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SPORTS
East Oregonian
Bucks crown 3 champs, finish 2nd at Bend
By ANNIE FOWLER
East Oregonian
Behind three champi-
ons, Pendleton finished sec-
ond at the Bend Invite on
Saturday.
The Bucks scored 199
points, finishing second
to Mountain View, which
amassed 202.5 points in the
13-team tournament.
Alex
Rendon
(132
pounds), Blake Davis (152)
and Shawn Yeager (160) all
won titles for the Bucks.
Rendon pinned all four
of his opponents in 42 sec-
onds or less, including
Hunter Davis of Elmira
in 31 seconds in the title
match. Rendon improved to
27-2 on the season.
Blake Davis beat team-
mate Kyle Liscom 9-3 in
the 152-pound title match.
Yeager also faced a
teammate in the finals, pin-
ning Josh Whaley in 1:56
to improve to 17-6 on the
season.
At 106 pounds, Col-
lin Primus finished second
for the Bucks, dropping an
8-3 decision to Carmelo
Farfaglia of La Pine in the
finals.
Chris Chambers reached
the finals at 138 pounds, but
dropped an 8-5 decision to
James Anderson of Bend.
Also for Pendleton, Kel-
len Hanson finished third at
113 pounds, Caleb Trem-
per was third at 120, Aiden
Henderson was third at 195,
and Isaac Urbina (170) and
Kirk Liscom (182) finished
fourth.
The Bucks will return
to the mat Saturday at the
sixth annual Colton Holly
Memorial Tournament at
Wilsonville High School.
Gut Check Invite
Hermiston had two wres-
tlers place at 220 pounds
Saturday at the Gut Check
Invite at ShoWare Center in
Kent.
Jon Lee finished sixth,
dropping the fifth/sixth
placing match 2-0 to Levi
Kovacs of Tahoma.
Sean Stewart finished
eighth, getting pinned in his
final match by Edan Cisne-
rnos of Forks in a time of
4:27.
The Bulldogs will return
to Mid-Columbia Confer-
ence action Thursday at
Hanford, where they also
will wrestle Kamiakin.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Mustangs: Take off for 2 wins over Weston-McEwen
Continued from Page B1
“We did decent offen-
sively, but we have good
bigs that helped us with our
blocks and rebounds,” said
Smith, who led Heppner
with 16 points.
Despite the loss, Sat-
urday’s game was kind to
TigerScots junior Stockton
Hoffman, who contributed
22 of his team’s 33 points for
the night. Hoffman scored
all 10 of Weston-McEwen’s
points in the third quarter.
Heppner (3-0, 9-6)
hosts Enterprise on Fri-
day. Weston-McEwen (2-1,
4-10) will travel to Pilot
Rock.
“I’m feeling pretty confi-
dent,” Smith said. “I’m hop-
ing to go 2-0 at our home
gym next week.”
Girls
PREP ROUNDUP
Echo boys escape with first league win
East Oregonian
The Echo Cougars inched
past Ione 48-45 for their first
Big Sky League win on
Saturday.
When the score was tied
at 38-38, Braden MacPher-
son scored one at the line
and Jon Medrano hit one
from the field to pull Echo
ahead once and for all.
Devan Craig led the Cou-
gars with 17 points, and shot
4-4 at the line.
Echo (1-4, 2-11) trav-
els to South Wasco County
on Friday. Ione (0-5, 1-11)
hosts Arlington on Tuesday.
KNAPPA 76, STAN-
FIELD 34 — The Tigers
dropped a nonleague road
game to Knappa on Satur-
day afternoon.
Rene Sanchez led Stan-
field (1-2, 4-10) with nine
points.
“Honestly, we didn’t
play terrible; Knappa is
just a super athletic team,”
said coach Devin Bailey.
“They’re going to compete
at the state level. This game
helped us gauge where we
are as a team.”
Stanfield will resume the
Blue Mountain Conference
on Friday at Union.
ENTERPRISE
60,
PILOT ROCK 43 — The
Rockets will go on with-
out a league win after fall-
ing at home to Enterprise on
Saturday.
Despite the loss, how-
ever, coach Eric Smidt was
impressed with his team’s
performance on the court.
