PREP ROUNDUP: Gridley tops Wheatland in BVL showdown
Live Oak boys get by Hamilton
The Gridley High boys basketball team improved to 3-1 in the Butte View League after topping Wheatland at home in Farmer's Hall on Tuesday.
Tyler Abrego led the way with 20 points, while a handful of contributors also filled out the stat sheet.
Leo Espinoza chipped in with 11 points, Shobi Khan and Sam Cota each recorded 10 points and Emery Haddy finished with nine.
Joe Harp had eight points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 14-8 overall.
Live Oak 38, Hamilton 33
In Hamilton City — Romario Acosta finished with 23 points and the Lions got by Hamilton to improve to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in the Sacramento Valley League.
Aaron Pamma chipped in with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Lions.
New Life 49, Global Youth 43
In Olivehurst — Sullivan Guy racked up 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds to help the Crusaders take down Global Youth Charter.
Kobe Bancroft kicked in 14 points and four assists and Tyler Treat added six points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in the victory for New Life, which improved to 16-5 overall and 6-0 in the Northern Pacific Athletic Conference.
Willows 63, East Nicolaus 13
In Willows — More than a week ago, the Spartans beat the Honkers by 20 points, but on Tuesday, East Nicolaus was routed on the road, slipping to 7-11 overall and 4-4 in the SVL.
The Spartans shot 5 of 60 from the field and finished with 25 turnovers.
River Valley 57, Pioneer 8
In Woodland — The Falcons smothered the Patriots to improve to 16-6 overall and 6-0 in the Tri-County Conference.
Taylor Massengale put up 20 points and eight rebounds, Sarah Brennan finished with 14 and Amrita Dale added 10 points in the victory.
Inderkum 58, Yuba City 51
In Yuba City — Alisha Aery scored 18 points and Destiny Fleenor added 12 for the Honkers (5-14, 2-4) in a TCC loss to the Tigers at Honker Gym.
Gridley 50, Wheatland 43
In Gridley — Alexa Garcia scored 14 points and Megan Anthony had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs at Farmer's Hall.
Catherine Roman tacked on 10 points and Ashtyn MacFarlane hauled in 12 rebounds as Gridley improved to 7-14 overall and 2-2 in the BVL.
Wheatland was led by Kassidy Heuvelhorst, who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Halen Mariano, who finished with 11 points and five steals. Kiki Sappa had seven points and 11 rebounds for Wheatland (10-11, 1-3).
New Life 61, Global Youth 15
In Olivehurst — Haley Moody led the Crusaders with 21 points as the team of just six players improved to 17-2 overall and 7-0 in the NPAC.
Hannah Hruska chipped in with 16 points and Elicia Villafranco finished with 10. Kayleigh Ramirez had eight points and Rachel Whiteley had six.
Capital Chr. 62, Marysville 39
In Marysville — Holly Tarr led the way for the Indians with 15 points and 15 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Marysville slipped to 10-14 overall and 2-5 in the Golden Empire League.
Khaleelia Gibson also chipped in with eight points for the Indians.
Mesa Verde 58, Lindhurst 39
In Citrus Heights — Sarah May recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, but the Blazers dropped a GEL game to the Mavericks.
Vanessa Salas added five points and six rebounds for Lindhurst (3-15, 0-7).
Hamilton 50, Live Oak 18
In Hamilton City — It was a long night for the Lions as Lucero Topete and Anijah Clark combined for 15 points of the team's points in the SVL game.
Topete had eight points and seven rebounds and Clark finished with seven points, six rebounds and 12 blocks for Live Oak (5-13, 4-5).
Live Oak 1, Willows 1
In Live Oak — The Lions got a game-tying goal with nearly three minutes remaining from Sal Vargas, who booted it in off a rebound, and the Lions staved off a loss to remain undefeated in the SVL.
Willows scored in the fourth minute of the match.
Despite being down a player with a red card, Vargas, Ishmail Esparza, Jose Medina and Jose Cuellar were each credited with the late sense of urgency by coach Mike Owen.
With the tie, Live Oak's record stands at 9-1-3 overall and 4-0-2 in the SVL.
Colusa 2, Esparto 2
In Colusa — Adrian Garcia scored a pair of goals and the RedHawks (6-8-2, 3-5-1) finished tied in the MVL match.
Fernando Amador had 11 saves in goal, while Jose Santana, Fernando Morales and Felipe Granados were each credited with solid play by coach Dan Kiely.
Gridley 5, Winters 1
In Winters — The Bulldogs ran past Winters in a BVL match to improve to 11-7-2 overall and 7-2-1 in league.
Juan Velasquez, Alfonzo Hernandez, Humberto Arroyo, Rodrigo Olmos and Ivan Tinoco each scored a goal, while Velasquez, Tinoco and Ernesto Orozco chipped in the assists.
Lindhurst 57, Mesa Verde 15
In Olivehurst — The Blazers won their seventh consecutive GEL championship after topping Mesa Verde.
The Blazers benefited by six pins, three forfeits and one decision.
Kylie Taylor (108 pounds), Thongsai Thanadabouth (115), Jesus Yanez (140), Edgar Rivera (162), Jessie Cain (172) and Kevin Travis (184) each won by pin.
Johnathan Hernandez won with a 11-5 decision.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Wheatland 63, Gridley 47
In Gridley — Harley Snider scored 20 points, Kaleb Meder chipped in with 15 and the Pirates improved to 14-8 overall and 12-6 in the BVL.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
River Valley 54, Pioneer 39
In Woodland — Courtney Massengale scored 21 points, Jessica Ruiz added 20 and the Falcons improved to 12-6 overall and 4-1 in the TCC.
Marysville 46, Capital Chr. 38
In Marysville — Morgan Lake scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds as the Indians topped the Cougars in GEL play. Mikayla Anderson pulled in 12 rebounds for the Indians (11-14, 4-3).
FROSH GIRLS BASKETBALL
River Valley 48, Pioneer 7
In Woodland — Julissa Samrai led the way for the Falcons with 12 points as they improved to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the TCC.
Yuba City 39, Inderkum 27
In Yuba City — Maria Rodriguez and Hannah Kircher each scored 11 points and the Honkers picked up a TCC victory.