Lady Grizzlies and Lady Jacks face off
|Danica Guillen goes up for a basket in the Lady Grizzlies non-league game against the Westwood Lady Jacks. Lassen won the game, 69-53. Photo by Maddie Musante|
Feb. 12 — The Lassen High School (LHS) and Westwood High School (WHS) girl’s basketball teams went up against one another in a non-league game Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Westwood gym. The game was intensely close in the first half, but the Lady Grizzlies came out on top, winning 69-53.
The WHS gym was packed with fans ready to watch the rival teams face one another, and they were not disappointed. It was a competitive game, with the Lady Grizzlies coming out of the gate with a lead, but Westwood picking up speed and coming within two points of Lassen by the end of the first quarter. Within the first minute of the second quarter, the Lady Jacks tied it up, 20-20. The lead went back and forth throughout the majority of the second half, with both teams never more than a couple points away from one another. However, as halftime approached, Lassen gained a seven-point lead and a timeout was called. The score at halftime was 38-31.
The Lady Grizzlies kept up the momentum in the second half and managed to keep the Lady Jacks at a safe distance, ultimately earning them a win.
Lassen's Mikailia McClure-Bustamante earned a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Sara Carson scored 16 points and had six steals. Emily Terwilliger had 12 points and eight rebounds. Jacqui Smith scored seven poinrts and had six rebounds. Calli Oxford and Gracie Radey each put six points on the board for the Lady Grizzlies. Danica Guillen scored two points and had four assists.