Mac-Hi boys basketball gets a win versus Riverside 56-52 Saturday night

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BOARDMAN, Ore. — Nick Stanford scored 24 points, dished out six assists and hit several crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lead the boys Pioneers basketball team to a 56-52 win over Riverside here Saturday night.

"Nick Stanford had an exceptional night," Mac-Hi coach Nick Ellis said. "He hit four of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter."

Will Riley scored 13 points for the Pioneers to help in the win.

"Will has been solid for us the last three or four games," Ellis said. "He missed some games with ankle trouble and has now stepped back up to play well again."

The game was won in the first half for the Pioneers, when they held the Riverside Pirates to 15 total points.

"We played great defensively in the first half," Ellis said. "We got a little tired in the second half and our defense suffered."

The halftime score was 28-15.

The Pirates rallied in the third period to cut the lead to four.

That was the final margin for victory as the two teams each scored 18 in the fourth quarter.

The Mac-Hi record is now 6-9 overall and 0-1 in league.

The Pioneers will be off until Saturday, when they play Ontario at home at 5:30 p.m.

Mac-Hi (56) — Knight 0 0-0 0, Stanford 7 4-8 24, Croghan 2 0-1 5, Riley 4 4-6 13, Flores 2 0-0 4, Salazaar 1 1-2 3, Conlee 0 0-0 0, C. Brown 1 2-6 3, K. Brown 1 2-2 4. Totals 18 13-25 56.

Riverside (52) — C .Murillo 0 0-0 0, A Murillo 0 0-0 0, Weightman 1 0-0 2, Hendricks 3 5-7 11, Hydder 3 4-4 10, O. Murillo 1 2-2 4, Carranza 5 1-6 11, Simpson 1 0-0 2, Villegas 0 0-0 0, Ruiz 5 1-3 12. Totals 19 13-22 52.

Mac 14 14 10 18 — 56.

Riv 9 6 19 18 — 52.

3-point goals — Mac-Hi 8 (Stanford 6, Croghan 1, Riley 1), River 1 (Ruiz 1). Total fouls — Mac-Hi 21, River 18. Fouled out — (none). Technical foul— River (Villegas). Rebounds— Mac-Hi 26 (K. Brown 8), River 23 (Carranza 7). Turnovers — Mac-Hi 14, River 10. Assists — Mac-Hi 12 (Stanford 6).

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