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Oakmont drops third in a row, left out of playoffs

Vikings girls hold off late Bella Vista run
By: Brett Ransford/Roseville Press Tribune Correspondent
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Oakmont High School’s boys basketball team broke down in the second half and lost at Del Campo 59-45 on Thursday night.

The Vikings (13-10 overall, 4-6 Capital Valley Conference) ended the regular season with three consecutive losses, including a 68-52 setback against Casa Roble on Tuesday, and was left out of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Oakmont was No. 11 in the final Division III section power ratings and then lost to Casa Roble and Del Campo.

Oakmont led Del Campo, No. 6 in Division II, by 10 in the first quarter, but the Vikings were held to 18 points in the middle two periods.

Del Campo star Davit Saghatelyan scored a game-high 25 points and made a deep three-pointer to end the first half and strip Oakmont of its last lead.

Oakmont’s 19 turnovers and Del Campo’s 13 offensive rebounds helped the Cougars (22-5, 8-2) widen a three-point halftime lead.

“Tonight hurts, because we had them,” Campbell said. “It was our unforced turnovers and rebounding. They killed us rebounding. That part hurts, but they’re a good team. We didn’t have an answer for that No. 23 (Saghatelyan).”

Hunter Ford and Dominic Marrero led Oakmont with 13 points each, and Mitchell Padilla scored nine. Campbell said a third guard needs to step up for the Vikings to be able to compete in postseason.

“(Saghatelyan) did a good job on me, but we just didn’t take care of the ball,” Ford said. “(My role) doesn’t necessarily have to get any bigger. We just have to cut down the unforced turnovers.”

Valley Christian 84, Sacramento Adventist 45 — Jason Gish scored 16 points, Josh Flanagan made four three-pointers and scored 14 points, and the Lions (18-6, 11-0 SMAL) used a 30-point third quarter to pull away from the host Capitals (11-8, 7-4).

Girls

Oakmont 42, Bella Vista 38 — Olivia Francis scored 11 points, and all seven Vikings players in uniform scored in a 42-38 victory Wednesday night at Bella Vista.

Brittany Martin hit a three-pointer to start the game and totaled 10 points and three assists for Oakmont (14-12 overall, 4-5 CVC), and Bianca Aibuedefe had nine rebounds.

With Sydney Sattelberg controlling the pace and interior defense by Aibuedefe, Kendra Barnhard, Emilee Gavia and Ashley Rominger, Oakmont led 25-15 at halftime and 38-25 after three periods.

The host Broncos (10-15, 2-7) came back and had a chance to tie but missed a three-point attempt with five seconds left. Francis clinched the win with a free throw.

“Our posts were fantastic. They denied the posts, provided weak-side help and crashed the boards in the first half,” Vikings coach Al Voigt said. “Bella Vista is much taller than us, but we made them work for every inch in the paint.”

Granite Bay 55, Roseville 47 — The Grizzlies (6-20, 1-9 SFL) used a 19-10 fourth quarter to beat the Tigers (4-22, 1-9) in a regular-season finale. Jen Manduca scored a game-high 18 points for Granite Bay, Katrina Reeves scored 16 and Julia Bermudez 12. Freshman Annie Wright grabbed nine rebounds.

Senior Lollie Fitzpatrick led Roseville with a double-double — 16 points and 10 rebounds. Amanda Susbilla scored 13 points, Kendall Harrison 10, and each had five assists.

Rocklin 52, Woodcreek 48 — Fia Hoskinson scored 12 points for the Timberwolves (16-11, 4-6 SFL) in their loss to the Thunder (16-11, 7-3). Samantha Gonzalez scored nine points and Christina Mandich eight for Woodcreek, which led 14-9 after the first quarter but trailed 30-28 at halftime.

JV boys

Oakmont 55, Del Campo 50 — Justin Holmes scored six of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Vikings, and Shane Baynes also scored six of his 13 in the final quarter. Oakmont hit 5 of 8 free throws in the final five seconds.

Granite Bay 57, Rocklin 56 — The Grizzlies won a thriller behind Tony Ellison’s game-high 26 points. Cole Bridge scored 15 points for Rocklin.