Grizzlies welcome Paradise Bobcats with open arms

Tuesday, Nov. 27 the season opener for the Lady Grizzlies pitted them against the Paradise Bobcats,
who lost everything due to the destructive Camp Fire that has decimated the city of Paradise.

Before the game was underway, Danny Mena organized Lassen Hoops to provide dinner for all the teams, the LHS girls basketball program also donated reversible jersey and shorts for the Paradise teams, along with back packs filled with athletic essentials.

On top of the dinner and gear donations, all fees to enter the game were donated to Paradise High School. With just under $1,200 from gate sales, $1,600 in donations, plus the $495 from the last football game on Nov. 9, bringing a total of $3,300.
“All this has humbled us, traveling has really sunk in the reality of everything that’s happened,” said Paradise head coach Sheila Craft.

After the dinner and the exciting JV game, the Lady Grizzlies brought Paradise into the Cave winning 74-23.
The Lady Grizzlies won the tip off and came in aggressive, with Lainey Nevis, and Hailey Mena driving offense and leading the score through the first quarter.

The second quarter had Stewart and Larson taking the lead in scores, with Stewart waiting at the basket for the quick lay-up.
Third quarter had the Lady Grizzlies, pushing hard as they scored 24 points.

Though Paradise brought a low score, their defense at the basket picked up in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Bobcats played with their hearts on their sleeve and never let the game itself bring down their spirits.

The Lady Grizzlies then played at the Winter Challenge at Spanish Springs High School, the results were unavailable as of press time.