After winning the Class 3 District 10 championship games March 3 at Versailles, the Pintos and Lady Pintos were on a high they weren't ready to come down from any time soon, and that was evident at the Class 3 Sectional games March 7 at Rolla as both teams battled to the end to claim yet another victory and advance to Class 3 Quarterfinals.
The evening of March 7 started off with the girls' sectional game, where the Lady Pintos ultimately defeated Hermann 41-36.
"We got into some foul trouble with Sydney early in the game and later with Kaitlyn, but the other girls stepped it up," California Coach Bobby Sangster said.
California led 11-6 after one quarter and 15-14 at the half, however, Hermann took over the lead in the third quarter on more than one occasion. Deeken stepped it up to block several of the Lady Bearcats' shots and California led 24-22 going into the final frame.
For more of this story check out the March 14 issue of the California Democrat.