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WEDNESDAy, DECEMbER 26, 2018
Heppner tops Stanfield for league victories
Echo girls take
league lead going
By BRETT KANE
The Stanfield Tigers boys
headed into the Christmas break
with a 1-1 Blue Mountain Con-
ference record with a 56-37 loss
to Heppner on Saturday.
Heppner sprinted out to a 9-0
lead in the first quarter and kept
the Tigers away from the net
for more than four minutes until
Stanfield juniors Mario Sanchez
and Rene Sanchez combined for
four straight points. Senior Elias
Esquivel scored another basket
with 1:30 left in the quarter, but
Heppner sunk two more of their
own for a 14-6 lead at the buzzer.
Sanchez hit a 3-pointer to
open the second quarter as the
Tigers steadily chipped away
at the deficit. When Stanfield
was down 20-17, junior Rafael
Orozco missed a 3-pointer that
could have tied it up. The Mus-
tangs hit five straight points to
ensure a 25-20 halftime lead.
Esquivel kept the Tigers alive
with a 3-pointer with 4:40 left
to play in the third, tying the
game 30-30. But Heppner senior
Hunter Nichols scored two treys,
two at the line, and two from the
field to broaden their lead.
“We got in our groove in the
second half,” said Nichols, a
5-foot-8 point guard. “We moved
and shot the ball well, and played
better on both sides.”
Senior Tyler Carter led the
Mustangs with 15 points, and
Nichols had 14. Esquivel sunk 17
for the Tigers.
The loss came for Stanfield
after a 57-42 league-opening vic-
tory on Friday at Pilot Rock.
“We came in with a chip on
our shoulder and just said ‘You
know what? We got this,’” said
Stanfield senior Elias Esquivel,
who led the Tigers with 17 points,
after Friday’s win. “This league
is tough, but we can compete. I
think we proved that against Pilot
Sanchez, Nunez, and senior
Esquivel in scoring with nine
points each on Friday. Waggoner
led the Rockets with 11.
Heppner (2-0, 7-5) will com-
pete in the Irrigon Invite on
Thursday, Dec. 27. Stanfield
(1-1, 4-8) will host Weston-McE-
wen on Friday, Jan. 4.
The Heppner girls fought
through a first quarter deficit to
take home their first league vic-
By HERMISTON HERALD
The Echo girls’ busy schedule got
the best of them. After playing six
games in a week, the Cougars fell
in a nonleague road game to Joseph,
Tylene Skillman scored 12 of her
team’s 17 points in just two quarters.
“Tylene is a very consistent
player across the board,” said coach
Heather Madison. “Had I played her
more than two quarters, we proba-
bly would’ve done better, but every-
one was exhausted after a long week.
They gave everything.”
Echo (2-0, 3-5) host the Bouncin’
Cancer Tournament starting on Friday.
The Cougars improved to 2-0 in
the Big Sky Conference and 3-4 over-
all in a Friday home game against
Rachel McCarty posted 22 points
to lead the way. Faith McCarty scored
And on Thursday, freshman Faith
McCarty poured in a game-high 19
points to help the Cougars to a 52-37
nonleague win over Wallowa. Skill-
man added 15 points, and McCarty
Still in search of their season’s first
win, the Echo boys lost their second
league game Friday home game to
Charlie White posted a team-high
20 points, and Devan Craig dropped
The game followed a 45-36 non-
league home loss to Wallowa on
Echo hosts the two-day Bouncin’
Cancer Tournament beginning on Fri-
day, Dec. 28.
UMATILLA 59, RIVERVIEW
43 — The Umatilla boys went into
Christmas break enjoying an eight-
game streak after beating Riverview
59-43 at home on Saturday.
The Vikings (9-1), ranked ninth in
the state, will compete in the Salem
Academy Classic starting on Thurs-
day, Jan. 3 and begin league play on
Jan. 8 against Irrigon.
RIVERVIEW 44, UMATILLA
22 — The Vikings girls fell in a non-
league home game to Riverview on
“We fought pretty well, and we
finally connected as a team,” said
coach McKenzie Davis. “But we had
too many turnovers and gave up too
many free throws.”
Umatilla (2-8) will compete in the
Salem Academy Classic beginning
Thursday, Jan. 3.
