Playing with four starters from the 2A state championship team from Irrigon and others from Hermiston and Pendleton, Enterprise hoopsters Damon Greenshields and Kaden Lathrop helped win the championship in the 15- to 18-year-old boys division at the 27th annual Basketball Against Alcohol and Drugs Tournament held March 21-28 in Pendleton.
The 66 Greenshields played six games and the 65 Lathrop three in what for their division was a three-day tournament. It culminated late Friday evening when their team emerged from the losers bracket and, in their fourth game of the day and tourney finale, nearly doubled the score 63-33 on the team from Wapato that had beaten them earlier that Friday.
Greenshields, still undecided if he will attend Oregon State University or George Fox College this fall, scored 12 points in the championship game. Lathrop played three games at the Nixyaawii Community School before returning home to meet family obligations. Lathrop will return to EHS next season to compete as a senior.
The tall Outlaw players were recruited to play on the team by Adrian Romero, a 6 junior from Irrigon High school who was named 2A Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2013-14 basketball season.
Competition at the eight-day basketball tournament included games between age 6-8 co-ed teams, and boys and girls teams in 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18 age brackets.