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    SPORTS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
1B
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HERMISTON
PENDLETON
Bulldogs
drop fi rst
game
Buckaroos come up short
Hermiston falls after
momentum shifts in
second half
By ALEXIS MANSANAREZ
East Oregonian
HERMISTON — After
winning it’s fi rst two home
games last week, Hermiston had
momentum
on its side
Boys
entering Tues-
Basketball
day’s match up
against Cleve-
land. The Bull-
dogs were on
Cleveland
a three-game
winning streak
that started on
the road at the
Holiday Inn
WIT Tourna-
Hermiston
ment.
But
that
momentum
came to a
screeching halt in the fi nal two
quarters against the Warriors.
Cleveland broke out, with the
help of senior Sethon Moore,
and skated away with a 69-60
win at the Dawg House.
After it was all said and
done, there was one thing on
head coach Casey Arstein’s
mind: turnovers.
“Turnovers killed us,” he
said, “and not getting stops
when we needed to. (Cleveland
went) on that 14-0 run, and then
we cut it to four and we get a
rebound so we can cut it to two
or three and we turn the ball
over in a transition situation.”
“Those things add up,” he
added, “and we had one of those
same situations in the fi rst half
where we had a transition and
tried to dribble behind our back
and we turned it over.”
After chipping away at an
early defi cit, Hermiston entered
the half with a narrow three
point lead, up 36-33.
Late in the third quarter the
Bulldogs extended their lead to
48-39, their largest of the night,
and that’s when the Warriors
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69
60
McGlothan returns
but Bucks shooting
goes ice cold
By ERIC SINGER
East Oregonian
PENDLETON — The fi rst
two weeks of Kalan McGlo-
than’s senior basketball season
were
not
Girls Basketball enjoyable for
the all-league
forward.
Due to a
Lewiston (ID)
slight tear in
her hamstring,
McGlothan
had to sit and
watch
from
the
sidelines
as
Pendleton
the Buckaroos
stumbled
to
one win in
their fi rst four
games. Being that basketball is
her favorite sport, McGlothan
had an extreme itch to get
healed enough as quickly as she
could to allow her to get back
on the fl oor and play with her
teammates.
On Tuesday night, she fi nally
got her chance. McGlothan did
not start, but still played signifi -
cant minutes has her Buckaroos
came up short against Lewiston
51-38 at Warberg Court. It was
a game where the Buckaroos
(1-4) as a whole simply could
not buy a basket, getting plenty
of good looks at the hoop only
to have the ball roll around the
rim and bounce out more often
than it went through.
But even not yet at 100
percent, McGlothan still was
impressive. She led Pendleton
with 10 points and grabbed 11
rebounds, supplying Pendle-
ton’s only made fi eld goals in
the fi rst half.
“It was nice to get back,” a
smiling McGlothan said after-
ward. “I need a few games to get
back into things, but it felt really
good.”
Pendleton coach Kevin
Porter said having McGlothan
back is a much-needed boost for
Pendleton moving forward.
“Obviously she’s not herself
yet, but it’s nice to have her
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
back,” he said. “I expect her
Pendleton’s Kalan McGlothan shoots the ball guarded by Lewiston’s Madison Stoddard in the Bucks’
See BUCKAROOS/3B
51-38 loss to the Bengals on Tuesday in Pendleton.
51
38
Men’s College Basketball
Thompson Jr., Eubanks help Oregon State slip past Jacksonville State
By KYLE ODEGARD
Associated Press
Amanda Loman/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP
Oregon State guard Ethan Thompson (5) drives in towards
center court past Jacksonville State guard Malcolm Drum-
wright (21) in an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis
on Tuesday.
NCAA
CORVALLIS — Oregon State
coach Wayne Tinkle said his team
showed grit and maturity, especially
on defense, and especially when the
game was on the line.
During a late timeout, he looked
into his players’ eyes. “They were
engaged and were like, ‘We’re
getting this stop. We’re getting this
win,’ “ Tinkle said.
Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 18
points with four 3-pointers and had
fi ve assists as Oregon State held on
to beat Jacksonville State 70-69 on
Tuesday night.
Drew Eubanks added 13 points,
11 rebounds and three blocks and
Tres Tinkle had 10 points and four
steals for the Beavers (7-3), who won
Jacksonville St.
Oregon State
69
70
their fi fth in a row.
Malcolm Drumwright had 20
points and fi ve rebounds and Jason
Burnell had 14 points before fouling
out for the Gamecocks (7-3).
Oregon State led by one point
with 17.8 seconds left and the
Gamecocks inbounding the ball. But
after a kicked ball, a defl ection out of
bounds, then a blocked shot off the
court, Jacksonville State inbounded
the ball with 1.5 seconds left on the
baseline. Seven-footer Norbertas
Giga missed a last-second shot for
the Gamecocks.
“When we really dig down and
try to get a stop, we can get a stop,”
Thompson said.
Jacksonville State coach Ray
Harper said he felt his squad should
have won the game.
“We were right there with a
chance. We just have to clean a few
things up,” he said.
The fi rst half was competitive
and physical, with plenty of contact
on drives and in general, including
a bone-rattling screen or two. The
Gamecocks led by as many as seven
and went to the break up 36-33.
The Beavers opened the second
half with a four-point play by Ethan
Thompson that gave Oregon State its
fi rst lead. That was part of an 11-3
run that put the Beavers ahead 44-39.
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Sports shorts
Jesuit’s Lowe named Oregon’s prep
football Gatorade Player of the Year
PORTLAND — Jesuit High School athlete
Trey Lowe was named Oregon State Gatorade
Player of the Year, which recognizes the state’s
top player for the 2017 season.
Lowe, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound
running back and receiver,
compiled 2,316 all-purpose yards
and 35 touchdowns for Jesuit,
which went 10-2 and made it to
the Class 6A quarterfi nals.
He is a four-star collegiate
Lowe
prospect and ranks as the No. 6
overall senior prospect in the state
of Oregon according to 247 Sports, and the No.
6-rated all-purpose back in the nation.
Lowe committed to the University of
Washington in mid-March, choosing the
Huskies over offers from Oregon, Oregon State,
Boise State and Arizona.
“It’s been a long road
from that day to this, but
I’m happy to say I’ve
been medically cleared
to return. Thanks for
all the love, support,
prayers, and well wishes
over the past 8 weeks.“
— Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers quar-
terback posted on his Instagram
account Tuesday that he was
cleared to return after missing
eight weeks with a broken right
collarbone. Green Bay (7-6)
plays Carolina on Sunday.
Dempsey, Sounders agree to
new deal for 2018 season
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle
Sounders have signed forward Clint Dempsey
to a one-year deal for the 2018 season that
provides more salary fl exibility for the club.
Seattle general manager Garth
Lagerwey confi rmed the new deal
with Dempsey on Tuesday.
Lagerwey did not get into
specifi cs about Dempsey’s deal
but did confi rm he will be a
designated player for Seattle and
Dempsey
that the contract is only for the
2018 season. Dempsey’s previous
contract had a team option for the 2018 season
but was more of a hit against Seattle’s salary
cap.
Dempsey returned from an irregular
heartbeat that ended his 2016 season early to
lead the Sounders in 2017 with 12 goals in the
regular season and three more in the playoffs.
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
1983 — Detroit beats
Denver 186-184 in triple
overtime in the highest-scoring
game in NBA history. Isiah
Thomas scores 47 and John
Long adds 41 for the Pistons.
Denver’s Kiki Vandeweghe
had 51 points.
1992 — Manon Rheaume
becomes the fi rst woman
to play in a regular-season
professional game when
she appears in the Atlanta
Knights’ 4-1 loss to Salt
Lake City in the International
Hockey League.
1997 — Michigan’s
Charles Woodson is named
the fi rst predominantly
defensive player to receive
the Heisman Trophy in the
63 years of the award.
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