Lady Pintos stomp Lady Indians 56-35

California's Kamryn Koetting (23) drives around Hallsville's Michelle Gall during the varsity game Friday night.

California's Kamryn Koetting (23) drives around Hallsville's Michelle Gall during the varsity game Friday night. Photo by April Arnett.

The California High School varsity girls basketball team hosted Hallsville Friday for Hawthorn Bank’s "Pack the Gym Night” at California High School, where the Lady Pintos captured a big 56-35 win from the the Lady Indians.

California led 16-8 after the first quarter, 30-12 at the half, and 40-24 after three quarters. The Lady Pintos outscored the Lady Indians 16-11 in the final frame to secure the win, 56-35.

California was led by Sydney Deeken with 20 points.

Hallsville (11-6) was led by Jordan Dayner with 12 points.

The Lady Pintos participated in the Camdenton Lady Lakers Shootout Saturday, where California’s varsity lost 47-33 to the Bolivar Lady Liberators,

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California's Sydney Deeken sinks a free throw after scoring a layup to bump the Lady Pintos' lead to 52-30 with 2:38 remaining in the fourth quarter of the varsity game against Hallsville Friday at California High School.

Bolivar led 12-11 after the first quarter, 22-17 at the half, and 33-26 after three quarters.

"This was a very poor ball game by us tonight," California Coach Bobby Sangster said. "Lucky for us we've got a week to work on things. We'll either learn from it or it's going to be ugly again. Bolivar did a whale of a job tonight. Anytime we made the smallest mistake, Bolivar made a play."

California (15-4) was led by Deeken with 11 points, followed by Kamryn Koetting with 10.

Bolivar (12-5) was led by Peyton Peavey with 14 points.

California’s JV also lost to the Lady Liberators, 36-19.

Previously, California hosted Boonville Jan. 22, where the varsity defeated the Lady Pirates 54-40.

California led 14-8 after the first quarter, however, Boonville had pulled ahead 27-24 by the half. The Lady Pintos turned up the heat in the second half to outscore the Lady Pirates 14-3 and 16-10 to secure the win.

"The girls did a great job of flipping the switch at halftime," Sangster said. "There was a little distraction because a lot of our girls are very close friends with the Boonville girls. So we had a nice talk at halftime and after that, the girls understood we're here to play a game and they came out and got the job done."

Deeken and Kelsey Roush finished the night with double-doubles to lead the Lady Pintos; Deeken with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Roush with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Koetting chipped in with seven points.

Boonville (6-10) was led by Morgan Edwards with 14 points.

California’s JV lost a close contest to Boonville 43-40.

The Lady Pintos will travel to Versailles Monday, Feb. 4. The JV game will begin at 6 p.m.

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