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BUCKAROOS: McGlothan has big second half
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letdown and gave (Hood
River) some belief.”
Pendleton started the game
on a 7-0 before turnovers,
missed shots, and some slow
defensive rotations allowed
Hood River (6-13, 0-8) to get
a little run going and tied the
game at 12-12 by the end of
the first quarter. In the second
quarter, the lead changed
hands five times and was
tied twice, with Pendleton
grabbing hold of a 20-19 lead
to head into the half time
break thanks to an offensive
rebound and a quick lay-in
by Haley Greb with only
seconds left on the clock.
It was an uncharacteristic
first half for the Bucks,
overall. Between the action in
the offensive sets seemingly
being ran in slow motion
or the multiplex of misses
on close-range shots, it was
a surprising start versus
an Eagles team that was
searching for its first league
win in five seasons.
But in the second half,
the Buckaroos got back to
playing their style of game,
working the ball into the post
and allowing junior Kalan
McGlothan to go to work.
McGlothan, playing limited
minutes tonight off the bench,
scored 15 of her game-high
16 points in the second half
as she fought for offensive
rebounds and fended off
Hood River defenders inside.
Pendleton finished the
second half with 28 points on
36 percent shooting to close
out the win.
“We simply made shots
we needed, got some steals
we needed and finished out
the regular season correctly,”
Porter said.
Behind McGlothan, Katie
Bradt finished with eight
points, Maureen Davies had
seven points, and the trio of
Broker, Greb and Lauren
Richards each had four points
apiece. Hannah McNerney
led the Eagles in scoring with
12 points and Halee Baker
had seven.
Pendleton will host a
Class 5A first round playoff
game next Saturday, Mar. 4,
at Warberg Court with the
opponent and time TBD.
ABOVE: Pendle-
ton’s Haley Greb
dives on the ball as
Hood Rivers’ Lau-
ren Orr contests for
control Tuesday in
LEFT: Pendleton’s
Lauren Richards
shoots the ball
guarded by Hood
River’s Emily Curtis
on Tuesday in Pend-
Staff photos by E.J. Harris
Staff photo by
E.J. Harris
BUCKS: Smith leads offense with 19, Stuvland adds 11
second (quarter),” Tedder
said. “As much preparation
you do, and as pumped up as
you get (the players), they’re
still just looking to get the
win. I was glad we were able
to do that. We’re happy to be
minutes to bring the score up
to a more respectable margin.
Pendleton led 28-15 at
halftime, and 45-28 after three.
By winning its conference
title, the Bucks have secured
a bye in the 5A play-in round,
and will await the outcome of
Tuesday’s game to learn who
their opponent will be in the
first round.
22 6 17
6 — 51
5 10 13 13 — 41
PENDLETON — C. Smith 19, J. Stuvland 11,
W. Morris 7, K. Curtis 5, T. Newsom 5, J. Szums-
ki 2, R. Russell 2, S. Jerome, S. Machado.
HOOD RIVER — C. Flores 16, J. Mears
12, D. Kurahara 5, J. Tactay 3, T. Hough 2, E.
Siekkinen 2, T. Wells, Z. Moore.
3-pointers — PHS 7; HRV 6. Free throws —
PHS 2-4; HRV 11-13. Fouls — PHS 12; HRV 8.
BLAZERS: Portland goes on 11-0 run in third quarter
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the much-needed win for the
The Trail Blazers spoiled
Terrence Ross’ debut with
the Magic after being traded
last week for Serge Ibaka.
Ross, who is supposed to
added athleticism and a
scoring punch, managed just
13 points on 4-of-17 shooting
with his new team.
Nikola Vucevic scored
25 points and Evan Fournier
added 20 as the Magic lost
for the sixth time in seven
Portland trailed by 11
points early in the fourth but
then outscored the Magic
16-4 during a stretch that
ended with the Blazers taking
a 96-95 lead on a 3-point shot
in the corner by Lillard with
5:20 left.
After trailing by as many
as 14 points in the third, the
Trail Blazers used an 11-0
run to pull within three late
in the period with Lillard
and McCollum doing most
of the damage. But that was
as close as the Blazers could
come as the Magic pulled
back out front with Vucevic
AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) shoots
and scores over Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic
(9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in
Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
hitting some big shots and
then D.J. Augustin burying
a 3-pointer just before the
buzzer to give the Orlando
an 85-77 lead going into the
fourth quarter.
