Western Sierra beats Alpha Charter, tames Lions

Wolves’ defense turns tide
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Girls Basketball Standings

Western Sierra (6-0, 17-3) win over Alpha Charter 66-11

Leroy Greene (4-1, 5-5) win over Trinity Prep 53-14

John Adams (3-2, 3-4) win over Freedom Christian 34-28

New Life Christian (2-2, 7-7) win over Freedom Christian 58-45

Freedom Christian (1-4, 4-7) loss to John Adams 34-28

Alpha Charter (0-3, 0-6) loss to Western Sierra 66-11

Trinity Prep (0-4, 1-6) loss to Leroy Greene 53-14


Feb. 2 (Fri.) Trinity Prep 6 p.m.

Feb. 8 (Thu.) Alpha Charter 6 p.m.



The Western Sierra Collegiate Academy girls basketball team made a statement at Alpha Charter by defeating the Angels 66-11 Tuesday. Alpha Charter did not score in the fourth quarter.

Brenna Mellish led the Wolves with 14 points, 11 assists, 11 steals and seven rebounds. Marissa Garcia scored 13, Lizzie Souza 10 and Moriah Kawas added nine.

Karisia Cicero pulled down a dozen caroms and Kawas had seven. Cicero also had four assists and four steals.

Western Sierra 42, Leroy Green 29

With Western Sierra beating Northern Pacific Athletic Conference opponents by 40 points or more, Leroy Greene Academy came in with a game plan Friday to change that.

The plan worked – for one half – as the Lions went up 29-20.

The Wolves battled back in the second half, thanks to a stingy defense, to win

“I think we shut them out the second half, except for one basket, so that part was nice,” said Western Sierra head coach Jason Treanor. “We stepped up the defense and we just took care of the second half; so that part was good.”

Actually, the Lions did not score in the final 16 minutes of the game.

Western Sierra 62, John Adams 18

The Wolves scored in double digits each quarter and the Patriots did not. In fact, six was the most John Adams scored in any one quarter.

Souza matched the Pats with 18 points, Mellish 16 and Garcia knocked down 14. Garcia had the academy’s lone 3-pointer.

Mellish had seven rebounds, 12 assists and 21 steals for another  triple double.

WSCA was 7-11 at the line.