Bailey beats Bucks at buzzer

Feb. 9, 2011

It took another furious rally combined with another late collapse by the Pendleton Buckaroos, but the Hood River Valley Eagles kept their hopes alive for the No. 2 spot in the Columbia River Conference Friday night.

The Eagles overcame a nine-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter and got a jumper at the buzzer from Logan Bailey to knock off Pendleton in Pendleton 54-52 Friday night.

The Eagles trailed by double digits at the start of the fourth, and found themselves in nearly the same situation against Pendleton as they did Jan. 18, when they also rallied to win.

The Eagles had yet another rally in them, outscoring Pendleton 20-9 in the fourth quarter.

With the game tied in the final seconds, Bailey got open and knocked down the game-winner, and time ran out before Pendleton could get a shot off.

Bailey led the Eagles with 14 points, with Angie Titus scoring 13, Jaci Bryant 11 and Meagan Winans seven, giving HRV much-needed balance to a scoring attack after opponents had spent weeks swarming Titus at the low block.

The HRV win, combined with a The Dalles-Wahtonka loss to Hermiston, pulled the Eagles within one game back in the league standings of the Eagle-Indians.

The two teams were scheduled to meet Tuesday night in The Dalles, and an HRV win would put them even in the standings, but The Dalles would still hold a tiebreaker over HRV in head-to-head play.

The two teams meet in Hood River in the final game of the regular season Feb. 18.

• In Hood River, the HRV boys hung with Pendleton through the first half, but couldn't keep up as the Buckaroos took over the game after halftime and won 77-57.

Chris Dirks had 18 points to lead the Eagles while Cody Walker added 12.

Pendleton's Deon Davis led all scorers with 29 points.

The Eagles trailed by seven at halftime but the Buckaroos opened the second half with a 6-0 run and outscored HRV 23-11 in the third quarter to take over the game.

The Eagle boys hosted The Dalles Tuesday and then play at Pendleton Friday.

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