It was a pretty good night at Farmer’s Hall for the Gridley High School girls basketball team this past Tuesday.
The Bulldog girls easily handled BVL foe Wheatland in the opening round of the CIF Northern Section playoffs, dispatching the Pirates, 58-37.
With the win, the Bulldogs (19-8) moved on to the quarterfinals.
The No. 5 Bulldogs were slated to travel to Willows to face the No. 4 Honkers Thursday night.
From there, if they win, they would face the winner of another Thursday night matchup between No. 1 West Valley and No. 8 Yreka next Tuesday.
Tuesday night at home against Wheatland, the Bulldogs took awhile to get their game in gear, according to coach Becca McCray.
“We were able to get things going and get into our game,” McCray said.
The Honkers and Bulldogs have met twice this season, with Willows taking both games.
But McCray said those were early in the season and she hopes for a different result this time.
“We’re a completely different team,” McCray said.
Tuesday night against Wheatland, Maddyson Tull led the way for Gridley with 22 points, to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Lauren Erickson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Orland 62, Live Oak 53
At Live Oak, the No. 6 Lions were outrebounded and struggled at the free throw line as they were eliminated by the No. 11 Trojans.
Leslie Fregoso led the losing effort for the Lions with 22 points, Live Oak finished 15-8.
American Christian 77, Biggs 75
In Redding, the No. 11 Wolverines gave it their all, but came up just short, as they rallied from a 26-point deficit to fall in their NSCFI Division 6 contest.
Daniel Velasquez led Biggs with 32 points. The Wolverines finished 6-20.
Corning 3, Gridley 0
At Corning, the Bulldogs’ season ended with a shutout loss to the Cardinals.
Gridley was a 4-1 winner over Anderson in its playoff opener.