Vale boys hammer Riverside in Malheur County prep action

Vale's Kade Haueter pushes the ball down the court during a game against Riverside Friday night. Haueter finished the night with 25 points. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Kade Haueter said he felt good before the game, felt like this night all the intangibles that had conspired to plague the Vale varsity boys basketball team from victory would vanish.

So, four quarters later, after the Vikings clinched a 56-41 Eastern Oregon League win over Riverside Friday night, Haueter, a senior who plays the forward position, didn’t seem surprised.

“We just played our game. I had a good feeling about it. We executed plays better,” said Haueter.

Haueter poured in a game-high 25 points and freshman Adam Diaz chipped in 11 as Vale used a methodical, precise attack to claim the win.

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