“Riley Waggoner came
out and was just hot,” Smidt
said. “He put up 13 points in
the first quarter alone. The
team really played their guts
out tonight.”
Pilot Rock (0-4, 1-12)
will host Weston-McEwen
in Blue Mountain Confer-
ence play on Friday.
ELGIN 55, HELIX 36
— The Grizzlies are still
looking for a win in the Old
Oregon League after Elgin
sent them home with a loss
on Saturday.
“It was a bloodbath,” said
Helix coach Zach Orem.
“Going over the mountains
is a whole different ball
game. It’s a lot more phys-
ical, and the refs don’t call
as much. We just couldn’t
do it.”
Elijah Sprenger scored
12 points for the Grizzlies
(0-2, 4-8). Gavin Newtson
had 10.
Helix will host Imbler on
Friday.
NIXYAAWII 66, WAL-
LOWA 35 — Nixyaawii
improved to 2-0 in the Old
Oregon League on Saturday,
topping Wallowa at home.
The Golden Eagles (2-0,
12-1) host White Swan,
Wash., on Tuesday for a
nonleague contest.
BAKER 51, MAC-HI
46 — The Pioneers opened
the Greater Oregon League
with a road loss to Baker on
Saturday.
Mac-Hi (0-1, 8-5) will
travel to Hood River Val-
ley for a nonleague game on
Tuesday.
Girls hoops
IONE 52, ECHO 49 —
Ione remains undefeated in
the Big Sky League after
escaping with a home win
over Echo on Saturday.
Jessica Medina posted 19
points to lead the Cardinals,
and Marie Chretien had 16.
Rachel McCarty scored a
game-high 20 points for the
Cougars.
Ione (4-0, 9-2) host
Arlington on Tuesday. Echo
(3-1, 5-7) travel to South
Wasco County on Friday.
ELGIN 61, HELIX 40
— Helix fell to 0-2 in the
Old Oregon League after a
Saturday road loss to Elgin.
The Grizzlies stayed
close to Elgin in the first half
before the Huskies sprinted
away in the third, outscoring
Helix 21-9 to put the game
away.
Arianna Krol led Helix
(0-2, 3-9) with 11 points.
They’ll travel to Imbler for
a nonleague matchup on
Friday.
STANFIELD
50,
KNAPPA 48 — In a Satur-
day nonleague road game,
the Tigers barely made off
with a win over Knappa.
Knappa led 28-25 at the
half, but Stanfield outscored
them 11-10 in the third quar-
ter and 14-10 in the fourth to
take the victory.
Kendra Hart scored a
game-high 26 points for the
Tigers (2-1, 8-6). They pick
up the Blue Mountain Con-
ference again on Friday at
Union.
ENTERPRISE
50,
PILOT ROCK 37 — The
Rockets fell to 0-4 in the
Blue Mountain Conference
after a Saturday home loss
to Enterprise.
“We had a game plan
going in, and I thought the
girls did a good job of fol-
lowing it, but Enterprise is a
very disciplined team,” said
Pilot Rock coach Dan Deist.
“Hats off to them.”
Grace Austin recorded
nine points and 10 rebounds
to lead the Rockets (0-4, 6-7).
They’ll host Weston-McE-
wen on Friday.
WALLOWA 49, NIXY-
AAWII 45 — Wallowa
edged past Nixyaawii for an
Old Oregon League win on
Saturday.
The Golden Eagles (0-2,
7-6) welcome White Swan,
Wash., on Tuesday for a
nonleague game.
BAKER 70, MAC-HI
17 — Baker proved too
much to handle as Mac-Hi
was sent home with a loss
to open the Greater Oregon
League on Saturday.
“Baker’s a really tough
team, and we had a lot
of turnovers,” said coach
Brooke Michaud.
Marion Monsen had
four points to lead the team.
The Pioneers (0-1, 0-14)
will continue the GOL with
a home game against La
Grande on Friday.
Girls: Hazel, Toure lead Kamiakin past Hermiston
Continued from Page B1
Hermiston’s
Jordan
Thomas scored the first
two points of the game, but
back-to-back buckets by
Toure gave the Braves (11-0
overall, 7-0 MCC) the lead
for good just 90 seconds into
the contest.
Kamiakin went on a 6-0
run to end the first quarter
with an 11-4 lead.
