Local hoop squads compete at College of Idaho tournament

Nyssa’s Lynzie Torres tries for a jump shot during a game against Adrian Saturday at the Nyssa Christmas Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Adrian 53-42. Nyssa opened the tourney with a 54-31 loss to Grangeville but defeated McCall 27-24 Friday night. The tournament began Thursday and ran through Saturday. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

CALDWELL – The Vale boys varsity basketball team rebounded from a first-round loss and notched two back-to-back wins at the Truckstop Classic tournament last week.

The 16-team tournament ran last Thursday through Saturday at the College of Idaho. In their opening game Dec. 19, a short-handed Viking squad lost to Idaho’s Liberty Charter, 61-37. Vale rebounded the next day to beat Aberdeen 57-34 and then defeated Soda Springs Saturday 68-62.

“We were down a couple of . . .