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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
East Oregonian
Page 3B
Prep Roundup
Nixyaawii’s second half comeback sinks Rockets in OT
East Oregonian
MISSION — The Nixy-
aawii Golden Eagles erased
a 17-point halftime deficit to
defeat the Pilot Rock Rockets
81-71 on Tuesday night.
Mick Schimmel scored
a game-high 28 points for
the Golden Eagles (4-1) and
Deven Barkley added 21 and
Quanah Picard added 16.
Nixyaawii outscored Pilot
Rock 42-23 in the second
half and 10-2 in overtime to
get the win.
Bryson Pierce led the
Rockets (5-2) with 26 points
and scored 22 of those points
in the first half, prompting
the Golden Eagles to key
on Pierce in the second half
which helped lead their
28 18 13 10 2 — 71
17 12 25 17 10 — 81
PILOT ROCK — B. Pierce 26, C. Weinke
20, R. Lankford 11, B. Key 9, L. Weinke 3,
Drake 2.
NIXYAAWII — M. Schimmel 28, D. Bark-
ley 21, Q. Picard 16, Magi Moses 8, Burns
5, W. Oatman 2, Sigo 1.
3-pointers — PR 8, NCS 7. Free throws
— PR 18-34, NCS 10-19. Fouls — PR 18,
NCS 25.
HEPPNER 32 — At Irrigon,
the Knights remain unbeaten
on the season as they doubled
up the visiting Heppner
Johnny Phillips led the
Knights (7-0) with 18 points
while Lino Covarrubia added
11 and Adrian Roa added
10. Wyatt Steagall led the
Mustangs (2-4) with seven
8 14
6 — 32
27 18 13
9 — 67
HEPPNER — W. Steagall 7, H. Nichols 6,
J. McAninch 6, K. Smith 4, G. McCurry 4,
B. Wolters 3, L. Burright 2.
IRRIGON — J. Phillips 18, L. Covarrubia
11, A. Roa 10, D. Vera 5, J. Sandoval 5, A.
Gomez 4, K. Fleming 4, P. Holcomb 4, L.
Carrillo 3, E. Carillo 3.
3-pointers — HHS 0, IHS 6. Free throws
— HHS 4-12, IHS 5-12. Fouls — HHS 8,
IHS 16.
Arlington, Brody Woods
scored 15 points and
Eduardo Nunez pitched in
nine as Stanfield held off a
late charge by Arlington for a
win on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (4-5) led
44-31 after three quarters,
but Arlington surged with 19
points in the fourth quarter to
make it a close finish. Brett
Troutman led the Honkers
(2-4) with a game-high 27
points and Wesley Goad
added 11.
16 13 15 12 — 56
17 9
5 19 — 50
STANFIELD — B. Woods 15, E. Nunez 9,
M. Sanchez 8, F. Ramirez 8.
ARLINGTON — B. Troutman 27, W. Goad
3-pointers — SHS 5, AHS 5. Free throws
— SHS 11-21, AHS 7-9. Fouls — SHS 16,
AHS 14.
PRISE 39 — It came
down to a dramatic finish
at Milton-Freewater, where
the Mac-Hi Pioneers were
able to come away with a
narrow 40-39 victory over
Despite not have their best
outing, the Pioneers (5-1)
saved their best efforts for the
fourth quarter and executed
the win on their home court.
The Outlaws (3-3) also
saved their best play for last
to keep fans on their feet. A
free throw as the clock was
winding down was their only
hope to send the game into
overtime, but the missed shot
ended the game in Mac-Hi’s
8 5
6 18 — 39
11 4
9 14 — 40
ENTERPRISE — R. Hayward 10, J. Wells
7, J. Even 6, C. Bathke 6, R. Masters 6, D.
Marr 2, B. Greenshields 2.
MAC-HI — Z. Hodgen 12, A. Delgado 11,
L. Garcia 10, J. Ruiz 5, D. Stevens 2
3-pointers — EHS 3, M-H 4. Free throws
— EHS 8-12, M-H 2-2. Fouls — EHS 11,
M-H 10.
