Yuba hoops loses heartbreaker; Yuba football on the bubble
Doug Cornelius' shouts for a timeout fell on deaf ears.
Yuba tied it up 68-68 with 4 seconds left, but Santa Rosa heaved a full-court pass, shot, scored and the 49ers fell 70-68 in the second round of the College of San Francisco Tournament on Saturday.
"I ran out on to the court to call a timeout and the refs didn't hear me," said Yuba coach Doug Cornelius. "They threw a full-court pass and scored. It's a tough one to swallow."
Santa Rosa, which beat Yuba twice last season, is considered one of Northern California's elite teams.
"We were playing great. We were executing our gameplan and took a 12-point lead at half," Cornelius said. "But we played about 7 minutes of selfish ball in the second half and took some bad shots."
Santa Rosa came back to take an 8-point lead, before the 49ers went to a press defense and eventually tied things up.
Sean Harris scored 15 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked three shots, while Spencer Butterfield scored 14 and grabbed seven rebounds. Anto Olah added 11 points and had nine rebounds.
Yuba (1-1) will face Mt. San Antonio today.
49ers 24, Contra Costa 14
The Yuba College football team is on the bubble to earn a bowl game bid after topping Contra Costa on the road.
Cameron Brown, Max Flores, Glenn Deary, Greg Williams and James Thurston each recorded an interception to hold off Contra Costa.
Acevedo Abel kicked a 38-yard field goal and an impressive 45-yard extra point that occurred following a penalty, Juan Johnson scampered in from 6 yards out and Jon Garcia threw a touchdown pass to win it for the 49ers (6-4).
Flores took his interception 46 yards for a score to help seal the victory.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Boyal, Jarvis qualify for state
The Falcon cross country season just got extended two more weeks. In Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II varsity cross country meet, junior Swarnjit Boyal and sophomore Leane Jarvis qualified for the CIF State meet on Saturday, Nov. 26th.
Boyal placed 12th out of 80 runners in a time of 16 minutes, 41 seconds over the 3.1 mile course and was the fourth individual qualifier out of the top 5 individuals not on one of the top 4 teams. Boyal became the second Falcon to qualify for the state meet, (T.J. Wy ran in 2007).
Jarvis, who placed sixth in last year's frosh-soph race, placed third and ran the 3.1 mile course in 19:38. Jarvis is the first lady Falcon to qualify for the state meet.
Boyal's brother Amrit, a sophomore, also ran in the varsity race and ran 18:10 for 60th place.
Alex Hoskins placed fifth by running the 2.1 mile course in 11:56 for the sophomore boys. Andre Titus (27th, 12:31), Aaron Hutton (30th, 12:38), Inderpreet Singh (31st, 12:39) and freshman Gabe Stultz (38th, 12:58) ran well to preserve the team's fifth place in the section standings.
Harkiren Everest ran the 2.1 mile course in 14:20 for eighth place in the sophomore girls race. Everest moved up one place from her ninth place finish in last week's subsection race.
Yuba City High's Kate Aldridge, a sophomore, ran in the frosh-soph girls race and finished 15th overall and was 10th in Division III.
Last week, Yuba City High School's cross country teams traveled to the Sac Joaquin Subsection Meet held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.
The varsity boys team was led by Jo an Fernandez's 41st place finish in 17:23 on a challenging 3.0-mile course and 193-man field division III race. Jose Guzman followed closely with a 47th place finish in 17:30. The Honkers were hoping for a top 10 team finish to qualify for sections, but fell a bit short for the second year in a row.
Seniors Greg Geraldo (74th, 18:01) and Abraham Barajas (76th, 18:05) ran particularly good races, with junior Matt Bailey (115th, 19:08) placing strong as well.
The varsity girls team was led by junior Holly McAlister's 49th place finish in 21:43 — the same time as the last individual qualifier. Niyia Sims (99th, 23:28), Victoria Sager (127th, 25:17), and Harpreet Kaur (143rd, 26:10) ran season-best performances in the 161 runner field.
In the frosh-soph girls race, sophomore Aldridge ran to a 20th place finish on the rugged 2.0 mile course. The time of 14:46 qualified her for the section meet.
In the freshmen boys race, Gurprit Singh placed 33rd in 14:01, his best race of the year.