The Ferndale girls carried their regular season form into the NCS basketball playoffs on Wednesday night, comfortably taking care of business at home to Round Valley in the opening round.
The No. 1 seeds in the Division-6 bracket won 53-21 with head coach Terra Albee going deep to her bench and several players contributing.
Sierra Fulton led the way offensively with 11 points and five rebounds, while Gabby Rice added 10 points, five steals and four rebounds and Carly Carmesin chipped in 10 points, three steals and three blocks.
The ever-impressive Kyla Albee also had a good night and came within one point of a triple-double, finishing with 10 rebounds, 10 blocks, nine points and three steals.
The win lifts the Wildcats to 16-3 on the season and the performance was a good response to their Dick Niclai loss at home to Arcata last week.
Haidyn Fulton finished with five rebounds, four points and four blocks; Emily Chavez had five rebounds, four points, three blocks and three steals; Miriam Guerrero and Clara Christiansen each had two points; Tia Henrickson had two blocks; and Breyanna Taylor had a steal and an assist.
The win sets up a quarterfinal showdown against No. 8 California School for the Deaf at Ferndale on Saturday night at 7 p.m.