PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley's Jarvis finishes 32nd at state
Graves, Tarr finish with double-doubles for Marysville
River Valley High's cross country season ended on a high note over the weekend.
Junior Leanne Jarvis placed 32nd out of 187 Division III runners at the California State Meet held in Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday.
She finished with a personal best and new school-record time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Jarvis broke her previous record of 19:06 set this year at the Stanford Invitational in September. Among Sac-Joaquin runners, Jarvis moved up from ninth to fifth.
Jarvis is the first runner at River Valley to run in two state meets. She qualified and ran in last year's meet, but due to illness ran a disappointing 21:50 for 175th place. Current senior Swarnjit Boyal and 2008 graduate TJ Wy are the only other Falcons to run in the state meet.
Saturday's performance caps-off a great season for Jarvis, who was unanimously voted the MVP of the Tri-County Conference after winning all three league races. Her MVP award is the first for a Falcon varsity girl, though it was her third year in a row on the TCC All-league team.
Marysville 81, Faith Chr. 79
In Marysville — Brandon Graves scored 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help power the Indians past the Lions.
Brayden Bartolome added 18 points in the victory, while Javaun Coleman and Anthony Lattuca made solid contributions off the bench for the Indians.
Justin Glen turned in 33 points for the Lions, while Micah Atkins had 24 and Deep Bhatti chipped in with 10 points.
Whitney 48, River Valley 43
In Yuba City — The Falcons failed to get more than 11 points from any player as they fell to Whitney.
Gurtej Singh led River Valley with 11 points, Stuart Bradley and Josh Dhatt each scored eight.
Marysville 76, Faith Chr. 20
In Marysville — Holly Tarr scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Indians ran away with a victory.
Jenny Harris and Bayshta Aguila each scored 12 for the Indians.
River Valley 66, Whitney 51
In Yuba City — Taylor Massengale had eight points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and a pair of steals to lead the Falcons.
Aleqse Hawkins led River Valley with 12 points, while Jackie Koch added 11 points and Amrita Dale dished out six assists.