PREP ROUNDUP: Faith boys win league title
New Life takes down Trinity Prep
Deep Bhatti poured in 35 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and the Faith Christian High boys basketball team clinched the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League title outright with a 107-87 victory over Valley Christian in Roseville on Tuesday night.
The title is Faith's first since the 1992-93 season.
Justin Glen added 22 points and seven rebounds, and Micah Atkins chipped in with 21 points for the Lions, who all but locked up the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs with the win.
Jordan Sullivan scored 16 points and Drew LeBlanc finished with 10 points and eight rebounds as Faith ended the regular season with a 21-5 overall record and a 9-1 mark in SMAL play.
Playoff brackets will be released today.
New Life 56, Trinity Prep 43
In Napa — Freshman Chase Smotherman scored a team-high 15 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals and the Crusaders concluded their regular-season slate with a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference victory.
Sullivan Guy recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, and Thomas Marquette had 11 points, two rebounds and two assists for New Life, which improved to 18-6 overall and 8-1 in conference play with the win. Tyler Treat added nine points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.
The Crusaders should be the No. 2 seed in the Division VI playoffs when the brackets are released today.
Sutter 67, Winters 50
In Winters — Sophomore Garrett Stevenson scored a game-high 23 points and the Huskies ended their regular-season campaign with a Butte View League win over the Warriors.
Brandon Stephenson added 19 points for Sutter, which improved to 15-10 overall and 3-5 in the BVL with the victory.
East Nicolaus 48, Durham 47
In Durham — Drew Orr scored 15 points to help lift the Spartans past the Trojans in a Sacramento Valley League game.
Francisco Silvas, Devon Johnson and Ty Shill each scored seven for East Nicolaus (9-13, 5-6).
Maxwell 34, Colusa 32
In Colusa — Kailey McKinley scored 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to help lead the Panthers to a victory over the RedHawks as they clinched the Mid-Valley League title.
Jessie Otterson contributed eight points and five assists, Ashley Azevedo chipped in five assists and Shelen Boyes corralled five steals.
Jenna Powell grabbed 15 rebounds for Maxwell, which improved to 14-5 overall and 8-1 in league. The Panthers close out the regular season against Biggs on Friday.
Teale Stacey had 12 points and six rebounds, and Paige Townzen finished with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lead the way for Colusa (13-11, 5-4).
Yasmin Moreno added five points, six rebounds and two assists, and Emily Mobley had 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks in the loss.
Orland 53, Wheatland 43
In Orland — Halen Mariano had 17 points, but it wasn't enough for the Pirates in their BVL matchup against the Trojans.
Paige Gasper chipped in eight points and Kassidy Heuvelhorst had six points and nine rebounds for Wheatland (11-13, 2-5).
Trinity Prep 39, New Life 35
In Napa — Elicia Villafranco scored 17 points despite the double-teams, but the flat-footed Crusaders fell in their regular-season finale.
Haley Moody had eight points for New Life, which finished the regular season at 19-3 overall and 8-1 in the NPAC.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 78, River Valley 41
In Yuba City — Parker Lowe scored 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Honkers capture the TCC title.
Angel Hernandez finished with 22 points and grabbed six steals, while John Horn had nine points and six assists for Yuba City (15-11, 8-2).
Wheatland 48, Orland 46
In Orland — Kaleb Meder drained a 20-footer at the buzzer to give the Pirates the BVL title.
Justin Hawkins scored 14 points, Todd Long and Ryan Burdick each added 10 and the Pirates improved to 15-6 overall and 8-1 in league play with one game remaining.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Colusa 42, Maxwell 21
In Colusa — Sally Loeza scored eight points, Andrea Thomas added seven and the RedHawks (18-4, 9-0) remained unbeaten in MVL play by doubling up the Panthers.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
River Valley 58, Yuba City 56
In Yuba City — Sukman Janda scored 10 points, and Gurjeet Singh and Clarence Pierson added eight points each to lead the Falcons to a TCC win over the Honkers in the regular season finale for both teams.
Jacob Farmer, Jasdeep Bains and Charles Dawson scored seven points each in the win for River Valley (7-17, 4-4).