It looks as if there’s no stopping the Golden Eagles.

Nixyaawii took care of their final game of the regular season with a 53-30 victory over their Joseph visitors on Saturday.

“Joseph has a good strategy,” said Nixyaawii coach Shane Rivera. “Like most teams, they try to slow the pace of the game down to keep the scoring low. But we just hung in there and did what we always do.”

Tyasin Burns posted 24 points to lead the Golden Eagles (22-2, 12-0 OOL), and Mick Schimmel chipped in 13.

Undefeated in league action and holding the Old Oregon League’s No. 1 spot, Nixyaawii will head into their district’s semifinals on Friday against an opponent to be determined.

Boys hoops

MAC-HI 61, ONTARIO 49 ― The Pioneers ended the regular season with a bang, turning Ontario away on the road.

Dareagan Stephens posted 22 points to lead the way.

“This was a great season,” said coach Jordan Poynor. “We got really hot from deep and had a nice lead at the half. I’m very excited for the postseason.”

The No. 3 Pioneers (14-8, 3-3 OOL) rematch Ontario on Tuesday in the Old Oregon League playoffs.

UMATILLA 39, BURNS 28 ― Uriel Garcia’s double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds drove the Vikings to a victory over Burns on Saturday.

”We bounced back today after our last three losses,” said coach Scott Bow. “We got back to doing what we needed to do, and looked good doing it. We’re ready to roll.”

Umatilla (18-6, 6-4 EOL) are the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Oregon League.

CONDON/WHEELER 84, ECHO 36― Echo’s regular season ended on a sour note with a road loss to Condon/Wheeler on Saturday afternoon.

Braden MacPherson posted eight points to lead the Cougars, while the Knights were led by Hunter Winslow with a game-high 35 points.

Echo (2-23, 1-15 BSL) finished at No. 9 of 9 in the Big Sky League.

Girls hoops

JOSEPH 60, NIXYAAWII 28 ― Joseph handed Nixyaawii a rough loss to end their regular season on Saturday.

“We just couldn’t keep pace in the second half,” said Golden Eagles coach Jeremy Maddern. “Joseph is a good team that pressures the ball well, which caused a lot of turnovers for us. That made the difference.”

Lark Moses posted three treys to lead Nixyaawii, and Trista Melton added seven.

The Golden Eagles (12-11, 5-7 OOL) finished at No. 5 in the Old Oregon League.

ECHO 38, CONDON/WHEELER 22― Faith McCarty poured in 16 points and shot 5-of-6 at the line to help Echo close their regular season out with a home win on Saturday.

The Cougars (12-12, 10-4 BSL) are the No. 4 seed in the Big Sky League, and begin playoffs on Friday in Madras.

ONTARIO 54, MAC-HI 34― Mac-Hi dropped a road match in Ontario to close out their regular season. Sitting at No. 4 of 4 in the Greater Oregon League, the Pioneers (1-21, 0-6 GOL) begin their league playoffs on Tuesday.

BURNS 44, UMATILLA 25― The No. 1 Burns Hilanders kept Umatilla winless in the Eastern Oregon League to close the regular season.Umatilla (2-22, 0-10 EOL) finished at No. 6 of 6 in the league standings.

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