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Lady Pintos place second at Eugene Invitational

Lady Pintos place second at Eugene Invitational

December 6th, 2011 in News

California's Holly Wolfrum drives toward the basket during the championship game at the Eugene Invitational Saturday afternoon. At left is Eugene's Kayla Adrian.

Photo by April Arnett

After defeating Boonville and Blair Oaks at the Eugene Basketball Invitational last week, California's varsity girls faced top-seeded Eugene in the championship game Saturday, where the #2 seeded Lady Pintos lost to host by just four points, 43-39, to finish the tourney in second place.

As California struggled to score in the first two quarters, Eugene jumped to a 16-4 lead at the half.

After three quarters, the Lady Eagles led 24-10. The fourth quarter, however, was a different story as California outscored Eugene 29-19. A valiant effort, just a little too late for the Lady Pintos, who ended up with the loss and second place.

"A 29-point fourth quarter can't overcome a night of off shooting," California Coach Bobby Sangster said.

For more of this story check out the Dec. 7 issue of the California Democrat.