43, RIVERSIDE 42 — It
was a busy night in Athena
for the Weston-McEwen
TigerScots and the Riverside
In the second game of a
doubleheader, the TigerScots
overcame their weekend
struggles and pulled off a
one-point 43-42 victory over
the Pirates.
It was Weston-McEwen’s
second win of the season,
and it moved the TigerScots
record to 2-5. For the Pirates
(3-3), the loss stopped a short
two-game winning streak.
Brett Speed led all scorers
with 17 points for Weston-
McEwen. Jonhan Pena
chipped in a team-high 13 for
8 12 11 12 — 42
3 10 16 13 — 51
RIVERSIDE — J. Pena 13, M. Hager 11,
M. Madrigal 8, A. Zellar 5, F. Barajas 3, F.
Chavez 3.
WESTON-MCEWEN — B. Speed 17, A.
Gamble 8, P. Munk 7, K. Rodriguez 6, J.
Speed 4.
3-pointers — RHS 6, W-E 4. Free throws
— RHS 9-16, W-E 8-12. Fouls — RHS 13,
W-E 17.
HEPPNER 38 — At Irrigon,
the Knights’ girls basketball
team also remains unbeaten
on the season after a win
over Heppner on Tuesday
Alyia Munoz led the
Knights (7-0) with 14 points,
six rebounds and five steals,
while Kylie Wyant had 12
points and five boards, Jada
Burns had 12 points, five
assists and four rebounds,
and Ana Zacarias had nine
points and seven steals.
Wyant scored 10 of her 12 in
the first quarter.
Sydney Wilson led the
Mustangs (4-1) with 13
points and Jaiden Mahoney
added 11 points.
10 9
8 11 — 38
24 13 10
7 — 54
HEPPNER — S. Wilson 13, J. Mahoney
11, M. Correa 6, J. Currin 4, Nichols 2, S.
Grant 2.
IRRIGON — A. Munoz 14, K. Wyant 12, J.
Burns 12, A. Zacarias 9, T. Davis 3, B. Rice
2, N. Romero 2.
3-pointers — HHS 1, IHS 4. Free throws
— HHS 9-20, IHS 4-12.
47, MAC-HI 21 — At
Mac-Hi Pioneers dropped
their third straight game,
falling to Enterprise at home
on Tuesday.
Sydney Earls led the
Pioneers (1-6) with 10 points
and McKenna Yensen added
five points. Riley Gray led
the Outlaws (5-1) with a
game-high 12 points.
3 6
8 — 21
12 11 12 12 — 47
MAC-HI — S. Earls 10, M. Yensen 5, B.
Hernandez 3, Castillo 2, H. Hair 1.
ENTERPRISE — R. Gray 12, Exon 9, A.
Gray 7, Moncrief 5, Carlsen 5, Gassett 4,
Bedard 3, Christman 2.
Free throws — M-H 3-8, EHS 5-7. Fouls —
M-H 13, EHS 11.
FIELD 34 — The Stanfield
Tigers skid continues with a
tough loss to Baker’s junior
varsity squad on Tuesday.
Despite three Tigers
scoring 13 points each —
Kylee McClure, Kendra Hart
and Jessica Wallace — the
Bulldogs (4-0) outlasted the
Tigers (0-8), and commanded
a lead in the second quarter
that they would never relin-
Baker’s top scorer with 12
points on the night.
15 15 17 20 — 67
13 4
8 14 — 38
BAKER — S. Keller 12, A. Carter 11, L.
Benson 9, H. Zikmund 7, J. Hellburg 7, A.
Bennett 6, H. Sanders 6, H. Paulsen 3, I.
Nemec 3, A. Calaway 2.
STANFIELD — K. McClure 13, K. Hart
13, J. Wallace 13, A. Griffin 6, K. Soto 3,
S. Sharp 2.
3-pointers — BHS 4, SHS 1. Free throws
— BHS 8-19, SHS 4-13. Fouls — BHS 17
(Sharp fouled out), SHS 18.
