The Portola Lady Tigers basketball squad advanced to the North Section semifinals last week with a pair of playoff wins at home. The girls defeated the Durham High Trojans 47 to 43 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and then whipped the Quincy Trojans 55 to 33 Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Durham girls came to Portola looking to avenge an early season loss to the Lady Tigers. However, the Cats pounced on the Trojans early and by the end of the opening act, led 10 to 6. In the second quarter, the Fighting Tigers outscored Durham by five points to lead 24 to 15 at intermission.