Union 55, Stanfield 45: The Bobcats finished a perfect Blue Mountain Conference season Tuesday as they used a big second quarter to pull away from the Tigers for a road win.
“It’s kind of surreal. You start out with a vision and a mission and a goal, (and) to see it (realized) is satisfying,” head coach Rhondie Rickman-Johansen said. “We focus truly on ourselves. We focus on one game at a time.”
Union finished its first perfect league run since going 14-0 in the BMC in the 2008-09 season, breaking the game open with a 20-point second quarter to take a 32-15 halftime lead. Taylar Daggett, who scored 13 points, hit three 3-pointers in the period.
Kylie Marriott had 15 points to lead Union, and Callie Glenn added 12 points.
“These girls, they’re on a mission,” Rickman-Johansen said. “They are determined, they're focused, and they are hungry for what lies ahead. I couldn’t be more proud of them. They're just a dynamic group of young ladies.”
The Bobcats (22-3 overall, 12-0 BMC) are off until Feb. 22 when they play either Stanfield or Enterprise in the BMC title game in Pendleton.
Joseph 44, Imbler 22: Sabrina Albee scored 15 of her game-high 23-points in the third quarter Tuesday to help the Eagles earn an Old Oregon League win on the road.
Albee hit three 3-pointers and Joseph outscored Imbler 23-4 in the third to turn a 12-10 halftime lead into a 35-14 margin after three.
Madelyn Nelson added eight points for Joseph and had a pair of 3s in the third.
Imbler was led by Kenna Whitmore, who scored 13 points.
Joseph (16-6 overall, 9-1 OOL) visits Wallowa Friday, while Imbler (1-18, 1-8) hosts Nixyaawii Thursday.
Heppner 38, Enterprise 37: The Outlaws saw a nine-point lead with 1:47 to play vanish Tuesday in a heartbreaking Blue Mountain Conference home loss to Heppner.
Sydney Wilson scored 13 points in the fourth for Heppner to spark the comeback.
Ashlyn Gray and Carsyn Miller scored eight points apiece for the Outlaws.
Enterprise (15-5 overall, 7-4 BMC) finishes the regular season Friday at Pilot Rock.
Powder Valley 61, Pine Eagle 37: Autumn Davis and McKenzie Leggett each scored 15 points Tuesday as the Badgers pulled away early for a blowout Old Oregon League win at home.
Powder Valley jumped out to an early 18-3 first-quarter lead and added on the rest of the night.
Davis hit five 3-pointers for her 15 points. Belle Blair added 14 points. Keanna Bingham grabbed a team-best nine rebounds.
Powder Valley (12-9 overall, 8-2 OOL) wraps up the regular season Saturday when it hosts Elgin.
Powder Valley 75, Pine Eagle 50: The Badgers got back on track Tuesday after a two-game losing streak by bashing Pine Eagle at home in Old Oregon League play.
Clay Martin scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack for Powder Valley, while Roper Bingham, Reece Dixon and Cole Martin each added 10 points. Clay and Cole Martin combined for five of the Badgers’ nine 3-pointers.
Powder Valley (17-6 overall, 9-1 OOL) hosts Elgin Saturday to finish the regular season.
Heppner 60, Enterprise 30: The Outlaws fell behind by 21 points at halftime Tuesday and were unable to recover in a home loss in Blue Mountain Conference play.
Enterprise was led by Dallas Harker, who scored eight points to lead nine Outlaws in scoring.
Enterprise (6-12 overall, 2-9 BMC) finishes the season Friday in Pilot Rock.
Joseph 54, Imbler 32: Chase Murray scored 19 points Tuesday, including 14 in the first half, as the Eagles notched an Old Oregon League win on the road.
Mason Ferre added 17 points for Joseph, which held a seven-point halftime lead before extending it to 41-23 after three.
Jayce Burnette scored 12 points to lead Imbler.
The Eagles (17-5 overall, 8-2 OOL) visits Wallowa Friday, while the Panthers (6-12, 4-5) host Nixyaawii Thursday.
Union 52, Stanfield 47: The Bobcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit Tuesday to claim their third win in a row and go into the Blue Mountain Conference tournament with some momentum.
Keegan Glenn scored 24 points, including 13 in the second half, and Jace Phillips added all 11 of his points after the half. Union outscored Stanfield 18-5 in the third to take a 35-30 lead after three, then held on in the fourth by going 12-for-14 from the free throw line.
Union (16-9 overall, 7-5 BMC) waits to see who it faces in the BMC tournament Feb. 21.