It's on to the CIF Northern Section semifinals for the Gridley High School boys basketball team.
The top-seeded Bulldogs took a little while to get going last Friday night at home in their quarterfinal contest against area rival Live Oak, but when Gridley got in gear, the Bulldogs never looked back, racing to a 62-35win over with the Lions.
Gridley will host No. 5 Lassen Wednesdaynight at Farmer's Hall in the section semifinals.
Last Friday night at Farmer's Hall, it was senior Tyler Little once again leading the way for the Bulldogs, with 22 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double.
It was the 13th straight win for Gridley.
Gridley coach Chay Dake said his team struggled to find its groove early, and also credited some of that to the spirited play of the No. 8 Lions.
"I have to give Live Oak a lot of credit," Dake said. "They didn't quit and showed a lot of heart."
Wyatt Dreesmann and Brian Wilkerson added 11 points and five rebounds apiece for Gridley.
Coach Mike Voth, meanwhile, has much to look forward to next season, with a good, strong core returning for the Lions, who went 12-12 this season.
The Lions will lose five seniors: Ashvir Singh, Julian Tims, David Topete, Ryan Burgess and Josiah Topete. Just two of those seniors are starters.
In the girls tournament, meanwhile, it was the Gridley girls falling on the road at Willows last Thursday night, 55-39.
The Bulldogs hung with the Honkers pretty close in the first half, and the score was tied at 25 at halftime.
But the Honkers turned it up in the second half, outscoring Gridley, 30-14 in the final 16 minutes to advance to the section semifinals.
Maddyson Tull and Lauren Erickson both had double-doubles to lead the Bulldogs. Erickson had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tull added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bulldog girls finished at 19-9.