PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley girls run past Yuba City
Falcons move to 5-0 in TCC
Taylor Massengale scored a game-high 17 points to go with 15 rebounds, and the River Valley High girls basketball team closed out the first cycle of Tri-County Conference play undefeated with a 53-33 victory over cross-town rival Yuba City at Honker Gym on Friday night.
Up by two points at halftime, the Falcons outscored the Honkers 36-18 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Sarah Brennan added 10 points and six rebounds, Jagreet Gosal scored nine points and Aleqse Hawkins finished eight for River Valley which improved to 15-6 overall and 5-0 in the TCC with the victory.
The Falcons now hold a two-game lead in the conference standings.
Tiffany Friend scored 12 points and Alisha Aery added eight to lead the way for Yuba City (5-13, 2-3).
Wheatland 45, Orland 39
In Wheatland — Kassidy Heuvelhorst tallied 16 points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists to help power the Pirates to a victory over the Trojans for their first Butte View League win of the season.
Halen Mariano added 11 points, five assists and five steals, and Kiki Sappa pulled down 11 rebounds in the win for Wheatland (9-12, 1-2).
Colusa 44, Portola 29
In Colusa — Teale Stacey had a big night with 16 points, 16 rebounds and three steals to lead the RedHawks to a Mid-Valley League victory over the Tigers.
Paige Townzen added 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals, and Mattie Myers finished with eight points in the win for Colusa (12-8, 4-1).
Capital Christian 51, Lindhurst 27
In Olivehurst — Sarah May dropped in 18 points for the Blazers, but the home team fell to the Cougars in a Golden Empire League contest.
Juana Juarez added six points in the loss for Lindhurst (3-14, 0-6).
New Life Christian 42, Trinity Prep 26
In Olivehurst — Haley Moody scored 14 points and Elicia Villafranco added 10 as the Crusaders picked up a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference victory on the home carpet.
Rachel Whiteley tacked on eight points, seven blocks and three steals, Hannah Hruska hauled in nine rebounds to go with five steals and Kaley Ramirez scored six points for the Crusaders (16-2, 6-0).
Willows 59, Live Oak 45
In Live Oak — Anijah Clark scored 22 points, blocked six shots and totaled eight rebounds for the Lions, who dropped a Sacramento Valley League contest to the Honkers.
Lucero Topete picked up a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Live Oak (5-12, 4-4).
Gridley 47, Hamilton 42
In Hamilton City — Megan Anthony scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Braves in nonleague play.
Catherine Roman and Ashtyn MacFarlane each added nine points for Gridley (8-13).
Capital Christian 66, Lindhurst 61
In Olivehurst — The Blazers gave the Sacramento Bee's No. 3-ranked team all it could handle, but eventually fell in GEL play.
Cedrick Thomas nearly had a triple-double with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, while Devin Ward led Lindhurst with 19 points. Alex Yang chipped in with 14 points.
Lindhurst (12-11, 3-3) led 36-34 at halftime, but were outscored 19-11 in the third quarter.
The Blazers will visit Mesa Verde on Wednesday.
Faith Christian 67, Lutheran 46
In Elk Grove — Deep Bhatti poured in 22 points and pulled down 13 rebound as the Lions jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead and cruised to a Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League victory over the Panthers.
Micah Atkins added 11 points and seven rebounds, Justin Glen finished with nine points and Skyler Zong chipped in eight points for Faith Christian (16-5, 5-1).
New Life Christian 50, Trinity Prep 47
In Olivehurst — Sullivan Guy scored a team-high 14 points, Kobe Bancroft recorded 11 points, five rebounds and four steals, and the Crusaders remained perfect in NPAC play with a win on their home carpet.
Lovedeep Singh added nine points 13 rebounds, and Chase Smotherman chipped in with five points, four assists and four steals for New Life (13-5, 6-0).
Orland 67, Wheatland 50
In Wheatland — Josh Crawley scored 10 points and Jackson Hopking added nine on three 3-pointers as the Pirates (12-8, 1-2) fell to the first-place Trojans in a BVL showdown.
East Nicolaus 59, Esparto 42
In Esparto — Drew Orr dropped in 22 points and Adam Driver scored 11 as the Spartans (7-10, 4-3) defeated Esparto for an SVL victory
Wheatland 2, Gridley 0
In Wheatland — The Pirates picked up their first BVL victory of the season as Suriah Garcia and Hannah Howard both scored goals.
Garcia added an assist for the Pirates (2-6-2, 1-6-1) as coach Joey Contreras called the victory the team's best game of the season.
Gridley 4, Wheatland 3
In Wheatland — Juan Velasquez scored two goals for the Bulldogs as they edged the Pirates in a BVL victory.
Alfonso Hernandez and Ernesto Fuentes each scored a goal for Gridley (10-7-2, 6-2-1). Rodrigo Olmos assisted two scores, while Eusevio Cervantes and Diego Torres both had assists.
Tony Landaverde, Martin Elizalde and Marvin MacCormack all scored goals for Wheatland (1-11, 1-8). Landaverde, Elizalde and Dalton O'Brien all had assists for the Pirates.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
River Valley 58, Yuba City 37
In Yuba City — Courtney Massengale scored 22 points as the Falcons took down the Honkers at Honker Gym in a TCC victory.
Munroop Thiara scored 10 and Shaina Rasul tacked on nine points for the Falcons (11-6, 3-1).
Megan Lockhart led Yuba City with 12 points.
Colusa 38, Portola 23
In Colusa — Sally Loeza scored a team-high 15 points to propel the RedHawks (14-4, 5-0) to an MVL win over the Tigers.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Capital Christian 46, Lindhurst 33
In Olivehurst — Tony Raya scored 16 points and Josh Yang finished with seven as the Blazers (8-11, 2-4) dropped their GEL contest to the Cougars.
Wheatland 51, Orland 44
In Wheatland — Kaleb Mader scored 18 points in the BVL victory for the Pirates (11-6, 2-1).
Dixon 58, Marysville 45
In Dixon — Erik Shieze had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the GEL loss for Marysville (3-17, 0-6).
FROSH GIRLS BASKETBALL
River Valley 54, Yuba City 21
In Yuba City — Jazzy Sakaniwa scored five points as the Honkers (3-7, 2-1) dropped their TCC contest to the rival Falcons.
No information was provided by River Valley.