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Nyssa dominates Clatskanie in first-round state playoff contest

Nyssa's Kate Vineyard (right) fights for a loose ball during a state playoff game against Clatskanie Saturday. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

NYSSA – The Clatskanie girls’ basketball team quicky ran out of answers Saturday and Nyssa used its precision-like offensive attack to dismantle the Tigers 68-41 in a first-round state playoff game.

The victory propels the Bulldogs into the state tournament at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, playing a quarterfinal game against Brookings-Harbor Thursday at 8:15 p.m.

Nyssa’s Gracie Johnson scored a game-high 25 points, and the Bulldogs took control from the start, building a 19-4 lead after the first quarter and led 41-16 at halftime. Nyssa led by as much as 58-22 at the end of the third quarter.

The first-half . . .