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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 5, 2014 lC ii iii !iiii)!i i!iii i ~ i Chester's season by the numbers 725 -- Field goals made this season. 80 -- Number of points Chester scored against Mercy last Thursday. 69 Average points per game. 63 i Chester's free-throw percentage. 23 -- Games the Volcanoes have won this season. Also, average points Wyatt Durkin scores per game. 4 -- Games Chester has lost this season. 2 -- Times Chester has made it to the semifinals in the last five years. into the basket. By the fourth the court, The Volcanoes, but two players scored. nearly 23 points per game 1 -- Times Chester has made it to the championship in the last five years. 0 -- Championships the Volcanoes have won in the last 10 years. Quincy Trojans' Ty Morrison considers his passing options during the first round of the Division V playoffs Feb. 26 against Fall River. Quincy scratched out a 75-73 win before losing 65-55 to Durham two days laterl Photo by James Wilson Durham tops Quincy James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu It was quite the week for Quincy's boys basketball team. The Trojans toiled through the first round of the playoffs and busted out a win in the final seconds. High on their victory, the Trojans traveled to Durham where they ended their season and chances See QHS, page 5C The Lady Tigers' Alli Ramelli moves the ball down the court during Portola's final game in the first round of playoffs against Etna. Though Portola was favored to win, Etna came out strong to win 49-45 in the final couple minutes. Photo by Tiffany Williams James Wilson Sports Editor The indians ended their winning basketball season Feb. 27 with a loss at Maxwell in the second round of the playoffs. Maxwell pulled ahead and piled on the points to beat Greenville 73-37. Two days earlier, Greenville successfully took down Hayfork 45-38 to advance in the playoffs. The one win and one loss brought Greenville's record to 14-13 for the season. Greenville coach Russ Crouch selected Justus Eaglesmith as the Player of the Game for both games, and for good reason. Eaglesmith stood out throughout the season with his ability to make his way to the basket and his shooting accuracy. Eaglesmith recorded double-doubles in both games, tallying 14 for the season: Against Hayfork, Eaglsmith scored 21 points and got 11 rebounds. In the Indians' final game, Eaglesmith scored 15 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Eaglesmith took on more of a leadership role midway through the season when the team's Walker Meyers had to : undergo hand surgery .... leaving the team without its high scorer. Greenville's victory over Hayfork wasn't easily won. For most of the game, the score was pretty neck and neck and toward the end Hayfork even took the lead. "It was a tough defensive game," commented Crouch. "All in all, though, the kids played well." Greenville faced Hayfork earlier in the season and lost both games. Since then, Greenville grew a lot as a team and Hayfork was in for a surprise. The Indians played scrappy defense and didn't allow Hayfork many opportunities. By halftime, Greenvine had a small 17-14 lead. The Indians took off to lead 25-17 before Hayfork started inching its way back into the game. The Indians maintained a three-point spread, going into the fourth quarter ahead 30-27. In the fourth quarter, Hayfork took off. In just a See GHS, page 3C LadyTig r end son with a loss James Wilson quarter (12-11) and at the Sports Editor end of the half (25-24). Etna evened the score 33-33 going into the final The Lady Tigers battled quarter before pulling hard through their ahead to outscore Portola basketball game Feb. 25, 16-12 in quarter four and but Etna pulled ahead in win the game. the final minutes to take Alli Ramelli and Sandra the win 49-45 and end Kibble were P0rtola's stars. Portola's season. Kibble went six for 11 and Portola sat at the No. 6 sank two free throws for 14 seed going into the points. Ramelli scored 13 first-round playoff game points and nabbed seven against llth-seeded Etna. steals. Rachel Wehrman Portola was similarly and Abby Folchi contributed standing high with a 19-7 eight points each. record. By all accounts, Etna won the game the Lady Tigers should mainly through its number have won. of rebounds and higher Through the game, the shot accuracy. Etna score remained even with grabbed 33 rebounds both teams taking turns in , compared to Portola's 19. the lead. Etna shot less than Portola, Portola was up by one but was 7 percent more point at the end of the first accurate. Greenville Indians' Justus Eaglesmith flies over Hayfork's players for two more points. Eaglesmith led Greenville in its 45-38 playoff win over Hayfork with 21 points. Two days later, however, Maxwell bumped Greenville out of the running. Photo by James W Ison Tigers can't overcome second-quarter slump James Wilson them, and got careless on Sports Editor defense." Portola had a 17-14 lead : :: after the first quarter. In Portola, the No. 11 seed in addition, the Tigers only the Division V basketball gave up two turnovers that playoffs, traveled to quarter. sixth-seeded Modoc last But the second quarter Wednesday to compete in was a different story. the first round of playoffs. Portola fell apart The Tigers started strong, defensively and offensively. but struggled defensively in Defensively, the Tigers the second quarter to lose struggled to properly cover 77-60. Modoc and gave up 23 The loss meant the end of points. Offensively, Portola the road for Portola, and turned the ball over 10 times brought its record to a final and gave up its lead to trail 9-18 for the season. In league 37-31 at halftime. play, the Tigers finished 3-7. Modoc continued to , "We did the same o1' thing dominate and outscored the we!ve been doing all year," Tigers 40-29 in the second commented Portola coach half. The Tigers made a Ti Brubaker on his team's push in the fourth quarter, p brmance. "We played but couldn't close the two quarters of good spread. basketball and then gave it up. We made it easy on See PHS, page 4C I