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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 lC AND t: INSIDE SECTION C: FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND iLuMAs COUNt: .............................................. _ .... _._~.::_~ ..... . .... :. iii!!i!ii~ '~i :i The Quincy Trojans' boys varsity after placing second in the Liberty Christian tournament Dec. 28, 2013. This was the first time a Quincy team placed second in this tournament. Photo submitted basketball team poses II James Wilson overall. Sports Editor "We accomplished everything we set out to do in the tournament," The Quincy High School commented the Trojans' boys' varsity2msketball coach, Mike Woodlee. "We team kept the game tight the made it our goal to reach the last weekend in December championship and we did." 2013, as the Trojans battled In the game against three teams to place second Mercy, Brady Rick was in the Liberty Christian Quincy's biggest tournament, contributor. Rick played a The Trojans won their well-rounded game, proving first two games, but lost in himself Offensively and the championship for the defensively. Rick led the silver, team in points with 33. Rick The first day of the also secured 12 rebounds, tournament, Dec. 26, 2013, four steals, three assists arid Quincy wiped out Mercy two blocks. Quincy had 63-45. The following day, the control of the board the Trojans came back after entire game. trailing most of the game to "We played well beat Los Molinos 54-50. The throughout, but we really next day Quincy lost big, caught our legs late in the 91-38, to hosting team Liberty Christian. Quincy's record elevated to 7-8 See QHS, page 2C Feather River College's Ashley University's select team Jan. James Wilson James Wilson Sports Editor The Feather River College women's basketball team got in one last game Jan. 3 before starting conference play. The Golden Eagles defeated Simpson University's select team 75-63 at FRC. The win was much needed for the Eagles' confidence, because they struggled through the preseason. Since Nov. 8, 2013, the Eagles traveled fairly extensively to multiple tournaments to end the preseason with a 4-10 record. During the preseason, FRC had bad luck of the draw at tournaments. The Eagles Hibbard makes the shot during the Golden Eagles' last preseason game, against Simpson 3. Hibbard contributed 14 points to FRC's 75-63 win over the Redding Christian university. Photo by im were consistently placed remainder of the game. that both of them broke out against teams that were Though FRC maintained a offensively," said White ranked i.nthe top 10 0f_lead throughout the game, about Dressler and Hibbard. northern California. If toward the end of the first "It was marvelous. They anything, it was a learning half Simpson began catching really pushed Strong at the experience for the Eagles.on to FRC's defense. Simpson beginning to make it "It was really important reduced the lead to trail happen." for us to win this game on a 41-34. FRC switched its Within the first two mental level," commented defense to zone in the second minutes of the game, FRC's coach, Haley White. half and put a stop to Dressler scored eight points. "We had talks before the Simpson's comeback Hibbard scored five within game about using it to getattempt, the first five minutes. Both ready for conference. Besides Summer Dressler and are freshmen and from coming out and giving it our Ashley Hibbard were FRC's Nevada. all, it was really fun." main contributors to theDressier, from Reno, was FRC kept control of the game. Dressler scored 26her high school's go-to player ball the entire game. points, including six for the last two years. White Contributions and steady three-pointers. Hibbard discovered Dressler on playing from across the scored 14 points, including and recruited roster ensured the Eagles the two three-pointers. Haley her. White's friend in Las win. Within the first 10 Bowen scored 12 points. At Vegas coached against minutes of play, FRC took the free-throw line, theHibbard and cued White on the lead 21-14. Simpson was Eagles went 12 for 14. unable to catch up for the"This was the first game See FRC, page 2C :James Wilson Sports Editor : The Feather River College volleyball program :wastes no time when it comes to bettering its team. ,The team finished its 2013 :season a little more than a imonth ago and is already ideep in the planning stages for the 2014 season. Last season, the team was considered an underdog with an exceptionally young team made up primarily of freshmen: The team prevailed, however, going undefeated in conference to win the Golden Valley Conference championship and make it to the pl'ayoffs. Within the last two weeks, two exceptional players announced their commitment to play for the Golden Eagles' volleyball team in the 2014 season. Mariah Diaz, from Pierce High School in Arbuckle, and Justine Cota, from Yreka High School, will be on the roster of this year's team. Diaz, who stands 6 feet, 2 inches, will add height to the team and Mariah Diaz jumps up for the kill while playing for Pierce High School in the 2013 season. Diaz recently committed to playing for Feather River College this year. Photos submitted substantially add to its blocking game. In the North Section of the California Interscholastic Federation, Diaz finished third in blocking with 127 blocks. Justine Cota, from Yreka High School, shows off her moves last season. Last week, Cota committed to play for the Golden Eagles this upcoming season. She and Mariah Diaz will add a major skill element to the team. Diaz was her high school team's captain and was selected first team all-conference. "Mariah will be an immediate impact plaYer for us and give us the net presence that we are looking for," FRC coach Sarah Ritchie posted on the college's website. "We are" very excited that Mariah has chosen FRC as the placeto continue her volleyball career. We expect great things from her this upcoming season." Shortly after Diaz committed to the Golden Eagles, Cota followed suit. Cota made first team all-conference two years in a row. She was also her team's captain and Most Valuable Player last season. Both Cota and Diaz played in the prestigious 13th annual North vs, South All-Star game Dec. 8, 2013. Diaz recorded nine kills : and eight blocks. The addition of Diaz and Cota will come at just the right time, as the Eagles recently lost two of their players. The majority of next season's team will be sophomores and bring experience to the table. With the two new players on the team as well, Ritchie isoptimistic that the 2014 team will be a force to be reckoned with in not just the conference, but also the entire state. i , J