Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Pine-Eagle used a 13-1 run in the final five minutes of the third quarter to pull away from Powder Valley Friday in the semifinal round of the District 7-1A girls basketball tournament.

Trailing 21-18, the Spartans rolled to a 31-22 advantage entering the fourth quarter. The Spartans went on to win 39-28.

Celisa Digges led Pine-Eagle with six points in the run.

Hailey Davis added four, and Marrianna Akers and Bri Thatcher two each.

Powder Valley rode the six points of Alexandra Colton to a 9-6 lead after one period.

Pine-Eagle then outscored the Badgers 10-4 in the second quarter to take a 16-13 edge at halftime.

Eight points - including two three-pointers - by Ali Abrego gave Powder Valley a 21-18 lead with 5:05 left in the third quarter.

Powder Valley could get no closer than seven points in the final quarter.

Bri Thatcher led Pine-Eagle with 10 points.

Abrego topped Powder with 13 points. Colton added 10.

POWDER VALLEY (28)

Abrego 5 1-4 13, Loennig, Hampton 0 0-2 0, Colton 5 0-0 10, Allen 2 0-0 4, Trindle 0 1-2 1, Martin, Feik, Jimenez. Totals 12 2-8 28.

PINE-EAGLE (39) -

B. Thatcher 4 1-1 10, Butler 3 2-5 8, Carr 1 0-2 2, M. Thatcher 0 4-6 4, Digges 3 1-2 7, Akers 1 0-0 2, Pallan, Davis 3 0-0 6. Totals 15 8-16 39.

Powder Valley - 9 4 9 6 - 28

Pine-Eagle - 6 10 15 8 - 39

Three-point baskets - Abrego 2, B. Thatcher. Fouled out - Abrego, Hampton, Colton. Total fouls - Powder Valley 18, Pine-Eagle 12. Technicals - none.

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