California Pintos battle at Courtwarming to lasso Eldon Mustangs 49-46

Phillip Longan is fouled while attempting a basket during the first quarter of California's Courtwarming game against Eldon. At left is California's Aaron Jones and at right is Eldon's John Hall (31).

Phillip Longan is fouled while attempting a basket during the first quarter of California's Courtwarming game against Eldon. At left is California's Aaron Jones and at right is Eldon's John Hall (31). Photo by April Arnett.

The Pintos hosted Eldon for California's 2011 Courtwarming Friday night, where the varsity boys won a hard-fought battle, 49-46.

California led 11-8 after the first quarter, however, Eldon turned up the heat in the second quarter to outscore the Pintos 17-8 to lead 25-19 at the half. California came out stronger in the second half, outscoring the Mustangs 12-10 in the third quarter and 18-11 in the fourth to secure the win.

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Alec Ramsdell sinks a shot for the Pintos during first-half action at California's Courtwarming game against Eldon Friday, which the Pintos won 49-46. Ramsdell led California with 10 points.

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Aaron Jones scores two points for the Pintos, despite the efforts of Eldon's Cannon Carlock, during the second quarter of California's Courtwarming game Friday, Feb. 11.

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California's sole senior, Jacob Allison, heads down court during the Pintos' varsity game against Eldon Friday, Feb. 11.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 16 issue of the California Democrat.

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