Colusa advances in NorCal state Division V tournament; Gridley High's season ends in NorCal D-IV tourney at 22-7

Feb. 28—Colusa High School is quickly becoming adept at California Interscholastic Federation state competition.

After claiming a CIF state title in football, the boys basketball team is carving its own name on the court, capped by Tuesday's 56-30 win over Fortune Early College (Sacramento) in the opening round of the CIF Northern California state Division V tournament.

Four of Colusa's state championship football players played impactful minutes Tuesday, led by Landon Humphrey's 23 points. Isaiah Travis, Colusa's 6-foot-5 tight end/defensive end on the gridiron, added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Seth Kalisuch provided nine points in 29 minutes for the sixth-seeded RedHawks (23-7).

Colusa led 15-3 after one quarter and 32-7 at the break on the Panthers (16-15). Colusa is on the road today in the quarterfinals against No. 3 Oakwood (14-14) of Morgan Hill. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The winner gets either No. 7 Futures (Sacramento) or No. 2 San Domenico in the semifinals Saturday.

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NorCal D-IV tournament

Lincoln (SF) 53, Gridley 50

The No. 11 seeded Bulldogs' road came to an end Tuesday, falling to sixth-seed Lincoln (San Francisco) in the opening round of the NorCal state D-IV tournament.

"We were pretty cold in the first quarter but played well enough to keep it close," Gridley head boys basketball coach Nathan Link said. "Played well, winning both the 2nd and 3rd quarters to lead 43-36 going to the 4th."

However, Link noted that Lincoln's speed took over in the final quarter and held off a last gasp shot at the buzzer from Gridley to win.

Aaron Kullar led Gridley (22-7) with 18 points, while Travus Boyd added 13.

Lincoln hosts No. 14 Monterey today in the D-IV quarters.

Gridley won a Northern Section Division IV title over the weekend against University Prep at Shasta College.