Nyssa girls get win against Burns; Vale boys finish regular season unbeaten

Nyssa's Malerie Long scrambles for a loose ball during first half action against Burns Friday night. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

NYSSA – The Lady Bulldogs used a swarming defense to stymie Burns and post a 51-24 Eastern Oregon League victory Friday night.

“Defensive intensity was key on a couple of their shooters. The energy was good and we got really good production from our bench players,” said Nyssa coach Jeremy Chamberlain.

Gracie Johnson and Kate Vineyard each scored 12 points to lead Nyssa as the Bulldogs established jurisdiction early and kept it.

“Being able to close out shooters tonight really helped us a lot,” said Nyssa guard Laney Hartley.

The Friday victory was revenge of sorts for Nyssa after the Hilanders handed the Bulldogs their only league defeat, 55-38 on Jan . . .