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Head women’s basketball coach Brent Stevens coaches his determined Eagle team as they take on the De Anza women in Quincy on Nov. 15. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Feather River women’s basketball aims high

The Eagles won two in a row on the court and have already begun moving up the ladder improving their league ranking this season. The team displays incredible drive and only seems to get more determined when challenged.

“After taking on the toughest early schedule in the state, our group is continuing to mesh and find ways to compete,” said FRC head basketball coach Brent Stevens. “If we can continue our progress and work hard, the sky is the limit for this group.”

Eagles vs. Am. River

The women took a head full of steam from their victory over the De Anza Dons and traveled to Sacramento to play the Beavers. In another extremely exciting game, the FRC women won in a squeaky tight 72-70 victory.

Eagles vs. De Anza

The Eagles provided a dynamic game with a winning score of 79-71 in front of the fans gathered in the stands at home. The De Anza Dons are currently considering a new mascot, perhaps the Diamondbacks or Mountain Lions, but for now the Dons traveled from Cupertino for the preseason game.

Scoring points for the Eagles was starter Precious Masters with 15 points, reserve player Rheanna Jackson with 13 points, starter Savannah Norfleet with 12 points, starter Quannah Ryan scoring 11, starter Caitlyn West with 8 points, starter Serena Sanchez-Gardipe with six, reserve player Olivia Long with six and reserve players Yaneeza Velasquez, Lilly Aguilar and Alyssa Hartman also sinking points for the Eagles.

Jackson landed three out of her four 3-point attempts. West landed two out of two 3-point attempts. Norfleet and Hartman scored on 3-point shots also. All total, the women hit 80 percent of their free throw shots, 33 percent of their 3-point shots, and made 42.7 percent of their 2-pointers.

The women have quite a lineup of games on the road before they come home to play the Simpson Hawk JV team Friday, Dec. 20, starting at 5 p.m.

That will be the last game for the year, but fans can mark their calendars for the first conference game. It happens in Quincy on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. The challenge will come from the Lassen Cougars. The Eagles will play the Cougars again this season Feb. 5 in Susanville.

Eagle home games

12/20 Simpson 5 p.m.

1/8 Lassen 7 p.m.

1/16 Redwoods 7 p.m.

1/25 Butte 3 p.m.

2/1 Shasta 3 p.m.

2/12 Siskiyous 7 p.m.

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