Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker climbed into second place in the Class 4A girls basketball rankings Saturday after sweeping a pair of games during the weekend.

On Friday the Bulldogs (15-1 overall) routed Ontario 65-31 in a Greater Oregon League game at Ontario. Saturday, Baker defeated Class 5A Ridgeview 74-43 in a nonleague game at BHS.

Against Ontario, Baker pulled away from a 9-9 first-quarter tie to build 29-9 edge midway through the second quarter.

Rose Gwillim scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half as Baker led 37-14 at halftime.

Gwillim and Jayme Ramos combined for 13 points in Baker’s second-quarter run.

Ramos finished with 19 points, and Sydney Younger added 10.

Against Ridgeview, Isabella Nemec scored eight points in the first quarter, including a pair of three-point baskets, to help Baker to a 21-10 lead.

Gwillim and Younger each added five points.

Gwillim then scored 12 points in the second quarter, and Ramos six, as Baker forged a 44-19 halftime lead.

Gwillim finished with 28 points. Younger, Ramos and Nemec each finished with 13.

Friday game

BAKER (65)

Elms 1 0-0 2, Hellberg, Keller 1 0-2 2, Younger 3 3-4 10, Ramos 7 2-2 19, Carter 0 2-2 2, Calaway, Nemec 2 0-0 4, Benson 1 0-0 3, Gwillim 9 5-7 23. Totals 24 12-17 65.

ONTARIO (31) -

Jordan 0 0-1 0, Romayor 0 0-1 0, Peterson 5 1-1 13, Vogt 1 0-0 3, Pearson 0 0-2 0, Navarrete 0 10-12 10, Jagelski, Hart, Hernandez 0 1-2 1, Esquiel 1 0-0 2, Grimm 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 12-19 31.

Baker -14 23 19 9 — 65

Ontario - 9 5 7 10 — 31

Three-point baskets — Younger, Ramos 3, Benson, Peterson 2, Vogt. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Baker 18, Ontario 11. Technicals — Ontario coach.

Saturday game

RIDGEVIEW (43)

Jensen 0 0-2 0, Sargent 0 2-2 2, Troutman 2 0-2 4, Martin 2 1-3 5, Hartford 1 0-0 2, Hall 2 0-0 4, Albrecht 2 1-2 5, Love, Pentzner 3 1-2 7, Clark 5 2-3 12, Snyder 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 7-16 43.

BAKER (74) -

Elms, Keller 0 2-4 2, Younger 3 6-6 13, Ramos 6 0-0 13, Carter 1 0-0 3, Nemec 5 1-3 13, Benson 1 0-0 2, Gwillim 10 8-10 28. Totals 26 17-23 74.

Ridgeview -10 9 15 9 — 43

Baker -21 23 14 16 — 74

Three-point baskets — Younger, Ramos, Carter, Nemec 2. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Ridgeview 19, Baker 14. Technicals — none.

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