CONDON - Heppner spoiled the Condon boys basketball team's season-opener Friday with a 52-45 victory over the Blue Devils.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 27-16 halftime lead never looked back from there.

Heppner's Brad Adams had a game-high 18 points and teammate Luke Murray added eight points for the Mustangs (2-0).

"We got out to a sluggish start at first but really stepped up in the second half," Condon coach Don Schmidt said. "Heppner played hard and hustled the entire 32 minutes."

Zack Lantis had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils and Riley Anderson added in 11 points and also had 10 rebounds.

The Mustangs only made 13 field goals but were 26 of 42 at the free-throw line.

Umatilla 59, Mac-Hi 48

IONE - Despite only leading by one point going into the fourth quarter, Umatilla's boys basketball team dropped Mac-Hi 59-48 in the first round of the Ione Bonanza Friday.

"They had 15 offensive rebounds in the first half to really keep them in the game," Umatilla coach Tony Villanueva said. "The kids on both sides played very hard."

The Vikings outscored the Pioneers 23-13 in the fourth quarter and were 11 of 14 at the free-throw line in the quarter.

"They made their free throws and we didn't and that was the difference of the game," Mac-Hi coach Chris Myers said. "We did a great job shutting them down inside tonight."

Umatill's Brian Littrell lead all scorers with 24 points, Tony Villanueva Jr. had 12 rebounds and 11 points and Chris Wyland dished out seven assists.

The Pioneers' Derek Worsech had 16 points and Carlos Cruz had six rebounds.

Umatilla will meet Enterprise in tonight's championship game.

Enterprise 70, Ione 50

IONE - Ione's boys basketball team lost 70-50 to Enterprise Friday in the opening round of the Ione Bonanza Tournament and will face Mac-Hi today for third place.

Enterprise jumped out to a 21-16 first-quarter advantage and held off a third-quarter charge to advance to the championship game.

Ione coach Dennis Stefani said after Ione cut the lead to five points, mistakes hindered the Cardinals.

"Enterprise played well," Stefani said. "They shot and rebounded well."

Enterprise's Grady Rawls led all scorers with 20 points. Billy Gates led Ione with 13 points and Cayle Krebs chipped in 10.

Joseph 70, Riverside 58

JOSEPH - Riverside's boys basketball team fell to Joseph 70-58 in its first game of the season Friday.

"We dug ourselves a big hole in the first half but in the second half we played pretty well and cut back on our turnovers," Riverside coach Clair Costello said.

Joe Reese hit four 3-pointers for 12 points and also recorded five steals for the Pirates and Bruce Studder had 10 points and pulled down even rebounds.

Imbler 65, Pilot Rock 51

PILOT ROCK - Imbler's boys basketball team broke open a tight game with 44 second-half points as they defeated Pilot Rock 65-51 in the Rockets' season-opener Friday.

The Panthers held a slim 21-20 halftime lead but were able to use their size in the second half to wear down the Rockets.

"I thought Imbler did a good job of using their posts and getting penetration," Rockets coach Bruce Neil said. "They pounded the boards and kind of physically wore us down."

Troy Sampson led the Rockets with 14 points, while Josh Wallis added 13 and Bobby Christensen poured in 11.

Imbler (2-0) was led by the 19 points of Tanner McIntosh.

"I was real proud of our team," Neil said. "I can't fault the kids' effort a bit."

Sherman Co. 49, Echo 39

MORO - The Echo boys basketball team lost to Sherman County 49-39 in the first round of the Sherman County tournament Friday.

The Huskies had a 25-21 halftime lead and took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Cougars 11-2.

"I was pretty happy with the overall effort for our first game of the season," Echo coach Mitch Morioka said.

Sherman County's Jose Sanchez had 16 points and teammate Jeff Hall added 10 points.

Curtis Bodewig had a game-high 17 points for the Cougars and dished out five assists and Kyle Snow added in 12 points and seven rebounds.

Wheeler 56, Dayville 49

FOSSIL - The Wheeler boys survived an early scare and bested Dayville 56-49 in the first round of the Wheeler Tipoff Basketball Tournament Friday. The Falcons take on Mitchell today in the championship game.

Dayville hit eight straight buckets to start the game and it took an adjustment by Wheeler coach Rolland Hanson to get things under control.

"We came out in a zone to start the game," Hanson said. "Then we switched to man and got back on them."

John Moore led all scorers with 32 points for the Falcons, and was 10 of 10 at the foul line. James Pack added 13 points for Wheeler.

Travis Moore was the high-scorer for Dayville with 17 points.

"It was a battle on the boards," Hanson said. "I was proud to watch this game."

The game stayed close until the final minutes when Chase Schultz hit two clutch free throws to put the Falcons up by six.


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