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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 lC AND t INSlDI SEL"rlON C: FEATURING THE AC tON AROUND P!UMAS James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu masnews.com Greenville basketball took charge of the court Feb. 11 in Herlong for a decisive 56-32 win to end its league play for the season and win the Indians the shared tide of : Pioneer Mountain League champions. The win upped the Indians' league record to 6-2, a record shared by co-league teams of Loyalton and American Christian Academy. The crucial win will allow the Indians to be seeded higher in the upcoming Northern Section Division VI playoffs. After the win, Dreenville stood seventh in : he division. : The Indians played better ball than Herlong on both ides of the court. Offensively, Greenville was bn top of its game, scoring a high shot percentage. Defensively, the Indians idn't let up rebounding and stealing. By halftime, Greenville was up 28-14. "Even though Herlong battled with a very physical ame, and although Greenville only shot a total BOYS BASKETBALL of nine free throws, it was Greenville's strong : rebounding and drives to the hoop that led to the decisive 24-point victory," wrote Greenville coach Russ Crouch on the team's MaxPreps page. Justus Eaglesmith, a freshman on the Indians' team, led the team with an amazing performance. Eaglesmith scored 20 points with a 59 percent field-goal percentage. The all-star player rebounded 17 times as well, for his llth double-double of the season. Cooper Kingdon had a good night, adding 13 points for the Indians. Christian Beres scored nine points and had nine rebounds, and Corte Smith led the team in steals with five. Greenville will play one more non-league game in its regular season. The Indians will host Chester on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. In other games last week played by Plumas County teams, Chester hit a streak with home wins against Redding Christian and University Prep, Portola Greenville's Cooper Kingdon looks for an open player during the Indians' final league game of the season Feb. 11. Greenville finished off Herlong 56-32 to end league play with a 6-2 record. Photo by Maddie Musante played three and came outChester with one win and Quincy lost There is seemingly no to Colusa, but won against stopping the Volcanoes this Biggs. season. Chester upped its overall record to 20-4 and its long shots. Morris was joined league record to 9-2 with a in the double-digits by 58-35 win against Redding Durkin with 26 points and Christian on Feb. 11 and an Perez with 11. 87-59 victory over University In addition to playing Prep on Feb. 14. Greenville on Feb. 19, the The win against University Volcanoes will host Hayfork Prep marks Chester's fourth this Friday at 7 p.m. consecutive win. In league play, the Division VI Portola Volcanoes have only lost to It was an up-and-down Liberty Christian, a team in week for the Tigers last week. Division V. Portola started off with a In its game against 62-52 loss at Biggs on Feb. 11. Redding Christian, Chester On Feb. 13, the Tigers hit the was matched fairly well in road again and took down the first half. The Volcanoes Loyalton 70-48 in a were up 21-17 at halftime, but non-league match. The next pulled ahead in the second day Portola hosted Maxwell, half to gain a 23-point lead. only to lose 83-62. Eddy Perez was key to The two losses and one win Chester's win, scoring 10 brought Portola's overall points in the second half to record down to 8-15 and its bring his total to 15. Wyatt league record to 3-5. In the Durkin led the team in Division V standings, Portola scoring with 20 points, dropped to 14th. Durkin also led in Portola truly highlighted rebounding with 17. its abilities in its game The pattern was similar against Loyalton. The point against University Prep. spread covered nearly the Chester had a short 26-23 lead entire roster, with major at the end of the first quarter, contributions from multiple but dominated the second players. half to win by 28. Four Portola players Hunter Morris scored a scored into the double digits, season-high total of 32 points, with Juan Rodriguez leading Morris killed it behind the three-point line, sinking six See Boys Basketball, page 2fi Hunter Morris Special to Feather Publishing Entering last Saturday night's basketball game against Lassen Community College the Feather River College Golden