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Ladies lose a close battle

Quannah Ryan drills down the court to face the Butte Roadrunners on Jan. 25. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Feather River College women’s basketball team offer dynamic play on the court and challenge their opponents. The outcome is 50-50 on a win, 11-10 overall and 2-3 in conference, but the games are always packed with stellar performances and exciting play on the court.

Siskiyous 80, FRC 61

The FRC Eagles took on the Siskiyous Eagles on Jan. 29 in Weed. The two teams will meet again for a rematch Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Quincy with tip off at 7 p.m. This will be the FRC Eagles final home game of the season. The Siskiyous record is 15-8 overall and 3-2 in conference.

Butte 69, FRC 65

FRC women hosted the Butte Roadrunners in an exciting game Jan. 25. The Eagles took the lead in the first quarter, 21-16, and the Roadrunners led at the half, 30-28. The teams tied in scoring, 15 points each, in the third quarter, 45-43 Butte, and ran neck and neck for the final quarter.

Eagle Precious Masters led scoring with 31 points. She landed five of her 11 3-point shots, 12 of 23 on her 2-point field goals and two of three from the charity line.

Quannah Ryan scored 10 points for the Eagles, Jennessy Aragon and Yaneesa Velasquez both scored 6 points, and Serena Sanchez-Gardipe and Olivia Long both added 5 points to the FRC score.

Sanchez-Gardipe offered 12 assists and picked up seven rebounds. Velasquez also picked up seven rebounds.

Ryan and Sanchez-Gardipe managed five turnovers each. Ryan and Velasquez both picked up five personal fouls during the game.

Redwoods 76, FRC 59

In quarters the score started off with FRC in the lead, 19-18, on Jan. 17 in Quincy. The Redwood Corsairs took over from there leading, 31-29, 55-45 and the final, 76-59.

Masters led scoring for the Eagles with 18 points, Ryan added 13, Velasquez and Sanchez-Gardipe contributed 10 points each, and Long racked up 8 points.

Ryan landed one of her four 3-point shots and stole the ball three times. Sanchez-Gardipe stole the ball five times and provided eight assists. Masters initiated seven turnovers; Ryan and Sanchez-Gardipe instigated four each.

FRC 75, Shasta 63

The Eagles came out on top of the Shasta Knights on Jan. 11 when the teams met in Shasta. The Knights took the lead in the first quarter 24-16, and held it through to the half, 44-36.

The FRC women sprinted out in the third quarter by outscoring the Knights, 13-6, but staying one point behind Shasta, 50-49.

The Eagles continued their determined push to outscore the Knights, 26-15, to take the lead and the win home to Feather River.

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