Milani's three-pointer gives Woodcreek win in Stockton

Lady Timberwolves win Speck opener; Oakmont, Roseville girls fall in Rotary tourney
By: Staff reports
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Woodcreek High School’s boys and girls basketball teams won first-round games as the second week of tournament action began Thursday night.

Games continue today, and the tournaments conclude Saturday.

The Timberwolves boys edged McNair of Lodi 63-61 at the McDonald’s Edison Classic in Stockton.

John Peska scored 21 points, Tyler Milani 19 and James Geyer 16 for Woodcreek (6-0), which is scheduled to play either San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno or Manteca at 7 p.m. tonight.

Woodcreek led by eight with three minutes left, but McNair made three three-pointers in a row to go up by one. Taking possession with a little more than 40 seconds remaining, the Timberwolves ran down the clock before Milani drained a three-pointer from the corner with 14 seconds left.

The Timberwolves then came up with a turnover for the win.

Woodcreek warmed up for the tournament by winning at Bella Vista 72-65 in overtime Tuesday night. Devin Murphy scored 18 points, Peska 17, Geyer 16 and Sam Anderson 14, and the Timberwolves outscored the Broncos 12-6 in overtime.

Valley Christian 78, El Dorado Adventist 31 – The host Lions had a huge size and speed advantage and rolled to leads of 32-11 after one quarter and 57-20 at halftime Tuesday night.

Jason Gish scored a game-high 26 points and had seven rebounds, and Joey Parker had nine points, 10 assists, eight steals and five rebounds. Aaron Perchaz had 11 points and seven rebounds, Josh Flanagan scored 10 points, and Jesse Peters had 10 rebounds. Eleven of Valley Christian’s 13 players scored.

Roseville splits back-to-back games– Junior Latrelle Swayne scored 16 points to lift the visiting Tigers over Casa Roble 57-50, but the next night, Roseville was outscored 27-4 in the first quarter by host Yuba City in a 67-47 loss.


Girls varsity

Woodcreek 51, Christian Brothers 48 – Trailing by seven with less than four minutes remaining, the Timberwolves (4-1) tied the score on a steal and layup by senior point guard Jolene Chanco.

Fia Hoskinson and Sammy Gonzalez each hit a three-pointer during the comeback, and junior forward Kayla Gardner made the go-ahead bucket with less than a minute to play as Woodcreek won its opener in the Dorothy Speck Tournament in Davis.

Christina Mandich scored 13 points and Hoskinson 12.

The Timberwolves attacked the Falcons’ press in the third quarter and erased a 12-point deficit while holding CBS to four points in the period.

On Tuesday, the Timberwolves built a 20-point lead in the third quarter, and Chanco had a breakout game with 18 points in a 57-51 victory over visiting Vacaville. Destiny Standifer scored 10 points, and all 13 Woodcreek players saw court time.

Whitney 53, Oakmont 50 – The Vikings had a good look at the basket in the final seconds, but the shot bounced away in the first round of the Oakmont Roseville Rotary Tournament.

Oakmont drew three charging violations from the Wildcats in the first half but trailed 25-16 at halftime. The Vikings attacked the basket in the second half, erased the deficit and took a 43-42 lead but quickly gave it back.

Freshman Emilee Gavia led the Vikings with 17 points, including 9 of 9 free throws, and Oakmont was 20 for 26 at the line. Senior Sabrina Ali had a double double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Nicki Holm came off the bench to score eight points.

Oakmont plays at 3:30 p.m. today and either 10 a.m. or 11:30 Saturday.

Freshman Morgan Green led Whitney with 19 points, and Alex Rodriguez scored 16.

Antelope 52, Roseville 45 – Lolly Fitzpatrick scored 10 points for the Tigers in their first-round loss to the Titans in the Oakmont Roseville Rotary Tournament. Roseville is scheduled to play at 5 p.m. today and either 10 a.m. or 11:30 Saturday.

Valley Christian 56, El Dorado Adventist 15 – Heather Frank and Sam Shoemake scored 18 points each and Carly Gish 16 for the Lady Lions (3-3).


Junior varsity

Oakmont 55, Nevada Union 54 – Justin Hyde scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, including 4 of 4 from the free throw line, to lead the Vikings over the Miners. Oakmont was 10 for 13 from the line in the final period and 20 for 26 overall. Arthur Guitarte’s running layup pushed the lead to 10 after a Nevada Union run narrowed the gap.

Kyle Yomogida made two three-pointers and led the Vikings with 15 points. Hyde scored 12 points and Dominic Marrero 10. Freshman Justin Holmes grabbed nine rebounds.



Roseville wins twice – The Tigers (2-3) defeated Rocklin 30-19 and Bella Vista 30-18 and didn’t allow either team to score more than seven points in a quarter. Summer Muir scored 13 points against Bella Vista, and Natalia Espino totaled 14 points.