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DISTRICT 4-1A GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
BAKER CITY The Powder Valley girls got their playoff season off to a hot start Wednesday, going on a run of 50-7 en route to a 59-20 thumping of Spray in the first round of the District 4-1A Tournament.
The Badgers, the Old Oregon League co-champs and ranked No. 3 in the state, got off to a bit of a sluggish start, falling behind 6-5 midway through the first quarter. But, Powder Valley did an effective job of drawing fouls and got Spray in the double-penalty in the first quarter.
Having built up a 32-10 lead at the half, the Badgers ran, ran again and ran some more in the second half. Shauna Nelson did much of the damage on the wing, picking up most of her 14 points on the break. At one point, Powder Valley held a lead of 55-13 before putting in the second string in the fourth quarter.
"I think anytime you go to district, you'll have some jitters," said coach Allen Bingham.
He said that after the girls settled down, "we got some transition stuff going."
Bingham said Kali Miller, who also scored 14 points, had a lot to do with the success of the break, making numerous solid outlet passes. Miller led the Badgers with nine rebounds.
Joelle Bain also scored 14 and pulled down eight boards. Nelson had seven boards and six steals, while Lacey Lyman pulled down eight rebounds.
Powder Valley next plays Wallowa at 1 p.m. Friday.
Powder Valley 59, Spray 20
Spray girls 6 4 3 7 20
Powder Valley 13 19 17 10 59
Spray Reznicek 2 0-2 6, Kocourkova 0 2-4 2, Bruce 0 0-1 0, Megan Garber 4 2-4 10, Cromwell 1 0-0 2, Reagan, Alyssa Garber, Benedikt, Fischer. Totals: 7 4-11 20.
Powder Valley Ashley Dozhier 0 2-2 2, Hailee Bingham 2 1-2 5, Alisha Thompson 1 0-0 2, Shauna Nelson 5 4-6 14, Lacey Lyman 1 0-0 2, Kali Miller 6 2-3 14, Joelle Bain 4 6-8 14, Sabrina Rich 2 0-3 4, Kris Wendt 1 0-2 2, Tara Fuhrman, Caitlyn Miguez, Trista Wendt. Totals: 22 15-26 59.
Three-pointers Spray 2 (Reznicek 2); Powder Valley, none. Fouled out none. Total fouls Spray 21, PV 10. Technical fouls none.