HOOD RIVER — The Hermiston girls basketball team kept its hot streak going with a 67-29 blowout victory over Hood River Valley on Friday night, the Bulldogs’ fourth consecutive victory.
“We came out early and the girls got a good jump right out of the gates,” Hermiston coach Juan Rodriguez said. “Our offense was humming tonight and our defense was playing great.”
Hermiston led 16-2 after the first quarter and then held a 36-10 advantage at halftime.
Maddy Juul led all scorers with 20 points for the Bulldogs, as she found her way to the basket with ease especially in the second half.
“It was a typical Maddy where she got real aggressive,” Rodriguez said. “She knew we couldn’t have a sluggish start in the third quarter and she found ways to score with her back to the basket and the ability to drive to the basket. I was pretty happy with the way she played.”
Following behind Juul was Jordan Thomas with 14 points, Rileigh Andreason with nine and Madison Wilson with seven. In total, nine players earned their way into the scorebook.
Hermiston hits the road again on Tuesday when they will travel to Pendleton for the rubber match with the Buckaroos. The Bucks took the first game in Pendleton 53-48 and Hermiston won the second match at The Dawg House 62-31.
HHS 16 20 17 14 — 67
HRV 2 8 11 8 — 29
HERMISTON — M. Juul 20, J. Thomas 14, R. Andreason 9, M. Wilson 7, J. Romero 6, H. Meyers 4, S. Stefani 3, S. Gilbert 2, K. Padilla 2.
HOOD RIVER — E. Curtis 8, H. Baker 7, L. Orr 7, A. Kinoshita 3, L. Weekly 2, A. Goodman 2.
3-pointers — HHS 6, HRV 2. Free throws — HHS 11-19, HRV 6-20. Fouls — HHS 18, HRV 15.