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Prep Roundup
helps Bucks
win second
The greatest Knight
Pendleton senior forward
scores double-double in
win over Putnam
East Oregonian
MILWAUKIE — Pendleton senior
Kalan McGlothan scored a season-
high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds
and recorded fi ve
steals to lead her Girls Basketball
Buckaroos to a
57-41 road victory
over the Rex
Putnam Kingsmen
It’s the second
consecutive win
for the Buckaroos
(3-5), who are Rex Putnam
fresh off of a
60-48 win over
South Albany one
night ago where
McGlothan again led the team with
23 points and 18 rebounds. After
missing the fi rst four games with a
hamstring injury, McGlothan and
fellow senior post Maureen Davies
has made Pendleton a tough team to
guard inside. Davies netted 14 points,
four rebounds, three blocks against
Putnam and had 12 points and nine
rebounds against South Albany.
“It’s no secret our strength comes
from our post play,” Pendleton coach
Kevin Porter said.
Against the Kingsmen (1-5) Pend-
leton’s defense turned up their play
when they needed it the most to help
earn the win. At the end of the third
quarter with the Bucks and Kingsmen
tied at 39-39, Porter recalled telling
the team “you got eight minutes left,
we’re better than them so you just
have to go out there and out-work
them,” and the team listened well.
The Buckaroos defense held the
Kingsmen to a mere two points in the
fi nal quarter and tallied 22 steals on
the game.
And while McGlothan and Davies
got the headlines, Porter emphasized
the importance of other players’
contributions outside of the scoring
department. Rylee Gentner had just
one point, but grabbed six rebounds,
had two steals and two assists, Hallie
Porter did not score though she led
the team with seven assists with four
steals, and Jaiden Lemberger had
six points with fi ve steals and three
Staff photo by Kathy Aney
Jada Burns concentrates before launching a free throw during Saturday’s non-conference game against La Grande in Hermiston.
In the game Burns became the fi rst Irrigon girl’s player to reach the 1,000 career points milestone.
Burns the fi rst Irrigon girl to reach 1,000 career points
East Oregonian
IRRIGON — During Irrigon
girls basketball head coach
Mike Royer’s extensive career,
he has coached only a handful of
players who reached the 1,000-
point milestone — all of whom,
until Saturday, where from his
years at Hermiston.
There’s a certain kind of
player how can accomplish this
feat, Royer explained.
“It takes just consistency and
you don’t see that very often,”
he said.
It also takes years on the
court at the varsity level to aid
in the process. All of which are
components of Irrigon senior
Jada Burns’ game.
The three-sport star athlete
recently became the fi rst Knight
in the girls basketball program
to notch 1,000 career points,
and for Burns it was just like
any other game.
“I was just wanting to win
and it happened,” Burns said
of Saturday’s game against La
Grande, where her 10-point
performance helped eclipse a
career milestone that she had
been working towards the past
“You start at the
beginning and you have
to work your way up
and you just realize you
want to win and you’ll
do anything to win.”
— Jada Burns
Pro Basketball
Aldridge helps Spurs take down Trail Blazers
Associated Press
AP Photo/Steve Dykes
San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray drives to the
basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard
during the fi rst half of Wednesday’s game in Portland.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored
22 points, Pau Gasol had
20 points and a season-high
17 rebounds, and the San
Antonio Spurs beat the Port-
land Trail Blazers 93-91 on
Wednesday night.
Aldridge hit 10 of 17
shots against his former
team. Gasol and Aldridge
San Antonio
each scored 16 points during
the fi rst half to help the
Spurs (22-10) win their third
consecutive game.
The short-handed Spurs
were without Kawhi Leonard
and Tony Parker. Both were
rested as part of San Anto-
nio’s injury management
program, as this was the
fi rst game of a back-to-back
for the Spurs. Leonard and
Parker are recovering from
quadriceps injuries.
Patty Mills and Manu
Ginobili came off the bench
to score 10 points apiece for
San Antonio.
Portland, coming off a
3-2 road trip, lost its fi fth
consecutive home game. The
Blazers (16-15) are the only
NBA team with a winning
overall record but a losing
mark at home.
Portland with 17 points,
while Jusuf Nurkic had 15.
Evan Turner and Shabazz
Napier scored 14 each for the
Portland’s backcourt of
Sports shorts
Mariners bolster bullpen, sign
RHP Nicasio to 2-year deal
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have
signed reliever Juan Nicasio to a two-year
contract, giving Seattle another hard-throwing
arm out of its bullpen.
Seattle announced the signing
on Tuesday after Nicasio
completed a physical. The deal
was agreed upon during the winter
meetings last week in Florida.
Seattle’s 40-man roster is now at
Nicasio, 31, spent the 2017
season with three teams in the
National League, posting a 2.61
ERA in 76 appearances. The appearances were
a career high and tied for the most in the NL.
The right-hander spent most of the season
with Pittsburgh before stints with Philadelphia
(two games) and St. Louis (nine games). He
was 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA and four saves in his
nine appearances with the Cardinals.
“I had zero pressure. All I
worried about was the ball
getting on the tee and me
making the right contact
with it. I do my job. I know
the snapper and my holder
do their jobs. They do those
jobs very well, and I trust
— K-Lani Nava
The Strawn School (Texas) senior
kicker made history by becoming
the fi rst female to score points in
a University Interscholastic Leauge
(UIL) state championship game with
nine extra points on Wednesday at
the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
Strawn won the Class 1A Division II
Six-Man title 78-42 over Balmorhea.
Gulich’s double-double helps
No. 17 Beavers beat UC Davis
CORVALLIS (AP) — Marie Gulich had a
double-double and No. 17 Oregon State used
an 11-2 run in the third quarter to defeat UC
Davis 61-47 on Wednesday night, the Beavers’
sixth straight win.
Gulich had 12 points and 12
rebounds plus four assists and
two blocks. Mikayla Pivec led
the Beavers (9-2) with 14 points with nine
rebounds and Taya Corosdale added 12 points.
Morgan Bertsch led the Aggies (9-2), who
lost their second straight, with 20 points but
that was on 8-of-23 shooting.
Oregon State led 34-30 at the half and
opened the third quarter with a Corosdale
3-pointer. After a Bertsch basket the Beavers
put together the key run with Pivec scoring
four points. When Taylor Kalmer hit a
3-pointer, OSU led 48-34.
2008 — Detroit becomes
the fi rst 0-15 team when
it’s routed 42-7 by the New
Orleans Saints. The Lions also
break NFL records by being
outscored by a combined
176 points at home and by an
average of 22 points.
2010 — The No. 1-ranked
basketball team tops the
88-game winning streak by
John Wooden’s UCLA men’s
team from 1971-74, beating
No. 22 Florida State 93-62.
Maya Moore has a double-
double with a career-high 41
points and 10 rebounds and
Bria Hartley adds 21 points
for the Huskies, who hold
the record for the longest
winning streak in all of
college basketball history.
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