Lady Pintos take Lady Pirates out 59-47

California's Kaitlyn Allison drives toward the basket during the varsity game Thursday at California High School.

California's Kaitlyn Allison drives toward the basket during the varsity game Thursday at California High School. Photo by April Arnett.

The Lady Pinto basketball teams hosted Fatima Thursday, where after trailing by 11 points at the half, California's varsity girls turned up the heat in the second half to defeat Fatima 59-47.

The Lady Comets led 17-6 after the first quarter and 28-17 at the half. California upped the ante in the second half to outscore the Lady Comets 21-5 and 21-14 and post the win.

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California's Meleigha Caudel shoots a free throw during the JV game against Fatima.

Elle Miller led California with 27 points, followed by Holly Wolfrum with 10.

Fatima was led by Lauren Allen with 26 points, who was followed by Morgan Brandt with 10.

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California's Samantha Wise goes in for a shot during the JV game against Fatima Thursday at California High School.

"The girls played possibly the best second half of the season," California Coach Bobby Sangster said. "Down 10 plus points at halftime, we stormed back to win the game by 12. The girls played an unselfish style that we've been working towards all season. They made each other better in the second half and we were able to gut out the victory."

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California's Caitlin Meyer (21) puts up a shot during the varsity game Thursday night against Fatima. At left is California's Kaitlyn Allison (4). California won 59-47.

For more of this story check out the Jan. 25 issue of the California Democrat.

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