The Casa Grande High School girls basketball team avenged one of its most disappointing losses of the season Wednesday night, dominating Ukiah's Lady Wildcats, 53-24, in the Casa gym.
Casa Grande lost an earlier game in Ukiah, 66-65. The Ukiah point total matched the most the Lady Gauchos yielded to any team this season. This time around, it was a different defensive story. Casa held Ukiah to single-digit scoring in every period, building a 17-12 halftime lead and never letting up.
Lexie Schloetter scored 16 points to lead the Lady Trojans, with Brooke Santander adding 13.
The win was the second of the week for the Lady Gauchos, who earlier won at Windsor, 42-37.
That victory proved to be a struggle for the Casa girls against a much-improved Lady Jaguar team. Casa Grande led 39-30 after three periods, but scored just three points in the fourth quarter and had to dig in behind its staunch defense to preserve the win.
Lyndsey Murnin led Casa with 12 points, with Santander adding 10.
Casa is now 13-10 on the season and 7-4 in the North Bay League going into a game at Rancho Cotate Friday night.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.