Heading into Monday night’s home game against Versailles, the California Lady Pintos had lost four straight games since upsetting then-No. 1 in Class 4 Carl Junction in the Eldon Tournament semifinals Jan. 29.
Elizabeth Lutz of California had an off-balance 3-pointer bounce off the backboard at the buzzer as the Lady Pintos fell 44-41 to Skyline on Monday.
Nail biting game with 3 overtimes
Fatima tried to rally late, but the California girls basketball team hit late free throws to hold on for a 58-50 win Monday.
Jaylin Freeman scored 19 points, helping California notch a 57-42 victory over Versailles on Friday at California High School.
Jacob Wolken scored 15 points, helping California notch a 47-46 victory over Osage on Monday. On a two-pointer from Wyatt Bestgen, California sealed their victory in the fourth quarter.
Friday, Jan. 22, the Prairie Home Lady Panthers defeated the Russellville Russellville Lady Indians 78-20. The Lady Panthers only have six players. According to Coach Dalton Armontrout they were not trying to bust the clock, they just do not have a second string to put into the game.
Neither team led by more than four points until late in the third quarter during Friday’s fifth-place game of the California Tournament between California and Battle.
Jefferson City’s pressure defense was too much for Southern Boone on Saturday as the Lady Jays won 59-40 to win the California Tournament title.
California lost to Boonville Wednesday, 79-68, even with Landon Mouse scoring 26 points.
A 16-0 run that stretched from late in the first half to late in the third quarter was key for the California Pintos’ 55-43 win against Marshall on Friday in the fifth-place game of the California Tournament.
Tonight the Pintos are back in action as they play Boonville at 9 p.m. In the opening boys game tonight Marshall will play Southern Boone at 7:30 p.m. The California Lady Pintos will play Marshall at 4:30 p.m. followed by Battle facing Fulton at 6:30 p.m.
Area Basketball results
The California Lady Pintos fall to Boonville 50-44 in the opening round of the California Tournament.
MONDAY, JAN. 11 - First-round games