The Vintage High junior varsity girls basketball team won the Winter Wolf Classic championship with a 48-27 victory over American Canyon on Saturday.
Tournament Most Valuable Player Toni Dodson led the Crushers with 19 points. Gabi Richardson added eight points and 14 rebounds, and Brianna Banks had a great all-around game with six points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Vintage (4-0) began the three-day tournament with a 41-18 win over St. Helena. Banks led the way with 10 points, Dodson and Richardson scored eight apiece, and Perla Bautista added six.
In Friday’s 50-18 win over Florin, Richardson had 12 points and seven rebounds, Dodson 11 points, Ellie Savage 10 points, and Victoria Solorio nine rebounds.
Wolves’ Gramlick rules tourney
American Canyon’s Lucas Gramlick won the 285-pound championship and was named Most Valuable Wrestler of the Vista del Lago Invitational on Saturday in Folsom.
The Wolves who made the trip also included Aaron Villa Carlos, who placed sixth at 138 pounds.
Other American Canyon wrestlers competed Saturday in the Vallejo Invitational, where their tournament champions were Maylin Reyes (101 pounds), Maricela Seronio (106), Yvonne Cruz (116) and Angelina Ramirez (137).
The Wolves who placed second were Alexis Schueller (165), Lillian Gramlick (189), Nate Pult (106), Devin Wakin (110), Jonathan Su (138), Justin Del Rosario (145), Fabian Moreno (152), Glen Garduce (220), EJ Beronilla (140) and Elijah Beronilla (100).
Their third-place finishers were Marben Centeno (180), Jason Hester (106), Christian Gomez (132), Ezekiel Anderson (145), Davion Salanga (152) and Angelina Turner (140).
Their fourth-place finishers were Gabriel Camacho (106), Benjamin Gomez (120), Devin Garingarao (126), Ivan Romero (138), Joshua Ricafort (140), Evandrick Bagta (152), Colten Pittman (160), Joshua Garduce (182), Shannon McClinton (195) and Ronald Hamilton (285).
Braves medal at Vallejo tourney
Justin-Siena had five medalists at the Vallejo Invitational on Saturday.
Jacob Guiducci won a gold medal, notching two first-period pins and a 19-2 technical fall, while Tommy Lopez earned a silver medal with two pins.
The Braves’ bronze medalists were Helen Neidhoefer, Hung Tran and JP Negueloua. Trace Cosgrove placed fourth and Nathan Lowenstein fifth.
“It was a good day of wrestling that included teams from the Monticello Empire League and Solano County,” Justin-Siena co-coach Jason Guiducci said. “We seemed to win more matches as the day wore on against some pretty strong programs. The kids finished well, and that is always a good sign.”
The Braves will host St. Patrick-St. Vincent at 6 p.m. Wednesday in their annual Catholic Cup Dual.
Varsity Boys Basketball
De Anza 68, American Canyon 44
The Wolves (1-1) fell in El Sobrante on Saturday, despite 10 points from Roman Madayag and nine from Malik Ghiden.
Piner 58, St. Helena 50
The Saints were down 10 points with six minutes left.
A full court press and defensive stops, combined with clutch shots on offense cut Piner’s lead to two with three minutes left in Friday’s nonleague game.
Unfortunately, the Saints committed some costly turnovers down the stretch that determined the final result.
The young Saints squad battled the entire game against heavy pressure from Piner.
Ethan Battistini had 18 points and five rebounds, Christian Iano had eight points, Olie Russum had seven points, Collin Darrall had six points and two assists, Ryan Rockwood had five points, three rebounds and three assists, and Nick Jewerowski had six points and five rebounds.
Vacaville Christian 46, Justin-Siena 43
Sophomore guard Liam McDevitt had a game high 18 points and senior Cole Cummings finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Justin-Siena 46, Nueva 29
Chris Vaziri had 10 points and 10 rebounds at the Albany High Invitational.
John Nessman had 10 points and connected on three 3-pointers.
Liam McDevitt had 10 points, four assists and three steals.
The Braves jumped out to an early 14-7 lead in the first quarter behind some good ball movement and the sharp shooting of Nessman, a senior forward, who was 3-of-5 from three-point distance.
The Mavericks cut the lead down to three midway through the third quarter.
But with Vaziri, a senior forward, cleaning up the glass all night and coming up with some key baskets down the stretch, Justin-Siena was able to secure its first win of the season.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Napa reaches tourney final
The Napa boys soccer team improved to 3-0 with a 3-0 win over Bethel on Friday and a 1-0 win over Saint Mary’s-Albany on Saturday in the Napa Valley Cup at Memorial Stadium.
As the winners of Pool A, the Indians will take on Pool B winner Vallejo at 6 p.m. Monday. The Red Hawks (0-0-2) advanced by tying both Pioneer and Benicia by 2-2 scores.
Napa opened its season Nov. 28 with a 2-0 home win over De La Salle, which fell to Berkeley in a penalty kick shootout after two overtimes in last year’s North Coast Section Division I final.
Julio Alonzo scored the first goal on an assist by Eduardo Blancas, who in turn scored the second goal on an assist by Mateo Villanueva.
Justin-Siena 3, San Marin 3
Justin-Siena allowed three goals within the first 30 minutes of the game.
In the final moments of the first half, the Braves managed to earn back a goal with the initial shot coming from Vincent Fuentes, and the rebound going to Sebastian Suarez.
In the second half, it was a whole different game. The Braves dominated possession, ball control and the tempo of the game. The Braves scored two more goals, one from Vincent Fuentes and the other coming from Daniel Saucedo.
Will Melancon, Eric Gutierrez, Chris Gutierrez and Arturo Fernandez played well.