Spartans oust Wallowa

By Gerry Steele, The Baker City Herald

By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Pine-Eagle held off Wallowa 57-53 in the District 7-1A boys basketball quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Baker High School.

Trailing 33-32 with 2:44 left in the third quarter the Spartans went on a 14-2 run that gave them a 46-35 advantage early in the fourth period.

Nathan McCall led the way with six points in the run. Dalton Simrell, Wyatt Akers, Jon Thorn and Jess Swanson each added a basket.

Then, with Pine-Eagle leading 55-41 with about 3:30 left in the game Wallowa went on a 12-2 run of its own to pull within four points with 39.4 seconds left.

Wallowa was forced to foul. And, although Pine-Eagle missed the free throws, the Cougars could get no closer.

Behind six points by Spencer Shelton, Wallowa took a 10-9 lead after one quarter.

Pine-Eagle then scored the first nine points of the second quarter to build an 18-10 cushion with 3:33 left in the first half.

The Spartans led 26-17 at halftime.

Wallowa slowly chipped away at the deficit in the third quarter until back-to-back three-point baskets by Karl Wellens and Cole Hafer gave the Cougars the lead, 33-32 with 2:44 left in the quarter.

WALLOWA (53)

C. Murray 4 6-9 14, Burns 3 1-3 7, Wellens 4 0-0 11, G. Murray 2 0-0 4, C. Hafer 4 0-0 9, M. Hafer, Allen, Wallace, Frye, Shelton 3 1-3 8, Haga. Totals 20 8-17 53.

PINE-EAGLE (57) -

Denig 1 0-0 2, Simrell 2 0-3 4, Swanson 2 0-0 4, Thorn 5 0-1 12, Marks 7 5-6 20, McCall 3 0-0 6, Akers 4 0-0 9, Tyler. Totals 24 5-10 57.

Wallowa -10 7 18 18 - 53

Pine-Eagle - 9 17 14 17 - 57

Three-point baskets - Wellens 3, C. Hafer, Shelton, Thorn 2, Marks, Akers. Fouled out - none. Total fouls - Wallowa 14, Pine-Eagle 17. Technicals - none.

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