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NORTH BEND — Tel Jones had 14 points and six rebounds and Harrisburg High pulled away from Blanchet Catholic on Thursday night for a 49-36 win in an OSAA 3A boys basketball quarterfinal.

Stephen Parmenter added 12 points and Alonzo Ranch 10 points and five rebounds for the Eagles (22-5), who will play a Friday semifinal against De La Salle North Catholic at Marshfield High in Coos Bay.

RJ Veliz had 16 points and eight rebounds for Blanchet (19-7).

Harrisburg, which has won six straight games, led by nine after one quarter and still by that margin at halftime.

The Eagles were up seven early in the third before five straight points by Parmenter made it 33-21 with 3:51 to go in the period. Blanchet got no closer than 10 from there.

Harrisburg shot 50 percent (20-40) from the floor and Blanchet 25 percent (12-48). The Eagles won the rebounding category 36-28.

Harrisburg is playing in the tournament for the first time since 2014. Cascade Christian and Dayton, teams Harrisburg has played this season, will meet in the other semifinal.

2A girls

PENDLETON — Sydney Nichol had 17 points and 14 rebounds in East Linn Christian's 39-32 loss to Tri-River Conference rival Western Mennonite in a quarterfinal at Pendleton Convention Center.

Grace Wilson added four points and 10 rebounds and McKayla Horner six points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (16-11), who will play Grant Union in a Friday morning consolation semifinal.

Madison Hull had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Pioneers (22-7).

In the fourth matchup between the teams this season it was a game of runs through the second and third quarters.

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The Pioneers led by eight in the second before the Eagles answered with a 10-0 run. Nichol's free throw with 46 seconds left in the half gave East Linn a 160-14 lead.

Western Mennonite led 17-16 at the break and scored nine straight to lead by 10. The Eagles came back with an 8-0 run (six by Nichol) to close within two. The Pioneers got the last four points in the third.

East Linn got no closer than four points in the fourth quarter until Rachel Busek scored on a Horner assist to close within three with 1:15 left.

The Eagles later got back within three on a Wilson basket with 42 seconds left. But they struggled on offense from there and the Pioneers made 5 of 6 free throws to pull out the win.

East Linn won the rebounds 37-24 but shot 12 of 47 (25.5 percent) from the floor to Western's 12 of 36 (33.3).

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