Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

By Gerry Steele

gsteele@bakercityherald.com

Second-ranked Damascus Christian led from start to finish Wednesday on the way to a 50-18 quarterfinal victory over Country Christian in the Class 1A state girls basketball tournament at Baker High School.

Damascus Christian plays Triangle Lake in the semifinals today at 6:30 p.m.

Damascus Christian jumped to a 19-3 lead after one quarter.

Hannah Forrar led the way with 10 points. She finished the game with 19 points and a dozen rebounds.

Damascus Christian led 32-12 at halftime, forcing 27 Country Christian turnovers.

Country Christian managed just six points in the second half, going scorless in the final quarter until a basket at the final buzzer. Country Christian's last basket prior to that came with 1:31 left in the third period.

COUNTRY CHRISTIAN (18) -

McGrath, Stueland 2 1-2 5, Nofziger 2 1-2 5, Halverson, Barden 0 1-2 1, Christensen, Corless 1 0-2 2, Mann, LaPointe 1 0-0 3, Cunningham 1 0-0 2. Totals 7 3-8 18.

DAMASCUS CHRISTIAN (50)

Forrar 7 2-4 19, Cox 2 1-2 6, A. Wakefield 4 3-4 12, Marvin 1 0-0 3, V. Wakefield 3 2-2 8, Roach, Jones 0 2-2 2, Sullivan, Kirkpatrick, Richards. Totals 17 10-14 50.

Country Christian - 3 9 4 2 - 18

Damascus Christian -19 13 12 6 - 50

Three-point baskets - LaPointe, Forrar 3, Cox, A. Wakefield, Marvin. Fouled out - Mann. Total fouls - Country Christian 14, Damascus Christian 8. Technicals - none.

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