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Lady Vikings batter Umatilla

Vale’s Rachel Wolfe (No. 23) battles for a rebound with a Umatilla player during first half action of their game Saturday night. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Matyson Siddoway scored 18 points and Emersyn Johnson added 14 to help blast the Vale girls basketball team past Umatilla, 54-27, last Saturday night in an Eastern Oregon League contest.

Friday night the Lady Vikings beat Riverside 35-14.

Vale entered this week at 8-0 in league play.

Against Umatilla, defense and a disciplined and balanced offensive attack paid dividends for the Vikings. They staked out an early 14-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

“We are in a good spot defensively,” said Vale coach Jason Johnson.

Umatilla coach McKenzie Davis said her team (2-6) was just “flat . . .