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By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Pine-Eagle defeated Irrigon 52-23 to capture third place at the Pine-Eagle Invitational girls basketball tournament Saturday at Halfway.

Pine-Eagle lost its opener Friday 39-37 to Marsing, Idaho.

Man defense leads the way

andquot;We played man defense all night and that changed the complection of things,andquot; said Pine-Eagle coach Roger Gulick.

Britney Gulick led Pine-Eagle with 21 points, playing point guard. Jessie Baxter added 15 points, and Sarah Sciarrino 14.

Tough breaks at the end

Pine-Eagle had three chances to win the game in the final nine seconds against Marsing Friday. But, each time, the Spartans came up short.

andquot;We took advantage of the chances. We just couldn't get them to go in,andquot; Gulick said.

Baxter led Pine-Eagle with 13 points. Gulick added 10.

Friday game

Marsing 6 16 6 11 39

Pine-Eagle 6 9 8 14 37

Marsing (39) Wilson 2, Nielsen 5, Martinez, Mareno 3, Usabel 10, Stoddmeyer, Roeser, Chenoweth 9, Heller 10, Zanardi. Totals 16 4-9 39.

Pine-Eagle (37) Palan, Millhouse, Baxter 13, Thatcher 4, B. Gulick 10, Binford 4, A. Gulick 4, Sciarrino 2. Totals 12 12-25 37.

Three-point goals Nielsen, Mareno, Chenoweth, Baxter. Fouled out none. Total fouls Marsing 22, Pine-Eagle 10. Technicals none.

Saturday game

Irrigon 4 7 8 4 23

Pine-Eagle 14 11 17 10 52

Irrigon (23) Angelo 5, Hikichik 8, Smith, Stanger, Francis, Krick, Guttierez 3, Johnson 7, Bowman, Gardano, Campos, Garcelazo. Totals 9 2-8 23.

Pine-Eagle (52) Palan, Millhouse, Baxter 15, Thatcher 1, B. Gulick 21, Binford, A. Gulick 1, Sciarrino 14. Totals 19 12-27 52.

Three-point goals Angelo, Baxter, B. Gulick. Fouled out Angelo, Johnson. Total fouls Irrigon 21, Pine-Eagle 9. Technicals none.

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