Lady Pintos defeat Lady Indians

California senior Elle Miller sinks two free shots following a technical foul called against Russellville during the fourth quarter of the Lady Pintos' varsity game Dec. 19 at Russellville. Miller followed the free throws with a 3-pointer to give California the final lead of the night.

California senior Elle Miller sinks two free shots following a technical foul called against Russellville during the fourth quarter of the Lady Pintos' varsity game Dec. 19 at Russellville. Miller followed the free throws with a 3-pointer to give California the final lead of the night. Photo by Paula Earls.

The California varsity and JV girls basketball teams traveled to Russellville Dec. 19, where the varsity Lady Pintos turned up the heat in the last minutes of the fourth quarter to win a very close contest against the Lady Indians, 58-51.

California led 18-17 after the first quarter, and, after an even 15-15 second quarter, led 33-32 at the half. Russellville outscored California 6-5 in the third quarter to tie up the game 38-38 going into the final frame.

For more of this story check out the Dec. 28 issue of the California Democrat.

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