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DISTRICT IV-1A TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP

ON THE LOOSE: Cove sophomore Christina McGilvray, left, and a Burnt River player scramble for a loose ball during Wednesday's District IV-1A Tournament game in Baker City. Cove won, 53-45. (The Observer/JOE SOVA).
ON THE LOOSE: Cove sophomore Christina McGilvray, left, and a Burnt River player scramble for a loose ball during Wednesday's District IV-1A Tournament game in Baker City. Cove won, 53-45. (The Observer/JOE SOVA).

Joe Sova

Sports Editor

Cove girls beat Burnt River

BAKER CITY – The Cove girls basketball team had a bend, but don't break attribute in the first round of the District IV-1A Tournament Wednesday.

The Leopards led by only two points going into the final period as Burnt River came back from an 11-point deficit. But Cove held on, advancing to Friday's semifinals with a 53-45 victory.

Cove takes on Pine Eagle, the top seed from the Old Oregon League, at 2:45 p.m. Friday. Pine Eagle opened with a win over Spray.

The top three teams qualify for next week's state tourney.

Cove junior Julia Scheele played a big role in the critical fourth period. Scheele had two key putbacks, her second follow shot giving the Leopards a 51-43 cushion with 1:23 to play.

Scheele had an impressive double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds – eight on the offensive end – and scoring 12 points.

"As a team we did a lot better on offensive and defensive rebounds," Scheele said of the second half. "That's what killed us the first half."

Cove led 14-13 after one quarter and stretched its lead to 27-20 on a pair of Christina McGilvray free throws with :50 left in the opening half. McGilvray netted all 11 of her points in the first half, but she picked up her third foul just before halftime.

The Leopards led 34-23 early in the second half on a Kara Mann bucket off the break. The Bulls rallied, and Cove's lead was 40-38 after three periods.

Cassie Mills scored a team-high 14 points and she had eight rebounds. McGilvray had seven boards.

Both teams shot poorly from the foul line. Cove was 10-for-22 and the Bulls just 7-for-22.

Courtney Schnetz had a double-double for Burnt River with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

In other first-round girls games, Powder Valley tangles with Monument-Dayville at 2:45 p.m. today and Jordan Valley plays defending state champion Crane at 8:45 p.m.

COVE (53)

Mann 4 0-0 9, Scheele 5 2-4 12, Keagle 1 0-0 2, Mills 6 2-8 14, McGilvray 4 3-5 11, Altenburg 0 1-3 1, Reynolds 0 2-2 2, Shrago 0 0-0 0, Holland 0 0-0 0, Cain 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 10-22 53.

BURNT RIVER (45)

Schnetz 6 7-17 19, A. Bradford 4 0-0 8, M. Bradford 4 0-1 10, Swindlehurst 0 0-2 0, Andrew 2 0-0 4, Kalpala 0 0-2 0, Koontz 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 7-22 45.

Cove 14 14 12 13 – 53

Burnt River 13 10 15 7 – 45

3-point goals: Mann; M. Bradford 2. Total fouls: Cove 17, Burnt River 18. Fouled out: Mills; Swindlehurst.

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Panthers drub Monument-Dayville

Imbler faces Spray Friday at 1

BAKER CITY – Once top-ranked Imbler got rolling, the Panthers were unstoppable.

Max Nilsson supplied a double-double and Tanner McIntosh netted 33 points, leading Imbler to a 78-32 boys victory over Monument-Dayville in the first round of the District IV-1A Tournament Wednesday night at Baker High School.

The Panthers led 14-9 after one period, then outscored the Tri-Co League No. 4 seed 23-6 in the second period.

"We pressed some and played man (defense) some," Imbler head coach Ken Kramer said. "We actually played man better."

Monument-Dayville had 27 turnovers, and 20 of those giveaways were on Imbler steals.

Nilsson had 12 points and a dozen rebounds.

"He played 20 minutes and did a great job," said Kramer.

McIntosh was 6-for-9 on 3-pointers; the rest of the team was 0-for-8.

Alan O'Donald netted 18 points and had four steals for the Panthers. Cody Campbell led in steals with five, and he had three assists.

Imbler faces Spray at 1 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.

"They're going to give us some fits," Kramer said of Spray. "They're tough."

In first-round boys games today, Joseph faces Prairie City at 1 p.m. and Jordan Valley plays Mitchell at 7 p.m.

IMBLER (78)

Fulfer 1 0-0 2, O'Donald 8 2-3 18, McKinnis 2 1-2 5, Tan. McIntosh 13 1-2 33, Campbell 0 2-3 2, Myers 0 0-0 0, Davidson 1 0-0 2, Cline 1 0-0 2, Harder 0 0-0 0, Nilsson 5 2-5 12, Tay. McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Sweigert 0 0-0 0, Hohstadt 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 8-15 78.

MONUMENT-DAYVILLE (32)

Andersen 1 0-0 2, Martin 5 0-0 10, Riggs 0 0-2 0, Woosley 3 1-3 7, Peterson 5 3-3 13, Rayburn 0 0-0 0, Vazquez 0 0-0 0, Sagaser 0 0-0 0, Ewings 0 0-0 0, Cruise 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 4-8 32.

Imbler 14 23 25 16 – 78

Monument-Dayville 9 6 8 9 – 32

3-point goals: Tan. McIntosh 6. Total fouls: Imbler 7, M-D 11.

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Badger boys eliminated from tourney

BAKER CITY – Each team in the District IV-1A Basketball Tournament this week in Baker City needs two wins to qualify for the state tournament, and the Powder Valley boys fell short of their goal.

The Badgers suffered a 53-44 loss to Spray in the first round Wednesday. Powder Valley was eliminated by Monument-Day-ville 43-39 in a loser-out game this morning.

Spray, the No. 2 seed from the Tri-Co League, led 14-12, then used a 13-3 run to take a 27-15 advantage into halftime.

Jacob Brown and Justus Gray were both in foul trouble for Powder Valley, limiting their playing time.

After a Badger turnover, Ondra Kocourek sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third period – giving the Eagles a 40-29 cushion.

The lead grew to 15 before Powder Valley made a run. The Badgers got within 50-44 on a Gray 3-pointer with :37 remaining, but the Old Oregon League team could not get any closer.

"Spray was a little more prepared than we were," Powder Valley head coach Blake Jones said. "They played with confidence.

"They hit some big shots when they had to."

Zane Bruce paced Spray with 16 points and nine rebounds. Kocourek added 14, and Tim Asher had 10.

Gray led the Badgers with 16 points and four steals. Arden Perkins had eight rebounds, and Jake Weems added three steals. Bryson Allen had three assists.

Details of the Powder Valley game against Monument-Dayville were not available at press time today.

POWDER VALLEY (44)

Gray 6 3-3 16, Allen 2 0-1 4, Weems 2 3-4 8, Brown 2 2-2 5, Perkins 1 0-0 2, Forman 0 0-0 0, Hopson 0 0-0 0, Moore 3 0-0 6. Totals 16 8-10 44.

SPRAY (53)

Starr 2 0-0 5, Bruce 6 4-6 16, Kocourek 4 4-4 14, Miller 0 0-0 0, Fischer 1 2-4 4, Asher 2 6-7 10, Snell 2 0-1 4, Adams 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 16-22 53.

Powder Valley 6 9 14 15 – 44

Home 14 13 13 13 – 53

3-point goals: Gray, Allen 2, Weems; Starr, Kocourek. Total fouls: PV 21, Spray 15. Fouled out: Brown.

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