HRV girls basketball bounce back and steal one on the road from Milwaukie

HRV girls basketball last week took Milwaukie to the last minute and ultimately came out with the 35-34 win. Emily Curtis, above, is averaging 10 points and four rebounds throughout the first nine games of the season.

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HRV girls basketball last week took Milwaukie to the last minute and ultimately came out with the 35-34 win. Emily Curtis, above, is averaging 10 points and four rebounds throughout the first nine games of the season.



After suffering a huge 62-37 home loss last Tuesday against Lakeridge to open the week, the HRV girls basketball team was back in action days later as they traveled to Milwaukie Dec. 22.

The girls headed into this game with a 5-3 record, and before the loss to Lakeridge, the Eagles were on a four-game winning streak.

Against Milwaukie, the girls arguably played in their toughest game of the season that tested them both physically and mentally.

HRV had to go the distance in this game as they beat Milwaukie by a final score of 35-34.

They closed the game outscoring the Mustangs in the fourth quarter and were able to stay composed and make the right plays to finish the game off and get their sixth win of the season.

The Eagles are currently ranked 15 in the 5A OSAA rankings and sit atop of the standings in the Columbia River Conference.

CRC current standings: HRV’s 6-3 record has them in first place. Pendleton is currently tied in second place with The Dalles, both at 3-5 on the season and Hermiston is in fourth-place with a 1-7 record.

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Lauren Orr, above, is averaging double-double with 11 and 11.

HRV heads to Astoria for the Vince Dulcich Memorial Tournament from Dec. 28-30.

The girls open this tournament against R.A. Long of Washington and then follow that game up the next day with a matchup against Banks.

The results of these two games will determine whether the Eagles play in the title or consolation game on Dec. 30.

After this tournament, the girls will have three games until they open CRC play, two on the road and one at home.

Once this stretch of six games is over, the Eagles will play on the road against Pendleton, last year’s CRC champions, on Friday, Jan. 18.



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