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Girls hoops wins one, loses one

By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

Baylee Opperman and Savannah McMorrow both scored a double double to lead the Winters High School girls varsity basketball team to a 42-35 victory over Williams High School. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Warriors hosted the Hornets in a Sacramento Valley League game and moved one step closer to the playoffs.
Opperman led the Warriors, scoring 17 points with 10 rebounds and had four steals. McMorrow had a huge night with 13 points and totally dominated the boards by pulling down 29 rebounds and had three assists. Montana Frey scored 9 points, JorDann Jones scored 2 points, had two rebounds and three steals. Baylee Rippee scored 1 point and had two assists, while Mikenna Sims grabbed six rebounds and had two assists.
On Friday, Feb. 20, the Warriors traveled to Live Oak to play the Lions in their last regular season game but came home with a disappointing 40-37 loss. A sluggish third period hurt Winters and put them in a hole they were unable to get out of.
Opperman led the team with 19 points, had six rebounds, two assists, three steals and four blocks. Frey scored 6 points, had three rebounds and two steals. Makayla Rojas scored five points, McMorrow scored 5 points and had eight rebounds, Rippee scored 2 points and had two rebounds and Sims had six rebounds, two assists and three steals.
The Warriors traveled to Orland on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for their first round playoff game against the Trojans.