California Lady Pintos clinch Tri-County Conference title

California Coach Bobby Sangster talks to the Lady Pintos during the Tri-County Conference championship game against Blair Oaks Monday, Feb. 21 at Wardsville. The Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Falcons 55-49 to claim the title.

California Coach Bobby Sangster talks to the Lady Pintos during the Tri-County Conference championship game against Blair Oaks Monday, Feb. 21 at Wardsville. The Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Falcons 55-49 to claim the title. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

California's Lady Pintos had plenty at stake when they traveled to Wardsville Monday night to battle Blair Oaks for the Tri-County Conference championship, and it was obvious they were not going to give up easy.

With Blair Oaks leading by one point after the first quarter, the Lady Pintos turned up the heat in the second to outscore the Lady Falcons 22-13 for a 37-29 advantage at the half. California would need that edge as Blair Oaks outscored the Lady Pintos 7-6 in the third quarter and 13-12 in the fourth, to hold onto the lead and ultimately the win, 55-49.

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California's Caitlin Meyer (25) puts up a shot during the JV game against Osage Tuesday, Feb. 15, at California High School.

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California Coach Barb Whittle, kneeling, takes advantage of a time-out to talk to the Lady Pintos during the JV game against Osage. At left is Assistant Coach Krista Davis.

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California's Kaitlyn Allison drives toward the basket during the conference championship game at Wardsville Monday, Feb. 21.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 23 issue of the California Democrat.

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