Heppner downs Weston-McEwen girls at districts

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PENDLETON — Heppner’s Bailey Bennett scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to led her team to a 47-39 victory over Weston-McEwen here Friday night at the Pendleton Convention Center in a loser-out Class 2A District 4 playoff game.

The Mustangs move on to state as the third or fourth seed, while the TigerScots’ season ends at 15-10 overall and 9-7 in the Blue Mountain Conference.

“Overall it has been a good season,” W-M coach Amber Doremus said. “Obviously we are sad to see it end. This is a great group of girls and we coaches have enjoyed working with them.”

Marlene Bodmer led the TigerScots with 12 points and Molly von Borstel added eight points with 10 boards. Makayla Christopher added six points. Taryn Coffman led the team in assists with five.

The TigerScots took a 36-33 lead into the fourth quarter after outscoring their opponents 15-8 in the third.

But Heppner took over and outscored the TigerScots 14-3 over the final eight minutes to take the win.

Bennett scored five points in the fourth and Maddie Lindsay added four in the deadly run.

The Mustangs outrebounded the TigerScots 52-30, including 19 offensive rebounds. W-M had seven fewer turnovers (29-22), and 12 steals to Heppner’s 11. Each team had three blocks.

W-M’s Keegan Shepard had three steals and two blocks to go with five points in 11 minutes of play.

Neither team shot very well from the field; Heppner shot 31.9 percent and the TigerScots just 25.9 percent.

W-M went 2-for-11 from downtown and Heppner was 0-for-6 from behind the arc.

The different was at the free throw line.

W-M was a 7-for-12 (58.3 percent) from the line while Heppner hit 17-of-29 (58.6 percent).

HEPPNER 47, WESTON-MCEWEN 39

WESTON-MCEWEN (39) — Bodmer 3-18 5-6 12, von Borstel 4-12 0-0 8, Christopher 3-6 0-1 6, Shepard 2-3 0-0 5, Rudolph 1-4 1-2 3, Coffman 1-9 1-3 3, Carlin 1-5 0-0 2, Dearing 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 15-58 7-12 39.

HEPPNER (47) — Bennett 8-13 5-11 21, A. Wilson 3-12 3-5 9, Lindsay 1-5 4-4 6, Greenup 1-6 4-4 6, K. Wilson 2-7 1-5 5, Correa 0-2 0-0 0, Kindle 0-0 0-0 0, Hintz 0-0 0-0 0, Grieb 0-0 0-0 0, Osmin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 15-47 17-29 47.

W-M 11 10 15 3 — 39

Hep 12 13 8 14 — 47

3-point goals — W-M 2-11 (Bodmer, Shepard), Hep 0-6. Total fouls — W-M 20, Hep 13. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — W-M 30 (von Borstel 10), Hep 52 (Bennett 16). Assists — W-M 7 (Coffman 5), Hep 3 (A. Wilson 2). Turnovers — W-M 22, Hep 13.

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