BOYS BASKETBALL — Nixyaawii 60, Ione 47

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MISSION - Josh Barkley scored 26 points here Friday night to lead Nixyaawii to a 60-47 victory over Ione in a boys Big Sky Conference basketball game.

The Golden Eagles moved their record to 6-8 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky's Eastern Division going into a Saturday night cross-division game against Horizon Christian in Hood River.

The Cardinals leveled at 6-6 overall and are now 1-2 in division play. Ione's next game is at home Tuesday against Irrigon in non-league play.

Nixyaawii, which also got 18 points from Larry Spino and 13 from Joe Crawford, held a narrow 16-14 lead after one quarter but extended its advantage to a more comfortable 33-20 at halftime, which proved to be the Golden Eagles' final margin of victory.

Nixyaawii 60, Ione 47

IONE (47) - Stillman 4, Holland 4, Orem 10, T, Rietmann 13, Juarez 2, Collin 7, E. Reitmann 7.

NIXYAAWII (60) - Barkley 26, Bumgarner, Crawford 13, Spino 18, Ganuelas 3.

Ione 14 6 14 13 - 47

Nixyaawii 16 17 11 16 - 60

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