Nyssa girls varsity basketball team clinches district title with late-game heroics

Nyssa's Gracie Johnson (3) takes a shot during second-half action of a game against Burns Thursday night. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

NYSSA – Thursday night with a district championship crown on the line, Brooklyn Johns of Nyssa didn’t flinch.

Johns took an inbound pass from teammate Malerie Long under the basket with six second left, lifted her arms and dropped the ball into the hoop to give the Lady Bulldogs a 60-58 victory over Burns in the Eastern Oregon League championship game at Nyssa High School . . .