Lady Hillmen hang on, get back at Thunder
The Placer High girls exacted some revenge with a hard-fought win over Rocklin Tuesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym.
The Lady Hillmen beat the Thunder 60-58 as senior Becky Feis led a balanced attack with 13 points. Kerry McCullough added 12. Lauren Collins missed a free throw with 3.5 seconds left in the game, but stole the ball away from a Rocklin rebounder to seal the win.
Ari Jensen and Maddi Graham scored eight points apiece as Placer improved to 6-7 on the season.
“Last time we played them they jumped out to a 12-0 lead, so we were playing catch-up the whole time,” Placer coach Tony Camillucci said, referring to Rocklin’s 55-48 win at the Coach “G” Memorial last month. “This time we got off to a better start and we had a 10-point lead at one point. They had to play catch-up.”
McCullough was outstanding against the Thunder’s full-court press and Jensen was also a key with her ball handling.
Victory Christian 78, Foresthill 41 at Carmichael — The Wildfires hung tough early before falling to the defending Central Valley Christian League champions on the opening night of league play.
The Vikings outscored Foresthill 24-6 in the second quarter to take control of the game.
Junior Wes Archbold, who was the MVP of the Sacramento Metro Athletic League during football season, led the Wildfires with 15 points. Patrick Miles added 12 as Foresthill fell to 3-7 overall.