LA PINE — A strong third quarter earned La Pine a 20-point lead heading into the final period, but a 14-1 run by visiting Redmond High eroded the Hawks’ advantage to just seven points with less than 2 minutes to play.
Samuel Wieber, however, snapped La Pine’s scoring drought. The senior guard was fouled as he connected on a shot and made the ensuing free throw to put the Hawks back up by double digits. That was all La Pine needed, as Wieber added two more points to seal the Hawks’ 49-37 nonconference boys basketball win.
“We won the first and third quarters because we gave up one offensive board in the first and two in the third,” La Pine coach Kent Wieber said. “The second and fourth (quarters), we gave up 15 altogether. That was the difference. That’s how they got back in the game.”
Wieber finished the day with a game-high 17 points to go along with five assists. Tyress Turnsplenty chipped in with 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Hawks (6-5), and Zack Smith added 11 points.
For Redmond (0-7). Michael Belmontes led the way with 13 points, and Cody Moss contributed six points.
Also on Tuesday:
La Pine 40, Redmond 36: REDMOND — The Hawks improved to 6-5 overall by outscoring the host Panthers 15-8 in the final quarter. La Pine’s senior post McKenna Boen just missed a triple-double, ending the game with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks to help the Class 4A Hawks knock off 5A Redmond. Holli Glenn added nine points and 10 steals for La Pine. Maddie Edwards led the Panthers (0-8) with 11 points and four assists.
Burns 59, Sisters 46: BURNS — A three-hour bus trip may have taken away from the Outlaws’ energy, as Class 4A Sisters fell behind 29-21 at the half en route to the nonconference loss against the 3A Hilanders. Savannah Spear paced the Outlaws (3-7) with 15 points, Jacobie Petterson added 11, and Claire Henson finished with eight points.
Trinity Lutheran 41, Central Christian 21: The Saints of Bend outscored the Tigers 18-0 in the third quarter to take control of a game they led just 15-14 at halftime. Katie Murphy led Trinity Lutheran (6-4 overall) in the nonleague contest with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Megan Clift added seven rebounds and seven steals to go along with her two points. Kaylin McAfee paced visiting Central Christian (3-3) with 11 points.