Quincy’s Erik Schwartz rushes down the court during Quincy’s home game against Fall River on Dec. 17. Fall River got an early lead to beat the Trojans 74-55. Photo by James Wilson
The Chester, Greenville and Quincy boys’ basketball teams hit the court Dec. 17 with varying results. Chester was the only team to come out with a win with a 69-46 stomp in Loyalton. Greenville traveled to Los Molinos to lose 60-33. Quincy, the only Plumas team to host, lost 74-55 to Fall River.
The Volcanoes and their opponents were pretty evenly matched in the first quarter, but busted their moves out in the second to gain a 42-24 lead by the half. The Volcanoes maintained their lead to the end for the win.
Wyatt Durkin was once again the top scorer for Chester with 25 points. Durkin also led in rebounds with 12. Hunter Morris was the next top scorer with 11 points. Morris also picked up seven rebounds.
Chester’s coach, Jake Simms, named Jeremiah White the player of the game for his great effort and efficiency. White got in the double digits in scoring with 10 points. The win brought Chester’s record up to an undefeated 8-0.
Los Molinos delivered a blow to Greenville right at the start of the game it wouldn’t recover from. In the first quarter, Los Molinos outscored the Indians 28-7. The lead was enough for Los Molinos to carry out its 60-33 win. Greenville’s record dropped to 3-5.
Fall River played out a similar plan against Quincy. The Bulldogs outscored Quincy 40-22 by the half. Quincy played pretty evenly against Fall River in the second half, but was unable to make up the difference.
Brady Rick was by far the main contributor to the Trojans. Rick scored more than half of Quincy’s points with 30, including two three-pointers. Ty Morrison made two more threes for Quincy to total his six-point contribution. The Trojans’ record fell to 4-5.