Joseph Eagles Ladies finish 2020 Season with 5th in State

Only the top eight make it to the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship and the Joseph Eagles Ladies were one of them! District Champions and seeded as #5 in the state after the regular season they continued to eliminate their opponents reaching the semi-final in Baker City, Oregon.

#14 Joseph Eagles Madelyn Nelson at the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship in Baker City, Oregom
#14 Joseph Eagles Madelyn Nelson at the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship in Baker City, Oregon

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After a loss to the undefeated #1 Crane Mustangs by eight points in the semi-finals, the Joseph Eagles entered the Baker City High School one more time to play for 3rd & 5th against the Perrydale Pirates.
At the end of the 1st quarter, the Eagles trailed behind by only one point, 7-6. With 4:30 left in the second quarter, the Pirates lead the Eagles by four points, 12-8. 
Within the next four minutes, the tide started to turn against the Eagles with the Pirates scoring 14 more points while the Eagles only scored three. Halftime score: 26-11.


Joseph Eagles places #5 in the 2020 1A Girls Basketball State Championship
Joseph Eagles places #5 in the 2020 1A Girls Basketball State Championship

The 3rd quarter became frustrating for the Joseph Eagles fighting the #3 seeded Pirates. With 4:46 left in the 3rd quarter, the scoreboard showed the Eagles trailing behind 31-14.
But the Eagles who are known for never giving up started to pick up their game scoring eleven more points finishing the 3rd quarter with a score of 40-25. 
As promising as it started to look for the Eagles, the Pirates returned for the 4th quarter with an equal attitude of “giving up is not an option”.
With 2:36 left in the game, the Pirates advanced their lead to 48-35. By the time the last buzzer rang the Perrydale Pirates finished with a win over the Joseph Eagles with a final score of 56-39.
Of course, placing 5th in the state was not the intended result the Joseph Eagles envisioned when entering the 2020 1A Girls Basketball State Championship and naturally there was a big disappointment.
But having said that, one needs to remember what it takes to get there: There are a total of 80 1A ladies teams in Oregon, nine of which comprise the Old Oregon League, the home of the Joseph Eagles.
Out of 80 1A teams, only the top eight, the district champions, make it to the state tournament, hence the achievement to place 5th in the state is not only marvelous but shows discipline, great talent, and the attitude of champions. 
So, CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the Joseph Eagles Ladies for an awesome season and placing #5 out of 80 1A teams in Oregon.  

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Joseph vs Perrydale
3/7/20 12:30 pm at Baker High School

Joseph 39

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
05  Molly Curry  1-1  0-0  1-2  0-2  28 
10  Brianna Micka  1-6  0-2  0-0  0-1  32 
14  Madelyn Nelson  2-6  0-4  0-0  0-5  26 
20  Camille Crenshaw  2-5  1-2  4-4  2-3  32 
21  Sabriana Albee  8-13  3-6  2-3  1-3  21  31 
11  Grace Hickman  –  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0 
15  McKenzie Keffer  –  0-1  0-1  0-0  0-0  0+ 
23  Maggie Miller  –  0-1  0-0  0-0  0-0 
24  Maleah Murray  –  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0+ 
33  Alaya Whelan-Moore  –  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0 
TM  TEAM  –  –  –  –  0-4  –  –  –  –  –  – 
  Totals…………..  –  14-33  4-15  7-9  3-18  21  12  39  23  161 
  42.4%  26.7%  77.8% 
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:    4-12  0-5  3-4 
  33.3%  0.0%  75.0% 
  2nd Half:    10-21  4-10  4-5 
  47.6%  40.0%  80.0% 

Perrydale 56

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
03  Kenzy Lawrence  2-7  2-4  0-0  1-1  30 
05  Sydney Lawrence  6-12  4-7  0-0  6-1  16  31 
12  Amity Deters  4-6  0-1  6-6  2-4  14  26 
15  Cody Lawrence  5-11  2-3  0-0  4-3  12  26 
22  Kaylee Rosenbalm  4-8  0-0  0-1  2-2  24 
02  Elana Porter  –  0-6  0-5  0-0  0-0  12 
11  Megan Freeborn  –  0-2  0-1  0-0  0-1  11 
20  Naomi Cruickshank  –  0-1  0-0  0-0  0-0 
TM  TEAM  –  –  –  –  0-2  –  –  –  –  –  – 
  Totals…………..  –  21-53  8-21  6-7  15-14  29  13  56  15  161 
  39.6%  38.1%  85.7% 
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:    9-26  6-13  2-2 
  34.6%  46.2%  100 % 
  2nd Half:    12-27  2-8  4-5 
  44.4%  25.0%  80.0% 
Score by Periods  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   Total   
Joseph   14  14  39  Record: (22-7) 
Perrydale   19  14  16  56  Record: (25-5) 


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