Powder Valley and Wallowa advanced to the District 7-1A boys basketball
championship game after claiming semifinal wins Friday at Baker High
Powder Valley, seeded No. 2, defeated Cove 69-59 to advance. Wallowa, the top seed, stopped Imbler 68-56.
Powder Valley takes lead early
Powder Valley used a 10-0 run late in the first quarter to break a 12-12 tie and never trailed after that.
The 10-0 run, five each by Trenton Dixon and Levi Allen, lifted the Badgers to a 22-12 lead. Powder led 22-14 at the break.
Both teams then tallied 17 points in the second period leaving Powder Valley ahead 39-31 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the teams again scored the same number of
points — 10 — to leave the Badgers ahead 49-41 entering the fourth
Cove managed to cut the deficit to five points, 56-51, midway
through the final eight minutes. But the Leopards, who took Powder to
overtime twice during the regular season, could get no closer.