Weston-McEwen boys survive double overtime to defeat Irrigon Friday

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STANFIELD - The Weston-McEwen boys survived a double-overtime battle with Irrigon at home Friday night and emerged with a 79-71 win, but couldn't get a last-second shot to go Saturday as the TigerScots dropped a 63-60 decision to Stanfield.

The weekend split leaves W-M and Stanfield tied at 3-1 in Blue Mountain Conference.

On Friday, the TigerScots raced to a 23-14 lead after one, but Irrigon fought back to tie it 68-68 and had a chance for the win in regulation but its shot didn't fall.

"We had a big lead and forgot how we got it," W-M coach Brian Pickard said.

Irrigon's Anthony Landers hit a fade-away 19-footer at the first overtime buzzer to tie it at 70-70 and force the second overtime.

The TigerScots went to Dallas Reich who scored two of his game-high 36 to put W-M up. Ron Terjeson drained a trey and W-M was up six. Jacob Ramirez sealed the deal with two free throws and a steal on the in-bound pass to ice the 79-71 win.

Elliot Salter posted a double-double for the TigerScots with 12 rebounds and 12 assists as W-M stayed perfect at 3-0 in league for the moment.

On Saturday, Reich went for 22 points and Terjeson and Riley Sederburg, who had 21 Friday, finished with 11 points each.

But it wasn't enough.

Stanfield took a 37-31 lead to halftime intermission, after which W-M played catch up and grabbed a short lived lead early in the fourth.

"We had a huge advantage inside," Pickard said. "We took the lead and had an opportunity to increase the lead. We didn't get it inside and turned the ball over."

The TigerScots had a chance as they were down three with the ball with 16 ticks left. W-M got a decent look but the shot didn't drop.

"We practice that play a lot," Pickard said of the last seconds. "We just failed to execute."

The difference was the inability of the TigerScots to get the ball inside and the 27 turnovers that Stanfield's press caused.

"Every time we got the ball inside, good things happened," Pickard said. "We failed to take advantage and our decision making against their press was horrible."

W-M returns to conference play Friday as Enterprise visits.

Weston-McEwen 79, Irrigon 71

IRRIGON (71) - A. Romero 3 6-7 13, Nunez 5 4-4 16, Leon 0 2-6 2, Landers 5 0-1 11, Bacon 2 2-2 6, J. Romero 6 6-9 18, Aguillar 1 3-4 5. Totals 22 19-33 71.

WESTON-MCEWEN (79) - Salter 1 2-4 4, Terjeson 2 3-4 8, Ramirez 1 2-4 4, Chapman 2 0-0 4, Reich 13 8-13 36, Thacker 0 0-0 0, Sederburg 7 7-9 21, Pease 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 22-34 79.

Irrigon 14 14 11 19 12 1 - 71

W-M 23 10 10 15 12 9 - 79

3-point goals - Irrigon 4 (A. Romero, Nunez 2, Landers), W-M 3 (Terjeson, Reich 2). Total fouls - Irrigon 31, W-M 22. Fouled out - Irrigon (Leon, Landers, Aguillar), W-M (Sederburg). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Irrigon 27 (Aguillar 7), W-M 24 (Salter 12).

Stanfield 63, Weston-McEwen 60

W-M (60) - Salter 2 2-6 6, Terjeson 4 3-3 11, Chapman 3 2-2 8, Reich 10 1-4 22, K. Thacker 0 0-0 0, L. Thacker 0 0-0 0, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Sederburg 5 1-2 11, Pease 0 2-2 2. Totals 24 11-19 60.

STANFIELD (63) - Bailey 3 12-14 20, Kamm 2 0-0 4, Haefer 0 1-2 1, Ibarra 7 0-0 15, Ramos 1 5-9 7, Esquial 2 1-2 5, Linker 5 1-2 11. Totals 20 20-29 63.

W-M 17 14 13 16 - 60

Stanfield 17 20 10 16 - 63

3-point goals - W-M (Reich), Stan 3 (Ibarra, Bailey 2). Total fouls - W-M 23, Stan 19. Fouled out - W-M (Salter), Stan (Linker). Technical fouls - Stan (Haefer). Rebounds - W-M 36 (Pease 7. Sederburg 7), Stan 29 (Ramos 7).

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