LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba men fall in Modesto tourney opener
Gridley, Live Oak boys hoops win
The ball isn't bouncing Yuba College's way out the gates.
The 49ers men's basketball team fell 88-87 in overtime to Cosumnes River College in the first round at the 75th annual Modesto Tournament on Tuesday — the team's second 1-point defeat in its first six games.
The loss drops Yuba to 2-4 this season.
Playing without starting small forward Chris Smith, the 49ers still got a bevy of scoring from some of their starters.
Akachi Okugo scored 18 points and dished out nine assists, Achoki Moikobu led the team with 22 points and Jeremy Bubier had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Gary Melvin finished with 14 points, Darrell Polee added 12 points and Jaysen Williams chipped in eight points.
Live Oak 68, Marysville 57
In Live Oak — Aaron Pamma scored 20 points and Romario Acosta dropped in 18 more as the Lions took down the Indians at Ron Pritchard Gym.
Gurbeer Kooner rounded out Live Oak's top scorers with 11 points as the Lions improved to 3-1.
Marysville (1-4) received a 21-point effort from senior Brandon Graves.
Wheatland 68, East Nicolaus 43
In Wheatland — Taylor Balogi scored 17 points for the Pirates as they blew out the Spartans in nonleague play.
Khalil Collier scored 12 points, Jimmy Pipkins added nine and Jackson Hopking dropped in eight points to round out the top scorers for the Pirates (4-1).
Drew Orr led East Nicolaus (0-4) with 14 points.
Gridley 43, Oroville 34
In Gridley — Tyler Abrego continued to impress as he scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Tigers in a nonleague matchup at Farmer's Hall.
Mat Scott added seven points and Juan Magana and Sam Cota tacked on six points each for the Bulldogs (4-1), who open play at the prestigious Gridley Invitational Basketball Tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Newark Memorial.
Rio Americano 60, River Valley 53
In Sacramento — Rohin Basi scored 18 points for the Falcons, but it wasn't enough on the road.
Stuart Bradley finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, while Cris Lamas had eight rebounds for River Valley (1-3).
Faith Christian 76, Cristo Rey 46
In Sacramento — Micah Atkins and Drew LeBlanc both recorded double-doubles as the Lions routed Cristo Rey on the road.
Atkins put up 16 points along with 12 rebounds, while LeBlanc also pulled down 12 rebounds and scored 12 points.
Justin Glen led the Lions (3-1) with 20 points and Jordan Sullivan tallied six assists.
Faith will open play at the Maxwell Tournament today against Williams.
Faith's JV team lost to Elliot Christian 44-43.
New Life Christian 71, Lutheran 29
In Olivehurst — The Crusaders picked up their first win of the season behind a 17-point night from Kobe Bancroft.
He added three steals and four assists. Thomas Marquette added 15 points along with three steals.
Tyler Treat had a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals. Chase Smotherman put up six points, three steals and three assists for New Life (1-3).
Rio Linda 67, Lindhurst 56
In Olivehurst — Devin Ward scored a team-high 17 points and Cedrick Thomas had 16 points, but a poor shooting night plagued the Blazers (2-2).
Ward and Thomas both totaled four rebounds. Thomas amassed five assists, while Malik Payton scored 11 points with seven rebounds.
Marysville 68, Live Oak 29
In Marysville — Bayshta Aguila scored 16 points, Jenny Harris added 14 more and the Indians took down the Lions in a nonleague matchup at Lesta Joubert Gymnasium.
Haley Adams had a nice all-around game for the Indians (4-1) with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven steals.
Anijah Clark led Live Oak (1-3) with 12 points.
New Life Chr. 35, Lutheran 30
In Olivehurst — The Crusaders are playing just six girls this season, but it's not stopping them from earning victories.
New Life got consistent scoring from four players: Hayley Moody, Hannah Hruska and Rachel Whiteley each scored eight points, while Elicia Villafranco chipped in seven.
With the victory, New Life improved to 3-1 overall.
Wheatland 61, East Nicolaus 28
In Wheatland — Kassidy Heuvelhorst scored 18 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and grabbed six steals to lead the Pirates past the Spartans.
Halen Mariano had 15 points, while Paige Gasper finished with 10 points and five steals. Marissa Mullen kicked in eight points and six rebounds for Wheatland (3-2)
Danielle Herrin led the Spartans (3-1) with 16 points.
Faith Chr. 44, Cristo Rey 40
In Sacramento — Shon Ritchie scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds and the Lions went on an 18-4 run in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-2 overall.
Tiffany Hendricks scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Abby Maddalena and Tina Hendricks each scored seven.
Sutter 2, Gridley 2
In Gridley — Franklin Tarke struck a ball 45 yards out on a free kick and the Huskies scored in stoppage time to hang on in a draw against the Bulldogs in both teams' Butte View League opener.
Down by a goal, Corey Wilhelm scored on an assist from Colin Olmstead with seconds remaining for Sutter (1-3-1).
Ivan Tinoco and Humberto Arroyo each scored for the Bulldogs (2-4-2), who had 19 shots on goal, compared to Sutter's four.
Pierce 4, Colusa 1
In Arbuckle — Felipe Granados scored on an assist from Diego Jimenez for the RedHawks' lone goal in a nonleague loss to the Bears.
Colusa coach Dan Kiely credited halfback Alfonso Ruiz, as well as fullbacks Luis Padilla, Jose Santana and Pedro Lopez, with stellar play.
Colusa (1-1-1) goalkeeper Fernando Amador made 11 saves.
Pierce scored twice on penalty kicks in the first half and led 2-1 at halftime.
Orland 2, Live Oak 1
In Live Oak — The Lions came out "flat-footed" and fell to the Trojans.
"We wasted a lot of early chances and just played pretty uninspired," said Live Oak coach Mike Owen.
Edgar Diaz scored on an assist from Pedro Valencia for the Lions (2-1).
Sutter 9, Gridley 0
In Gridley — The Huskies used a pair of hat tricks to blank the Bulldogs in both teams' BVL opener.
Erika Linch and Jayden Garcia each scored three goals, Alyson Zoellin had two more and Kelsey Graham and Jenna Lewis each added a goal.
Graham dished out two assists, while Linch and Hailey Fear each added another for Sutter (3-0).