DAY 1: DISTRICT 4-1A TOURNAMENT

February 13, 2002 11:00 pm

Results from Day One of the District 4-1A basketball tournament.

POWDER POWERS PAST DAYVILLE-MONUMENT

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Powder Valley rode the strong shoulders of Riley Martin to a quick start Wednesday, and never looked back.

Martin scored 11 first-quarter points to lift the Badgers to a 19-9 advantage on the way to a 58-36 victory over Dayville-Monument in the first round of the District 4-1A boys basketball tournament at Baker High School.

The 6-foot-1 Riley banged the boards inside to score Powder Valleys first seven points.

Then, after Dayville-Monument knotted the score at 7-7, three-pointers by Brody Turner and Deven Thompson and another basket by Martin boosted Powder on top to stay at 15-7.

Baskets by Martin and Justin Heffernan late in the quarter gave Powder Valley a 19-9 lead at the break.

Two quick baskets by Dayville-Monuments Jeff Lippert cut Powders lead to 19-13 early in the second period.

But Martin scored six points in the period and Turner four as the Badgers built a 29-15 advantage.

Martin scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half on 8-of-11 shooting, and grabbed 10 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 10-of-15.

Lippert kept Dayville-Monument in the game with 12 of his 18 points before halftime.

Heffernan took over the bulk of the scoring in the third quarter, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the period.

The Badgers outscored Dayville-Monument 19-7 in the frame to increase their lead to 48-22 entering the fourth quarter.

Powder Valley built its lead to as many as 28 points in the fourth quarter before Dayville-Monuments Travis Moore scored 10 points down the stretch for the final margin.

Turner joined Martin and Heffernan in double figures for Powder with 15 points.

Moore finished with 15 points for Monument-Dayville.

Powder outrebounded the Tigers 37-28. Martin finished with 17 boards, including six on the offensive end.

The Badgers also had 18 steals, and forced the Tigers into 26 turnovers.

Powder Valley will play Crane Friday at 2:45 p.m. in the championship semifinals.

Dayville-Monument played Mitchell in consolation action this morning.

Dayville-Monument (36) Lippert 9 0-0 18, M. Martin 1 0-0 2, Ashley, Jewell, Moore 6 0-0 15, Riggs, Duncan 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 1-2 36.

Powder Valley (58) Browne, S. Heffernan, Thompson 1 0-0 3, B. Turner 6 2-3 15, J. Heffernan 5 4-6 14, Martin 10 1-4 21, Taylor 1 0-1 2, Weems, Lyman 0 1-2 1, Swales 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 8-16 58.

Dayville-Monument 9 6 7 14 36

Powder Valley 19 10 19 10 58

Three-point goals Moore 3, Thompson, B. Turner. Fouled out Jewell. Total fouls Dayville-Monument 17, Powder Valley 8. Technicals none.

CRANE HANDS MITCHELL THEIR FIRST LOSS

By MIKE FERGUSON

Of the Baker City Herald

The Mustangs from Crane knocked Mitchell from the ranks of the undefeated by slowing the Loggers fast break and hitting their free throws down the stretch.

Down 12 going into the final stanza, Crane put the hurt on Mitchell when it counted, outscoring the Loggers 28-12 in the final period to post a 70-66 victory in the District 4-1A Tournament nightcap Wednesday at Baker High School.

Crane won the right to face Powder Valley in a 2:45 p.m. semifinal Friday. Mitchell faced Dayville-Monument this morning in the consolation bracket.

They thought they could win the game, and they did it, a jubilant Crane Coach Kevin Johnson said moments after the victory. We took them out of their game by slowing it down a little bit. The boys were up for it tonight.

With the game tied at 61-all with 1:18 left to play, Crane drained 9 of 12 free throws down the stretch. Chance Miller led the way, knocking down 5 of his 6 chances from the line at the end.

Four Crane players scored in double figures. Kenny Haigh was top scorer, with 19 points, followed by Miller with 16, Ryan Joyce with 14 and Travis Courtney with 10.

Cranes leading scorer was Tim Lewis, who scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Basi Batji scored 14 points, as did Dustin Cloud coming off the bench. Roy Jones added 10 points.

The Loggers shot 62.5 percent in the first half and finished with 53.8 percent from the field. But Crane got to the line 16 more times than Mitchell and owned a 42-29 advantage on the boards.

Mitchell (66) Batji 5 3-4 14, T. Jones 1 0-1 2, R. Jones 3 3-4 10, Cutsforth 1 0-0 3, Lewis 10 1-1 21, N. Jones 1 0-1 2, Paul 0 0-0 0, Cloud 7 0-0 14, Miesener 0 0-0 0, Pedro 0 0-0 0 Totals 28 7-11 66.

