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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 3C Portola bl',00aks winning streak Portola's Abby Folchi moves the ball past Chester's Reanna ' Trujillo during the teams' game Jan. 23. Portola won 54-22 to continue its streak. The Tigers have lost only three games so far this season. Photo by James Wilson Quincy's Jasmine Sherman fights for the ball with one of Colusa's players Jan. 21. James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu masnews.com Portola girls' basketball team is having one of its hottest seasons to date. The Tigers have brought down nearly every opponent this season.. Portola was riding high on a four-win run when it finally broke the streak last Friday with a 56-50 loss to Maxwell. Earlier in the week, On Jan. 21, Portola scraped out a 42-38 win against Biggs at home. Two days later, the Tigers dominated the court against Chester, winning 54-22. The two wins and one loss of the week brought Portola's overall record to 13-3 and league recor d to 2-1. "I'm really happy with how the girls are playing this season," commented Portola's coach, Matt Compton. "They're actually performing better than I anticipated. They've been working really hard." The Tigers seemingly had the game against Maxwell in the bag. Portola was up 25-12 at the half and scored 25 more points in the second half. Maxwell miraculously came back to score 44 points in the second half to take the game. Alli Ramelli and Rachel Wehrman were the two high scorers for Portola with 15 points each. Abby Folchi grabbed the most rebounds with eight. Biggs nearly shut the Tigers out in the first quarter, getting a quick 9-1 lead. The Tigers rallied in the second quarter to score 19 points and take a 20-17 lead at halftime. The game was back and forth through the second half, but Portola maintained its momentum to take the win. GIRLS BASKETBALL Wehrman scored 14 points off two three-pointei's and four two-pointers. Ramelli played well on both sides of the ball with 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals. Sandra Kibble nabbed eight rebounds: The Tigers had control of the entire game against Chester. Ramelli had her best game since Portola's fR'st game of the season against Mercy on Dec. 5, 2013. In both games, Ramelli scored 22 points. Ramelli also led the team in rebounds with 10. She was the only player to hit the double digits. In other games around the county, no other team reported a victory. Chester lost to University Prep, and Greenville and Quincy both lost two games apiece. Chester The Lady Volcanoes have struggled off and on through the season. The Volcanoes won their first league game against Liberty Christian on Jan. 6, but since then have lost six in a row. Last week, the Volcanoes not only lost to Portola, but also lost 71-22 at University Prep on Jan. 21. Chester's next game is Friday at home against Liberty Christian. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. Greenville The Indians suffered through two losses last week to drop their record to 3-11 overall and 0-4 in league. The Indians lost 54-25 to hosting team Westwood on Jan. 21. The Indians then hosted Herlong on Jan.-24, to fall 41-29. Greenville's Shasta Banchio was the teim's top scorer with 11 points. Greenville will host again Quincy's Austin Wilson makes his way through Colusa's defense Jan. 21. Though the Trojans lost 87-68 to Colusa, they came back to beat Biggs 63-57 later in the week. Photo by James Wilson QUINCY, from page 1C momentum really shifted for us. I'm super proud of the effort (the Trojans) gave. They never buckled under the pressure." The Trojans maintained their lead through the second half. Brady Rick led Quincy with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Ty Morrison contributed 14 points, including four three-pointers that put Quincy ahead in the second quarter. Erik Schwartz scored 11 points. Like the game at Biggs, Quincy quickly fell behind against Colusa. Colusa led 11-2 in the first few minutes of the game. Unlike the game against Biggs, Quincy couldn't recover from the blow Colusa dealt. Colusa kept racking up points and didn't let the Trojans catch up. Morrison sank five three-pointers in the game, however, and Rick scored a total of 26 points. this Friday. The Indians will take on American Christian Academy at 5:30 p.m. Quincy Quincy started its week at home Jan. 21 with a 46-35 loss to Colusa'. Three days later the Trojans traveled to Biggs, where they lost 48-43. Quincy was up by one point in the last minute of the game against Biggs. Biggs ended up winning the game off free throws. "It was a good game," commented Quincy's coach, Harlon Savier, about the Biggs game. "We played a lot better, especially on defense." The two losses drop Quincy's record to 1-12 overall and 0-3 in league. The Trojans will travel to Williams this Friday. Former QHS student breaks universit00 Y record Western Oregon University track team member Josh Hanna began his season breaking a school record: finishing the men's 1,000-meter event in 2 minutes, 31.85 seconds. Hanna, a graduate and former track athlete from Quincy High School, competed Jan. 18 at the University of Washington Indoor Preview, when he broke the record. Jarret Mantalas, the previous record holder from 2005, was on site coaching one of the other teams at the event and shook Hanna's hand in congratulations. This was the first time Hanna competed in the 1,000-meter since arriving as a walk-on freshman for the Wolves' track team last year. Josh Hanna, right, runs for the gold and a new record for Western,Oregon University on Jan. 18 at the University of Washington. Hanna isa former Quincy High School athlete. Photo submitted Looking for a car or truck? NO HASSLES . 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