ONTARIO - The top-ranked Ontario Tigers beat the Riverside Pirates 57-36 in Greater Oregon League girls basketball Saturday.

The Tigers (19-1 overall, 9-0) were led by the 18-point performance of Maggie Smith-Davidson.

The Pirates (10-9, 5-5 GOL) did their best to control the tempo, but were down 16-4 at the end of the first quarter.

"We came out and held the ball," Pirates coach Adam Eldridge said. "We played according to the game plan."

The Tigers increased their lead to 29-12 at halfime and outscored the Pirates 28-24 in the second half to seal the win.

Alysun Burns and Heather Rogelstad led the Pirates with eight points each.

"Overall it was a good effort by the girls," Eldridge said. "They kept hustling even though we were down."

Weston-McEwen 57, Wahtonka 26

ATHENA - The Weston-McEwen TigerScots built a 39-9 halftime advantage and never looked back Saturday, dominating Wahtonka for a 57-26 girls Columbia Basin Conference victory.

"We came out really solid and scored easy buckets in the second quarter," Weston-McEwen coach Jeff Griggs said.

Kayla Johnson led the TigerScots (16-6, 9-3 CBC) with 12 points, reeled in 12 rebounds, dished out four assists and had five steals.

"Our press caused them some problems," Griggs said. "We had a great team effort and every one that played also scored."

Kayla Paredes contributed 10 points for the TigerScots as Wahtonka fell to 3-9 in the CBC.

Pilot Rock 68, Culver 25

CULVER - The Pilot Rock Rockets dominated the Culver Bulldogs Saturday by taking a 68-25 Columbia Basin Conference girls basketball win.

Kylie Bronson scored 22 points for the Rockets (13-8, 10-2 CBC) and led all scorers. Allison Robles contributed 15 points for the Rockets.

The Rockets took a 16-8 first-quarter lead over the Bulldogs (7-13, 3-9 CBC) and stretched it to 31-15 by halftime. Pilot Rock put the game away with a 23-8 third-quarter advantage.

"We played well and got to rest some of our key players," Rockets coach Doug Baxter said. "That will be key going into next week."

Umatilla 51, Stanfield 33

UMATILLA - The Umatilla Vikings used a strong second half to get past Stanfield 51-33 in a Columbia Basin Conference game Saturday.

The Vikings (7-15 overall, 5-7 CBC) led 21-17 at halftime, after outscoring the Tigers 14-5 in the first quarter.

"We played well in the first quarter," Umatilla coach Wendel Kreder said. "We got into a little bit of foul trouble in the second quarter and let them back in the game."

Dauna Borden led the Vikings with 12 points, while Jasmine Campos tallied nine points. Austin Harvey added eight points and 11 rebounds.

Stanfield (9-13, 2-10 CBC) was led by the 11 points of Danielle Weathermon.

"The girls played hard," Kreder said. "We lost a tough one in Heppner Friday and they bounced back well."

Sherman County 74, Heppner 35

MORO - The Heppner girls fell to ninth-ranked Sherman County 74-35 in a Columbia Basin Conference basketball game Saturday.

The Huskies (11-1 CBC, 17-2) had a 37-13 lead to start the second half and were never threatened by the Mustangs (8-4, 12-10).

Stefanie Hanson had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs.

Sherman County's Britney Macnab had a game-high 13 points and teammate Laura Olsen added 12 for Sherman County.

Grant Union 50, Enterprise 30

JOHN DAY - Coming off a 47-34 victory over Pine Eagle Friday, Grant Union moved into sole possession of first place in the Wapiti League girls basketball race with a 50-30 win over Enterprise Saturday.

The Prospectors are 11-1 in league games and 17-5 overall.

"We control our own destiny now," Grant Union coach Adam Barrett said. "We think we have a good chance of taking the Wapiti League title."

The stifling Grant Union defense held Enterprise to single-digit scoring in every quarter, and the Prospectors raced out to a 24-13 halftime lead.

Ashley Thunell scored a game-high 13 points to lead Grant Union. Brandi Moles scored nine points and Ashley Krausse, Amanda Courchesne and Amy Jones scored seven points each.

Lacy Nobles led Enterprise with 10 points.

