PREP BASKETBALL - Cold TigerScot boys edged by Riverside, 45-43

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UMATILLA - "We shot 1-for-15 from the field in the fourth quarter," Weston-McEwen coach Brian Pickard said. "And you're not going to beat anyone with that kind of shooting percentage, especially in the last quarter."

Pickard's TigerScots boys basketball team fell to Riverside 45-43 after having been outscored 15-3 in the final quarter of Friday's game in the Columbia River Clash.

Marco Garza of the Riverside Pirates scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead his team.

The TigerScots built a 15-point lead at one point in the game but then it all fell apart.

"I don't think that we were tired," Pickard said. "But we played with no energy the whole second half. We managed to hit a couple of shots in third quarter.

"But our game is not usually scoring in the 40s; we like to play a more up-tempo game. We didn't rebound and get the passes to the outlet in the second half. We also gave up eight offensive rebounds in the second half compared to two in the first half."

The 1-for-15 shooting in the second half against a 2-3 Riverside zone was because of bad shots, Pickard said.

"For whatever reason, we started taking a bunch of 20-footers in the second half instead of getting transition buckets and hoops close in the paint," the coach said. "We got so frustrated in the fourth quarter that we missed some point blank shots, too."

Pickard was disappointed in his team's ability to "put a good team like Riverside away when they were ahead."

Top scorer for W-M was Dallas Reich with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Tyler Babb added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The TigerScots played here again Saturday in the tournament.

Riverside 45, W-M 43

WESTON-MCEWEN (43) - Thul 3 1-2 8, McGill 0-0 0 0, Speed 1 0-0 2,Babb 4 2-2 10, Christopher 3 0- 1 6, Salter 0 0-0 0, Reich 4 4-5 12, Terjeson 2 0-0 5. Totals - 17 7-10 43.

RIVERSIDE (45) - Ruiz 2 1-1 7, Murillo 1 0-0 3, Llamas 1 0-0 3, Garza 0 0-0 0, Marco 8 3-3 19, Villegas 4 0-0 8, Wightman 2 1-2 5. Totals - 18 5-7 45.

W-M 11 21 8 3 - 43

Riverside 10 9 11 15 - 45

3-point goals - W-M 2 (Terjeson, Thul), Riverside 4 (Ruiz 2 Llamas, Murillo). Total fouls - Riverside 12, W-M 8. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - W-M 26 (Reich 11), Riverside 24 (Garza 7). Turnovers - W-M 11. Assists - W-M (Thul 4).

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