Eagles were sitting at 1-7 in conference play and 4-18 overall. The Eagles lost by a final score of 86-69. The last time the Eagles played the Cougars they fell 100-92. Early in the game the Eagles were upset minded, playing scrappy defense and knocking down tough shots. At the half the Lassen Cougars led 37 to 36. After the break the Cougars came out and went on a 7-0 run. It was a different story for the Eagles, who often turned the ball over and missed open shots. Despite the loss, the 6-foot-8-inch freshman Emanuel Zimmerman tallied 32 points. Cal Rutherford followed with 13, Maurice Johnson had eight and Zach Johnson ended with seven. The Eagles travel to Oroville on Feb. 20 to play the Butte College Roadrunners. The game against Butte will be FRC's final game of the season. II Feather River College's Emanuel Zimmerman powers through Lassen's defense for the hook shot. Although Zimmerman was spot-on with a personal season record of 32 points, FRC still lost 86-69. Photo by James Wilson Chester's Haylee Potter drives the ball down the court during the Volcanoes' loss to University Prep last Friday. Photo by Tony Cordero James Wilson GIRLS BASKETBALL Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Prep marks Chester's 12th ,consecutive loss. The 10ss The Chester High School dropped Chester's standing girls' basketball team added to 18th in its division. two more losses to its season Chester took the lead early last week, to bring its overall in the game against Redding record down to 3-19 and Christian and was up 10-9 at league record to 1-10. the end of the first quarter. On Feb. 11, the Volcanoes Redding Christian steadily hosted and lost 46-40 toadded more points to its Redding Christian. On score to scrape out a win Friday, Feb. 14, Chesteragainst the Volcanoes. suffered a devastating home Redding Christian sits loss to University Prep with second in its league and the final score 60,14. The loss to University See Girls Basketball, page 3fi Feather River College's Charles Edwards gets ready to hit against Cabrillo on Feb. 15. Edwards :went three for four at the plate during the Eagles' 7-4 win. Photo submitted James Wilson tournament than we playedand start with the upper hand. Sports Editor earlier this season," FRC's first run came at the sports@plumasnews.com commented Baumgartner. expense of Yuba's pitcher. "We got better at getting hits Michael Frantz balked, which The Golden Eagles' baseball at the right time. We focused brought Zuttermeister home. team proved it still had what on getting hits when we had Jordon Desguin gave the it takes last weekend, winning guys in scoring positions." Eagles their second run with a three games in a row at the In their first game against homer in the second inning. Gary Engelken Memorial Cabrillo, the Eagles were the Yuba came back with two Tournament in Marysville. first to put runs on the board, runs in the third and one in FRC upped its pre-conference In the fourth inning, Bronson the fourth to take the lead. record to 5-2. Aiwohi doubled, which The game was nearing an end Feather River College took brought Chadwick Kaalekahi when Kaalekahi singled for an the field for two games Feb. 14. home. The next inning, Alden RBI that gave Kaimana First, the Eagles squeaked out Goebel came home off a single Perreira-Alquiza a run. a 3-2 win against Cabrillo hit by Kila Zuttermeister. In the top of the ninth, College in agame that lasted With the only two runs onFRC's Charles Edwards and 14 innings. Later in the day, the board, FRC thought it had Henry Rondeau scored to put FRC brought down Yuba 5-3 the game going into the eighth the Eagles ahead again. with some clinch runs toward inning. Cabrillo took thePitchers Matt Rigby and Kody the end. Eagles by surprise with two Kuhlman closed for FRC, The Eagles faced Cabrillo runs to tie the game. Five allowing only one hit and once again, the following day, more innings passed before clinching the win. and won 7-4. The win marked FRC's Ryan Souza came home The next day, the Eagles FRC coach Terry to win the game for the Eagles. played more steadily, which Baumgartner's 200th win After playing an exhausting allowed them an easier win since taking over the college's 14 innings, FRC took the field over Cabrillo. FRC scored one baseball program seven years against Yuba College later in ago. the evening. Though tired, the "We played better at this Eagles managed to score firstSee FRC baseball page 5C