The Lake Tahoe School 8th-grade girls’ basketball team finished off an impressive season with a consolation championship trophy at the Tah-Neva league tournament in Truckee.

The Bobcat girls finished the regular season undefeated in league play. Playing four 8th graders, five 7th graders and four 6th graders, the 2017 Lake Tahoe School Girls basketball team managed to outhustle, outplay, and outscore their often larger and more experienced opponents on a consistent basis this fall.

In the championship tournament, the Bobcats hung tough against a huge Carson Valley team and eventually lost, sending the team to the consolation bracket of the tournament. Playing next against their league rivals, North Tahoe, and struggling to find their offense some in the second game, the Bobcats scrapped their way to the win that would send them to the consolation championship game.

Win or lose, the 8th-grade girls were headed to their last game in a Bobcat uniform as they squared off against the Timberwolves of South Lake Tahoe. The girls took charge for the game from the opening tip and never looked back, pulling off the upset by a score of 47-33.

Bobcat Girls Head coach Shane Goddard had the following to say about this year’s team: “Girls and parents, it was a pleasure to be one of your coaches this season. You were absolutely the best group of kids to coach. You were respectful to each other and to us; it is a testament to your great parents, teachers, and coaches throughout the years.

“The season was a huge success, as we all improved immensely and competed ferociously. You are a special group of girls, and I was proud to be your coach.”