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Bulletin, Progressive, Record Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 1C INSIDE SECTION C: FEATURING THE ACTION AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY } Senior Neil Campbell scored 14 points in Portola's opening game against Modoc Thursday night. Emily Compton cuts back Up towardthe key. Compton earned the MVP award and also won the Campbell was named the tournament's MVP. PhotosbyShannon Morrow three-point competition at the Tiger Classic Dec. 11-13. Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The cover of the. program for the 2008 Tiger Classic was a cartoon drawing of a giant Tiger, getting ready to eat a bowl of cereal filled with the other teams' mascots. Not only was the drawing entertaining, but it was also prophetic, as the Portola boys' and girls' varsity bas- ketball teams each went 3-0 to take first place at their own tournament last Thu/'s- day through Saturday, Dec. 11-13. Boys' varsity In Portola's opening game against Modoc Thursday night, the Tigers led the en- tire game but were only up by three points at halftime, 31-28. Portola played better in the second half to outscore Modoc 19-10 in the third quarter. The Tigers won.by a final score of 58-47. Neil Campbell scored 14 points for Portola, Cliff Robinson totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Spencer Brubaker captured 10 rebounds. Game two was a fun game for Portola, as Dillon Soares hit the game-winning shot with less than one second on the clock to give the Tigers a 74-72 victory against ROP. The Tigers were down by as much as nine points in the third quarter, but clawed their way back to a 72-70 lead with one minute left in regulation. After ROP tied the score with 20 seconds left, Portola called a timeout with 11 sec- onds remaining to run a play and win the game. Soares racked up 26 points, including four three- pointers, and added two steals and seven rebounds. Erick Millez: delivered 16 points and five assists. Campbell claimed 11 points and Brubaker grabbed 10 re- bounds. Portola's final game Satur- day was for the champi- onship against the Loyalton Grizzlies, who were also 2-0 after beating ROP 63-62 in overtime Thursday evening. Campbell quickly caught on fire and drained five three-pointers in the first quarter to give Portola a 21-5 lead at the end of the period. The Tigers won by a final score of 54-35. Portola coach Brad Miller said that his team played great defense in its final two games. Campbell received the Most Valuable Player award, and Brubaker and Miller were each selected as all- tournament players. Girls' varsity The Lady Tigers went up against Modoc in their first game Thursday and posted a 45-24 win. The next day against Biggs, Portola roiled to a 46-20 victo- ry. Annie Heskett totaled 11 points, two assists and three rebounds. Emily Compton captured 11 points, 14 re- bounds and four assists. 0% Interest For ~ Mon~ or LOW Payments for up to 84 I, tont~s @6.99% 2000-4000 SERIES TRACTORS Cob or Open Station Whitney Lambert registered four points and four re- bounds. Cassidy Ledwig pulled in seven rebounds and Jessica Popish claimed seven points and four re- bounds. In Portola's third game Saturday, the Lady Tigers earned a 43-17 win against Loyalton. Compton recorded 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Tigers. Heskett tallied three points and six re- bounds. Lambert compiled four points, three assists and three rebounds. "I felt our team defense was the key to our success," said Portola coach Matt Compton. "We did not allow any easy baskets by our op- ponents. And then we were patient on the offensive end %. of the court and limited our turnovers." Emily Compton was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and she also won the three-point contest. Heskett and Lam- bert received all-tournament selections. GATORS TX, HPX, XUV i 1 The Quincy High School girls' basketball team won a consolation trophy at each of its first two tournaments over the past two weeks. At the Biggs tournament Dec. 4-6, Quincy opened with a 58-28 loss to Mercy , but then beat Williams 63-55 and Pierce 48-38. Katy Batchelder was named to the all-tournament team at the Biggs tourna- ment. Then last week at Mt. Shasta, Quincy dropped its opening game to Yreka 57-37, but followed with a 46-25 win over Del Norte and a 48-46 victory against Weed. In the game against Weed, Brittany Potter.had a career- high 23 points with six re- bounds and seven steals. Na- talie Ray contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds. Quincy's Jessica Lusk was named to the all-tournament team at the Mt. Shasta tour- namenr. She had 10 points and 16 rebounds against Yre- ka the first night, eight points and 11 rebounds against De1 Norte, and then two points and nine re- bounds against Weed. UTILITY TRACTORS Cab or Open Station 45 - 105 hIP s2199 RIDING MOWERS OR GARDEN TRACTORS First Service FREE on Tractors lU tedt i ad,n l with Snow Blades or Blowers Serving All of Siskiyou-Shasla-Lassen & Modoc [ounlies Mon. - Fri 7:30 to 5:00 Sat. a Sun. by Appointment " I