high school basketball

Valley Christian roars back but falls in Division VI girls final

GALT — Valley Christian Academy’s girls basketball team came of age with one matter-of-fact halftime speech Thursday night. Trailing by 17 at one point and by 15 at ha ...

Valley Christian girls roll into Division VI section championship game

Winning by 29 points usually means an excellent night for a basketball team, but the Valley Christian Academy Lady Lions still left something on the court Thursday. Their 55-26 wi ...

Join the club: Granite Bay loses late

The trend for area basketball teams in these mostly short-lived Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs is — well, was — a late jamming of the gears, a hiccup or five in quick suc ...

Late slip-up dooms Oakmont girls in Division III loss at Patterson

PATTERSON — It wasn’t so much the 20 turnovers that did in Oakmont High School on Tuesday night. It was the one that was committed with a tie score. It was a subsequen ...

Hagerty drops 49 as Valley Christian routs Trinity Prep

Playoff basketball is here, so things are getting serious. Valley Christian Academy was merciless against visiting Napa-Trinity Prep on Tuesday night, as the Lady Lions rolled to ...

Roseville accomplishes plenty before playoff loss to El Camino

Seasons aren’t supposed to end this way — never. But come playoff time, the season always ends with a loss for everyone in the field except the champion — from th ...

Valley Christian earns No. 2 seed in Division VI girls playoffs

Valley Christian Academy’s girls basketball team has grown up fast. The Lady Lions went 2-9 in nonleague games, but losing to bigger schools didn’t stunt the growth of ...

VCA girls own SMAL, but boys fall to Faith Christian

Tuesday night was sweet and sour for Valley Christian Academy’s basketball teams. On one end, the Lady Lions destroyed Yuba City-Faith Christian 63-26 to finish an undefeate ...

Granite Bay's senioritis beats Rocklin; Grizzlies own SFL boys basketball title

ROCKLIN — Granite Bay High School’s boys basketball team had one last little — OK, one last big thing to take care of Tuesday night before marching onward to the ...

League title, playoff berth on the line for Valley Christian boys

Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoff brackets will be released Wednesday. Whether Valley Christian Academy is in the Division V bracket depends on the outcome of Tuesday night&r ...

Rocklin beats buzzer, Roseville in OT

ROSEVILLE — Math is a tough opponent to beat. With 7.5 seconds left and a one-point deficit, the odds were against Rocklin High School at Roseville. The Thunder had to inbou ...

Valley Christian in position to tie for SMAL boys crown

Valley Christian Academy is coming off a 96-69 blowout loss at Vacaville-Buckingham Charter and a 74-46 blowout victory over Elk Grove-Lutheran. The Lions now are focused on Thurs ...

Granite Bay snaps two-game slide, still leads SFL

GRANITE BAY — Granite Bay High School’s boys basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid Thursday night with a 58-44 victory over visiting Nevada Union. The Grizzli ...

Roseville grinds out a victory at Del Oro

LOOMIS — Whether a team is coasting to a league title or fighting for one, every game from here till Tuesday picks up more playoff intensity. Nine days from now, these will ...