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Bulldogs rolls past Vale in boys hoop tilt

Vale’s Tanner Steele (No. 5) takes a jump shot against Nyssa Saturday night during an Eastern Oregon League contest. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Turnovers and a low-scoring first quarter doomed the Vale varsity basketball team Saturday night against Nyssa and the Bulldogs held off a late Viking rally to post a 46-41 Eastern Oregon League win.

“We started pretty slow,” said Vale coach Colby Shira. Nyssa established jurisdiction early and jumped out to a 13-2 lead after the first quarter.

“Unfortunately, we had that really weak first quarter. You just can’t do that against a really good team and that is a really good team there in Nyssa,” said Shira. Pedro Chavez poured in 16 points to lead the Bulldogs (1-0) while teammate Leo Barba chipped in seven. 

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