Burns downs G.U. in EOL action

Posted on January 25th in Sports

By Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

It was a successful road trip to John Day for the Hilander varsity basketball teams on Friday, Jan. 20, as they both came up with wins over Grant Union.

The Burns girls improved to 3-1 in the Eastern Oregon League (EOL), 13-4 overall, with a convincing 67-20 over the Prospectors.

The Hilanders dominated both ends of the court from the outset as they took a 29-6 lead in the first quarter, and led 46-7 at the half.

Burns eased up in the second half and cruised to the win.

Shelby Sanders dropped in 20 points, including two 3-pointers, to lead the Hilanders’ offense. Charlie Siegner added 14 points and Abbey Fenton notched a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Hilander defense came up with 31 steals, led by Maddye Dinsmore and Fenton with seven apiece.

1    2     3    4   Final
Bur    29   17    7   14   67
GU      6     1    8     5   20

Dinsmore4-6 0-0 8, Houck 2-6 1-2 5, Herrera 1-5 3-4 5, Sanders 8-19 2-2 20, Bodeen 2-2 0-0 4, Fenton 5-8 0-0 11, Siegner 7-11 0-0 14, Reid 0-4 0-0 0.Totals 29-61 6-8 67.
Three-point goals — Sanders 2, Fenton.

The Burns boys topped Grant Union 55-50.

The win keeps the Hilanders in second place in the Eastern Oregon League with a 3-1 record, while the Prospectors drop to 2-2.

The Hilanders jumped ahead by seven in the first quarter, but had their lead cut to two by halftime.

The Prospectors tied the game at 42-42 by the end of the third, and the Hilanders outscored Grant Union 13-8 over the final eight minutes to get the win.

Kieran Colahan led the Hilanders with 13 points and 15 rebounds, Austin Feist had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals, Tanner Crafts had nine points and Casey Heinz added eight points, six rebounds and three assists.

1    2     3    4   Final
Bur    18   11   13   13    55
GU     11   16   15    8     50

The Hilanders continue EOL with a road doubleheader this weekend. On Friday, Jan. 27, Burns plays at Riverside, with the games starting at 3 p.m.. Then on Saturday, Jan. 28, the Hilanders are at Umatilla, with games tipping off at noon.

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