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DAY 2: DISTRICT 4-1A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Results from the second day of the district basketball tournament.

PRAIRIE CITY TAKES ONE FROM SPRAY

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Prairie City combined a smothering defense and red-hot offense in the second period to take control of its game against Spray Thursday.

The Panthers turned a tight contest into a runaway, posting a 59-49 victory in the opening round of the District 4-1A boys basketball tournament at Baker High School.

Josh Moulton and Tyler Waggoner combined for 14 first-quarter points to lift Prairie City to an 18-15 edge.

That pair combined for 13 more points in the second period, 10 by Waggoner.

Meanwhile, the Panthers defense shut Spray down until just 12 seconds remained in the first half. Prairie City ran off 16 straight points at one point.

Sprays Tyson Davis scored with 12 seconds left to second Prairie City into the halftime locker room with a 33-17 lead.

Prairie City increased its cushion to as many as 22 points in the third quarter before finishing with a 43-27 edge.

Spray mounted a mini comeback early in the fourth quarter. Davis and Zach Bruce combined to score 10 straight points to cut Prairie Citys lead to 47-38 with 2 minutes left in the game.

But, Moulton answered with five straight points to build the lead back to 52-38. Prairie City then made 7 of 9 free throws down the stretch.

Moulton finished with 22 points and nine rebounds. Waggoner added 20 points and three steals.

Bruce led Spray with 23 points. Davis and James Hand each added 10 points.

Prairie City meets Jordan Valley in the championship semifinals tonight at 8:45 p.m.

Spray played Burnt River in consolation action this morning.

Spray (49) Greninger, Zach Bruce 7 5-5 23, Hand 4 2-4 10, Davis 3 4-4 10, Frazier 2 1-1 6, Zane Bruce, Asher, Miller. Totals 16 12-14 49.

Prairie City (59) Adams 2 2-4 6, J. Moulton 5 11-12 22, Waggoner 9 2-3 20, Munyon 3 2-2 8, Johnson 0 1-4 1, Fast, Wheeler, Winegar 1 0-0 2, Hendriksen. Totals 20 18-25 59.

Spray 15 2 10 22 49

Prairie City 18 15 10 16 59

Three-point goals Zach Bruce 4, Frazier, Moulton. Fouled out Frazier. Total fouls Spray 20, Prairie City 12. Technicals none.

JORDAN VALLEY STARTS STRONG AGAINST BURNT RIVER

By MIKE FERGUSON

Of the Baker City Herald

Defending state champion Jordan Valley laid an early claim that theyre again the team to beat during a 73-44 victory Thursday over Burnt River in the District 4-1A tournament.

Center Jeff Anderson, a 6-5 senior with tremendous leaping ability, led the Mustangs with 25 points, including three thunderous first-half dunks. Fans on both sides seemed impressed with his effort, cheering each dunk louder than the last.

It was pretty fun out there, he said. We may have been a little sloppy at times, but it was a good first-round win. Were going out to play them just one game at a time.

Mustangs coach Dan Johnson let his bench play much of the second half. Junior Pat Conro had 10 points, as did freshman post player Pat Anderson. Junior Shaun Lequerica had three treys for nine points, while Gracian Uhalde chipped in with seven points.

Senior Will Bradford was the top scorer for the Bulls with 15 points. Another senior, Arron Bradford, was next with nine points. That pair was followed by junior Cody Anderson and junior Parker Schnetz, who contributed six points apiece. Other Bulls into the scoring column were junior David Siddoway with three points; sophomore Craig Siddoway and freshman David Reilly, who scored two points each; and junior Diego Lima, who had one point.

At halftime, I just told them to keep their heads up, have fun and play basketball, Bulls Coach Brian Bradford said afterward. Jordan Valley is a good team, and we just couldnt deny them.

The Mustangs will face Prairie City tonight at 8:45. The Bulls played Spray this morning in the consolation bracket.

