Revenge And A Regular Season Title For Nyssa Girls

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John L. Braese

NYSSA – As the Nyssa girls basketball took to the floor on Friday, Feb. 11, the Bulldogs had a lone Eastern Oregon League loss on the team’s record.

On Jan. 25, the Lady Hilanders of Burns defeated Nyssa, 55-38 in the Burns gym.

The Bulldogs, playing to erase the loss from memory and to take the regular season championship and secure the number one league seed, downed the Hilanders, 51-24.

Burns did manage the first points of the game as Ashley Wright connected on a long jumper to put the Hilanders up 3-0. Only 30 seconds later, Nyssa’s Clarita Arizmendi put the Bulldogs on the board.

Photo Gallery – Burns v Nyssa – Boys and Girls – John Braese

The Bulldog defense then started to shut down Burns, allowing only 12 points in the first half. As the two teams entered the locker room at the half, Nyssa led 20-12.

The defensive pressure continued during the second half and as the final buzzer sounded, Nyssa had avenged their only loss and will now await the winner of a game between Burns and Vale.

“We were really pumped up and ready to play tonight,” said Nyssa senior Kate Vineyard. “We are ready to anyone. We just practice and do what we do the very best we can.”

“Again, it was our defense that led the way for us,” said Nyssa head coach Jeremy Chamberlain. Lynzie Torres coming off the bench was big for us and Kate (Vineyard) had some rebounds in the second half that stopped Burns from getting back into this one.”

Vineyard and Gracie Johnson each had 12 points to lead Nyssa’s win. Ashley Wright ended the game with nine points to lead Burns.

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