PREP ROUNDUP: Faith boys hoops rolls Valley Christian
YC boys pick up first TCC win; RV loses
Micah Atkins scored 34 points, Drew LeBlanc added 20 and the Faith Christian High boys basketball team cruised past Valley Christian 109-78 at C.A. Summy Gymnasium on Tuesday to jump into a three-way tie for first place in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League.
Deep Bhatti scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Jordan Sullivan put up 17 points and seven steals and Justin Glen finished with 13 points and six steals.
With the victory, the Lions improved to 16-5 overall and 4-1 in league.
Yuba City 67, Natomas 64
In Yuba City — Nathan Gillming tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds, Louis Mowers finished with 15 points and the Honkers picked up their first Tri-County Conference victory of the season with a win over the Nighthawks.
Taylor Elkins chipped in with 10 points and Aran Dhillon pulled down 11 rebounds for Yuba City (9-12, 1-3), which will play at cross-town rival River Valley on Thursday to complete the first cycle of TCC play.
Woodland 51, River Valley 42
In Woodland — Jordan Noall scored a team-high 13 points, but the Falcons came up short in a tough TCC loss to the Wolves on the road.
T.J. Dove and Gurvir Gill added eight points each in the setback for River Valley (11-10, 2-2).
Gridley 72, Winters 59
In Winters — Tyler Abrego controlled the paint en route to a game-high 34 points and the Bulldogs rolled past the Warriors in a Butte View League contest.
Leo Espinoza added 13 points and Samuel Cota dropped in 12 for Gridley, which improved to 13-8 overall and 2-1 in the BVL with the win.
Live Oak 69, Esparto 33
In Esparto — Romario Acosta scored a team-high 17 points and Gurbeer Kooner finished with 13 to help lift the Lions to an easy Sacramento Valley League victory over the Spartans.
Aaron Pamma and Simren Pamma finished with 11 points each in the win for Live Oak (13-4, 7-1).
New Life Christian 81, Freedom Christian 73
In Fair Oaks — Sullivan Guy scored 21 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out three assists for the Crusaders in the Northern Pacific Athletic Conference victory.
Tyler Treat scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Thomas Marquette finished with 13 points and Kobe Bancroft put up 11 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Crusaders (12-5, 5-0).
Yuba City 51, Natomas 47
In Natomas — Destiny Fleenor scored 15 points, Anyssa Bell added 13 points and 18 rebounds and the Honkers defeated the Nighthawks in TCC action.
Tiffany Friend and Alisha Aery each scored nine points for Yuba City (5-12, 2-2).
Maxwell 44, Colusa 28
In Maxwell — Kailey McKinley had 13 points to go with nine rebounds and Jessie Otterson finished with nine points to lead the Panthers to a Mid-Valley League victory over the RedHawks.
Jenna Powell finished with eight points and nine rebounds, Ashley Azevedo had seven points and four steals, and Shelen Boyes recorded five points and five steals in the win for Maxwell (10-5, 3-1).
Emily Mobley had 10 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Yasmin Moreno recorded seven points and three rebounds, and Paige Townzen scored six points in the loss for Colusa (11-8, 3-1).
Sutter 55, Orland 31
In Sutter — Erika Larsen scored 26 points, pulled down 21 rebounds and stuffed 10 shots to help power the Huskies in a BVL victory.
Jaelyn Hoffman scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Sutter (14-5, 3-0).
New Life Christian 59, Freedom Christian 43
In Fair Oaks — Elicia Villafranco scored 22 points, Haley Moody added 20 and the Crusaders overcame a cold shooting night to pick up a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference victory over the Eagles.
Rachel Whiteley chipped in with nine points for New Life (15-2), which moved to a perfect 5-0 in NPAC play despite shooting just 30 percent from the field in the game, coach Ron Strickland said.
Valley Christian 60, Faith Christian 37
In Yuba City — Tiffany Hendricks tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Shon Ritchie finished with seven points and 10 boards as the Lions dropped their SMAL game to first-place Valley Christian.
Alex Gaither had six points and six rebounds, and Abby Maddalena chipped in with five points in the loss for Faith (10-10, 2-4).
Biggs 50, Williams 34
In Williams — Aide Tinoco and Darci Roles scored 14 points each to help lift the Wolverines to an MVL victory over the Yellowjackets.
