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Hermiston's Kurt Simmons, number 24 in white, reacts after taking a shot. [img_9029]

Hermiston Defeated Hood River

Hermiston won 47-40

Posted Saturday January 8, 2011

HERMISTON - The Hermiston Bulldogs defeated the Hood River Valley Eagles 47-40 on Friday, January 7, 2011.

Hermiston went out to a 13-0 lead half way through the first period. Hood River finally scored at about the 3:42 mark of the first making the score 13-2. Hermiston just kept rolling until the buzzer sounded with Hermiston leading 19-4. Scoring for Hermiston in the first were Kurt Simmons, Trevor Phillips, Ryan Ross and Brandon Eckhardt. Hood River missed quite a few shots in the first period.

Hood River outscored Hermiston 14-11 in the second period. It was just chipping away at the domination Hermiston showed in offense and on the boards. Scoring for Hermiston in the second were Trevor Phillips, Joey Burns and Ryan Ross. Hermiston led at halftime 30-18.

Hood River once again outscored Hermiston 10 to 6 in the third but the Bulldogs maintained a strong eight point lead. Scoring for Hermiston were Joey Burns and Ryan Ross. Hood River's scoring came on two threes by Christopher Dirks, a three by Ryan Wheat and freethrows by Cody Walker. Hermiston led at the end of the third period by the score of 36-28.

Hood River again outscored Hermiston 12 to 11 in the fourth. Hermiston big lead from early in the game kept the Bulldogs comfortably ahead throughout the fourth. Scoring for the Bulldogs in the fourth were Trevor Phillips, Joey Burns and Ryan Parsons. Scoring for the Eagles were Seth Fults, Josh Clark and Christopher Dirks. Ryan Ross of the Bulldogs fouled out with two minutes to play in the game. Hermiston won the game 47-40.

LEFT - Kurt Simmons of Hermiston, number 24 in white, takes a jump shot. [img_8992] RIGHT - Hermiston's Kurt Simmons, number 24 in white, looks for an opening under strong defense by a Hood River player. [img_9015]

LEFT - Kurt Simmons, number 24, of Hermiston works get an opening to take a shot. [img_9028] RIGHT - Ryan Parsons, number in white of Hermiston, takes a shot over Hood River's big man Christopher Dirtks. [img_9031]

LEFT - A mismatch in size as Hemriston's Ryan Parsons goes up against 6'5" Christopher Dirks. [img_9056] RIGHT - A Hermiston cheerleader spins to a landing in the waiting arms of her teammates. [img_9065]

LEFT - Hemriston's Trevor Phillips, number 24 in white, maintains control of the ball. [img_9075] RIGHT - Hermiston's Riley Humphrey, number 42, reacts to a freethrow. [img_9086]

LEFT - Christopher Dirks of Hood River shoots a jump shot. [img_9088] RIGHT - Joey Burns, number 20 in white, screens out a Hood River defender under the basket. [img_9093]

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