Lady Pintos fight Lady Bulldogs to end, lose by two

California's Sydney Deeken fends off a Lady Bulldog during the varsity game Thursday night.

California's Sydney Deeken fends off a Lady Bulldog during the varsity game Thursday night. Photo by April Arnett.

The California Lady Pinto basketball teams hosted Harrisburg Thursday, where the varsity girls lost a close contest to the Lady Bulldogs (#1 ranked in Class 2), 50-48, after Harrisburg sank a last-second shot at the buzzer to secure the win.

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Elle Miller (31) drives past a Lady Bulldog during the varsity game Thursday night at California High School. The Lady Pintos lost to Harrisburg 50-48.

California started out with a 9-5 lead after one quarter and led 19-17 at the half. After an even 14-14 third quarter, the Lady Pintos led 33-31 going into the final frame, however, the Lady Bulldogs outscored California 19-15 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

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

With 6:28 left to play, Harrisburg All-Stater Chelsey Kroese sank a shot to even the score at 36-36, followed by a free throw shot that put the Lady Bulldogs ahead, 37-36.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 1 issue of the California Democrat.

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