Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker had a subpar outing against Pendleton Tuesday in a nonleague girls basketball game at Pendleton.

But the Bulldogs played well enough to earn a 44-37 win.

“I’m proud of the girls,” said Baker coach Mat Sand. “It was not our typical game. We just played even keel. They held on for the win. There are some things we’ll learn from this.”

Sand said the Bulldogs will work on some things the next couple of days in practice and prepare to host La Grande Friday in a key Greater Oregon League contest.

Tuesday, Baker jumped out to a 22-4 lead after one period. Jayme Ramos led the way with eight points. Rose Gwillim added seven and Isabella Nemec five.

But as well as Baker played in the opening eight minutes, the Bulldogs stumbled in the second quarter.

Baker scored just three points and led just 25-13 at halftime. Gwillim finished the game with 14 points. Ramos added 13.

BAKER (44)

Elms, Keller, Younger 1 4-6 6, Ramos 4 3-4 13, Carter 2 0-0 4, Nemec 2 2-2 7, Benson, Gwillim 6 2-6 14. Totals 15 11-18 44.

PENDLETON (37) -

Nirschl 1 0-0 2, Wilson, Lee 0 1-2 1, Spriet, Conley 2 1-2 6, Garcia, Neveau 2 3-4 7, Jenness 1 0-1 2, Blake 1 0-0 2, Taber, Hoisington 5 0-2 11, Bradt 2 2-2 6. Totals 14 7-13 37.

Baker -22 3 12 7 — 44

Pendleton - 4 9 10 14 — 37

Three-point baskets — Ramos 2, Nemec, Conley, Hoisington. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Baker 18, Pendleton 11. Technicals — none.

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