PREP ROUNDUP: Samson, Balogi power Pirates at Pepsi Classic
The Wheatland High boys basketball team topped Valley Christian 90-81 at the Pepsi Classic on Saturday.
The Pirates (6-2) got 25 points from Jordan Samson, who was named all-tourney, while Taylor Balogi finished with 20 points.
Jimmy Pipkins had 13 points and Josh Crawley had 10 for Wheatland, which finished 2-1 in the tournament.
Forest Lake 65, Marysville 53
In Marysville — Jevaun Coleman finished with 18 points, but it wasn't enough for the Indians in the at the Pepsi Classic.
Erik Scheize and Anthony Lattuca each added 11 points for Marysville (2-5).
RON PRITCHARD INVITATIONAL
Live Oak 53, San Juan 42
In Live Oak — Romario Acosta scored 18 points and Gurbir Kooner added 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the Lions to a win in the third-place game of their own tournament.
Aaron Pamma was an all-tourney selection for Live Oak (5-2).
Corning 58, Lindhurst 44
In Live Oak — Devin Ward finished with 16 points, Cedrick Thomas added 11 points and seven assists for the Blazers (4-3) in the championship game. Both players were named all-tourney.
Antelope 70, Gridley 62
In Gridley — The host Bulldogs stood toe-to-toe with the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions in the seventh-place game of the GIBT.
Tyler Abrego scored 21 points for Gridley (4-4) and pulled down nine rebounds.
Leo Espinoza scored 10 points and Emery Haddy added eight points for the Bulldogs.
NEVADA UNION TOURNAMENT
Nevada Union 45, River Valley 43
In Grass Valley — The Falcons missed the game-tying shot at the end of regulation as they were edged by the host Miners in the third-place game of tournament play.
Deepak Leal led RV (2-5) with 18 points. Stuart Bradley totaled seven rebounds and Jordan Noall was named to the all-tournament team.
Faith Chr. 64, Pierce 54
In Maxwell — The Lions got past the Bears to take third in the tourney.
Justin Glen finished with 15 points, Drew LeBlanc and Micah Atkins each added 14 and the Lions improved to 5-2. Glen was named all-tourney.
Deep Bhatti had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Faith, while Oscar Dorantes led Pierce with 21 points.
VALLEY CHRISTIAN TOURNAMENT
Sutter 64, Sacramento Waldorf 34
In Roseville — Tournament MVP Erika Larsen poured in 28 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to power the Huskies to a tourney championship.
Destiny Stevenson added 18 points, Dana Ryan scored six and was an all-tourney selection. Jaelyn Hoffman chipped in with five in the victory for Sutter (5-3).
Corning 73, Yuba 61
In Oroville — Alisha Aery scored 18 points to lead the Honkers (2-6), but it wasn't enough.
Money Kaur finished with 13 points.
DOROTHY SPECK TOURNAMENT
Granite Bay 50, River Valley 48
In Davis — The Grizzlies hit a desperation 3-pointer with .6 seconds remaining in regulation to steal one away from the Falcons in the consolation game of the tourney.
Adding to the frustration was the fact that RV (4-3) led by 15 points at halftime.
Aleqse Hawkins, Taylor Massengale and Sarah Brennan each scored nine points for RV. Brennan hauled in 12 rebounds and Massengale had 10 rebounds.
Orland 43, Colusa 42
In Durham — The RedHawks came up just short in their final tourney game of the weekend, pushing the squad's record to 3-4.
Teal Stacy led the way with 13 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Emily Mobley grabbed 22 boards to go with her 10 points and four blocks.
Paige Townzen helped the cause with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Bear River 76, Marysville 20
In Marysville — The host Indians fell short in the championship game to the Bruins.
Bayshta Aguila was Marysville's (6-2) leading scorer with eight points.
Wheatland 46, Live Oak 37
In Lincoln — Kassidy Heuvelhorst had 21 points, 14 rebounds and was named all-tourney to help lead the Pirates (4-4) to a win. Paige Gasper finished with 10 points.
Yuba City goes 2-3 at tourney
In Natomas — The Honkers finished 2-3 at the Natomas Tournament, with promising 66-18 and 60-18 wins over Pioneer and Bishop Montague of Nevada, respectively.
Cody McMahon went 3-1 with three pins at 184 pounds, while freshmen Mansoor Ahmadi (113) and Thomas Thornton (138) each went 3-2. Thornton had three pins and Ahmadi had two.
Lindhurst wraps up Bear Creek tourney
In Stockton — The Blazers wrapped up the Bear Creek Tournament with quality finishes from Thongsai Thanadabouth, Jesus Yanez and Edgar Rivera.
At 160 pounds, Rivera went 3-1 with two pins to finish second overall, while Yanez (138) went 4-1 with two pins to finish third. Thanadabouth (113) went 3-2 to finish fourth.
On the girls' side, Kylie Taylor went 5-0 with four pins to finish first, Teasia Lizama also rolled 5-0 to take first and Shakira Rivera finished 4-1 with four pins to finish second.
Two place for RV
In Elk Grove — The Falcons had two players place at the Curt Mettler Invitational.
At 195 pounds, Jordan Davis finished 4-1 with two pins for third. Timmy Webb (160) went 3-2, good enough for a fifth-place finish.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Colusa 38, Hoopa Valley 32
In Durham — Mollie Townzen finished with 14 points, was named all-tourney in Durham and the RedHawks (6-1) took home the tournament title.
Yuba City 40, Oroville 38
In Oroville — Allysa Ashburn scored 12 points, Megan Lockhart added 11 and the Honkers (4-1) edged Oroville at its own tournament to finish third.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 55, Orland 51
In Sutter — Ryan Besso finished with 22 points to help lead the Honkers past Orland at the Sutter Tournament.
Matt Lara had eight points for the Honkers (5-3).
Las Plumas 47, River Valley 44
In Sutter — Gurgeet Singh had 25 points for River Valley, but the Falcons fell short at the Sutter Tournament.
Jacob Farmer finished with 11 points.