Badger girls win two of three

The Yosemite High girls basketball players finished their winter finals and hit the road for three games - two at Del Oro High School and the third on Monday at San Mateo College.

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Badgers faced Colfax and started out slowly, only scoring one basket in the first quarter.

Although Yosemite outscored their opponents in the remaining three quarters, they could not overcome the deficit and lost 42-33.

The Badgers were led in scoring by their two lefty seniors - Allie Stearns and Ashlee Harrell, each scoring 12 points.

After a good night’s rest, the Badgers came to life on Saturday and blitzed Hughson 52-29.

Stearns led the way with 12 points, frosh point guard Lilly Graffigna had nine and eight other Badgers scored.

On Monday the team traveled to San Mateo College to play Mercy of Burlingame, winning 50-32.

Scoring was once again led by Stearns and Harrell, with 16 and 15 points respectively. In between those games the team visited San Francisco and also went to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

On Dec. 27, the girls team hits the road again, this time to Las Vegas to play in the Green Valley Tournament. The rigorous schedule is to prepare the young team, half of whom are frosh and sophomores, for the North Sequoia League campaign.

The team’s first home game will be against Sierra in the league opener for both teams at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 15. All four teams (boys and girls JV and varsity) will play that night.

The Badgers have won 10 league championships and shared three in the past 14 years.

YHS Correspondent