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Lady Rangers move past Griswold by 25

Alexa Macias scored 10 of her team-high 15 points in the first quarter, as the Dufur Rangers landed the knockout blow in the first eight minutes for a 16-2 lead as part of a 53-28 triumph over Griswold Friday night in Big Sky girl’s basketball play in Helix.

Added to Macias’ efforts, Kelly Heemsah did damage down low with 10 points, and the duo of Sammi Ghramm and Hannah Harris notched nine points apiece to lead the Rangers, who had 22 field goals and went 5 for 5 from the line.

While the offense hammered down 30 points in the opening stanza, the Grizzlies could not find anything to go their way, just hitting four field goals in the opening 16 minutes for a 30-9 deficit.

“We pride ourselves on the play of our defense,” said Dufur head coach Hollie Darden. “When we fly at teams and pressure them, it gives teams trouble. It is good to have several girls who can execute the game plan do everything they can to put the other team in uncomfortable situations.”

The No. 7 Rangers (8-2 overall, 2-0 league) hosted Nixyaawii Saturday, and then travel to play Horizon Christian at 6 p.m. Friday in Hood River.

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