CULVER — The newly-minted OSAA No. 1 Heppner Mustangs cruised past the Culver Bulldogs 67-32 to stay unbeaten in Columbia River Conference play on Saturday.

“We shot it well and we were able to stick to our offense and do what we wanted,” said Heppner coach Jeremy Rosenbalm.

The Mustangs (14-1, 4-0 CBC) led 39-20 at halftime and 59-28 after three, allowing Rosenbalm to clear the bench and try some different lineups with an eye on the second half of league play.

“It was a great team win,” he said.

C.J. Kindle led all scorers with 20 points while Logan Grieb added 13 to go with six rebounds for Heppner.

Tristan Bogart led Culver (5-11, 0-4) with 11 points.

The Mustangs go for their 10th straight win Friday at Pilot Rock at 6 p.m.

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HHS (14-1, 4-0) 20 19 20 8 — 67

CHS (5-11, 0-4) 6 14 8 4 — 32

HEPPNER — C. Kindle 20, L. Grieb 13, P. Collins 10, W. Putman 10, C. Hedman 6, K. Currin 4, K. Clark 2, K. Murray 2, T. Bredfield, J. Lindsay, K. Smith, W. Steagall.

CULVER — T. Bogart 11, T. Olivares 9, W. Basl 5, M. Krueger 3, D. Gutierrez 2, M. Davis 2, I. Stevens, J. Mendoza, K. Cox.

3-pointers — HHS 5, CHS 2. Free throws — HHS 11-13, CHS 2-4. Fouls — HHS 11, CHS 17.

NYSSA 56, RIVERSIDE 40 — At Boardman, the Bulldogs found their way to the free throw line for 34 attempts and converted 23 of those to provide the difference in a physical Eastern Oregon League contest on Saturday.

Riverside (6-9, 2-1 EOL) was just 6-8 at the charity stripe, but coach Clair Costello said their lack of attempts wasn’t due to a lack of aggression on offense.

“We only took seven three-pointers,” he said. “We were attacking the basket but (Nyssa is) a very, very good defensive team and they didn’t foul us.”

The Pirates also had a hole punched in their game plan before the tip when starter Eon Castillo sprained his ankle in warm-ups and scored five points in a limited role.

Felipe Olvera led Riverside with 17 points and added four steals. Daniel Rodriguez added nine points and five rebounds. Andres Gonzalez paced Nyssa (8-9, 3-0) with 24 points.

Riverside’s next game is a non-league meeting with Mac-Hi at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Boardman.

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NHS (8-9, 3-0) 14 11 16 15 — 56

RHS (6-9, 2-1) 6 8 11 15 — 40

NYSSA — A. Gonzalez 24, B. Thompson 12, A. Chavez 6, F. Pasacio 5, J. Fuentes 4, J. Martinez 2, J. Simpson 2, R. Melendez 1, M. Jones, D. McIntosh.

RIVERSIDE — F. Olvera 17, D. Rodriguez 9, E. Castillo 5, N. Madrigal 4, R. Rosales 2, S. Navarro 2, J. Garcia 1, H. Lopez, F. Aparicio, M. Hegar, J. Carmona.

3-pointers — NHS 1, RHS 2. Free throws — NHS 23-34, RHS 6-8. Fouls — NHS 16, RHS 28.

MAC-HI 60, ONTARIO 58 — At Ontario, the Pioneers won on the road in Greater Oregon League play for the first time in 11 years on Saturday, and in thrilling fashion.

With 1:45 left in a back-and-forth game Luis Garcia’s 3-pointer put Mac-Hi (5-11, 1-0 GOL) up 58-56, then after a defensive stop Adrian Zaragoza made a pair of free throws to ice the win.

It was the first time Mac-Hi had won inside a GOL opponent’s gym since a 59-56 overtime win at Riverside on Feb. 4, 2005.

Zaragoza finished with a game-high 24 points and Hunter Yensen added 18 as the Pios combined to shoot 20 of 37 (54 percent) from the field.

Adam Hawker led Ontario (4-9, 0-1) with 21 points.

Mac-Hi plays at Riverside, a non-league game, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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M-H (5-11, 1-0) 14 14 19 13 — 60

OHS (4-9, 0-1) 15 9 20 14 — 58

MAC-HI — A. Zaragoza 24, H. Yensen 18, L. Garcia 8, B. Debord 3, A. Delgado 3, A. Garcia 2, A. Martinez 2, E. Garcia.

ONTARIO — A. Hawker 21, B. Castillo 11, S. Hartley 10, M. Reyes 8, J. Contreras 3, A. Castro 3, M. Mejia 2, S. Hart, J. Manzo.

3-pointers — M-H 9, OHS 6. Free throws — M-H 7-11, OHS 2-4. Fouls — M-H 12, OHS 14. Fouled out — A. Garcia (M-H).

