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Maloree Moss of Hermiston drives to the basket for a layup during the Bulldogs game with the Pendleton Bucks on Friday, Janurary 13, 2012. The Bulldogs won 65-38. [img_4324]

Hermiston Defeated Pendleton

hermiston won 65-38

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012

HERMISTON - The Hermiston Lady Bulldogs defeated the Pendleton Bucks 65-38 on Friday, January 13, 2012. The Bucks led at the end of the first quarter 12-9 then only scored nine points in the second and third quarters. The cold shooting and strong defense by the Bulldogs allowed Hermiston to take a 30 point lead at the end of the third quarter.

The first quarter, like so many starting minutes of basketball games, was a back and forth game as the teams found their rhythm. Hermiston scored first on a free throw by Maloree Moss. Then the teams exchanged the lead until Heidi Walchli hit a trey to give Hermiston the 7-2 lead. Hermiston held the lead until Nancy Rosas of Pendleton hit a jumper with 35 seconds to go in the first to take the 11-9 lead. Courtney Schumacher-Sweek capped the first off for the Bucks by hitting a free throw and giving Pendleton the 12-9 lead.

The Bulldogs exploded for 28 points in the second quarter compared to 5 for Pendleton. Scoring for Hermiston in the second were Maloree Moss and Andrea Waters each scored 11 points. Andrea Waters hit three treys including back to backs within 15 seconds late in the second. Also scoring for the Dawgs were Gracie Flyg and Callahan Crossley. Hermiston led 37-17 at the half.

Hermiston out scored Pendleton 14-4 in the third quarter. Dawgs scoring in the third were Heidi Walchli, Maloree Moss, Haley Foley and Gracie Flyg. Hermisotn led at the end of the third by 30 points, 51-21.

Pendleton out scored Hermiston 17-14 in the fourth quarter but it only chipped away slightly at the Dawgs dominent lead. Scoring for Pendleton in the fourth were Rayne Spencer, Courtney Schumacher-Sweek, Charmayne Robinson, Brittany Gergerson and Nancy Rosas. Scoring for the Dawgs in the fourth were Maloree Moss, Gracie Flyg, Marissa Crowe, Cheyanne Lawson, McKenzie Byrd and Tavin Headings. Hermiston won the game 65-38.

Gracie Flyg of Hermiston shoots a short jumper during the first quarter of the game with the Pendleton Bucks on Friday, January 13, 2012.. [img_4339]

Hermiston's Cheyanne Lawson and a Pendleton defender end up crashing to the floor as they attempt to grab the ball. [img_6516]

LEFT - Hermiston's Maloree Moss, number 24 in white, sets up to guard Brittany Gregerson of Pendleton. [img_4357] RIGHT - Maloree Moss of Heriston shoots a jump shot. [img_4403]

LEFT - Andrea Waters of Hermiston brings the ball up the court. [img_4421] RIGHT - Hermiston's Haley Foley dribbles the ball waiting for the play to start. [img_4437]

LEFT - Hermiston's Jeni Hoffert looks for a team mate to pass the ball to. [img_4450] RIGHT - Andrea Waters of Hermiston shoots a trey. [img_4451]

LEFT - Hermiston's cheerleaders perform a lift during halftime of the game. [img_4464] RIGHT - Gracie Flyg of Hermiston. [img_4495]

LEFT - Gabrielle Heehn of Pendleton, number 14 in black, takes a shot while being guarded by Maloree Moss of Hermiston. [img_4510] RIGHT - Callahan Crossley of Hermiston, number 21 in white, sets up next to a Pendleton player. [img_4525]

LEFT - Hermiston's McKenzie Byrd, number 11 in white, is closely guarded by Courtney Schumacher-Sweek of Pendleton. [img_4549] RIGHT - Jeni Hoffert of Hermiston sets up to defend on a Pendleton inbound play. [img_4560]

Andrea Waters of Hermiston, in white, goes to floor with a Pendleton player in an attempt to control the ball. [img_4563]

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