PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley girls basketball takes down Roseville
After cruising to a blowout victory in its last game on Tuesday, the River Valley High girls basketball team did more of the same on the road on Thursday night.
Senior guard Aleqse Hawkins dropped in a game-high 17 points and the Falcons improved to 7-4 on the year with a 52-25 nonleague victory at Roseville.
Sarah Brennan added eight points and Taylor Massengale finished with six points and nine rebounds for River Valley, which will take a week off before beginning play at the Lincoln Tournament on Dec. 27.
Marysville 68, Highlands 22
In Sacramento — Holly Tarr posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and all 10 Indian players found the scoring column to lift Marysville to a nonleague win over the Scots.
Bayshta Aguila added 11 points and Marimar Terriquez scored all 10 of her points in the second half to help the cause for the Indians (8-4).
Lindhurst 46, East Nicolaus 27
In Olivehurst — A balanced scoring attack led the Blazers past the Spartans.
Mirian Corona scored nine points, Sarah May added eight and Vanessa Salas finished with seven points.
Lindhurst improved to 3-6 overall.
Franklin 60, Sutter 47
In Sacramento — Erika Larsen tallied 22 points and 20 rebounds, but the Huskies fell short against Division-I Franklin High of Elk Grove in the opening round of the Natomas Tournament.
Jaelyn Hoffman scored nine points and Shelby Hill added eight for Sutter (8-4), which will play Freedom High of Oakley in the second round today at 4 p.m.
Sutter 52, Las Plumas 45
In Oroville — Brandon Chambers scored 10 points and Brandon Stevenson added nine more to help lift the Huskies (4-5) past the Thunderbirds in a nonleague contest.
Pierce 57, Williams 36
In Arbuckle — The Bears got 14 points each from Andy Corona and Hayden Kalfsbeek in a non-league victory.
Oscar Dorantes added 11 points in the victory for Pierce (7-3 overall).
Sutter 4, Corning 0
In Sutter — Jayden Garcia had a hat trick for the Huskies as they blanked the Cardinals in a nonleague match.
Garcia assisted Erika Linch on a goal as well and Kelsey Graham played well at midfield.
Coach Jeff Stanhope said Jenna Lewis played a stellar game defensively and goalkeeper Devan Reische recorded four saves in the shutout for Sutter (11-2).
Sutter 1, Corning 0
In Sutter — Mat Sanders scored the game-winning goal with 5 minutes remaining in the match to lift the Huskies to a nonleague victory over the Cardinals.
Collin Olmstead notched the assist and Tyler Eck recorded seven assists to notch the shutout for Sutter (4-4-1).
Coach Tim Danna credited Martin Castillo, Juan Gonzalez and Tyler Chambers for their midfield efforts and Franklin Tarke for his strong defensive play.
Live Oak 5, Pierce 1
In Live Oak — Sal Vargas scored a goal in the 3rd minute and the Lions never looked back in their Sacramento Valley League opener.
Jose Cuellar added two more goals before Pedro Valencia and Ricky Caratachea went on to record a goal each.
Valencia, Caratachea and Edgar Diaz turned in assists, while Ishmael Esparza, Jose Medina and Christian Leos were credited with outstanding defense for the Lions (5-1-1).
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Lindhurst 51, Gridley 49
In Gridley — Antonio Raya scored 13 points and Josh Yang chipped in with 10 to help lead the Blazers (4-5) to a nonleague win on Wednesday night.
Wheatland 61, Highlands 42
In Wheatland — Justin Hawkins scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Pirates (7-4) to a nonleague victory on Wednesday.
GIRLS JV BASKETBALL
Marysville 43, Highlands 23
In Sacramento — Hannah Stueve had 10 points and three steals, and Jami Sexton finished with 10 points and three rebounds to lead the Indians (5-8) past the Scots on the road.
East Nicolaus 32, Lindhurst 26
In Olivehurst — Alisha Smith led the Spartans to their first victory of the season with 11 points.
Narrisa Navarro added seven points for East Nicolaus (1-3).
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Davis 77, River Valley 62
In Davis — Gurjeet Singh scored 19 points and Jacob Farmer added 14 of his own as the Falcons fell to the Blue Devils on the road.
Jagjot Takhar finished with 10 points in the loss for RV (2-10).