PREP ROUNDUP: Tournament time for local hoops
Wheatland opens 52nd annual tourney with win
Josh Crawley scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and the host Pirates saw eight other players find their way into the scoring column in a 61-24 victory over Rio Vista in the opening round of the 52nd annual Wheatland Tournament on Thursday night.
Jimmy Pipkins, Jackson Hopking and Taylor Balogi added eight points each for the the Pirates (2-0), who will host Encina in a winner's bracket game today at 7 p.m.
Encina 63, Lindhurst 59
In Wheatland — Devin Ward scored 18 points and Alex Yang added 14 more but the Blazers came up four points short in a loss to the Bulldogs at the Wheatland Tournament.
Senior point guard Cedrick Thomas dropped in 10 points for Lindhurst (0-1), which will play Rio Vista today at 5:30 p.m.
Anderson 74, Marysville 63
In Wheatland — Anthony Lattuca scored a team-high 15 points and Manny Montano chipped in with 13 as the Indians fell to the Cubs in the opening round of the Wheatland Tournament.
Marysville (0-2) will play Paradise in the consolation round today at 4 p.m.
Los Molinos Tournament
Sutter 61, Mercy 25
In Los Molinos — Seth Landers scored 17 points and the depleted Huskies rolled to a season-opening victory.
With just eight players suited up — due to the football team still practicing in anticpation of a CIF Regional Bowl game bid — Garrett Stevenson and Brandon Stephenson stepped up to score 13 points each.
Stevenson also played in the JV game, where he scored 22 points.
Bella Vista Tournament
Davis 101, Yuba City 69
In Fair Oaks — Louis Mowers scored a team-high 15 points, but the Division-I Blue Devils drained nine 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to handing the Honkers a loss in their season opener.
Freshman Kyle Turnquest added 13 points and Nathan Gillming chipped in with 11 points for Yuba City (0-1), which will play Rosemont today at 5:30 p.m.
Central Valley 53, Gridley 46
In Durham — Tyler Abrego had 18 points to lead the Bulldogs in a rematch of last year's Northern Section Division IV title game, and it ended the same way.
Gridley (1-1) got eight points from Sam Cota and five each from Mat Scott and Leo Espinoza.
Willows 51, Pierce 50
In Arbuckle — Four players finished in double figures for the Bears, but they came up one point short to reach the championship game of their 46th annual tournament.
Andy Corona scored 14 points, Oscar Dorantes added 12 points and Joey Hernandez and Hayden Kalfsbeek each scored 10 points to lead Pierce (1-1).
Maxwell 62, East Nicolaus 58
In Arbuckle — Drew Orr scored 32 points and Ty Shill added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Spartans (0-2) fell to the Panthers in a consolation bracket game.
Also at the tournament: Corning beat Biggs 55-29 and Live Oak defeated Winters 46-38.
Faith Christian Tournament
Faith Christian 81, Stockton Christian 52
In Yuba City — Micah Atkins and Justin Glen each scored 19 points and the Lions roared en route to a season-opening victory at C.A. Summy Gymnasium.
Jordan Sullivan finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Drew LeBlanc added 15 points and seven rebounds.
Forest Lake Christian 51, New Life Christian 30
Luvdeep Singh scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Crusaders in their season-opening loss.
Thomas Marquette added eight points, while Tyler Treat chipped in four points to go with his 14 rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic
Gridley 47, Yuba City 37
In Gridley — The host Bulldogs took down the Honkers in the nightcap of the Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic at Farmer's Hall.
Ashtyn MacFarlane and Madison Mardesich both scored 10 points to lead the Bulldogs (1-1) into today's second round matchup with Shasta.
Destiny Fleenor scored 13 points to lead Yuba City (0-2), which will face Fremont.
River Valley 52, Las Plumas 32
In Gridley — Jackie Koch scored 11 points and the Falcons routed the Thunderbirds in the opening round of the Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic at Farmer's Hall.
