Badgers take third at Crane

By Gerry Steele / The Baker City Herald

Powder Valley picked up its first win of the season Saturday, and in the process placed third at the Crane boys basketball tournament.

The Badgers (1-5) defeated McDermitt, Nev., 72-56 to take third place. Powder Valley lost 57-50 to Dayville-Monument Friday.

Against McDermitt, the Badgers had four players in double figures led by Peter Colton's 29.

"We finally got a win," said Powder coach Kyle Dixon.

"We finally broke out of a little shooting slump we've been in."

Marcus Pratt added 12 points, Tyler Clark 11, and Noe Benites 10.

Colton also led Powder Valley against Dayville-Monument with 20 points. Benites chipped in 10.

The Badgers will play Wednesday through Friday this week at a tournament at La Grande.

Friday game

Powder Valley 10 20 10 10 - 50

Dayville-Monument 16 21 7 13 - 57

Powder Valley (50) - Colton 7 3-5 20, Pratt 2 0-0 4, N. Benites 4 0-0 10, Clark 3 0-0 6, Wendt 3 0-0 8, Jones 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 3-5 50.

Dayville-Monument (57) - Winters 5 2-3 13, Buce 5 3-6 13, Schafer 1 2-2 4, Kimball 4 1-2 9, Larson 6 3-4 16, Chapman 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 11-17 57.

Three-point goals - Colton 3, N. Benites 2, Wendt 2, Winters, Larson. Fouled out - unavailable. Total fouls - unavailable. Technicals - none.

Saturday game

Powder Valley 18 11 21 22 - 72

McDermitt 9 10 18 19 - 56

Powder Valley (72) - Colton 7 13-13 29, Pratt 5 0-1 12, N. benites 4 1-2 10, Clark 5 1-2 11, Stephens 1 0- 2, Wendt 1 0-0 3, J. Benites 2 1-2 5. Totals 25 16-20 72.

McDermitt (56) - Gomez 2 3-6 8, Bettig 7 0-0 17, Thom 7 5-5 19, Coble 1 1-2 3, Hare 1 5-8 7, Hill 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 14-21 56.

Three-point goals - Colton 2, Pratt 2, N. Benites, Wendt, Gomez, Bettig 3. Fouled out - unavailable. Total fouls - unavailable. Technicals - none.

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