Saturday, March 5, 2016

Section championship basketball results for SATURDAY

Division I boys
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
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

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

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

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
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.