Feather River College’s Kaitlin Boyd leaps for the shot during the Lady Eagles’ first home game of the season Nov. 26 against Yuba College. FRC won 76-63. Photo by James Wilson
The Feather River College women’s basketball team played its first home game of the season against Yuba College on Nov. 26. The Golden Eagles defeated Yuba 76-63 in a game the Eagles clearly had control of for its entirety.
FRC gained an early lead in the first few minutes. The Eagles pushed their lead to 38-24 at the half.
The first 10 minutes of the second half was when Feather River really took off. The Eagles quickly extended their lead to 55-30 before Yuba started making a comeback. FRC held Yuba off enough for the win.
“I thought we played very well for 34 minutes,” explained FRC’s coach Haley White. “Then we got complacent a bit and rushed some shots and made a couple of bad decisions that could have been costly against a better team. We had a great crowd and it was a fun environment to play in.”
Amy Yeager was the Eagles’ top scorer with 22 points. Yeager sank eight baskets, which included six three-pointers. Defensively Yeager snatched four rebounds and stole the ball twice.
Ashley Hibbard was the team’s next high-scorer with 13 points. Hibbard made one three-pointer and three two-pointers. She nabbed three steals.
The only other FRC player to score in the double digits was Summer Dressier. Dressier made five field goals, including one three-pointer. Dressier also made one free throw and got three steals.
The victory improved FRC’s record to 2-5. The Eagles will start their conference play Jan. 8, 2014.