Saturday, March 5, 2016

Section championship basketball results for SATURDAY

Division I boys
MODESTO CHRISTIAN 61, FOLSOM 45
Robinson Idehan scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Jay Chen added 14 points as the No. 2 seed Crusaders beat the top-seeded Bulldogs to win their fifth consecutive Section championship and 18th overall. Darrian Grays added 11 points for Modesto Christian.
Folsom was led by senior point guard Jordan Ford, who scored 19 points. His teammate Mason Forbes added nine points.
Modesto Christian has competed at the Division I level three times, and all three times it has won the Section championship. The first two such championships came in 2001 and 2002. 

Division I girls
ST. MARY'S 94, ST. FRANCIS 58
The top-seeded Rams extended their impressive legacy of Sac-Joaquin Section dominance with a big win over the No. 3 seed Troubadours. It was the ninth consecutive SJS championship and 17th overall for St. Mary's, which is expected to be a top seed in the CIF State Open Division championships. Kat Tudor scored 14 points to lead six Rams players in double figures. She was followed by Sierra Smith (13 points), Aquira DeCosta (12 points, nine rebounds), Neenah Young (12 points), Naje' Murray (11 points) and Ariel Johnson (11 points).
Jackie Koerwitz led St. Francis with 15 points and Tia Hay added 13. Lauren Craig chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Division II boys

SACRAMENTO 72, ANTELOPE 68
The top-seeded Dragons jumped out to a big lead then held on to beat the No. 2 Titans for the school's first Section championship since 2011. It was the seventh overall title for Sacramento, but the school's first D2 crown; it previously won the D1 title in 1990 and D3 championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009-2011. The Dragons are now 29-1.
Solomon Young led Sacramento with 25 points, while teammate Sayvon Hines added 16 points and Christian Terrell had seven points and 11 rebounds. Antelope was led by Kai Tease, who had 25 points,  19 points and 14 rebounds from Tim Strijaous and 18 points from Montel Aaron.

Division IV boys

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 47, WEST CAMPUS 46
In a wild back-and-forth game that saw many lead changes, the top-seeded Raiders took a late lead and withstood the final play in the championship win over the No. 2 Warriors. The teams traded scores and possessions throughout the hotly-contested game, and West Campus had the ball in the final seconds. The Warriors got the ball down low, but a final shot glanced off the rim, setting off a wild celebration.
Josh Hamilton led Central Catholic with 18 points, and Amrit Dhaliwal added 11 points. Darien Davis led West Campus with 14 points.

Division II girls

VANDEN 74, ANTELOPE 54
Senior guard Kiana Moore scored 22 points and senior post Julia Blackshell-Fair had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the No. 2 Vikings rolled past the top-seeded Titans. The game was tied at 17-all after the first period, but it was all Vanden after that, as it jumped out to a 35-27 halftime lead and poured it on. Brittney Livingston added 17 points for the Vikings as well.
Angelica Baylon led Antelope with 16 points, and she was helped by Nia Johnson (16 points, 14 rebounds) and Nadia Johnson (13 points).
It's the second consecutive Section championship (and second in school history) for Vanden.

Division IV girls
BROOKSIDE CHRISTIAN 69, WEST CAMPUS 60
Aarion McDonald scored 21 points to go with seven rebounds as the top-seeded Knights pulled away late in their championship victory over the No. 2 Warriors. Shaylene Stark and Zhane Lewis each scored 12 points for Brookside Christian, while Lewis also had a game-high 16 rebounds. Teammate Dionni McCoy chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Namiko Adams led West Campus with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while her teammate Kiara Jefferson added 16 points.
West Campus led 32-31 at the half, and only trailed 48-46 heading into the fourth quarter before the Knights took control.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Section championship basketball recaps for FRIDAY

Division III boys
WESTON RANCH 69, MANTECA 57
Jaelen Ragsdale scored 22 points, D'Angelo Finley scored 17 points and Anthony Booker added 13 points and 14 rebounds as the top-seeded Cougars beat their Valley Oak League rival Buffaloes for the school's first basketball title. It was the third time this year Weston Ranch beat Manteca.
Kenny Wooten scored a game-high 26 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Buffaloes.
It was the second consecutive year two teams from the Valley Oak League played for the Division III championship.

