Lions roar into league play with blowout of Brookside
Valley Christian Academy led 27-8 after one quarter and blew out visiting Stockton-Brookside Christian 79-47 on Tuesday night in its final nonleague game.
Jason Gish scored 21 points, and the Lions (6-6) made 11 three-pointers. Kris Kobzeff scored 17 points, Josh Flanagan 11, Josh Bowden nine and Demetrius Flood eight.
“We were able to show the depth of our team at its finest,” Lions coach Brad Gunter Jr. said. “We lost to Brookside last year on the road and had this game marked on the calendar as a win that we needed.”
Roseville 71, Colfax 43 — The Tigers (8-8) outscored the visiting Falcons 40-19 in the middle two quarters to pull away. Andrew Schmidt led Roseville with 17 points and controlled the lane, as the Tigers shut down Colfax.
“We just really buckled down defensively and got some buckets in transition,” coach Greg Granucci said. “We ran the ball really well all night. It was a good team win.”
Cole Jacobs scored 12 points and Daniel Rios 11 for Roseville.
Oakmont wins two — The Vikings (10-6) overcame a five-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat visiting Marysville 46-43 on Tuesday night and came back Wednesday to win at Granite Bay 56-39.
Oakmont ran down the clock and beat Marysville on Emilee Gavia’s three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left. Oakmont made a stop on defense to set up Gavia’s winner and allowed Marysville one point in the final three minutes.
Sydney Sattelberg scored a game-high 12 points, and Gavia had 10 points. Ashley Rominger had nine points, including a tying three-pointer with 52 seconds left, and seven rebounds.
On Wednesday, Oakmont held Granite Bay to 11 points in the second and third quarters. Olivia Francis scored 12 points and Gavia 10. Kelsey Caudill grabbed 10 rebounds, Kendra Barnhard seven and Bianca Aibuedefe six.
Woodcreek 49, Del Campo 47 (OT) — Fia Hoskinson assisted on baskets by Samantha Gonzalez that forced overtime and won the game for the visiting Timberwolves (10-5) on Thursday.
Trailing by five, Gonzalez hit a three-pointer with 27 seconds left. Hoskinson rebounded a missed free throw, dribbled up the floor and passed to Gonzalez for the tying basket at the buzzer.
In overtime, Hoskinson passed to Gonzalez for a winning layup with 11 seconds left. Liz Gehweiler’s steal ended the game.
Gonzalez scored 17 points, Kayla Gardner 14 and Hoskinson 13.
Valley Christian 66, Sacramento Adventist 29 — The Lions (8-6) opened league play with a rout. Zach Sween led a balanced offense with 12 points, and Forest Ryan scored 10.