NOTES AND QUOTES for a Tuesday in the Napa Valley:
The Pacific Union College men’s basketball team lost both of its games on a Southern California road trip last week. The Pioneers fell to Westmont College in a nonconference game in Santa Barbara, 98-87, and dropped a 91-57 exhibition decision to Cal Poly Pomona.
In the game against Westmont, the Pioneers (4-3 overall) were led by Jarron Crump (15 points, three rebounds), Chris Dorsey (12 points, 11 rebounds), Greg Patterson (nine points), Devon Marshall (eight points, three rebounds, two assists), Mike Hill (eight points), Lamar Brewer (seven points, three rebounds), Andrew Rice (seven points, three rebounds), and Kwuan Guerrero (seven points).
Crump scored 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting and was 3 of 4 from 3-point range against Cal Poly Pomona. Patterson had 10 points.
Hill (nine points, two assists), Dorsey (six points), Guerrero (five points, four rebounds), Chad Young (four points, three rebounds), and Marshall (four rebounds) were other top contributors for PUC, which has an exhibition game at Fresno State on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m., followed by an exhibition game at Sacramento State on Dec. 28 at 7:05 p.m.
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Emily Talley of Napa is tied for fifth place going into the final round of the Ladies European Tour’s Lalla Aicha Tour School final qualifying in Marrakech, Morocco. There were 67 players who made the 72-hole cut at 2-over par.
Talley has rounds of 68, 69, 70 and 69 and is at 12-under through four rounds.
The fifth and final round, which will decide the playing categories for 2016 on the Ladies European Tour, will be played at Samanah Golf Club on Tuesday.
Ryan Imoff, a Napa High School graduate, had 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting and five rebounds, helping the Carroll College (Helena, Montana) men’s basketball team to a 69-61 win over Bethesda University at the American Sports Complex in Anaheim last week.
Napa High graduate Miranda Holman had nine points, five rebounds and three steals for the Solano Community College women’s basketball team in a 49-41 loss to Shasta College of Redding in the third-place game of the Tom Martinez Invitational in San Mateo last week.
Holman scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds and five assists in the Falcons’ 74-70 loss in the semifinals to the College of San Mateo, the tournament host.
Solano (4-9 overall) will play in the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Tournament starting Dec. 28 at De Anza College in Cupertino.
Terri Pearson-Bloom has retired after 15 years as the head coach of the Solano Community College softball team, the school announced last week. Pearson-Bloom led the Falcons to 11 Bay Valley Conference championships and to 12 appearances in the playoffs.
Pearson-Bloom will continue in her role as a faculty member in the kinesiology program and as the coordinator of the Academic Success Center.
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