MORO - The Sherman County Huskies moved into a first-place tie with Weston-McEwen by defeating the TigerScots 60-56 in Columbia Basin Conference girls basketball Saturday.
The Huskies (13-3, 7-1 CBC) were able to force the tempo, playing at a faster pace than Weston-McEwen is accustomed.
"They pressed the entire game and we ran with them," Weston-McEwen coach Jeff Griggs said. "In the second half we controlled the pace a little better."
Sherman County, which lost to the TigerScots (14-4 overall, 7-1 CBC) earlier this season in Athena, led 48-39 entering the fourth quarter and the TigerScots could never regain the lead.
"We made a nice run at the end," Griggs said. "I'm proud of the girls. It was a hard-fought game."
Kayla Johnson and Kayla Paredes scored 18 points each for the TigerScots. Kendra Winn led the TigerScots in rebounding with eight, while Kati Bennett and Johnson grabbed seven apiece.
Laura Olsen led the Huskies with 21 points and Britney Mcnab had 15.
Umatilla 54, Wahtonka 35
UMATILLA - Jasmine Campos scored a game-high 23 points to help the Umatilla Vikings beat the Wahtonka Eagles 54-35 in a Saturday Columbia Basin Conference game.
The Vikings (6-12 overall, 4-4 CBC) had a 39-14 lead to begin the third quarter and cruised from there.
"We really played well in the first half and didn't turn the ball over a lot," Umatilla coach Wendell Kreder said. "We passed the ball better than we have all year in the second quarter. It was a pretty good weekend."
Dauna Borden had 10 points and five rebounds and Chrissi Forshee added five assists and four steals for the Vikings.
Lacey Lick scored 12 points for Wahtonka (5-13, 2-6) and teammate Alena Lacey had 11.
Pilot Rock 57, Stanfield 38
STANFIELD - The Pilot Rock Rockets moved within a game of the Columbia Basin Conference lead by defeating Stanfield 57-38 Saturday.
Kylie Bronson led Pilot Rock with 25 points, while Amanda Doherty added 11 and Allison Robles finished with 10.
The Rockets (9-8, 6-2 CBC) took a 26-12 halftime lead and led 45-25 entering the final quarter. Pilot Rock is only one game behind co-CBC leaders Weston-McEwen and Sherman County, both of whom have a 7-1 league record.
"Again we got off to a slow start," Stanfield coach Nathan Williams said. "We missed several layups and couldn't convert in transition."
The Tigers (8-10, 1-7) were led by the seven points of Kyle Mills and Kim Davis, while Danielle Weathermon pulled-down a team-high nine rebound.
Heppner 40, Culver 33
HEPPNER - The Heppner Mustangs beat the Culver Bulldogs 40-33 in a Columbia Basin Conference girls basketball game Saturday.
Heppner (9-9 overall, 5-3 CBC) had a 22-17 halftime lead.
"Culver hung in there and made a run in the fourth quarter but we outlasted them." Heppner coach Dana Reid said.
Tylynn Smith scored 10 points for the Mustangs, Susan Southworth pulled down 10 rebounds and Madison Bailey snagged four steals for Heppner.
Condon 49, Arlington 17
ARLINGTON - The Condon Blue Devils remained undefeated in Big Sky Conference play with a 49-17 victory over Arlington Saturday, though the Honkers made it close for a half.
Condon led just 4-0 after the first quarter and took an 18-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.
"Our girls played one of their best defensive games today holding Condon to 18 first-half points," Honkers coach Wade Kilby said. "I was very pleased with the defensive efforts of my girls, especially holding Jessica Snyder to six points."
Condon (14-5, 8-0) broke the game open with a 21-0 third quarter.
Katee Humphrey scored 12 points for the Blue Devils, while Haylee Farrar added 11.
The Honkers (5-13, 2-6) were led by the five points of Jessica Dale.
Central Christian 11
REDMOND - Natalie McElligott scored 18 points in leading the Ione Cardinals to a 56-11 victory over the Central Christian Tigers in Big Sky Conference girls basketball Saturday.
The Tigers (1-18, 0-8 Big Sky had only five field goals and were 1 of 13 from the free-throw line.
"It was a low-key game and a long way to drive," Ione coach Dana Heideman said. "A lot of girls got to play."
Emily Key had 14 points and Diana McElligott chipped in 13 points for the Cardinals (13-7, 8-1 Big Sky). Barbara Holland pulled down 10 rebounds and Emily Key had eight steals for Ione.
Grant Union 46, Union 40;
Grant Union 57, Imbler 37
JOHN DAY - The Grant Union girls defeated Union 46-40 Saturday in girls Wapiti League basketball, as Amanda Courchesne led the Prospectors with 17 points, Lisa Weigum scored 16 and Amy Jones added 12. The win boosted Grant Union to 7-1 in league, 13-5 overall.
Friday, the Grant Union girls converted 17 of 27 chances from the free throw line, including an 11-for-12 effort in the fourth quarter, to defeat Imbler 57-37.
The loss was a shocker for the Panthers who entered the game undefeated in six league games and ranked No. 3 in the state among Class 2A teams. The win moved the Prospectors into a three-way tie for the top spot in the league with the Panthers and Pine Eagle.
"We started on Monday focusing on Imbler and we'd given out maybe 12 pages of scouting reports," Grant Union coach Adam Barrett said. Grant Union took a 13-5 lead after the first quarter and never trailed in the contest.
Grant Union had three players in double figures, led by Jones and Ashley Thunell who scored 12 points each and Weigum added 11 points. Leanne Foster scored a game-high 19 points to lead Imbler.
Powder Valley 46,
The Wallowa Cougars struggled against Powder Valley Friday night, eventually falling to the Badgers 46-41 in Old Oregon League girls basketball.
Powder Valley led 13-11 after the first period and a foul on Wallowa sent Powder Valley freshman Shauna Nelson to the free throw line, giving the Badgers a 24-21 lead at half time.
Wallowa regained the lead in the third quarter, but gave up the victory to North Powder. The Badgers re-grouped in the final period, building a 44-41 lead a minute remaining.