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Wallowa’s Lady Cougars fall to Powder Valley, Nixyaawii

Wallowa stuck closer to Powder Valley this outing than the last matchup earlier in the season.
Paul Wahl

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on January 24, 2018 1:34PM

Shanna Rae Tillery makes her move toward the basket during Saturday’s game against Nixyaawii at WHS.

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Shanna Rae Tillery makes her move toward the basket during Saturday’s game against Nixyaawii at WHS.

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Jace Fisher of the Wallowa High School Boys JV Basketball Team feels the pressure from two Nixyaawii defenders during Saturday night’s game in Wallowa. The JV squad lost 50-29.

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Jace Fisher of the Wallowa High School Boys JV Basketball Team feels the pressure from two Nixyaawii defenders during Saturday night’s game in Wallowa. The JV squad lost 50-29.

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Wallowa’s Grace Pendarvis tries her best to get away from a Nixyaawii defender in Saturday night’s home game.

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Wallowa’s Grace Pendarvis tries her best to get away from a Nixyaawii defender in Saturday night’s home game.

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Wallowa’s Lady Cougar Varsity Basketball team lost two games this past week.

Powder Valley came to town Friday night and walked away with a 51-20 victory.

Nixyaawii Community School of Pendleton dropped in Saturday and defeated the girls, 81-29.

Wallowa stuck closer to Powder Valley this outing than the last matchup earlier in the season, coach Annette Moeller said.

Shanna Rae Tillery led the effort with six points, Jamie Johnston and Rylee Goller added four each and Ella Moeller, Ashlyn Young and Grace Pendarvis each had two.

Nixyaawii, a perennial powerhouse, dominated every aspect of Saturday’s game. Wallowa did manage to hold one of the squad’s leading scorers Mary Stewart to 11 points. Milan Schimmel poured in 24 points.

Tillery led the Cougars with 12 points, Austin Post, Josie Scott and Riley Ferré had four each and Pendarvis and Goller added two each.

This week’s matchups are against Joseph, Griswold and Pine Eagle. Wallowa lost to Joseph in a previous league matchup, dropped its earlier game against Griswold and defeated Pine Eagle.

BOYS TEAM

Wallowa Boys Varsity Basketball team lost to Powder Valley, 61-54, Friday and was defeated by Nixyaawii Saturday, 34-59. Both were home games.





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