The new-look Magic
were inconsistent in the first
half with a permanent small
lineup and the addition of
Ross. But they played well
enough to take a 55-46 lead
Parker one of six
to receive Fastpitch
NW scholarship
Buckaroos senior Madi
Parker was one of six
players from the tri-state
area awarded Fastpitch
Northwest scholarships the
As a junior, Parker batted
for a .339 average with an
on-base percentage of .453
as Pendleton reached deep
into Oregon’s 5A playoffs.
An all-conference outfielder,
Parker has signed with
Eastern Oregon University.
Fastpitch NW has
awarded 37 scholarships
since it began the program
in 2011. Awards are given
in $500 and $1,000 totals
for a grand total of $20,000.
“When I started the
scholarship program in
12 7
9 11 — 39
12 8 15 13 — 48
HOOD RIVER — H. McNerney 12, H.
Baker 1, L. Orr 4, A. Goodman 4, B. Idhe 4,
B. Frazier 3, N. Lopez 2, E. Curtis 2.
PENDLETON — K. McGlothan 16, K.
Bradt 8, M. Davies 7, K. Broker 4, H. Greb
4, L. Richards 4, T. Fell 3, J. Lemberger 2.
3-pointers — HRV 3, PHS 1. Free throws
— HRV 2-6, PHS 15-25. Fouls — HRV 17,
undefeated in league.”
Pendleton (14-4, 9-0
CRC) was led by Caden
Smith with 19 points, and
Johnny Stuvland added 11.
Hood River (7-14, 1-7)
was paced by the 16 points of
Carson Flores, and hit three
3-pointers in the closing
East Oregonian
shoots a
jumper in
the Buck’s
48-39 win
River on
Tuesday in
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Friday, February 24, 2017
into halftime.
Ross missed his first four
field goal attempts before
knocking down a 3-pointer
that gave the Magic their
biggest lead of the half
at 37-26 lead with 8:22
remaining in the second
quarter. Otherwise Ross
struggled from the field,
going 1 for 7 for the half.
Trail Blazers: Forward
Al-Farouq Aminu did not
play Thursday because of
continued problems with his
left knee. Aminu missed the
Blazers’ last game before
the All-Star break against
Utah on Feb. 15 because of
a left knee sprain. ... Nurkic
was inserted into the starting
lineup. ... With his 3-pointer
early in the third quarter,
Lillard has now made at least
one 3-pointer in a career-
high 37 consecutive games
dating back to Nov. 22. It’s
the second-longest streak in
franchise history.
Magic: Point guard C.J.
Watson, who was recently
inserted into the starting
lineup, is listed as day-to-day
with a sore right Achilles
tendon. Watson said he
expects to miss about a week
to allow the injury to heal.
... With Watson out, Frank
Vogel went with a starting
lineup of Elfrid Payton, Evan
Fournier, Aaron Gordon,
Ross and Vucevic.
Trail Blazers: Portland
continues its four-game road
swing with a stop at Toronto
on Sunday.
2011, my hope was to give
back in a financial way to
players who have worked
so hard to achieve their
dream of going to college
and playing softball,” said
Ken Olson, director for
Fastpitch NW.
“Receiving the scholar-
ship from Fastpitch North-
west is truly an honor,”
said Parker. “I attended for
four summers in a row and
through this, I built some
amazing friendships with
softball players all over the
Pacific Northwest.”
Also winning schol-
arships were Kylee Hill
(Amity), Landree Miethe
Williams (Granger, Wash.),
Jessica Oules (Chelan,
Wash.) and Jessica Smith
(Rupert, Idaho).
Athlete of the Week
Twenty questions with
Aristotle Rockwell
East Oregonian
Coming off of a state
championship as a junior,
Riverside’s Aristotle Rock-
well said he felt a lot of
pressure as a senior.
Well, if the pressure was
there, his results certainly
do not show it. Rockwell
finished off a perfect 31-0
season campaign with a
strong showing at the 3A
Special District 3 tourna-
ment over the weekend,
winning two matches by
pin and one my major
decision to capture his third
career district title.
