The Foresthill Lady Wildfires finished off their 2018-2019 campaign with a heart stopping 39-38 win over a valiant Victory Christian squad. The win propelled the Lady 'Fires to an 8-6 league record (11-14 overall), and 4th place in the always competitive Central Valley California League. Sophomore point guard McKayla Lechner directed the offense, averaging 9.8 points and 2.5 assists per game. Junior sharp shooter Holly Brooks tallied 9 points per contest, and was always good for taking at least one charge a game. :-) Senior stalwart Cassie Ralston provided the muscle, averaging 8.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Speedy Senior Amber MacKay provided depth and experience to the backcourt, while versatile Rauz Verdugo added rebounding and athleticism at forward. Senior Kari Anderson and Freshman Kaya Carveth manned the post for the Gals of Cardinal and Gold for first year Head Coach Sadie Stroup, a 2013 Foresthill graduate.
Sadie Stroup, who was just named CVCL Coach of the Year, had this to say about her team:
"It was such a great season with these girls. They were committed to getting better and they worked hard every day. They accomplished a lot and I am very proud of how far they've come! I know I am already fired up for next year, and the girls are too! It will be hard to lose 4 quality Seniors, but we've got a great group of underclassmen who work hard and will be ready to take on bigger roles next year. If we continue to grow as we have this season, I only see great things happening for the Lady Wildfires in the years to come!"