Oroville Hornets defeat Pateros at home

Gary DeVon/staff photos Above, freshman Julian Lopez was a bundle of energy for the Hornets Wednesday night putting his all into a match up against Pateros Billie Goats and scoring 15 points in and out of the paint. Right, Maddie Martin was the top scorer for Oroville against the Nannies, setting up plays and putting in 12 points.

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Above, freshman Julian Lopez was a bundle of energy for the Hornets Wednesday night putting his all into a match up against Pateros Billie Goats and scoring 15 points in and out of the paint. Below, right, Maddie Martin was the top scorer for Oroville against the Nannies, setting up plays and putting in 12 points.

Web-OroGBBall-Martin-52OROVILLE – The Hornet basketball team took on the Pateros boys and girls teams at Coulton Auditorium last Wednesday night with Oroville claiming victory in both games.

The Lady Hornets started out strong, soon growing their lead to 12 to one, but the Nannie Goats rallied in the second half and tied the score at 12-12 in the second quarter. A battle ensued and the two teams fought hard for the rest of the game, but Oroville prevailed edging out the Nannies 29-26.

Freshman Maddie Martin led her team in scoring, sinking four two-point field goals and two three-pointers for 12 points. Next was senior Katie Egerton, who contributed six points; Emily Rawley, four; Havannah Worrell, three and Olivia Mathews, two.

The boys game was a lot less edge-of-your-seat, with the Hornet’s dominating all of four quarters, to finish with a 30-point victory, 76-46.

Spencer Martin had the hot hands for Oroville, scoring 33 points, including two three-pointers; next was Julian Lopez, 15; Carson Allie, eight; Austin Bernard, seven; Anthony Jamison, six and Sage Sarmiento, four.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.