ONTARIO, Ore. — Yakima Valley was hoping to position itself for a strong run at the East Region men’s title this weekend.

But so much for that plan, as the Yaks were thumped 83-68 on Saturday by Treasure Valley for an 0-2 road trip against the region’s Oregon schools.

The losses left YVCC 4-3 in the region and 14-7 overall. Having completed the first half of region play, the Yaks will visit Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday night before hosting Big Bend next Saturday.

Less than 24 hours after a 71-58 loss at Blue Mountain in which YVCC was held almost 30 points under its season scoring average, the Yaks again encountered substantial offensive struggles.

Montero Rice was the only Yakima Valley scorer in double figures with 24 points, but was 0 for 5 from 3-point range as YVCC went a collective 2 for 12 from long distance. The Chukars (4-3, 10-8), meanwhile were 13 of 32 from beyond the arc with De’Sean Mattox nailing 6 of 8 en route to a a team-high 24 points.

Also, YVCC was only 14 of 25 from the foul line. Having made just 7 of 17 from the stripe at Blue Mountain, the Yaks were a combined 21 of 42 — only 50 percent — for the weekend.

Yakima Valley was within 36-30 at halftime, but was outscored 53-32 in the final 20 minutes.

YAKIMA VALLEY — Montero Rice 9-19 6-11 24, Ogbaslassie 2-6 2-2 7, Bonser 2-8 1-3 5, Howe 3-7 3-6 9, Pale 2-8 0-0 4, Flowers 0-0 0-0 0, Martinez 0-0 0-0 0, Fiander 4-6 0-0 9, Bagby 1-1 0-0 2, Isadore 1-6 0-0 2, Gaudette 0-1 1-2 1, Yellow Owl 2-8 1-1 5. Totals 26-73 14-25 68.

TREASURE VALLEY — De’Sean Mattox 9-14 0-0 24, Willis 3-9 2-4 11, John Fletcher 6-13 2-3 17, Coffin 3-9 0-2 6, Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, J. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, S. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, McKie 0-1 0-0 0, Alex Campbell 5-9 1-3 14, Livingston 2-4 0-0 5, Burgess 1-3 1-2 3, Cooper 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-66 6-14 83.

Halftime — TVCC 36-30. 3-point goals — YVCC 2-12 (Rice 0-5, Ogbaslassie 1-3, Fiander 1-2, Isadore 0-2); TVCC 13-32 (Mattox 6-8, Willis 0-3, McKie 0-1, Fletcher 3-9, Campbell 3-7, Coffin 0-1, Livingston 1-3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — YVCC 36 (Pale 10); TVCC 43 (Willis 12). Assists — YVCC 7 (Rice 3); TVCC 19 (Willis 6). Turnovers — YVCC 11, TVCC 21. Total fouls — YVCC 10, TVCC 17.