Aleqse Hawkins scored eight points, dished out five asssits and had three rebounds. Jagreet Gosal added eight points as well.
As a team, RV (2-0) amassed 44 rebounds, 19 steals and 11 blocks. Taylor Massengale had 16 of those rebounds.
The Falcons continue tournament play tonight at 8:30 against El Camino.
Colusa RedHawk Classic
Colusa 58, Esparto 17
In Colusa — Teal Stacy finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and Emily Mobley dropped in 11 points to the host RedHawks to an opening-round victory.
Paige Townzen added six points, six assists and three steals, Mattie Myers had six points and six steals, Yasmin Moreno scored six points and Kimberlee Harmon pulled down six rebounds for Colusa (2-0), which will play College Prep today at 7:30 p.m.
Sutter 59, Clear Lake 54
In Colusa — Jaelyn Hoffman scored a team-high 28 points and Erika Larsen added 13 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a first-round victory.
Shelby Hill tallied eight points and 17 rebounds for Sutter (1-1), which will play Oakmont today at 6 p.m.
Oakmont 64, Wheatland 46
In Colusa — Renae Lichtenburger recorded 14 points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks, and Marisa Mullen added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Pirates opened tournament play with a loss to the Vikings.
Halen Moreno chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds for Wheatland (0-2), which will play Clearlake today at 3 p.m.
Lois Langford Invitational
Corning 76, Live Oak 30
In Live Oak — Anijah Clark scored 14 points and Lucero Topete dropped in 12, but the Lions fell to the Cardinals in their season opener at their own tourney.
Live Oak (0-1) will play Whittel of Nevada in the consolation round today at 5:30 p.m.
Placer 65, Marysville 12
In Live Oak — Hayley Gibson and Bayshta Aguila scored four points each as the Indians dropped their first-round game to the Hillgals.
Marysville (2-1) will play Winters today at 4 p.m.
Faith Christian Tournament
Faith Christian 40, Stockton Christian 35
In Yuba City — Shon Ritchie pulled down 15 second-half rebounds and the Lions overcame a narrow first-half deficit to win their season opener at C.A. Summy Gymnasium.
Abby Maddalena led the Lions with 15 points, while Tiffany Hendricks finished with 10.
Live Oak 3, Pleasant Valley 0
In Live Oak — The Lions improved to 2-0 on the season with an impressive victory over the Division-I Vikings.
Jose Cuellar and Sal Vargas both scored goals in the first half, and Pedro Valencia added another on a free kick from 50 yards out to complete the scoring for Live Oak.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
River Valley 72, Burbank 63
In Elk Grove — Devin Cates scored 14 points and Robert Quintero added 12 more to help propel the Falcons to a win at the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament.
River Valley (2-1) lost to Del Campo 55-35 at home on Wednesday night.
Sutter 58, Mercy 28
In Redding — Garrett Stevenson, who was also asked to play inthe varsity game, led the way with 22 points and the Huskies cruised to an season-opening victory at the Mercy Tournament.
Lucas Romo added 15 points in the win.
Lincoln 64, Marysville 32
In Olivehurst — Erik Scheize led the Indians with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the Lindhurst Tournament, but it wasn't enough as the Indians dropped to 0-2 on the season.
Yuba City 61, Faith Christian 18
In Olivehurst — Parker Lowe finished with 12 points and eight rebounds to help lead the Honkers to a season-opening victory at the Lindhurst Tournament.
Angel Hernandez finished with 11 points, while Emary Love had nine.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Marysville 31, Willows 17
In Paradise — Morgan Lake had eight points and nine rebounds and Mikayla Anderson posted eight points and seven boards to lead the Indians (1-1) to a win at the Paradise Tournament.
Colusa 34, Sutter 27
In Colusa — Sally Loeza and Jasmine Savage scored eight points each and Mollie Townzen added seven more to propel the RedHawks (1-1) past the Huskies at their own tournament.