Since a pair of non-league losses at the beginning of the month, the No. 7-ranked Dufur Rangers have rattled off four consecutive victories by an average margin of 20.7 points to end the regular season.
Yes, the South Wasco County Redsides have lost three games in a row, but head coach Jim Hull has seen enough development and encouraging elements to feel confident his team can flip the switch in time for a deep playoff run.
SWC boys lose to Horizon; girls team adds lopsided win
Zach Nerdin scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and The Dalles Wahtonka added to a 31-27 halftime lead with runs of 10-8 and 18-14 for a 59-49 victory Friday in Columbia River Conference action over Hood River at Kurtz Gym.
For three quarters, the Sherman Huskies stayed right on task with No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian, but a 16-4 second-quarter run provided all of the cushion needed to propel the Hawks to their 19th consecutive win, 63-42, Friday night in a Big Sky boy’s contest in Hood River.
The Sherman Huskies secured the district No. 2 seed after using a strong first half to roll past Horizon Christian by a 39-22 count Friday in Big Sky conference girl’s basketball play in Hood River.
Caleb Morris sinks late free throw to give Dufur a 64-60 season-saving victory
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Sherman in good position to secure No. 2 district seeding
Backs against the wall, Huskies come out with 73-65 win over South Wasco
Team hits 8 of 10 free throws down stretch in win
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Ghramm nets 10, as 11 players score in 49-28 win
Dufur puts No. 1 Horizon Christian to the test in a 66-49 Big Sky Conference tussle
Defense holds Eagles to two field goals in the second half
Girl’s basketball team breaks open halftime lead with 28-7 run for a 54-21 victory
The Dufur Rangers have now lost four of their last five games after a pair of setbacks against Lowell and St. Paul in 1A girl’s basketball action over the weekend and Monday.
Sherman girls have won seven of past eight contests
In the past 10 games, the Sherman Huskies have alternated wins and losses, going 5-5, but this next stretch on the slate will be a telltale sign of whether this group has the mettle to turn the corner and make a legitimate run into the playoffs.
Kortge, Caldwell bring inside presence for a combined 36 points in Dufur win
Emily Bailey rattled off another double-double with 14 points and 12 steals to lead The Dalles Wahtonka to a 44-32 winner over Pendleton in Columbia River Conference play Friday night at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles. TDW jabbed away early in the game with outputs of 12-5 and 11-6 to lead 23-11 at the half.
The Dufur Rangers jumped out with a 16-8 lead through one quarter of play and rode that advantage to a 38-24 win over Sherman in Big Sky girl’s basketball play Friday night in Dufur.
The first-place Pendleton Buckaroos used 14 points from Joel Boozer and broke open a 26-20 halftime lead with a 30-25 run in the second half to post a 56-45 win Friday over The Dalles Wahtonka in Columbia River Conference boy’s play in Pendleton.
Travis Hayes continued his torrid shooting pace with seven 3-pointers for a team-high 23 points to lead No. 12 South Wasco County to a lopsided 95-29 romp over Griswold in Big Sky Conference boy’s hoops action Friday in Maupin.
The Sherman Huskies fell behind 20-9 after one quarter, and battled back to within four points late in the fourth quarter, but the Dufur Rangers hit some late shots and fought off the rally to preserve a 71-57 victory Friday in Big Sky Conference boy’s basketball play at Dufur High School.
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Allie Wood notches first and second in her top events
Three-shot cushion nets win in 38th annual Best Ball event
Short-handed roster still has wrestlers fighting good fight for postseason berths
The No. 6-ranked Dufur Rangers were whistled for 25 fouls, which led to an 18 for 35 rate from the free throw line in City Christian’s 57-44 win in a non-league girl’s hoops tussle in Portland.
Rangers use 15-6 run in third to win
Joe Linebarger, Eric Morales lead way with top-3 ouputs at River Elks Invite
With its latest matchup deadlocked at 30-apiece with a minute left in the opening half, the South Wasco County Redsides amped up their play for a 56-23 run in the final two quarters and changed enroute to an 86-53 win over No. 19 Umpqua Valley Christian in a boy’s basketball contest Tuesday night at St. Paul High School.
The Sherman Huskies moved to within a game of first-place Dufur after getting a double-double from Katie Poirier, as a 17-6 third-quarter run helped the squad pull off a 49-34 win Tuesday in Big Sky Conference action in Arlington.
The No. 6-ranked Dufur Rangers lost their second consecutive road game by double digits in a 57-44 setback Tuesday night to City Christian in non-league girl’s basketball play in Portland. The Rangers’ (13-4 overall, 7-1 league) have a chance to get back into a groove at 6 p.m. Friday with a league tussle at home versus second-place Sherman.
Junior sinks free throws to lead Sherman past Arlington
South Wasco County head coach Jim Hull called Saturday’s lopsided home win over Central Christian important for the team’s psyche. With a goal of districts still on their minds, all of the games in league are extremely important.
Jake Kortge scored a game-high 22 points and the Dufur Rangers sank 8 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to help with a 55-41 win over Condon-Wheeler Saturday in a 1A Big Sky Conference tussle at Condon High School.
The No. 5-ranked Dufur Rangers could not find their groove Saturday, as the No. 1 and undefeated Condon-Wheeler Knights turned numerous turnovers into easy scoring chances for a 72-44 victory in Big Sky Conference girl’s hoops action in Condon.
Roxanne O’Neal scored a season-high 16 points, Zoe Morelli added 10 and the South Wasco County Redside girl’s basketball team used the first three quarters to impose their will in a 46-19 blowout of Central Christian Saturday in Maupin.
When all else fails, get the ball down low. That was mantra stated by the Sherman Huskies, as starting posts Katie Poirier and Janet Guzman combined for 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead their team to a 40-35 victory over Nixyaawii Friday in a Big Sky Conference girl’s basketball showdown in Moro.
No. 5 Dufur uses defense to spur 54-35 Big Sky victory
SWC seniors lead in boys 25-10 fourth-quarter outburst
Team wins 8-5 over Milan to cap second season of program in The Dalles
Bulldogs build big lead and hold on in league opener
Entering one of the toughest parts of their schedule, the Dufur Rangers are hitting top stride with back-to-back standout offensive surges in lopsided wins over Central Christian.
Holeman, Cordell get top-3 to lead teams to 2nd place