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By Raenelle Kwock

Observer Staff Writer

The No. 1 La Grande Tigers kept their composure after Lindsey Carmichael was carried off the court for a 52-37 Greater Oregon League win over Baker Saturday.

"I was proud of all the girls," La Grande coach Isaac Williams said. "We all care for Lindsey as a person. We hate to see that happen to her."

With 2:10 remaining in the first quarter and the Tigers up 13-9, Carmichael got pushed by a Baker player and landed awkwardly. She was helped off the court with ice on her left knee.

Carmichael was taken to the hospital for X-rays and an MRI.

"We hope she gets better soon," Williams said.

The Tigers (9-5 overall, 2-0 GOL) never trailed from the opening tip. After Carmichael left, the Tigers ended the quarter up 15-9 and took a 20-15 halftime lead.

Christie Weaver's three-pointer off a cross-court pass from Jill Jensen with 4:15 in the third put the Tigers up 29-21. The Bulldogs got right back in it with two inside buckets to trail 30-25 entering the fourth.

The Bulldogs carried their momentum into the fourth and cut the lead to 30-27 with Rachel Hill's inside bucket with 7:17 left.

Four free throws from Kayla Crouch and Jensen pushed the lead back to 34-27 with 6:51 left for the Tigers. Then, the Tigers went on a 10-3 run for the next four minutes to build a 44-30 lead.

The Bulldogs closed to within 44-35 off Laura Gyllenberg's three-pointer with 1:41 left, but Jensen was fouled on the Tigers' next possession and hit two free throws to push the lead back to 46-35.

Another Bulldog basket cut the lead to nine points again with 1:10 remaining, but Amber Rasmussen answered with an inside hoop for a 48-37 lead.

Weaver was the Tigers' top scorer with 16 points.

Shalene Christy scored 14 for the Bulldogs.

The Tigers' next game is at home against Riverside 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Baker girls 9 6 10 12 — 37

La Grande 15 5 10 22 — 52

Baker — Shalene Christy 6 2-3 14, Laura Gyllenberg 4 0-0 9, Sally Brown 1 1-2 3, Rachel Hill 2 3-6 7, Kristina Stevens 2 0-0 4, Rebekah Duby, Rosanne Curtis, Anita Curtis. Totals: 15 6-11 37.

La Grande — Christie Weaver 6 2-3 16, Lindsey Carmichael 1 0-0 2, Amanda Schuft 1 5-8 7, Amber Rasmussen 3 0-1 6, Nikki Nielson 2 0-0 4, Kayla Crouch 1 2-2 4, Jill Jensen 3 7-12 13, Amanda Timm. Totals: 17 16-26 52.

Three-pointers — Baker 1 (Gyllenberg); La Grande 2 (Weaver 2). Fouled out — R. Curtis. Total fouls — Baker 22, La Grande 13. Technical fouls — None.

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