Grizzlies come from 14 down to beat Bella Vista

Valley Christian boys, girls sweep Country Day
By: Staff reports
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Granite Bay High School’s girls basketball team, trailing at halftime 20-6, came back to beat visiting Bella Vista 45-40 in its final nonleague game Wednesday night.

Center Samantha Huhtala and forward Gia France fouled out early in the second half, but guards Jennifer Manduca and Katrina Reeves led the Grizzlies (5-11) back.

Manduca scored 23 of her 25 points in the second half on various drives to the hoop. Reeves, who had 12 points, grabbed a clutch rebound in the final seconds and then made two free throws to give Granite Bay a three-point lead.

The Grizzlies also beat Folsom 42-37 on Tuesday night. Manduca scored 18 points.

Valley Christian 55, Sacramento Country Day 35 — Freshman Lily Hagerty scored 19 points and sophomore Grace Magni 17 to lift the Lions (2-10, 1-1 SMAL) over the Cavaliers (4-6, 0-3) on Tuesday.

Freshman Jenny Frank scored 10 points for Valley Christian.


Valley Christian 87, Sacramento Country Day 36 — The Lions (8-6, 2-0 SMAL) built a 41-1 lead and cruised past the Cavaliers (1-7, 0-2).

Jason Gish led Valley Christian with 25 points. Jake Sween scored 12, Josh Flanagan 11 and Josh Bowden and Erik Burns eight each. All 11 players scored for the Lions, who hit 16 three-pointers.

JV boys

Valley Christian 54, Cornerstone Christian 36 — Micah Gunter scored 14 points, including three three-pointers, to help the Lions (9-6) beat the Builders (3-2). Daniel Milligan scored nine points on three three-pointers, Hunter Fenn hit two three-pointers and scored eight points, and Forest Ryan also scored eight.

Valley Christian trailed early 14-5 before taking over, and the Lions used a 14-point run early in the fourth period to open a 51-30 lead.