A 3-pointer by Hermis-
ton’s Jazlyn Romero pulled
the Bulldogs (4-7, 2-5)
within 11-7 to start the sec-
ond period, and a basket
and a free throw by Thomas
would be the end of the scor-
ing for Hermiston as the
Braves took a 26-10 lead at
the half.
Kamiakin came out in the
third and scored 14 consecu-
tive points in a span of 1:23
to take a 42-14 lead and the
rout was on.
“Our press gave them
trouble and we generated
a lot of points off that,”
Schumacher said.
Thomas led the Bull-
dogs with 13 points, includ-
ing eight in the third quarter.
Romero added eight points.
Only four players scored for
Hermiston.
“We knew this was going
to be a tall task,” Rodri-
guez said. “But you still
have to come out and com-
pete. In this league, every
team is good. It forces them
to understand they need to
develop. It’s a humbling
experience, which is good.”
Hermiston is back in
action Tuesday, hosting
Walla Walla to round out the
first half the MCC season.
It may have taken
awhile, but the Mustangs
took control of the sec-
ond half to turn away
Weston-McEwen on the
road 72-56 on Saturday.
The TigerScots took
a lead in the first quar-
ter before Heppner found
its footing. The two teams
spent the first two quarters
trading dominance before
going into the locker room
tied at 29-29.
“We
expected
(Weston-McEwen) would
be aggressive on offense,”
said Mustangs coach Rob-
ert Wilson. “We let them
control the tempo in the
first half, but we turned up
our defensive pressure and
made them work for their
points in the second.”
The two teams were tied
at 33-33 in the third quar-
ter before Mustangs senior
guard Jacee Currin and
sophomore forward Syd-
ney Wilson each found the
net to take the lead for the
last time.
“We knew we started
out slow,” said Currin,
who sank 24 points for the
night. “We just needed to
bring that fire to finally pull
away.”
Heppner closed the third
quarter with a 10-point run
and added 22 more points
over Weston-McEwen’s
Staff photo by Kathy Aney
Heppner’s Jacee Currin goes up for a shot during Saturday’s
league game against Weston-McEwen in Athena.
Staff photo by Kathy Aney
Cason Mitchell (3), of Heppner, eyes the basket during
Saturday’s game against Weston-McEwen in Athena.
15 in the fourth to stay up
front.
Senior guard Katie
Vescio scored 22 points for
the TigerScots (0-3, 5-9),
and Wilson had 26 for the
Mustangs (2-1, 10-5).
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Hermiston 4 6 11 5 — 26
Kamiakin 11 15 18 18 — 62
HERMISTON — Young 3, Hernandez 2,
Romero 8, Thomas 13.
KAMIAKIN — Brown 3, Re.Clark 4, Wes-
termeyer 2, Ri.Clark 2, Hazel 23, Schum-
acher 5, Toure 21.
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Boys: Sharp-shooting Kamiakin takes down Dawgs
Continued from Page B1
good job of getting them to
play to their strengths. It will
be a battle the next time we
play.”
The Braves used two sep-
arate six-point runs in the
third quarter, and got a big
3-pointer from Arland at
the buzzer to take a 53-38
lead into the fourth quar-
ter. Arland finished with 12
points.
The teams played an even
game in the fourth, which
left the Bulldogs short in the
end.
“They are well-coached,
very long and they did a
good job of hitting their
shots,” Arstein said of
Kamiakin. “The guys knew
their roles and they played
unselfish. They didn’t care
who scored.”
Cesar Ortiz added 11
points, and Jordan Ramirez
10 for the Bulldogs, who
will host Walla Walla on
Tuesday.
“We have dug ourselves a
hole,” Arstein said. “We can
either dig ourselves out or
get buried.”
Hermiston 13 17 8 13 — 51
Kamiakin 13 19 21 14 — 67
HERMISTON — Andreason 19, Ortiz 11,
James 6, Madrigal 4, Ramirez 10, Men-
dez 1.
KAMIAKIN — Westermeyer 19, Jones 17,
Nichols 8, Arland 12, Mohlman 6, Rose 5.
“Weston-McEwen is a
really friendly team, and
Katie really knows how to
work with her team and
play to their strengths,”
Currin said. “It was a good
win for us tonight.”
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