PREP ROUNDUP: Larsen lifts Huskies past Indians
Faith's Ritchie sets single-game school scoring record
Erika Larsen put in another big night in the paint by scoring 21 points, pulling down 24 rebounds and blocking seven shots to power the Sutter High girls basketball team to a 58-41 victory over Marysville at Lesta Joubert Gymnasium on Friday night.
Destiny Stevenson chipped in with 18 points, Jaelyn Hoffman finished with 11 points and nine assists and Shelby Hill added eight points for the Huskies, who improved to 10-5 on the year with the win.
Bayshta Aguila tallied 12 points and five steals, Drew Jensen scored 12 points and Holly Tarr had six rebounds to lead the way for the Indians (8-9).
Faith Christian 55, Lutheran 24
In Yuba City — With four girls injured, junior Shon Ritchie stepped up in a big way by erupting for a single-game school record 34 points in leading the Lions to a victory in their Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League opener.
Faith (9-6, 1-0) trailed 17-15 at halftime before Ritchie dropped in 26 in the second half. She also tallied 18 points and five steals for good measure.
Abby Maddalena added 13 points and Tina Hendricks finished with six points and seven assists in the win.
Colusa 37, Wheatland 26
In Colusa — Teale Stacey tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals, Paige Townzen dropped in 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and the RedHawks topped the Pirates in a nonleague contest.
Emily Mobley had five points, 21 rebounds and a pair of blocks and Mattie Myers dished out six assists in the victory for Colusa (7-5).
Kassidy Heuvelhorst recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Renae Lichtenberger scored four points to lead the Pirates (7-8).
AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TOURNAMENT
New Life 38, Dunsmuir 37
In Redding — Elicia Villafranco scored 12 points and the Crusaders opened the tournament play with a narrow win over the Tigers.
Hannah Hruska and Haley Moody added nine points each and Rachel Whiteley finished with six points for New Life (8-1), which will play host American Christian in the second round today.
River Valley 62, Rio Linda 55
In Rio Linda — Sophomore Josh Dhatt scored a team-high 14 points and the Falcons exacted a small bit of revenge by beating the Knights in their final nonleague contest.
Stuart Bradley added 13 points, and Jordan Noall chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds for River Valley, which lost to Rio Linda on a buzzer-beater last Friday at the Lindhurst Tournament.
The win was also the Falcons' seventh in their last nine games after a 2-6 start to the season. River Valley (9-8) will open Tri-County Conference play on Thursday at Pioneer.
Lindhurst 54, Mira Loma 45
In Olivehurst — Alex Yang scored 17 points and Devin Ward added 14 of his own to lead the Blazers to a nonleague win over the Matadors.
Cedrick Thomas just missed out on a triple-double by finishing with 12 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, while Malik Payton scored eight points and pulled down 11 boards in the win for Lindhurst (9-8).
Faith Christian 83, Lutheran 27
In Yuba City — Deep Bhatti recorded 25 points and seven rebounds in limited action as the Lions cruised to an easy victory over the Panthers in their SMAL opener.
Micah Atkins finished with 13 points and Jordan Sullivan dropped in 10 in the win for Faith (12-4, 1-0).
Oroville 58, Gridley 50
In Oroville — Tyler Abrego scored 22 points, but the Bulldogs fell to the Tigers for the first time in the three meetings this season.
Shobi Khan finished with 10 points and Leo Espinoza added nine in for Gridley (9-7) in the loss. The Bulldogs will take on Paradise in the seventh-place game today at 1 p.m.
AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TOURNAMENT
Dunsmuir 58, New Life 57
In Redding — Thomas Marquette scored 17 points and Kobe Bancroft finished with 14 points and six assists, but the Crusaders finished one point short in their tournament-opening loss to the Tigers.
Sullivan Guy finished with nine points, five rebounds and four steals for New Life (4-5).
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Lindhurst 46, Mira Loma 40
In Olivehurst — Houa Xiong scored 16 points and Rene Corona added 12 of his own to lift the Blazers (6-7) to a nonleague victory.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Wheatland 29, Colusa 20
In Colusa — Mollie Townzen scored 10 points, but the RedHawks fell to the Pirates to drop to 8-2 on the year.
Marysville 37, Sutter 18
In Marysville — Hannah Stueve had 15 points and three steals, and Morgan Lake came down with eight rebounds and scored four points to propel the Indians (6-10) to a nonleague win over the Huskies.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 59, Oak Ridge 40
In El Dorado Hills — Ryan Besso scored a team-high 16 points to help lift the Honkers to a victory on the second day of the Oak Ridge Tournament.
Cameron Eden added 10 points and Matt Lara finished with nine points and five assists for Yuba City (9-9).
Rio Linda 67, River Valley 56
In Rio Linda — Charles Dawson and Jagjot Takhar tallied 15 points each, but the Falcons came up short in a nonleague loss to the Knights.
Jacob Farmer scored nine points and Clarence Pierson had eight for River Valley (3-13).