Local Report

The American Canyon boys basketball team clinched a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth for second year in a row Wednesday night with a 63-44 victory at Vallejo.

“Playing a tough preseason the last two years has helped,” head coach Brett Wedding said after his second-place Wolves improved to 6-2 in Solano County Athletic Conference play and 15-10 overall.

Malik Ghiden had a team-high 24 points, along with six rebounds and two steals. John Wade had 14 points, Joee Gantan 12 points, six rebounds and two steals, Lavar Seay had six points and nine rebounds, and Davin Lusung chipped in another six points.

Wedding said Seay not only had one of his best scoring and rebounding games but “set some nice hard screens, too.”

Vallejo (2-6 SCAC) losing also clinched a playoff berth for third-place Benicia (5-3 SCAC).

American Canyon will visit first-place Vanden (8-0 SCAC) on Friday and host Fairfield in its Senior Night game on Valentine’s Day.

Varsity Girls Basketball

American Canyon 50, Vallejo 39

The Wolves avenged a SCAC loss for the second time in a week Tuesday night at home, this time to a team they had lost to by four points last month, and improved to 3-5 in conference play and 5-17 overall.

Robyn-Elizabeth Yan led the way with 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Adriauna Samodio had 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist, and Trinity Tapia had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Lauren Summers chipped in four points, four rebounds, a steal and an assist, Louralei Salanga four points and two rebounds, and Mariah Carlyle two points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Varsity Girls Soccer

American Canyon 3, Vallejo 0

Ana Herrera scored twice for the third-place Wolves (9-9-3, 5-2-1 SCAC) at Corbus Field on Wednesday night. Fellow senior Sophia Conlon added one goal as American Canyon distanced itself from fourth-place Vallejo in the hunt for one of the conference’s three playoff berths.