Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker dominated Class 5A Pendleton 61-46 in a nonleague girls basketball game Wednesday at BHS.

The Bulldogs played well from the start, but the win might have been costly.

Starting post Rose Gwillim injured her left elbow driving to the basket with 3:23 left in the first quarter.

Gwillim stayed down, clutching her arm while staff from both teams tried to help her.

Following the game, Baker coaches said it appeared Gwillim had sprained her elbow. Head coach Mat Sand was headed to the hospital to check on Gwillim.

“Rose will be a game-time decision Friday,” said Jason Ramos, Baker JV coach.

Baker hosts Vallivue, Idaho, tonight.

“Other than Rose’s injury this was a great first-game win,” Ramos said.

“We were happy with the energy.”

Baker trailed 12-9 when Gwillim went down. The Bulldogs then responded by outscoring the Lady Bucks 29-13 the rest of the half to take a 38-25 halftime edge.

Baker built its lead to as many as 16 points in the third quarter before Pendleton cut the deficit to seven points early in the fourth period.

Baker then outscored the Lady Bucks 15-7 the rest of the way.

Sydney Younger led Baker with 16 points. Jayme Ramos added 14.

Pendleton won the non-varsity games. The Bucks won the JV game 46-16, and the JV2 game 35-16.

PENDLETON (46)

Nirschl 3 0-1 8, Guerrero 3 4-4 12, Wilson 1 1-3 3, Sprier, Cooley 0 3-4 3, Scott 1 0-0 2, Neveau 3 0-3 6, Blake, Hoisington 4 0-1 8, Bradt 1 2-2 4. Totals 16 10-18 46.

BAKER (61) -

Elms 3 0-0 7, Keller 4 0-0 9, Younger 7 2-6 16, Ramos 7 0-1 14, Carter 2 0-0 4, Nemec 1 2-2 4, Benson 1 2-2 4, Gwillim 1 1-1 3. Totals 26 7-12 61.

Pendleton -14 11 10 11 — 46

Baker -19 19 8 15 — 61

Three-point baskets — Nirschl 2, Guererro 2, Elms, Keller. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Pendleton 15, Baker 19. Technicals — none.

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