The Placer High girls posted an impressive road win to open Pioneer Valley League basketball play Wednesday night in Sacramento. The Lady Hillmen took an early lead and maintained it the rest of the way for a 35-29 win at Center.
Sophomore Kirstin Schauble drilled three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 14 points to pace Placer (7-9 overall). Kerry McCullough and Amy Clark added six points apiece in the defensive battle.
Coach Tony Camillucci said turnovers hurt the Lady Hillmen, but they made up for it with a strong effort on the glass. Becky Feis, Marilyn Johnson and Clark led the rebounding effort.
Colfax 51, Foothill 42 at Sacramento — The Falcons clawed their way out of trouble in the fourth quarter to win their PVL opener on the road.
Trailing 38-34 after three quarters, Colfax outscored the Mustangs 17-4 in the final frame to pull away.
Senior Michelle Walker scored a game-high 18 points for the Falcons (13-5 overall). Senior Haley Biles had a big night with 14 and Haleigh Lis contributed eight points.
Del Oro 64, Granite Bay 20 at Granite Bay— Belle Obert and Briana Ruiz led the Golden Eagles in scoring, with 15 points each as they crushed the Grizzlies to improve to 2-0 in the Sierra Foothill League.
Del Oro started strong, with a 23-4 lead after the first quarter and kept the points coming. By the end of the third quarter they sealed their victory, going up 57-15. Madeline Campbell scored seven points for Del Oro and Taylor Donnot contributed five. Granite Bay fell to 0-2 in the SFL.
Bear River 47, Lincoln 20 at Lake of the Pines — The Bruins, led by high-scorer Sarah Hagar, with 16 points, crushed the Zebras in the Pioneer Valley League opener for both teams.
With sizable gains after each quarter and a 23-point lead after the third quarter at 38-15, the Bruins cruised through the fourth.
Jenn Maylor added 12 points for Bear River (15-3 overall) and Lindsey Harter scored 10 for the Bruins.