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PREP ROUNDUP: Pilot Rock girls struggle in loss to Culver

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Published on January 27, 2018 12:01AM

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Staff photo by Kathy AneyKayla Deist, of Pilot Rock, wrestles Culver’s Lesli Alvarado for the ball during Saturday’s game in Pilot Rock.

Staff photo by Kathy AneyKayla Deist, of Pilot Rock, wrestles Culver’s Lesli Alvarado for the ball during Saturday’s game in Pilot Rock.

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Staff photo by Kathy AneySara Weinke, of Pilot Rock, goes up for a shot as Culver’s Elly Bautista defends during Saturday’s game in Pilot Rock.

Staff photo by Kathy AneySara Weinke, of Pilot Rock, goes up for a shot as Culver’s Elly Bautista defends during Saturday’s game in Pilot Rock.

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PILOT ROCK — The Pilot Rock Rockets’ struggles inside the Columbia Basin Conference continued on Saturday night, with a 34-21 loss to the Culver Bulldogs on Saturday night.

The Rockets (11-9 overall, 1-4 CBC) started the game well, trading baskets with the Bulldogs (12-8, 3-2) throughout the first quarter and led 10-9 at the end of the first eight minutes. A three-point play by Grace Austin one minute into the second quarter gave the Rockets a 13-9 lead, but from that point forward the Rockets hit a big-time wall.

Pilot Rock shot just 2 for 32 from the field over the final 23 minutes of the game and scored just eight points in that span. Austin was the team’s leading scorer with 12 points.

Mia Gamboa led the Bulldogs with 11 points. As a team, Culver shot just 23 percent (10 for 43).


CHS 9 8 5 12 — 34

PR 10 5 4 2 — 21

CULVER — M. Gamboa 11, I. Retano 9, K. Hessler 6, E. Bautista 4, R. Olivera 3, N. Mendoza 1, R. Scholl, L. Alvarado.

PILOT ROCK — G. Austin 12, K. Evans 4, K. Deist 3, R. Oates 2, B. Howland, B. Baleztina, M. Sutherland.

IONE 61, DUFUR 49 — At Ione, the Cardinals put together their sixth straight victory in league play with 61-49 victory over Dufur on Saturday evening.

Maggie Flynn led the Cardinals (8-11 overall, 7-2 BSL) with a game-high 20 points, Morgan Orem scored 16 and Jessica Medina added 14. Alexus Outlaw led the Rangers (8-10, 4-5) with 14 points.

“Our younger kids are finally coming on,” Ione coach Nathan Heideman said, “and we’ve started winning and getting momentum and that’s gotten our confidence up. That’s been the key, their confidence, and it’s really helped with our shooting.”


DHS 8 7 12 22 — 49

IHS 14 16 14 17 — 61

DUFUR — A. Outlaw 14, K. White 10, R. Meanus 10, J. Brown 7, M. Kelly 6, Z. Hester 2.

IONE — M. Flynn 20, M. Orem 16, J. Medina 14, K. Burns 9, M. Heideman 2.

HEPPNER 55, STANFIELD 33 — At Stanfield, the Heppner Mustangs picked up their 12th win of the season after thumping the Stanfield Tigers on Saturday night.

Freshman Sydney Wilson led the Mustangs (12-4 overall, 4-1 CBC) with 15 points and five rebounds on an efficient 7 for 12 shooting, and Jacee Currin added 14 points. For the Tigers (), Kendra Hart had a game-high 25 points.


HHS 9 16 15 15 — 55d

SHS 10 8 11 4 — 33

HEPPNER — S. Wilson 15, J. Currin 14, M. Combe 7, M. Nichols 5, M. Correa 4, S. Grant 2, M. Ashbeck 2, J. Mahoney 2, J. McCullough 2, K. Gray 2, M. Mitchell, M. Silvia.

STANFIELD — K. Hart 25, K. McClure 4, S. Sharp 2, A. Carillo 2, C. Blankenship, J. Wallace, C. McCann, L. Keltz, A. Griffin, K. Soto.

NIXYAAWII 64, POWDER VALLEY 42 — At North Powder, Mary Stewart’s triple double led the Nixyaawii Golden Eagles to win No. 19 on the season with a 64-42 win over No. 3 Powder Valley on Saturday.

Stewart recorded her triple double with 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (19-0 overall, 10-0 OOL) and Milan Schimmel added 14 points. The Badgers (18-2, 8-2) were led by Samantha Kerns with 14 points. ————

NCS 19 17 15 13 — 64

PV 15 12 6 9 — 42

NIXYAAWII — M. Stewart 28, M. Schimmel 14, K. Melton 9, E. Looney 9, E. Butler 4.

POWDER VALLEY — S. Kerns 14, J. Ash 12, M. Bingham 11, M. Hufford 3, A. Davis 2.

HELIX 45, COVE 32 — At Helix, the Grizzlies defended their home court with a victory over Cove on Saturday for their fourth straight win in league play.

Charmayne Bennett nailed three 3-pointers for the Grizzlies (13-7 overall, 7-3 OOL) and led the team with 12 points, while Sadie Wilson had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kailey Mize added 10 points. Raegan Duby led the Leopards (7-12, 3-7) with eight points.


CHS 3 8 10 11 — 32

GHS 9 10 14 12 — 45

COVE — Duby 8, Ledbetter 7, Garinger 6, Musick 4, Fett 3, Farrell 2, Pettit 2.

HELIX — C. Bennett 12, S. Wilson 11, K. Mize 10, E. Fehrenbacker 8, A. Krol 2, H. Christman 2.

CONDON/WHEELER 51, MITCHELL/SPRAY 18 — At Condon, the Condon/Wheeler Knights snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over Mitchell/Spray on Saturday night.

