HEPPNER — Thanks to an unflappable CJ Kindle, the Heppner Mustangs came out on top of a frenzied finish in their Columbia Basin Conference game against Stanfield on Tuesday.

With no time left on the clock, Kindle stepped to the free throw line and made three straight shots to lift Heppner 59-58.

The manner in which he got there could only leave Stanfield fans scratching their heads.

With just 10 seconds left on the clock and trailing 58-56, Heppner (14-3, 5-2 CBC) was forced to foul if it wanted to touch the ball again. The problem was the Mustangs had accumulated just one team foul to that point.

Over the next seven seconds Heppner was able to earn the additional six infractions needed to send Stanfield into the bonus and to the free throw line for one-and-one.

With 2.3 seconds on the clock, the Tigers shooter missed the first shot and Kindle was fouled as he heaved a half-court prayer to beat the buzzer.

The game-winning free throws brought his total to 13 points, and Logan Grieb added 16 while Patrick Collins chipped in another 13 for Heppner.

Collins also had a game-high 12 rebounds.

Dylan Grogan led Stanfield (15-4, 5-2) with 16 points. Milan Davchevski added 14 points, six rebounds.

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HEPPNER 59, STANFIELD 58

SHS (15-4) 20 9 21 8 — 58

HHS (14-3) 14 19 14 12 — 59

STANFIELD — Dylan Grogan 16, M. Davchecvski 14, H. Braithewaite 10, E. Galarza 6, E. Lockwood 6, R. Bailey 3, T. Flores 3, T. Monkus, A. Montes, S. Allan, J. Carrillo. 26-52 FG

HEPPNER — Logan Grieb 16, P. Collins 13, C. Kindle 13, J. Corbin 8, R. Cutsforth 4, W. Putman 3, K. Murray 2, C. Hedman. 24-60 FG

3-point field goals — SHS 3-15, HHS 6-15. Free throws — SHS 3-4, HHS 5-10. Fouls — SHS 12, HHS 14. Fouled out — none.

NIXYAAWII 57, PINE EAGLE 32 — At Halfway, the Golden Eagles led 25-3 after one quarter and didn’t allow the Spartans to reach double digits until the second half for another Old Oregon League rout on Tuesday.

Hunter McKay led Nixyaawii (13-6, 8-0 OOL) with 14 points, and Wyatt Akers led Pine Eagle (6-11, 5-4) with 11.

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NIXYAAWII 57, PINE EAGLE 32

NCS (13-6) 25 18 8 6 — 57

PEHS (6-11) 3 6 5 18 — 32

NIXYAAWII — Hunter McKay 14, I. Ashley 11, T. Farrow 10, E. Bevis 8, F. Campos 5, H. Melton 4, C. Case 3, Corona 2, Oatman, Lewis.

PINE EAGLE — Wyatt Akers 11, W. Tyler 7, C. Marks 6, N. McCall 3, L. Fisher 3, D. Robinette 2, S. Denig, L. Seggerman, A. Houghton.

3-point field goals — NCS 5, PEHS 3. Free throws — NCS 4-10, PEHS 11-16. Fouls — NCS 12, PEHS 8. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — McKay (NCS).

RIVERSIDE 42, MAC-HI 36 — At Milton-Freewater, the Pioneers were unable to stand up to the press and couldn’t keep the Pirates from controlling the offensive glass in a non-league game on Tuesday.

Mac-Hi (2-14) had pulled within three points with two minutes left in the game, but didn’t get another possession with Riverside (6-15) grabbing offensive rebounds.

No Pirate scored in double digits, but eight of them made at least one basket.

Carlos Angel had a game-high 11 points for Mac-Hi.

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RIVERSIDE 42, MAC-HI 36

RHS (6-15) 8 10 17 7 — 42

MUHS (2-14) 8 8 11 9 — 36

RIVERSIDE — G. Roberts 9, N. Madrigal 7, S. Navaro 6, J. Carmona 5, E. Castillo 5, F. Aparicio 4, R. Rosales 3, F. Olvera 3.

MAC-HI — Carlos Angel 11, A. Zaragoza 8, A. Ng 7, A. Alvarez 4, M. Perez 2, M. Garcia 2, S. Zitterkopf 2, G. Podolski, J. Vela.

3-point field goals — RHS 5, MUHS 3. Free throws — RHS 3-7, MUHS 1-4. Fouls — RHS 8, MUHS 14. Fouled out — none.