Crane (70) Miller 2 12-14 16, Haigh 9 1-4 19, Joyce 6 2-3 14, Courtney 3 4-5 10, Colvin 2 0-0 4, Mitchell 2 0-0 5, McKay 0 0-0 0, Dowell 1 0-1 2, Sitz 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 19-27 70.

Mitchell 18 15 21 12 66

Crane 10 20 12 28 70

Three-point goals Batji, R. Jones, Cutsforth, Mitchell. Fouled out Batji, T. Jones, R. Jones. Total fouls Mitchell 23, Crane 14. Technicals none.

SCORELESS STRETCH PUTS BURNT RIVER BEHIND COVE

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Burnt River went scoreless for 7:30 of the second quarter Wednesday against Cove. That was all Cove needed to run away and hide from the Lady Bulls.

The Leopards rolled to a 63-28 victory in the first round of the District 4-1A girls basketball tournament at Baker High School.

Kelcie Robinson and Kathy Mann each scored five points for Cove to offset a 7-point burst by Burnt Rivers Heather Lewis in the first quarter.

Cove finished the quarter with a 14-9 edge.

Then, Robinson and Lisa Scheele went to work. The Leopard duo combined for 15 points in a 19-0 Cove run that lifted the Leopards to a 33-9 lead with 30 seconds left in the first half.

Burnt River didnt score in the second quarter until Tanna Andrews hit a basket with 30 seconds left.

Cove led 33-13 at halftime.

Cove kicked its running game and press into high gear again in the third period, oustcoring Burnt River 19-11 for a 52-24 lead.

Robinson continued to lead the way with eight points.

Robinson finished the game with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and four steals. Scheele added 18 points, six steals and four assists. Mann chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.

Lewis topped Burnt River with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Cove outrebounded the Lady Bulls 47-35. The Leopards also had 16 steals, and forced 34 Burnt River turnovers.

Cove plays Spray Friday at 1 p.m. in the championship semifinals.

Burnt River played Adrian in consolation action this morning.

Burnt River (28) Wilson 1 0-0 2, Sullivan 1 1-2 4, A. Bradford, M. Bradford 0 0-4 0, Lewis 6 1-3 14, Tung 0 0-1 0, Tara Andrews 1 0-0 2, Tanna Andrews 2 0-0 4, Derrick, Pajari, Torie Andrews 0 2-2 2, Schnetz 0 0-1 0, Shahriari. Totals 11 4-13 28.

Cove (63) Scheele 7 4-6 18, Whittall 0 1-2 1, Mann 4 1-3 10, Puckett 2 0-0 4, Pereira, Jes. Johnson 1 2-2 4, Jen. Johnson, Robinson 9 4-7 22, Holland, J. Cain 0 0-1 0, C. Cain, Mills 2 0-2 4. Totals 25 12-23 63.

Burnt River 9 4 11 4 28

Cove 14 19 19 11 63

Three-point goals Lewis, Sullivan, Mann. Fouled out none. Total fouls Burnt River 18, Cove 18. Technicals none.

SPRAY EDGES ADRIAN

Spray had three players in double figures as the Eagles edged Adrian 45-39 in the first round of the District 4-1A tournament Wednesday at Baker High School.

Rachael Fischers 16 points was tops for Spray, while Lacy Brewer had 11 points and Cayla Brewer 10.

Brandi Phelps led the Lady Antelopes with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Both teams suffered from chilly shooting. Spray was 33 percent from the field on 13-of-39 shooting. Adrian hit just 32.6 percent of its shots, shooting 14-of-43 from the field.

The difference was the free throw line. Spray shot just 51.5 percent from the line, but was 17-of-33. Adrian was 11-of-22 from the charity stripe.

Spray will face Cove in a 1 p.m. Friday semifinal contest. Adrian played Burnt River this morning in the consolation bracket.

Spray (45) Brewer 3 4-7 11, Majors 0 0-0 0, Brewer 4 2-7 10, L. Cromwell 1 4-7 6, Fischer 4 7-11 16, Knapp 0 0-0 0, Garber 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-1 0, M. Cromwell 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 17-33 45.

Adrian (39) Jolley 2 1-3 5, Johnston 2 0-1 4, Bowns 0 2-2 2 , Nelson 3 2-2 8, Phelps 5 6-14 16, Jordan 2 0-0 4, Garner 0 0-0 0, Thornley 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 11-22 39.

Spray 8 9 11 17 45

Adrian 10 7 12 10 39

Three-point goals Brewer, Fischer. Fouled out Garber, Johnston, Bowns, Jordan, Garner. Total fouls Spray 20, Adrian 27. Technicals none.