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Bulldog hoop teams overpower Vale

Vale's Marco Ramirez tries for a jump shot as Nyssa defenders converge during a prep basketball game Tuesday night in Vale. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

VALE – Turnovers haunted the Vale boys varsity basketball team Tuesday night against Nyssa.

The Eastern Oregon League match up at Vale High School showcased two sharpshooters – Nyssa’s Omar Jaquez and Vale’s Tanner Hamilton – and the Vikings kept the game close before the Bulldogs posted a 54-50 win.

The victory improves the Bulldogs’ league record to 4-1 while Vale drops to 1-5 in EOL play.

“It was a really good game but turnovers were the biggest differential,” said Colby Shira, Vale boys coach.

Vale committed 23 turnovers, said Shira.

Hamilton had another stellar performance, scoring 23 points – including five three-point buckets . . .