Bobcats play up, beat Class 4A Baker

Written by Observer staff reports December 18, 2013 12:00 pm

BAKER CITY — It came down to the wire in Baker City between the visiting Union girls basketball team and the Bulldogs. 

Baker had multiple chances to win in the waning seconds, grabbing a pair of offensive rebounds after a missed shot with 10 seconds left on the clock, but fell 32-31.

The misses came after junior Keesha Sarman hit 1-of-2 from the free-throw line to give her team the one-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Sarman finished with a game-high 18 points.

“The girls didn’t feel intimidated at all,” Bobcats head coach Rhondie Johanson said. “I was proud of how they finished. It was a great matchup for us, and the girls were almost too humble after the game.

“I had to remind them that they just beat a Class 4A school.”

It was the lowest scoring game for Union, who trailed 15-14 at the half.

Delanie Kohr added eight points for the Bobcats. 

Union (5-0) will open Blue Mountain Conference play on the road against Stanfield (1-5) at 4 p.m. Saturday.