ENTERPRISE?- Another big offensive showing from Dallas Reich and a triple-double from Owen Hegdal helped the Weston-McEwen boys basketball team to a 68-64 win over Enterprise Saturday in Blue Mountain Conference play.
Reich finished with a game-high 25 points and pulled in 13 rebounds while Hegdal scored 14 points to go with his 13 rebounds and 10 steals.
The TigerScots (4-4, 2-0 BMC)?led 37-27 at the half but came out flat in the third as Enterprise put on a run that eventually regained the lead in the fourth quarter.
"For whatever reason we just came out of the locker room and had a total letdown on defense,"?said TigerScots Head Coach Brian Pickard.
He said Enterprise hit all four of their three-pointers in the second half and had way too many easy looks under the rim.
With two minutes to play, Reich came through for the TigerScots one more time though, converting a three-point play to put them back in the lead. Enterprise was forced to foul at the end and the TigerScots sealed the game at the charity stripe.
ADRIAN 50, HELIX 35 - In Joseph, the Grizzlies (0-7) kept the game within seven points until the final minutes but lost two more players to injury as Logan Swaggert and Tim Allen went down with ankle and knee injuries, respectively.
Already shorthanded due to illness, Helix Head Coach Gene Heliker said he hopes to get two players back before Tuesday's game with Ione.
Riley Sedereburg led the Grizzlies with nine points, Zack Sundin added eight, Justin Zimemrman had seven and Grant McMurray scored six.
PILOT?ROCK?62, IRRIGON?29 - In Irrigon, the Rockets (2-4, 1-1 BMC)?had four players score in double digits Saturday as they got their first Blue Mountain Conference win.
Shane Mascall and Shane Lazinka each scored 13 while Demarcus Bowie and Lane Byrnes each added 12 for the Rockets.
Irrigon (1-7, 0-2 BMC)?got a double-double from Colton Garrett with 11 points and 12 rebounds but were simply out-matched.
"We're playing hard. It's kind of a rough start playing two of the best teams in the league. Our kids never gave up,"?said Irrigon Head Coach Jake McElligott.
SOUTH?WASCO 47, ARLINGTON 26 - In Maupin, Arlington (1-3, 0-1 Big?Sky) hung around for a half until it became the Steven Larlee show.
Larlee scored 28 points to leed the Redsides (6-1, 1-0 BSC) to a conference-opening victory over the short-handed Honkers.
"We kept hanging around but we started getting gassed," said Arlington head coach Ted Proctor. "We were down 12 at the half and were still hanging in there. But we just couldn't find the hole tonight."
WAITBURG (WA) 50, MAC-HI 43 - The?Pioneers?(3-5) gave up too many third-quarter points and couldn't find a rhythm offensively in the final period despite playing good enough defense to give themselves a chance.
Mac-Hi missed seven free free throws in the final stanza, further dimishing its chances of pulling out a win.
'We dug ourselves a bit of a hole in the third," said Mac-Hi head coach Nick Ellis. "We did everything we needed to do (in the fourth) except make the shots."
Nick Stanford and Will Riley led the way for the Pioneers with 12 points each.
ECHO 37, CONDON-WHEELER 14 - In Echo, the Cougars used a big third quarter to pull away from the Knights and put the game out of reach.
"We started out a little sluggish (from playing last night)," said Cougars head coach Jeremy Laframboise. "But then our defense frustated them in the second half."
The Cougars keyed in on Jessica Logan, limiting the Knights' best scorer to just three points.
Meanwhile, Shyla Hilliard led the way for Echo with 12 points, while Elizabeth Ferge was a key performer on defense for the Cougars.
HEPPNER?55, STANFIELD?19 - The Mustangs scored 25 points in the first quarter and put the game way early.
Despite playing against the Tigers, already in a down year and now without their emotional leader and team co-captain Jami Erwert, Heppner head coach?Mark?Dowdy?said he saw some real improvement from his team.
