The Lassen High School boy’s basketball team hit the road to Quincy to compete in the Quincy Tournament.
The Grizzlies started by taking a 68-43 win over the Portola Tigers, Thursday, Dec. 5. Then Friday, Dec. 6 the Grizzlies took a 44-36 loss to the McQueen High School, but they finished the tournament by beating the home Quincy Trojans 63-49.
Then following the weekend Quincy Tournament, the Grizzlies came home Tuesday, Dec. 10 where they defeated the Modoc Braves 53-48.
Grizzlies vs. Portola
The Grizzlies started the tournament strong against the Portola Tigers. In the first quarter the Grizzlies set the pace putting up 17 points over the Tigers’ two points.
The Tigers were able to put up an offensive push in the second quarter, but after the half the Grizzlies’ dominant defense forced the turnovers to bring out a 68-43 victory.
Senior Ryan Del Carlo led the Grizzlies’ attack putting away 14 points, followed by Parker Sommerville’s 13 points.
Grizzlies vs. McQueen
The dominance the Grizzlies displayed going against Portola didn’t quite carry over in the game with the Reno, Nevada McQueen High School.
Lowgan Fisher, led the Grizzlies’ scoring against McQueen boasting 11 points with Zane Osborn, Kyle Baston and Aaron Ogburn following with five points for each of them. The Grizzlies put up a hard fought offense, but McQueen held their ground to beat the Grizzlies 44-36.
Grizzlies vs. Quincy
The final game for the Grizzlies at the Quincy Tournament was against the namesake team who couldn’t put up the defense to get past the Grizzlies’ fast and furious offense.
Fisher again led the attack putting up 24 points with Del Carlo following at 10 points. Brock Wolf trailed just behind at nine points for the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies’ momentum led them to a 63-49 win over the Quincy Trojans.
Grizzlies vs. Modoc
Following the Grizzlies’ two wins and solo loss at the Quincy Tournament, the Grizzlies invited the Modoc Braves into The Cave.
The first quarter was a close competition between the two teams, with the Grizzlies going into the second quarter holding a small three-point lead over the Braves. The second quarter, however, was a different tale. The Grizzlies’ offense was too much for the Braves to handle forcing the Braves to only score five points in the quarter, putting the two teams at 29-17 going into the half.
After halftime the Braves brought a new game plan to the court against the Grizzlies. In the final two quarters the Braves were able to outshoot the Grizzlies, but the gap the Grizzlies created in the second quarter gave the Grizzlies breathing room. By the time the buzzer sounded, the Grizzlies walked away with a 53-48 win.
Fisher was once again the lead in scoring for the Grizzlies, tallying 18 points, while Baston finished with 10 points and Del Carlo ended the night with eight points.
The Grizzlies headed to Mt. Shasta for the Mt. Shasta tournament Thursday, Dec. 12, but results were unavailable at press time. Look for the results in the Tuesday, Dec. 24 issue of the Lassen County Times.