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Pinewood School’s Courtni Thompson, dribbling, scored a career-high 27 points in Tuesday’s win over Granite Bay in the first round of the Northern California Division I playoffs.
UPDATE: Pinewood edged Miramonte 49-47 Thursday and is slated to play at Salesian 5 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals.
Granite Bay wouldn’t go away. Trailing the Pinewood School girls basketball team by 15 points early in the second half of Tuesday’s Northern California Division I playoff opener, the visiting Grizzlies cut the deficit to six early in the fourth quarter and were down seven with just under three minutes left.
But guard Courtni Thompson made sure the comeback ended there, burying a 3-pointer that sealed the Panthers’ 66-59 victory. The junior’s trey from the right baseline put her team up 10 with 1:15 remaining, after which Granite Bay made three free throws and Pinewood went 0-for-3 from the foul line.