Home court gives Vale league win

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – At the beginning of the basketball season, Vale Coach Jason Johnson and Nyssa Coach Jeremy Chamberlain told their respective teams there was one important factor to get to a league championship – win your home games and steal one or two on the road.

Good advice from two smart coaches as to date, no Eastern Oregon League girls team has a road win after two weeks of play.

The home court advantage continued on Saturday as the visiting Bulldogs fell to Vale 39-29.

The win came for the Vikings after they fell Friday night to Burns 43-39 on the road.

“Our outside shots were not falling and Vale is a good team,” said Chamberlain. “The girls are really disappointed.”

The Bulldogs took the loss without two starters. Senior Mickena Ausman is out for the season with an injury and junior . . .