Staff photo by Kathy Aney
Alexis Shelby (2), of Stanfield, tries to steal the ball from the Rocket’s Jade Atkins during Friday’s Blue Mountain
Conference game in Pilot Rock.
tory of the season, downing Stan-
field 55-38 for a Saturday road
“This was the first complete
game that we played as a team,”
said Mustangs coach Robert Wil-
son. “Everyone played hard. Our
rebounding was especially good
today — that’s always been an
area of opportunity for us.”
Tigers junior Kendra Hart
helped Stanfield out to an 8-1 lead
in under five minutes to force a
Heppner timeout. The Mustangs
came out of the break to score
14 points over Stanfield’s six,
including a 3-pointer from senior
Jacee Currin at the buzzer to put
Heppner ahead for good, 15-13.
Sydney Wilson posted 18
points for Heppner (1-1, 7-5).
Hart had 14 for Stanfield (1-1,
“Sydney is a gym rat. She
loves basketball,” coach Wilson
said. “She has a great understand-
ing of the game.”
“We knew Stanfield would be
a challenge,” said Wilson, a point
guard. “But we got used to ‘em.
It feels great to have that confi-
dence after our first league win.
We know that we can keep push-
ing ourselves even further.”
Stanfield opened league play
on Friday with a 65-49 win at
“We started hitting better
shots and transitions,” said Tigers
coach Daniel Sharp after Friday’s
game. “We played some good
defense for about a quarter and a
half to spread the gap a little bit.”
Tejada led Stanfield with 19
points, and Hart followed with
18. Grace Austin posted 15
points for the Rockets, and Bre-
ann Baleztena scored 12.
Irrigon crowned six champions
and won the team title Wednesday at
the inaugural County Championships
at Echo High School.
The Knights rolled up 165 points,
31 more than runner-up River-
side. Heppner was third, followed
by Hermiston, Pendleton and Echo/
Asher Hall of Irrigon beat Trevor
Kirkpatrick 6-4 in overtime for the
113-pound title, and Kyler Shelton
followed at 132, pinning Christian
Reyes of Riverside in 2:32.
Irrigon’s Alex Miranda-Walls beat
teammate Brady Harrington 10-2 in
the 182-pound title match, and Cris-
tian Michaels pinned Hermiston’s
Samson Koekmoer in 1:23.
Host Echo got a title from Mychael
Pointer at 152 with a pin of River-
side’s Jose Puerta in 2:27.
Jace Cole of Heppner won at 160
with a 7-3 decision over Echo/Stan-
field’s Caden Fisher.
Hermiston wins four matches at Best of the West
By ANNIE FOWLER
Hermiston won four of its five matches
Friday at the Best of the West tournament in
Pasco, but the Bulldogs’ loss to Prairie in the
placing matches kept them out of the trophy
Newberg (Ore.) won the team title, beat-
ing Flathead (Mont.) 50-23. Chiawana beat
Mid-Columbia Conference rival Pasco 36-28
in the third-place match.
The Bulldogs opted not to wrestle in the
individual tournament Saturday.
PRAIRIE 53, HERMISTON 30: The
Bulldogs got pins from Zayne Helfer (106)
and Isaac Lambert (120), and with a forfeit
at 113 pounds, Hermiston opened the match
with an 18-0 lead. Jordan Franklin pinned
Marcus McGathery at 132, but the Falcons
won the next seven matches to take a 47-24
lead. Jon Lee stopped Prairie’s run with a pin
of Noah Shelton in 2:21 at 220 pounds, but
the Falcons won at 285 to close out the match.
HERMISTON 64, WALLA WALLA 18:
The Bulldogs won all but three matches in
cruising to a victory over their Mid-Columbia
Conference foe. Hermiston picked up three
forfeits in the match, and the Bulldogs posted
seven pins en route to victory. Trevor Wagner
had the fastest pin of the match, needing just
32 seconds to take care of Alejandro Mata at
HERMISTON 39, NEWBERG (2) 29:
The Bulldogs picked up two forfeits, and
won five of the final six matches to secure
the win. The Bulldogs trailed 26-12 before
Stanley Scott pinned Alex Pintor in 1:20 at
195 pounds. Lee followed with a pin of Jesus
Espinoza in 2 minutes, and Dustyn Coughlin
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