MITCHELL ELIMINATES DAYVILLE-MONUMENT

Mitchell eliminated Dayville-Monument from the District 4-1A boys basketball tournament Thursday morning at Baker High School.

The Loggers outscored Dayville-Monument 36-15 in the first half on the way to a 69-47 victory in the consolation semifinals.

Mitchell, the Tri-Co League champion, was led by 28 points from Dustin Cloud. Cloud was 11 of 15 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds and three steals.

Roy Jones chipped in 18 points, and Tyler Jones 12 rebounds for the Loggers.

Dayville-Monument, the Tri-Co third-place team, was led by Jeff Lipperts 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dustin Jewell added 11 points.

Mitchell advances to the consolation final Saturday at 10 a.m.

Dayville-Monument (47) Lippert 6 2-5 14, Martin 1 0-1 2, Ashley 1 1-2 3, Jewell 4 3-5 11, Moore 2 0-0 6, Brabenec, Riggs 1 0-0 2, Duncan 4 1-1 9. Totals 19 7-14 47.

Mitchell (69) Batjil 1 0-2 3, T. Jones 4 1-3 9, R. Jones 8 1-3 18, Cutsforth, Lewis 3 3-4 9, N. Jones, Paul, Anderson, Cloud 11 6-9 28, Misner 1 0-0 2, Murashov, Pedro, Bogt. Totals 28 11-20 69.

Dayville-Monument 9 6 11 21 47

Mitchell 20 16 10 23 69

Three-point goals Moore 2, Batjil, R. Jones. Fouled out none. Total fouls Dayville-Monument 20, Mitchell 17. Technicals none.

POWDER VALLEY GIRLS SCORE BIG AGAINST MITCHELL

By MIKE FERGUSON

Of the Baker City Herald

Joelle Bain shot 10 of 11 from the field, scored 25 points, hauled in 10 rebounds, and made eight steals all in just 15 minutes of play to lead the Powder Valley Badgers past Mitchell Thursday, 71-22, in the first round of the District 4-1A tournament.

Ten of 12 Badgers were in the scoring column, and everyone played at least eight minutes.

The Badgers play Crane at 7 p.m. today in a semifinal game. Mitchell faced Dayville-Monument in the consolation bracket this morning.

Its always good to get that first game under your belt, Powder Valley Coach Allen Bingham said. I thought Joelle played a great game tonight. And it was nice that all the girls got the chance to play.

In the first half, the Badgers defensive pressure was way too much for the Loggers to handle. Powder Valley finished the night with 28 steals, while Mitchell had 39 turnovers.

The Badgers Amanda Bingham finished with 16 points, and Amber Harrison had 10.

Powder Valley raced to a 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and by halftime had removed all doubt with a 36-7 lead. Bingham rested his starters during most of the second half.

Jennifer Watkins was the top Mitchell scorer. She had nine points.

Powder won despite not having a particularly good shooting night. The Badgers were just 38 percent from the field on 26-of-68 shooting, but were 70 percent (19-of-27) from the free throw line.

Their defense, though, was razor sharp, limiting the Loggers to just 7-of-39 shooting from the field (18 percent).

Mitchell(22) Cohen 0 2-4 2, R. Stockton 1 2-6 4, Mortimore 2 0-0 4, Cloud 1 1-2 3, Watkins 3 3-3 9, Raber 0 0-0 0, J. Stockton 0 0-0 0, Dilek 0 0 -0 0. Totals 7 8-15 22.

Powder Valley (71) Taylor 2 2-2 6, Wisdom 0 0-0 0, Bingham 5 6-10 16, Bain 10 5-9 25, Simmonis 1 0-0 2. Tittle 1 0-0 2, Harrison 4 2-2 10, Lyman 2 2-2 6, Russell 1 0-0 2, Kasper 0 2-2 2, Nelson 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 19-27 71.

Mitchell 5 2 6 9 22

Powder Valley 19 27 20 5 71

Three-point goals none. Fouled out none. Total fouls Mitchell 19, Powder Valley 12. Technicals none.

