On Saturday night in North Powder, the Joseph High boys' basketball team left an awful lot up to junior forward Devon Patton. He battled with Powder Valley sophomore Jordan Pratt for control of the frontcourt. He limited the 6-foot-6 behemoth with the long wingspan to just four points. That helped to keep the Eagles in contention against the Powder Valley Badgers, the first-place team in the Class 1A Old Oregon Conference.

While Patton, a 6-foot-4 post player, closed off one of Powder Valley's avenues, the multi-faceted Badgers simply took another route. They ran a high-octane, fast-paced game and emerged as 79-67 winners over visiting Joseph (10-11 overall, 4-4 in the conference).

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