Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Imbler left no doubt as to who would be playing Powder Valley in Saturday's championship game at the District 7-1A boys basketball tournament.

The Panthers stormed to a 30-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back, stopping Pine-Eagle 70-27 in Friday's semifinals at Baker High School.

Imbler's Kyle Johnson went 7-of-7 from the field in the game. He finished with a team-high 14 points and had five rebounds and three assists.

Already leading 30-6, the Panthers then held Pine-Eagle to a single free throw in the second quarter to build a 43-7 halftime lead.

Pine-Eagle shot just 3-of-14 in the opening half, while Imbler went 5-of-10 from 3-point range. The Panthers shot 17-of-35 from the field in the first half.

Luke Silbernagle added 12 points for Imbler, Trace Vancleave 11 and Joe Griffin 10.

Pine-Eagle was led by Colter Marks with eight points and nine rebounds.

PINE-EAGLE (27)

McCoy, Simrell 1 2-4 4, Swanson 0 1-2 1, Thorn 3 0-0 6, Co. Marks 3 2-4 8, McCall, Akers 1 2-2 4, S. Denig 0 1-2 1, R. Denig 0 1-4 1, Tyler 0 2-3 2, Cr. Marks. Totals 8 11-21 27.

IMBLER (70) -

Griffin 3 3-4 10, Bowers 3 0-0 8, Vancleave 5 1-3 11, McDonald 1 0-0 2, Johnson 7 0-1 14, Riggle 2 1-2 5, Silbernagel 5 0-0 12, Ryan 1 0-0 2, Combe 0 2-2 2, Whitaker, Kanoho 1 0-0 2, Vanleuven 1 0-4 2. Totals 29 7-16 70.

Pine-Eagle - 6 1 11 9 - 27

Imbler -30 13 14 13 - 70

Three-point baskets - Griffin, Bowers 2, Silbernagel 2. Fouled out - Thorn. Total fouls - Pine-Eagle 16, Imbler 16. Technicals - Akers.

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