La Grande girls open season over Nyssa

NYSSA – The La Grande girls’ basketball team opened the 2019-2020 season with a road victory over the Nyssa Bulldogs, 48-27 on Thursday.

Led by Camryn Collman’s game high 17 points, the Tiger girls led 20-5 after the first quarter of play and never trailed the remainder of the game. Kenzie Williams added six points in the win.

The Bulldog girls struggled offensively with Britain Hartley leading the team with eight points.

La Grande is a very good team and much more experienced than we are at this point in the season,” said Nyssa coach Jeremy Chamberlain. “They did a good job of executing on the offensive end and took advantage of our inexperience at times. We will continue to get better and develop as the season unfolds. I like the fact that despite being down, we never gave up and continued to work hard and try to get better as the game went on.”

The Tigers (1-0 overall) now wait until Monday, December 9 before hosting Hermiston for a 6:30 p.m. game. Nyssa (1-1 overall) plays the final game of the three-game home stretch on Tuesday, December 10, hosting Idaho 3A Payette. The tip-off is 7:30 p.m.