Condon 66, Cascade Locks 18

CONDON - The Condon Blue Devils finished Big Sky Conference girls basketball play 13-0 after defeating Cascade Locks 66-18 Saturday.

The Blue Devils (19-5 overall) won the Eastern Division title and will meet Western Division champ Dufur Friday in the Big Sky district tournament at Umatilla.

The Blue Devils didn't waste any time putting the Pirates away, outscoring Cascade Locks 16-4 in the first quarter and taking a 42-7 halftime lead.

"They did a good job in the first half," Condon coach Teresa Humphrey said of her club. "They moved the ball around well and forced some turnovers."

Jessica Snyder scored 21 points for the Blue Devils, with Angela Anderson adding 13 points and three steals. Haylee Farrar scored 11 points and Katee Humphrey scored eight points, had five steals and four assists.

Ione 56, Echo 30

ECHO - The Ione girls ended their regular season with a 56-30 Big Sky Conference win over Echo Saturday and are heading to the Big Sky district tournament at Umatilla Friday where they will open with South Wasco County.

Natalie McElligott scored a team-high 16 points and Daina McElligott picked up 14 points for the Cardinals (10-3 Big Sky, 15-9 overall).

Ione had a 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter but in the fourth the Cardinals outscored the Cougars (3-10, 6-19) 20-4.

Jessica Zita had 16 points for Echo.

Arlington 55, Helix 40

HELIX - The Arlington Honkers ended the season on a high note, getting past Helix 55-40 in Big Sky Conference play Saturday.

The Honkers pulled away in the final two quarters, after leading 23-20 at halftime.

The Honkers (8-15, 5-8) were led by Jennifer Dale, who scored 20 points. Taryn Proctor added 13 and Jessica Dale scored 10.

The Grizzlies (4-20, 2-11) received big games from Emily Sallee, with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Jaime Schroeder, who scored 17 points and added nine rebounds.

"The kids played hard," Grizzlies coach Wayne Miller said. "Defensively we needed to do more."

Baker 44, Mac-Hi 26

MILTON-FREEWATER - The Mac-Hi Pioneers dug themselves a hole they couldn't climb out of, falling to Baker 44-26 in a Greater Oregon League game Saturday.

Baker led 17-3 after one quarter and 26-8 at halftime before the Pioneers got going.

Lauren Burlingame finished with 15 points for the Pioneers, including three of their four 3-point field goals.

Baker made 16 free throws to five for the Pioneers.

Union 42, Enterprise 28

ENTERPRISE - The Union Bobcats girls had three players in double figures Saturday in a 42-28 win over Enterprise.

Jana Botherton led Union with 16 points, Kallin Prince scored 14 and Lena Weitlauf added 10.

Sophomore Kallie Hadden led Enterprise with eight points. Lacey Nobles, Enterprise's leading scorer on the season, was held to two points after scoring a career-high 31 against Joseph last weekend.

Enterprise had 15 turnovers to only six for Union.

Union led 31-21 after three quarters and put the game away by outscoring Enterprise 11-7 in the final period.

Wallowa 52, Prairie City 21

PRAIRIE CITY - The Wallowa Cougars held the Prairie City girls to single-digit scoring in every quarter en route to a 52-21 victory over the Panthers in Old Oregon League basketball Friday.

The Panthers (4-13 overall, 0-11 league) hung in against the taller Cougars in the first quarter and trailed 12-7 after one quarter. Wallowa opened the second quarter with a 6-0 run to take an 18-7 lead and went on to build a 23-11 halftime advantage.

In the third period, the Cougars extended their lead to 37-15.

Wallowa had three players in double figures, led by Lynique Oveson and Amanda Wilson with 12 points apiece. Teammate Sara Bonberger added 10 points. Brittany Reid led Prairie City with 10 points.

Dufur 70, Helix 25

DUFUR - The Helix Grizzlies fell to Dufur 70-25 in a Big Sky Conference girls basketball game Friday.

Emily Salle scored five points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists and Ashley Smith had five points and two steals for the Grizzlies.

"We came out pretty flat," Helix coach Wayne Miller said. "The kids tried hard but it was not one of are better games."


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