Lainey Nevis braces for a three-pointer to give the Grizzlies a boost on the scoreboard. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Lady Grizz basketball finishes season with state playoffs

The Lassen High School Lady Grizzly basketball team has been fierce on the court since day one of the 2017-2018 season.

With a tough game in the second round of the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation State Girls Basketball Championships Division V Playoffs on Saturday, March 10, the varsity Lady Grizz team signed off for the year with an overall record of 21-9.

The Grizzlies were seeded fifth of the Northern Region’s bracket.

After taking a bye in the first round, the Grizzlies were more than eager to get things started with their round two game against Lowell High School — the fourth-seeded team in the bracket.

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Lassen ultimately lost against the Lowell Cardinals by a score of 64-52, but the game was still a strong display of Lady Grizzly talent.

Ellie Stewart led the team on the board with 14 points to her credit. Stewart also had 13 rebounds, one steal and three blocks. She was ultimately selected as the Lassen Girls Basketball Player of the Game.

Dani Nevis, Lainey Nevis and Maddie Hampton each brought in six points for the Grizzlies.

Dani Nevis hit the only Grizzly three-pointer pointer and followed with two rebounds, three steals and one assist.

Lainey Nevis had one rebound, three steals, three assists and two blocks.

Hampton had three steals, two assists and two blocks.

With the season officially at it’s end, the Lady Grizzlies finished with a state rank of 306 and a national rank of 3,870.

As for the Lowell Cardinals who won in the second round of state playoffs against Lassen, the team moved on to the Regional Semi-Finals in which they beat the top-seeded team, San Francisco University High School.

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Lowell competed in the Regional Finals game Saturday, March 17 against Durham High School — the sixth-seeded team in the region.