California Pintos take second place at Southern Boone Classic

California's Nathanial Caudel, at left, looks for an open man during the semifinal game against North Callaway Thursday night at the Southern Boone Classic at Ashland. The Pintos defeated the Thunderbirds 64-48 to advance to the championship game Saturday.

California's Nathanial Caudel, at left, looks for an open man during the semifinal game against North Callaway Thursday night at the Southern Boone Classic at Ashland. The Pintos defeated the Thunderbirds 64-48 to advance to the championship game Saturday. Photo by April Arnett.

California's varsity boys basketball team participated in the Southern Boone Classic last week at Ashland, where the #3 seeded Pintos ultimately lost the championship game 52-40 to top-seeded Southern Boone Saturday, to finish the tourney in second place.

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Coach Blair Scanlon talks to the Pinto starters before the game against North Callaway Thursday night at Ashland.

The Eagles led 16-7 after the first quarter, 26-19 at the half, and 38-29 after three quarters, then outscored the Pintos 14-11 in the final quarter to secure the win.

Nathanial Caudel led California with 10 points, followed by Taron Morris with eight.

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California's Adam Burger (23) reacts as his 3-point shot falls through the net during the second quarter of the Pintos' game against North Callaway Thursday night.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 8 issue of the California Democrat.

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