Aime Tinoco added six points in the win for Biggs (9-9, 2-2).
Live Oak 37, Esparto 19
In Live Oak — Lucero Topete scored 17 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and grabbed seven steals for the Lions in the SVL victory.
Anijah Clark added 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Live Oak (5-11, 4-3).
Live Oak 2, Pierce 1
In Arbuckle — Jose Cuellar assisted Edgar Diaz with a goal in the first half, and Cuellar added the game-winning goal in the second to power the first-place Lions to a SVL victory over the Bears.
Coach Mike Owen praised the defensive play of Rene Martinez, Jose Medina and Ismael Esparza for Live Oak, which improved to 9-1-1 overall and 4-0 in the SVL with the victory.
Colusa 9, Biggs 0
In Biggs — The RedHawks shut out the Wolverines in SVL-II play.
Gustavo Sanchez scored two goals to go with two assists and Adrian Garcia also scored twice. Alfonso Ruiz, Jose Santana, Zach Vaillancourt, Felipe Granados and Heraclio Lopez all added goals.
Colusa outshot Biggs 34-6.
Coach Dan Kiely said fullbacks Jose Santana, Ryan Manning, Pedro Lopez. Alex Avila and Colton Carrera all played well.
Goalkeepers Fernando Amador and Sanchez each made three saves for Colusa (6-7-1, 3-4).
Sutter 0, Orland 0
In Orland — In a rematch of last year's Northern Section Division II championship the Huskies and Trojans played to a draw in their second BVL meeting of 2012-13.
Sutter won the two teams' first BVL matchup 4-0 on Dec. 18.
Devan Reische made three saves in goal to lead the Husky defense, while coach Jeff Stanhope said Jenna Lewis and Martina Damboriena also played well on defense.
Stanhope also credited Jayden Garcia with solid play at midfielder for Sutter (14-2-1, 7-0-1).
Lindhurst 60 Marysville 12
In Marysville — The Blazers won five matches by way of forfeit to pick up a GEL victory over the Indians.
Winning by pin for Lindhust was Jake Hughes at 120 pounds, Johnathan Hernandez at 132s, Luis Perez at 152s, Jessie Rameriz at 160s and Kevin Travis at 182s.
The Blazers improved to 11-3 overall in dual meets and 4-0 in the GEL with the win.
Inderkum 42, River Valley 39
In Yuba City — Harlan Shelton (108), Carlos Robles (122), Dalton Dazo (134) and Chance Perez (140) each won by pin for the Falcons.
Logan Morace (184) earned a win by decision, and River Valley also benefited from two forfeits, but still the team still remains winless in the TCC.
Sutter's Ingram, Melani place
In Sacramento — The Huskies saw two of its competitors place at the prestigious Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament over the weekend.
Junior Alex Ingram took second in the 152-pound division, losing 3-0 in the finals to the No. 3-ranked wrestler in the state. Ingram's record on the year is 22-3.
Also placing for the Huskies was senior Reid Melani, who took fifth in a heavyweight bracket that featured eight state-ranked wrestlers. Melani's record is now 22-2 on the season.
As a team, Sutter took 11th out of 100 teams in what is considered one of the toughest tournaments in Northern California.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 69, Natomas 65
In Yuba City — Parker Lowe scored 26 points, Angel Hernandez added 22 and the Honkers topped Natomas in TCC action.
John Horn scored 14 points and finished with six steals for the Honkers (11-9, 4-0).
Lindhurst 56, Marysville 43
In Olivehurst — Chi Her and Tony Raya combined to score 25 points and the Blazers (8-10, 2-3) defeated the Indians in TCC action.
Casey Carlson scored 12 points for Marysville (3-16), while Matthew Butcher and Cole Atene each scored 10.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Colusa 52, Maxwell 27
In Maxwell — Ashley Roman scored 13 points and Sally Loeza had nine to help propel the RedHawks to an MVL win over the Panthers.
Yasmine Avila added eight points for Colusa (13-4, 4-0).
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Woodland 43, River Valley 40
In Woodland — Gurjeet Singh led the Falcons with 14 points in a TCC loss.
Jasdeep Bains added eight points for River Valley (4-16, 1-2).