The American Canyon High boys basketball team’s record has yet to fall under .500 because the Wolves won their first game and every other one since.
After dropping a 78-73 heartbreaker at Inderkum on Tuesday, American Canyon (5-5) will be due for a win in its next game – a tall task. They will face defending Monticello Empire League champion Wood – led by a 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-5 pair – at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in the first round of the Cordova Holiday Tournament.
Malik Ghiden had 24 points to lead the balanced Wolves on Tuesday, with Davin Lusung, John Wade and Tyler Sims each adding 10 points and Oliver Aandahl eight.
The Wolves took third place in the Mark Madsen Invitational at San Ramon Valley High with a 57-44 win over Drake on Saturday. Ghiden scored 17 and made the All-Tournament team. Wade had 14 points, Cameron Williams 11 and Sims 10.
The Wolves opened with a 78-59 win over Antioch. Ghiden and Williams each scored 15, Wade 14, Sims 12, Anthony Bitanga-Nguyen eight, and Lusung seven. They dropped Friday’s semifinal to San Ramon Valley, 53-52, despite 15 points from Sims, 13 from Ghiden and 12 from Lusung.
Varsity Girls Wrestling
In the Castro Valley Girls Invitational at Chabot College on Saturday, American Canyon 116-pounder Yvonne Cruz and 160-pounder Alexis Schuler each went 4-1 and took home fifth-place honors.
In the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions in Rocklin on Saturday, American Canyon 106-pounder Maricela Seronio placed second and 189-pounder Adrienne Dominguez took fourth place.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Adriauna Samodio led the Wolves with 16 points, two steals and four rebounds in Monday night’s 73-36 loss at Wood.
Trinity Tapia added five points, five assists, five rebounds and a steal for American Canyon (1-7). Mariah Carlyle added four points, four rebounds and a steal; Erika Culannay had three points, a steal and a rebound; Chezlaine Barrero had three points and three rebounds; Lauren Summers had two points, two rebounds, two steals and an assist; and Ima Tapaoan had two points.
The Wolves host Rancho Cotate (3-5) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, before opening the Dixon Ram Jam Tournament on Dec. 27 with a 12:30 p.m. game against Amador.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Mario Diaz and Chris Hernandez scored and Gabe Zepeda stopped a penalty kick in the Wolves’ 2-1 road win over Armijo on Dec. 13. After playing four games in seven days, American Canyon (3-1-2) has a 27-day hiatus before a Jan. 9 contest against Vintage – currently 8-1-1 – at Memorial Stadium in Napa.
Varsity Girls Soccer
The Wolves headed into the winter break on a seven-game winless streak after falling 2-1 to visiting Novato on Monday night. Ana Herrera scored her team-high seventh-goal in the second half for American Canyon (2-7-2), which next visits Napa High at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 4 at Memorial Stadium.
JV Girls Soccer
American Canyon blanked visiting Novato 3-0 on Monday for its fourth straight shutout victory. The Wolves also beat Petaluma 2-0 on Friday.
Through last Wednesday’s 4-0 rout of Armijo, Karina Esqueda was leading the Wolves with three goals, Saleena Bains had two, and Tanya Rivas, Ashlyn Peters, Jocelyn Jimenez, Niki Arsham and Cyrene Paez each had one. Jacqueline Vega, Janeth Madrigal, Jazmin Barrientos and Rivas each had an assist.