INSIDE GAME KEY TO CRANE VICTORY OVER MONUMENT-DAYVILLE

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Crane used a strong inside game, and kicked its running game into high gear in the second quarter against Monument-Dayville Thursday.

The Mustangs broke open a close game in the second period and rolled to a 55-39 vistory in the first round of the District 4-1A girls basketball tournament at Baker High School.

Leading just 8-6 after one quarter, Crane slowly revved its engine early in the second quarter.

Still leading by just two points, 11-9, with 6:30 left in the first half, the Mustangs began pounding the ball inside to Felicia Wright and Katrina Pelroy.

Wright scored 10 points in the period, and Pelroy seven as Crane increased its lead to 32-16 at halftime.

Wright and Pelroy combined to shoot 8-of-12 from the field in the half. Crane also grabbed 10 offensive rebounds in the first 16 minutes, five by Pelroy.

The teams deadlocked 23-23 in the second half with Crane advancing to a championship semifinal matchup against Powder Valley tonight at 7 p.m.

Monument-Dayville played Mitchell in a consolation semifinal this morning.

Pelroy led Crane with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wright added 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Mustangs outrebounded Monument-Dayville 44-24, including 20 offensive rebounds.

Sara Cole topped Monument-Dayville scoring with 16 points. Terri Richards added 12.

Monument-Dayville (39) Mund 0 2-2 2, K. Cole 1 5-11 7, Schoening, Richards 4 4-4 12, S. Cole 6 4-8 16, Anderson 1 0-0 2, Cox, Hermans. Totals 12 15-25 39.

Crane (55) Wright 6 0-0 12, Maher 0 3-4 3, Ugalde 4 0-0 8, Cargill 2 0-0 4, Anderson 1 2-2 4, Berrett 0 1-2 1, Nichols 3 1-4 8, K. Oelke 1 0-0 2, Edwards, Du. Oelke, Pelroy 5 3-5 13, Da. Oelke 0 0-2 0. Totals 22 10-19 55.

Monument-Dayville 6 10 8 15 39

Crane 8 24 10 13 55

Three-point goals Nichols. Fouled out none. Total fouls Monument-Dayville 13, Crane 18. Technicals none.

ADRIAN OVERCOMES BURNT RIVER

Adrian came from behind to nip Burnt River 40-38 in a consolation semifinal at the District 4-1A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Baker High School.

The Lady Antelopes led 12-4 after one quarter, but trailed Burnt River 19-16 at halftime.

Burnt River maintained a 30-25 advantage entering the fourth quarter. Then, Adrian outscored the Lady Bulls 15-8 to gain the win.

Trisha Hernandez led a balanced Adrian scoring attack with nine points. Brandi Phelps and Rhonda Johnston each added eight. Johnston also grabbed 14 rebounds, and Phelps nine.

Heather Lewis led Burnt River with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Cassie Sullivan added nine points.

The loss eliminated Burnt River from the tournament. Adrian advances to the consolation finale Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Burnt River (38) Sullivan 4 1-2 9, M. Bradford 1 1-2 3, Tanna Andrews 3 0-1 6, Derrick, Lewis 5 0-1 10, Wilson 1 0-0 2, A. Bradford 1 0-0 2, Tara Andrews 2 0-0 6. Totals 17 2-6 38.

Adrian (40) Johnston 3 2-6 8, Garner, Hernandez 3 3-6 9, Nelson 2 0-0 4, B. Phelps 4 0-2 8, Jolley1 0-2 2, Jordan 0 2-5 2, Thornley 0 3-4 3, L. Phelps 2 0-1 4, Bowns. Totals 15 10-26 40.

Burnt River 4 15 11 8 38

Adrian 12 4 9 15 40

Three-point goals Tara Andrews 2. Fouled out Johnston. Total fouls Burnt River 16, Adrian 14. Technicals none.

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