Roseville hammers three foes, wins basketball tourney
Roseville High School is focusing on defense as the boys basketball season is beginning, and while it overwhelmed three opponents last weekend, it also led to big point totals and a championship trophy at the Argonaut QBC Tournament in Jackson.
The Tigers (3-0) made it three routs in three nights with an 80-36 victory over Union Mine in the championship game Saturday. That followed 88-31 and 76-46 blowouts over Linden and Amador, the latter of which left Roseville coach Greg Granucci impressed.
“The highlight of the tournament was the second half of the Amador game,” said Granucci, whose team held the Buffaloes to 17 points. “We gave them some adjustments at halftime, and they went out and executed.”
The Tigers also shut down Union Mine in exploding to a 31-8 lead after one quarter and holding the Diamondbacks to two points in the final period. Roseville’s defense, with Marcus Garcia leading the way with rebounding and taking charges, created points for the offense.
“Points are nice and everything, but our focus right now is just playing defense and playing together on defense,” Granucci said. “There are a few things we’re focusing on and a few things we still need to improve on.”
Tournament MVP Cole Jacobs scored 23 points against Union Mine and 15 against Amador. All-tournament selection Daniel Rios scored 17 against Linden and 19 in the final. Matt Tawlks totaled 21 points in the last two games and Garcia 17.
Valley Christian goes 0-2 — The Lions went 0-2 in the Redwood Classic for just the second time in seven years. Valley Christian was done in by a 26-7 third quarter in a 93-60 loss to Mendocino, and then fell to Tulelake 84-75.
Sophomore Micah Gunter scored 12 points against Mendocino and 24 against Tulelake. Daniel Milligan scored 12 points against Mendocino, and Levi Hagerty scored 10. Josh Bowden totaled 26 points in two games.
Oakmont wins tourney — The Vikings (3-0) set a tournament record on their way to winning the Colusa Red Hawk Challenge. Oakmont beat Wheatland 64-46, set a single-game tournament record for scoring in a 79-36 blowout of Sutter and edged Oakland-College Prep 43-42 for the title.
Olivia Francis totaled 38 points in three games and was voted tournament MVP. Sydney Sattelberg (38 points) and Ashley Rominger (20) were named to the all-tournament team.
Bella Vista 84, Granite Bay 68 — The Grizzlies received big games from Katrina Reeves and Daeja Black but couldn’t overcome 36 turnovers against the Broncos on Monday.
Reeves had 10 assists, eight points and six rebounds, and Black, a freshman, had 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Woodcreek falls in title game — Woodcreek finished second and Oakmont third in the Holiday Hoops JV Tournament at Roseville.
In the first round, Granite Bay beat Roseville 30-27, Woodcreek defeated Colfax 56-42, and Oakmont rolled over Rocklin 45-28. Woodcreek beat Granite Bay, and Oak Ridge topped Oakmont in the semifinals.
The title game went to Oak Ridge over Woodcreek with Oakmont beating Granite Bay for third, Antelope besting Colfax in the consolation final and Rocklin beating Roseville 49-28 in the seventh-place game. Michelle Dobler is leading the Tigers in scoring (6.0) and rebounding (4.0).