Division III girls
RIO LINDA 64, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 51
Brandy Huffhines scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the No. 3 seeded Knights toppled the top-seeded Falcons. it was the first Section title in six championship game appearances for Rio Linda, which lost to Vanden in last year's D3 championship game. Three other Rio Linda players scored 10 points: Alexis Zimmerman, Dejanet Porter and Ke Ari (who also had 12 rebounds).
Brianna Juniel scored 19 points to lead Christian Brothers, while teammate AnnaClare Nelson added 10 points.

Division V boys

MARIPOSA 79, BROOKSIDE CHRISTIAN 75
Jacob Baca banked in a 3-pointer as the regulation buzzer sounded, and Dalton Rockwood scored a D5 championship record 35 points as the Grizzlies toppled the defending champion Knights in overtime. A large Mariposa crowd turned Sleep train Arena into a homecourt advantage for Mariposa, which hung tough with Brookside the entire game. The Grizzlies scored four quick points in overtime and cruised from there.
Rockwood's 35 points is not only a D5 championship record, but it's tied for No. 4 on the overall list. Baca grabbed 15 rebounds and Bradley Chambers scored 19 points.
TreVon Simmons led the Knights with 26 points and teammate Da'Vion Barlow added 21.

Division V girls
CAPITAL CHRISTIAN 58, ARGONAUT 36
Sophomore forward Destiny Walker scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Cougars to the championship victory over the No. 2 Mustangs. Capital Christian jumped out to a 32-20 halftime lead and pulled away from there.
Walker's teammates Mariah Deguara (11 points) and Elena Hall (10 points) chipped in. Argonaut saw three players led the team with 11 points each: Makenna Cabri, Madison Hoyt and Macie Arevalo. Arevalo also had 10 rebounds.
This is the second straight Section title won by the Cougars, and with a team composed entirely of underclassmen, could win No. 3 next year. That would automatically move them up to Division IV the following year.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Section playoff results for FRIDAY (2/26)

BOYS BASKETBALL
DIVISION I
Quarterfinals/Friday
Folsom 80, Wood 47
Jesuit 77, Woodcreek 68
Sheldon 104, Granite Bay 59
Modesto Christian 55, Oak Ridge 47
Semifinals/Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena
#4 Jesuit vs. #1 Folsom, TBA
#3 Sheldon vs. #2 Modesto Christian, TBA

DIVISION II
Quarterfinals/Friday
Sacramento 75, Ponderosa 55
Whitney 91, Grant 66
Vanden 55, Burbank 54
Antelope 41, Elk Grove 38
Semifinals/Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena 
#4 Whitney vs. #1 Sacramento, TBA
#6 Vanden vs. #2 Antelope, TBA

DIVISION III
Quarterfinals/Friday
Weston Ranch 73, El Camino 59
Placer 63, Inderkum 60
Manteca 68, Lincoln-L 38
Vista del Lago 64, Capital Christian 62
Semifinals/Wednesday at Galt High School
#4 Placer vs. #1 Weston Ranch, TBA
#7 Vista del Lago vs. #3 Manteca, TBA

DIVISION IV
Quarterfinals/Friday
Central Catholic 64, Ripon 59 (OT)
Summerville 59, San Juan 39
West Campus 68, Calaveras 43
Liberty Ranch 75, Highlands 65
Semifinals/Wednesday at Tokay High School
#5 Summerville vs. #1 Central Catholic, TBA
#3 West Campus vs. #2 Liberty Ranch, TBA

DIVISION V
Semifinals/Friday
Mariposa 62, Bradshaw Christian 58
Brookside Christian 67, Elliot Christian 55
Championship/Friday at Sleep Train Arena 
#4 Mariposa vs. #3 Brookside Christian, 5:30 p.m.

DIVISION VI
Semifinals/Friday
Sacramento Waldorf 60, Foresthill 47
Stockton Christian 76, Victory Christian 65
Championship/Thursday at Sleep Train Arena

#2 Stockton Christian vs. Sacramento Waldorf, 8 p.m.