ECHO — Faith McCarty scored a game-high 31 points, including nine 3-pointers, as the Echo girls bounced back from a two-game skid to post a 74-36 Big Sky League home win Saturday over South Wasco County.

Tylene Skillman followed with 17 points and five rebounds for the Cougars (13-7, 7-2 BSL). Rachel McCarty added 15 points and seven steals.

South Wasco County got 12 points from Jade McCoy, and 10 from Destiny Mora-Lope.

Echo will host Pilot Rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Girls basketball

NIXYAAWII 54, WALLOWA 42 — A 10-0 run in the fourth quarter, and pressing defense, helped the Golden Eagles to a home win over the Cougars.

Lark Moses led Nixyaawii with 16 points, while Sophie Bronson chipped in 12 points, and Kyella Picard 12 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles (7-10, 3-3 OOL) will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Powder Valley.

STANFIELD 59, VERNONIA 56 — The Tigers overcame a sluggish first-quarter performance to beat the host Loggers in a nonleague game.

Nyah Tejeda had 17 points for Stanfield, which trailed 19-9 after the first quarter.

Vernonia’s Brooklynn Walters made six 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 18 points.

Stanfield (17-3, 7-1 BMC) will host Union at 6 p.m. on Friday.

IONE/ARLINGTON 47, DUFUR 36 — Jessica Medina had a game-high 16 points as the Cardinals beat the visiting Rangers in Big Sky League action.

Piper Neal led Dufur with 11 points.

The Cardinals (12-7, 7-3 BSL) will hit the road to play the Pendleton JV at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

HEPPNER 50, GRANT UNION 46 — Rebounding from an earlier loss to the Prospectors, the Mustangs posted a Blue Mountain Conference road win over Grant Union.

Heppner (11-6, 4-4 BMC) hits the road to Enterprise on Friday at 6 p.m.

UNION 52, PILOT ROCK 16 — The Bobcats handed the visiting Rockets their third consecutive loss in Blue Mountain Conference play.

Emily Lambert had six points to lead Pilot Rock (5-14, 1-8 BMC), which will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Echo.

Union’s Callie Glenn led all scorers with 15 points.

ONTARIO 41, MAC-HI 40 — The Pioneers ended up on the losing end of a back-and-forth Greater Oregon League game against the visiting Tigers.

Ontario had a five-point lead in the fourth quarter before Mac-Hi chipped the deficit back to one point before the buzzer.

“It was back-and-forth for most of the game,” Pioneers coach Chris Bryant said. “We just couldn’t get that last shot.”

Daniela Angel led Mac-Hi with 12 points. Ontario’s Sydney Esquivel had a game-high 13 points.

The Pioneers (8-12, 1-3 GOL) will host Touchet (Washington) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BURNS 44, UMATILLA 28 — The Vikings, despite a tough defensive effort, had a hard time hitting their shots in a home loss against the Hilanders.

Taylor Durfey led Umatilla with 14 points. Kaya Dobson posted a game-high 20 points for Burns.

The Vikings (5-15, 1-5 EOL) will play at 6 p.m. Friday at Nyssa.

NYSSA 51, RIVERSIDE 34 — The Pirates fell behind 18-2 in the first quarter and could not catch the visiting Bulldogs down the stretch in an Eastern Oregon League loss.

Jasmin Lopez led Riverside with a team-high 12 points. Hailey Castro had 14 points for Nyssa.

The Pirates (4-15, 2-4 EOL) will play at Vale at 5 p.m. Friday.

ENTERPRISE 65, WESTON-MCEWEN 28 — Cloe Davis had a team-high eight points, six rebounds, and three steals, but the Outlaws ran away with a Blue Mountain Conference victory in Athena.

“We’re starting to execute as a team much better than the start of the season, but we need to shoot at a higher percentage to compete with teams, such as Enterprise,” TigerScots coach Jeff Griggs said. “I was extremely proud of our tenacity and grit throughout the game.”

Weston-McEwen (2-18, 0-9 BMC) hosts Grant Union at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Boys basketball

NIXYAAWII 68, WALLOWA 38 — Tyasin Burns poured in a game-high 36 points as the Golden Eagles cruised past the visiting Cougars to remain perfect in Old Oregon League play.

Tristan Bales led Wallowa with eight points.

