PENDLETON — What one team lacked Tuesday at Pendleton’s Warberg Court, the other had in stockpiles.
The Buckaroo girls’ basketball team was hardly hampered by point guard Lainey Corbett’s quick fouls, pounding a Hood River Valley squad that is still searching for a true ball handler this late in the season.
Pendleton (9-7, 3-0 CRC) remains atop the Columbia River Conference with the league victory, the lone undefeated among the CRC’s four schools. In a mirrored dichotomy, the Eagles (7-9, 0-3 CRC) are still on the hunt for their first league win.
The contest started just like Pendleton’s previous one had ended — that being a blowout over The Dalles Wahtonka on Friday. The Bucks scattered the floor, setting fires around the Eagle dribblers and snatching up turnovers. The scoreboard read 10-0 after only three minutes of play.
But before the end of the quarter, Pendleton’s recent spark, Corbett, was whistled for her second foul. Less than two minutes into the second, she was called for charging for No. 3. With Pendleton up just 14-11 following a run by Hood River Valley, the senior went to the bench.