ione.
Behind a 19-point performance from senior Maggie Flynn, the Cardinals (6-11 overall, 5-2 Big Sky League) defeated the Honkers (1-9, 0-7) by a 45-point margin, 65-20.
Just like the boys teams, both Arlington and Ione will play each other again Friday at 6 p.m.
AHS 6 4 8 2 — 20
IHS 13 20 16 16 — 65
ARLINGTON — V. Oana 13, Y. Brown 6, S. Grady 5, M. Weiser 5, G. Aamodt 2.
IONE — M. Flynn 19, M. Orem 10, J. Medina 8, L. Burright 4, S. Knop 3, M. Heideman 2, E. Martin 2, K. Burns 2, E. Taylor 2.
3-pointers — AHS 1, IHS 1. Free throws — AHS 1-14, IHS 0-4. Fouls — AHS 7, IHS 11.
NYSSA 50, VALE 44 — Nyssa defended its home court Tuesday by earning a 50-44 victory over the visiting Vale Vikings (8-10 overall, 4-2 Eastern Oregon League).
The Bulldogs (9-8 overall, 3-2 EOL) rebounded well after a narrow loss just three days ago and will now play away from home for the next few games.
Nyssa will hit the road, first traveling to Burns Friday for a 6 p.m. game. One day later, Vale will host Burns for a 4 p.m. matchup.