Woodcreek girls march into Del Oro tourney semis
Woodcreek High School’s girls basketball team continued its early roll with a 64-31 pounding of Colfax on Thursday in the first round of the Lady Eagles Invitational at Del Oro.
Coach Raymond Beck said the Timberwolves (8-1) produced an “excellent defensive effort in both the full court and the half court.”
Woodcreek used a 19-6 third quarter to pull away from a 32-21 halftime lead.
Kayla Gardner and Fia Hoskinson scored 14 points each, and Destiny Standifer had 11.
Woodcreek met El Camino on Friday night. The winner would play either host Del Oro or Chico-Pleasant Valley for the title at 5:30 p.m. today.
West Campus 50, Oakmont 35 — The Vikings (1-4) trailed 29-9 at halftime in the first round of the 15th annual Chavez Christmas Classic in Lincoln.
Oakmont, starting the season with three players that have varsity experience, missed 11 layups.
“The good news is that it is early in the season and these young ladies don’t quit,” coach Al Voigt said. “It’s nothing that a win or two won’t cure.”
Sydney Sattelberg led Oakmont with seven points. Voigt noted that Lexie Morgan came off the bench and worked hard, and the Vikings received “the usual floor-burn effort” from Brittany Martin and Olivia Francis.
Antelope 55, Roseville 33 — Lollie Fitzpatrick led the Tigers (1-9) with 15 points in their loss to the Titans (4-1).
McClatchy 78, Granite Bay 66 — The Grizzlies (1-5) led 38-35 at halftime but were outscored by the Lions 29-15 in the third quarter Tuesday.
Katrina Reeves led Granite Bay with 23 points. Samantha Huhtala scored 16 points and Jennifer Manduca 13.
Del Campo 58, Roseville 55 — The Tigers (4-7) fought back from a 14-3 deficit and had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds of their first-round game in the Maverick Varsity Classic at Mesa Verde, but a shot and two attempted put-backs wouldn’t fall.
Andrew Schmidt led a balanced offense with 13 points, and Latrelle Swayne, Brandon Butler and Cole Jacobs each scored 11. Marcus Garcia had nine points for Roseville.
The Tigers scored 37 points in the second half, but defensive rebounding and a 9-of-19 effort at the free throw line hurt Roseville.
“We just have to start putting 32 minutes together on both ends of the floor,” coach Greg Granucci said.
Valley Christian 96, Bradshaw Christian 66 — Daniel Lazaresku led four players in double figures with 17 points, and the Lions powered past Bradshaw in the first round of the Viking Classic on Thursday at Victory Christian.
Kris Kobzeff scored 16 points, Wright Hagerty 13 and Levi Hagerty 12 for Valley Christian (2-3).
Valley Christian 60, Sacramento Waldorf 57 — Zach Sween scored eight of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, and Nick O’Connor and Forest Ryan each made two free throws down the stretch to lift the Lions (3-2) on Tuesday.
Ryan scored 10 points for Valley Christian, which was coming off a second-place effort in the Sutter tournament last weekend.