Nixyaawii (15-4, 6-0 OOL) will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Powder Valley.

STANFIELD 74, VERNONIA 54 — Uriel Carrillo and Mario Sanchez each had 15 points, and the Tigers had 10 steals on the night to defeat the host Loggers in nonleague action.

Vernonia’s Kale Sullivan had a game-high 24 points.

The Tigers (11-9, 5-3 BMC) will host Union at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

IONE/ARLINGTON 58, DUFUR 34 — The Cardinals used their man-to-man and zone defenses to shut down the visiting Rangers for a Big Sky League win.

Wesley Goad led Ione/Arlington with a game-high 15 points, while Dufur got 12 points from Jacob Peters.

The Cardinals (15-4, 7-3 BSL) will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sherman.

HEPPNER 74, GRANT UNION 68 (2OT) — The host Mustangs had a seemingly comfortable 31-14 lead at the half, but the Prospectors rallied in the second half to tie the Blue Mountain Conference game and send it into overtime.

After each team scored 13 points in the first overtime, Heppner outscored Grant Union 11-5 in the second overtime for the win.

Jackson Lehman led Heppner (10-8, 5-3 BMC) with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six steals, while Jayden Wilson had 21 points and nine rebounds.

Heppner will travel to Enterprise on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game.

PILOT ROCK 44, UNION 38 — Tied at 13-13 at the half, the visiting Rockets pulled away in the fourth quarter for a Blue Mountain Conference win over the Bobcats.

Payton Thurman finished with game highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds for Pilot Rock (16-3, 6-3 BMC), which will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Echo.

Jace Phillips led Union with 12 points.

ENTERPRISE 63, WESTON-MCEWEN 48 — Theo White had a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds, but the host TigerScots could not get past the Outlaws in Blue Mountain Conference play.

Weston-McEwen (4-16, 1-8 BMC) hosts Grant Union at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

ELGIN 62, HELIX 25 — The Grizzlies trailed 14-4 after the first quarter and were unable to recover, suffering an Old Oregon League road loss to the Huskies.

Elijah Springer led Helix with 12 points. Kaden McClure had a game-high 21 points for Elgin.

The Grizzlies (5-14, 0-8 OOL) will face Nixyaawii on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MAC-HI 44, ONTARIO 31 — The Pioneers played stout defense to earn a Greater Oregon League home win over the Tigers.

Marcellus Brinkley lead Mac-Hi with 16 points. Jake Hartley had 13 points for Ontario.

The Pioneers (8-11, 2-2 GOL) will host Touchet (Washington) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

UMATILLA 58, BURNS 51 — Omar Campos had 16 points, and Andrew Earl added 14 as the Vikings made off with an Eastern Oregon League win over the visiting Hilanders.

Umatilla (11-19, 4-2 EOL) travels to Nyssa for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.

NYSSA 44, RIVERSIDE 35 — The host Pirates were unable to hit critical free throws down the stretch, enabling the Bulldogs to escape with an Eastern Oregon League victory.

Juan Reyna led Riverside with 13 points., while Leonardo Barba had 13 points for Nyssa.

The Pirates (12-7, 3-3 EOL) will play at Vale at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Boys swimming

The Bulldogs finished fourth in the team standings at the Mid-Columbia Conference Championships at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

Hermiston will send Preston Strong, Rian Middleton, Ivan Ely Cardenas, Blaine Stuart, Benjamin VanderStelt and Koi Mikami to districts in their respective events.

The highest individual placer of the day was Strong, who finished eighth in the 200 individual medley.

Districts will be Friday and Saturday at Kelso High School.

Men’s basketball

BLUE MOUNTAIN 80, COLUMBIA BASIN 65 — Wes Persinger had a game-high 18 points and 11 defensive rebounds as the Timberwolves snapped a 12-game skid with an NWAC East home win over the Hawks.

BMCC (5-18, 1-9 NWAC) will host Wenatchee Valley at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Women’s basketball

BLUE MOUNTAIN 76, COLUMBIA BASIN 67 — Madi McKrola poured in a game-high 27 points, and Katie Skramstad added 14 points, five assists and five rebounds, as the host Timberwolves beat the Hawks in NWAC East play.

The Timberwolves (3-18, 1-9 NWAC) will host Wenatchee Valley at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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