LA GRANDE — The Pendleton Buckaroos learned they can survive and off night by their most dynamic scorer and took down La Grande 58-49 on the road Tuesday in non-league boys basketball.

On most nights, junior Caden Smith could be penciled in for about 20 points before tip-off, and more often than not he exceeds that number by game’s end.

But with Smith struggling to find his shooting touch against the Tigers, Pendleton (8-6) went into the locker room at halftime trailing 29-19.

Not to be deterred, the Bucks came out in the third quarter on a 21-4 run that was driven by Daniel Adams, James Bradt and Mekhi Foreman to erase their deficit and put La Grande (5-7) away.

Adams finished with a game-high 17 points, Bradt added 15 and Foreman chipped in 10. Smith finished with nine.

“Caden had an off-night and that’s going to happen from time to time, but we had a lot of guys step up,” said first-year Pendleton coach Kyle Tedder, “We responded to the adversity of the first half.”

Devon Roe led Pendleton with 13 rebounds.

Zack Jacobs had a team-high 14 points for La Grande.

Pendleton has only league games left from here, and will host The Dalles on Thursday at 7 p.m.

After playing their last nine out of 10 games on the road, Tedder said the team is eager to play at Warberg Court and “put on a show” for the home crowd.

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PHS (8-6) 10 9 21 18 — 58

LGHS (5-7) 14 15 4 16 — 49

PENDLETON — D. Adams 17, J. Bradt 15, M. Foreman 10, C. Smith 9, K. Quinn 2, J. Stuvland 2, W. Morris, D. Roe.

LA GRANDE — Z. Jacobs 14, I. Cranford 8, E. Siltanen 7, A. Peasley 6, J. Schiller 5, G. Blackman 4, M. Wisdom 3, C. Brandt 2.

3-pointers — PHS 5, LGHS 6. Free throws — PHS 11-16, LGHS 5-12. Fouls — PHS 18, LGHS 14. Technicals — C. Smith (PHS).

WESTON-MCEWEN 45, MAC-HI 38 — At Athena, the Weston-McEwen TigerScots rode a strong defensive effort in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and earn a non-league win over Mac-Hi on Tuesday night.

The TigerScots (7-9) trailed the Pioneers 25-16 at halftime before the team made some defensive adjustments that sparked the comeback.

“We started trapping, which led to easy steals and easy baskets that got the intensity going,” said Weston-McEwen coach Brian Pickard. “Then in the fourth quarter the kids were just flying all over the floor defensively, getting a hand on almost every pass (Mac-Hi) threw.”

The TigerScots were led offensively by Shaw Broncheau with 13 points, four assists, and four steals, while Ethen Reger had nine points.

Mac-Hi (6-13) was led in scoring by Adrian Zaragoza with 12 points on four 3-pointers and Hunter Yensen finished with 10 points.

Weston-McEwen next hosts Culver on Friday at 6 p.m., while Mac-Hi hosts Ontario on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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MHS (6-13) 12 13 8 5 — 38

W-M (7-9) 5 11 12 17 — 45

MAC-HI — A. Zaragoza 12, H. Yensen 10, A. Delgado 5, L. Garcia 4, B. DeBore 3, A. Garcia 2, R. Walton 2.

WESTON-MCEWEN — S. Broncheau 13, E. Reger 9, X. Bailey 7, S. Mikesell 7, J. Patrick 4, K. Rodriguez 3, B. Speed 2, A. Finifrock, K. Scott.

3-pointers — MHS 7, W-M 3. Free throws — MHS 5-8, W-M 6-10. Fouls — MHS 12, W-M 9.

SHERMAN 92, STANFIELD 74 — At Moro, the Huskies poured in a season-high to shoot down the Tigers on Tuesday in non-league action.

Sherman (13-4) improved to 7-0 at home this season.

It was also a season-high in points allowed by Stanfield (12-4), which has lost two of its last three. Details of the game were not reported.

Stanfield returned to league action at Pilot Rock on Friday at 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

WESTON-MCEWEN 52, MAC-HI 45 — At Athena, the TigerScots used a rash of turnovers by the Pioneers to build a 30-19 halftime lead and then held on for the non-league win on Tuesday.

“We had a lot of turnovers in the first half and those were really killer for us down the line,” said Mac-Hi coach Brooke Garton.

Chelsea Quaempts led Weston-McEwen (9-8) with eight steals and 12 points. She also added four assists.

Bailey Hillmick added 10 points for the TigerScots and Ammarae Broncheau finished with six steals, six points and three assists.

Sydney Richwine paced Mac-Hi (11-7) with 13 points and eight steals, and Brittney Erb added 11 rebounds, seven points and five assists.

Both teams return to league action next as Weston-McEwen hosts Culver on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Mac-Hi hosts Ontario on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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M-H (11-7) 6 13 17 9 — 45

W-M (9-8) 13 17 11 11 — 52

MAC-HI — S. Richwine 13, S. Carter 10, B. Erb 7, A. Biggs 7, S. Tveidt 5, B. Smiley 3, K. Crisman, B. Jones, B. Hernandez.

WESTON-MCEWEN — C. Quaempts 12, B. Hillmick 10, S. Finifrock 8, A. Finifrock 7, A. Hill 7, A. Broncheau 6, A. Schroeder 2, S. von Borstel, J. Lambert.

3-pointers — M-H 0, W-M 2. Free throws — M-H 13-26, W-M 10-14. Fouls — M-H 14, W-M 20.

STANFIELD 58, SHERMAN 42 — At Moro, sometimes the best offense is a good defense and the Tigers used that philosophy to take down the Huskies in non-league play on Tuesday.

Using aggressive defense Stanfield (7-9) was able to get plenty of fast breaks to jump start their offense and led by 25 in the second half before getting some younger players out on the court.

Yazzmin Chavez led the Tigers with 13 points and Natalie Esquivel added 12 while Bailey Watson paced their defense with seven steals and Brittin Braithwaite added six more.

Desiree Winslow scored a game-high 16 points for Sherman (3-12).

Stanfield plays at Pilot Rock on Friday at 3 p.m.

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SHS (7-9) 15 18 15 10 — 58

SHER (3-12) 7 11 14 10 — 42

STANFIELD — Y. Chavez 13, N. Esquivel 12, C. Curiel 10, B. Braithwaite 6, B. Watson 6, M. Griffin 5, G. Chavez 3, M. Banderas 2, C. Hopper 1, A. Lemmon, S. Connell, A. Carrillo.

SHERMAN — D. Winslow 16, E. Hill 11, E. Poirier 6, K. Casper 2, B. Orendorf 2, T. Henderson 2, B. McKinney 1, E. Davis 1, J. Hill 1.

3-pointers — SHS 2, SHER 5. Free throws — SHS 8-12, SHER 5-11. Fouls — SHS 14, SHER 14.

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