The College of the Redwoods women exploded out of the gates at Shasta on Saturday afternoon, scoring 52 first-half points on the way to 91-71 win in basketball.
Ashley Quigley helped set the early tone for the Corsairs, finishing the game with a team-high 22 points, including six 3-pointers, while Juliana Ortega-Miranda had one of her best games of the season, scoring 19.
Ortega-Miranda, a talented three-sport athlete, provided a versatile presence for head coach Jain Tuey, coming off the bench for Dennise Horton, who was in foul trouble, and making her presence felt both inside the paint and on the perimeter.
“She gave us a good presence inside as well as hitting three 3s,” Tuey said of the former Fortuna standout “I felt like she had a really good game for us.”
With the win, the Corsairs close out the first half of conference play with a record of 4-1 and sit atop of the standings, with Butte (3-1) and Siskiyous (2-1) each also having only one loss.
CR”s Brianna Green and Theresia Dickey each also had a big say in Saturday’s win and continued their recent good form,
Green finished with 14 points and Dickey with 12, while Bree Northern chipped in seven.
The Corsairs, who have won seven of their last eight and are now 16-4 overall, continue to impress their head coach.
“We just came out aggressive and confident,” she said. “We played as a team.”
The CR women, who came into the weekend ranked No. 18 in the state, will return home to play Lassen next Saturday afternoon.