Wallowa girls third

By Gerry Steele / The Baker City Herald

Pine-Eagle couldn't overcome frigid free throw shooting a a large rebounding difference Saturday, falling 56-44 to Wallowa in the third-place game at the District 7-1A girls basketball tournament at Baker High School.

The loss ended Pine-Eagle's season and sends Wallowa into the first round of Class 1A state playoffs Wednesday.

Pine-Eagle shot just 21 percent from the free throw line in the first half (3 of 14) and 34 percent form the game (12 of 35).

The Spartans also were outrebounded 64-43. Bekka Jamerson led Wallowa with 22 rebounds, including nine offensive boards.

Four points each from Brianna Thatcher and Chelsie Gulick, and a basket by Lena Carr, gave Pine-Eagle a 10-3 lead with about two minutes left in the first quarter.

The Spartans went on to lead 15-5 at the break.

Pine-Eagle then missed 10 free throws in the second period, including six in a row at one point.

Wallowa chipped away at the deficit, then scored the final eight points of the half to pull within 23-22 at halftime.

Morgan Waters scored four of the final eight points, and Sara Chrisman and Bailey Shelton two each.

Five points by Jamerson then helped the Cougars take a 28-27 lead three minutes into the second half.

Shelton added two baskets, and Waters one as Wallowa built its lead to 35-27 with 3:25 left in the third period.

he Cougars led 41-36 entering the fourth quarter.

Wallowa then pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Spartans 15-8.

Jamerson led Wallowa with 18 points. Waters added 14.

Gulick topped Pine-Eagle with 13 points. Brianna Thatcher added 11, and Carr 10.

The teams combined for 65 turnovers and 57 personal fouls. Seven players fouled out of the game, and two technical fouls were called.

Wallowa 5 17 19 15 - 56

Pine-Eagle 15 8 13 8 - 44

Wallowa (56) - Sa. Chrisman 1 3-4 5, B. Shelton 3 0-0 6, S. Waters 0 3-6 3, Delatori, Jamerson 8 2-8 18, Wallace 2 4-6 8, Sh. Chrisman 0 0-2 0, Frei, Johnston, M. Shelton 1 0-0 2, M. Waters 6 1-5 14, Weaver. Totals 21 13-31 56.

Pine-Eagle (44) - Gulick 5 3-6 13, Terjeson 0 1-2 1, B. Thatcher 4 3-9 11, Carr 4 2-6 10, M. Thatcher 2 2-6 6, Butler 0 0-2 0, Bloom, McNeal 1 1-2 3, Simrell, Thompson. Totals 16 12-35 44.

Three-point goals - M. Waters. Fouled out - Sa. Chrisman, B. Shelton, S. Waters, Delatori, Gulick, B. Thatcher, Carr. Total fouls - Wallowa 30, Pine-Eagle 27. Technicals - Pine-Eagle bench (2).

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