Madison Carson banks in two of her eight points in Burns’ win over Umatilla. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)
Hilanders improve to 1-2 in EOL
By Randy Parks
Charli Siegner scored 15 points and Shelby Sanders 14 to lead Burns to a 50-39 win over Umatilla in Eastern Oregon League (EOL) girls basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 19.
After trailing most of the first quarter, the Hilanders closed on a 5-0 run to lead 11-9 after the first eight minutes of play.
With the score tied 13-13 early in the second period, Burns scored four unanswered baskets to go up by eight, and then stretched the lead to 10 by halftime.
Leading by nine in the third quarter, Siegner hit two free throws and Jordon Long, Sanders and Madison Carson scored consecutive baskets to give Burns a 38-21 lead, and the Hilanders finished the quarter up by 14.
The Hilanders maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest and came away with their first league win of the season.
Carson finished with eight points for Burns, Anna Reid and Long each had six and Megan Lee one.
Ashley Longoria led the Vikings with eight points.
Burns won the JV game 51-30.
The Hilanders (1-2, 8-10) continue with EOL play on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they travel to Nyssa to take on the Bulldogs (2-1, 11-5).
1 2 3 4 Final
Uma 9 6 14 10 39
Bur 11 14 18 7 50