Optimist Youth Basketball started its 35th season of games on Saturday at Napa Valley College.

In Game 1, Kiwanis Club handled Napa Host Lions 26-11 to open the season. Malcolm Hardy led all scorers with 10 points. In the losing effort, Noah Pando and A.J. Greenlaw scored four each.

North Napa Rotary was able to hold on and beat Quinlan Tire, 33-23. David Fernandez had 14 points and Leonardo Rodriguez followed with 12. Joseph Aldridge and Bo Greenmyer had five points each for Quinlan Tire.

Dick Dunn, behind the 16 points and five rebounds of Miles Khoury, managed a victory over Napa Host Lions, 33-23. Kendrick Jaramillo had 12 points.

In Game 4, Kiwanis Club handled Napa Firefighters 33-14. Journey Rhorer had 11 points and Brenden Neal had 10. Nick Herring had seven points in a losing effort.

In the afternoon games, Kiwanis of Greater Napa edged by North Napa Rotary 19-15. Drake Bartlett had nine points, supported by Owen Gorsuch with 10 rebounds. David Fernandez scored 10 points for NNR.

Syar Industries edged past Napa Firefighters, 42-33 for their first win of the day. Max Hautala scored 15 points and pulled in nine rebounds. Bo Greenmyer had 14 points and Tyler Morasch had 10. Nico Ellis had 10 points for NFF followed by Jayco Garcia with eight.

In the final two games Dick Dunn edged Quinlan Tire 39-36 and Syar captured their second win of the day by slipping past Kiwanis of Greater Napa 30-27. High scorers were Max Hautala (13 points), Miles Khoury (10 points), Joseph Aldridge (eight points), and Owen Gorsuch (nine).

Games will continue on Saturday at Harvest Middle School, starting at 9 a.m.

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