Tuesday, February 25, 2003
BEND — A few short weeks ago, the Hood River Valley girls basketball team was talking about its playoff chances. To get there, the one team the Eagles needed to beat was Mountain View.
But, for the second time in as many meetings, the Cougars proved that they are the better team, winning Saturday’s second head-to-head matchup, 73-39.
It was the final Intermountain Conference game of the season for both teams, and the ninth conference loss for the Eagles, who finished 6-16 overall.
“It was definitely a disappointing way to end the season, especially for the seniors,” coach Tracy Norton said. “We just couldn’t get the offense started and didn’t handle their pressure well as a team. They just pressed us to death.”
Junior Suni Davis led HRV with nine points, and was followed by junior Anna Hidle with eight, and senior Brittany Reed, junior Alyssa Ortega and sophomore Kristen Hedges with six each.
Sophomore wing Talia Hinman pitched in two along with senior leading scorer Becki Flory.
For the Cougars, senior Robin Taylor — the IMC’s third leading scorer at 13.1 ppg — poured in 21 points to lead three Cougars in double figures.
Flory, Reed and Lori Wimmers are the only three graduating seniors from a young HRV team that will look to make a playoff run in 2004.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge