Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

By GERRY STEELE

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Elkton jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game and never looked back Saturday to defeat Imbler 55-44 in the fourth-place game at the Class 1A state boys basketball tournament at Baker High School.

Tyler Trout hit a pair of three-point baskets, and Brandon Bowen one. Colton Maxwell added a two-point basket as the Elks took command early in the first quarter.

Elkton led 19-8 after one period and 28-18 at halftime.

Noah Miller led Elkton with 13 points. Bowen added 12.

Garrett Bigej topped Imbler with 12 points. Andrew Fullerton added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

IMBLER (44)

Fullerton 5 0-0 11, McLean 1 0-0 2, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Robertson 0 2-2 2, McDaniel 2 0-2 4, Bigej 5 2-2 12, Bowers 1 2-2 4, Lockhart, Barry 0 1-2 1, Shodin 2 0-0 4, Griffin. Totals 18 7-10 44.

ELKTON (55) andshy;

Trout 2 1-2 7, Miller 5 3-4 13, Bowen 3 4-4 12, Maxwell 4 0-0 8, Evoniuk 1 3-4 5, Wolfe, Helgren, Dunas 1 0-0 2, Doudna 1 0-0 3, Sky 1 0-0 3, Buell 0 2-2 2, Leach. Totals 18 13-16 55.

Imbler andshy;8

18

8

18 - 44

Elkton andshy; 19

9

11

16 - 55

Three-point baskets - Fullerton, Trout 2, Bowen 2, Doudna, Sky. Fouled out -none. Total fouls -Imbler 16, Elkton 11. Technicals -none.

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