For his efforts, Rockwell
has been selected as the
East Oregonian’s Athlete
of the Week for the week of
Feb. 13-18.
EO: How old were
you when you started
AR: Five-years-old.
What is your favorite
thing about the sport of
The competition.
How many other sports
did you play growing up?
I played all kinds,
football, soccer, track.
Do you have a favorite
or go-to move during
High crotch
Do you have any post-
high school plans figured
out as of yet?
I intend on continuing
my wrestling career for
Oregon State.
What is it like to have
your father as the
wrestling coach at
Definitely feel like I
have higher expectations
but I’m pushed harder
every day on top of that.
Definitely been a huge
help throughout my
Do you have a favorite
athlete you like to watch?
The notorious Conor
McGregor (UFC).
What is your favorite
sport to watch on TV?
Football for sure.
If you could attend any
sporting event in the
world, what would you
The 2020 Olympics in
Tokyo, Japan.
What is your favorite
class in school?
Math for sure, I love
what numbers can do.
What is the best food that
is served in the school
Tater tots.
What is your favorite
Buffalo Wild Wings
What is your favorite
snack food?
Almond Joys
What is one food you
could not live without?
Chicken nuggets
What is the first job you
Family-owned hardware
store, Boardman
What is your favorite
part about growing up in
Eastern Oregon?
My family all lives in the
same area.
What is your favorite
place to visit in Oregon or
the Pacific Northwest?
What is your favorite
“High Fidelity” (2000)
Do you have any hobbies
to do outside of sports?
Swimming and video
What is your favorite
video game to play?
Pokemon Stadium for
Nintendo 64.
Aristotle Rockwell
Senior Wrestler
BULLDOGS: Beating Pendleton highlights high school careers
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“and it just had everything I
needed in a school.”
Garcia really focused
on one school as well, as
Southwest Oregon’s location
in Coos Bay and its coach
head coach Allan Ledesma
presented the perfect oppor-
tunity for her.
“It’s a small community
and I’m from a small commu-
nity and everything seemed
perfect for me,” she said.
Columbia Basin College as
another possible landing spot,
as one of CBC’s coaches
doubled as Garcia’s club
soccer coach, however she
said she preferred SWOCC
because she felt she wanted
to get away from home for
Garcia said she plans on
studying something in the
business field to help her
reach a goal of owning and
operating her own business
someday. And while she’s
happy to know her next step
following high school, she is
sad to leave behind friends
and teammates that have been
dear to her for many years.
“I’ve played soccer with
everyone on my high school
team since I was really little,”
she said. “I’ll be missing
them for sure and everyone
else here because we’re all
like family.”
For Line, an incredible
senior season turned in on
the football field opened up
the opportunity for him to
play college football. Line
previously played linebacker
before moving to defensive
line after one game and he
took off, earning Columbia
River Conference Player of
the Year and Class 5A First
Team All-State honors.
“I’m pretty sure they
(EOU coaches) didn’t really
know who I was before the
season,” Line said. “But late
December, early January
they came to school and then
the coaches started calling
me ... and then I visited and
met everyone and it just felt
really right at Eastern.”
Line, who intends to study
marketing, also entertained
an offer from Southern
Oregon University, but said
that EOU’s mix of coaches,
the proximity to home, and
its 2016 postseason run made
it too good to pass up. Having
played both linebacker and
defensive line in high school,
Line said that EOU’s coaches
plan to use him as a hybrid
defensive end and linebacker
to squeeze as much potential
out of him as they can.
When all three athletes
were asked if there were
one moment or game that
sticks out from their careers,
all three responded with
an identical answer — the
Pendleton games.
“Pendleton my senior
year for sure,” Line said with
a smile. “It was a big game, it
was close with a lot of pres-
sure and I had a good game.”
“Destroying Pendleton
because they’re our rivals,”
Garcia added, referencing
Hermiston’s 6-1 win over the
Bucks on Oct. 24, 2016. “It
was home, it was packed and
I had a hat trick.”
Contact Eric at esinger@
541-966-0839. Follow him
on Twitter @ByEricSinger.
Rockwell breezed through
the 3A Special District 3
tournament 132-pound
bracket, earning two pins
and a major decision win
to claim his third career
district title on Saturday,
clinching a No. 1 seed at
the state tournament.
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