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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 lC SPORTS AND I00k.ECRATION Portola and Quincy tip-off the season SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES VOLLEYBALL FRC Volleyball 11120 Solano W 3-0 11/24 Cabrillo W 3-0 11127 Santa Rosa L3-0 BASKETBALL FRC Men's Basketball 11125 atSolano L 70-64 11/29 Chabot W 81-75 12/1 Cosumnes L76-67 12/12 at Redwoods 4p Quincy's Gavin Henderson gets himself ready to receive a pass while Portola's J.T. Bones readies himself for the steal during the Quincy-Portola matchup Dec. 1. Both teams played in the annual Quincy Tip-off tournament. Photos by James Wilson FRC Women's Basketball 11/27 at Yuba W 67-61 11/30 at Mendocino W 57,54 12/1 Gavilan W 57-33 12/6 at San Joaquin 6p 12/7 Santa Rosa Tourn TBD 12/8 Santa Rosa Tourn TBD Chester Boy's Basketball 11/29 Weed L 74-72 11/30 Trinity W 77-49 12/4 .at Portola 7:30p Chester Girl's Basketball , 11129 Williams 11/30 at Biggs 12/1 Portola 12/4 at Portola t2/7 Big Valley 12/8 Burney 12/11 at Quincy W 60-36 W 46-37 L 46-27 /ii ...... 6p Portola's Oscar Romero takes a shot near the free-throw line while Quincy's Jack Flanigan jumps 5p up, attemptioga blDck. ..... ...................... ..... '*' ................. ' ...... " .....  :,,., ".i:, ' i : . : , ,, .,..,:. 6p ', ....... : 6p James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.corn The annual Quincy Tip-Off was held last weekend, starting the season off for both Quincy and Portola. Lassen and Fallon both showed up as well for the three-day tournament. In the past, eight teams par- ticipated in the Tip-Off, but due to escalating costs of trav- el, only four showed up this year. Each team was able to play one another. Quincy lost 86-49 to Lassen on Nov. 29. The following day, the Trojans lost 77-39 to Fallon. Quincy played Portola the final day of the tournament. Prtola won 65-55. 'Before Portola played Quin- cy, the Tigers lost 58-46 to Fal- lon On Nov. 29 and lost 68-44 the following night to Lassen. Fallon started strong against Porto!a to go into the half with a 31-16 lead. Portola came out of the half with more points on the board, but still fell to Fal- lon. "Our boys played football so late in the season that it's tak- ing .them a while to get back in- to basketball shape," said Por- tola's coach, Tim Brubaker. "The whole tournament we were tough in the first half, then started running out of gas in the second half." Flint Fambrough and Ricky Lowdermilk led the Tigers, each scoring 14 points. Fam- brough also headed up Porto- la's defense with 12 rebounds and two steals. Michael Mar- tinez regained the ball for the Tigers with nine rebounds and two steals. In its game against Lassen, Portola played better in the 35-27 at the half. Though still behind, Portola held its own for most of the first half. Lassen took off during the second half and outscored Por- tola 33-17. Portola had trouble rebounding, which gave Lassen too many chances to score. "Lassen made all its free- throws," said Brubaker, "and we missed the majority of ours. The score doesn't reflect it, but it was a pretty close game in terms of our playing ability." Lowdermilk and Fambrough once again led the Tigers' of- fense. Lowdermilk scored 17 points and Fambrough scored 11. Lowdermilk got seven re- bounds and nabbed four steals. A good crowd from Portola and Quincy gathered Dec. 1 to watch the big rivalry game. Both schools' cheerleaders were present, rallying the crowd. Portola was on the attack from the outset, scoring 15 points to Quincy,s 12 in the first quarter. Portola out-shot Quincy in the second quarter with an amazing 20-11. Quincy rallied in the third quarter to score 18 points to Portola's 15. The final quarter was fairly evenly matched with P0rtola barely out-scoring Quincy 15-14. "We're still young," said Quincy's coach, Howard Hugh- es. "We still lack a little bit of varsity experience. In our game against Portola, Jake Hatzell was the only player with varsity experience." Lowdermilk and Fambrough were the top players on Porto- la's team once again. Lowder- milk made 21 points with Fam- brough right behind him with 19 points. Connor Kennedy and first half, then fell behj=nd in Oscar Romero handled the ball the seeand.Portblawas"hfnd ' ...... .. _ .. ' ' :. .... '.: ee/Ip-OTT, page zc Portola Boy's Basketball 11/27 at North Tahoe L 50-36 11129 Fallon L 58-46 11/30 Lassen L 68-44 12/1 at Quincy W 65-55 12/4 Chester 7:30p 12/6 Modoc 8:30p 