In particular, Dowdy was impressed with the Mustangs ability to run the half-court offense and play more effective defense. Four Mustangs finished with three assists or more, a sign that ball movement is getting better.
"That was encouraging to see this early in the season," he said. "Every game is alearning opportunity, a teaching opportunity."
SOUTH?WASCO 59, ARLINGTON?23 - In Maupin, the Redsides (6-2, 1-0 Big Sky)?opened conference play behind a 20-point performance from Carly O'Neill, beating the Honkers (2-3, 0-1 BSC) Saturday.
The Redsides controlled the game from the start and held a 26-14 halftime. It was a 23-1 third quarter that put the Honkers away for good, though.
Ashley Wetherell led Arlington with 12 points.
ENTERPRISE?46, WESTON-MCEWEN 28 - In Enterprise, the TigerScots (0-8, 0-2 Blue Mountain)?struggled to get their offense going Saturday and trailed 24-9 at the half.
"Our defense got some opportunities for us but we didn't convert when we got down to the offensive side,"?said first-year Head Coach Amber Doremus.
Sydney Porter led the TigerScots with nine points and Morgan Entze socred five and led the team with 13 rebounds. Doremus applauded the play of Shaelin Youncs as well, who started after playing the entire junior varsity game.
Summer DeSpain led Enterprise with 14 points.
HELIX 53, ADRIAN?33 - In Joseph, the Grizzlies (7-0) handed the Antelopes (7-1, 3-0 High Desert) their first loss of the season to win the Joseph Tournament Saturday.
Helix's Kylee Rogers scored a game-high 23 points in the rematch of a consolation semifinal match from last season's state tournament.
Chyanne Hack added 15 points 10 rebounds in a game that could have been very frustrating for the Grizzlies.
"They played a real physical, almost out of control defense,"?said Helix Head Coach Dean Fouquette. "Our kids really kept their composure, moved the ball and attacked and really controlled the game."
Britney Smith left the game with an injured knee and Fouquette said the doctor that examined it on site did not think it was too serious.
Mountain View Tournament
BEND?- The Pendleton wrestling team got a good look at some of their Intermountain Conference foes this weekend at the Mountain View Tournament in Bend.
The Bucks finished sixth out of 16 teams from Class 6A-4A but came out ahead of Mountain View and Bend and were once place behind Crook County.
Coach Fred Phillips said it was an encouraging outing, especially since some of his best wrestlers remained in Pendleton with illnesses or nagging injuries.
"As a team we're getting better," Phillips said. "We showed marked improvement from where we've been earlier in the year. I'm excited to see where we can go."
Roman Holcomb was the Bucks lone champion, winning his final 119-pound match 15-4 over a wrestler from Redmond.
Dylan Holcomb (103 pounds) and Colt Glenn (130)?placed second. Phillips said he was impressed with Glenn's ability to reach the final match against a two-time state placer from Sandy and even had his opponent near a fall as time ran out.
Andy Robinson (125) placed fourth, Sean VanPelt (285)?was fifth and Alex Ortiz (171) was sixth. Phillips said VanPelt's 4-2 tournament record gives him more wins this season than all of last season and added he was very proud to see Ortiz, a freshman, winning matches at such a tough weight class.
COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO - Hermiston was tied for sixth place with Deer Park?pending one final match between Deer Park's Shawn?Burton and University's Jake Laden Saturday when the Bulldogs left Idaho Saturday night.
The Dawgs notched two third-place finishes, two fifth-place finishes, two seventh-place finishes and an eighth-place finish.
The results were: sophomore Joey Delgado (112, third), freshman Abraham Rodriguez (135, third), Senior Ben Millard (171, fifth), junior Curtis Berger (189, fifth), senior Jaylee Britt (125, seventh), junior Bryce McMahon (160, seventh) and sophomore Sid Britt (112, freshman).