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PREP BASKETBALL: Buckaroo boys rebound to beat Riverhawks

East Oregonian

Published on February 6, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on February 6, 2018 11:19PM


THE DALLES — Just four days after Friday’s gut-wrenching loss to Hood River Valley, the Pendleton boys basketball got back to its winning ways.

The Buckaroos went on the road to The Dalles and defeated the Riverhawks 57-50 behind an efficient night shooting the basketball. Overall, Pendleton (12-8 overall, 4-1 Columbia River Conference) shot 51 percent (22 for 43) from the floor and scored 40 of its 57 points in the paint. Tyler Newsom was the Buckaroos’ top-scorer with 21 points and Richard Scott pitched in 10 points and six rebounds and one blocked shot.

Ryan Russell led the team with 11 rebounds to go with his seven points and Shaw Jerome had a well-rounded game with eight points, five rebounds and five assists. The team still struggled at the free throw line, making just 11 of their 23 attempts (48 percent).

Jacob Hernandez led the Riverhawks (10-9, 2-3) with 18 points behind four made 3-pointers.

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PHS 22 8 12 15 — 57

TDS 15 9 9 17 — 50

PENDLETON — T. Newsom 21, R. Scott 10, S. Jerome 8, W. Camp 8, R. Russell 7, C. Sandford 3, D. Jackson.

THE DALLES — J. Hernandez 18, D. Mur 13, J. Nisbet 10, D. Seufalemua 9.

3-pointers — PHS 2, TDS 8. Free throws — PHS 11-23, TDS 8-12. Fouls — PHS 7, TDS 17.

Girls basketball

HOOD RIVER — On the road, Hermiston held the Hood River Valley Eagles to a scoreless third quarter en route to a 46-24 victory.

The Bulldogs (8-12 overall, 4-1 Columbia River Conference) were led by senior Hannah Thompson, who finished the night with a game-high 12 points.

Seven of those points were in the first quarter when Hermiston opened with a 12-7 lead. The Eagles (9-10, 1-4) answered back in the second, scoring in double digits but Hermiston matched their efforts to increase its lead going into halftime.

The Bulldogs went on to outscore the Eagles 24-7 in the second half.

Thompson received help from junior Sydney Stefani, who scored nine points of her own.

For Hood River, senior Lauren Orr was its top shooter with eight points.

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HHS 12 10 19 5 — 46

HRV 7 10 0 7 — 24

HERMISTON — H. Thompson 12, S. Stefani 9, J. Romero 8, J. Ray 7, M. Wilson 2, D. Maddox 2, R. Meyers 2, Maddy Juul 2, J. Thomas 2.

HOOD RIVER VALLEY — L. Orr 8, E. Curtis 5, G. Meyers 4, H. Baker 3, H. McNerney 2, A. Dawson 2.

3-pointers — HHS 3, HRV 0. Free throws — HHS 11-17, HRV -412. Fouls — HHS 11, HRV 15.



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