RedHawks fall in opening round of state playoffs
The Colusa High girls basketball season came to an end Wednesday in a 67-45 loss to North Coast Section champion St. Joseph Notre Dame High in Alameda.
The Pilots jumped out to a big lead at the end of the first quarter 26-10 after Jessica De Mesa made four consecutive three-pointers and Desiree Harris scored nine first quarter points.
Colusa struggled against St. Joseph's press defense and the smaller, quicker home team disrupted the passing lanes, Colusa coach Jerry Davies said.
"It was quite an honor to be included in the tournament, we had a good season here within the Northern Section and it was nice to be invited to the state tournament. It was an honor and privilege to experience that level of play," Davies said.
Senior center Katie Mobley led the RedHawks with 12 points and five rebounds, and senior forward Cheyenne Rogers added 11 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.
Junior forward Emily Mobley scored seven points but grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out five assists. Junior guard Savannah Miller added six points and junior point-guard Mattie Myers chipped in five points.
A large group of RedHawks fans made the trip to Alameda to cheer the team on, Davies said.
"We had a nice representation, it was really appreciated by the players and the coaches. We've always had great support from our community and that's part of our strength," he said.
Colusa finished the season with an overall record of 20-8 and a second-place finish in the Sacramento Valley League.