Redwoods women move up to second in GVC standings

File photo – Ashley Quigley

The College of the Redwoods women are on a roll, winning their third straight game in the Golden Valley Conference on Thursday and moving up to second in the standings halfway through the schedule.

Ashley Quigley scored a team-high 22 points as the Corsairs won 66-36 at Lassen and improved to 3-2 in the GVC and 14-8 overall.

“All-around she’s got those leadership qualities,” head coach Jain Tuey said of the sophomore guard, who continues to perform at a consistently high level. “She understands our offense and she understands her teammates. She just handles it very well.”

After a long road trip and playing at a 4,000 feet elevation in Susanville, the CR women started slowly, as they often do at Lassen, but once they found their rhythm they were able to run out to a comfortable win.

“We were down 10-2 and our shots weren’t falling,” Tuey said. “But we stayed composed and I really thought that we played well defensively and that got our offense going.”

Makaila Napoleon also continued to impress in the win and was instrumental in getting her team going with some key steals and numerous boards.

Quigley finished with five 3-pointers and also helped get her team going with some key baskets late in the first half.

Fortuna graduate Gracie Betts chipped in eight points.

Lassen dropped to 0-5 in conference and 2-14 overall.

Unbeaten Butte (6-0) remains on top of the standings, with Siskiyous (3-3) and Feather River (3-3) just half a game back of CR.

Next up, the Corsairs play at Feather River on Saturday, with tip off set for 1 pm.

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