Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Cove left little doubt who would win the District 7-1A boys basketball third-place game Saturday at Baker High School.

The Leopards scored the first seven points of the game on the way to defeating Pine-Eagle 59-22.

Colten DeMeerleer and Brandon Batty each scored four points in the period as Cove forged a 16-4 advantage.

The Leopards then scored the first dozen points of the second period to complete a 21-0 run, and led 28-4.

Cove led 31-7 at halftime.

Cove continued to build its lead to 44-9 before Pine-Eagle finally reached double digits on Tanner Hamby's free throw with 2 minutes left in the third quarter.

DeMeerleer led three Cove players in double figures with 12 points. Derrick Murchison and Hunter Reddington each added 10 points.

Ray Denig led Pine-Eagle with six points.

PINE-EAGLE (22)

Co. Marks 1 0-0 2, Stiles 2 0-4 4, Swanson 0 1-2 1, Thorn 1 2-2 4, Walker, Robinette 1 0-0 2, Hamby 1 1-3 3, McCoy, Denig 3 0-0 6, Cr. Marks, Tyler. Totals 9 4-11 22.

COVE (59) -

Murchison 4 0-0 10, Gray 1 0-0 2, Reddington 5 0-0 10, DeMeerleer 5 0-0 12, Batty 3 2-4 8, Knight 1 0-0 3, Duby 1 2-2 4, McCowen 1 1-3 3, Mowery, Hill 1 0-0 2, Leithmer, Moore 2 1-1 5. Totals 24 6-10 59.

Pine-Eagle - 4 3 7 8 - 22

Cove - 16 15 18 10 - 59

Three-point baskets - Murchison 2, DeMeerleer 2, Knight. Fouled out - none. Total fouls - Pine-Eagle 14, Cove 13. Technicals - none.

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