SPOKANE – The Oroville Hornets saw their chances at a State trophy slip away in two heartbreakers in Spokane including a double overtime loss against White Swan.
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MOSES LAKE – The Tonasket girls basketball season ended in a hard, ugly loss to Lakeside High School during the loser-out regional basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
WENATCHEE – After getting off to a shaky start, the Oroville boys basketball team overcame a first round loss to secure a spot at this week’s State 2B Basketball Tournament to be held in Spokane.
After tying with Entiat for the league championships, the Hornets moved on to Districts. They played Entiat at Wenatchee High School on Thursday, Feb. 26, but lost to the Tigers 43 to 53. The winner of this game, the Tigers, earned an automatic advancement to State.
Entiat came on strong in the first quarter, out-shooting Oroville by three points to end the quarter ahead 13 to 10. The Hornets held the Tigers to just eight points in the second quarter, but only made six points themselves and the half ended with Entiat leading 21 to 16. In the second half of the game Oroville continued to have trouble with the bigger team and their zone defense. The Tigers scored 19 points in the third and the Hornets made 15 points, leaving Oroville trailing by nine 31 to 40. The Hornets nearly matched the Tigers in the last quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the nine point deficit.
TACOMA – Hornet Bryce Woodruff became an OHS wrestling State Champion after being a State runner-up for two years in a row.
OROVILLE – The Lady Hornets faced Liberty Bell and Soap Lake last week, but were unable to come up with their a win.
Oroville took on the league-leading Liberty Bell Lions on the road Tuesday, Jan 27 and fell 27 to 53 in a game plagued by Hornet turnovers.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets had an up and down week, defeating Liberty Bell on the road only to lose to Soap Lake in an “ugly” game at home.
On Tuesday, Jan. 27 the Hornets beat Liberty Bell on the Lion’s home court by a score of 45 to 35. The game started off close, with the Lions only trailing by one after the end of the first quarter. At the half-time buzzer Liberty Bell had hung close and went to the locker rooms down 19 to 21…
A very slim 36 to 35 margin is what it took for Oroville to upset the fourth-in-state ranked Liberty Bell Lions.
Davis Castillo, Nick Perez and Tyler Herrera led the way with first period pins. Matt Kelly, Justin Rounds and Carlos Herrera added forfeit wins to amass the 36 points needed for a perfect league, dual season.
TONASKET – After a hard loss to Lake Roosevelt, the Tonasket girls basketball team came back to beat Chelan, the number one team in the Caribou Trail League.
TONASKET – The Tonasket boys basketball team improved their performances against Lake Roosevelt and Chelan last week.
CHELAN – In the last league match before districts, the Tonasket wrestling team lost to Chelan, 46-27 on Thursday, Jan. 29.
At 160 pounds, Kevin Cruz won his match by decision, 9-0. Sophomore Keegan McCormick won his match at 171 pounds by a technical fault, 17-1. Senior Trey Jensen won by a pin at 135 pounds.