The Del Oro girls basketball team suffered through a power outage in taking a pair of tough losses on the chin in recent non-league games.
In a road test at Kennedy, the Lady Eagles were outscored 24-5 in a tough second quarter and went on to drop a 59-42 contest at the hands of the Cougars from the Metro League.
The other three quarters saw the Lady Eagles play Kennedy even up, but the second quarter woes were too much for the Black and Gold to overcome.
High scorers in the loss to Kennedy included Stephanie Geyer and Taylor Jabusch, who both tallied 10 points. Mia Maglinte followed with nine markers, while McKenna Mitchell added five.
Both Libby Runte and Lauren Heyn rounded out the Lady Eagles attack with four points each.
Last Thursday playing in the Coral Division of the 120-team West Coast Classic, Del Oro had the unfortunate task of drawing a power-laden Bullard of Fresno team.
Plagued by scoring woes again, Del Oro started strong trailing just 17-16 after a quarter, before the Central Section squad went on to outpoint the Lady Eagles by a 23-4 count in a huge third quarter turnaround.
Del Oro was set to meet Hayward High in a second round game. In other first-round action from Del Oro’s division, Bishop Manogue, of Reno, rolled past Vanden, 74-51; Clayton Valley routed Hayward, 56-27, and Montgomery, of Santa Rosa, nudged past Enterprise of Redding, 52-48.
After the conclusion of the West Coast Jamboree, Del Oro’s girls will be idle until hosting Rocklin on Jan. 11 to open Sierra Foothill League play. The Lady Eagles also will entertain Oak Ridge on Saturday, Jan. 12 with a 5 p.m. start for the varsity squads.