By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Beavers knock Grizzlies out of playoffs

BEAVERTON -- The McMinnville girls basketball team's stay in the Class 6A state playoffs proved to be a short one.

The Grizzlies turned the ball over 18 times in the first half alone and wilted under Beaverton's backcourt pressure as the Beavers won Tuesday night's Class 6A first-round contest, 73-31.

McMinnville led 7-2 at the 5-minute, 15-second mark of the first quarter before the Beavers (19-6 overall) went on a 29-5 run that ended at halftime. Beaverton extended its lead by outscoring the Grizzlies 20-11 in the third quarter, putting the game further out of reach.

Audrey McMillan and Elizabeth Logsdon each scored eight points for the Grizzlies. Danielle Hartzog and Allison Mueller each scored 18 points for the Beavers.

McMinnville ends its season with an 8-17 overall record. The Grizzlies finished six in the Class 6A Pacific Conference in 2013-14 (4-10).

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