Thursday Feb 02 2012
Rocklin High School
By: Andrew Hazard Placer Herald Correspondent
BOYS BASKETBALL Rocklin High School varsity boys basketball team who had a couple of losses last week and will be looking to get back on track. Rocklin (1-4 Sierra Foothill League, 4-18 overall) hosts Del Oro (5-0, 15-7) Friday. This game is a matchup between the top team in the SFL and one tied for fifth. Rocklin only averages 40.7 points per game with junior guard Devin Moss (10.9 ppg) leading the team. Coincidentally, the Golden Eagles only average 40.7 ppg, as well. It Rocklin can stop senior forward Alan Kidwell (10.8 ppg and 6.7 rebounds per game) and senior guard Jordan Broyles (9.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg) the Thunder could get the win. At Roseville _ Rocklin’s second game of the week is on the road against the Tigers (3-2, 12-10) on Feb. 8. The Bengals spread the ball around. Marcus Garcia (11.1 ppg), Cole Jacobs (11.7 ppg), Andrew Schmidt (13.6 ppg) and Latrelle Swayne (11.0 ppg) are putting up double digits. Rocklin has two difficult games so it will be interesting to see how they handle the pressure. GIRLS BASKETBALL The Rocklin varsity girls begin the week on the road against Del Oro (4-1, 12-10) tonight. Del Oro averages 49.5 ppg; in their first meeting the gold-and-black won by two. The Golden Eagles have a one-two punch in junior Stephanie Geyer (14.3 ppg, 13 rpg) and junior guard Brianna Ruiz (15.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 3.3 assist per game). The Thunder has to stop Geyer; a force at both ends of the court. If Rocklin senior guard Joie Camalo (13.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg) and junior guard Lydia Summers (10.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg) can stay one step ahead of Del Oro’s duo they could earn the win. At Roseville _ Rocklin (3-2, 12-10) must travel to Tiger Town (1-4, 4-17) on Feb. 7. Roseville is only putting up 34.4 points a contest. Senior forward Lollie Fitzpatrick (10.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg) is the team’s leading scorer. If Rocklin stops Fitzpatrick they should get the win. The Thunder has two winnable games. They are currently ranked 14th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Power Ratings.