PREP ROUNDUP: Wheatland spoils Sutter homecoming
RV boys in good shape for playoffs
Taylor Balogi dropped 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Wheatland High's boys basketball team spoil Sutter's Homecoming with a 74-59 Butte View League win in Sutter on Friday night.
Jordan Samson also scored 20 points and helped out in the paint, grabbing nine rebounds, while Jimmy Pipkins and Jackson Hopking each finished with 11 points for Wheatland (13-9, 2-3).
Garrett Stevenson led Sutter (14-8, 2-3) with 14 points and Levi Stevenson finished with 13.
River Valley 71, Natomas 67
In Sacramento — The Falcons picked up a key TCC win over the Nighthawks to move to 5-2 in conference play.
"It was a great road win in a tough environment," said RV coach Brad McIntire. "We maintained our aggressiveness and we matured tonight."
The victory sets up a huge showdown on Wednesday between the Falcons and Inderkum (6-1 in TCC play) for first place in the TCC.
River Valley (14-10 overall) needs just one more win to qualify for the program's first ever playoff berth.
In Friday's victory, T.J. Dove led the Falcons with 23 points, while Jordan Noall added 16 points and six rebounds. Josh Dhatt dropped in 14 for RV.
Yuba City 86, Pioneer 57
In Yuba City — Travis Blas scored 16 points and Taylor Elkins added 15 as the Honkers topped the Patriots on Homecoming Night at Honker Gym.
Blas and Elkins each hit three 3-pointers for Yuba City, which moved to 2-6 in the Tri-County Conference and 10-12 overall.
Tanner McAlister and Louis Mowers both added nine points for the Honkers.
West Campus 66, Lindhurst 52
In Olivehurst — The Blazers' playoff hopes are looking slim with their Golden Empire League loss to the Warriors.
Lindhurst coach Rick Wise said his team will have to win its final two games next week and get a lot of help if the Blazers hope to be playing postseason basketball.
Cedrick Thomas led the Blazers (12-13, 3-5) with 17 points, six rebounds and four assists. Hugo Arroyo and Alex Yang each scored 12 to help the cause.
Live Oak 57, Durham 35
In Live Oak — Gurbeer Kooner led the Lions with 15 points and Romario Acosta added 14 as Live Oak kept pace with first-place Pierce in the Sacramento Valley League standings.
Aaron Pamma scored nine points and hauled in 15 rebounds for Live Oak (14-5, 8-2).
Pierce 49, Hamilton 45
In Arbuckle — The Bears stayed atop the SVL standings with a win over the Braves.
Oscar Dorantes scored 19 points and Andy Corona added 10 for Pierce (16-5, 8-1), which faces Live Oak on Feb. 8.
New Life 55, Western Sierra 22
In Olivehurst — Kobe Bancroft scored 17 points, grabbed five boards and dished out three assists to help lead the Crusaders to a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference win.
Sullivan Guy was just off a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds and Tyler Treat finished with eight points and seven rebounds for New Life (17-6, 7-0).
Maxwell 64, Quincy 38
In Maxwell — Zach Troughton scored 14 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead the Panthers past the Trojans in an MVL contest.
George Barajas chipped in with 11 points and six assists, while Santiago Gonzalez tacked on nine points for Maxwell (13-5, 6-0).
Wheatland 56, Sutter 53
In Sutter — The Pirates pulled off a big upset over the previously unbeaten Huskies in a BVL matchup.
Kassidy Heuvelhorst led Wheatland with 19 points, nine rebounds, six steals and two blocks. Renae Lichtenberger added 13 points, while Halen Mariano tacked on 10 points, seven steals and six assists.
Kiki Sappa was also big in the paint with 13 rebounds for Wheatland (11-11, 2-3).
Jessie Jiminez led Sutter (15-6, 4-1) with 20 points. Jaelyn Hoffman scored 17 and Erika Larsen added nine points for the Huskies.
Marysville 46, Mesa Verde 41
In Citrus Heights — Bayshta Aguila led the Indians with 19 points in a GEL victory over the Mavericks.
Holly Tarr recorded a double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds, while Khaleelia Gibson added eight points and nine rebounds for the Indians (11-14, 3-5).
West Campus 53, Lindhurst 24
In Olivehurst — Sarah May scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Blazers slipped to 3-16 overall and 0-8 in the GEL.
Maxwell 44, Quincy 26
In Maxwell — Jessie Otterson scored 22 points to lead the Panthers as they stayed perfect in MVL action.
Kailey McKinley dropped in eight points with 12 rebounds, while Jenna Powell pulled down eight boards with six points.
Ashley Azevedo tallied six rebounds and three steals. Shelen Boyes added five steals and four assists for Maxwell (13-5, 5-1).
Biggs 43, Colusa 36
In Biggs — Emily Mobley's double-double couldn't lift the RedHawks past the Wolverines in an MVL matchup.
Mobley scored 13 points to go with 15 rebounds and five blocks. Teale Stacey also had a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Yasmin Moreno dropped in six points and Paige Townzen totaled eight rebounds and two assists for Colusa (12-9, 4-2).
No stats were reported by Biggs.
New Life 61, Western Sierra 17
In Olivehurst — Haley Moody led the way with 20 points, five steals and six assists as the Crusaders won in nonleague play.
Elicia Villafranco also had a big night with 17 points, six steals and six assists. Rachel Whiteley scored 14 points and Hannah Hruska tacked on 10 for New Life (18-2).
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Natomas 64, River Valley 62, OT
In Natomas — Rohin Basi scored 20 points and Devin Cates finished with 20, but the Falcons came up short in overtime in the TCC game.
Robert Quintero added 10 points for River Valley (14-8, 4-2).
Yuba City 74, Pioneer 23
In Yuba City — Parker Lowe led the Honkers to a TCC win with 14 points.
Manraj Sangha contributed nine points and Jagroop Clair added eight in the win for the Honkers (12-11, 5-2).
Wheatland 44, Sutter 37
In Sutter — Justin Hawkins scored 18 points and Kaleb Meder added 12 in the BVL victory for the Pirates (13-6, 4-1).
Lindhurst 61, West Campus 54
In Olivehurst — Rene Corona and Tony Raya each scored 10 points to lead the Blazers (10-11, 4-4) to a GEL victory.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Colusa 44, Biggs 21
In Biggs — Mollie Townzen scored 12 points and Andrea Thomas tacked on six for Colusa (15-4, 6-0) in an MVL win over the Wolverines.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 78, Pioneer 48
In Yuba City — Cameron Eden scored 15 points, Matt Lara and Ryan Besso each added 14 and the Honkers (14-11, 5-1) blew by Pioneer in a TCC win.