Roseville’s Crabb, Yuba College are headed to state final four

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Roseville High School graduate Kevin Crabb had 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots and a huge defensive play late to help send Yuba to the California Community College Athletic Association state championship final four this weekend.

The 49ers held off Santa Rosa 73-70 on Saturday night before the largest home crowd in the history of the Yuba gym. Yuba (32-3), the No. 1 seed in Northern California, will play south No. 2 Antelope Valley (24-7) at 5 p.m. Saturday in the state semifinals at Cosumnes River College in south Sacramento. South No. 1 Citrus (28-1) will meet North No. 2 Fresno City (31-3) in the other semifinal. The championship game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Crabb gave the 49ers a 71-68 lead with 27 seconds remaining when he caught a missed shot in mid-air and beat the shot clock, according to the Marysville Appeal Democrat’s website

“The dude tipped it, and I caught it and went up,” said Crabb, quoted by the website. “We needed a bucket, and it happened to go in. It was huge.”

The 6-foot-8 Crabb and 6-6 teammate De’Aundray Robinson combined to block a shot by Santa Rosa (26-6), and a free throw by Anthony Romero of Rocklin made it 73-70. The Bear Cubs missed a desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer.

Cody Kale of Rocklin scored 12 points, and Romero and former Del Oro star Spencer Butterfield scored 11 apiece.

“It was all about heart,” the website quoted Crabb as saying. “We’ve been through so much, and to be down seven in our home gym in front of the biggest crowd ever ... everybody on the whole team stepped up.”

Jessup lands four on All-Pac team

Granite Bay High School graduates Anthony Anderson and Preston Bramow were two of four William Jessup University players named to the All-California Pacific Conference team, which was announced Monday.

Anderson averaged 12.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game and earned a second-team honor for the second year in row. He ranks second all-time in Jessup history with 119 three-pointers and a free throw percentage of 83.5.

Bramow averaged 9.5 points and 5.3 rebounds and received an honorable-mention honor. He was a second-team selection last season.

Jessup senior Marqus Crawford led the team in scoring (14.6), rebounding (six) and steals (two) and was voted onto the first team. Junior Jordan Wilson of Rocklin was named honorable mention. He averaged 10.1 points on 54.1-percent shooting from the field and 3.5 rebounds.