LCC ranked fourth in the state
Lassen College's women's basketball team enters this week ranked fourth in the state and third in Northern California. The Lady Cougars are approaching the end of the preseason with a 13-3 record. Their three losses have all come against state-ranked teams - No. 2 Contra Costa, No. 8 Sierra and No. 11 San Joaquin Delta.
Fifteen of Lassen's 16 games have been on the road and Mark Nareau's crew have squared off against seven of the top eight in the north.
"It's been a tough preseason for the team and I'm proud of the way we've hung in there," Nareau said. "And it's not going to get any easier."
Lassen travels to the San Jose City Tournament Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 27-29. San Jose City is ranked No. 15 in the state.
The Lady Cougars then host Merritt at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, and Contra Costa the following afternoon at 2 p.m.
Lassen then heads to Southern California to play San Diego Mesa, Southwestern and Palomar College.
The defending Golden Valley Conference champions open conference play at home Saturday, Jan. 19.