Lady finish GVC at 7-3
Lassen College's women's basketball team enters the postseason muck unlike it played during most of the regular season. The Lady Cougars (27-7) split a pair of Golden Valley Conference games last week, dumping Feather River 74-27 on the road last Wednesday and bowing to Butte for the second time in a week 73-45.
Lassen settled for second place in the GVC at 7-3. Butte captured the title with a flawless 10-0 record-repeating Lassen's conference mark of last year.
"We didn't come to play in one of the most important games of the year (against Butte)," Lassen head coach Mark Nareau said. "The girls were not mentally prepared. It's not a great sign going into playoffs, but the practices from here on out are going to be intense and we'll be focused when it's time to take court."
Lassen's playoff seeding was not determined at press time. Nareau said he expects his team to land a No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the Northern California Regional bracket.
Lassen, which has been ranked in the top five in the state most of the season, enters the playoffs after losing three of its last four games.
Lassen's men's team finished the year with a 69-58 win over Butte, pushing its conference record to 3-7.
It was Butte's ninth loss at home in 11 games.
Mark Cofer buried five three-pointers in the first half and finished with 15 points. Lassen hit nine treys on the night. Tyrice Mitchell added 14 points for the Cougars.