No. 2 Vikings shut down Baker girls

By GERRY STEELE February 04, 2013 09:03 am

By Gerry Steele

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Vale, Oregon’s No. 2-ranked Class 3A girls basketball team, dominated Baker 42-15 in a nonleague girls basketball game Saturday at BHS.

The Vikings (17-2) scored the first 11 points of the game to put Baker away early.

Baker (3-13) didn’t score until Allie Brown’s layin with 13.8 seconds left in the first quarter.

Vale led 11-2 at the break.

Erin Bachman’s free throw with 5:42 left in the first half was Baker’s only point in the second period. 

Vale led at halftime 23-3.

Baker’s scoring drought continued in the second half.

The Bulldogs didn’t score again until Abi Smith connected on a three-point basket with 2:28 left in the third period. Baker went almost 14 minutes between baskets.

Baker didn’t reach double figures on the scoreboard until Brie Sand hit a pair of free throws with 3:37 left in the game.

Baker hosts Nyssa in a nonleague game Tuesday.

VALE (42)

   B. Hawkins 1 0-1 2, Hamilton 3 3-4 9, D. Williams 0 1-2 1, Ki. Hawkins 1 1-2 3, Ka. Hawkins, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Gregory 3 1-2 8, Bates 0 2-2 2, L. Fulk 5 1-2 11, Wolfe, K. Fulk 1 2-2 4, Froerer 0 0-1 0. Totals 15 11-18 42.

BAKER (15) - 

   Sand 1 2-2 4, Brown 1 2-2 4, Smith 1 0-0 3, Lemmon, Lehman, Phillips, Birkmaier, Tatlock 0 1-2 1, Freese 1 0-0 2, Bachman 0 1-2 1, Voboril. Totals 4 6-8 15.

Vale              -11 12 11   8 — 42

Baker           -  2   1   6   6 — 15

     Three-point baskets — Gregory, Smith. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Vale 9, Baker 16. Technicals — none.