Friday, March 4, 2016

Section championship basketball recaps for FRIDAY

Division III boys
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
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

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
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.