The Knights (3-16 overall, 3-6 BSL) will aim to make it two straight wins on Tuesday when they host Arlington.

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HEPPNER 48, STANFIELD 43 — At Stanfield, the Heppner Mustangs grabbed 20 offensive rebounds to help their big second half surge to steal a victory from the Stanfield Tigers on Saturday night.

The Tigers (8-13 overall, 1-4 CBC) led 23-15 at halftime and 41-33 after three quarters, but the Mustangs’ work on the offensive glass led to a 15-2 advantage in the fourth quarter to earn the win. Trent Smith led the Mustangs (9-7, 4-1) with 17 points and Kevin Smith added 11.

Eduardo Nunez led the Tigers with 13 points and Brody Woods added 11.


HHS 6 9 18 15 — 48

SHS 10 13 18 2 — 43

POWDER VALLEY 63, NIXYAAWII 49 — At North Powder, the Nixyaawii Golden Eagles’ nine game win streak and unbeaten mark in the Old Oregon League came to an end with a loss to Powder Valley on Saturday night.

“We didn’t shoot the ball well,” Nixyaawii coach Shane Rivera said. “We had good looks but they just wouldn’t fall.”

Mick Schimmel and Deven Barkley led the Golden Eagles (16-3 overall, 9-1 OOL) with 13 points apiece. Hunter Davis led the Badgers (14-4, 9-1) with 19 points.


NCS 12 13 11 13 — 49

PV 17 22 13 11 — 63

NIXYAAWII — M. Schimmel 13, D. Barkley 13, Q. Picard 8, N. Enright 6, T. Burns 4, D. Sigo 3, Ma. Moses 2, W. Oatman.

POWDER VALLEY — H. Davis 19, D. Smith 10, O. Benites 7, M. Nesser 5, R. Bingham 2.

DUFUR 61, IONE 53 — At Ione, the Dufur Rangers handed the host Cardinals their fifth consecutive defeat by a 61-53 score on Saturday evening.

The Cardinals’ (4-15 overall, 2-7 BSL) aim to snap the streak on Tuesday while hosting Mitchell/Spray.

CONDON/WHEELER 82, MITCHELL/SPRAY 28 — At Condon, the Condon/Wheeler Knights picked up their seventh league victory of the year with a beatdown of Mitchell/Spray on Saturday.

The Knights’ (13-6 overall, 7-2 BSL) 82 points marked a season-high and the second time scoring at least 80 this season, with the other time being 81 against Weston-McEwen on Dec. 30.

COVE 62, HELIX 31 — At Helix, the Cove Leopards snapped a four-game losing streak as they doubled up the host Helix Grizzlies on Saturday night.

The Grizzlies (3-17 overall, 2-8 OOL) next play on Friday at Powder Valley.

JOSEPH 56, ECHO 39 — At Echo, the Cougars fell back to .500 in Old Oregon League play with a loss at home to Joseph on Saturday.

Echo (8-13 overall, 5-5 OOL) next plays at Nixyaawii on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


FARM-CITY TOURNAMENT — At Hermiston, the host Hermiston Bulldogs had four individual champions and 16 placers as they captured the team title of the Farm-City tournament on Saturday at the Dawg House.

The Bulldogs finished in first place with 269 points, holding off the Dallas Dragons who finished in second place with 266 points. The Riverside Pirates (100) finished in sixth and the Irrigon Knights (96) were seventh.

For Hermiston, Ruben Madrigal was the first winner of the day at 113 pounds, where he defeated Baker’s Johnny Niehaus by a 19-15 decision. Then, Adrian Tuia won at 145 pounds with a 14-5 major decision over Eagle’s (ID) Luke Chapman, Joey Gutierrez won at 195 pounds with a pin in 44 seconds over Irrigon’s Brady Harrington, and Beau Blake won a 3-2 decision at 285 pounds over Dallas’ Ashten Brecht.

The remaining Bulldogs to reach the medal stand were Adrian Delgado (2nd, 106 pounds), Isaac Lambert (4th, 113), Gage Shipley (5th, 120), Sam Marsengill (6th, 120), Shawn Pourier (6th, 126), Daymian Rivera (4th, 145), Daniel Faaeteete (4th, 160), Zach Kirkpatrick (2nd, 170), Jake Palmer (2nd, 182), Moises Avila (5th, 182), Sean Stewart (3rd, 220), and Garrett Hills (4th, 285).

Riverside finished the day with eight of its 11 wrestlers earning spots on the podium. The best finishes for the Pirates came with Fernando Ortega (106 pounds), Abraham Silva (113) and Christian Reyes (132) all earning third place in their weight class.

The rest of the Pirate placers were Andrew Barker (4th, 120 pounds), Ethan Snyder (5th, 138), Jose Puerta (5th, 145), Allan Gutierrez (5th, 220), and Michael Carroll (6th, 285).

Irrigon finished the day with seven of its nine wrestlers on the podium, with Harrington’s runner-up at 195 leading the way. The remaining placers were Roberto Ayala (4th, 152), Josue Aguilera (5th, 160), Alex Walls (3rd, 170), Christian Michaels (5th, 170), Kevin Ortega (5th, 195), and Kaleb Kendrick (3rd, 285).

PINE EAGLE INVITATIONAL — At Halfway, the Heppner Mustangs put together a seventh place finish with 52 points at the Pine Eagle Invitational on Saturday.

Leo Waite had the best performance of the group as he pinned Grant Union’s Braden Spencer at 5:47 to win first place at 126 pounds. Trevor Antonucci came close to the title at 120 pounds, but dropped a 3-0 decision to Joseph’s Zeb Ramsden and settled for second place.

Rounding out the Mustangs’ contingent was Suzanneah Cason taking fifth place at 120 and Carles Cason taking fifth at 160.


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