Orestimba went into the girls basketball post-season fresh off an undefeated Southern League championship season and with designs on a Division IV playoff run.
Hughson derailed those hopes with a first-round upset last Tuesday.
The No. 12 Huskies posted a 55-48 victory to eliminate the Lady Warriors, who were the No. 5 seed going into the post-season.
“Hughson played a good game,” said head coach Scott Felber. “We’re obviously not happy with the way we played. We know exactly what went wrong, and we’re going to fix it for next year. We’re losing two important seniors, but I have no doubt that coming up short this year will driver our girls to work even harder to make sure this doesn’t happen next year. They are a special group, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of them.”
The playoff game was close throughout. Hughson held a narrow 27-26 lead at the intermission and led 40-36 going into the final eight minutes.
Reagan Marroquin and Jade Robinson accounted for most of the Orestimba scoring with 19 and 17 points respectively.
Sarah Millan put up four points, Grace McCauley and Ciera Thibodeau each scored three and Rubi Parra added two points for the Lady Warriors.
Millan made her presence felt defensively, blocking 10 shots on the night.