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Lady Trojans congratulate teammate Lexi Baumgartner on Jan. 22 after landing a fourth 3-pointer of the game as QHS took on Chester. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Volcanoes, Trojans and Tigers, oh my! It’s basketball!

Annie Froggatt aims for a free throw shot, one of her 13 points of the game with CHS.

Girls battle

The Trojans split a pair of rivalry matches last week. A win over Chester 55-43 on Jan. 22 and a loss to the Portola Tigers Jan. 23, 57-23.

Leading against Chester was Lexi Baumgartner with 16 points including landing four big 3-pointers. Annie Froggatt hit 13 points and sophomore Coragrace Hardee scored 10 points. Emmary Wingfield scored 8, sophomore Elaina Warndorf added 4 and Brystol Beatley and Makenna Crosby also scored for QHS. Baumgartner, Warndorf and Froggatt all sunk free throws. No individual stats were available for the CHS girls at press time.

Taking on the Portola girls, Baumgartner was held to 8 points with one 3-pointer in the mix. Wingfield managed 6 and Hardee scored 4. All Trojans got on the scoreboard: Kayla Thackeray, Warndorf and Froggatt. The Tigers came out hard with a 20-5 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter the Tigers hit equally hard scoring 15 more points to QHS’ 5 for a 35-10 halftime score.

Refreshed, the Trojans rallied in the third to outscore the Tigers, 11-4, making the score going into the final quarter a hopeful 39-21. PHS snuffed out that hope, pulling out all the stops, to hold the QHS girls to 2 points and add 18 of there own. Nicely done Tigers. No individual stats were available at press time for this game.

The Trojans got back on the road to Esparto and Loyalton earlier in the week, but will come home to Quincy to play in front of the locals today, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. A rematch with the Portola Tigers will take place this Friday, Feb. 1, at PHS, also at 5 p.m.

After a final away game at Mercy on Saturday, Feb. 2, three home games will finish off the season. It will be a very lively week on the Trojan court. The girls start off on Monday, Feb. 4, taking on the Esparto Spartans. Two days later, Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Maxwell Panthers challenge. The third home game of the week and the last game of regular league play is Friday, Feb. 8, against the CORE Butte Lynx. All three home games at QHS are scheduled at 5 p.m.

Congratulations are offered for Trojan Annie Froggatt as she takes the bench after good play on the court.

Boys challenge

The Quincy Trojan boys are 11-4 overall and 3-1 in the league. The Trojans are sitting second in the Mountain Valley league just behind the Maxwell Panthers who are 4-1. The Quincy boys represent the one loss Maxwell has on their record. Go Trojans!

The boys, like the QHS girls, split their rivalry games.  They beat the CHS Volcanoes 77-60 on Jan. 22 and lost to the Portola Tigers in a squeaky tight 56-53 game at QHS on Jan. 23. The rivalry between Quincy and Portola is always a tough competition and an exciting game to watch. Portola currently ranked fourth in the league, but that doesn’t mean much when the two teams face off on the court.

It may be too early for stats for QHS but a few are in from Portola that may help the Trojans out as they come up on the rematch with the Tigers this Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Portola.

Tigers to watch out for are junior JT Massey, junior, Keegan Folchi and senior Ricky Johnston. Between the three of them, they scored 31 points for PHS. Johnston lead rebounds for the Tigers with 15, Folchi gathered eight and sophomore Shane Curren picked up seven.

No QHS stats were available for the boys at press time. As soon as they are, we will report them here in the Sports section.

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