Vale girls, boys roll over Irrigon

Vale’s Colton Kesey goes for a put-back duringa game against Nyssa last season. Kesey is the only returning starter from last year’s edition of the Vale varsity basketball team. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

IRRIGON – The Vale boys varsity basketball team shrugged off a slow start defensively and used a big scoring spurt in the final quarter to post a 60-48 win over Irrigon Friday night in an Eastern Oregon League contest. 

“We didn’t play very well in the first half. Offensively we were doing OK but defensively we struggled getting off the bus a little bit,” said Vale coach Colby Shira.

John Wolfe scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds while Colton Kesey chipped in 12 points and forced four steals.

“We started getting after it in the second half . . .