Pioneer girls notch first GOL win, 34-33, over Ontario

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MILTON-FREEWATER — Sierra Burchell came off the bench to score a double-double, with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds, that helped Mac-Hi’s girls to a 34-33 Greater Oregon League basketball victory over Ontario here Saturday.

The victory levels Mac-Hi’s league record at 1-1 and gives the Pioneers a 6-10 overall record.

Andrea Roeder scored 13 points for the Pioneers.

Mac-Hi led 11-8 after the first quarter and 15-14 at halftime.

The Tigers took a 26-24 lead into the final eight minutes.

The Pioneers, however, outpointed Ontario 10-7 in the fourth quarter to book the one-point victory.

"It was great to get that first league win," Mac-Hi coach Curtis Pumphrey said. "It came down to the wire as our game against La Grande did.

"But we won this one," Pumphrey said. "We worked all week on our pressure defense, and it made a big difference. We caused a lot of turnovers, and Burchell came up big off of the bench."

Mac-Hi plays next at DeSales with a 6 p.m. start on Tuesday.

ONTARIO (33) — Hendon 2 3-4 5, Gallegos 0 2-2 2, Babij 2 0-0 4, J. Yano 2 4-5 8, Lopez 4 0-0 10, A. Yano 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 7-9 33.

MAC-HI (34) — Roeder 5 2-3 13, Erm 2 0-0 4, Burchelll 7 3-7 17, Humbert 0 0-0 0, Betancourt 0 0-0 0, Munk 0 0-0 0, Wells 0 0-0 0. totals 14 5-10 34.

Ontario 8 6 12 7 — 33

Mac-Hi 11 4 9 10 — 34

3-point goals — Ontario (Lopez 2), Mac-Hi (Roeder). Total fouls— Ontario 11, Mac-Hi 11. Fouled out—None. Technical fouls—None.

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