Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Trailing by four points early in the fourth quarter, Baker scored the final 19 points of the game Tuesday on the way to a 52-37 nonleague boys basketball win over Emmett in the BHS gym.

Baker never led in the first half. The Bulldogs took their first lead, 27-26, with 4:05 left in the third quarter on a three-point basket from Kaden Sand.

The teams then traded leads until Emmett pulled ahead 34-33 entering the fourth quarter.

Emmett then increased its lead to 37-33 with the opening basket of the final period.

But those were the last points Emmett would get.

Caden Long then scored eight of his game-high 20 points.

Gabe Gambleton added five points and Sand, Riley Flanagan and Spencer Smith two each.

Baker fell behind 9-0 to start the first quarter.

However, the Bulldogs managed to stay close, hitting 5-of-6 free throws.

Long scored Baker’s first basket, a breakaway dunk, with 2:46 left in the quarter.

Emmett led 13-7 at the break.

Both teams picked up the scoring in the second quarter, which ended with Emmett holding a 24-20 halftime edge.

Baker’s next action is at the North Valley tournament at Grants Pass Dec. 27-29.

EMMETT (37)

Weekes 3 2-2 11, Cartwright 3 0-0 7, Randall, Fletcher 2 4-6 9, Mumford 4 1-4 10, Sanchez. Totals 12 7-12 37.

BAKER (52) -

Sand 4 0-0 9, Gambleton 3 2-2 9, Flanagan 0 3-6 3, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Hill, Mastrude 0 0-2 0, Schwin 1 0-0 3, Long 6 7-7 20, Smith 2 2-4 6. Totals 17 14-21 52.

Emmett -13 11 10 3 — 37

Baker - 7 13 13 19 — 52

Three-point baskets — Weekes 3, Cartwright, Fletcher, Mumford, Sand, Gambleton, Schwin, Long. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — unavailable. Technicals — none.

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