Fall River girls sweep New Year’s Tip Off tourney

Fall River's Saydee Pevehouse led all scorers with 18 points.

Fall River’s Saydee Pevehouse led all scorers with 18 points.

InStorySRP copyIt was a good weekend to be a Bulldog in Etna. The Fall River girls varsity and junior varsity both defeated Etna to win the New Year’s Tip Off tournament, held on Friday and Saturday.

In the varsity title tilt, Etna was blazing hot in the first quarter, putting up 23 points. Cassidy Gilmore scored 10 of her 13 points in the period. Gilmore hit her first three treys, including a rare 4-point play. Cailey Rizzardo added seven points in the quarter. Heading into the second stanza, the Lions led 23-15.

While Etna owned the opening period, the second quarter belonged to the Bulldogs. Fall River held the Lions to just eight points on defense, and scored 20 on the offensive end, to earn a 35-31 advantage at the intermission. Marissa Leighton paced the Bulldogs with eight points, and Meghan McKinlay contributed five in the period.

Fall River increased its lead to nine points by the end of three quarters, 50-41. Saydee Pevehouse had seven points for the Bulldogs. Rizzardo scored six for Etna.

The Bulldogs put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Etna 19-7, for the 69-48 victory. Pevehouse lived at the foul line in the final frame, hitting 5/8 shots. She also added a trey for eight points in the period. Trinity Markham dropped in seven points for the Bulldogs.

Pevehouse led all scorers with 18 points. McKinley scored 14, and Leighton had nine points for Fall River. The Bulldogs were 21/42 at the charity stripe. Mckinley was named tourney MVP. Trinity Markham was selected All-Tourney.

Etna was led by Rizzardo with 15, and Gilmore with 13 points. Etna Shot 6/11 from the stripe. Caitlin Bennett was All-Tourney.

Fall River was called for 15 fouls. Etna was tagged with 26 fouls. Three of Etna’s starters fouled out of the contest.

Etna (9-4) heads to Fall River (13-3) on Tuesday to open up Shasta Cascade League play.

The Bulldogs defeated Etna 45-32 in the JV championship game.

Scoring for Fall River: Myah Gallion 13, Lyndi Denny 10, Ciena Gregory. From the line: 11/21. Gallion was selected MVP, and Rylee Pevehouse made All-Tourney.

Etna scoring: Cleo Smith 12, Emma Watton 8. At the stripe: 7/15. Megan Bennett was All-Tourney.

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