La Grande jumps on Pioneer girls early to take 75-15 GOL victory


MILTON-FREEWATER - Mac-Hi fell behind 18-2 in the first quarter and relentless La Grande never let up as the Tigers buried the Pioneers 75-15 here Saturday night in a girls Greater Oregon League basketball game.

La Grande improved to 7-6 on the season, 1-0 in the GOL, and further enhanced its overall record Saturday with a 60-50 victory over Grant Union, the Tigers' sixth straight victory. Mac-Hi tumbled to 1-10 overall and 0-1 in league games.

Denise Comfort paced a balanced La Grande offense with 17 points. Lauren Mills followed with 13 points and Breanna Partney was also in double figures with 12 points.

Jolene Brannan scored six points for Mac-Hi.

La Grande goes back into action Friday when it entertains Baker in a Greater Oregon League game. The Pioneers play a non-leaguer at Touchet on Tuesday.

Mac-Hi was originally scheduled to host Irrigon tonight, but that game has been moved to Jan. 31 at Irrigon's request.

La Grande 75, Mac-Hi 15

MAC-HI (15) - Brennan 6, Erm 3, Wells 2, Kessler 1, Carlson 3.

LA GRANDE (75) - Comfort 17, Partney 12, Mills 13, Humphreys 7, Elliot 7, Tracy 5, Moore 4, Page 3, Tooke 2, Clipfell 2, White 2.

Mac-Hi 2 7 5 1 - 15

La Grande 18 16 24 16 - 75


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