Valley Christian basketball rolls over Country Day

Oakmont girls top Casa Roble the second time around
By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Valley Christian Academy hit 17 three-pointers for the second game in a row and rolled to a 90-39 Sacramento Metro Athletic League victory Friday night at Country Day.

Jason Gish scored a game-high 29 points for the Lions (15-6 overall, 8-0 SMAL), who took a 12-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s home game against Buckingham Charter. Micah Gunter scored 12 points, Josh Flanagan 11, Jake Sween nine and Josh Bowden eight for Valley Christian.

The Lions led 33-4 after one quarter and 60-13 at halftime. Valley Christian averages 83.1 points per game, second in the state to Davis (83.7) and ninth in the nation.

Nevada Union 66, Roseville 55 — The Tigers (12-11, 3-3 SFL) went cold in the second half and lost to the host Miners. Andrew Schmidt scored 15 points and Cole Jacobs 12 for Roseville.

“They’ve improved a ton since the last time we played them,” Roseville coach Greg Granucci said.


Oakmont 38, Casa Roble 22 — The Vikings (13-10, 3-3 CVC) pulled away to win after the host Rams (6-15, 3-3) trimmed their deficit to four in the second half. The victory avenged a 43-28 loss to Casa Roble in a CVC opener Jan. 12.

Oakmont’s Brittany Martin scored a game-high 16 points, including 9 for 10 from the free throw line, helped shut down Casa Roble’s top scorer and took another charge.

“We got tremendous contributions from everyone,” Oakmont coach Al Voigt said. “We’ve said all year to be successful all nine have to contribute the whole game. (Friday night) they did.”

JV boys

Woodcreek 54, Granite Bay 52 — Jimmy Luna led all players with 19 points as the Timberwolves avenged a 22-point loss to the Grizzlies on Jan. 13. Aiden Naughton paced Granite Bay with 18 points.

Valley Christian 57, Cornerstone Christian 37 — The Lions (17-6) adjusted on defense and overcame a 17-8 deficit after one quarter to beat the host Builders. Zach Sween led Valley Christian with 19 points. Forest Ryan scored 11 points and Elijah Winters nine.

Boys wrestling

Section team duals — Granite Bay defeated Florin 66-11 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Duals and then lost to Bella Vista 33-30 in the semifinals Saturday at Lincoln High School in Stockton.

SFL champ Del Oro defeated Bella Vista 41-21 in the final.

Girls wrestling

Woodcreek’s Thomas goes 4-2 — Woodcreek freshman Marissa Thomas went 4-2 and tied for seventh place out of 20 wrestlers in the 103-pound bracket at the Sac-Joaquin Section Women’s Championships on Friday and Saturday at McNair High School in Stockton.

Thomas was 3-1 on Friday, the loss coming against second-seeded Sarah Phillips of Manteca-East Union 7-6. Thomas won her next two matches.

“She got a good education about where she needs to be next year to be a Masters champion and then on to being a state champion,” Timberwolves coach Doug Mason said. “She wrestled tough and learned much about herself and about what she needs to do.”