ROCK 41 — The Nixyaawii
Eagles continued their domi-
nate play and handed Pilot
Rock a 69-41 defeat. With
the home court advantage,
Nixyaawii picked up its
fifth consecutive win on the
season. Pilot Rock got hit
with its second loss to move
to its overall record 5-2.
The Eagles were led
by Milan Schimmel, who
scored a game-high 25
points. Schimmel also tallied
10 steals. For the Rockets,
Grace Austin led the team
with 14 points.
6 11
6 18 — 41
20 17 13 19 — 69
PILOT ROCK — G. Austin 14, L. Brewer
11, S. Weinke 5, B. Baleztina 5, K. Evans 4,
K. Deist 2.
NIXYAAWII — M. Schimmel 25, M.
Stewart 11, E. Butler 10, K. Melton 7, E.
Looney 6, T. Melton 4, M. Kiona 2, A. Hart
2, T. Broncheau 1, K. Mountain Chief 1.
51, RIVERSIDE 47 — In
Athena, it came down to
the buzzer for the Weston-
McEwen TigerScots. The
team finally got things going
against a streaking Riverside
and executed a 51-47 thanks
to a late 3-pointer from Katie
Vescio finished with a
game-high 15 points for
the TigerScots (2-5). For
the Pirates (5-2), Alondra
Caldera recorded a team-
high 12 points.
10 14
7 16 — 47
9 13 10 19 — 51
RIVERSIDE — A. Caldera 12, F. Rosen 10,
S. Wightman 9, A. Hernandez 6, Br. Avalos
5, Bi. E. Daltoso 3, Avalos 2.
WESTON-MCEWEN — K. Vescio 15, C.
Quaempts 13, A. Finifrock 11, K. Graves 4,
J. Lambert 2, T. Burke 2.
3-pointers — RHS 1, W-E 3. Free throws
— RHS 14-25, W-E 14-23. Fouls — RHS
17, W-E 25.
BUCKAROOS: Boys pull away from Lewiston behind Newsom’s 28
the ball
in the
loss to
the Ben-
gals on
in Pend-
Continued from 1B
and everybody else to be in
top shape in another month
or so, but for now we’re still
The game began as
anything but an offensive
showcase for both teams,
as the scoreboard was stuck
at 0-0 until the four minute
mark of the first when
Lewiston’s (7-1) Alyssa
Ralstin hit a jump shot.
Pendleton finally broke
onto the scoreboard at the
3:07 mark when McGlo-
than grabbed an offensive
rebound off a Buckaroo
miss and made a floater
while being fouled. A made
free throw gave Pendleton a
3-2 lead, which was its only
lead of the game.
Lewiston led just 5-3
after the first quarter and
Pendleton fought to within
14-12 early in the second
quarter before the missed
shots began to add up and
Lewiston started to pad its
lead. The Buckaroos made
just 2-of-27 attempts in the
first half and trailed 20-14 at
the break, and for the game
made just 10-of-53 attempts
(19 percent).
“Mama said there’d be
days like this,” Pendleton
coach Kevin Porter joked.
“There’s no secret formula
to why we didn’t make
shots. We’ve been hitting
those shots ... We got
wide-open 15-footers on
the baseline and the foul
line, wide-open 3-pointers
that Jaiden (Lemberger)
normally will knock down,
and we just couldn’t get it
in the hole tonight for some
Porter’s feelings, adding
“You just have those games
and you can’t do anything
about those sometimes,” she
said. “We had great effort
and heart out there so that’s
all you can ask for as a team,
Staff photo
by E.J. Harris
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Pendleton’s Jaiden Lemberger traps Lewiston’s Mor-
gan Genzer on the baseline in the Bucks’ 51-38 loss to
was helped out by its
aggressiveness in taking
the ball to the basket, as the
Buckaroos attempted 29
free throws and made 17.
The 17 points was nearly as
many as the team scored on
made field goals (21) in the
game. Behind McGlothan,
Maureen Davies added nine
points, eight rebounds and
four blocks, and Lemberger
finished with 11 points.
