In the last 16 minutes of their Wilsonville tournament matchup against Mountain View, the Bucks boys basketball team made a comeback, but it wasn’t enough to save them from a 68-60 loss.

“We decided to turn it on and give some defensive effort,” said Pendleton head coach Zach Dong. “It was a good second half.”

The Bucks gave up 47 points in the first half and were down by 20 by intermission.

“It was pretty unimpressive,” Dong said of the first two quarters. “(Mountain View) came out with an intensity that we didn’t match.”

The Bucks only gave up 21 points in the second half and narrowed the gap by just four points in the final two minutes of the game. Pendleton outscored their opponents 11-8 in the third and 19-13 in the fourth. But Mountain View hit some free throws and open shots to down Pendleton.

“We beat them in the second half,” Dong said. “But we didn’t knock down some key shots.”

Tyler Newsom led in Bucks scoring with 28 for the night. Lane Maher and Kason Broncheau recorded nine each, Dakota Sams had six, and Tanner Sweek five.

Mountain View 26 21 8 13 - 68

Pendleton 11 16 11 19 - 60

PENDLETON - Newsom 28, Broncheau 9, Maher 9, Sams 6, Sweek 5, Roberts 3

Boys’ hoops

WESTON-MCEWEN 69, OAKLAND 35 - The TigerScots dropped a nonleague road match to Oakland on Saturday.

Junior Stockton Hoffman led the fight, recording 28 points, including five 3-pointers.

Weston-McEwen (0-2) will host Irrigon (3-0) on Tuesday.

TAFT 53, RIVERSIDE 29 - The Pirates “battled,” but couldn’t overcome Taft in a tournament matchup at Westside Christian on Saturday. 

“(Taft) had two 6-foot-7 boys on their team,” said head coach Clair Costello. “We just couldn’t get past them.”

Riverside (0-3) will play Kennewick’s JV team at the Umatilla tourney on Thursday.

IRRIGON 67, PINE EAGLE 29 - At the Ione tourney, Irrigon once again topped their opponent 67-29 on Saturday. 

The Knights (3-0) will travel to Weston-McEwen (0-2) on Tuesday.

PERRYDALE 63, ECHO 40 - The Cougars left the Horizon Christian tourney without a win this weekend, dropping their last match to Perrydale.

Echo (0-2) will take a trip to the Wallowa Lions Tournament on Tuesday, where they’ll play Huntington.

HELIX 41, IONE 36 - Ione closed their home tournament with a loss to Helix on Saturday. 

Hunter Padberg and Taylor Rollins led the Cardinals with five points each. Junior Verduzco and Jake Heideman had two. Junior Roque made seven rebounds.

Ione (1-1) will travel to Cove on Tuesday. Helix will play Stanfield at Umatilla’s Columbia River Clash.

UMATILLA 82, GERVAIS 36 - Umatilla closed out Vernonia’s tournament with a bang, crushing Gervais in a Saturday afternoon game.

Sebastian Garcia put up 25 points for the Vikings. Uriel Garcia had 18, and Luis Castro had 16.

Umatilla (2-1) will host a three-day tourney at home, starting off with a Tuesday game against Joseph.

SHERMAN COUNTY 56, STANFIELD 40 - Stanfield fell to Sherman County at a Husky-hosted tournament on Saturday. 

The Tigers (1-2) will hit the road on Tuesday to play Nixyaawii.

ST. PAUL 57, HEPPNER 51 - In a nonleague contest, the Mustangs recorded their season’s second loss, falling to St. Paul on Saturday.

Heppner (1-2) will try their luck on their home court when they welcome Mac-Hi on Tuesday.  

Girls’ hoops

RIVERSIDE 51, TAFT 21 - The Pirates struck their season’s first win at Westside Christian’s Saturday tournament. Coach Clair Costello noticed their improvement on both sides of the ball.

“We played a lot better today,” he said. “We had strong offense and defense. It was a good game.”

Riverside (1-2) heads to the Umatilla tourney on Thursday, where they’ll tip off against Nixyaawii.

STANFIELD 57, SHERMAN COUNTY 35 - The Tigers topped host Sherman County on their home court on Saturday in a tournament match up.

Savannah Sharp was the top scorer with 13 points, followed by Alexis Shelby with nine, and Kylee McClure with eight.

Stanfield (1-2) will travel to Nixyaawii on Tuesday.

ST. PAUL 68, HEPPNER 35 - The Mustangs fell to the “disciplined, deep” St. Paul Buckaroos on Saturday. Sydney Wilson led with seven points, Madison Ashbeck and ZaBrena Masterson had six each, and Jenna McCullough five.

IONE 58, HELIX 41 - At the Ione tourney, the Cardinals dominated the visiting Grizzlies in a game that Ione coach Heideman found “very satisfying.”

“We haven’t beat Helix since I’ve been coaching,” he said. “This feels good. I’m excited.”

Jessica Medina led the win with 23 points. Marie Chretien followed with 19. Annie Wood scored big for Helix with 17.

Ione (2-0) travels to Cove on Tuesday, while Helix (0-2) will compete at Umatilla’s Columbia River Clash on Thursday.

IRRIGON 66, PINE EAGLE 18 - The Knights closed out the Ione tourney with a domination over Pine Eagle on Saturday.

Irrigon (3-0) will play a nonleague road game against Weston-McEwen (0-2) on Tuesday.

DAYTON-WAITSBURG 41, MAC-HI 39 - On Saturday, the Pioneers dropped their second consecutive nonleague game.

“The girls gave it their all,” said head coach Brooke Michaud. “I’m really proud that we fought to the end.”

Kiley Reichert and Jacquieline Hernandez led in scoring with seven points each. Kayla Casillas had six, and Ashlyn Marly five. Victoria Garcia was the top rebounder, recording eight for the night.

Mac-Hi hits the road to Heppner (1-2) on Tuesday.

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