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Granite Bay girls to open Common Good Classic

Grizzlies' Campbell kicks for Sacramento Stars
By: Staff reports
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Granite Bay High School’s girls basketball team will meet host Antelope at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 in the first of 11 games in the fourth annual Common Good Classic.

Sixteen teams in the two-day event qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs last season. Three advanced to the NorCal semifinals, one was a NorCal finalist and one – the Oak Ridge girls – won the Division I state championship.

The top matchups include Oak Ridge against Bella Vista, a Division II section finalist, Division I NorCal semifinalist Sheldon vs. Division III NorCal finalist Sacramento in a boys game, and the Del Oro girls, Division III section finalists, against Division I NorCal finalist Berkeley.

The schedule:

Saturday, Jan. 15: Granite Bay girls vs. Antelope, 1 p.m.; Kennedy girls vs. Lincoln of Stockton, 2:30; Center boys vs. Folsom, 4; Sacramento girls vs. St. Francis, 6; Sacramento boys vs. Sheldon, 7:30.

Monday, Jan. 17: Laguna Creek boys vs. Bradshaw Christian, 11:30 a.m.; Pleasant Grove boys vs. Davis, 1 p.m.; Antelope boys vs. Monterey Trail, 2:30; Oak Ridge boys vs. Rio Americano, 4:30; Oak Ridge girls vs. Bella Vista, 6; Del Oro girls vs. Berkeley, 7:30.

The Common Good is an advocacy organization that serves Placer County. Proceeds will benefit “An Organization for the Common Good.”

Tickets cost $10 for all games and $5 for seniors and students. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

For information, contact executive director Brad Swope at (916) 300-1760 or bswope@surewest.net.

Grizzlies kicker helps Sacramento win Holiday Classic
Chris Campbell of Granite Bay kicked two extra points and a 32-yard field goal for the Sacramento Stars in a 23-8 victory over the East Bay Stars in the fifth annual Holiday Classic on Sunday at Grant High School. Campbell’s field goal gave Sacramento a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.

The Sacramento roster included other players from Roseville schools and members from Division II State Bowl Game-champion Folsom. The East Bay team featured several players from Open Division State Bowl Game-champ De La Salle of Concord.