Genzer led all scorers with
17 points with the help of
five made 3-pointers.
Even with the loss, Porter
was very happy with the
effort that Pendleton gave
in the game following up its
tough loss at Walla Walla on
Friday night.
“I’m proud of the effort,”
Porter said. “I challenged
them to come out with
effort and desire because
those are things we can’t
coach, and I thought we had
a lot of effort and desire.
We executed well, we just
couldn’t hit a shot, and that
game just came down to a
few possessions.”
Following Friday’s lethargic
loss at home to Walla Walla,
the Pendleton Buckaroo
boys were anxious to get
back on the floor Tuesday
night to right the ship. And
after a bit of a sloppy first
half on Tuesday night againt
Lewiston (ID), the Bucka-
roos found a groove in the
second half and stayed in it
for all 16 minutes as they
coasted to a 71-57 win at
Warberg Court.
“I think they were
hungry,” Pendleton coach
Kyle Tedder said of his
team. “When you lose two in
a row, two tough ones, you
want to get better because
you can’t go down three in
a row. We got contributions
from all over the place ... we
shot 59 percent overall and
I’m happy with that on any
given night.”
Junior Tyler Newsom
had a huge game for Pend-
leton (4-3) with a game-
high 28 points, six rebounds
and three assists. He shot
9-of-14 from the floor and
was 4-of-6 from 3-point
range and scored 17 of his
points in the second half.
Newsom said. “I tried to
make plays for others and
they tried to make plays for
me and it worked out.”
Pendleton and Lewiston
were deadlocked at 10-10
after the first quarter and the
Buckaroos held a slim 26-25
lead at the break. But Pend-
leton started the second half
confidently and efficiently
and slowly built up a lead.
But just as Pendleton would
start to get momentum,
Lewiston would counter
with a shot or two of its own
to stay close behind.
A turning point for the
Bucks came with 6:53 left
in the game when Ryan
Russell nailed a 3-pointer
from the top of the key to
put his team up 49-43, and
just one minute later Pend-
leton’s lead reached double
digits at 53-43 following a
lay-in from Richard Scott.
“They (Lewiston) had
their punches but at the
same time, we responded
with the best poise we’ve
had all year,” Tedder said.
“And that’s the bottom line.
We still have to get better,
we still have to improve,
but this was a flash of what
could come.”
Russell was outstanding
for the Buckaroos with
10 points on a perfect
4-for-4 shooting night with
two clutch second half
3-pointers, while adding six
rebounds and superb inte-
rior defense. Scott scored
12 points with six rebounds
inside, while Dakota Sams
added 12 points and Shaw
Jerome finished with nine
Pendleton shot a superb
49 percent from the floor
attempts and was 7-of-13
from 3-point range.
“At the end of the day we
want to play well and protect
our home court,” Tedder
said. “We have some guys
that are hungry and figuring
it out and that’s what’s the
beauty of this. I said Day 1
this is a project, we’re going
to have our highs, we’re
going to have our lows, but
this was a step forward.”
Girls Basketball
5 15 18 13 — 51
3 10 12 13 — 38
LEWISTON — M. Genzer 17, C. Cady 10,
A. Ralstin 8, D. Randall 5, B. Cornelia 4, M.
Stoddard 4, M. Eke 3.
PENDLETON — K. McGlothan 10, M.
Davies 9, J. Lemberger 6, R. Gentner 4,
H. Kiele 3, U. Guerrero 3, H. Porter 2, S.
Spriet 1.
3-pointers — LHS 7, PHS 1. Free throws
— LHS 4-11, PHS 17-29. Fouls — LHS 21,
PHS 8.
Boys Basketball
10 15 15 17 — 57
10 16 17 28 — 71
LEWISTON — C. McKenzie 19, C. Spen-
cer 12, D. Santana 10, T. Bradley 5, K. Van
Boeyen 5, B. Ruddell 3, T. Wallace 3.
PENDLETON — T. Newsom 28, R. Scott
12, D. Sams 12, R. Russell 10, S. Jerome
9, K. Broncheau, D. Jackson, G. Lee, W.
