Lipkins drives Lindhurst to win over Marysville
Lindhurst High got 12 points from Anthony Lipkins, and the Blazers beat visiting Marysville 53-38 Tuesday night, staying perfect in Golden Empire League boys basketball action.
Lindhurst (10-6, 3-0) led 22-18 at halftime and then outscored Marysville (2-1 GEL) 33-20 in the second half.
Frederick Jones added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, while teammate Ryan Delozier scored 11 points. Robert Brown had eight assists for the Blazers.
Kyle Newman led the Indians with 12 points.
New Life Chr. 64, Freedom Chr. 22
Jeremy Kurtz scored 20 points to lead New Life Christian (6-5, 2-2) to a win at home over Freedom Christian.
Brent Triplett scored 17 points for the Crusaders. Caleb Kurtz scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for New Life.
Esparto 48, Pierce 41
Martin Corona scored 15 points to lead Pierce (12-4), but the Bears lost to Esparto.
Wheatland 72, Live Oak 51
Troy Canalin scored 23 points and had eight steals to lead Wheatland (8-8) to a win over Live Oak at home.
Devin Sullivan scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds for the Pirates, while teammate Neil Papps scored 14 points.
Chris Harris was the top scorer for Live Oak scoring 24 points for the Lions.
Winters 68, East Nicolaus 35
Martin Van Dyke scored nine points to lead East Nicolaus (5-6), but the Spartans lost to Winters. East Nicolaus committed 31 turnovers.
Country Day 62, Faith Christian 56
Hayden Keeley scored 21 points to lead Faith Christian (7-4, 1-2), but the Lions lost to Sacramento Country Day.
Derrick Strain scored 10 points for the Lions.
Corning 65, Colusa 45
The Cardinals outscored the visiting Redskins 23-8 in the second quarter and 13-6 in the third and cruised for a nonleague victory.
Eric Lang led Colusa (3-12) with 14 points.
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL
Taylor Gross scored 13 points to lead Colusa (8-5), but the Redskins lost at home.
Colusa led after the first quarter but were out scored 20-3 in the second quarter and couldn't retake the lead. Katie Kittle had 12 points for the Redskins.
Faith Christian 47, Country Day 42
Kim Martin scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Faith Christian (8-3, 1-2) to a win over Sacramento Country Day.
Cheni Holden scored 13 points for the Lions. Tierzah Brown and Katie DeMeritt each had six steals for Faith Christian.
Live Oak 2, Willows 0
The Lions (3-2-2) shut out Willows in a Greater Mountain Valley League game.
Dirceo Ramirez led the attack scoring both goals for the Lions, the second on a penalty kick. Ramon Chavez assisted on the first goal.
Javier Aldana, Gustavo Lopez, Ramon Ramos, and Omar Basaldua all played solid defense for Live Oak. Goalkeeper Ricky Escoto was credited with the shutout.
Wheatland 6, Winters 3
The Wheatland (5-3-2, 1-0-0) won their Butte View League-opening game against Winters.
Owen Danes led the Pirates, scoring three goals. Teammate Tony Barlage scored two goals and had two assists for Wheatland. Mike Vasquez also scored a goal and had an assist for the Pirates. Tim Hollingworth and Matt Sims both had an assist for Wheatland.
Jacob Hartman and Russell Bartholomew both played well defensively for the Pirates.
Gridley 7, Oroville 0
Jorge Martinez scored four goals to lead Gridley to a win against Oroville in the Butte View League.
Roberto Tinoco scored two goals and had two assists for the Bulldogs. Aurelio Guzman scored one goal and had an assist for Gridley. Alex Alejo also had an assist for the Bulldogs. Goalkeeper Ivan Martinez recorded the shutout.
Colusa 1, Rio Vista 1
Miguel Torres scored the lone goal for Colusa (1-7-2, 0-2-1) on an assist from Christian Rocha in a Greater Mountain Valley League tie.
Armando Villanueva and Jorge Buenrostro both played well defensively for Colusa.
Wheatland 1, Winters 1
The Pirates (10-0-1, 0-0-1) tied the game in the second half with a penalty kick by Shazakia Poe-Lyde in Butte View League play.
Mia Bulanan, Katie McMullen, Miranda Arajanda, and Ashley Claar all played well for the Pirates.
Sutter 2, Orland 0
The Huskies (12-0-2, 1-0-0) won their Butte View League-opening game against Orland.
Lexy Kidd and Hailey Taylor each scored a goal for the Huskies. Lianne Decker recorded the shutout.
Marianna Danna, Heidi Carothers, Lindsay Nichols, and Jessica Crouch each played excellent defense for the Huskies, according to coach Jason Spain.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Country Day 51, Faith Christian 43
Jacob Ithurburn scored 18 points to lead Faith Christian (0-12, 0-3), but the Lions lost to Sacramento Country Day.
Casey Doss and Vincent Hifcock each scored six points for the Lions.
Marysville 64, Lindhurst 63
Keenan Prince scored 28 points, leading Marysville (12-2, 2-1) to a win against Lindhurst (9-3, 2-1).
Joe Butcher scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for the Indians.
Joey Villasenor was the top scorer for Lindhurst, scoring 21 points. Anthony Barrera also scored double digits for the Blazers with 13 points.
Live Oak 65, Wheatland 57
Bo Canada had 27 points to lead Live Oak (12-1) while Harjit Singh had eight points, 10 rebounds and six blocks.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 47, Grant 19
Shannon Cassidy led Yuba City (10-4, 3-0) with 10 points in a win over Grant at home.
Marie Heier and Symren Takhar each had seven points for the Honkers. Cayla Mladenick grabbed eight rebounds for Yuba City, while teammate Kourtney Yonge had seven rebounds. Amarpreet Everest recorded five steals for the Honkers.
Granite Bay 35, River Valley 28
Vicci Davis scored nine points for River Valley (6-12, 0-3), but the Falcons were unable to overcome the Grizzlies. Alexandrea Raney added seven points for River Valley.
GIRLS FRESHMEN BASKETBALL
Granite Bay 39, River Valley 20
Shelby Bryeans scored 10 points to lead River Valley (6-3, 1-2), but the Falcons lost to the Grizzlies.