Brooke McCall and Kailin Hoylman scored 10 points apiece and seven different players hit field goals to lead The Dalles Riverhawks to a 45-29 win over Hood River Valley in a Columbia River Conference girls’ basketball matchup played Friday at Kurtz Gym.
Playing for their playoff lives without all-league guard Dakota Murr, The Dalles Riverhawks had other players rise up to the challenge to help fend off Hood River Valley.
MORO – Desiree Winslow scored 19 points, Emily Hill added 14 and the Huskies moved into fifth place in the Big Sky Conference after a 54-49 victory over Dufur Thursday in Moro.
Sherman uses 41-16 run in second half to secure a 74-45 home victory
MORO – With just two games left in the regular season, Sherman coach Bill Blevins would like to see his team starting to hit its stride in time for a deep postseason run. Leading up to Thursday’s Big Sky Conference contest against No. 10 Dufur, Blevins has seen his group get off to slow starts, and the trend continued, as the Rangers trailed 33-29, before the Huskies came out firing away for a 41-16 second-half run to secure a 74-45 win in Moro.
Team hopes extra boost leads to the program’s 13th state title
Although injured and unable to perform with her teammates at state this weekend in Portland, The Dalles cheer senior Lauryn Despain has chosen not to sulk about her missed opportunity. She is using this time to act as a mentor, a teacher and an inspiration to the girls she has been around since Day 1.
Connor Uhalde rattled off 29 points, Bailey Keever picked up 14 and the No. 10-ranked Dufur Rangers won their ninth consecutive league matchup, 69-55, over Horizon Christian in a 1A Big Sky Conference battle in Hood River.
Backcourt duo scores 18 each in 67-39 home triumph
The No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies won their third straight game, a 67-39 triumph Monday in Maupin over South Wasco County to remain atop the Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball standings.
Paulina Finn and Kaitlin Wenz each posted double-doubles, and the Horizon Christian Hawks continued their magical Big Sky Conference run with a 74-47 victory over the Dufur Rangers Monday in Hood River.
SWC in good position to secure Big Sky district berth
Jada Myers scored 15 points, Ana Popchock added nine and the South Wasco County Redsides clinched their 10th win of the season, 52-44, over the Sherman Huskies in a Big Sky girls’ hoops matchup played Monday in Maupin.
Dakota Murr, Eric Flores and Josh Nisbet each hit double figures, but The Dalles could not contain Hermiston in the second half, as Xavier Rambo, Chance Flores and the No. 10 Bulldogs broke open a one-point halftime lead with a 42-28 second-half run to capture a 77-62 Columbia River Conference triumph Monday night in Hermiston.
Riverhawks held to three fourth-quarter field goals in 52-39 setback
With an opportunity to sneak into second place in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles girls’ basketball team led by a 15-13 margin through one quarter of play, but the Hermiston Lady Bulldogs went on a 39-24 run over the final three quarters of play to lock down a 52-39 victory in The Dalles.
DUFUR – Despite Friday’s 56-39 loss to Ione, the Dufur Lady Rangers are still within reach of a Big Sky Conference district playoff berth.
DUFUR – In 11 of 16 games, the Dufur Rangers have beaten their opponents by 20 points or more.
Huskies put in solid effort to defeat Washington’s No. 1 team
The Sherman Huskies had already faced the state’s top 2A basketball team and lost by two points, and Thursday, they had a chance to square off against Washington’s top 1A program, Sunnyside Christian.
In back-to-back days, at the Cavalier Cheer Invitational on Saturday and the Pacer Invitational Cheer Competition on Sunday, the Riverhawks scored first-place finishes to cap a successful three-event slate in front of the OSAA State Championships set for Feb. 11 in Portland.