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Reporter Wednesday, Jan 17, 2001 1C I I I . i Trojans win first race at Boreal Quincy High School skiers Quincy's boys were one-two, dominated the first Central I led by seniors Patrick Sheehan speeds to a second-place finish in the Slalom at Boreal Jan. 12. Quincy's ski team dominated Its first race, winning the top three girls positions and the top two boys spots. League slalom race at Boreal Jan. 12 in the fresh powder of the first big storm of 2001. The Quincy boys and girls garnered six of the first eight spots to overwhelm teams from Davis, Bear River and Portola. Quincy's girls took the first three places, led by senior Lindsay Morton (1:28.9), Michele Hochrem and Alia Mrowczynski. who were each at least four seconds ahead of the next skier in the race. Katie Filippini (6th) led the way for Portola, Frosh Alissa Backman (ninth) was the other point scorer for Quincy, followed by her sister Daniell Backman (12thh Portola's Karl Schafer (13th) and Quincy's Esa ...................................... Morr]son (15th). The Quincy ~o,ob~L,sa~:,'~,~ girl's team outran second place Davis High School by 16 points. (1:10.49) and Travis Phelps. These two were also at least four seconds ahead of the next skier. Quincy freshman Brian Sheehan grabbed the fourth place, followed by Portola's Jeremiah Marquette (fifth), Quincy's Colin John (sixth) and Danny Price (eighth). Quincy's Josh Sebold rounded out the top ten. Portola's Scan Marquette (16th) and Quincy's Jeb Heiman (20th) also showed well. The Quincy boys also topped Davis High School, this time by 27 points. Boy's junior varsity action was paced by Quincy, led by Chris Thompson in first, John Whiting (third), Richie Bednarski (fourth), John Pettigrew (sixth), Dustin Groh (ninth) and Aaron Bobrink (llth). I I Morrow basketball team of won three winning its ue matches [e and g Incline. game of the sea- towards league, Portola Tigers ille, 86-22, points in the all last week zz defense," said Miller. "Our goal them to four points quarter." r~abbed 14 steals in and racked up rebounds. Sean , Brett Pearson, and each earned three boards came from the court, with 21 offensive, and 20 Ferrin led the 26 points, includ- from behind Chappell deliv- and Ryan in 9 points. and Ward each then hosted |. 12, beating them 12 points at half- allowed Incline to within 3 the third quarter. 31 points rebounds in the tallied 16 points night, Portola drove to Indian Valley and had an easy time with the Greenville Indians, winning 79-44. "We rolled over and played dead," said Greenville coach John Holland. "We were just terrible." Portola's point guard, Jake Pruitt, registered 10 assists and six steals. "Pruitt can run the floor bet- ter than any guard I've ever had," said Miller. "It's pretty to watch." Ferrin led in points and rebounds, again delivering 31 points, and claiming 10 boards. Chappell contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Pearson added 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The only player to score dou- ble digits for Greenville was Chris Preston, who hit four three-pointers and totaled 15 points. Preston also made seven steals and captured three rebounds. Greenville's Jesse Kingdon contributed 9 points, six boards and three steals and Ryan Meacher earned eight points and 12 boards. Nathaniel Bond, Greenville's top scorer, was out with pneu- monia. Portola is now 9-3 overall and 2-0 in league, but the team still isn;t playing up to its potential, said Miller. "We don't feel we're there yet," said Miller. "We're going to work on stepping it up." The Tigers travel to Herlong tomorrow, Jan. 18. I:~x)los ~ Shannon Morrow Jason Ferrin gets Mocked on his way to the basket. Ferrln racked up 31 points against Incline. Jake Pruitt flings a pass to a teammate In Po tola's 664iO victory over Incline Jan. 12. The boys Ire now 9-3. .... ., i "~'/~. Diaz shoots from under the basket against 12. Diaz led with 16 points in the Tigers' 10-28 Coach Rich Martinez explains strategies to Kori Iiler while the other tI takes its free throWS. Portola's girls are now 133. By Shannon Morrow SOods Editor Behind by 8 points in the third quarter, Portola's nor- mally dominant girls team was in danger of losing it's first league game to the tough squad from Down eville Jan. 9. But, a fourth-quarter rally, in which the Tigers scored 22 coach Rich Martinez. The Lady Tigers defeated Oakdale (Division III) by a score of 54-42 in their first match, but then lost to Bret Harte, 55-48, and hosts Ripon Christian, 4840. Diaz, SLier and West did the bulk of the scoring through the tournament, totaling 38 points, helped boost Portola points, 32 points and 30 points past Downieville for a 61-56 respectively. . _ . victory. More recentlY, Portola host- Portola began the third ed Incline on Jan. 12 and had quarter with a two-point lead, their way with them, winning but watched it evaporate as 50-28. Downieville scored the first I0 The Tigers rendered Incline points on the second half. The helpless in the third quarter Tigers were behind 39-43 at the and scored 23 points. They did end of the third. , it by applyin a full.court Ashley Diaz led Portola s press, which resulted in many scoring with 23 points, and quick steals and baskets. Keri Slier and Megan West Diaz contributed 16 points in each earned 12 points, the effort, and Diaz and Sller Downieville made seven each captured five steals. West three-pointers in the game. Downieville's Alia Hale deliv- ered 18 points, and Amanda Desentz added 14 points. Portola competed at the Ripon Christian Tournament Dec. 27-29, winning its first game, but then dropping its next two games. It was difficult for the team to be away from home so close to the holidays, and three play- ers didn't make the trip, said put up 8 points and led the rebounding with 11 boards. The next night, Portola rout- ed Greenville, 90-17. Siler led with 21 points, nine of which came off of three three-point shots, and earned seven steals. Jacqie Leal had a good night with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Alison Gnesios also made three shots from behind the arc and totaled 11 points and seven boards.