In Tuesday’s other game Horizon Christian beat Condon/Wheeler 65-24.

Girls Basketball

HEPPNER 54, STANFIELD 39 — At Heppner, the Mustangs pulled into a tie for third place while avenging a loss from earlier this season on Tuesday night in Columbia Basin Conference play.

Maddie Lindsay had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Kelly Wilson added 17 points and seven rebounds for Heppner (8-10, 3-4 CBC).

No players reached double digits in scoring for Stanfield (8-11, 3-4), which pulled within five points with about 4:30 left in the game before the Mustangs increased their defensive pressure and pulled away.

“When they decide to play like a team good things happen,” said Heppner coach Melissa Lindsay, citing a marked improvement from recent outings.

Heppner was 6 of 9 on free throws in the fourth quarter.

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HEPPNER 54, STANFIELD 39

SHS (8-11) 8 7 15 9 — 39

HHS (8-10) 15 11 9 19 — 54

STANFIELD — B. Watson 9, Y. Chavez 9, C. Curiel 4, N. Esquivel 4, B. Braithewaite 3, M. Griffin 2, A. O’Neill 2, M. Banderas 2, G. Chavez 2, S. Connell 2, C. Hopper. 15-43 FG

HEPPNER — Kelly Wilson 17, Maddie Lindsay 17, S. Grant 10, P. Grieb 4, J. Kempken 3, R. Kollman 2, M. Correa 1, K. Lindsay, M. Gibbs. 19-41 FG

3-point field goals — SHS 1-7, HHS 1-3. Free throws — SHS 8-16, HHS 15-22. Fouls — SHS 19, HHS 16. Fouled out — none.

NIXYAAWII 45, PINE EAGLE 36 — At Halfway, five players scored in a 21-point second quarter to help Nixyaawii break out of a sluggish start in an Old Oregon League contest.

The Golden Eagles (13-6, 5-3 OOL) fell into a 11-3 hole to the Spartans (2-14, 0-9) after one quarter, but didn’t panic.

“The second quarter we were really able to move the ball around and get better looks, and we started hitting some shot,” said Nixyaawii coach Jeremy Maddern.

That opened up Nixyaawii to press on defense, and the Golden Eagles took a 24-15 lead into halftime.

Charlotte Barkley led all scores with 16 points for Nixyaawii and Hannah Tanaka had 14 to lead Pine Eagle.

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NIXYAAWII 45, PINE EAGLE 36

NCS (13-6) 3 21 14 7 — 45

PEHS (2-14) 11 4 10 11 — 36

NIXYAAWII — Charlotte Barkley 16, R. Sampson 11, A. Farrow 6, T. Oatman 4, S. Fitzpatrick 4, D. Maddern 4, K. Melton, E. Looney.

PINE EAGLE — Hannah Tanaka 14, S. Cooley 8, C. Digges 6, H. Kuta 4, L. Walker 4, K. Taylor, K. Jensen.

3-point field goals — NCS 5, PEHS 3. Free throws — NCS 8-16, PEHS 2-3. Fouls — NCS 9, PEHS 9. Fouled out — none.

CONDON/WHEELER 59, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 36 — At Condon, the Knights extended their winning streak to 15 games with a Big Sky League win on Tuesday.

Matney Jamieson had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Annika Rietmann added 14 points and nine boards for the Knights (18-1, 9-0 BSL).

Condon/Wheeler learned Tuesday that sophomore Brooke Dyer needs knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

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CONDON/WHEELER 59, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 36

HCHS (5-14) 6 8 7 15 — 36

C/W (18-1) 25 14 10 10 — 59

HORIZON CHRISTIAN — Paulina Finn 11, T. Hicks 5, H. Kempf 5, A. Ruiz 5, H. Lingel 2, J. Hicks 2, H. Becnel 2, A. Requa 2, S. Ryan 2, M. Roberts, S. Halseth.

CONDON/WHEELER — Matney Jamieson 17, D. Harris 14, A. Rietmann 14, E. Logan 6, J. Homer 4, A. Terland 4, A. Ramsey, A. Carnine, T. Pierce.

3-point field goals — HCHS 1, C/W 1. Free throws — HCHS 2-6, C/W 12-16. Fouls — HCHS 15, C/W 10. Fouled out — Ryan (HCHS).

In Tuesday’s other game Riverside beat Mac-Hi 39-30.

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