Bulldogs roll past Weiser

By GERRY STEELE, Baker City Herald January 21, 2009 02:39 pm

Baker girls run winning streak to six games with victory over Wolverines


Baker’s Savannah Daly is surrounded by two Weiser defenders while attempting a shot during the Bulldogs’ 51-37 non-league win Tuesday at BHS. Daly finished with 12 points.  (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
Baker’s Savannah Daly is surrounded by two Weiser defenders while attempting a shot during the Bulldogs’ 51-37 non-league win Tuesday at BHS. Daly finished with 12 points. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
Baker just keeps on keeping on.

The Bulldogs have won six games in a row, and eight of their last nine. The most recent victory came Tuesday, a 51-37 win over Weiser, Idaho, in the BHS gym.

“This was a good win; a nice warmup for Mac-Hi Saturday,” said Baker coach Tim Smith.

Seniors Dallas Defrees, Savannah Daly and Kristen Hoopes led the Bulldogs against Weiser. Defrees led Baker with 14 points. Daly added 12 points, including a pair of three-point baskets in the first quarter. Hoopes came off the bench to tally five points in relief of Tara Talbott.

“We got a great game from Dallas,” Smith said. “She just plays her heart out. She provides a spark for all of her teammates.

“Savannah played well for us too. She got us started in the first quarter with a couple of threes,” Smith said.

“And, I thought Kristen Hoopes played well. She came in and gave us some good minutes off the bench.”

Daly scored six points, and Defrees five in the first quarter as Baker constructed a 15-9 lead.

Daly hit two more baskets early in the second period to help the Bulldogs build their lead to 19-11. The Bulldogs led 24-16 at halftime.

Daly and Defrees again led the way in the third quarter. Two baskets from Defrees and another from Daly turned a 26-18 Baker lead into a 32-18 cushion with 5:11 left in the quarter.

Three more points from Defrees, and two each from Hoopes and Mackenzie Warner, helped Baker take a 39-23 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Defrees chipped in two more hoops early in the final eight minutes before Smith turned the game over to the Baker reserves.

The Baker coach also was pleased with the Bulldogs’ free throw shooting. Baker was 13-of-15 from the line.

Smith wasn’t happy with Baker’s effort going after missed shots, though.

“We were outrebounded by two tonight,” he said. “We have to work on our rebounding. We have to get better. We need to be more fundamental.”

Baker (2-0 in Greater Oregon League play) hosts Mac-Hi Saturday in its next GOL contest.


Weiser    9    7    7               14 — 37

Baker    15    9    15               12 — 51

Weiser (37) — Wasrud, Hopkins 1 0-3 2, Clark 2 3-6 8, Eisenbarth, Overgaard 7 1-3 15, Cox, Lancaster 1 5-8 7, Palmer 2 0-0 4, Richins 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 10-22 37.

Baker (51) — Warner 1 4-4 6, Defrees 6 2-3 14, Ward, Adams, Shively, Phillips 2 0-0 4, Daly 5 0- 012, Harlow 0 2-2 2, Hoopes 2 1-2 5, Talbott 2 4-4 8, Ogan. Totals 18 13-15 51.

Three-point goals — Clark, Daly 2. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Weiser 14, Baker 21. Technicals — Weiser coach.