PREP ROUNDUP: Tull sisters propel Gridley past Live Oak
Freshman point guard Kennedy Tull continued her strong play by scoring a team-high 16 points and Gridley High’s girls basketball team followed up its third-place finish at the Orland Tournament with a 53-34 victory over Live Oak on Tuesday night at Ron Pritchard Gymnasium in Live Oak.
Older sister Maddyson Tull recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Lauren Erickson chipped in with eight points and six boards to help the cause for the Bulldogs.
Ellie Miskin was a force for the Lions with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while fellow senior captain Leslie Fregoso finished with 10 points.
Gridley (7-6) will take a week off before playing at the Lincoln Invitational on Dec. 28. Live Oak (7-3) returns to play on Jan. 11 against Durham after winter break.
River Valley 66, Cordova 40
In Yuba City – Vannessa Gonzalez netted a game-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds and a pair of steals, and the Falcons led from start to finish in an easy nonleague victory over the Lancers at Falcon Gymnasium.
Jasmin Gill added 11 points and two steals, and Vikatolia Po’oi had 10 points and seven rebounds for River Valley, which led 33-17 at halftime and finished with 15 steals as a team.
The Falcons (5-6) will return to court on Dec. 28 at the Lincoln Invitational.
River Valley throttled Cordova 54-9 in junior varsity action. Leading the way for the Falcons (8-1) were Janessa Conrique with 13 points, Izzy Tinoco with 12 points and Jersey Lee with 10 points.
Colusa 49, Sutter 43
In Sutter – Edith Moreno dropped in a team-high 16 points and Abby Huskey hit two big jumpers down the stretch to propel the RedHawks past the Huskies.
Huskey ended the night with 11 points and Annie Lay helped the cause with eight more for Colusa (5-7), which will host East Nicolaus on Thursday.
Macie Purbaugh finished with a game-high 18 points, and twin sisters Sienna and Zianna Handal added 10 points each for Sutter. The Huskies (2-7) return after Christmas to play in the Casa Roble Tournament starting Dec. 28.
The RedHawks also claimed the junior varsity contest, 53-45. Kaytlyn Aleman scored 18 points and Emma McConville had 12 for Sutter (5-4).
Golden Sierra 52, Marysville 29
In Marysville – The Indians took on the Grizzlies with just six players and couldn’t keep pace in a loss at home.
Elisa Canty-Abdallah scored 12 points and Natalie De Dios went 3 for 4 from 3-point range while scoring nine points to lead the way for Marysville. The Indians (4-7) will look to bounce back tonight at East Nicolaus.
Delta 37, Faith Christian 24
In Yuba City – Brianna Brennan, Lilly Elliott and Emme Hurn scored six points each in the Lions’ loss to the Saints.
Faith Christian (1-7) will return to the court on Dec. 28 at home against El Dorado Adventist.
Marysville 55, Golden Sierra 50
In Marysville – The Indians led by 13 at halftime and blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter before rallying back in the fourth to edge the Grizzlies at Lesta Joubert Gymnasium.
Malakai Harris led the way in the win with 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals. Kameron Klein added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Kevin Scheive finished with eight points and seven rebounds for Marysville (5-6), which hosts El Camino on Thursday.
Marysville’s junior varsity team picked up its second win of the season with a 91-39 victory. Wyatt Sharp finished with 21 points and five rebounds, and Jagir Johal notched a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Indians (2-5).
Colusa 66, Sutter 47
In Colusa – Gerry Moreno and Tylor Gerrard continued their strong play in the paint, with both recording double-doubles in the RedHawks’ victory over the Huskies.
Moreno finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, and Gerrard tallied 11 points and 18 rebounds for Colusa, which broke the game open by outscoring Sutter 23-6 in the second quarter. Conner Saso and Blake Steidlmayer also chipped in with 14 points each in the victory.
The RedHawks (10-2) continue nonleague play on Thursday at East Nicolaus.
Austin Peterson also recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Gavin Grewal filled up the stat sheet with 10 points, six rebounds, six blocks and five assists for Sutter. The Huskies (1-8) will take more than a week off before competing at the Lindhurst Blazer Holdiay Classic on Dec. 28.
