PREP ROUNDUP: Hayes scores 36, Yuba City rolls
Matt Hayes couldn't miss at Woodland on Tuesday night.
The Yuba City High senior hit eight 3-pointers (seven in the first half), part of a 36-point effort, and the Honkers routed the Wolves 75-47 to stay undefeated in the Tri-County Conference.
Hayes also pulled down 12 rebounds for his 19th consecutive double-double.
Junior Gurpreet Singh scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and senior Gagan Purewal added eight for Yuba City (12-8, 4-0).
The Honkers face rival River Valley on Friday night.
River Valley 56, Inderkum 44
Trailing 26-18 at halftime, the Falcons mounted a big-time comeback at Falcon Gymnasium.
River Valley outscored the Tigers 25-14 in the fourth quarter to come away with the TCC win.
Manik Thiara scored 27 points and had nine rebounds.
Jordan Noall scored eight, Jake Phillips had seven and Anthony Boykin scored six points. Boykin led the Falcons (15-4, 3-1) with 11 rebounds.
Valley Christian 98, Faith Christian 74
The battle of the Lions went to Valley.
The Lions from Roseville and their run-and-gun offense was a little too much for Faith as Valley's Jason Gish drained nine 3-pointers and finished with 34 points.
The full-court pressure defense portion of that system gave Faith (16-3, 5-1) fits.
With the victory, Valley moves into sole possession of first place in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League.
Senior Blake Lavin scored 15 for Faith, junior Micah Atkins and senior Spencer Iskikian each added 12 and Jesse Clark had 11.
Faith will look to bounce back in Friday's homecoming game against Lutheran.
Live Oak 54, Pierce 37
Buljit Dhami couldn't be more pleased with his Lions' defensive output following Live Oak's crucial Sacramento Valley League road win.
The Lions (8-7, 2-1) smothered the Bears — Aaron Pamma grabbed four steals to go with his nine points — and crashed the boards — Alex Martinez pulled down 14 rebounds to go with his 19 points — to halt the Bears (10-5, 3-1) and their four-game win streak.
Jasnit Mahal added 11 points, while Ca los Venegas chipped in six.
Gridley 56, Winters 39
Mat Scott scored 15 points and Ryker Canada added 10 to lead the Bulldogs at Farmer's Hall over the Warriors in a Butte View League win.
Aaron Medina scored eight and Mike Fenn added seven for Gridley (9-10, 2-1) which has the week off before facing Wheatland on Tuesday.
East Nicolaus 71, Esparto 28
Riley Shill scored 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to lead the Spartans in a lopsided home victory in the Mid-Valley League.
Ty Shill added eight for the Spartans (9-11, 3-1).
New Life Christian 65, Trinity Prep 35
David Tracy scored 13 points to lead the Crusaders on the home carpet.
Thomas Marquette and Tyler Treat each added 11 and Jordan Sullivan put up 10 points to lead New Life (9-8), which improved to 4-0 in the Northern Pacific Athletic Conference.
East Nicolaus 45, Esparto 37
Denise Kendrick had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Spartans in a MVL victory over Esparto at home.
Katie Michel scored 10 points and Darleen Herrin pulled down 11 rebounds to lead East Nicolaus (17-3, 3-1), which will travel to Hamilton City on Friday night.
Live Oak 65, Pierce 51
Amyah Clark scored 21 points, her sister Anijah added 15 and the Lions bested the Bears in a SVL matchup at Ron Pritchard Gym.
Paulina Heredia scored 11 points to go with seven rebounds and Lucero Topete scored eight for Live Oak (12-5, 2-1). Anijah Clark had eight rebounds and four assists.
Orland 67, Sutter 41
Erika Larsen scored 13 points, had 16 rebounds and blocked eight shots in a road BVL loss to the Trojans.
Destiny Stevenson scored 10 points and Jaelyn Hoffman added nine for Sutter (7-12, 1-2).
Maxwell 52, Mercy 42
Kaily McKinley scored 18 points, Andi Robledo added 12 and Ashley Azevedo put up 11 points for Maxwell (9-8, 2-3) in the Tri-Cities League victory in Red Bluff.
Yuba City 51, Inderkum 21
The Honkers dominated the Tigers in a TCC dual meet in Sacramento, picking up eight victories by pin.
