Woodcreek girls fourth, Roseville boys fifth in tourneys
Roseville High School shot to early leads in winning its final two games and finishing fifth at the Maverick Varsity Classic last weekend at Mesa Verde.
The Tigers (6-7) blew out Mesa Verde 65-39 on Friday and held off a late charge by El Dorado to win 78-73 on Saturday.
All-tournament selection Marcus Garcia scored 17 points against Mesa Verde and 18 against El Dorado. Cole Jacobs scored 11 against Mesa Verde, and Andrew Schmidt had 24 points and Latrelle Swayne 10 against El Dorado. Matsu Mori totaled 17 points in the two games.
Roseville scored 42 points in the middle two quarters against the host Mavericks and shot to a 20-6 lead against El Dorado.
“We just came out ready to play and got off to the fast start, and I thought that was the difference in the game,” Tigers coach Greg Granucci said.
Granite Bay goes 1-2 — The Grizzlies (6-6) sandwiched losses to Bullard and Clovis North around a 69-53 victory over Hoover at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Fresno. Granite Bay fell to Bullard 88-75 and was nipped by Clovis North 63-62.
Valley Christian 105, West Campus 83 — Seven players hit a three-pointer as the Lions (3-5) defeated the Warriors (4-7) on Monday. Jason Gish made eight of Valley Christian’s 16 three-pointers and scored 28 points. Josh Bowden and Daniel Lazaresku scored 14 and 13 points.
“Hopefully, we can use this as a springboard game for the future,” coach Brad Gunter Jr. said.
The Lions were edged by San Juan 78-77 on Friday and then fell to host Victory Christian 98-95 in overtime for third place in the Viking Classic.
Kris Kobzeff and all-tourney choice Wright Hagerty scored 16 each against Victory Christian, Gish 14 and Lazaresku 10.
Oakmont wins consolation — The Vikings (3-4) followed a 73-57 victory over Yuba City on Friday with a 68-42 trouncing of Sacramento Waldorf in the consolation final of the Chavez Christmas Classic in Lincoln.
Oakmont let a 25-point lead slip to nine against Yuba City but didn’t let that happen against Waldorf. The Vikings scored 27 points in the third quarter.
Sophomore Emilee Gavia scored 13 of her game-high 16 points in the third but sustained a severe ankle sprain. Ashley Rominger had a big game inside with 12 points and seven rebounds, and eight of nine Oakmont players scored.
Against Yuba City, Olivia Francis scored a team-high 20 points and Sydney Sattelberg 17. Gavia and Brittany Martin each scored 11. Francis and Martin were named to the all-tournament team.
“On the upside, it feels good to finally win two in a row,” coach Al Voigt said. “On the downside, we are still figuring out how to play as a team, and the injury to Emilee will force us to clean that up quickly, as we have games against three tough teams this week.”
Woodcreek is fourth — The Timberwolves (8-3) lost to El Camino 61-53 and host Del Oro 52-42 to finish fourth in the Lady Eagles Invitational. El Camino is 8-1 and Del Oro 7-4 this season.
Woodcreek gave up 12 points on offensive rebounds in the second quarter against Del Oro. Fia Hoskinson scored 14 points and Samantha Gonzalez 10.
El Camino defeated Chico-Pleasant Valley 47-42 to win the tournament.
Lions take consolation — Valley Christian overcame a 68-61 loss to Bear River in its opener to win its next two in the Forest Lake Christian Christmas Classic, 73-67 over Foresthill and 78-58 over Elliot Christian of Lodi in the consolation final.
Nick O’Connor had 11 points against Bear River, 12 against Foresthill and 21 (including four three-pointers) against Elliot. Hunter Fenn scored 15 points against Foresthill and 12 against Elliot, and Zach Sween scored 12 each against Bear River and Elliot. Forest Ryan made the all-tournament team.