TIGER GIRLS RUN AWAY FROM BAKER; BOYS LOSE

January 13, 2002 11:00 pm

By The Observer

BAKER CITY The La Grande girls basketball team got its fastbreak going and ran away from Baker 68-49 Saturday.

With the road victory, the Tigers improved to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the Greater Oregon League.

La Grande took a 22-9 first-quarter lead and was ahead 36-22 at the half and 54-30 after three quarters.

We got our fastbreak going a little better than it has been, La Grande coach Isaac Williams said. For most of the game, we played good defense.

Lindsey Carmichael scored a game-high 20 points for La Grande. Karlie Nebeker added 10 points.

The Tigers had plenty of success from the free throw line, going 24-for-32 off of 25 Baker fouls.

La Grande travels to Boardman to play Riverside Friday.

La Grande girls 22 14 18 14 68

Baker 9 13 8 19 49

La Grande Rasmussen 3 1-1 7, Jensen 2 2-4 6, Baum, Weaver 2 2-2 6, Carmichael 6 7-9 20, Schuft 2 1-2 5, Long, Nebeker 2 6-6 10, Hibbert 3 0-0 7, Sternfeld 0 2-6 2, Crouch 1 3-3 5. Totals: 21 24-32 68.

Baker R. Curtis 0 2-4 2, Lueuing, Christy 1 0-0 2, Gyllenberg 7 2-2 18, A. Curtis, Brown 1 0-0 2, Buby 2 2-2 6, Hill 2 1-5 5, Stevens 5 4-8 14, Kreger. Totals: 18 11-21 49.

Three-pointers La Grande, Carmichael, Nebeker; Baker, Gyllenberg 2. Fouled out R. Curtis, Christy, Gyllenberg. Total fouls La Grande 19, Baker 25. Technical fouls None.

La Grande boys lose composure, contest

BAKER CITY One quarter of trouble spelled doom for the La Grande boys basketball team Saturday.

The Tigers fell behind early and then had a mistake-laden second quarter en route to a 71-62 loss at Baker.

The host Bulldogs took a 22-17 first-quarter lead as Seth Pennington, La Grandes leading scorer, got into foul trouble.

In the second quarter, things went bad for the Tigers (5-9 overall, 2-1 Greater Oregon League).

We struggled a bit to end the first quarter, but then in the second quarter we lost our composure and made some immature mistakes, La Grande coach Aaron Mills said. We gave them about 10 points and took ourselves out of the game.

Baker outscored the Tigers 23-11 in the second to take a 45-28 halftime lead.

In the second half, La Grande held the upper hand, outscoring Baker 35-23, but the Tigers couldnt overcome the early deficit.

Pennington ended with 22 points. Greg Schuft added 15.

The free throw line proved the difference, with Baker making 21-of-31 to La Grandes 4-for-10.

La Grande travels to Boardman to play Riverside Friday.

La Grande boys 17 11 17 18 62

Baker 22 23 10 13 71

La Grande Pennington 9 1-4 22, Schuft 5 0-3 15, Nebeker 2 0-0 6, Lester 2 1-1 6, MacDonald 2 1-1 5, Bomberger 1 1-1 3, Larson 1 0-0 2, McMahan 1 0-0 2, Mellinger 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 4-10 62.

Baker Ceja 5 6-9 17, Mahoney 3 7-10 16, Grove 4 4-4 12, Joseph 5 1-2 11, Mullins 3 2-4 9, Nichols 1 1-2 3, Curtis, Marrit, Vaughan. Totals: 21 21-31 71.

Three-pointers La Grande, Schuft 2, Nebeker 2, Pennington, Lester; Baker, Mullins, Ceja. Fouled out Mellinger. Total fouls La Grande 28, Baker 15. Technical fouls None.