Helix finds Jewell at 1A state tourney quarterfinals

Chyanne Hack leads the Grizzlies with 23 points and 14 rebounds as Helix downs the Bluejays, 65-49, to advance to play Crane Friday.

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BAKER CITY, Ore. - Chyanne Hack pounded the ball inside for 23 points and ripped down 14 rebounds to lead the Helix Grizzlies girls to a victory here, 65-49, over the Jewell Bluejays at Baker High School Wednesday afternoon in the Class 1A Oregon state tournament quarterfinals.

"Chyanne dominated inside for us tonight," Helix coach Dean Fouquette said. "She had just an outstanding game."

Other major contributors for the Grizzlies were Claire Ely and Meghan Schroeder.

"Claire had some big, big baskets for us tonight," Fouquette said. "We're very proud of her and that is what she needs to do."

Ely had 16 points and six boards.

Schroeder had 12 points and eight rebounds.

"We had good team-passing inside at times to Hack, Ely and Schroeder," Fouquette said. "They all took advantage of their open opportunities. Other times, we were sloppy with the ball."

Helix had 11 assists with Addie Terjeson leading at five, and 24 total team turnovers.

The open opportunities for the three leading scorers were created by a box and one defense by Jewell to stop the hot-shooting Kylee Rogers, Fouquette said.

A box and one surrounds the four corners of the key and puts one player man-to-man - in this case, on Rogers.

The Grizzlies held a 22-10 advantage after the first quarter.

A 14-4 run closed the quarter, led by eight points from Hack.

The second quarter was a different story. Jewell went on a couple of small scoring runs to pull within five at the half. They outscored Helix 18-11 in the second quarter as the Grizzlies held a 33-28 edge.

Jewell had four of its 10 steals in the second.

The Bluejays scored two buckets via the fastbreak just before the half and hit four midrange jumpers.

Amber Meier of Jewell had 16 points at half and 21 at the end of the game.

"We struggled in the second quarter," Fouquette said. "We didn't take care of the ball and that hurt us. We also didn't move the ball around enough in that quarter and get it inside."

After the break, the Bluejays closed the lead to one point with a minute gone.

Then the Grizzlies got it going, led by Ely, Terjeson and Hack. Terjeson hit a 3, Ely hit a long jumper, Hack scored inside twice and the lead was up to 10 by the 3:30 mark in the third quarter.

After that, the Bluejays could get no closer than seven.

"Any win at state is a great win," Fouquette said, "Especially in the quarterfinals. That means that we are one of the four undefeated teams left in the state tourney in our bracket."

The Grizzlies play Crane Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Baker.

"Crane is very good," Fouquette said. "They have a lot of girls with state experience, and we'll have our hands full, but that is the way we like it."

HELIX (65) - Rogers 2-3 4-8 6, Terjeson 2-7 0-0 6, Ely 7-13 0-0 16, Schroeder 5-9 2-6 12, Hack 10-15 3-4 23, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Nitz, D. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-27 4-10 65.

JEWELL (49) - Curtis 2-7 0-0 4, Dimaggio 0-3 0-0 0, Meier 8-14 5-5 21, Kaczenski 5-18 0-2 11, Ulm 6-12 1-3 13, Brooks 0-2 0-0 0, Olvera 0-1 0-0 0, Harhart 0-2 0-0 0, Swearingen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-30 2-3 49.

Helix 22 11 15 17 - 65

Jewell 10 18 11 10 - 49

3-point goals - Helix 4-14 (Terjeson 2, Ely 2), Jewell 1-10 (Kaczenski). Total fouls - Jewell 19, Helix 9. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Helix 43 (Hack 14), Jewell 24 (Ulm 6). Turnovers - Helix 24, Jewell 14. Assists - Helix 11 (Terjeson 5), Jewell 2.

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