The Butte College men”s basketball team had a chance to clinch a share of the Golden Valley Conference crown Wednesday with a victory against Lassen.
Dion Hutt had other plans. The Cougars freshman scored 34 points in the second half — including six 3-pointers — as Lassen dealt the Roadrunners their first loss in conference play, 86-73 in Susanville.
At halftime, Butte and Lassen were tied at 30. Hutt had two points at intermission, but he finished with 36 as Lassen made 12 3-pointers as a team. The Roadrunners made one 3.
Andrew Perlinger scored 20 points to lead Butte (15-8, 6-1 GVC). Rex Holmes had 15 points and Mycal Swaim added 10.
Butte beat Lassen (7-13, 3-5 GVC) at home 104-102 in overtime on Jan. 19.
COLLEGE WOMEN”S BASKETBALL
Lassen 86, Butte 70
Ymonne Davidson-Mays and Ashley Barrett each scored 25 points but the Roadrunners dropped their first Golden Valley Conference game, in Susanville.
Angelica Cahee added 10 points for Butte (18-6, 6-1 GVC), which trailed the Cougars (4-4 GVC) 38-27 at halftime and allowed them to make 10 3-pointers.
Chico 64, Oroville 8
The match featured seven pins for the Panthers, who didn”t drop a dual meet in the Eastern Athletic League, finishing 5-0.
Josh Tarreira had the quickest pin for the Panthers. Tarreira needed 29 seconds to pin Cody Parmentier in the 160-pound match. Chico heavyweight Mike Davis pinned Andre Pineda in 1:02. The remaining pins came from Efren Rodriguez (135), Jesse Chambers (140), Ted Staiger (171), Ross Longnecker (189) and Mark Jorgensen (215).
Oroville”s two victories came from Jon Craig”s 6-0 decision over Joseph Moure in the 112 match, and Jake Thornton”s major decision over Lowen Louis-Quigley, 15-4 in the 152 match.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Red Bluff 59, Paradise 52
Trevor Edgecomb scored 13 points for the Bobcats in an Eastern Athletic League South loss on the road against the Spartans (8-14, 4-6 EALS).
Dominic Parisi and Jadon Breevaart added 10 points each for Paradise (15-7, 7-3).