Chance to win in OT slips away from W-M

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ATHENA — The Weston-McEwen boys basketball team had a chance to beat Elgin in overtime, but the TigerScots’ inability to snag a rebound cost them a chance at the win.

Elgin held a three-point lead with 15 seconds remaining in extra time and had just missed a crucial free throw, but the Huskies hauled in an offensive rebound and drew a foul to seal the 50-44 win.

“It’s huge. It’s absolutely huge,” Weston-McEwen coach Brian Pickard said of Elgin’s 40-20 advantage on the glass. “They probably had half of their points in the first half off offensive rebounds.”

Dustin DeDios led the TigerScots with 15 points, but Weston-McEwen connected on only 26 percent of its shots from the floor.

The TigerScots beat Heppner 67-60 on Friday.

Weston-McEwen 67, Heppner 60

WESTON-MCEWEN (67) — Hall 1 0-0 2, Thacker 2 2-3 6, Bousquet 1 1-2 3, Simmons 5 2-2 13, Youncs 1 0-0 2, Rosecrans 0 0-0 0, DeDios 4 2-2 10, Burke 1 0-0 3, McAllister 10 5-9 28. Totals 25 12-18 67.

HEPPNER (60) — J. Putman 4 1-1 9, Grieb 6 3-4 18, Hatfield 0 0-0 0, Collins 8 3-9 19, Rill 2 2-4 6, Kindle 3 2-5 8. Totals 29 11-24 60.

Weston-McEwen 16 24 14 13 — 67

Heppner 23 9 18 10 — 60

3-point goals — WM 5 (McAllister 3), Heppner 3 (Grieb 3). Total fouls — WM 17, Heppner 18. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — WM 24 (Simmons 7, McAllister 7), Heppner 35 (Collins 9). Turnovers — WM 15. Assists — WM 7 (Simmons 4).

Weston-McEwen 44, Elgin 50 OT

WESTON-MCEWEN (44) — Hall 2 1-2 7, Thacker 2 0-0 5, Bousquet 0 0-0 0, Simmons 4 1-1 9, Youncs 0 0-0 0, Rosecrans 1 0-0 2, DeDios 5 1-2 15, Burke 1 1-3 1, McAllister 1 1-2 3. Totals 16 5-11 44.

ELGIN (50) — Howes 6 0-2 12, Christiansen 4 2-2 11, Reid 1 2-2 5, Weaver 0 0-0 0, G. Little 0 0-2 0, C. Little 0 1-4 1, Burgess 5 11-14 21. Totals 16 16-26 50.

Weston-McEwen 7 6 11 13 7 — 44

ELGIN 11 7 6 11 13 — 50

3-point goals — WM 7 (DeDios 4), Elgin 2 (Christiansen, Reid). Total fouls — WM 25, Elgin 11. Fouled out — WM (McAllister). Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — WM 20 (Simmons 7), Elgin 40 (Burgess 9). Assists — WM 8 (Thacker 5).

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