Camp, C. Sandford, M. Gallegos.
3-pointers — LHS 9, PHS 7. Free throws
— LHS 6-7, PHS 16-23. Fouls — LHS 22,
PHS 6.
Contact Eric at esinger@
541-966-0839. Follow him
on Twitter @ByEricSinger.
BULLDOGS: Face quick turnaround, head to Walla Walla on Wednesday evening
Continued from 1B
went on their 14-0 run.
From the last three
minutes of the third quarter
to the first two of the fourth,
Cleveland held Hermiston
at bay while knocking down
jumpers and getting nearly
every rebound. Leading the
charge was Moore, who in
that five minute span scored
eight of the 14 points.
Like Arstein described,
the Bulldogs slowly but
surely climbed out of the
hole they dug themselves
into with four clutch free
throws by junior Ryne
Andreason — who ended
the night with a team-high
15 points.
After getting within four
points of Cleveland with
two minutes left on the
clock, Hermiston stayed
getting into foul trouble.
Junior Andrew James —
who played his first minutes
since a back injury sustained
at end of the football season
— and senior Cesar Ortiz
both picked up their fourth
foul seconds apart.
Junior Jordan Ramirez,
who was benched earlier
after picking up his fourth,
was out for good after
getting called for his fifth
foul with only seconds
The early foul trouble
that Ramirez was in hurt the
Bulldogs, as they allowed
silly mistakes and sloppy
play without the starting
point guard in.
“When Jordan got in foul
trouble it felt like we turned
the ball over a lot and guys
(felt) a little bit pressure —
just from running our stuff
I didn’t want to try to run a
set every time, I just wanted
to play,” Arstein said. “I
thought we forced a lot,
forced a lot of dumb passes
and forced some dumb
shots. We shoot better off
of assists and we had some
guys just jacking stuff up.”
another star point guard
took over. But he wasn’t in
purple and white.
Moore led the Warriors
with a game-high 24 points,
18 of which came in the
second half, and when his
shots kept falling, Hermis-
ton’s weren’t.
“It just allows them to get
back on defense and build
their defense and it just
doesn’t allow us to build our
offense up,” Ortiz said of
Cleveland’s late success.
Despite the loss, there
were moments were the
Bulldogs shined and perhaps
the brightest was were from
sophomore Sergio Madrigal.
“I thought Sergio did
a great job,” Arstein said.
“He’s only a sophomore
and plays pretty much 30-25
minutes of (junior varsity),
so I was proud of him.”
When Madrigal entered
the game minutes into the
second half, both teams
were trading the lead.
Cleveland was up 22-18
after the first quarter, but
Hermiston again fought
back at the charity stripe to
knot the score at 24 points
With one minute left
until the break, the score
was tied again at 33-33 and
that’s when Madrigal hit a
3-pointer that spun around
the rim and just as the ball
looked like it was going
to fall into the hands of a
Warrior, it hit the net to give
the Bulldogs at 36-33 lead at
Their back-to-back 18
point quarters in the first
half kept Hermiston in the
game, but after Cleveland
outscored the Bulldogs
36-24 in the second half, it
was the Warriors who came
out on top.
Hermiston will need to
quickly shake this game
off as the Bulldogs have
a very quick turn around,
traveling to Walla Walla
on Wednesday for its home
opener. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
22 11 17 19 — 69
18 18 12 12 — 60
CLEVELAND — S. Moore 24, R. An-
derson 16, J. Rodrick 10, J. Sanders 7, J.
Joseph 4, A. Osman 2, J. Bolger 2.
HERMISTON — R. Andreason 15, C. Ortiz
13, J. Ramirez 9, P. Wicks 7, S. Madrigal 4,
C. Smith 3.
3-pointers — CHS 2, HHS 8. Free throws
— CHS 11-19, HHS 20-25. Fouls — CHS
23 (Sanders fouled out), HHS 21 (Ramirez
fouled out).
Contact Alexis at aman-
or 541-564-4542. Follow her
on Twitter @almansanarez.