Nixyaawii boys down South Wasco

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MISSION — The Nixyaawii boys basketball team got up 16 points after three quarters and went on to defeat South Wasco County 70-61 here Friday night in a Big Sky Conference Eastern Division match.

Top scorers for Nixyaawii were Shawn Simpson with 26 points and Isiah Case with 23.

"We count on Simpson and Case," Nixyaawii coach Aaron Noisey said. "They take turns getting high score, and it is really great to have both of them out on the court."

Nixyaawii build a 34-31 halftime lead and then took control of the game by outscoring South Wasco County 17-6 in the third period to take a 53-37 lead to the fourth.

Case hit 6-of-8 3-point attempts and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Anthony Bonnifer had a team-high 12 assists for the Golden Eagles.

"Anthony Bonnifer really did a great job of distributing the ball," Noisey said.

SOUTH WASCO COUNTY (61) — Duling 1 0-0 3, Weyand 2 0-0 4, Larlee 10 1-5 26, Hall 1 0-0 2, Randle 1 0-0 2, Hayes 6 0-0 12, Hernandez 6 0-0 12. Totals 27 1-5 61.

NIXYAAWII (70) — Bonnifer 2 0-1 4, Simpson 10 5-5 26, Crawford 3 0-1 6, Case 8 1-1 23, Picard 3 1-1 7, McKay 2 0-0 4. Totals 30 7-9 70.

S. Wasco County 18 13 6 24 — 61.

Nixyaawii 18 16 19 17 — 70.

3 point goals — SWC (Larlee 5, Duling 1) Nixyaawii (Case 6, Simpson 1). Total fouls — SWC 12, Nixyaawii 12. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — (Nixyaawii bench). Rebounds — Nixyaawii 19 (Case 9). Turnovers — Nixyaawii 15. Assists — Nixyaawii 21 (Bonnifer 12).

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