Spartans knock off 4th straight foe
East Nicolaus High's girls basketball team moved to 4-0 on the year by beating host Chester, 47-42, in the first game of the Chester Tournament on Thursday night.
“It was what you expect from a tournament,” said Spartans coach Robert Wolcott. “It was a back and forth game but our girls showed what they are made of to come out on top.”
Ann Wimple scored 18 points to lead East Nicolaus, who will play today at 1 p.m. in the winner's bracket.
Williams 64, Live Oak 19
Julia Virgen scored 24 points to lead Williams to a blowout win over Live Oak in their first game of the Pierce Invitational.
Faith Christian 40, Freedom Christian 43
The Lions dropped to 1-3 on the season after a tough loss in their first game of the Valley Christian Tournament.
Kayla Trimble scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had seven steals in the loss. Tierzah Brown also had 11 points.
Bella Vista 45, Yuba City 42
The Honkers got off a 3-pointer just before the buzzer, but their second-half rally came up a bit short in the first round of the Florin Tournament.
Yuba City (3-4) trailed 24-17 at the break, trimmed the deficit to five after three periods, but could get no closer than the final margin.
Ashley Jensen led the Honkers with 14 points and Symren Takhar added 12.
Hamilton 55, Colusa 41
Katie Kittle continued her strong play with 27 points, but the Redskins (3-2) fell in the first round of the Pierce Tournament.
San Juan 64, Colusa 48
David Bassett had 14 points and four steals but it wasn't enough for Colusa (4-3) to overcome a tough San Juan team in the Live Oak Tournament.
Sutter 1, Oroville 0
The Huskies (1-1-1) won their Butte View League opener with a shutout victory at home.
Zac Baroni scored the lone goal in the contest with an assist from Carlos Navarro.
Goalkeeper David Grewal had seven saves to keep Oroville out of the net.
Colusa 4, Hamilton City 4
Ricardo Amador scored two goals and added an assist, but Colusa (2-3-2) couldn't break the tie in the 4-4 game with Hamilton City.
Johnathan Hayes and Jose Solorio each added a goal in the win.
Orland 3, Wheatland 1
Luke Hollingsworth scored for the Pirates (3-1-2) but they fell to Orland in their first Butte View League game.
Pierre Preaseau praised the defensive play of Tony Barlage and Tim Hollingsworth.
Sutter 8, Oroville 0
Taylor Franco and Aubree Haymore each scored two goals to lead the Huskies (3-0) to a victory in their Butte View League opener.
Teanna Whitaker, Jaymi Hill, Alisan Schmidt and Julia Grimes each added a score in the blowout.
Goalkeepers Shannon Baker and Marianna Danna combined for the shutout.
Wheatland 1, Orland 0
The Pirates (5-1) continue to roll with their fifth straight win, this time taking their Butte View League opener over Orland.
Jill Sayles scored the lone goal for Wheatland.
Coach Eric Hoefier praised the mid-field play of Courtney Ladue, Desiree Sayles and Stephanie Leiva.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 71, Red Bluff 60
Mundeep Purewal poured in 23 points and Igor Dokic added 12 for the Honkers (2-0)
Sutter 62, Lindhurst 56
Jordan Parsons scored 24 points to lead the Huskies to a 6-0 start on the year as they defeated the Blazers in the first game of the Sutter Tournament.
David Hall added 15 points in the win.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Hamilton City 36, Colusa 30
Colusa (2-3) lost in their first game of the Pierce Invitational.
Emiley Correa scored 10 points in the loss.
Live Oak 56, Williams 53
Melissa Anderson scored 21 points and Rachel DeWitt added 12 for the Lions.
S. Krystleyn had 20 for the Yellowjackets.