12/7 Loyalton 8:30p 12/8 Quincy 8:30 Portola Girl's basketball 11/29 Pierce. W 47-26 12/1 Chester W46-27 12/4 Chester 6p 12/6 Modoc TBD Quincy Boy's Basketball 11/29 Lassen L 86-49 11/30 Fallon L 77-39 12/1 Portola L 65-55 12/6 Loyalton 5p 12/7 Modoc 4p 12/8 at Portola 8:30p Quincy Girl's Basketball 12/1 Williams L45-36 12/11 Chester 6p Greenville Boy's Basketball 11/29 EIkCreek W 57-42 11/30 Hayfork W 51-30 12/1 Loyalton L 66-40 12/4 Redding 7p 12/6 Westwood Tourn TBD 12/7 Westwood Tourn TBD 12/8 Westwood Tourn TBD Greenville Girl's Basketball 12/4 Redding Adv. 5:30p Coaches: To report scores, sports@plumasnews, com. FRC's Lindsey Ball prepares to serve against Santa Rosa Junior College during the semi-final Nov. 27. The Eagles lost the match, allowing Santa Rosa to head to the State tournament. Photos by James Wilson All-State player Callie Aberle serves one up to Santa Rosa. Aberle had an amazing season and plans to transfer to a four-year school next fall. Golden Eagles fall to Santa Rosa James Wilson Sports Reporter The Feather River College volleyball team faced something Nov. 27 it hasn't faced since the beginning of the 2012 season; a loss. The Santa Rosa Ju- nior College Bear Cubs played FRC in the final round of playoffs. The winner advanced to the state championship tournament. In a three game match, Santa Rosa beat the Eagles. "We made a lot of mis- takes," said Eagles' coach Sarah Ritchie. "We made 48 unforced errors and we lost by on- ly eight points. Santa emi4sa didn't beat us; we beat ourselves." The Eagles had prob- lems at the net though- out the match. Whereas FRC normally excels in its serving game, against Santa Rosa the team fell short. "We made mistakes that we never make," continued Ritchie. "We were doing things we haven't done all season. We hit the ball out of bounds multiple times. We just... I hate saying the word 'choked', but there's no other word to describe how we played." FRC faced Santa Rosa earlier in the season in a tournament match. FRC won 2-1. That match was one of the two matches Santa Rosa lost all year. Before Nov. 27, FRC also only lost two matches. The California Com- munity College Athletic Association seeded FRC second and Santa Rosa third. Santa Rosa played immaculately, and only made six errors the en- tire match. The first game was fairly evenly matched, but the Eagles were no- ticeably taken aback by the skill level of Santa Rosa. The Bear Cubs re- turned nearly every Ea- gle attack. Santa Rosa won 25-22. Santa Rosa got an ear- ly lead in the second game to lead 15-7 at one point. The Eagles fired back and kept the ball bouncing back to the Bear Cubs' territory. Slowly but steadily the Eagles started coming back. Toward the end of the game Marilyn Agae served up a wicked ace to tie Santa Rosa 23-23. Santa Rosa regained its momentum, however, and finished the game 25-23. The Eagles started game three determined to win and quickly gained a 6-4 lead. The Bear Cubs came back however to lead 10-7. The lead mimicked the ball by going back and forth between the two teams. Feather River came back to tie the game 17- 17. Santa Rosa's techni- cal abilities proved too much for the Eagles, however, and the Bear Cubs knocked the Ea- gles out of the playoffs with a 25-21 victory in game three. "(Santa Rosa) was very good on defense and extremely tough servers," said Ritchie. This is the first time this year we've seen a team serve that good." Though Santa Rosa won, the Eagles fought extremely hard to make Santa Rosa earn its vic- tory. Amber Hall led the Eagles with 16 kills and eight digs. All-State player Callie Aberle hammered eight kills and two aces. Jeanette Van Sickle added six more kills for the Ea- gles. "(Hall) did great," said Ritchie. "She really showed up. If we would have had one more play- sophomore showcase; another chance to show college scouts what they're made of. All the sophomores on the team had several colleges talking to them about re- cruitment. FRC ended its season with a school record sea- son; 31-3. The Eagles went undefeated in con- ference; never even get- ting to a fourth game. The Eagles were only one game away from breaking a state record of the most wins in a single season. "We had a phenome- nal season," said Ritchie. "The girls er not make as many played welland they are mistakes we would have just the greatest team. I won." want to be around them The sophomores on every single day. They the team traveled to Los really made me love my Angeles Nov. 30 for a lob."