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,
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.