Bear River, the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV girls basketball playoffs, will look to continue its quest toward a section championship today against No. 9 seed Dixon.
The Lady Bruins (24-3) earned their spot in the second round Tuesday after throttling the Hilmar Yellowjackets, 63-31.
Dixon (19-8) made its way to the second round with a 60-43 victory over No. 8 seed Sonora.
The Lady Rams average 50.7 points per game this season and are led offensively by Madison Dwelley.
The 5-foot, 10-inch senior guard averages 8.2 points per game, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
The Dixon offense is a balanced attack with six different players averaging more than seven points per game this season.
On the defensive end, the Lady Rams are stingy, allowing just 38.7 points per game this season.
The Lady Bruins are also frugal with the points they allow. Bear River yielded only 33.1 points per game this year, while scoring an average of 58.4 on offense.
Bear River is led by a multiple-threat attack with Kaitlyn Reina scoring an average of 13.2 points per game while pulling down 9.6 rebounds. Senior Sarah Hagar had a fantastic opening-round game with 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists. Second-year starter Savannah Welz offers a 3-point threat and tallies just under 10 points per game. The likes of Teryn Rath and Maddi Dunn shore up the defense. Dunn is second on the team in steals (53) and blocks (14), and Rath is a rebound hound, grabbing 8.1 per game to go with 8.1 points per game.
The second-round matchup tips off at 7 p.m. today in Jack R. McCrory Gymnasium.