Vale’s John Wolfe (No. 4) goes in for a lay in during first half action against Umatilla at a game earlier in the season. (The Enterprise/File)
VALE – Riverside feasted on Viking turnovers to clinch a 56-50 victory to bounce the Vale varsity basketball team from playoff contention.
“Twenty-two turnovers were the biggest factor. That hurt,” said Vale coach Colby Shira.
The district play-in game on Friday, Feb. 21, at Vale High School proved to be a turning point of sorts for the Pirates.
Riverside (4-6) moved on to the district tournament where it upset Nyssa 46-27 before losing to Umatilla in the championship game.