Baker girls lose at La Grande

Written by Gerry Steele February 08, 2014 01:42 pm

By Gerry Steele

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Baker scored as many points in the first quarter as it did in the second half Friday on the way to falling 52-40 in a Greater Oregon League girls basketball game at La Grande.

The Bulldogs led 14-9 after one period and 26-21 at halftime. But, Baker managed just 14 points in the second half allowing La Grande to catch and pass the Bulldogs (1-4 in the GOL).

Brie Sand scored six of her 14 points in the first quarter for the Bulldogs. Michelle Freese added four of her 10 as Baker built a 14-9 lead.

Sand and Allie Brown each tallied four points in the second period as Baker maintained a 26-21 edge at halftime,.

La Grande then used six points from Auslin McDaniel-Perrin to take a 35-34 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Baker then regained its final lead on a basket from Freese with 7:06 left in the game.

La Grande then outscored the Bulldogs 17-4 the rest of the game.

Baker is currently in third place in the GOL. The Bulldogs must defeat Mac-Hi Friday at Milton-Freewater to clinch third place and host the Pioneers Feb. 18 in the first round of the GOL district playoffs.

BAKER (40)

   Brown 2 1-2 6, Phillips 1 0-0 2, Huggins 1 0-0 2, Sand 6 2-3 14, Lemmon 1 0-0 2, Lehman, Tatlock 1 2-2 4, Freese 4 2-2 10, Bachman 0 0-2 0, Severson. Totals 16 7-11 40.

LA GRANDE (52) - 

   White 4 0-0 8, Collman 2 0-0 5, Browning 0 1-2 1, Albrecht 3 5-6 11, Wilcox, Alexander 1 0-1 2, Avila 0 8-12 8, Whitmore  1 0-0 2, McDaniel-Perrin 5 5-8 15. Totals 16 19-29 52.

Baker               -14 12   8   6 — 40

La Grande       -  9 12 14 17 — 52

     Three-point baskets — Brown, Collman. Fouled out — Freese. Total fouls — Baker 23, La Grande 16. Technicals — none.