Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker broke open a close game Friday and went on to defeat Ontario 62-44 in a Greater Oregon League boys basketball game at Ontario.

Baker (2-0 in the GOL and 13- overall) led the Tigers 30-28 at halftime.

Baker then outscored Ontario 20-2 in the third quarter, and ran off 21 straight points to lead 53-30 early in the fourth quarter.

Kaden Sand scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the third period.

Gabe Gambleton added 11 points, and Caden Long 10 for the Bulldogs.

Baker hosts Pendleton in a nonleague game Tuesday before hosting La Grande in a GOL contest Friday.

BAKER (62)

Sand 7 5-9 20, Gambleton 4 2-2 11, Flanagan 2 0-0 4, Nelson, Hill 0 1-2 1, Mastrude, Schwin 2 0-0 6, Long 5 0-0 10, Smith 2 0-1 4, Van Arsdall 3 0-0 6. Totals 25 8-14 62.

ONTARIO (44) -

Manzo 1 0-0 3, Morin, Elizondo 1 0-1 2, Reyna, Forsyth, Rodriguez 4 2-4 10, Shell 4 0-0 9, Haueter 5 3-3 13, Talavara, Nielson, Navarrete 2 1-2 7, Larson. Totals 17 6-10 44.

Baker -17 13 20 12 — 62

Ontario - 14 14 2 14 — 44

Three-point baskets — Sand, Gambleton, Schwin 2, Manzo, Shell, Navarrete 2. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Baker 12, Ontario 11. Technicals — Sand.

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