This victory sets up a big showdown next week with River Valley for a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section team playoffs.
Senior 170-pounder Julian Saavedra and 184-pounder Diego Herrejon made successful returns from injuries with victories by pin.
Isaac Bishop (115), Spencer Malugani (128), Brandon Bailey (160), Bryce Androus (197), Westley McMahon (227) and Christian Diaz (287) all won by pin.
Shannon Casaulong (152) won by decision for the Honkers (2-2 in TCC).
Lindhurst 49, Mesa Verde 24
Five Blazers won by pin in a GEL victory over the Mavericks.
Thongsai Thanadab (108), Armante Gonzalez (140), Michale Hernandez (160), Richard Yanez (197) and Brandon Mason (220) all recorded victories by pin for Lindhurst.
Jake Hughes (115) won by a 9-3 decision and Edgar Rivera (145) won by a 15-4 major decision for the Blazers (13-4, 4-0).
Capital Christian 60, Marysville 21
Edward Rodriguez (120) and Michael Lawson (128) each won by pin for the Indians in a GEL dual meet.
Chris Schuy was victorious in a 5-4 decision.
Sutter 3, Oroville 0
Erika Linch scored two goals and dished out an assist in a BVL win for the Huskies in Oroville.
Jayden Garcia scored the third goal and Hailey Fear picked up an assist for the Huskies (13-3-1, 7-0-1).
Live Oak 7, Pierce 0
Alma Gutierrez scored four goals and added an assist to help power the Lions past the Bears in a SVL-I match in Live Oak.
Vanessa Salazar had two goals, Clarissa Herrera tallied a goal and four assists and Alexis Lopez added two assists as well in the victory for Live Oak (6-3, 3-1).
Colusa 3, Williams 0
Sandra MacPherson, Sami Espindola and Kaytlin Lorenzini all scored goals in the SVL-II match for the RedHawks in Williams.
MacPherson had two assists and coach Randy Watt said Ashleigh Biggs played well at goalkeeper for Colusa (6-3, 4-1).
Live Oak 9, Pierce 0
The Lions led 3-0 at the half and scored six more in the second to rout the Bears in a SVL-I match at home.
Armando Araujo had a hat trick and Jose Cueller scored two goals to lead the Lions (12-1-1, 4-1) on offense.
Pedro Valencia, Abraham Cuevas, Jose Vargas and Victor Ziranda each added goals for Live Oak.
Coach Mike Owen said Joel Cibrian was solid in goal, with additional defense provided by Rene Martinez, Jose Medina and Ismael Esparza.
Sutter 2, Oroville 0
Sam Ruxton scored on an assist from Collin Olmstead and Ruxton assisted Weston Childers on the other score to lead the Huskies in a BVL matchup in Oroville.
Logan Zigenmeyer and Corey Wilhelm played well on defense for the Huskies (11-6-2, 5-2-1).
Williams 5, Colusa 1
Adrian Garcia scored on a free kick, but the RedHawks (2-9-2, 0-4-1) dropped an SVL-II match on the road to their Colusa-County rival.
Coach Dan Kiely credited Manuel Garcia and Eddy Reyes with solid defensive play and Fernando Amador made 13 saves.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 64, Woodland 27
Travis Blas scored 23 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the Honkers to a TCC win. Arandeep Dhillion scored nine, pulled down 12 rebounds and tallied six blocks. Tanner McAlister scored 10 and had five assists for the Honkers (12-9, 4-0).
Inderkum 63, River Valley 53
TJ Dove scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Falcons (13-6, 3-1) in the TCC home loss. Gurtej Singh scored 17 points, while Isaiah Halstead added six points and eight boards.
Pierce 56, Live Oak 39
Lareb Khan scored nine points to lead the Lions (1-11, 0-3) in a SVL loss in Arbuckle.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
East Nicolaus 34, Esparto 29
Sara Sullivan scored a team-high 19 points and Sara Cater added five to lead the Lady Spartans (3-17, 1-3) to a MVL win.
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuba City 81, Woodland 34
John Horn scored 23 points, Parker Lowe scored 16 more and the Honkers (7-11, 2-0) crushed the Wolves on the road in a TCC game.
Angel Hernandez added 11 points for Yuba City.