Riverside boys hand Mac-Hi 52-37 loss to close preseason

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MILTON-FREEWATER - Mac-Hi lost the last of its pre-league boys basketball games, falling 52-37 to Riverside at home Tuesday night.

The Pioneers (3-8) were outscored 10-3 in the first quarter and never recovered.

"We got off to kind of a slow start," said Mac-Hi coach Sean Oliver. "We didn't score our first point until we had two minutes left in the first quarter."

But Oliver was pleased with his team's play.

"Aside from that, the guys played with a lot of energy," he said. "It looks like we're meshing a little more."

The Pioneers had five 3s on the night, led by Oscar Flores' and Ricky Angel's two each.

Angel led the team with 12 points. Flores had nine.

"Although we lost, there are a lot of positives to take away from this," Oliver said. "Their understanding of offense is better. Defensively we're playing tough, but we need to play offensively for the full 32 minutes, not just 25."

Mac-Hi opens league play Friday at La Grande.

"We're coming into our potential just in time, with starting league play," Oliver said.

Riverside 52, Mac-Hi 37

RIVERSIDE (52) - C. Murillo 4 0-0 9, A. Murillo 0 0-0 0, Ruiz 3 0-0 7, Martinez 2 0-0 4, Llamas 1 0-2 3, Keefer 0 0-0 0, Villegas 8 9-11 25, Wightman 0 0-0 0, Davis 0 0-0 0, Garcia 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 9-14 52.

MAC-HI (37) - Corona 1 0-0 3, S. Ortiz 0 0-2 0, Hadden 2 1-6 5, Field 1 1-2 3, Sandoval 0 0-0 0, Flores 3 1-2 9, A. Ortiz 1 0-0 2, Richwine 1 1-4 3, Angel 4 0-2 12, Hernandez 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 4-18 37.

Riverside 10 11 15 16 - 52

Mac-Hi 3 12 14 8 - 37

3-point goals - Riverside 3 (C. Murillo Ruiz, Llamas), Mac-Hi 5 (Flores 2, Angel 2). Total fouls - Mac-Hi 17, Riverside 15. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mac-Hi 15, Riverside NA. Turnovers - Mac-Hi 15, Riverside NA. Assists - Mac-Hi 15, Riverside NA.

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