The 8th Grade Mountain Lions capped off an undefeated season by trouncing their arch rival, Bowman Bulls 42 - 24, to capture the Sierra Foothill League end of year tournament. The victory propelled the Mountain Lions to a perfect 14-0 record, including 12-0 in league play.
The boys of Foresthill were led by point guard Nick Lechner, while speedy Jaycie Zapata and versatile Paul Arnett manned the wings. Defensive stalwarts Ben Worton and Caleb Medrano put the clamps on opposing team’s best offensive threat, while Kaiden Pennington dominated the paint.
Sharp shooting Drew Stroup provided offense off the bench while Trace Hendrickson added depth up front. Cole Moore contributed excellent defense while Allen Seifert and Stephano Ovalles added much needed height in the post. First year player Anthony Gaddy proved to have a deft touch from beyond the arc.
For their efforts, The Mountain Lions, coached by Johnny Worton and assisted by Reggie Worton, will proudly hang 2 championship banners on the wall.