PREP ROUNDUP: Shooting woes cost Blazers in loss
Lady Pirates down Spartans; Wheatland wrestling falls short
An off shooting night plagued the Lindhurst High boys basketball team as it fell 59-49 to Las Plumas at home on Tuesday night.
The Blazers, who were without the services of starting forward Malik Payton, shot 18 of 62 from the field.
"You're not going to win many games shooting like that," said Lindhurst coach Rick Wise. "We couldn't hit anything."
A bright spot for the Blazers was Devin Ward, who finished with 23 points and six rebounds, while Cedrick Thomas tallied 16 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Alex Yang grabbed seven rebounds in the loss for Lindhurst (6-5).
Payton is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to return later this month.
Wheatland 38, East Nicolaus 32
In Nicolaus — Halen Mariano scored 14 points and had 12 steals to pick up a double-double for the Pirates as they took down the Spartans in nonleague play.
Kassidy Heuvelhorst led Wheatland with 17 points. She pulled down four rebounds and totaled three steals.
Marisa Mullen added five rebounds and three steals for the Pirates (6-5).
Oroville 49, Wheatland 32
In Wheatland — The Pirates were edged in a "physical" contest in a dual meet against Oroville.
"It was a rough one. We got beat up pretty bad, physically in some of our losses," said Wheatland coach Cy Olsen.
Jon Cerboni earned a win by decision in the 138-pound division, while Mikey Hawkins (160), Kalan Hastey (182), Andrew Gonzales (220) and Tony Ortiz (285) earned victories by pin for Wheatland (6-4).
Orland 1, Sutter 0
In Sutter — The Trojans capitalized on a free kick with just under 5 minutes remaining in regulation to escape Sutter with a close Butte View League victory.
Tyler Eck made five saves in goal for the Huskies (3-4-1, 2-1-1) and was credited with outstanding play by coach Tim Danna.
Hamilton 2, Colusa 1
In Colusa — The RedHawks got their lone goal from Gustavo Sanchez in the Mid-Valley League loss.
Diego Jimenez assisted the goal, while Jose Santana and Felipe Granados were credited with outstanding play on the backline by coach Dan Kiely.
Fernando Amador had 11 saves for Colusa (3-4-1, 1-3).
Sutter 4, Orland 0
In Sutter — The Huskies cruised past another BVL foe thanks to a pair of goals scored by Erika Linch and Jayden Garcia.
Linch and Garcia also each added an assist, while Devin Reische had eight saves in goal for Sutter (10-2, 4-0).
Hailey Fear (midfield), and Martina Damboriena, Andrea Little, Jenna Lewis and Alyssa McCurry (backline) were credited with outstanding play by coach Jeff Stanhope.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Lindhurst 52, Las Plumas 42
In Olivehurst — Houa Xiong erupted for 22 points, 18 of which came off 3-pointers, and the Blazers cruised past Las Plumas. Rene Corona added six points in the win for Lindhurst (3-5).
Marysville 44, Golden Sierra 26
In Golden Valley — The Indians ran past Golden Sierra on Monday thanks to 14 points scored by Matthew Butcher and 13 points recorded by Daniel Pelechowicz.
With the win, Marysville improved to 3-7 overall.
Roseville 47, Yuba City 39
In Yuba City — Angel Hernandez recorded 14 points, while teammate Parker Lowe finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Yuba City (6-5) fell to Roseville on Monday.
Wheatland 51, East Nicolaus 44
In Nicolaus — Justin Hawkins scored 13 points, and Todd Long and Kaleb Meder dropped in 12 points each to lead the Pirates (6-4) past the Spartans in a nonleague contest.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 46, Roseville 35
In Yuba City — Ryan Besso scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help lead the Honkers (8-6) past Roseville on Monday. Bailey Elkins added nine points in the victory.