The Burns Hilanders used a 3rd quarter run to defeat the Billies 50-38 in the 3A OSAA State Quarterfinals. The Billies took an early 12-6 lead at the end of the 1st quarter but the Hilanders stormed back in the 2nd quarter and took a 19-17 lead into the half.
Led by Allie Hueckman, the Hilanders began to pull away in the 3rd quarter. Hueckman led the Hilanders with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Burns (23-5) held a commanding 46-21 rebounding edge over Pleasant Hill (20-4).
Junior guard Angeni Yeo led the Billies with 13 points, while senior Kaylee Martin added 10 points. Junior Alexa Ellis finished with 7 points and 5 rebounds, senior Kacie Hoyt had 6 points and 2 rebounds, and freshman Lena Daniel pulled down 4 rebounds.
The Billies will face the Vale Vikings (17-9) in a consolation game at 10:45am today at Marshfield HS. The Vikings lost to the Sutherlin Bulldogs (24-2) in overtime, 66-57.