Bulldog girls bring home state basketball championship

The Nyssa Bulldogs pose after winning the 3A girls basketball state title on Saturday, March 5. (OSAA/The World)

The Nyssa girls basketball team won the state championship Saturday, beating Eastern Oregon League rival Burns 33-30.

Junior Gracie Johnson, a 6-foot-5 center, led the Bulldogs with 12 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks.

The Bulldogs bring home the trophy as a winning streak that stretches back to January. Nyssa last won the state 3A title in 2007.

They faced the Hilanders three times during the season before their final matchup Saturday. Burns won 55-38 on Jan. 25, and the Bulldogs won 51-24 on Feb. 11 an 60-58 on Feb. 17.

In other playoff results, the Vale Viking boys team finished sixth at state, losing to Umatilla 50- 47. Cascade . . .