Colusa also won the junior varsity game, 51-39. Irvin Raju had 12 points and Ayden Hurksey added nine in the loss for Sutter (4-8)
Faith Christian 63, Delta 23
In Yuba City – The Lions roared to a 47-11 at halftime and never looked back en route to a blowout victory over the Saints at C.A. Summy Gymnasium.
Zach Rodriguez matched Delta all by himself with a game-high 23 points, and Nikko Rodriguez, Tye Morrison and Jeremiah Savage added nine points each in the win for Faith Christian. The Lions (10-1) host Rio Vista today.
Gridley 56, Live Oak 42
In Gridley – Tyler Little turned in a monster game with 21 points, 19 rebounds and four assists to power the Bulldogs past the Lions at Farmer’s Hall.
Brian Wilkerson also filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, six assists and four steals, and Randy Miller tacked on seven points for Gridley (9-4).
No information was reported by Live Oak (5-6).
West Campus 59, Yuba City 43
In Yuba City – The Honkers trailed only 30-23 at halftime but were outscored 19-9 in the pivotal third quarter in a loss to the Warriors at Honker Gym.
Bryce Rogers finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, and Gerardo Avila had seven points and nine rebounds to lead the way for Yuba City. The Honkers (5-7) will look to bounce back when they travel to play at the Fairfield Invitational on Dec. 28.
The Honkers’ junior varsity team picked up a 50-40 win over West Campus. Nathan Flores scored 23 points and Matthew Biggins added 14 for Yuba City (6-2).
Lincoln 70, Lindhurst 38
In Olivehurst – The Blazers fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a nonleague loss to a talented Fighting Zebras squad.
Arnold Arias scored 13 points to lead the way for Lindhurst (3-4), which travels to play Woodland Christian on Thursday.
Biggs 69, Mercy 60
In Red Bluff – Tucker Bennett scored 20 points, and Tyler Cole and Kameron Smith added 15 points each to lead the Wolverines past the Warriors.
Eli Melendez rounded out the leaders with 10 points for Biggs (4-6), which travels to Hamilton City on Thursday.
Mt. Shasta 76, East Nicolaus 37
In Trowbridge – The Spartans fell behind 12-2 to start the game and never recovered in a nonleague loss to the Bears.
David Earhart scored nine points and Bobby Gander had six to lead the way for East Nicolaus (3-6).
Live Oak 6, Oroville 0
In Oroville – Powered by Baylee Alvarado’s four goals in the first half, the Lions were able to sail past the Tigers in their final game before winter break.
Bella Goodson opened the match with a quick score before Alvarado took over by scoring the next four to make it 5-0 at halftime. With the game in hand, Kim Figueroa chipped in with the sole goal in the second half.
The Lions (6-4-2) will play at Williams on Jan. 9.
Sutter 8, Durham 0
In Durham – Kendall England and Julia Tarke scored three goals each, and the Huskies headed into winter break on a four-game winning streak with a convincing win over the Trojans.
Tarke also contributed with a trio of assists, while England added another. Clarissa Carlos and Hailey McPeters both notched a goal and an assist, and goalkeeper Laci Landis maintained the shutout for Sutter’s third clean sheet of the season.
The Huskies (6-2-2) return to the field on Jan. 4 when they host Dixon.
Colusa 9, Los Molinos 1
In Colusa – The RedHawks scored three goals in the first half and another six in the second to cruise to an easy nonleague victory over the Bulldogs.
Victor Hernandez and Dominic Garcia both netted a pair of goals, and Cristoval Guzman, Leo Guzman, Alejandro Rico, Lucas Garin and and Manuel Lomeli added a goal each in the blowout. Mario Galvan assisted on three of the goals, while Garcia, Victor Hernandez, Cristoval Guzman, Jesus Hernandez and Christian Velez assisted on the others.
Colusa (5-3-1) will host Oroville in another nonleague match on Thursday before beginning winter break.
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Lindhurst 50, Western Sierra 14
In Rocklin – Reina Schwan finished with 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blazers to their first win of the season.
Maggie Quintana had 11 points and six rebounds, and Lily Yang had 10 points and five assists for Lindhurst (1-5).