Prairie City boys basketball

The Prairie City Panther basketball team won the High Desert League District Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16, in John Day, defeating the Crane Mustangs 46-45.

The Prairie City Panther boys will host the Dufur Rangers at 6 p.m. Friday in Prairie City for the second round of OSAA's 1A state basketball playoffs.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m., tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and concessions will be available.

As champions of the District 8-1A High Desert League Tournament, Prairie City received a bye in the first round state playoff, which was played Tuesday. Prairie City defeated the Crane Mustangs 46-45 for the title on Saturday at the tournament in John Day.

Dufur placed third at the District 6 Big Sky League Tournament, beating the Arlington Honkers 41-38 on Saturday in Madras.

The Rangers advanced to the first round in Joseph on Tuesday where they defeated the Joseph Eagles, 39-31.

Prairie City, ranked No. 9 among OSAA's 1A teams, has a 12-2 record and has scored 1,807 points, allowing 1,135 points overall.

Dufur, ranked No. 13, has a 17-9 record and has scored 1,458 points, allowing 1,226 points.

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at angel@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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