Lady Tigers end regular season with 19-7 mark
|Portola's Alli Ramelli charges through Quincy's defence during the Tigers 48-46 sin Feb.18. Photo be James Wilson|
In basketball, Portola’s girls took on three teams last week, and came out with two more wins. Portola first faced Quincy on Feb. 18 to come back and win, 48-46. The Tigers hosted Loyalton on Feb. 20 for a 52-45 win. The score came within two points once again the next day against Colusa, when Portola lost 58-56.
The results put Portola’s record at an impressive 19-7 overall, though the team has an even 5-5 record in league play.
The Tigers’ win against Quincy was very hard-fought. The lead switched between teams for the majority of the first half. Portola was up 21-19 going into the second half. Quincy pulled ahead in the third quarter to lead 34-26, before Portola came back to outscore the Trojans 22-12 in the final quarter and take the win.
Alli Ramelli had one of her best games all season, scoring 27 points for the Tigers. Rachel Wehrman also performed great for Portola, with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Portola trailed Loyalton at the start of the game, but quickly tallied points to lead 23-19 by halftime. The Tigers steadily outscored their competition to take the win.
Against Colusa, the Tigers got off to a bad start. Colusa quickly outscored Portola to lead 16-4 after the first quarter. The Tigers battled back, and outscored Colusa in every remaining quarter, but couldn’t make up the difference.
The Tigers landed the No. 6 seed in the Division V playoffs, and hosted 11th seed Etna on Feb. 25. Details will be in next week’s Sports and Recreation section.
In other girls’ basketball games around the county, Quincy won its final game of the regular season against Williams, and Chester took down Greenville.
Quincy 65, Williams 41
The Trojans haven’t had the best season. Going into their final game of the regular season against Williams on Feb. 21, the Trojans stood at 4-17 overall and 1-8 in league play.
At the beginning of the season, Quincy was consistently losing by 20 points. Once league play started, the Trojans began tightening their game a bit, though they still lost the majority of match-ups.
In the game against Williams, Quincy outscored its opponent in every quarter. The Trojans really came out in the second half, outscoring Williams 36-18.
Quincy was seeded 13th in Division V, and traveled to Hamilton on Feb. 25 for the first round of playoffs. Details will be in next week’s Sports and Recreation section.
Chester 43, Greenville 30
Greenville hosted its final game of the regular season against Chester on Feb. 19, and the two teams got off to a battling start. The Indians’ loss brought their overall record to 6-17 for the season with a 2-8 league record. Chester upped its record to 4-20 overall and 1-11 in league play.
Greenville took the lead early in the game. Brooke House and Hannah Allen racked up points for Greenville, to lead 16-15 at the half. Greenville’s passing game fell apart in the second half, however, and Chester took advantage of it.
Greenville turned over the ball multiple times in the third quarter, and Chester was spot-on with its shooting to outscore the Indians 16-2 and take a 31-18 lead. Greenville couldn’t make up for lost points and Chester took the win.
The Volcanoes were seeded 12th in the Division VI playoffs, and will travel to play Maxwell Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Greenville did not make the playoffs.