PREP ROUNDUP: Lindhurst falls to Capital Christian in Golden Empire League opener
Marysville edged by Dixon
In a rematch of last year's Golden Empire League co-champions, Capital Christian bested Lindhurst 61-46 on Tuesday night in Sacramento in both team's 2013 GEL opener.
The Cougars, ranked No. 4 by the Sacramento Bee, are the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champions.
Devin Ward led Lindhurst with 16 points and fellow senior Cedrick Thomas added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Blazers (9-9, 0-1).
Lindhurst will try to bounce back at home on Friday against Mesa Verde.
Dixon 61, Marysville 58
In Marysville — Senior Brandon Graves tallied 23 points and eight rebounds, but the Indians squandered a six-point, fourth-quarter lead in a loss to the Rams in their GEL opener.
Brayden Bartolome finished with nine points in the loss for Marysville (5-13, 0-1).
Sutter 41, West Valley 38
In Cottonwood — Brandon Chambers scored 15 points and Brandon Stevenson pitched in with 13 more to lead the Huskies past the Eagles in their final nonleague tuneup.
Sutter coach Bernie DiDario praised the effort of Austin Webster, who did a good job on defense and in the rebounding department.
The Huskies (12-5) begin Butte View League play on Wednesday at Wheatland.
Anderson 65, Wheatland 59
In Wheatland — Jimmy Pipkins scored 23 points and Khalil Collier dropped in 13 of his own as the Pirates fell to the Cubs in a nonleague contest.
Wheatland (10-5) will host Live Oak today and will travel to play Hamilton on Friday to wrap up its nonleague slate.
East Nicolaus 63, Colusa 51
In Nicolaus — Drew Orr scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore Dylan Thornsberry added 12 in his varsity debut to help lift the Spartans past the RedHawks in a nonleague contest.
Ty Shill chipped in with 10 points for East Nicolaus, which improved to 4-8 overall with the win.
R.J. Phillips scored 17 points and Kevin Buenrostro had 15 to lead Colusa (6-9).
Gridley 56, Willows 32
In Gridley — Tyler Abrego scored 18 points to lead the charge for the Bulldogs in a nonleague game.
Leo Espinoza added 10 points, while Juan Magana and Emery Haddy each chipped in six points for Gridley (11-7).
New Life Chr. 76, Woodland Poly 30
In Woodland — The Crusaders cruised past Woodland Poly in a nonleague game thanks to Lovedeep Singh's 27 points and nine rebounds.
Tyler Treat turned in a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He also added three blocks, while Kobe Bancroft chipped in eight points for New Life (7-5).
Granite Bay 56, River Valley 51
In Yuba City — Taylor Massengale recorded a double-double and Jagreet Gasol scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds, but it wasn't enough in a nonleague game for the Falcons.
Massengale scored 12 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and four steals, while Amrita Dale chipped eight points for River Valley (10-6).
Colusa 43, East Nicolaus 34
In Nicolaus — Emily Mobley recorded 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, and Mattie Myers scored 11 points and doled out a pair of assists to help lift the RedHawks to a nonleague victory over the Spartans.
Savannah Miller added six points, Teale Stacey had seven rebounds and three steals, and Paige Townzen finished with four rebounds and four assists in the win for Colusa (8-6).
Rio Linda 69, Yuba City 32
In Yuba City — Alisha Aery led the Honkers with 10 points, while Nicole Piper grabbed 10 boards to go with her five points. With the loss, the Honkers slipped to 3-12.
Colusa 3, Durham 2
In Colusa — Adrian Garcia scored two goals as the RedHawks edged the Trojans in a nonleague match.
Tony Rico added the other goal for Colusa and Gustavo Sanchez picked up two assists for Colusa (4-5-1).
Colusa coach Dan Kiely praised the play of fullbacks Jose Santana, Fernando Morales, Luis Padilla and Pedro Lopez. Kiely also said Felipe Granados and Alfonso Ruiz were superb at halfback.
Goalkeeper Fernando Amador made 11 saves in goal for the RedHawks.
Sutter 7, Gridley 0
In Sutter — Erika Linch scored four goals, Jayden Garcia added two more and the Huskies blanked the Bulldogs in a BVL match under the Sutter Buttes.
Hailey Fear tacked on a goal for the Huskies (12-2, 7-0), while Garcia assisted two goals and Linch made an assist of her own. Kelsey Graham also had an assist.
Devan Reische made three saves in the shutout and coach Jeff Stanhope said freshman Alyssa McCurry played well defensively.
Lindhurst 59, West Campus 21
In Olivehurst — The Blazers picked up five wins by forfeit and won four matches via pinfall to earn a victory in their GEL dual meet.
Johnathan Hernandez (126 pounds), Teasia Lizama (132), Jesus Yanez (138) and Armante Gonzalez (145) each won by pin for Lindhurst, while Edgar Rivera (170) won by technical fall.
Falcons finish 8th at tourney
In Calaveras — The River Valley wrestling squad took eighth out of 16 teams at the Gordan Hay Invitational at Calaveras High on Saturday.
Jordan Davis led the Falcons with a first-place finish in the 195-pound division. Davis went 4-0 with two wins by pin fall and another by technical fall.
Davis improved to 20-3 this season and is ranked fifth in his weight class in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Harlan Shelton (106) went 3-1 with a pin fall to take second place. Logan Morace took home third place in the 170-pound weight class with a 4-1 finish and two pins.