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RIVERSIDE HOOPS: Pirate girls still perfect, ready for Clash


Hermiston Herald

Published on December 5, 2017 7:06PM

The Riverside Pirates girls basketball team jumped out to a 3-0 record on the young season, earning a pair of wins over the weekend at the Mac-Hi tournament in Milton-Freewater.

In the opening game of the tourney on Friday, Alondra Caldera scored 16 points and Brendy Avalos added 10 points as Riverside earned a 44-29 win.

On Saturday the Pirates were able to outlast Helix’s comeback in the second half and pick up a 36-34 win.

Sadie Wilson was the top scorer for the Grizzles, who engineered a 10-point third quarter performance to cut their deficit to only three points going into the fourth quarter.

BOYS: At Milton-Freewater, the Riverside Pirates began the two-day Mac-Hi Tournament with a 60-33 loss to College Place (WA) on Friday night.

Cristian Rea scored 13 points to lead the Pirates (0-2) while Mason Hegar added 10 points and eight rebounds and Felix Aparicio had seven.

The team followed up Saturday with a 38-33 win over Prescott (WA) for their first victory of the young season.

UPCOMING: Riverside will play Pilot Rock at 2 p.m./3:30 p.m. to kick off the Columbia River Clash, which runs Thursday through Saturday.


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