Gridley's junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams both won the tournament at Hamilton City. The varsity boys beat Quincy 57-40 and Mt. Shasta 58-47 to capture their second tournament crown of the year. Zane McFarlane was selected as the tournament's MVP and Scott Peck was All-Tournament.
Gridley's junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams both won the tournament at Hamilton City. The varsity boys beat Quincy 57-40 and Mt. Shasta 58-47 to capture their second tournament crown of the year.
Zane McFarlane was selected as the tournament's MVP and Scott Peck was All-Tournament.
The Bulldogs dominated the second and third quarters against the Trojans, outscoring them 18-6 and 15-8, respectively. McFarlane scored 18, while Anthony Paredes scored seven, Vincent Spring and Kris Dirks scored six, Israel Garcia scored five, Daniel Carmona and Trevor Scott scored four, Josh Pippitt, Bryan Monzon and Ty Nichols scored two, and Ian Haymond had one.
Against the Bears, the Bulldogs took a one-point lead into the half, then outscored them 34-24 in the second half for their second win. Peck led Gridley with 11 points, while Monzon had 10, Garcia had nine, Scott had six, McFarlane had six, Pippitt had five, Nichols had four, Dirks had three, and Spring and Paredes had two.
The Bulldogs are now 7-3 going into winter break. All three of their losses came at the Gridley Invitational Basketball Tournament. Their next game is at home against Colusa on January 7. They'll also play in the Corning Tournament that weekend.
Live Oak 68, Lindhurst 73
The Lions fell to 4-6 on the year after losing to Lindhurst on Thursday as they were trying to put together back-to-back wins for only the second time this year. They beat Biggs two days earlier.
Live Oak has surrendered 70 or more points in two previous losses, but were much closer in this game. Markus Hackett scored 28, and Sumeet Pamma scored 18.
The Lions will return from winter break and play in the East Nicolaus Tournament beginning on January 8 and going through January 10.
Gridley 45, River Valley 29
An 18-7 first quarter and 12-1 third quarter helped the Lady Bulldogs head into the winter break with their fifth win of the season, bringing them to 5-5.
McKenna Cox led all scorers with 16 points, while Erica Plasencia had seven, Lily Struble and Sheena Ruggirello had six, Kacy Blenn had five, Carmen Villalobos had three and Amber McIntire had two.
Plasencia and Blenn each had three assists in the game, while Blenn also led the team with three of their 11 steals. Shyler Stewart had two assists and two steals. Ruggirello and Cox had two blocks each. Cox had five rebounds and Villalobos had four.
Hayley Thompson led River Valley with 13 points.
Gridley's next game is on January 7 at Colusa (7-4).
Biggs 16, Durham 55
Biggs 29, Hoopa Valley 52
The Lady Wolverines fell to 4-7 after losing their first two games at the Orland Tournament. They return to action on January 7 with a road game at Westwood High School. They have six straight road games after the break, and return to Biggs on January 27 against Los Molinos.