The Powder Valley Badgers boys basketball team scored 20 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday to put away Imbler, 65-54, in an Old Oregon League contest in North Powder.

Powder Valley and Imbler played neck-and-neck for three quarters, with the Badgers holding a slim 45-44 lead after the third before taking control.

Roper Bingham scored 20 points to lead the Badgers. Reece Dixon added 18 and Ethan Stephens scored 13.

Jayce Burnette had a game-high 21 points to lead the Panthers. Isaac Herron added nine points and Wyatt Frost scored eight.

The Badgers (10-3 overall, 2-0 OOL) travel to Wallowa Friday, while Imbler (3-8, 1-1) hosts Griswold Friday.

Union 40, Weston-

McEwen 32: Keegan Glenn scored 15 points as the Bobcats picked up their first Blue Mountain Conference victory with a road win over the TigerScots. 

Cole McLean and Cameron Dillman added seven points apiece for Union. The Bobcats took a 13-5 first quarter lead, held the margin at eight at halftime, then held on in the second half despite Weston-McEwen drawing closer.

The Bobcats (10-5 overall, 1-1 BMC) host Stanfield Friday.


Powder Valley 48, Imbler 14: Belle Blair had 20 points and six rebounds in her second game back from an ankle injury as the Badgers routed Imbler in a home Old Oregon League contest.

Autumn Davis added nine points for Powder Valley, which outscored the Panthers 15-2 in the second to take an insurmountable 23-6 halftime lead and went ahead 38-10 after three.

Joelle Treat had five points to lead Imbler, and Kenna Whitmore added four.

The Badgers (6-5 overall 2-0, OOL) visit Wallowa Friday, while the Panthers (0-12, 0-2) host Griswold Friday.

Union 49, Weston-McEwen 22: Callie Glenn scored a game-high 15 points, Kylie Marriott added 12 and the Bobcats pounded the TigerScots on the road in a Blue Mountain Conference contest.

Glenn had eight of the Bobcats’ points in the first quarter as they took a 15-6 lead after one and added on throughout the night. They led 27-12 at the break and by 25 after three quarters.

Kaylee Lantis added six points for Union (12-3 overall, 2-0 BMC), which hosts Stanfield Friday.

Rescheduled: The Elgin boys and girls basketball games at Griswold Tuesday were rescheduled to Jan. 21. The Huskies take to the court Friday when they host Joseph.

Cove swimmers have success in Madras

Tim Koza had a first- and second-place finish for the Cove Leopards Saturday at the White Buffalo Classic in Madras, pacing the Leopards to a seventh-place finish. 

Koza won the boys 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:21.90, and was second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.60. 

Taylor Fox, the other Leopard swimmer to score, added a third-place in the 50 freestyle (24.91 seconds) and was sixth in the 100 freestyle (56.19).

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