Western Sierra 4-0 in conference play

Wolves devour competition
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Girls Basketball Standings

Western Sierra (4-0, 15-3) win over John Adams 62-18

Leroy Greene (2-0, 3-4) win over Freedom Christian 43-16

John Adams (2-2, 2-4)loss to Western Sierra 62-18

Freedom Christian (1-2, 4-5) loss to Leroy Green 62-18

New Life Christian (0-1, 5-5) loss to Western Sierra 58-15

Alpha Charter (0-2, 0-5) loss to Freedom Christian 35-24

Trinity Prep (0-2, 1-4) loss to John Adams 45-26



The Western Sierra Collegiate Academy’s girls basketball team had little trouble staying atop the Northern Pacific Athletic Conference standings, remaining unbeaten after four games and outscoring opponents by an average of more than 40 points.

Western Sierra 62, John Adams 18

The Wolves started fast and finished strong. Playing on the Patriots’ home court, Western Sierra led 29-11 at the half, and blazed to a 33-7 finish over the final two frames.

The academy made just one 3-point shot, but had 13 offensive rebounds. Western Sierra’s leading scorer, Lizzie Souza, scored 18 against the Pats, Brenna Mellish 16 and Marissa Garcia dropped in 14; eight Wolves scored in all.

Karisia Cicero had nine rebounds in the contest, Mellish seven and Isabel Schwarz and Souza each had four. Cicero and Garcia are the only seniors on the team.

Although Western Sierra turned the ball over 19 times, they had 37 steals.

Mellish had 12 of the academy’s 18 assists.

Western Sierra 58, New Life 15

Playing in the comfort of their home court, the Wolves waited for four minutes to break a 2-2 deadlock, but over the next 12 minutes they scored 34 points to the Crusaders seven.

Although WSCA head coach Jason Treanor emptied his bench in the second half, the Wolves still hung 22 more points on the visitors, while holding them to eight.

Souza scored 18 for the Wolves and Mellish 14. Eight academy players scored, with Garcia adding six and Angelica Lacap and Cicero chipping in five apiece.

Mellish controlled the boards with seven caroms; Cicero had four.

Western Sierra was scheduled to take on Leroy Green Academy Friday. The Lions are in second place in the NPAC Standings, with a 2-0 record.