The Vintage High girls basketball team remained undefeated in Monticello Empire League play with a 60-24 rout at Armijo on Tuesday night.
Alyssa Andrews led Vintage with 23 points and had three rebounds. Kate Ilsley had 12 points and six rebounds, Morgan Groves added six points, Bailey Loban and Nicole Gleeson each scored four, Carlyn Bacci scored three, and Megan Kuehl, Maggie Schuh, Maya Sapienza and Lily Meyers each had two points. Dellaina Morse, Maite Macias and Alany Flores also played well, said head coach Joe Donohoe, who got significant minutes from every player.
The Crushers (14-7, 4-0 MEL) will host third-place Napa in a Big Game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
“We are excited to be 4-0 in league, but also know the hard work of achieving our goals is just getting started,” the coach said.
Wood 57, Napa 54
The battle between second-place teams in the MEL was close and back and forth throughout Tuesday night at Messner Gym, where Napa led 29-28 at halftime and 45-39 after three quarters.
“The girls played extremely hard the entire game and truly battled,” Indians head coach Darci Ward said. “I think that I made some subbing errors that affected our energy and, in turn, hurt us in terms of turnovers and defensive misses. I take responsibility for that and need to make changes for Thursday’s game.”
Malia Blackmon scored 19 points and hit two big 3-pointers in the third quarter to lead Napa (8-10, 2-2 MEL). Breck Hearn had a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds and added four steals. Anna Ghisletta also had 11 points, along with three rebounds and two assists.
Carly Johnson had seven points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals, and Jenna Baker drained a 3-pointer in the second quarter. Jane McLoughlin had two points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal and “played with a ton of heart and left it all on the floor,” Ward said.
Vanden 88, American Canyon 31
Robyn-Elizabeth Yan had 11 points, six rebounds and a steal, Adriauna Samodio eight points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal, and Trinity Tapia seven points, two rebounds and an assist to lead the Wolves in Tuesday night’s Solano County Athletic Conference loss in Fairfield.
Mariah Carlyle added two points, two assists and a rebound, Louralei Salanga two points, three rebounds and an assist, and Lauren Summers one point and seven rebounds for American Canyon (2-17, 0-4 SCAC), which hosts Fairfield (1-15, 1-3 SCAC) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Varsity Boys Soccer
American Canyon 5, Vanden 1
Jose Lopez scored a hat trick and Chris Hernandez and Adrian Ayala each had one goal for the Wolves in their SCAC victory on Tuesday night. The Wolves (5-3-3, 2-1-1 SCAC) host Fairfield at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Wood 57, Napa 51
A 24-point fourth quarter Tuesday night in Vacaville wasn’t enough for the Indians (9-12, 2 2 MEL), who trailed the first-place Wildcats 20-7, 37-18 and 46-27 between quarters.
Vintage 67, Armijo 55
The Crushers (10-10, 2-2 MEL) remained tied for third place with Napa going into Friday night’s Big Game at the Indians’ Messer Gym.
Cloverdale 50, St. Helena 47
The Saints led 12-9 after the first quarter but trailed by three after each remaining quarter in dropping Tuesday night’s North Central League I home contest.
St. Helena (8-9, 2-6 NCL I) played strong defense in the first quarter and got six of Ethan Battistini’s 21 points and all four of Jonathan Gamble points for a 12-9 lead.
But the shots stopped falling in the second quarter and the Saints went into halftime down 22-19. In the third, they were rewarded for their aggressive drives to the basket, drawing numerous fouls and making 7 of 10 free throws, but still trailed by three at the end, 35-32. In the fourth, the Saints found their range, with Battistini knocking down a couple of 3-pointers and a 2-pointer, and Olie Russum, Nick Jeworowski and Christian Iano nailing 2-pointers. But they couldn’t get the defensive stops when they needed them.
Battistini added eight rebounds and was 7 for 9 on free throws, and Gamble chipped in five rebounds and two steals. Jeworowski had nine points, five rebounds and two steals. Russum six points, four rebounds and two assists, Iano five points, two assists and two steals, and Ryan Rockwood two points, two assists and three steals.
Justin-Siena 56, Marin Catholic 54
Cole Cummings scored 16 points and Liam McDevitt had 15 points to lead the Braves to a Marin County Athletic League road win Tuesday. Cummings also had seven rebounds and McDevitt had three assists and three rebounds for Justin-Siena (8-10 overall, 2-6 MCAL). Barrett Donohoe had nine points, six assists, four steals and three rebounds.
Also helping out the Braves were Dominic Moore (six points), John Nessman (five points, three rebounds, two steals), Kevin Galvin (five points, two rebounds), and Dylan Goodrich (two rebounds).
Coach Jason Rockwell said Cummings “made a huge impact on the offensive end, and cleaned up the boards defensively.”
Justin-Siena got out to a 13-point halftime lead, but Marin Catholic took the lead going into the fourth quarter. McDevitt hit the game-winning shot in the lane with two seconds left. “McDevitt’s game winner was definitely the most memorable highlight, but it was the manner in which the boys played that really stood out,” said Rockwell.
JV Boys Basketball
Vintage 59, Armijo 37
The Crushers widened a 21-16 halftime lead at home Tuesday night and improved to 10-6 overall and 3-1 in the MEL. Logan Nothmann had 14 points, Everett Mitchell chipped in nine, and Josh Kho had six points and a good defensive game.
Freshman Boys Basketball
Napa 42, Wood 39
With two games left in their season, the Indians came out with some of their best energy and effort in their second meeting with Wood on Tuesday night.
Napa got off to a strong start and finished the first quarter with a 14-5 lead. With the Indians picking up their ninth foul of the game early in the second quarter, coach Paul Dugoni looked to his bench for depth and matched the Wildcats’ 11 points to take a 25-16 lead into halftime.
The Indians came out fired up in the fourth quarter, scoring early and often en route to a 42-24 lead. Napa’s reserves played for extended minutes after that and protected the lead.
Napa was led by Aiden McDonald with a quiet 19 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Riain Stults had seven points, seven steals and three assists; Spencer Gorman added five points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals; CJ Tiebout had four points and seven rebounds; and Forest Bontrager chipped in three points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
The Indians will host Vintage in a Big Game season finale at 4 p.m. Friday.