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Basketball Preview

Rocklin High School
By: Andrew Hazard Placer Herald Sports Correspondent
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BOYS BASKETBALL The Rocklin High School varsity boys basketball team finished the week with an excellent 57-54 victory over Woodcreek at home. The Thunder is now 1-2 in the Sierra Foothill League and 4-16 overall. Rocklin’s upcoming week is pretty easy, all things considered. The Thunder only have one game, they play at Nevada Union (0-3 SFL, 10-10 overall) on Jan. 26. The Thunder is averaging 55 points per game, while junior guard Devin Moss (12.3 points per game) accounts for the majority of Rocklin’s points. Moss is going to need to be on his game to assure the victory. Nevada Union averages 56.2 ppg and likes to spread the ball around. Junior guard Ian Davis (14.2 ppg) is the Miners’ leading scorer. Davis versus Moss should be an intriguing matchup. Whoever gets the upper-hand in that head-to-head should win the game. Sierra Foothill League Boys Basketball Standings Team W L GB Off Def Dif Del Oro 3 0 - 58.1 47.9 10.3 Roseville 3 0 - 60.5 58.0 2.6 Granite Bay 2 1 1 64.2 61.9 2.3 Rocklin 1 2 2 55.0 66.2 -11.2 Nevada U 0 3 3 56.2 54.8 1.4 Woodcreek 0 3 3 53.9 59.6 -5.7 W – wins, L – losses, GB – games behind, Off – scoring average, Def – opponent’s average, Dif - difference GIRLS BASKETBALL Sierra Foothill League Girls Basketball Standings Team W L GB Off Def Dif Del Oro 3 0 - 50.7 44.3 6.4 Nevada U 3 9 - 51.9 46.8 5.1 Woodcreek 1.5 .5 1.5 49.4 45.0 4.4 Rocklin 1 2 2 53.3 45.9 7.4 Granite Bay .5 2.5 2.5 42.7 51.7 -9.1 Roseville 0 3 3 33.7 47.7 -14.0 W – wins, L – losses, GB – games behind, Off – scoring average, Def – opponent’s average, Dif - difference The Rocklin varsity girls basketball team ended last week with a disappointing 50-47 loss in at Nevada Union. It was the eighth game the girls in blue have lost by four points or less this season. In the upcoming week the Thunder (1-2 SFL, 10-10 overall) have one home game and one game on the road. Rocklin will first take on Woodcreek (1-1-1, 13-6-1) at home on Jan. 27. The combination of Joie Camalo (13.1 ppg, 3.8 rebounds per game and 3.4 steals per game) and Lydia Summers (10.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 2.5 spg) must play well to stop the Timberwolves. Woodcreek is going to be a tough opponent for Rocklin but playing at home might just be what the Thunder needs to get the victory. Rocklin ends the week on the road against Del Oro (3-0, 13-8) on Feb. 2. The Thunder lost a heartbreaker to the Golden Eagles in their opening league game. Del Oro averages 50.7 ppg. The Golden Eagles have a great one-two punch of its own in junior Stephanie Geyer (15.1 ppg, 13.4 rpg) and junior guard Brianna Ruiz (14.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.4 apg). The Thunder has to find a way to stop Geyer, who has been a force on both ends of the court. Rocklin has a couple of tough games coming up but if they can get a couple wins they will have a winning record in the SFL.