Helix finish second at state

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BAKER CITY, Ore. - Kylee Rogers scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Helix Grizzlies girls basketball team, but it wasn't enough as they lost, 66-37, to the Imbler Panthers in the Oregon Class 1A state championship at Baker High School Saturday night.

The Grizzlies claimed second place at state, and had two all-tournament first-team selections.

Rogers and Chyanne Hack garnered first-team honors, the awards voted on by coaches.

Hack scored all six of her points in the first half - six of the 10 points scored by the Grizzlies in the first half.

Hack also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in the game.

Meghan Schroeder added six points, on two 3-pointers, in the second half.

Imbler had four players score in double figures for the game, and the Panthers shot 51.9 percent from the floor in the game.

The Grizzlies made only 22.4 percent of their shots on the night.

"We didn't play very well," Helix coach Dean Fouquette said. "They did play well. Imbler deserves to be the champions. You have to play your best to win in these situations. We did play well to get to the championship game."

Sarah Bowers-Ott scored 10 points, and had 12 rebounds, three blocks and four assists to lead the Panthers.

Imbler had nine steals and forced 19 Helix turnovers.

The Panthers outrebounded Helix, 40-27, in the game.

The score at halftime was 25-10 Panthers.

The game started on an Imbler 14-2 run, and the Grizzlies never threatened.

"We didn't play good," Fouquette said. "That is why you actually have to play the game. Imbler was a good team and actually played like it. Give them credit."

Helix will lose four players to graduation - three starters in Rogers, Shroeder and Addie Terjeson, and the injured Britney Smith.

Returning starters for the Grizzlies will be Hack and Claire Ely.

Helix finished the season 23-6.

HELIX (37) - Rogers 7-22 0-0 16, Terjeson 0-7 2-2 2, Ely 0-3 4-4 4, Schroeder 2-8 0-0 6, Hack 1-6 4-5 6, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Cave 0-0 0-0 0, Gabriel 0-0 0-0 0, D. Nitz 0-1 0-0 0, Whal 1-2 0-0 2, M. Nitz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-49 11-12 37.

IMBLER (66) - Anthony 5-6 0-0 10, West 4-9 0-0 10, Thompson 3-7 3-5 9, Bowers-Ott 4-10 2-2 10, C. Poe 4-5 2-2 10, K. Poe 4-9 0-0 8, Bingaman 0-2 3-4 3, Wiley 0-0 0-0 0, Olson 0-0 0-0 0, Tally 2-3 0-0 4, Crow 0-0 0-0 0, Pierce 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-52 10-13 66.

Helix 2 8 15 12 - 37

Imbler 14 11 20 21 - 66

3-point goals - Helix 4-15 (Rogers 2, Schroeder 2), Imbler 2-8 (West 2). Total fouls - Imbler 13, Helix 11. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Imbler 40 (Thompson 12), Helix 27 (Hack 9). Turnovers - Helix 19, Imbler 16. Assists - Imbler 11 (Bowers-Ott 4), Helix 3 (Terjeson 2).

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