Lassen girls win as hosts
Reanna Leitaker and Tanneria Johnson captured all-tournament honors, leading Lassen High School's girls' basketball team to three wins and the Lady Grizzly Classic title Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8. Lassen charged back from a seven-point halftime deficit to upend Sparks, Nev. 48-44 in the championship game.
Leitaker poured in 13 points and Johnson had 11 points, five rebounds and four steals.
Rebecca Retterath netted seven points and grabbed five rebounds. Autumn Martens had seven points, and Tenley DeKock chipped in six points and five rebounds.
The Grizzlies opened with a 58-34 victory over Dayton, Nev. Leitaker and DeKock hit for 13 points, Martens scored eight and Triston Urrutia added five.
Lassen advanced to the title game following a 74-29 rout of Carson City, Nev. Johnson piled up 24 points and Leitaker had 22. Martens scored eight.
Lassen's junior varsity girls pushed their record to 3-3. They defeated Las Plumas 37-36 and College Prep 46-8.
Anita Castaneda netted a team-high 12 points against Las Plumas. Riki Lowe added seven. Castaneda deposited 10 against College Prep and Amanda Kostick scored eight.
"We played well in the last game (against Las Plumas)," Lassen head coach Jessica Larson said.
"We haven't been playing like a whole team until now."
Both teams travel to Paradise Tuesday, Dec. 11 and host Central Valley Tuesday, Dec. 18.