File photo by RJ Chavez
HRV girls basketball lost on the road to Pendleton last Thursday by a final score of 51-36 to move to 0-1 in league play. Ashlynn Dawson (above) had a team-high 12 points.
As of Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The HRV Girl basketball team headed into Pendleton last Thursday, Jan.18, with an 8-6 overall record in non-league play, and so did the Buckaroos.
With both teams tied, a win to open Columbia River Conference competition would ensure the number one seed early on in the conference standings.
But HRV was unable to come out of Pendleton with a win in both teams’ CRC opener as the Buckaroos beat the Eagles by a final score of 51-36.
The loss for HRV extended their current losing streak to two.
Before the third quarter versus Pendleton, the Eagles had kept this game within striking distance on the road.
After the first quarter, the Eagles were down by only five points, 16-11, and then only outscored 10-9 in the second to head into halftime down by six, 26-20.
For the Eagles, their defense in the first half and their ability to make shots to stop Pendleton from making runs is what kept them in this game.
However, the third quarter would be the Eagles’ falling point.
Pendleton came out after halftime and took full control as they went on to outscore the Eagles 16-5 in the third quarter.
The Buckaroos went into the fourth with a 42-25 lead.
Down by 17 points, the girls were unable to overcome their struggles in the third quarter and fell on the road in their first Columbia River Conference game of the season by a final score of 51-36.
For the first time this season, the girls were led by Ashlynn Dawson, who had a team-high 12 points on five of nine shooting from the field. Dawson also added two assists and two rebounds.
Emily Curtis was the Eagles second-leading scorer with six. Along with the six points, Curtis had three rebounds and two steals.
Lauren Orr filled up the stat sheet with four points, 11 rebounds, two steals and three blocks.
The girls will travel to Hermiston on Friday, Jan. 26 for their second league game of the season. The following week on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the girls will play The Dalles on the road. The girls game, with tip-off at 7 p.m., will follow the boys game at 5:30 p.m. After the next two road games, the girls will have a three-game home stand versus CRC opponents.