WESTON-MCEWEN 65, PILOT ROCK 56 — At Athena, the Weston-McEwen TigerScots nailed key free throws down the stretch to put away the Pilot Rock Rockets on Saturday night.

The TigerScots (5-7, 2-2 CBC) finished the game 25-38 from the free throw line, but hit 12-18 in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.

Brett Speed led the TigerScots with 23 points, while Ethen Reger added 11 points and nine rebounds. Shaw Broncheau contributed 11 points and six assists.

On the Rockets (7-11, 1-3) sideline, Bryson Pierce finished the game with 25 points — including 18 of those in the first half.

Weston-McEwen will travel to Liberty Christian (WA) on Monday at 7 p.m., while Pilot Rock will host Heppner on Friday at 6 p.m.

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PRHS (7-11, 1-3) 15 14 7 20 — 56

W-M (5-7, 2-2) 12 14 18 21 — 65

PILOT ROCK — B. Pierce 25, C. Weinke 10, G. McCall 7, T. Denny 5, B. Postma 4, D. Hasher 2, I. Winter 2, R. Langford 1.

WESTON-MCEWEN — B. Speed 23, S. Mikesell 14, E. Reger 11, S. Broncheau 11, A. Finifrock 4, X. Bailey 2, X. Bailey, J. Patrick, K. Scott, K. Rodriguez.

3-pointers — PRHS 7, W-M 4. Free throws — PRHS 11-22, W-M 25-38. Fouls — PRHS 26, W-M 18. Fouled out — G. McCall (PRHS), T. Denny (PRHS).

ECHO 44, WALLOWA 35 — At Echo, the Echo Cougars finished strong to jump past the Wallowa Cougars in the Old Oregon League standings on Saturday.

Michael Thompson and Carlos Chavez each scored 10 points to lead fourth-place Echo (5-12, 3-3 OOL) and the pair combined for 12 rebounds.

Echo found its advantage in the posts and outscored Wallowa (3-10, 2-3) 24-14 inside the key.

Travis Hiaga led Wallowa with 15 points.

Echo hosts Helix on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. for its next game.

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WHS (3-10, 2-3) 10 9 8 8 — 35

EHS (5-12, 3-3) 15 5 9 15 — 44

WALLOWA — T. Hiaga 15, C. Nobles 8, C. Hafer 6, K. Frye 4, N. Allen 2, G. Burns. (11-42)

ECHO — C. Chavez 10, M. Thompson 10, B. Gibbs 7, B. Moffit 6, C. Medrano 5, J. Dorn 4, C. Caldera 2, H. Gerkhe, Z. Gerkhe, D. Craig, T. Mulder. (16-44)

3-pointers — WHS 2-6, EHS 3-11. Free throws — WHS 11-13, EHS 9-16. Fouls — WHS 11, EHS 13.

JOSEPH 58, HELIX 26 — At Joseph, the Helix Grizzlies dropped their fifth straight game on the season with a loss to Joseph on Saturday.

“Joseph put a lot of pressure on us in the first half,” said Helix coach Ben Maney, “but the boys came out and played much better in the second half.”

Justin Williams was the Grizzlies’ high-scorer with six points, while Jonathan Shaw and Bradee Cope each added five points.

Helix will next host Pine Eagle on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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GHS (2-13, 0-5) 4 4 8 10 — 26

JHS (8-6, 4-1) 23 14 13 8 — 58

HELIX — J. Williams 6, J. Shaw 5, B. Cope 5, C. Christman 4, T. Fehrenbacker 4, C. Marks 2, G. Newtson, T. Wilson.

JOSEPH — C. DeLury 17, A. Borgerding 13, T. Homan 8, T. VanWinkle 7, J. Chrisman 6, C. Murray 5, W. Smith 2.

3-pointers — GHS 0, JHS 3. Free throws — GHS 4-16, JHS 11-23. Fouls — GHS 19, JHS 16. Fouled out — J. Williams (GHS).

STANFIELD 66, IRRIGON 60 — At Irrigon, the Stanfield Tigers took sole possession of second place in the Columbia Basin Conference by pulling out a win against Irrigon on Saturday.

No details were reported.

Stanfield (11-2, 3-1 CBC) next plays at Umatilla at 7 p.m., while Irrigon (11-5, 2-2) will travel to Culver at 4:30 p.m.

DUFUR 63, IONE 33 — At Dufur, the Ione Cardinals suffered their 10th loss of the season in a loss to Dufur on Saturday.

No details were reported.

Ione (2-10, 1-3 BSL) will next host Mitchell/Spray on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

CONDON/WHEELER 45, MITCHELL/SPRAY 42 — At Mitchell, the Condon/Wheeler Knights earned their second league win of the season with a three point win against Mitchell/Spray on Saturday.

No details were reported.

Condon/Wheeler (6-7, 2-2 BSL) next travels to Arlington on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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