Riverside runs to early lead, thumps Mac-Hi, 74-19

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BOARDMAN, Ore. - A Riverside Pirates' 22-3 first-quarter opening run wasn't kind to the Mac-Hi Pioneers and it didn't get much better from there here Friday night.

Mac-Hi eventually lost, 74-19, on the road against the Pirates.

The top scorer for the Pirates was Marco Carranza, who had 17 points.

Riverside hit five from downtown in the rout and allowed Mac-Hi only six rebounds.

Riverside started a front-line of two 6-foot-5 players and one 6-8 player. Mac-Hi countered with a 6-5 player and the rest of the starting five 6-1 or below.

The Pioneers were able to hit three shots from long distance. Mac-Hi scored only two other field goals and had a free-throw shooting night of 6-of-14.

"It was a good game to play against some size," Mac-Hi coach Curtis Carlson said. "We'll have to face that in league against La Grande and Baker. Tonight, rebounding was difficult because of our 2-3 zone that we had to play on defense to offset the size difference. In the zone, you guard an area, not a player and it is harder to find a man and box out. We can do better, though."

The top scorer for Mac-Hi was Jeremy Ley with two 3-pointers and a free throw for seven points.

The Pioneers had 32 turnovers and gave up about 20 offensive rebounds, according to Carlson.

"Many of the offensive rebounds," Carlson said, "resulted in second chance points. Riverside had a lot of steals and that resulted in a lot of our turnovers."

The Pioneers will try to rebound against DeSales Monday night in Walla Walla starting at 7:30 p.m.

Riverside 74, Mac-Hi 19

RIVERSIDE (74) - Murillo 4 0-0 9, Ruiz 3 3-3 12, Keffer 3 0-2 7, Shiver 2 3-5 8, Velazquez 1 0-0 2, Llamas 2 1-2 5, Carranza 8 1-3 17, Schimer 2 2-2 6, Whightman 3 0-0 7, Gonzalez 0 1-2 1. Totals 28 11-19 74

Mac-Hi (19) - Ortiz 1 1-2 4, Sandoval 0 1-2 1, Shuler 1 1-4 3, Ley 2 1-2 7, Flores 0 1-2 1, Sheets 0 1-2 1, Hinton 1 0-0 2 Totals 5 6-14 19.

Mac-Hi 3 5 8 3 - 19

Riverside 22 21 17 14 - 74

3-point goals - Mac-Hi 3 (Ley 2, Ortiz), River 5 (Murillo, Ruiz, Keffer, Shiver, Whightman). Total fouls - Mac-Hi 17, River 17. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mac-Hi 6 (Hinton 2). Turnovers - Mac-Hi 32. Assists - Mac-Hi 0.

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